Learning Falun Gong in Prison
(Minghui.org) I was imprisoned for many years because I refused to give up my belief in Falun Gong. A violent inmate named Xiao Ping (alias) was transferred to my prison cell in 2005. She and I wound up sharing the same bunk bed.
A guard named Wang Ling (alias), who knew the facts about Falun Gong, told her while pointing at me, “You should learn from her; she can teach you how to be a good person.” I immediately thought, “Xiao Ping must have a predestined relationship with me!”
Xiao Ping had a hot temper and rough manners, which is why no one liked her. She also spoke loudly and cried whenever she faced trying circumstances. I truly wondered if she could learn Falun Gong.
Sometimes I'd talk to her about the practice, however, she was very restless and found it hard to listen. Then one day she asked, “Can you teach me how to practice Falun Gong?”
I then explained what Falun Gong is and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes the practice. I also wrote down Master's Lunyu and several short scriptures, and suggested that she read them.
Several days later I asked, “Do you understand what Master is saying?” She answered, “Yes. I do.” I then asked her to tell me what she had understood.
When she told me, I realized that she had good enlightenment quality. I then told her that Master requires his disciples to be good people and to cultivate their mind and heart natures. She listened very carefully.
Since all inmates are forced to listen to an hour-long CCP broadcast every day, I taught her how to send righteous thoughts and explained the principle behind it.
Shortly after sending righteous thoughts for the first time, she exclaimed, “I feel so comfortable! I was surrounded by a warm current and felt as if my whole body could not move. I also saw trees, water, and colorful clouds!”
I told her that Master had opened her celestial eye to encourage her. From that day on, we sent righteous thoughts whenever we heard the broadcast.
When facing problems, Xiao Ping always said, “Oh, this is to help me get rid of my impatience.”
Although she worked very fast and was always willing to help others, she was seldom appreciated. She told me, “All of this helps me dissolve my karma.”
The environment in prison is very tough. One guard treated Xiao Ping harshly and would often curse at her using offensive language. In addition, she also beat Xiao Ping and made her stand still for extended periods of time.
Xiao Ping behaved as a true Falun Gong practitioner and kept her heart unmoved. She knew she was paying back her karma.
Xiao Ping once told me that she was very sick and could not perform the duties that were assigned to her. As a result, the guards refused to reduce her prison term in two years.
She told me that she was fully aware that she was dissolving karma and paying back the debts that she had incurred in the past.
Her only wish after being released was to find a Falun Gong practitioner to help her continue her cultivation.
I was released from prison ten years ago, yet Xiao Ping has not stopped practicing Falun Gong.
She is now widely praised in prison, just like I was when I was there.