(Minghui.org) Two fellow practitioners and I were arrested and taken to a detention center in mid-July 2020. The guards held 24 people in a ten-person cell. With the doors closed in the heat of summer and without air conditioning, the air in the cell was filthy.

I was told to sleep on the floor near the toilet. I thought to myself, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I must do the three things well no matter where I am.” I calmed down by memorizing the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts.

I seized every possible chance to talk to the detainees. I asked about the reasons of their detention and the status of their cases. I expressed my sympathy for their suffering, guided and comforted them, and tried my best to help them. After they got to know me, they were willing to accept my suggestion to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its associated organizations.

Below are four things that happened during my one-year incarceration.

Arson Suspect Released on Bail in Ten Days

One day in early August 2020, a middle-aged woman was sent to my cell. She was an arson suspect. The backs of her hands were burned. She was assigned to sleep on my left side. I asked her what had happened. She said she was framed by her husband. One night when she was lighting a mosquito coil, she burned the mosquito net by accident, but her husband accused her of deliberately starting a fire.

She was very depressed after she heard that she might get a heavy sentence for arson. She almost completely lost hope. I often comforted her. Since her hands were burned, she couldn’t wash her clothes, so I helped her. She was very touched and was willing to listen to me talk about Falun Dafa. She agreed to quit the CCP.

I also told her that if she sincerely recited the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” she would be blessed. She was very happy. Later she told me that she recited the phrases one hundred times each day.

About a week later, her hands were much better without any treatment. On the tenth day, the guards told her to pack her things to leave and to wait to be released on bail.

She jumped to my side in surprise, “Thank you! Thank you so much! Falun Dafa is really amazing!”

Witnessing what happened to her, several others who rejected me also quit the CCP and its associated organizations.

During the pandemic, my cell was used as a temporary “quarantine room” where all detainees had to stay for half a month before being assigned to other cells. It was a good opportunity to talk to as many people as possible. I prayed to Master Li (Dafa’s founder), “In order to save more sentient beings, please help me stay here.”

As a result, I stayed in this “quarantine room” for more than one year. I spoke to over 100 detainees and helped them know the beauty of Falun Dafa and how brutal the persecution is. Most of them agreed to quit the CCP.

Drug Addiction Gone

One day in late September, a drug addict admitted to the cell was ordered to sleep next to me. When she had a drug attack, she would scream and kick. Everyone in the cell was annoyed. I was unable to sleep at night.

I knew she was suffering, too. I didn’t blame her. Instead, I prepared snacks and water and waited for her to calm down. I talked to her about Falun Dafa and told her the auspicious phrases. I also told her that I'd met a drug addict before in a forced labor camp, who completely kicked her drug addiction after practicing Falun Dafa.

Upon hearing this, she immediately asked me to teach her to practice Falun Dafa. “I really want to live a normal life. After I am released, I want to find you and practice with you.” I promised her and gave her my address.

After that, she often recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” And, amazingly, she never had a withdrawal attack again.

A Woman with Epilepsy

A month later, a woman with epilepsy was admitted. At first, she had a hostile look in her eyes. She had a seizure almost every week and would wet her pants and the bed. She also bit her tongue. Nobody dared to get close to her. Even worse, they laughed at her and called her “stupid” and “crazy.”

The cell head arranged for her to sleep next to me. She knew that I was kind and had a warm heart. I did not have the slightest dislike or resentment for the woman. Instead, I thought it was a good chance to talk to her about Falun Dafa.

I often talked to her and offered her food. She said, “No, thanks.” I complimented her good manners. She looked at me wide-eyed, thinking she had heard me wrong. I told her she was smart. She said, “No one has ever said that I am smart. Everyone calls me stupid and ignores me. You are the only one who praises me and does not dislike me. You are even willing to share a quilt with me. I am really touched. You are such a kind person. What crime did you commit?”

I replied, “I’m detained for upholding my belief. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.” She said, “No wonder you are different from the others. The Communist Party is so bad that it persecutes such good people.”

I told her that all my illnesses were gone after practicing Falun Dafa and that I haven’t taken any medicine for over 20 years. She was very interested, “Really? If I practice it, can I also be cured?”

“As long as you take it seriously and practice it sincerely. Some cancer patients recovered after practicing Falun Dafa,” I said.

She was excited, but she had never gone to school, she was illiterate, and she had a very bad memory. I taught her the phrases, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

She was very happy to learn them. She recited them three hundred times a day. After a month or so, she did not have a single seizure. She couldn’t believe it and promised me that she would continue after she was released. She gave me her home address and asked me to find her and to teach her the five exercises.

A few days later, I found that she was unhappy and reluctant to talk to me. The next day during the lunch break, she suddenly had a seizure and several people couldn’t hold her down. The cell head called a doctor who came and gave her an injection.

I wiped her face and hands with a towel and asked her if she had stopped reciting the nine words. She cried and nodded. When I asked her why, she said another detainee complained about her chanting things all the time. If the cell head didn’t stop her, she would report it to the guard. The cell head was scared and told her not to chant anymore.

I told her, “You know what you are doing is good for you. Why should you let others sway you? Actually, you can repeat the phrases in your mind.”

She listened to me and continued to recite the phrases in her mind. From then on, until she was released five months later, she never had a seizure.

Cell Head: “Falun Dafa Is Good!”

After the previous cell head was released in April 2021, the guard transfer a new head from another cell. She was more aggressive and often punished the detainees. Many detainees were afraid of her.

One day several new detainees came, and one of them borrowed new underwear from me. After the cell head found out, she punished both of us. I was angry and didn’t understand why I got punished for doing good things. I wanted to argue with her. But after a second thought, I realized that as a practitioner, I should not fight back. What I should do is look inwards, find out my attachment and get rid of it.

Another time, an inmate misplaced something and ignored my reminder. I raised my voice. The cell head heard and punished us because I was too loud. Although I didn’t argue with her, I was very unhappy. I felt the cell head was always against me. But when I looked inwards, I found many attachments that I should get rid of. I should cultivate myself under any circumstance.

One day in August, a new inmate was put in our cell. Because she refused to listen to the cell head, she got yelled at and was punished. She couldn’t stand it and felt her self-esteem was seriously hurt. She even thought of committing suicide.

I talked to her about how ancient people handled things through endurance. I told her Master’s teaching in Zhuan Falun: “It’s hard to endure, but you can endure it. It’s hard to do, but you can do it.” Finally, she said she felt better. She asked for my home address and said that she would look for me to learn how to practice Falun Dafa.

For the next two weeks, I taught her to memorize two Falun Dafa poems. Her change was dramatic. She had wanted to find some way to get back at the cell head, but two weeks later, she apologized to the cell head. The cell head knew it was me who changed her mind.

The cell head was very happy. She told everyone, “We should all learn from the Falun Dafa practitioners who follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

I told her that I had not yet reached the standard of Dafa.

She asked, “What does the book say?”

I told them that the book said, “Maybe you can endure it but you can’t get it off your mind. That’s not good enough.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun) I said that there were times when I was able to hold back my temper, but I was still unhappy in my heart.

“Such a high level! What is the book?” she asked. “I must read it after I go back home.”

I told her, “The book is Zhuan Falun.”

One day the cell head was sick and slept on the bunk. Another two detainees were chatting. When they talked about Falun Dafa, one of them began to slander Dafa. The cell head suddenly turned over and yelled at them, “Stop your nonsense! Falun Dafa is good! Apologize to the Falun Dafa practitioner now!”

They came to me, embarrassed, “Sorry, please forgive us.”

I told them, “Please do not believe the CCP’s propaganda. The CCP is harming the country and the Chinese people. Please do remember Falun Dafa is good and you will be blessed.” They kept nodding.

Then I came to the cell head and thanked her. She also agreed to quit the CCP.

The night before I was released, the head of the cell had a special farewell party for me. She shared her snacks and asked me to talk. I said that I wanted each of them to remember the phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

The cell head said, “Everyone repeat the phrases loudly: ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!’”