Searching and Finding the True Way, Being Persecuted
(Minghui.org) My temper used to be so bad that I was always angry, no matter where I was – at home or not. I had come down with many ailments, such as rheumatism and itching all over my body when I was exposed to the wind. I had so many health problems, which even doctors could not diagnose, that I hoped some qigong or religion could help me.
My first association with the spiritual was Buddhism. I bought three Buddha statues, I did not feel comfortable practicing Buddhism. Then I believed in Jesus. After some time, I didn’t think that Christianity was the true Way, and I stopped believing in it. Although I felt that my life was meaningless, I continued to look for a true God or a righteous Way every day. One night, with tears covering my face, I knelt on my bed, looked up to the sky, and said, “If there is a true God or a true Way, please show me. Why is it so difficult to find a righteous way?”
That night I had a dream in which many Buddhas came to my house. They left after eating dinner, although I don’t know what they ate. One Buddha was slowly turning into a picture the same as (I later learned) the photo of Master in the book Zhuan Falun. I opened my eyes and saw Master’s image shining with a white light. I saw this image three times, but I didn't know what was going on at the time.
A few years later, in May 1998, someone introduced me to Falun Gong, but I didn’t think it was something I would take up. But first I decided to look at the picture of Master Li in the book to see what a master would look like. When I looked at Master’s photo, he seemed so familiar that I thought that I must have seen Him somewhere before.
Master once again showed me the image surrounded by white light, and then the image slowly transformed into the picture I saw in Zhuan Falun. Master enveloped me, and for a moment my mind went blank.
That day I got a copy of Zhuan Falun and read it once. I broke out in tears and knew that this was the true God I’d been looking for. I learned the five exercises and recovered from all my ailments after I studied the Fa teachings and did the exercises regularly. It has been more than 20 years, and I have become healthier and healthier without taking any medicine.
Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, and his minions launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. Since then, I have been detained and tortured. I was beaten, cursed at, and forbidden to speak while standing with my face to the wall.
The officials confiscated our family's cultivated land. At 11 p.m. on December 12, 2000, they came to my house and arrested me, even though I was six months pregnant, and took me to the township government. They ignored my two children, leaving them at home on their own. I was not released for the Chinese New Year.
The officials said, “If you guarantee in writing to renounce Falun Gong and swear at your Master and Dafa, we will let you go.”
When the three heads of our local government were eating breakfast, I told them, “It is an offense to force people to swear. Can a person casually swear at anyone? Dafa’s Master teaches us to be good and to live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Why are you doing this?” They said, “You don’t need to swear at your Master, but you must give us in writing that you renounce Falun Gong.” I refused and went on a hunger strike for eight days. Then they released me.
My child is now 19 years old – a tall, good-looking young man. He has never been sick nor taken any medicine. If it hadn’t been for Master’s protection and care, how could I have given birth to such a healthy baby after not eating or drinking for six days? I was eight months pregnant and had to sleep on the concrete floor.
Every step of our improvement is filled with Master’s boundless compassion and hard work. It is Master who has taken us from hell and cleansed our minds and bodies, helping us become mature by picking us up when we fall.