[Selected Submission] From a Brainwashing Center Guard to a Dafa Practitioner
(Minhhaui.org) I had been working in a remote township and did not hear about Falun Gong until late 2000 when the township officials arrested several Falun Gong practitioners. Out of curiosity, I stopped by the township security office to see what the practitioners looked like.
At the office the security officials questioned those practitioners. A woman who seemed to know me smiled and said to me, "I heard you had rheumatoid arthritis, but did not get cured even after taking many medications. You should consider practicing Falun Gong; that might cure your illness." I laughed, and I did not believe what she said and walked away.
In the same year, the township identified a family that practiced Falun Gong. The township had made many attempts to illegally force them to give up Falun Gone, but had little success. Therefore, this incident was reported to upper level police officers. The police department assigned two of us to collect evidence.
We stayed close to their home and monitored the family's activities. We then reported to the police. One day at 2:00 p.m., a dozen officers came to arrest people from this family. I saw that the husband refused to cooperate. Three officers wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and forcibly dragged him into a vehicle. They did a similar thing with the wife. The 70-year-old grandmother shouted hoarsely, “They are good people! Why do you arrest them? They did not do anything wrong!” The police ignored her and took the couple away.
Guarding a Brainwashing Center, I became a Dafa practitioner
In March 2003, our area held brainwashing sessions for Dafa practitioners. Two practitioners were from my township, and as the township official I had to take turns guarding the local practitioners. We would have to stay with them day and night to stop them from practicing Falun Gong. I had the opportunity to stay with practitioners for more than a year. By guarding them I discovered that they were very nice, easy going, and thought of others first. They did not take any medicine but were full of spirit and healthy. They firmly believed in Dafa and Master.
Over time, slowly I was deeply touched by those practitioners. They really were a group of good people. Their hearts reflected beauty, which made one admire them and worship their belief.
When I was on duty I would ask them to talk to me about Master’s new articles, or parts from the book Zhuan Falun. I listened and felt particularly comfortable. I felt these articles were beautifully written. When they passed around Master’s new article or paragraphs of Zhuan Falun, they would also pass them to me. I would copy them down and study them over and over whenever I had time. As a result, I memorized about forty of Master‘s new articles, “Lunyu”, and the first few pages of Zhuan Falun. Gradually, I wanted to learn the Falun Gong exercises.
One night, I said to the practitioner with whom I stayed, “Can you teach me the exercises?” We waited until the guards completed the second check at 2:00 a.m. She then taught me the five exercises, and I became a Dafa practitioner. I was so blessed with Dafa.
My illness disappeared after Dafa practice
I used to have rheumatoid arthritis. During the time when I was on duty at the brainwash center I frequently carried a large bag of medicine to work and took medicine daily. Later I started studying the Fa and practicing Falun Gong, but I could not let go of the human's thought of illnesses and continued taking the medication. After sharing cultivation experiences with the other practitioners, I gradually had a better understanding of the Fa. One day I threw away all the drugs. After many twists and turns, I had a chance to get a copy of Zhuan Falun. I was so excited and could not wait to read it. I took a simple lunch and read whenever it was possible, and completed that book in one day.
I have read books for more than a dozen years, but have never read such a compelling book. From then on I would study and practice the Fa whenever I could, except when I was at work. Without particularly noticing it, my legs and feet did not hurt at all. My body was so light. I could walk as if I were running, and could get upstairs as if I jumped.
I felt the power of Dafa. I am so grateful for Master’s great compassion and help from the other practitioners. A year after beginning my Dafa practice, my rheumatoid arthritis was completely healed.
From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction