Good Luck in an Unlikely Place
(Minghui.org) In March of 2000, the administrator where I worked was under investigation for a white-collar crime in which I was also implicated. I was held in a detention center for 21 months.
Encountering Falun Gong in the Detention Center
When I entered the detention center, I met many Falun Gong practitioners. I was shocked; I knew they practiced Falun Gong, but why were they here, too?
I had a very good impression of them. They were gentle and kindhearted, and they gave me a sense of security in the midst of chaos. They helped me and cared for me. I liked to hang around them and do whatever they did; I'd read their Fa lectures and did the exercises.
The guards called me a “semi-Falun Gong.”
I learned a great deal from the Falun Gong practitioners. They taught me the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Many times in that detention center, my ability to endure was tested.
One day, one of the inmates suddenly attacked me. She threw all my bedding into the yard, cut my pajamas into pieces and cursed at me for a long time. If I had not learned the principles of Falun Gong, it would be impossible for me not to fight with her.
But I didn't even get upset. I just took my bedding back. The practitioners all said that my xinxing had improved.
Joining Forces to Resist Persecution
When Falun Gong practitioners began a hunger strike against the persecution, I joined in.
One day, many guards and even armed policemen came to put an end to the hunger strike. It was terrifying.
The warden ordered that all the strikers be force-fed. I was the first one called out. He wanted to teach the others a lesson, as well as punish me if I did not comply with his order to eat. I refused without fear, and the encounter was not as terrible as I thought it would be.
The warden asked me later why I joined them on hunger strike. I did not know how to reply, so I just said what was on my mind, “I get upset when I see them being persecuted, so I want to support them.”
Becoming a True Falun Gong Practitioner
After I was released at the end of 2001, I looked all over for Falun Gong books. My aunt was very supportive of it. She found a Falun Gong practitioner who gave me my very own copy of Zhuan Falun! I soon became a true Falun Gong practitioner!
My family was scared to death for my practicing Falun Gong. They were afraid that I would be persecuted. My aunt was the only one who supported me.
I quickly began to carry out a Falun Gong practitioner's duty. I was assigned to pick up Falun Gong materials from out of town, which wasn't an easy process.
I had to spend a long day alone on the road, and for a single woman, I had to admit that I was scared at first. However, with Master's protection, it went smoothly each time.
In order to inform the world's people regarding the truth of the persecution, more and more projects required me to cooperate with other practitioners. I participated in many of them – wherever there was a need, I would be there. We mailed letters to police, made phone calls, sent texts, and told people the facts face-to-face.
There have been many tribulations and difficulties on my path of cultivation, but with Master's protection and support, I overcame them with flying colors. Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!