(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999. Overwhelming lies pervaded China and poisoned everyone’s minds. At first, we didn’t have any Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) information to distribute in our local area, and none of us knew how to use computers or how to make truth clarification materials. I consulted a family member of a fellow practitioner and he said, “You can buy a speed printer. It is very fast. But you will have to use wax paper to engrave the manuscript.”

So I asked him to buy me a speed printer and asked a fellow practitioner to help get wax paper from his relative who worked in Beijing. I tested everything, and it worked. It was indeed very fast, and a material production site was established.

I put the machine in my cellar for safety reasons. Every evening after work, I went down into the cellar and printed truth-clarification materials. I brought them up, and my wife and our children would collate them. The next day before work, I took them to a practitioner’s home in the city. She then organized other practitioners to distribute them. A practitioner who lived close to me also began to distribute them.

A while later, a practitioner told me that my home might not be safe. He suggested that we put the machine in his home, and he would handle the work. I agreed. After some time, another practitioner was arrested for distributing the materials, our site was discovered and the practitioner making the materials was arrested. Our first production site was shut down and I was forced to leave home to escape arrest.

Not Moved When Tortured

I stayed with my relatives or other practitioners until one of them introduced me to a material production site in another city, and another practitioner and I made materials. The police monitored and followed him, the site was ransacked, and both of us were arrested. I was taken back to my local detention center.

When the domestic security division police interrogated me, I refused to answer. They got angry and took me to the criminal police division for a “night trial,” a torture method the police often use. They took another practitioner and me to an upper floor of the police department, where three officers questioned me. I just continued to clarify the facts and didn’t answer.

They tortured me with a brutal method they often used called “kill with string.” They would tie the person up as tightly as they could with very thin string. Victims often gave up as soon as they were tied like this, as it was extremely painful.

I asked Master to help me. They tied me up with thin strings twice, but I didn’t feel the pain. They were puzzled and said, “How come he’s so quiet?” They did it a third time and then put a stick under the string and rotated it to tighten the string even more. People tortured like this usually screamed and even passed out. But I still didn’t feel any pain.

They were shocked and stopped the torture. They murmured, “How can he endure so much?” I knew that Master was protecting me and endured the pain for me. I thanked Master again and again in my heart.

Doing the Exercises

After four months in the detention center, I was taken to Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. We were supposed to do hard labor, but all of us practitioners refused to work. The guards then talked with us one by one, and if we couldn’t give them what they considered a “reasonable” response, they would torture us with “kill with string.”

When it was my turn, a deputy captain spoke to me. He asked me why I refused to work. I said, “You tortured me and my arms no longer work.” He said, “Stop pretending. I have watched the yard for many years and know what slackers look like.” I said, “You are a government employee, a so-called people’s police, how can you talk to me like this?” He immediately backed off and said, “Sorry, sorry.”

The captain and two other officers who’d been waiting outside walked in with the strings. But they saw the deputy captain apologizing and went back outside. The deputy captain then let me go back to the forced labor camp.

Master said,

“All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s),” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

We were not allowed to do the exercises in the forced labor camp. But I thought, “How can I, as a Dafa practitioner, not do the exercises?”

Master said,

“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won’t be this way.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

So I decided to do the exercises at night. One night, I got up to do the exercises and the head inmate saw me. He reported me to the on-call guard, another deputy captain who usually tortured practitioners. He came in and told me to put my legs down. I ignored him and continued to sit in the full lotus position. He was furious and told the others on call to move my legs, but they couldn’t budge them. I was very calm and said, “Captain, everyone is asleep. If there is something, we can talk about it tomorrow.” He didn’t say anything else and left. I finished the exercise, and nothing happened the following day.

Released from the Forced Labor Camp

Master said, “Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful.” (Essentials for Further Advancement II) I realized that sending righteous thoughts close by is very powerful. I thought, “I’m being detained in this evil place. Isn’t this the closest to the evil factors?” So I constantly sent forth righteous thoughts.

One night, the captain was on call, and I clarified the facts to him. He responded, “It’s time to discipline you.” I thought that it was the evil factors behind him that could no longer take it, so therefore I increased the intensity of my righteous thoughts as I sent them throughout the day.

One day we were required to sit straight, look forward, and not blink. If we moved a little or blinked, we would be beaten. I thought, “How can a Dafa practitioner be tortured like this?” Then I again remembered what Master said,

“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won’t be this way.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful.” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

That’s when I fainted and fell down.

I was surrounded and heard someone say, “He has heart problems.” My mind was very clear at the time and I knew that I had no health issues, that it was Master who created the illusion. They called an ambulance and took me to the emergency room. I was given a complete checkup and diagnosed with severe heart disease. The doctor said I had to be hospitalized immediately.

They discussed it for a while and decided to have me wear a heart monitor so that they could monitor me 24 hours a day. I thought, “I must go home tomorrow.” So the entire time I asked Master to help me. That evening, a captain came and asked me my home phone number. The next day my family came to take me home. The three years I was supposed to stay there ended up being just one year.

Disintegrate the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts

When I returned home from the forced labor camp, the evildoers were very upset. The CCP secretary in my village told me that they were going to take me to the hospital for a checkup. A 610 Office chief, domestic security division police, people from the township’s 610 Office and police station, and the secretary—about a dozen in all—showed up at my home at the same time.

The city’s 610 Office chief asked me about Falun Dafa. I said, “I believe that there is nothing wrong with practicing Falun Dafa.” He was furious and screamed, “Nothing wrong!? How dare you, a forced labor camp prisoner, say that!” I calmly said, “What did you say? A forced labor camp prisoner? You all framed me and took me to the labor camp. You are a government official—how dare you to talk to me like that?”

No one said a word. My wife started to condemn them, and a police officer pushed her and told her to get out of the room. She said, “This is my home. Why should I get out?” The city’s 610 Office chief stood up and left. The others followed. The CCP secretary later returned and said, “They want you to go to the township tomorrow.” I said, “Tell them now that I will not.” They never came back.

I adjusted my state through a period of intensive Fa study and again joined the effort to validate the Fa. Several other practitioners and I established another material production site. Later on, two of them were arrested for clarifying the facts, and the site was ransacked. I was able to get away. But because of fear, I did not have enough righteous thoughts to face the evil forces and had to leave home again.

One day I went to the home of another practitioner I didn’t know was being monitored by police. I was illegallly arrested and taken to the police station. The officer who arrested me was very proud and said, “This time we will sentence you for sure!” My heart was not moved. I smiled and said, “That is not up to you to decide.” He said, “I arrested you. If it’s not up to me, then who else?” I was still smiling as I said confidently, “The Master of Falun Dafa.” He was totally unconvinced and said, “We will see!”

He took me to the detention center, and they planned to sentence me. It was May 12. I asked Master for help and I had a strong thought, “I must go home to celebrate May 13, World Falun Dafa Day.” Indeed, Master again arranged an illusion and they had to release me the next day.

Looking Inside

After I was linked to a detained practitioner in 2019, I was arrested and taken to the detention center. I did not cooperate with the illegal trial. I was not afraid when facing them. I just kept clarifying the facts and refused to answer or sign anything.

But when I first got there, I did feel a bit sad when I saw the high walls and high voltage fence. I did not know when I would get out. Then I remembered Master’s Fa:

“Imprisoned as you are,           don’t be sorrowful or sadCarry on with righteous thoughts and actions,             and the Fa is with youCalmly reflect on the attachments you haveRemove your human thoughts             and evil will naturally die out”(“Don't Be Sad,” Hong Yin II)

I thought that the first thing I needed to do was to look inside with a calm mind. On the surface, I was arrested because a fellow practitioner had named me. But it must be that there were loopholes in my cultivation that the evil factors were able to take advantage of.

When I looked inside, I found that I still had many attachments and issues, such as a competitive mentality, jealousy, lust, pride, a bad temper, I looked down on others, and so on. I was shocked because I used to think that I’d cultivated quite well, as if I were better than all the others and I always wanted to instruct them. Weren’t these the old forces’ excuses for persecuting me?

I knew what I needed to do next. I had to do the three things and not miss anything. Every day I memorized the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts, recited “Falun Dafa is good,” did the exercises, and clarified the facts to people. I was very busy.

Some people saw me doing the exercises and they warned me that there were security cameras everywhere and the police could see everything. But I was not moved and continued to do the exercises. I thought, “I have Master. Why would I be afraid of anything?” I felt a strong energy field when I was doing the exercises and I knew Master was watching over me.

The majority of people who were detained there did not know the facts about the persecution. I figured that, in order to awaken their conscience, I needed to let them see the beauty of Falun Dafa and the kindness of practitioners.

I tried to do everything according to Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance and tried to always think of others’ needs first. The most hated work there was to clean the restrooms, so people were assigned to do it in turn. I told them that I would take care of it by myself. Others hated being on call at night, so I took the night shifts. There was a very limited amount of hot water for showers so everyone fought to take one early. I always took my shower last, with no hot water. At mealtime, most people tried to be first, but I always stayed at the end of the line.

After a while, everyone had a good impression of me. The head inmate always said to the other inmates, “Look at those who practice Falun Dafa, they are indeed different. You guys should learn from them.”

Sentient Beings Benefitted after Understanding the Truth

The main concern for the ordinary people in the detention center was getting out as early as possible, so they were often in a bad mood. I encouraged them, telling them how wonderful Falun Dafa was. I told them their cases would go in a good direction if they could sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Most people didn’t believe me at first, and some even berated me. But those who did believe me were all blessed.

There was a farmer-entrepreneur who was detained for financial crimes. His case seemed to be very serious, and he was very worried. He truly believed “Falun Dafa is good” after I clarified the facts to him, and he recited it every day. He would put his hands together to greet me. After about two weeks, he was released on bail, which he really didn’t expect. He thanked me again and again before he left.

A young man was arrested for a traffic accident, and the plaintiff wanted 900,000 yuan in compensation. A farmer could not put together that much money. I told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and he agreed to try it. After a while, he said to me, “It doesn’t seem to be doing anything for me.” I said, “You have to be sincere and recite it a lot. It will have an effect only if you truly believe it.” He agreed. After several days, he was called out for a trial and was very happy when he returned. He said, “We made good progress. With court mediation, they are only charging 300,000 yuan.” His family was able to put together the amount and he was released.

Another young man was arrested for gambling. He had been arrested before and probably got released on bail but was put in the detention center again. When he arrived, he saw me clarifying the facts and seemed very dismissive. But he was shocked after I clarified the facts to him personally. He said, “I now realize what Falun Dafa is! How wonderful it would be if everyone practiced it!” From then on, whenever he had time he would listen to me and he asked others to listen to me, too.

He knew the detention police guard very well, because it wasn’t his first time there. He asked an officer to inquire about his case and was later told that there was no way he’d be put on bail again, that he would probably get sentenced soon. He was very worried. At noon he again slept next to me, and after the noon break he told me that he was reciting “Falun Dafa is good” the whole time.

That afternoon, the police released him. Everyone witnessed the power of Dafa and was stunned.

Another young man was arrested for illegal fundraising. He really believed what I told him, and whenever someone new arrived, he would urge me to clarify the facts to the newcomer. He remembered everyone who hadn’t quit the CCP and its youth organizations and always reminded me about it.

One day he said to me, “You need to hurry up and talk to them. Once they all quit the CCP, you will be released.” I thought it must be Master using his mouth to give me a hint. Finally, when I’d saved everyone in the detention center except one person who wouldn’t listen no matter what, the police called my name and told me I was released.

During the Fa-rectification period, my cultivation had not been smooth because I had so many human notions and attachments, I only focused on doing things, and I didn’t cultivate myself well.

I also realized that, no matter what the tribulation, we must continue to firmly believe in Master and the Fa. Whatever the situation, we must remember what Master has told us:

“When a tribulation arrives, if you, a disciple, can truly maintain an unshakable calm or be determined to meet different requirements at different levels, this should be sufficient for you to pass the test.” (“Expounding on the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

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