Falun Dafa practitioner in China | Minghui
Because I constantly fought with people and always got into trouble. I eventually ended up in a detention center. I met many Falun Dafa practitioners while I was held in the center. Even while I was detained, I was still out of control and always picked fights with other inmates. The guards did not know how to handle me and suggested that I learn from the Falun Dafa practitioners, as long as I did not cause any trouble.
One of the Dafa practitioners brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa. After I started reading the book, every sentence touched my heart. I had made up my mind: I will cultivate Falun Dafa.
I asked practitioners to teach me the exercises the next day. The guards were all relieved when they saw me learning the practice.
Because of my earlier reputation, other inmates would do things for me like getting my meals, washing my clothes, and making my bed. After practicing Dafa, I realized that it was not right to have others serve me. I should do it myself, and abide by the Dafa principles.
The guards often purchased some cheap merchandise and sold it to inmates at a high price. They would even take the inmates’ possessions for themselves. One day, a guard told me to find some new socks for him. In the past, I would have told the inmates to hand over their new socks, but I knew that this was wrong. I refused to follow such orders going forward.
I spent close to 16 years in jail, but nothing could stop me from firmly believing in Falun Dafa.
During this time, I have persuaded over 3,000 people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. After my release, many of my family members and friends were impressed by my change and also quit the CCP. Some also began to practice Falun Dafa.