(Minghui.org) I encountered many tribulations after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution against Falun Dafa in July 1999. I was detained twice for a total of 14 years. I was subjected to many kinds of torture and almost lost my life several times. Besides, I was fired from my job, and my parents passed away. However, no matter what kind of tribulation I was put through, my belief in Dafa never wavered, because Master Li Hongzhi (Dafa’s founder) is always beside me, showing me the power of Dafa everywhere I go and encouraging me. My gratitude to Master is beyond words.

A Divine Being Told Him, “Hurry and Go Tell him...”

I had two very good friends before I practiced Dafa and their names were Zheng and Wang. Wang was a couple of years younger than I, and his celestial eye has been open since he was young, so he could see divine beings and things in other dimensions. Three of us all believed in divine beings and Buddhas, and we often talked about them.

Zheng first practiced Buddhism and he often recited Buddhist scriptures. However, he gradually stopped believing it because of the misfortunes he encountered in his everyday life. He thought his belief in Buddhism was the cause of those misfortunes. Then, his situation worsened. His workplace went bankrupt, so he went into business, but ended up losing a lot of money. He often fought with his wife and had a rough time at home. In the end, he became very hateful toward divine beings and Buddhas. He even went to Wutai Mountain, which was very far away, and slandered Buddhas in front of the monks. He was thrown out of the temple. Wang and I were extremely disappointed in him, and we stopped talking to him.

Three or four years later, at noon on July 16, 1999, someone knocked at my door and it was him. He was extremely skinny and looked really unhealthy. He said, “I just need to talk to you for a second, and then I’ll leave. I won’t live much longer.” He told me that on the previous evening he was sitting on his couch after dinner and he saw a very big divine being. The divine being had light shining on him and said, “Go tell Zhang (me) that the big tribulation is about to come.” He agreed and then the divine being disappeared. He then saw Master’s photo in my living room and he was very excited, “That was the divine being I saw!” He got down and kowtowed three times toward Master, and said to Master, “I delivered the message as I promised.” Then he got up and left. He passed away a few months later.

My region was very quiet and still on July 16, and I had no idea what was about to happen. Four days later, the mad persecution began. I was really touched by what happened. Someone who was about to pass away validated the existence of divine beings. Since then, my belief in Dafa cultivation became even stronger. 

Benefiting from Reciting “Falun Dafa is good”

I was often illegally taken to detention centers for practicing Dafa. I refused to recite the prison rules or sing the CCP songs, and I insisted on doing the Dafa exercises. Thus, I was often tortured. 

One time, I was put into a police car and taken to a detention center. The police officers purposely tightened the handcuffs and anklets, and they were cutting into my skin. They told me that they wanted me to suffer. My skin color turned dark soon after and I asked the police officers in the car to loosen them a bit but they ignored me. I then silently recited “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” toward the handcuffs and anklets and asked them to not commit crimes against Dafa practitioners. After about five minutes the power of Dafa unlocked the handcuffs and anklets and I was free to move. The police officers were so shocked, and I could see the fear in their eyes.

Studying the Fa inside the prison cells was very difficult. Practitioners outside tried to pass into the prison Dafa materials and e-books, and so they were very rare and precious. Practitioners inside the prison took turns reading them, and we had to find ways to hide them. The guards often scheduled surprise inspections and searches to try to find them. There were several times that the e-books disappeared after the searches. I then recited “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and each time we were able to find them. 

Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts as One Body to Disintegrate the Persecution

The guards launched a so-called “100 days to tackle the fortified” in 2004 to try to “transform” Dafa practitioners. They had a plan to carry out this evil operation. When it began, they first forced Dafa practitioners to go to the conference rooms and watch videos that slandered Dafa. Several of us sent out strong righteous thoughts to disintegrate the persecution. It was originally a very sunny day, but all of a sudden a cloud appeared in the sky. Then, we heard lots of thunder right above the prison, and the whole building was shaking. All the prison wards were playing these evil videos at the same time, and all the TVs broke. The next day, these TVs were replaced but broke again. In the end, no one watched these slanderous videos.

A guard who understood the persecution facts quietly told me in 2017, “I just had a meeting and they have arranged an operation against Dafa practitioners. Today is Friday and it will start next Monday.” I quickly spread this news to all the Dafa practitioners as well as prisoners who understood the persecution facts. I hoped that all the practitioners across a dozen of wards could send forth righteous thoughts together to disintegrate this new harassment.

On Monday morning the miracle happened again. The steel CCP flag pole right outside of the prison’s police building broke off from the base and the pole that was about 3-stories tall fell on the grass. At noon the prison guards had another emergency meeting and the operation was held off.

Retribution of People Who Participated In the Persecution

Nine guards decided to “transform” and torture me in December 2003. Their lead was Lu, the Deputy Director of the prison’s Education Section. He was in his 30s. He took me into his office and said viciously, “You have two choices today: One is to write the three statements. Two is to die. You can jump from the fourth floor, or we will beat you to death. We have prepared a room for you.” I said firmly, “I will not write the three statements and I will not jump off the building.” I also righteously warned him that those who persecute Dafa practitioners would receive retributions for their actions. He sneered, “I don’t believe in divine beings or retributions. Let me have a bet with you. I’ll beat you hard. In three years if I don’t die, I’ll beat you again. We are not afraid to beat practitioners to death.”

During that brutal torture session, my ribs on both sides were fractured. The prison authority didn’t do anything about it, and would not give me any treatment. I asked Master for help and they grew back on their own.

After quite a while, one day at dinner, Lu suddenly came to me and said, “Are you feeling better now?” I said, “I’m very well.” He didn’t say anything else and turned around and left. After dinner, I went back to the cell and sat down, and I heard the sound of the ambulance outside. Later on, I heard that Lu died at that time while sitting at his office chair. It was about an hour from the time we talked about his death. Only then did I remember that he had the three-year bet with me. It was 2 years and 10 months since the bet. 

Benefiting from Treating Dafa Practitioners Kindly

During the so-called “100 days to tackle the fortified” operation in 2004, the prison sent four prisoners to try to “transform” me. Their leader was a tall guy and it seemed that all the prisoners followed his orders. He said to me, “The guards had a meeting with us and four of us were assigned to “transform” you. You should know what that means. I want to hear from you what Falun Dafa is and see if you can convince me.” 

I was not afraid of him at all. I said, “Falun Dafa is a Buddha school practice with great virtue. Dafa practitioners try to become good people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. When I was young, I had severe illnesses and they were all cured after I practiced Dafa. My temper used to be really bad, and now I treat others kindly.” He suddenly stopped me and said, “Do you believe in divinities and ghosts?” I said, “I do, 100 percent. Falun Dafa is not a normal qigong practice. It is a practice that leads cultivators towards Buddhahood.” He said he was a village’s director before he was arrested and the local villagers there all believed in divine beings. He even had a Buddha tattooed on his back. We had a very good chat and in the end, he said, “My brother, I’ll try my best to help you.”

From then on, I often talked to him about Dafa and he openly told others to not beat Dafa practitioners. Whenever the guards were not there, he would let us move around and watch for interference when we did the Dafa exercises. He gave us food and prevented other prisoners from hitting Dafa practitioners. He would go yell at anyone who treated Dafa practitioners badly. He often told me, “Falun Dafa is good. You all are good people. I must do these things for you.”

His parents have passed away and the house he lived in collapsed. He had no other close relatives. He was getting released and I asked him what he wished to do after getting out. He said, “I’m in my 50s and I’ll be happy with just a place to live and eat.” After six months since he was released, he wrote to me and said, “Initially I became a security guard in a hotel. The boss was a widow and we got married. She has a net worth of billions of dollars and owns a coal mine. I now manage the coal mine.” I knew that he had managed coal mines in his village. He now lives very well.

There was another prisoner who really believed in Dafa and often helped Dafa practitioners with things such as storing Dafa books and passing things among practitioners. I helped him quit the CCP organizations and told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He really believed it and recited it for five hours a day. He called his home and his family quit the CCP. He also told them to often recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

His family was in a real estate business for dozens of years. When I first knew him, they had more than 300,000 yuan of debt. He told his family that as long as they all believed in Dafa and Dafa’s Master, and recite the two auspicious phrases everything would be fine. His family members listened to him. Then they had an unexpected opportunity. There was a factory going out of business and selling the land. They borrowed more money and bought it, and built a business property. A year later, his younger brother came to visit him and said that they had earned 100 million yuan. He told many people that he had received a fortune after believing in Dafa.

I hope that all the people will believe “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and pick a bright future for themselves at this critical time.

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