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Blessed to Have Found Falun Dafa in Prison

Jan. 15, 2022 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Sichuan Province, China

(Minghui.org) I'm a farmer in a remote mountainous area in Sichuan Province. I learned to read a little when I was young and left the countryside when I was older. 

I followed a relative to Chengdu City to earn more money and ended up selling fake invoices. I was arrested for it in August 2001, and detained in the Pi County Detention Center for eight months. There, I came to know many Falun Dafa practitioners who had been detained for their belief. 

I learned that the Tiananmen self-immolation was staged by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and that Falun Dafa was not like what the TV and newspapers said. 

The practitioners told me Dafa is the Universal Great Way, which guides people with the moral principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They said that following these principles improves one's character and helps one to become a better person. 

I liked hearing stories about how they improved their character, and I wanted to learn Dafa as well. They started teaching me to memorize poems from Hong Yin and Hong Yin II. I was also able to memorize many of Master Li Hongzhi's articles such as “Dafa is Indestructible,” “Path,” “Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples,” “The Disciples’ Magnificence,” and others. 

An elderly practitioner taught me to do the exercises, and I felt my body was full of positive energy. From that point on, I began Dafa cultivation. 

I used to have dizziness, laryngitis, and other diseases. But after learning Dafa, all my health problems disappeared. 

I was released from the detention center in March of 2002. I contacted a fellow practitioner with the help of those I met in the detention center and attained Dafa's main text, Zhuan Falun

I also wanted to let more people know the truth about the persecution. I was then arrested on April 11, 2002, for distributing truth-clarifying materials, just 19 days after I was released. 

I was taken back to the Pi County Detention Center for more than nine months. I was transferred to Yuechi Detention Center on January 27, 2003, and was detained there for an additional two months. 

The guards once found that I passed an article to other practitioners. They then ordered these practitioners to kneel down. I stood up and told the guards that their misdeeds would bring them karmic retribution. I was then carried out by four guards and put on a torture device. 

I called out, “Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa; Falun Dafa is innocent!” Afterward, the guards cuffed me to a bed for 17 days. 

I started a hunger strike on the 10th day, and during that period, they tried all kinds of ways to brainwash me. I told them, even if my head was cut off, I would still practice.

After seeing my fingers were clenched together and unable to open, and my legs were paralyzed, they took me to Huaying brainwashing center. However, I was not welcome there because I was in such bad shape. 

Fearing responsibility if I died, the personnel in charge of the brainwashing center called the town authorities and my family. Two of my family members and a town government official took me home in April 2003. 

My family was scared to see my condition, as I was unable to eat with my hands and unable to walk. My daughter threw away my copy of Zhuan Falun without telling me, and I was unable to contact any fellow practitioners. 

But I insisted on doing the exercises and reciting the passages of Fa that I remembered. Two months later, I was fully recovered. My family witnessed the miracle of Dafa! 

Being Tossed Around by Life’s Bitterness; Resuming Cultivation

After I recovered, I needed to find work. However, now that I was a Dafa practitioner, I had to hold myself to higher standards and could no longer, in good conscience, sell fake invoices. 

I went to a new city where my nephew taught me to repair mattresses. I was also intent on finding other practitioners. 

Once I saw a businesswoman sitting in the meditation position and asked whether she practiced Falun Dafa? She was not a practitioner, but one of her relatives was. 

I got to know a few local practitioners and began attending weekly group Fa study. I didn’t have the book, however, and my cultivation state was not good. 

I later moved to another city and lost contact with practitioners and couldn't find anyone in the new city. I moved around from city to city until I found a part-time job as a street sweeper in 2009. 

A fellow worker told me she met someone who told her about Falun Dafa and gave her an amulet. So I enlisted her help to find this person. 

I then resumed Fa study again and obtained another copy of Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books, and started to study the Fa systemically. 

I deeply regretted losing so much precious time. I tried to compensate by doing the three things more diligently to save people. 

Gradually, I started to distribute truth-clarifying materials, hang banners, post signs, and send forth righteous thoughts for fellow practitioners who were facing persecution.

With Master's help, I learned many ways to help save sentient beings. 

Master’s Protection of Dafa Disciples

A fellow practitioner and I rode a motorcycle to the countryside to distribute truth-clarifying materials one winter afternoon. A woman in a township grabbed the handle of our motorcycle and planned to report us. 

The fellow practitioner was not scared and kindly explained, “You see, we came this far in such cold weather. We just want to tell you the truth and keep you safe.” 

The woman then let go. 

Master Li said, 

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

We left safely with Master’s protection. We were not afraid and continued to distribute our brochures. 

Afterward, someone on a motorcycle tried to catch us from behind and kept asking about what we were distributing. We answered that it was about traditional culture. He then asked for copies and left with two pamphlets in hand.

Once, when a fellow practitioner and I were distributing truth-clarifying materials, a woman came upon us. She held one of my hands and grabbed my bag with her other hand. We were not scared. My companion, again, just treated her with kindness, and she gradually let go. 

After returning home, I looked inward and realized that I hadn't studied the Fa well, which may have caused the interference.

Breaking Out of the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts

In 2019, I was reported to the police by a colleague for distributing truth-clarifying materials in my area. In fact, it was done by other practitioners. 

Several police officers came to my home in the late evening and arrested me. My home was also ransacked. 

My whole set of Dafa books, my computer, and two cell phones were confiscated. The copies of Minghui Weekly that fellow practitioners stored in my home were also confiscated; the police also threatened my husband and my son. 

I was interrogated at the police station. They wanted to know the identities of the other practitioners, but I refused to answer. 

I sternly told them that the persecution of Falun Dafa would bring them karmic retribution. I was detained for 12 days and then released. I knew that Master saved me.

I still have a lot of human attachments, and know they all must be discarded in order to meet Master’s requirement. Fa-rectification is urgent and time is running out!

I must save more people to fulfill my prehistoric mission. Looking back at the bumpy path I went through, I realize how important it is to study the Fa well, to look inward, and to follow Master's guidance. 

Please point out anything in my understanding that is not in accordance with the Fa.