(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, in June 1995. I have never seen Master in person, but in my 21 years of cultivation, I have put my complete faith in Master’s Fa.

I study the Fa diligently and measure myself against nothing but the Fa. I diligently follow Master’s instructions to send forth righteous thoughts to break through each and every trial and tribulation. I also send forth righteous thoughts to dispel the persecution.

That is how I've been able to walk my cultivation path rather smoothly to this day.

Walking Out of a Detention Center

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal to the government. I was arrested, taken back to my hometown, and held in the local detention center.

The guards tried to get me to write a guarantee statement to stop practicing Falun Gong. They threatened to take me to a forced labor camp if I refused.

I remained calm and was not affected by their threats. I told them why I went to appeal in Beijing and about my miraculous experiences from practicing Falun Gong. I also said, “When a doctor cures a person’s illness, that person will be full of gratitude towards the doctor. I was ill for half of my life, but Dafa’s Master cured me in a few days. You are now asking me to betray my Master and slander him. That's impossible.”

They talked to me many times to get me to write a guarantee statement, but each time they talked, I recited Master’s Fa in my mind and didn't hear a word they said.

I was released after a month.

Having Bail Money Returned

Someone from my work unit's security office called me to say that I was allowed to go home from the detention center because they bailed me out. They then listed the terms of my release, “During your bail period, you are not to contact anybody, nor are you allowed to move about freely.”

They sent people to monitor me 24 hours a day, but I refused to be intimidated and just went about my business as usual.

One Friday afternoon, the security chief called me to his office, as there was something important he had to discuss with me. When I got there, three other people showed up. They talked to me for four hours and insisted that I write a guarantee statement, threatening to detain me again.

I simple told them why I could not and would not give up my belief in Falun Gong.

When it was time for them to leave, they said, “We'll give you the weekend to think about it. Come Monday, if you do not produce your statement, you will be taken in to custody.”

My human notions began to surface when I got home, and I thought about leaving the area to avoid being arrested.

As I was thinking this, I received a phone call from a Dafa practitioner who told me about an article on the Minghui website informing practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts at four designated times every day.

I put this into action right away. I knew then that I must not leave, as nobody could harm me if I do what a practitioner must do.

When I was sending forth righteous thoughts that evening, I felt enveloped in a field of strong energy. This happened every time I sent righteous thoughts over the weekend.

The security chief called me on Monday morning and asked in a much friendlier tone, “Are you going to write your statement?”

“No, I won’t write it,” I replied firmly.

“If you don’t write it,” he said, “what am I going to tell people if they ask me?”

I told him, “Your mouth grows on your own head, and that is where your brain is. However you want to tell them is whatever you will say.”

He hung up.

That was the first time I experienced the mighty power of sending forth righteous thoughts. From then on, I have placed great importance to sending righteous thoughts.

Several months later, he called me to his office again. When I showed up, he said, “Your bail period is up. Go to the police station and ask for the return of the bail money. It's yours. However, you'll have to write a statement first.”

I thought, “You still expect me to write something? Impossible!”

I sent forth righteous thoughts and went to the police station with dignity. I retrieved the 3,000 yuan bail money without incident.

From the day Master instructed us to send forth righteous thoughts, I have persisted in doing this without fail, every single day. In recent years, I send forth righteous thoughts at least seven to nine times daily for 30 minutes each time.

The Consequences of Not Fully Denying the Persecution

While I was distributing Dafa informational materials in May 2007, I was arrested and taken to the police station, and later to a detention center.

People at the detention center told me that no one who practiced Falun Gong had ever been set free; they were always sentenced to prison. I later learned that practitioners were given at least a three-year sentence.

My first thought was to deny this arrangement completely. I pleaded for Master's help in my heart. I intensified my righteous thoughts and believed that I could walk out of the detention center because it is not a place where I should be.

I wanted to do my exercises freely, so I initiated contact with the head of the inmates and told her about Falun Gong. I followed the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance in my actions to show her how Dafa practitioners behave.

Inmates were not allowed hot water to wash themselves, except for the elderly and those menstruating. I was the oldest one detained there at the time, being 61, but I never asked for any hot water.

The head of the inmates was touched and showed me great admiration and respect. She even sang my praises to all in the detention center, saying, “Other people fight over hot water, except for the Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong people are truly different from the others.”

She allowed me special dispensation not to participate in any of the hard labor or other mandatory activities, leaving me with plenty of time to study the Fa, do the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts. Whenever I could, I would also tell the inmates and guards about Dafa and the persecution and help them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

Besides sending forth righteous thoughts at the four designated times, I also did it to target those who had anything to do with my arrest or were involved in my case.

When I found out that my case had been transferred from the police department to the Procuratorate, I sent righteous thoughts to have them return my case to the police department for re-examination. My intention was to create a delay so that I would have more time to eliminate the old forces and they would not arrive at a judgment to sentence me.

Looking back, I realized that I had not negated the old forces' planned persecution of me entirely. I was merely fighting the persecution while allowing myself to be persecuted in the detention center.

The day before my court hearing, my attorney told me to plead guilty and said the consequences could be devastating otherwise. “If you admit guilt, your sentence will likely be halved,” he said.

I flatly told him, “Dafa practitioners are all good people. Where is our guilt? I also believe that they will not be able to arrive at a judgment on me.” I spoke with absolute confidence and felt strong.

When the attorney asked how I could be so sure, I responded with Master's words,

“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide' (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Vol. II)

I asked him to tell my family two things: One was that they must not cry when they saw me in court. The other was that they should keep one thought in their hearts and minds–that I will not be sentenced.

The attorney promised to deliver my message.

On the way to court the next day, I started to send forth righteous thoughts. When I saw my family, I did not greet them but continued to send righteous thoughts to clean out the bad elements in the courtroom. I also asked for Master’s help to stop the court officials from committing a crime in persecuting Dafa practitioners.

The court gave my family time to talk to me, but when the judge saw that my family could not persuade me to do the court’s bidding, he merely went through the motions and hastily wrapped up proceedings.

I tried my best to remember the images of each and every prosecutor, judge, juror, and clerk in the courtroom.

Upon my return to the detention center, I sent forth righteous thoughts and pictured those people in my dimensional field. I said to them, “You have been involved in sentencing many Dafa practitioners and have committed grave sins. You will have to repay every single one of them when the time comes. Our Master is compassionate and knows that you are also victims. If you mend your ways, our Master can help you. You can start with not being involved in persecuting me.”

I had a dream about two months later, where my son and daughter-in-law were waiting at the detention center to take me home.

Sure enough, a couple of days later, I was told to pack up my things and be ready to leave.

When I finally laid eyes on my verdict, I was rather emotional. Although the verdict included a lot of fabricated information, it contained the decision made by a Supreme People’s Court to move my case back about a month.

Sadly, because of my failure to deny the old forces completely, even though I had not been sentenced, I had still been held in the detention center for 10 months.

Those 10 months were actually my own doing, because I had said to Master, “I won’t be detained here for more than a year.” When I had been at the detention for about 10 months, I said to Master, “I need to get out of here.”

The Importance of Sending Righteous Thoughts

Ever since I realized the importance and power of sending forth righteous thoughts, I have been diligent and never let up, no matter how busy I am. I will skip a meal to send righteous thoughts.

Because of this mentality that I put into practice, I have found that whatever I do, no matter whether its helping people quit the CCP, distributing flyers, or engaging in other Dafa’s projects, the end result has always been good and effective.

I once sent forth strong righteous thoughts directed at a large construction site to save the people there.

As a result, I was able to openly talk to anybody I encountered.

Many of the laborer, managers, and Party leaders got to know me. The police also knew who I was and what I was doing, but they never bothered me.

I believe that with the current situation in China, sending forth strong righteous thoughts with persistence and due diligence will definitely help practitioners overcome difficulties so that saving sentient beings can be done in safety.

The above is my personal understanding. Please point out anything that is inappropriate.