Sunday, August 21, 2005

August 21, 2005



Falun Dafa Clearwisdom.net, Sunday, August 21, 2005

Facts of the Persecution

  • Mr. Wang Dianren's Life is in Danger as He Suffers Persecution
  • Ms. Xu Jingxian of Changsha City, Hunan Province Facing Illegal Court Trial - Her Non-Practitioner Husband and Son Sentenced to Labor Camp
  • The Persecution Ms. Bian Weixiang Suffered for Years in Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province
  • The Situation of Three Incarcerated Practitioners from Shuangcheng City (Photos)
  • Wanjia Labor Camp Guards Torture Practitioner Ms. Zhang Hong to Death (Photo)
  • The 610 Office Arrests Mr. He Sanpu, A Practitioner from Zhengzhou City, for the Fourth Time

    News and Events Around the World

  • United Kingdom: The Song "Missing My Child" Moves People to Tears (Photos)
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Participate in the Hannover Festival (Photos)
  • India: Practitioners Do the Exercises in Front of Famous "Ashoka Iron Pillar" (Photos)

    Media Reports

  • Oneonta Daily Star, NY: Man Pleads for Parents' Release

    Open Forum

  • A Young Western Practitioner Travels to China with a Heartfelt Message for the Chinese People (Photos)

    Practitioners Exchange Insight and Experiences

  • Eliminate Another Kind of Interference
  • Cultivating Myself Amidst Setbacks and Tribulations
  • New Zealand Practitioner: Making Progress while Establishing An Exercise Site
  • Rescuing My Mother with Solid Righteous Thoughts
  • Middle School Student Stops Political Science Teacher from Defaming Falun Gong
  • Only Righteous Thoughts and Firm Belief in Dafa Can Save People

    Health Benefits from Practicing Falun Dafa

  • The Story of My "Older Sister"
  • New Practitioner: "Revered Teacher Gave Me a Second Chance at Life"

    News From China

  • Latest News from China - August 9, 2005
  • 182 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - August 9, 2005


    Facts of the Persecution


    Mr. Wang Dianren's Life is in Danger as He Suffers Persecution

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Dianren from Tonghua City, Jilin Province went to see his grandchildren at his daughter's home on February 5, 2005. The officers from the local police station abducted him and took him to the police station soon after he came into the house. Police officers Wang Yongqing, Li Jie, and the Deputy Director tortured and shocked him with electric batons. His pubic area was injured and he could not urinate properly. The police stripped his clothes off and pushed him outside. After exposing him to the cold weather for hours, they poured hot water on his back followed by cold water for a long period. He was shivering due to the severe injury. In order to cover up their crimes, the police secretly sent him to No. 206 Hospital for medical treatment. At that time, his family members did not know his whereabouts. One month later, they found out about his condition after much inquiry. They requested that Laozhan Police Station release and compensate him. However, the police did not want to make it public and threatened to arrest Wang Dianren's daughter. They claimed that she had harbored her father. The purpose was to quiet the family members, who had no other alternative but to keep silent. There was no place for them to appeal.

    After Wang Dianren was sent to Changliu Detention Center, the prison guards cruelly beat him many times. Once, prison guard Liu Jian kicked him hard because he shouted out, "Falun Dafa is good!" His spleen was badly injured. He became faint due to the extreme pain. He hasn't yet recovered.

    Without any notice given to his family members, the court sentenced Wang Dianren to three and a half years of imprisonment. The police attempted to send him to the prison on August 8, 2005. Wang Dianren is now on a hunger strike to resist the persecution, and his life is in danger.

    Laozhan Police Station: 435-3517946

    August 7, 2005


    Ms. Xu Jingxian of Changsha City, Hunan Province Facing Illegal Court Trial - Her Non-Practitioner Husband and Son Sentenced to Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Arrested four months ago by police, Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Jingxian from Changsha City, Hunan Province, is now facing an illegal court trial. Her husband and son, who are not Falun Gong practitioners, were sent to a labor camp a few days ago.

    Ms. Xu Jingxian is 52 years old. She is a retired worker from Changsha Construction Company and lives in the Zhushan Yuan Kaifu area. After Jiang's regime illegally banned Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Xu Jingxian remained steadfast in her practice of Falun Gong and clarified the truth to many people. On appealing in Beijing in 2000, she was illegally detained. In 2002, during the government's Sixteenth Pary Congress, she was arrested and taken to the Laodaohe Brainwashing Center in Changsha City where she was forcibly subjected to brainwashing. Nonetheless, the whole time she was there she never cooperated with the evil officers.

    On April 7, 2005, Xu Jingxian's entire family was arrested by the police and taken to the Xinghe Police Department, Kaifu area branch police department in Changsha City. On that day, the police waited for her son, Shen Xiaoming, who was on his way home from work. They then arrested him, took his house key, and used it to get in the house and arrest Ms. Xu. Ms. Xu's husband, Shen Hesen, was also arrested that day.

    It is said that Shen Hesen and Shen Xiaoming have already been sent to Xingkaipu Labor Camp in Changsha City. They were then illegally sentenced to one year and three months and one year and six months respectively. Shen Hesen worked at a transportation company in Changsha. He is 58 years old. The son, Shen Xiaoming, is about 20 years old and is a program designer. Neither of them practices Falun Gong, but they both believe that Falun Gong is good.

    Xi Jongxian was illegally detained in the Changsha City Detention Center in the Changqiao area. This practitioner reported that the prison police locked and tightened her to a door board, and they would not release her even for meals; instead they let the prisoners force-feed her. The persecution is very bad there.

    According to a report, Ms. Xu has already received the so-called "law suit documents" from Kaifu area Changsha Province, saying that on August 4th Kaifu area court will commence trail on her.

    When the Xinghe police detention center officials arrested Xu's whole family, they did many things that violated the law. For example, they made Xu's relative sign a detention document with a different date, (the day was April 13, 2005, but they forced the relative to sign for April 8). The detention center also violated the codes of criminal investigation procedure and some other related laws. After arresting Ms. Xu, they searched her house without her relatives present. In response to Xu's relative's pleas for help, a local police officer, Zhou Maohua, advised Xu's relative to look for someone they knew who was working in the Province's Public Security Department to get Shen Xiaoming out. He also introduced a person named Zhang to help the relative out. Zhang later asked the relative for 400 yuan in the name of "socializing with the officials." Wong Yueping, the police officer who handled the case, also forced the relative to buy him cigarettes worth 600 yuan.

    Changsha City phone numbers related to this case are as follows:

    Kaifu Area Xinghe Police Department
    Li Hongliang, Chief: 86-13908494949(C)
    Zhou Xiaoyi, Instructor: 86-13974964699(C)
    Police officer involved in persecuting Zhou Maohua: 86-13974835118(C)
    Police officer involved in persecuting Wang Yueping: 86-13637417417(C)

    Changsha City, Kaifu Area, Public Security Bureau
    Xiao Xiangci, Director: 86-731-4496071(O), 86-731-4496089(H), 86-13907313636(C)
    Lan Guiling, Deputy director: 86-731-4496075(O), 86-731-4488148(H), 86-13808465269(C)
    Cui Xiangbing, Deputy director: 86-731-4496138(O), 86-731-5791196(H), 86-13907488199(C)
    Fan Enshan, Deputy Director: 86-731-4496072(O), 86-731-5221100(H), 86-13808489999(C)

    Kaifu Area Public Security Bureau State Security Division (former Political Security Department): 86-731-4496078

    Kaifu Area, Changsa City, Procuratorate Bureau
    Chief Procurator office: 86-731-4514884
    Assistant of Chief Procurator office: 86-731-4553635
    Office: 86-731-4553649

    Kaifu Area Court House
    Dean of Court House Office: 86-731-4558976
    Office: 86-731-4513100
    Execute Office: 86-731-4532417
    Others: 86-731-4519154

    Relatives of Xu Jingxian

    Xu Jingren, sister: 86-731-5666527(H)
    Xu Jingxeu, brother: 86-731-2380697(H), 86-13875837697(C)


    The Persecution Ms. Bian Weixiang Suffered for Years in Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Bian Weixing is a 56-year-old Falun Gong practitioner from Zhiguang Town, Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. She had several diseases before she started practicing Falun Gong, such as arteriosclerosis of the brain, brain ischemia, brain nerve pain, severe gastric diseases, and severe swelling of the foot due to rheumatism. She endured tremendous suffering due to these illnesses.

    When she happened to hear Teacher's Fa lecture audiotape, the profound principles and great teachings emphasizing virtue and doing good deeds deeply attracted her. She had been strongly attached to personal gain and had deep conflicts and resentment with her father-in-law and her husband. People around her knew her as an ill-tempered person. After listening to the audiotapes of Teacher Li's lectures, she turned into a different person. The conflicts were solved. When doing business with others, she put down pursuing personal gain and did business fairly, and began treating others with kindness. She changed from being a person well known for her bad temper into a person with high moral standards, who turned the other cheek when her interests were encroached upon. People were very impressed by her change. In addition, the diseases that bothered her for years disappeared.

    On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin and his regime used the state controlled media to slander Falun Gong and its founder. The head of Zhiguang Police Station Hou Weiying led the police to persecute Ms. Bian Weixiang. One day at midnight, Hou Weiying and policeman Xiao Guo arrested a practitioner with the surname Liu and broke into Ms. Bian's home. Practitioner Liu's body was covered with wounds from the police's beating. The police threw some merchandise (cookies and cloth etc.) that Ms. Bian had prepared for her store on the floor and tried to force her to hand in her Falun Dafa books. Ms. Bian told them she did not have any books to hand in to them. Hou flew into a rage and swore at her. To force Ms. Bian to yield, the police beat practitioner Liu in front of her. Practitioner Liu was unable to take the beating and said to Ms. Bian helplessly, "[You have] twelve books, give them the books." Ms. Bian hesitated and finally had to hand in the books to the police. She deeply regretted handing in the books. Since then, her house did not have a single day of peace. The police station constantly sent people to her home to harass her. They tried to force her to write a guarantee statement saying that she would give up the practice of Falun Gong and took her fingerprint. They took her to the police station many times. Her whole family was in constant fear.

    On April 2, 2002, the head of Zhiguang Town Police Station Su Dali summoned Ms. Bian to the police station using the excuse of wanting to have a talk with her. In the police station, he threatened her and tried to force her to give up the practice of Falun Gong. Because she refused his request, he sent her to the Second Detention Center of Wuchang City on the same day. She was detained for over two months. Once, Ms. Bian was found doing the Falun Gong exercises during the detention. The perpetrators put 50 pound shackles on her for ten days, and then locked her to the bed frame for five days and nights. The torture caused Ms. Bian's feet to become swollen. Ms. Bian was unable to take care of herself, and the police often cursed at her.

    On July 4, 2002, Ms. Bian Weixiang was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor and sent to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin. In the labor camp, the police intensified the persecution against her. Every day, the police cursed at Ms. Bian Weixiang and forced her to listen and watch their slanderous materials attacking Falun Gong and its founder. Because she refused to write the three statements, she was forced to squat down or sit on a tiny stool for 16 to 18 hours everyday. One day during the freezing weather in November, the police did not allow her to wear a coat and forced her to go barefoot. They made her sit on a metal chair in the hallway for one day and night while the windows were all open. The cold wind blew the snow on her body and face. Her teeth were chattering in the extreme cold. The perpetrators did not allow her to use the toilet. The mental and physical persecution went on for a long time.

    Because Ms. Bian was unable to take the torture any more, she was forced to write the "three statements" against her will. Since June 2003, she has been forced to do hard labor every day for over 16 to 20 hours. In addition, she was forced to write "report of thoughts and understanding." This kind of persecution lasted for three years. The police used the profit gained from the products and work that practitioners did and spent it on their own personal pleasure.

    Wanjia Forced Labor Camp is notorious for its darkness and evil. Practitioners have suffered from various tortures, which are beyond imagination. Almost every determined Falun Gong practitioner suffered the same level of torture as Ms. Bian Weixiang. Some practitioners were forced to keep the squatting position for 27 consecutive days, hung up, tied on the "death bed," and had toothpicks hammered under their fingernails. Police kicked and beat them. They used electric batons to shock practitioners' faces, necks and all over their bodies. They grabbed practitioners by the hair, smashed their heads against the wall, and slapped them. Sometimes the police beat the practitioners until they were unconscious, and then poured cold water on them. They tortured the practitioners while their mouths were sealed with tape. Sometimes the police inserted electric batons into practitioners' mouths, which made the practitioners unable to talk or cry out. If any practitioner died from torture, the police claimed the practitioner died from illness or committed suicide. There were two practitioners being hung upside down. The torture eventually broke their tendons at the ankles. They were disabled and unable to take care of themselves. Because the practitioners refused to give up their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," they were tortured to disability, severely wounded, or even killed by the perpetrators.

    We call for urgent help and attention from practitioners, both in China and overseas, and kindhearted people to pay attention to the practitioners being detained and tortured every minute in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp.

    July 22, 2005


    The Situation of Three Incarcerated Practitioners from Shuangcheng City (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Four practitioners, including Wang Shuzhi, Wang Wenrong, and Xue Qinghua from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province were unlawfully arrested when distributing truth clarification materials in Xingshan in February 2003. The arrests were carried out by the local police led by Liu Hongtong, head of Xingshan Police Station. The practitioners were beaten and vilified, interrogated, tortured and unlawfully sentenced. The details of the persecution of Wang Shuzhi, Wang Wenrong, and Xue Qinghua are as follows:


    Wang Shuzhi

    Ms. Wang Shuzhi, 41, is a practitioner from Changfeng Village, former Duimiancheng Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. In April 2000, she planned to appeal in Beijing but was arrested on her way by the police in Jingzhou City, and was taken back by Liu Cheng, a police officer from Duimiancheng Town, to her hometown. Later she was detained at a detention center in Shuangcheng City and fined 1000 yuan.

    In January 2001, Wang Shuzhi was arrested at home by Fan Dongjun, the head of Duimiancheng Police Station. Others involved in her arrest were: Sun Jihua, the Political and Legal Party Secretary; Tian Chunlai, Li Zhicheng, the Party Secretaries responsible for Party and People Relationships; Wang Xin, the Party Secretary; and Zhao Fulian, the head of the township government. She was later detained and persecuted at the Shuangcheng Detention Center. In May of the same year, Wang Shuzhi was arrested at a Fa Conference held in Hongcheng Town by Sunjihua, the Political and Legal Party Secretary of Handian Town, Zhao Hongsheng, and others. She was then detained at Shuangcheng Detention Center and was severely tortured. After being released from the detention center, her husband divorced her under psychological and financial pressure from the evil CCP. A warm family was thus broken.

    On February 28, 2003, Wang Shuzhi was unlawfully arrested again by the police from Xingshan Police Station when she went to Xingshan to distribute truth clarification materials. She was shocked with electronic batons and beaten with sticks. Her breasts and toes were all black and blue, and wounds appeared all over her body. Later, she was unlawfully sentenced to five years of imprisonment at the Heilongjiang Women's Prison located in Harbin City. Her two daughters are now raised by their grandmother.


    Wang Wenrong

    Ms. Wang Wenrong, 37, is a practitioner from Baoguo Village, Wanlong Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. She was unlawfully arrested by Xingshan police in February, 2003, and was sentenced to three years of imprisonment at the Heilongjiang Women's Prison. Her family was bankrupt by the persecution. Her two children, the younger one only nine years old, are now raised by their grandmother.

    Wang Wenrong has been severely tortured at the Heilongjiang Women's Prison. On November 28, 2003, she was shocked with electronic batons and kicked by Wu Yanjie. Another inmate, Liu Yumei, kicked Wang Wenrong in the chest, leaving her breathless.


    Xue Qinghua

    Mr. Xue Qinghua, 40, is a practitioner from Shuangsheng Village, Wanlong Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. On December 19, 2000, he went to Beijing to validate Dafa, was arrested and sent to Shuangcheng Detention Center. After having been unlawfully detained for 39 days, he was detained in Wanlong Town for another month.

    In February, 2003, he was again arrested by Xingshan Police when he was distributing truth clarification materials in Xingshan Town. He was unlawfully sentenced to five years of imprisonment at Daqing Prison. His land was taken by the persecutors and he has been left penniless.

    August 1, 2005


    Wanjia Labor Camp Guards Torture Practitioner Ms. Zhang Hong to Death (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Zhang Hong was a pharmacist at the Number Four Hospital of Harbin City. She lived near the Dongli District Botanical Garden in Harbin City. In July 2004, because of her firm persistence in practicing Falun Dafa, she was sentenced to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City for the second time. On July 31, 2004, the labor camp guards tortured Ms. Zhangto death. She was only 31 years old.

    High Resolution Picture
    Zhang Hong at the Biochemistry laboratory

    On July 22, 2004 four people carried Ms. Zhang from the Number Two Detention Center in Harbin City (in the Yaziquan area) to the training unit of the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. By that time Ms. Zhang had been on a hunger strike for quite a few days. She was emaciated and wearing only a big sleeveless undergarment and shorts. She refused to write the Three Statements. The head of the training unit, Zhang Quiyun, handcuffed her to a bed with both hands stretched out horizontally.

    Guard Yao Fuchang immediately held a meeting with the inmates who were on duty that night for monitoring other inmates. At the meeting, Yao said, "A Falun Gong practitioner was transferred here for the second time. She still hasn't written the "Three Statement" and she is very stubborn. Keep a close eye on her. Don't talk to her and don't grant her anything she asks for."

    I saw that Mr. Zhang's hands were cuffed to two beds. Her feet were swollen and had turned purple. She couldn't wear shoes. She was standing barefoot on the concrete floor. I heard that she had severe heart disease due to the persecution. She wasn't allowed to go to the restroom and couldn't move her body. She was handcuffed like this for three days and three nights.

    On July 27, guards Yao Fuchang and Na Dongbo held an emergency meeting with the inmates that were on duty that night. Yao said, "Zhang Hong still hasn't written the "Three Statements." She is against the government and is still on a hunger strike. Don't close the windows tonight or give her a comforter. Don't give her any water to drink. (The labor camp is in northern China. Even in summer, it is cold during the late night and early morning hours)

    That night, I went to see Zhang Hong. She was lying on a bare bed with her hands cuffed to the head of the bed and feet tied to the foot of the bed. She could not move. The solitary confinement room she was in was dark, cold and damp. Even in hot summer, people would shiver with cold in this room. The walls were covered with green mold. This was the darkest room in the hell-like Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. This gloomy and horrible room was the torture chamber for practitioners. Many practitioners were tortured to death or to disability there. Monitoring equipment could be found everywhere in the labor camp except in this room. It's very clear the labor camp doesn't want people to find out how they brutally torture practitioners. A kind-hearted person put a comforter over Mr. Zhang. Yao Fuchang found out and threw away the comforter.

    Ms. Zhang Hong was tied to the bed board for three days and nights. Her legs had turned purplish black. With the windows open, she was exposed to the cold wind at night. She was forced to relieve herself in the bed, which was just a wood board. The room was filled with an unpleasant odor.

    Ms. Zhang's painful cries during the force-feeding were heart wrenching. Force-feeding should have been performed by professionally trained doctors and she should have been fed nutritious food. But Wanjia Forced Labor Camp ordered inmates with no medical knowledge to perform the force-feeding. Instead of nutritious food, they used concentrated saline water. Sometimes, the feeding tube was inserted into practitioners' trachea, causing the concentrated saline water to flow into the lungs, which would often lead to death from suffocation.

    Ms. Zhang was given intravenous infusions (IVs). Guard Yao Fuchang ordered people to soak the IV solution in ice-cold water before administering it to her. All the torture methods, including the cold IV, open windows, no comforter at night, not allowing her to use the restroom, the cold and damp room, the bad odors, beating, scolding, shocking with electric batons, and force-feeding, pushed Ms. Zhang to the brink of death.

    Starting from July 27, under the guards' order, the only people who could see Ms. Zhang were the inmates who were in charge of monitoring and torturing her. These inmates were the hatchet men for the guards. Practitioners who refused to write the "Three Statements" were brutally tortured by " Hanging Up," (a torture method in which the practitioner is hung by the cuffed hands with the feet just off the ground, causing excruciating pain as the handcuffs cut into the skin), shocking with electric batons, sitting on the iron bench, beating, squatting on a piece of brick, and more.

    After a while, we didn't hear Ms. Zhang's voice. A witness reported to us, "Guard Yao Fuchang covered her mouth with plastic tape to stop her from screaming." After that, we don't know exactly what happened to her before her death.

    At around 2:00 pm on July 31, 2004, I saw guards wearing masks and gloves carrying Ms. Zhang away on a stretcher. The guards told us that they were taking her to the hospital since she was sick. We later found out that she was dead.

    In order to cover up the labor camp's criminal acts and attempt to get away with the murder, on August 5th 2004, the labor camp changed the solitary confinement room where Ms. Zhang was held (the interrogation room) into a clinic. A new sign reading "Clinic" was put up, and several beds were put in the room. They wanted to trick the investigation staff into believing that Ms. Zhang didn't die from brutal torture, but from natural causes. They also destroyed all of Ms. Zhang's clothes. It was said that the head of the guards, Wu Hongxun, tried very hard to cover up guard Yao Fuchang's murderous acts.

    No matter how hard the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp tries to cover up the murders of Zhang Hong and other Falun Gong practitioners by guards like Yao Fuchang, they won't be able to escape the consequences. Guards like Yao Fuchang are supposed to enforce the law. Yet they themselves have violated the law by using unspeakable torture to kill practitioners. Their actions are blatant challenges to the justice system and trample both the law and human rights.

    Since the persecution is still going on and tragedies like this are still happening every day, we urge people from all circles to lend a hand to stop this brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.


    The 610 Office Arrests Mr. He Sanpu, A Practitioner from Zhengzhou City, for the Fourth Time

    (Clearwisdom.net) On July 11, 2005, the 610 Office arrested Zhengzhou practitioner Mr. He Sanpu for the fourth time, after he had become homeless to avoid recapture. He is being detained at the brainwashing center at the Wangqing Mansion on the outskirts of Zhangzhou City.

    Mr. He Sanpu, 56, used to work at the Propaganda Department of the CCP Committee of Henan Province. Because he did not want to give up his belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," Lin Yanzhi, who was then head of the Propaganda Department and is now vice Party Secretary of the CCP Committee of Jilin Province, forced him to stop working for four months. Mr. He was also sent to the brainwashing center. Because Mr. He was strong in his belief in Falun Gong, he was removed from his position at the CCP Committee of Henan Province and sent to the Henan Newspaper Group (Henan Daily). He was told that, "Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to work at Party or governmental organizations." On July 14, 2000, Mr. He called Li Jianxin, the director of the Politics and Security Department, Jinshui Police Station, Zhengzhou City. He told Li that it is illegal to detain practitioners and that good will be rewarded with good and evil with evil. Twenty minutes after Mr. He hung up the phone, the Politics and Security Department, Jinshui Police Station arrested him at his workplace. The Henan Daily and the police station conspired to block the news of Mr. He's arrest and then searched his home. His family tried various means to locate him before finding out that Mr. He was detained at the No. 1 Detention Center of Zhengzhou (Section 8). Mr. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor camp after being tortured for fifty days. He was then sent to Baimiao Forced Labor Camp where he was persecuted further.

    During his time at the forced labor camp, Mr. He was severely tortured. One evening in late January 2002, police officer He Xiaonglong at the No. 3 Brigade of Baimiao Forced Labor Camp forced practitioners to watch a TV program on CCTV called "Focus Interview," which defamed Falun Gong and to write articles about the program afterwards. Mr. He explored the lies of the TV program in his article and signed at the bottom "Practitioner He Sanpu." At about 9 o'clock the next morning, policeman He Xianglong took Mr. He Sanpu to the office of Division 3 and closed the door. With the assistance of another policeman Ma, He Xianglong handcuffed Mr. He, and each of the two policemen then used an electronic baton to shock Mr. He's face, lips, neck, and eyes. They also slapped him on the face and kicked him. The torture lasted for about 30 minutes.

    Mr. He went on hunger strike to protest the persecution, but the policemen then shocked him with seven or eight electric batons, leaving his face burnt. They also beat and kicked him and prolonged his detention period for another 3 months. Additionally, the staff of the Henan Newspaper Group cancelled his benefits related to the rank of deputy director and they reduced his salary.

    When the detention period ended, Mr. He was not allowed to go home. The Henan Newspaper Group and the city 610 Office arranged for about twenty people to take him to the brainwashing center at the Wangqing Mansion, next to Xiliu Lake on the western outskirts of Zhengzhou City. Mr. He was detained there for five months. On December 30, 2002, he was released. Just two months later, on February 26, 2003, the Jinshuihe Police Station arrested him after he came back from work. After a dozen days of being completely unaware of Mr. He's situation, his family finally found out that he was detained at the Heizhuang Detention Center of Jinshui District. Mr. He had been arrested because the supervising police station had divided the number of practitioners among the lower level police branches during the two national conferences held at that time, so that every police station or branch had an obligation to arrest a certain number of practitioners.

    Mr. He's third arrest occurred on December 1, 2003. When he was at work, his workplace staff and city 610 Office arrested Mr. He and sent him to the Xiliu Lake Brainwashing Center of Zhengzhou. Because Mr. Hu's workplace and the 610 Office placed such great pressure on him and frequently assaulted him, and because of the danger of his being sent to the brainwashing center at any time, once Mr. He was released, he had little choice but to leave home. After he left home, the police wanted him for no reason. They cancelled his ID, so that he was not able to go home at all. On July 11, 2005, Mr. He was arrested for the fourth time while he was taking a bus with his wife, Ms. Zhang Hanwen (also a practitioner). Ms. Zhang was able to run away from the police with righteous thoughts, but nobody has heard from her since then, because she cannot come home. Mr. He was sent to the brainwashing center again.

    The Politics and Security Department, Jinshui Police Branch, Zhengzhou City: 86-371-66256038, 86-371-66251111 (Director: Li Jianxin)
    The Police Station of Zhengzhou City: 86-371-66222023 (Directors of Department 1, Police Station of Zhengzhou City: Director Sun, Director Yun, and Director Pei)
    The 610 Office of Henan Province: 86-371-65963355 (operator); 86-371-65991155 (self handled)
    Director: Li Jianzhong ext. 23171 (Home)
    Vice director: Li Pingqi (female) ext. 23603 (Home)

    Relevant staff of the Henan Newspaper Group (Henan Daily):
    CEO: Lu Guoxian
    Zhao Tiejun: 86-371-65795868 (Office); 86-371-65952956 (Home)
    Yang Guanying: 86-371-65795852 (Office); 86-371-65947776 (Home)
    Shi Xiaoling: 86-371-65795828 (Office); 86-371-65951801 (Home)
    The Party Committee: 86-371-65795820
    General Office: 86-371-65795811
    Office director Zhang: 86-371-65795879
    Wang Jide: 86-371-65795819 (Office); 86-371-65941091 (Home)
    The Secretarial Department: 86-371-65795812
    The Security Department: 86-371-65795696
    Fax: 86-371-65795813

    The Jinshuihe Police Station, Zhengzhou City: 86-371-65902924
    Head: 86-371-65991616

    August 7, 2005


    News and Events Around the World


    United Kingdom: The Song "Missing My Child" Moves People to Tears (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) In order to draw attention to the plight of orphans of Falun Gong practitioners tortured to death by the evil Communist regime, UK Falun Gong practitioners held a non-profit open-air concert in St. James Square in Edinburgh on August 7th, 2005, the first day of the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. The concert was entitled "Rescue Orphans of Murder and Torture Victims in China." UK practitioners called for people's help through songs, music and dance. Many of the audience were deeply moved and expressed their support.

    "Missing My Child", a song composed, sung and performed by Falun Gong practitioners moved some onlookers to tears and aroused a lot of people's sympathy and caused them to think deeply.

    Missing my Child

    The moon is round, the moonlight like water,
    Mountains and rivers for thousands of leagues bathe in the silver radiance,
    Mother in jail beholds the bright moon,
    Not knowing whether my little darling has gone to sleep?
    In the days without mum, do not grieve,
    Silently waiting for the day when colorful clouds soar all over the sky.

    Sleep, go to sleep, mummy's little darling,
    In our dreams mum will cuddle close about you,
    Let us learn from the red plum blossoms in severe winters,
    Cannot be flattened by ice or snow, cannot be broken by freezing frost.
    In the days without mum, do not grieve,
    Silently waiting for the day when colorful clouds soar all over the sky.

    Do not weep, my little darling,
    How is mum a criminal for believing in Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance?
    Flowers will blossom when the warm spring comes, and mum will naturally come home,
    Then mum will re-unite with my little darling.
    In the days without mum, do not grieve,
    Silently waiting for the day when colorful clouds soar all over the sky.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28348.html


    Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Participate in the Hannover Festival (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The Ferryman's Festival is a popular open-air festival that takes place close to a small river. The organizer invited us to participate when we met at one of our Falun Gong events because he noticed that our demonstrations of paper Lotus Flower folding and Chinese calligraphy were extremely popular. On both days of the festival, our yellow booth was a great attraction, especially for children of various nationalities living in Germany with their parents.

    While we were folding Lotus Flowers, we had lots of discussions about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. One Turkish boy said that he had "never heard anything quite that horrible" and asked: "Why aren't the newspapers reporting this?"

    We demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises right next to our booth. Some of the children were mischievous and ran among the practitioners, pulling at their clothes; when one of the practitioners told them to stop, they started to ask questions. The practitioner told them that the exercises were meant to strengthen and cleanse the body, to help us enter tranquility, and to improve concentration even at school and during study. In addition, Falun Dafa is a good practice, which deserves to be treated with respect, just as they like to be treated with respect, too. They accepted this explanation and stopped their mischief.

    A demonstration of Chinese calligraphy stimulated everyone's curiosity. There were always were people lined up who wanted to receive a copy of their name in beautiful lettering and who admiringly watched the Chinese practitioner who calmly wielded the brush. One man had received his name last year and had attached it carefully to the case containing his reading glasses, next to a Falun Gong bookmark. Now he was bringing his wife and daughter to ask for their names in calligraphy as well. When our Chinese fellow practitioner was taking a little break, strolling around the festival area, he noticed that many people already knew him and were smiling at him.

    Toward the end of the day, we managed to clear up a misunderstanding. One very upset gentleman came by and accused us of thoughtlessly using the term "labor camp". We had exhibited a poster where a practitioner is sitting in meditation in the lotus position captioned "Imagine you could be sent to a labor camp for doing this." The gentleman was Jewish and thought that only Germany under National Socialism had labor camps and felt offended. We told him the truth about China, explaining that Falun Gong practitioners are unjustly being sent to labor camps and brutally tortured. He had never heard of this before.

    We were able to tell many people the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong in China during those two days. Some even wanted to learn the exercises and we asked them to come to our weekly group practice.

    Originally published in German at: http://www.clearharmony.de/articles/200508/25637.html/tblank

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28347.html


    India: Practitioners Do the Exercises in Front of Famous "Ashoka Iron Pillar" (Photos)

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    (Clearwisdom.net) The above photos were taken by Falun Gong practitioners in New Delhi, India who did the exercises in front of the famous Ashoka Iron Pillar near Qutub Minar.

    Regarding the Ashoka Iron Pilar, founder of Falun Gong Mr. Li Hongzhi stated in his book Falun Gong,

    "At present, we have already discovered that there are many things on the earth that surpass our present civilization.... There is an iron pillar in India whose iron content is over ninety-nine percent. Even modern smelting technology cannot produce iron with such high purity; it had already surpassed the level of modern technology. Who created those civilizations? How could human beings--who would have been microorganisms in those times--have created these things? These discoveries have caught the attention of scientists worldwide. They are considered to be from prehistoric culture since they prove inexplicable."


    Media Reports


    Oneonta Daily Star, NY: Man Pleads for Parents' Release
    Couple held because of spiritual practices, according to resident

    August 20, 2005

    Wenli Zheng of Cooperstown demonstrates one of the meditative exercises used by those who practice Falun Gong, a spiritual practice with many Chinese adherents.

    Wenli Zheng, a software engineer who lives in Cooperstown, is trying to get his parents out of a Chinese detention center.

    His father, Ruihuan Zheng, and mother, Yinglan Liu, were arrested July 8 in Shandong Province, China, because they practice Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that emphasizes truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, said Wenli, 36.

    "I am very worried about them, because they are old and many people have been killed by the communists for practicing Falun Gong," he said Friday.

    The Falun Gong movement became popular in China in the 1990s.

    Adherents learn to clear their minds and focus on what is truly important through meditative exercises, he said.

    Introduced by Li Hongzhi in 1992, the spiritual practice consists of five exercises and the study of Li's teachings.

    The Chinese government outlawed Fulan Gong in 1999, concerned that the practice had become so widespread.

    "You have to understand that in China, the communist government controls people's minds," he said. "They control all the media, and they are very upset when there is something they cannot control."

    For example, in 1989, when Chinese students were killed in a student revolt, the Chinese government and its media denied the killings, he said.

    "It was only after I came here in 1994 that I learned the truth about that and saw the pictures of the tanks on Tiananmen Square," he said.

    In recent years, China has continued to crack down on those who practice Falun Gong. Wenli said his parents were arrested weeks ago because they failed to renounce the practice.

    "They've found that it improves their health and they want to continue with the exercises," he said.

    He has not had contact with them since their arrest.

    On Aug. 3, Wenli asked the Otsego County Board of Representatives for help in freeing his parents.

    Laura Child, clerk of the board, said Friday that the board has sent letters to New York's two Democratic senators, Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer, and Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford, asking that they intercede on Wenli's parents' behalf.

    Jeanne Donalty, district director on Boehert's staff, said Friday that the congressman has sent a letter seeking the prisoners' release to officials in Shandong Province.

    Members of Clinton's and Schumer's staffs were unable to track the status of the county board's request Friday afternoon, but said they would do so soon.

    Wenli, who moved to Cooperstown last month so that his wife, Jing Luan, could accept a residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, said he is thankful for all the help he has received.

    Life in the United States is much better than what he has seen in China, he said.

    "Here, you can believe what you want to believe," he said.

    http://www.thedailystar.com/news/stories/2005/08/20/wen3.html


    Open Forum


    A Young Western Practitioner Travels to China with a Heartfelt Message for the Chinese People (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    "We have fallen to this maze, helpless, lost, can't find the way. Searching thousands of years, one day Master reappears. Be saved, be saved. Please don't miss this chance again."

    These are the lyrics of a song entitled, "Be Saved," sung by a western practitioner named Sara. With her pure angelic voice, Sara moved the hearts of the police on Tiananmen Square, as well as the hearts of many Eastern and Western people.

    Sara grew up in a happy family in Missouri. Her mother, Dianna, is an internationally known artist who has created many beautiful porcelain dolls. Her work is sold throughout the world and has received recognition and praise. Sara's father, Randall, is extremely fond of Chinese culture and has studied and practiced Chinese medicine for nearly 16 years. Influenced by her father, Sara is also deeply attracted to Chinese culture. When she was in college, she traveled to China twice as a tourist, and made many Chinese friends.

    Overwhelming Suppression Cannot Defeat the Truth

    On her second visit to China, Sara arrived on July 20, 1999, which is the day that the Chinese Communist Party launched the unprecedented suppression of Falun Gong. All that Sara could see or hear from the TV news was slanderous propaganda against Falun Gong. At the same time, on the other side of the world, Sara's father learned from the TV news that the Chinese government had banned a practice called Falun Gong, which combined exercises for health with moral teachings. He was immediately interested in learning more about Falun Gong and he thought to himself, "If the Chinese Communist regime says it is bad, then it must be good."

    Three months later, Sara returned to the U.S. from China and her father contacted a Falun Gong practitioner in a nearby city, who came to their small town to introduce the practice to them and several of their friends. Sara and her parents then started practicing Falun Gong, and soon began to experience significant physical and mental benefits, further strengthening their confidence in the practice.

    Sara's mother said she gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be compassionate, and how to practice compassion toward even those she didn't get along with previously. Sara's father also experienced many health benefits. Sara's formerly weak physical condition improved, and she gained confidence. "Over the five years I have practiced Falun Gong, I have become braver and stronger, both physically and mentally."

    Saying "Falun Dafa is Good" in Tiananmen Square

    From the time Sara and her family first learned Falun Gong, they heard about the brutal persecution practitioners in China faced from the CCP.

    Sara said, "When I talked about the goodness of Falun Gong to my friends in China over the Internet, what I heard back from them was the CCP's propaganda. I felt bad for the Chinese people who had deceived by the Chinese Communist Party."

    One day, a Chinese practitioner taught her to sing the song "Be Saved" in Chinese. After Sara thoroughly understood the meaning of the words, she was deeply moved, and worked up an arrangement of the song in English. Then, in February 2002, Sara decided to go to China again to bring the truth to the Chinese people.

    For Sara, February 14, 2002, was the most unforgettable day of her life. On that day she chose to leave her warm family in the U.S. and travel thousands of miles to Tiananmen Square. She went to accomplish something she had wanted to do for a long time -tell the Chinese people "Falun Dafa is good."

    "I cried," her mother said. "The CCP's inhumane cruelty in their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners came to my mind and I was extremely worried about her." Her father said: "As a Falun Gong practitioner, I was very proud of her because this event would have a profound and lasting significance. But as her father, I was worried about her very much because nobody knew if she would come back safely."

    Sara's own thoughts also carried some concerns. "I was also worried and scared. But compared to the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my mind, those thoughts of worry and fear were trivial."

    Beautiful and Sweet Singing Moves People's Hearts

    The day Sara arrived at the edge of Tiananmen Square, she found to her surprise that the square was not only crammed with crowds of tourist for the Chinese New Year holiday season, it was also covered with public security and plainclothes policemen.

    When she and her fellow practitioners were entering the square, the police stopped them and conducted strict body searches. They found a piece of cloth with the words, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" inside Sara's coat. She and her friends were then taken by bus to a nearby police station. Sara heard the song "Falun Dafa is Good" being sung loudly by other Western practitioners who had come to clarify the truth on Tiananmen Square that day. This had been the main purpose of her trip. She wanted, together with several dozen other Western practitioners--most of whom she had never met before--to convey on the square that Falun Dafa has spread to over 60 countries around the world.

    Before long, dozens of Western practitioners were dragged in by the police. Later they were all taken to another detention center. On the road, Sara stood up and started singing the song "Be Saved" in Chinese. At first, several officers fiercely demanded she sit down and be quiet. But Sara persisted, singing the song over and over again. Finally, all the officers quieted down and listened attentively. One of them was deeply moved by the song and he secretly wiped tears from the corner of his eye. Sara then told them, "We came from different parts of the world and we want to tell you 'Falun Dafa is good!' Now that you know the truth, please tell your families and friends."

    After being detained for more than 20 hours, Sara and several dozen other practitioners were taken to an airplane and sent back to the U.S. Many friends and relatives warmly welcomed their return. When Sara was asked whether the trip was worth it, she nodded without hesitation and said: "We have let the people know that this is not only an internal issue in China. This is an issue of human rights."

    Sara and her father are actively taking part in Falun Dafa activities in different parts of the world to clarify the truth to more people. Sara has sung "Be Saved" at many events and moved many Eastern and Western people's hearts, helping them to learn the truth.

    July 30, 2005


    Practitioners Exchange Insight and Experiences


    Eliminate Another Kind of Interference

    (Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners in Mainland China who are illegally detained are not allowed to study the Fa or do the exercises. This is one kind of evil interference. But after they come out and into an improved environment, it is not guaranteed that they will study the Fa and practice the exercises. One reason for this is a lack of effort by the practitioners themselves. But I believe that another kind of interference also exists. We should pay attention to it and eliminate it.

    Some practitioners are busy with family issues and work; they are unable to allocate enough time to study the Fa and practice. Also, sometimes we find enough time, but afterwards we find that nothing was accomplished during that time; it had simply passed. In the past, several hours seemed like a long time, long enough to do many things; now we can barely accomplish anything in the same duration. After we think about it, we feel strange and somewhat regretful. I have had the same feeling. Several days ago when I was reading the Fa, I suddenly realized that there exists another type of subtle interference; it is one that is preventing me from completing my Fa-study and exercises every day, and it is reducing the effectiveness and efficiency of my truth clarification work.

    Teacher told us in "Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago:"

    "... whether the change in the state of society is negative or positive, or, put another way, whether what comes about is bad or good, it is a test for our Dafa disciples all the same, and not a reason to become content. If things really do change for the better, it will be a different sort of test for you, and you still shouldn't become content. By all means you need to do what a Dafa disciple should do, maintaining your righteous thoughts."

    Through my Fa study I realized that my incorrect state in the past was partially due to this interference, in addition to my lack of righteous thoughts. After having this realization, I sent forth a strong thought: "I eliminate any interference; I don't want it; I don't acknowledge it; I only follow Teacher's arrangement." Right after I sent forth this thought I felt the cleansing of an energy field, a pressure, a substance and an environment. In the days that followed, I constantly reminded myself: keep righteous thoughts, make up for any negligence and completely deny any kind of interference.

    This has been my understanding on eliminating another kind of interference when accomplishing the three things. Please correct me if you find anything that is not appropriate.

    August 6, 2005


    Cultivating Myself Amidst Setbacks and Tribulations

    (Clearwisdom.net) I started to learn Falun Dafa at the beginning of 2000. Since then, I have been validating the Fa mostly by writing articles. As a matter of fact, when I was a student, my writing skill was not good and I had the lowest grades in my class. Not until several years before I attained the Fa did I start to grasp some writing techniques. During an on-the-job training, I happened to participate in a writing competition. To my surprise, I won the first place among all the participants from the colleges in Taiwan. Afterwards, my confidence in writing improved tremendously. This laid the foundation for validating the Fa through writing articles later on. I believe that all of this did not happen accidentally! Here, I want to share my experiences with fellow practitioners and my understandings over the last several years of writing. Please kindly point out anything that is improper.

    1. Writing is a process for me to continually correct myself and remove my attachments

    During a normal conversation or an impromptu sharing in a Fa study, one needs to react quickly and decide what one wants to talk about in a very short time. Therefore one's attachments are often exposed. However, while writing something, one can stop and rewrite the article if one fails to write it well the first time. So the impure elements can be washed away through repetitive corrections and modifications. Additionally, in the process of writing articles, and when studying the Fa, it is likely that the Buddhas, Taos, and gods, who exist in different levels, give me hints. Therefore, when I finish an article it is often of high quality. During this process, my xinxing also improves.

    Some fellow practitioners have indicated to me that my articles were well written, which is actually the result of continuous corrections and cleaning up of these articles.

    2. My attachments are exposed during my writing

    Seeing that the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party has been spread with full force, I thought that I should also make a contribution. I wrote five articles and systematically disclosed the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), using the Nine Commentaries and some other relevant articles as a reference. During the writing process, I put all my energy into this work. I did not get enough sleep and neglected to practice the exercises. I spent almost two months writing these five articles. I thought that these articles were well written.

    I was confident that the articles would surely be published. However, after I sent the articles to different web publication sites, I did not receive any response, as if they never had received them. I had put so much time and effort into this project, just to receive such a result. I immediately felt very discouraged. I did not even want to pick up my pen and write again; neither did I want to go to any group activities. I knew that this condition was not right, but I was just unable to change it.

    Later, after searching within myself, I realized that these five articles had nothing novel. Furthermore, most of the contents were taken from the Nine Commentaries and from other practitioners' articles. All I did was just reorganize them. I have not been to mainland China; therefore I do not have a deep understanding of the CCP. I wrote some points purely using my own imagination. So it was predictable that these articles were not accepted.

    From this incident, I saw my attachments. I did not have a pure and clean mindset when writing these articles. I also developed some grudges when the articles were not accepted. I was far from the standards of a Dafa practitioner!

    3. The Fa-validation projects need actual help and involvement

    During an opinion sharing, I made some critical remarks and gave some suggestions regarding Dafa practitioners' media work. After listening to my words, one fellow practitioner said in an unfriendly tone, "The fellow practitioners working on media projects have suffered a lot. Don't increase their burdens anymore. After you make a suggestion, you need to execute it yourself." After hearing this response, my immediate reaction was, "What kind of logic is this! The purpose of sharing is to let everyone raise his or her concerns. This is the only way that we practitioners can improve as one whole body. Is it still called a sharing if one were not allowed to make suggestions? As for the logic that one cannot ask others to do well if one has failed to do well, isn't it the warped notion that the evil group..."

    After I returned home, I thought about the practitioner's words and found that they were not completely unreasonable. The media work is for validating the Fa and we definitely need to help and actually get involved. Since a Dafa practitioner does not encounter anything that is accidental, my hearing this kind of response certainly did not happen by chance either!

    Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I have almost stopped writing articles that are not related to Fa validation. I have taken on the work of writing some articles for our media that serve everyday people. These articles are for all people to read and enhance their understanding. After all, if every Dafa practitioner only writes articles related to cultivation practice or Fa-validation, it would be very difficult for our media to function in an everyday society.

    4. Do not let down the great trust placed in me by the cosmos

    Master said:

    "So there must be a reason for letting a certain Dafa disciple have supernormal abilities while he cultivates... However, a small number of students who have supernormal abilities have failed to live up to their great missions and have not done well. They're smug about the little tiny abilities they have, and their problem even goes beyond showing off, they've even gone on a long detour, some of them have even developed crooked understandings, and still they haven't realized it! You have failed to live up to the great trust placed in you by the cosmos, and that's no minor thing." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference")

    Some time ago, a fellow practitioner asked me to write something for a project. As I was very busy and had many things to do then and as I also believed that it was not yet time to write about that topic, I refused the request with an unfriendly tone. After my wife heard this, she did not agree with me. She pointed out, "You sounded as if you had some extraordinary talents." My wife's words struck me like a stick wake-up. She was right. Just because I have such a little talent, I viewed myself as being above fellow practitioners and even looked down upon others. If I let this trend continue, then some day I would think of myself as being a Buddha.

    Some fellow practitioners who know how to repair and maintain computers often go to all the other places in order to help repair computers for Dafa practitioners who have computers that require service. Sometimes they are already very tired, but they still have the patience to repeatedly explain the operating procedures to the elderly practitioners. They validate the Fa and have no complaints. Think about it. How far have I lagged behind those practitioners?

    It cannot be denied that the practitioners who have some supernormal abilities or some talents, on the surface, may appear to have suffered more hardships and shouldered more Dafa work. However, is it correct that the corresponding amount of mighty virtue has also been given to them? If we do not bear the hardship of doing a little more Dafa work, or if we often speak to fellow practitioners in unfriendly tones, or make them feel pressured, worried, and even intimidated when they ask for our help, have we not already failed to live up to the great trust placed in us by the cosmos?

    On the other hand, let's assume that we ourselves encounter difficulties and need help during our validation of the Fa. Even though we know that a specific practitioner can help us, if we are unwilling to ask for his help because we had conflicts with him before and are afraid of his unfriendly attitude, then we would rather let the Fa-validation work be affected and even stopped. If this were really the case, then we were only validating ourselves. Are we still validating the Fa? Aren't our thoughts based on our own selfish considerations?

    5. Let the truth-clarification articles exhibit their powers

    I wrote some materials for truth-clarification on the Internet. These materials contain many short articles clarifying the truth, which can be used not only for chatting on the Internet, but also, after some reorganization, for mailing, faxing, and pasting on the internet forums, or for making telephone calls. Later I found that they could also be used for personal truth clarification to everyday people.

    Recently, I changed my job and came to a new work place. There were more than ten people who did not have a correct understanding of Dafa. They often asked why the CCP has persecuted Falun Gong, why there are so many people practicing Falun Gong and what benefits one can get by practicing Falun Gong, etc. I was not able to answer some of the questions clearly in a short time. Some people asked the questions without really wanting to know the answers, so they ran away before I was finished with my explanations. Later, whenever I encountered such a situation, I would find the answers and the relevant facts they wanted to know about in the prepared truth-clarification materials. I printed the materials and then showed them to those people. As a result, all the employees in my work place have come to a correct understanding of the Fa. Furthermore, over half of them have read Zhuan Falun, and some of them have already tried to practice the Falun Gong exercises.

    Several months ago, I wrote a truth-clarification article. Besides having my fellow practitioners help me to send them out, I also sent it to over 600 Internet addresses that I had collected. I also posted the article to several advertisement boards in the neighborhood. It was found that these efforts were very effective.

    Over the several years of my writing, no matter how much hardship I have suffered from and no matter how busy I have been, I always made sure that my articles met certain quality standards. I found, based on my experience, that if the articles did not meet the required quality, their role of validating the Fa would not fully manifest. I believe that writing an article is like creating a painting artwork. The article should be perfected as much as possible in order to attract more people to read it and let them be moved!

    Finally, I would like to share with fellow practitioners one paragraph of Master's Fa in "Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago," and let's use the Fa to encourage each other:

    "So many years have passed over the course of history, the Three Realms have existed for so long, and so many sentient beings have come here over time, but all hopes are being placed in this one moment out of all the ages. This instant is precious beyond measure. Completing the last leg of this journey well is what's most magnificent."

    August 8, 2005


    New Zealand Practitioner: Making Progress while Establishing An Exercise Site

    (Clearwisdom.net) First, I have to thank Master for his saving compassion. I can really feel that Master takes care of each Dafa practitioner at all times. Without Master's compassion, none of us could return home. I think whatever I do, I do for myself. However I might try, I cannot express my appreciation enough to Master. The purpose of my writing this article is to encourage more practitioners to establish exercise sites. Group study and exercise is the cultivation environment of Falun Dafa practitioners.

    I emigrated to New Zealand in 2002. Since I was persecuted in China, my family didn't want me to join any Dafa activities at that time. And I also had the attachment of fear, so I could not step out in public. I have returned to joining in the Fa-rectification for almost two years now. During these two years, I think that the most significant thing I did was to establish an exercise site. And I also improved my Xinxing during the process.

    There were several reasons for establishing the exercise site:1. When I was clarifying the truth, some Chinese people said, "There are so many parks here, but we never see you do exercises there. You just go to the Chinese Consulate to disgrace our Chinese people." I couldn't respond at that time. We are right to protest against the persecution in front of the Chinese consulate, however I feel we also need to do the exercises more often in the parks.2. I even walked down a wrong path during my personal cultivation, and I blamed that on the fact that there wasn't an exercise site near my location, so that I came out late. Comparing other people to myself, I wanted to create an environment for those practitioners who had just come from China and had more of a human mentality. In this environment, they can easily give up their attachments and follow Master back home.3. Other practitioners helped during our studying the Fa and sharing experiences. For example, Mrs. Wei shared her experience in their exercise site, and encouraged me to establish a new exercise site. Ms. Sui gave me a small flag, and helped me write words on the cloth, etc.

    When I stepped out, I gave up the attachment of fear. However, I still worried about myself and did not believe in myself. All in all, that was only because I lacked righteous thoughts. When I gave up the human mentality and really established the exercise site, it was so natural and smooth. It wasn't as difficult as what I had imagined. I simply invited other practitioners to come to join group exercise.

    I recognize that the difficulty of establishing an exercise site is persistence. I even keep the exercise site to myself for several months. Later on, I talked about this exercise site during group Fa study, and more practitioners then joined me. When I thought about giving up the exercise site, Master's new articles always gave me confidence and support. Especially after distributing the article "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People" last year, I understood that the exercise sites are not only the best environment for doing our exercises, but also the best environment for clarifying the truth, for everyday people coming to obtain the Fa, and for bringing the new practitioners to begin cultivation.

    During that time, I improved my tolerance and my confidence. I became more compassionate and understanding of other practitioners, I made progress in my understanding of Dafa, and I could understand the shortcomings of other practitioners - especially new ones. I improved in many, many things, step by step.

    We came because of the Fa. It is so fortunate that we can study the Fa, become Master's disciples, and cultivate during the Fa-rectification. It is the most glorious state in the history of the universe. Everything that we do is for ourselves. I cannot say that I help to clarify the truth; I cannot say that I help to validate Dafa. All these things are arranged by Master. What we can do is remember, "I am a cultivator." When I realize that I am a practitioner, I know how I should follow Dafa.

    The above is my understanding at this stage in my cultivation. Some of it is very shallow. Please correct any wrong points.


    Rescuing My Mother with Solid Righteous Thoughts

    (Clearwisdom.net) It was about 9 p.m. that evening when my father called. He was telling me that my mother went out around 2 p.m. in the afternoon with some truth clarification materials, but never returned. We learned that my mother had gone with another practitioner from the other practitioner's family, and that they were both missing. The other family was worried as well. I was once jailed for a long time because of passing out materials, so my father was worried about my mother. I told him to send forth righteous thoughts. When I got home, I hid all the Dafa books and materials, and then sent forth righteous thoughts all night without sleeping.

    The other practitioner's family came to see us the next morning and we comforted them. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts at work. In the afternoon, policemen and the 610 office people illegally searched my parents' house. It was the second time that we experienced this. They then imprisoned my mother and the other practitioner into the detention center. At night, my brother, sister-in-law, my father and I got together. We were all saddened and frustrated. My brother called one of his friends, who is a policeman, asking for information about this situation. I told him not to spend any money to bribe the police; I encouraged them to be more positive, and not to acknowledge the evil's persecution of Dafa disciples. I said that I would go to the "610 office" the next morning and ask them to release the jailed. I asked them to go with me, but none of them wanted to accompany me. At about 10 p.m. that night, I went to that practitioner's house and asked her family to go with me. But they were mad and blamed me for everything; saying that it was my mother who asked that practitioner to go out, and that it is her fault, and then they threw me out of their house.

    On the third morning, I dressed up in a suit and shoes that I only wear for special occasions. I also wore a bright tie, the one I was wearing when I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. At 6 a.m., I went to another practitioner's house and asked her to expose this situation on the website and to inform other local practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts.

    At 7 a.m., I arrived at the district government building. The 610 office is located on the north side on the first floor of this building. It was too early, so I stood next to a window at the stairs to the second floor, where I could see the front gate and the yard. While waiting there, I calmly sent forth righteous thoughts. People passed by me occasionally.

    At 8 a.m., people were coming to work. The first 610 office person who came to work was a 30 to 40 year old woman. I told her about my mother and asked her to release my mother. She told me that she was present yesterday when my mother was arrested, so she knew about this matter. Then she told me how my mother resisted them, and how severe and bad the situation is. I told her with dignity that my mother did not break any laws, and they should not have arrested her. At that time, 3 more people came to work. I asked the chief of the 610 office to release my mother, but he said that it was the police department not them who arrested her, and told me to deal with the police department. He called the 610 office in that particular police department and asked the chief to come over to his office. Then he said to me that he understood how I felt, but that this matter is very serious. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts during the entire process.

    After one hour, the chief of the 610 office from the police department arrived with a rude fellow accompanying him. They threatened me and said that they would not release my mother; moreover, they were going to sentence my mother to the labor camp. They also tried to convince me with "nice words" to accept their action. But my courage and thoughts of rescuing these fellow practitioners, and my solid belief in the Fa and Master was not shakable. The chief of the 610 office from the police department asked me if I still was a practitioner, and I said yes. He even said that I was of the same character as "the Falun Gong practitioners in the early days." I immediately realized my attachment to compliments from others.

    Around 10:30 a.m., they told me to go home and not to interfere with their work. I went out of the building but stood next to the front door in order to calmly send forth righteous thoughts. The guards on duty, who were not more than 3 meters from me, changed shifts often while I was there, but I kept sending forth righteous thoughts towards the government building. The luxury cars (which are the government officials' cars) also passed by me occasionally. At around 3 p.m. in the afternoon, two people from the 610 office came to me, accompanied by a police officer from that police station. One of them, who gave me water in the office previously, didn't say anything, the other one said that it is of no use to stand here even it was for 10 days, and then he claimed that they would release my mother. He asked me to go home first. I blamed them for arresting an old lady just because she practices Falun Gong. I said if she was their mother, would they not also do something in order to rescue her? The policeman, who was mean at first, changed his attitude and then talked to me nicely. They said that they understood my feelings being her son. But I knew that I could not rescue my mother with an everyday person's emotions. What I was doing was eliminating the evil with righteous thoughts, and rescuing a fellow practitioner who was being persecuted. At that time, more and more people came by to see what was going on. Because the policemen asked me to leave, I didn't insist on staying and left.

    The fourth day was my brother-in-law's wedding. So, I didn't do anything but stayed at the wedding. My father went to the 610 office in the police department, but was unable to find anybody to talk to. So, he went to the 610 office in the district government. He was a member of the CCP, and had been deeply polluted by the CCP. Although he quit the party with a fake name, he still didn't have a deep understanding of the CCP. On that evening, he blamed me that I had put the 610 office people in a dilemma when I was standing at the gate of the government building, and caused them to be confused and they did not know what to do. Father's words made me sad. I encouraged and comforted him from the Fa.

    The fifth day was a Saturday. I arrived at the government building at 8 a.m. I stood across the street and sent forth righteous thoughts towards it. I left for a while to do some other things, and returned around noon. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts without having lunch. Since it was a weekend, the guards were not on duty. Every now and then, the guards peeked at me through the window.

    In afternoon, a monk who was wandering around came to me. He said something, but due to his southern accent, I only had a rough idea of what he was telling me. He said that the situation would become better at a certain time, and he thought that I am a good person, so he wanted to give me a miniature Buddha's statue he carried with him which was consecrated. I thanked him, but didn't accept the Buddha statue. He insisted and said that this was not for me to get a fortune or some promotion; instead, it was supposed to protect me. He wanted to give me this, because he thought that I was a good person. I had a hard time refusing the statue he wanted to give me, but suddenly I realized that this was a serious problem. I have to take the path arranged by Master, and I am protected by Master. How would I deal with this picture, if I were to take it? Therefore, I firmly refused. After he left, I realized that I had the attachment to time and the end of the persecution that he had mentioned. After this realization, I stopped thinking about his words. I resumed sending forth righteous thoughts, and thought of Master. For some reason, I could not stop shedding tears. I was standing there, solidly sending forth righteous thoughts and tears were streaming down my face. I left after about 5 hours.

    On the sixth morning, I got there around 8 a.m. After a while, two former local practitioners, who now follow the evil's path, came to me and started talking nonsense. I did not know them, so I asked them to have some self-respect and not cause harm for them by doing wrong deeds. I then ignored them and kept sending forth righteous thoughts with my eyes closed; they then left. After they had left, people from my former work place came to me and with "nice words" asked me to leave. I told them about my mother, and asked them not to bother me any more. One of them told me that people from the government office asked them to persuade me to leave. I didn't pay any more attention to them. At around 11:30 a.m., the 610 office in the district government called the police to drive me away. Around 12 noon, I returned to the same spot and continued to send forth righteous thoughts. People from my old work place and policemen from the police station came again and wanted to drive me away. I refused to leave. Around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, my parents-in-law came. They were fearful and took me back to their house.

    On the seventh morning, it was raining when I arrived at 8 a.m. and I sent forth righteous thoughts under an umbrella. After about 10 minutes, the chief of the 610 office came to me and with a phony nice tone of voice he asked me to take a rest in his office. I refused. After a while, he called the police to take me away to the police station. On the way to the police station, a policeman cursed at me in the car. In the station, they illegally searched me and then the police department's 610 office head talked to me. I asked him to explain why they brought me here, searched me and cursed me. I also asked him when they would release my mother. He answered that they cannot make this decision right away, but they would do it as soon as possible. I told them that I cannot wait at home and do nothing. Long after he left, the deputy police station chief came to talk to me. He said he was ordered to take me here by the district CCP committee, the district government and the 610 office. I asked him why they took orders from some people, instead of doing things according to the law. I didn't break any law, why did they kidnap me and bring me here? Around 12:30 p.m., they let me go.

    At 4:40 p.m., I went back to the government building to continue sending forth righteous thoughts. At 5:15 p.m., the 610 office called my brother to come over to their office. After one hour, my brother stepped out of their office and asked me to go home. I went home after it got dark. When I arrived at home, my brother told me that he saw the flyers my mother was passing out. He said that it was so anti-CCP, so anti-revolutionary and very serious. My father also tried to tell me how solid and tough the CCP's governing is. Their words made me very sad, and I almost cried. I went to work without having dinner.

    It was raining again on the eighth morning. Since I got off work late that morning, I arrived at the government building around 8:30 a.m. Around 9 a.m., they took me to the police station. My brother came to the station at around 9:30 a.m. He brought some clothes for my mother. After a while, I was taken to the police station chief. The chief and a person I've never seen before were waiting for me in a room. That person threatened me. I scolded them for cursing, illegally searching, and jailing an innocent old lady till now. After a while, they took me to another room. The 610 office chief in the police department took pictures and video taped me. I calmly sat on the couch, looking out of the window, and was ignoring them. After a few minutes, my brother came and told me that I can go home now. He also told me that the person who was talking to me is the vice chief of the police department. The vice chief told my brother to take my mother home at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

    At 1 p.m., I returned to the government building, and was sending forth righteous thoughts towards it from a distance. Around 1:30 p.m., they called my brother in a flurry to take me home.

    At 3 p.m., my mother was released and returned home.

    It has been a while since this incident had happened. We returned to our peaceful life, and walked the path of Fa-rectification, like nothing ever happened. But actually, we went through a severe and tough situation. I have been practicing for 7 years. Although I've never seen Master, I feel that no matter how difficult the situation is, it makes me very happy to do what Master told us to do, and it is the most comfortable and solid walk on the path arranged by Master. I don't cultivate very well during my daily life, and I had taken the wrong path in cultivation. I cannot be called a good disciple of Master. I feel that I don't know how to feel less ashamed when I finally have the fortune to see Master.

    This is some of my experiences and shallow understanding. Please correct me with compassion if I am wrong.

    July 5, 2005


    Middle School Student Stops Political Science Teacher from Defaming Falun Gong

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    I am a middle school student. I have practiced Falun Gong with my mother for many years. During 'the persecution, I have been clarifying the facts to everyone I know. I would like to share my experience with fellow practitioners.

    From studying Dafa books, I feel that "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" are sacred universal principles, and Falun Dafa is a precious practice that is hard to come by in tens of thousands of years. Therefore, I like to clarify the facts to my teachers and classmates. Because of the Chinese Communist Party' propaganda, many people harbor prejudice against Falun Gong. I really worry about them, so I often clarify the facts to them in private.

    The political science teacher talked about the defamatory propaganda against Falun Gong and asked the students, "The government has long oppressed Falun Gong. Why do so many people still practice it then?" I answered, "Because Falun Gong is the true law of the universe. Since Master Li started teaching Falun Gong in 1992, "'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" 'has taken deep root in people's hearts." The teacher kept on slandering Dafa. I solemnly stated, "Falun Gong teaches people to be good. Why do you say it' is bad?"

    Instantly, all 84 students turned their attention to me. They all stared at me. The teacher switched to another topic. After class, some classmates came to ask me questions. I took this chance to clarify the facts of Falun Gong and the persecution.

    Later, practitioners clarified the facts by giving out pens with "Falun Dafa is good" stickers to the students. Some students peeled the stickers off, however. When I found a discarded sticker, I posted it onto the frame of the blackboard. The sticker had blue characters on a white background, so it was very eye-catching on the dark brown blackboard frame. Many of my classmates gathered in a circle to examine the sticker. Some even read out aloud, "Falun Dafa is good." Others questioned, "Who put it here?" I solemnly answered, "'I did."

    I thoroughly read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I was shocked by the evil nature of the so-called "great, glorious, and correct" Chinese Communist Party. It poisons all Chinese people with its evil propaganda. If people do not quit from its organizations and purge the mark of the beast, the evil will control them. I decided to quit from this evil cult. I visited my school's party secretary, Xu Weiyun. I told her about the evil history of the Communist Party and my decision to quit. She urged me not to quit and asked me to consider my future. She even offered to pay the membership fee for me. However, I firmly refused all the offers and withdrew from the Party's youth organization.

    I will enter high school in September, but my middle school does not allow me to take the entrance exam for magnet schools. A writing teacher asked us to write a paper on the degenerate moral quality of today's society. In the paper, I expounded my view: denying students from taking the entrance exam of magnet high schools violates human rights. In addition, I explained that Communist Party had never practiced morality. For example, Mao Zedong's actions brought China serious disasters. The June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre was also a consequence of the Communist rule. Furthermore, Jiang Zemin is a traitor, for he sold a large piece of Chinese territory to Russia. My mother advised me not to turn the paper in, because she feared retribution from the school. All I wrote was true, so why should I be scared. I submitted it without hesitation. Finally, my school allowed me to take the entrance exam for the magnet schools.

    These are only small things. They are far from what Master asked us to do'. I will follow the path arranged by Master and save more sentient beings.

    If you see any shortcomings in what I did or wrote, please kindly point it out.

    Heshi.

    8/7/2005


    Only Righteous Thoughts and Firm Belief in Dafa Can Save People

    Shared at the 2005 Washington DC Falun Dafa Conference

    (Clearwidom.net) Greetings, respected Master and fellow practitioners. Today, I feel fortunate to share some of my cultivation experiences with you all. I wholeheartedly thank Master for giving me such a precious predestined relationship to cultivate and "assist Master as he journeys through the human world" and to progress through cultivation with my fellow practitioners in Washington, DC.

    At one group Fa study, a practitioner mentioned that he did not want to write an experience sharing paper because he feared that upon reading it others would think he had not cultivated well. Still another practitioner said that he did not want to write an experience sharing paper to avoid the xinxing test that would come if he wrote one. I said that I did not want to write one because I felt that I did not have anything much to write. But later when I read the Fa, I thought, "Do I really have nothing to write? And, was concluding that there was nothing to write in line with validating the Fa, or with something else?' I recalled that one practitioner mentioned something during that same experience sharing: "During our process of cultivation practice, sharing experiences raises our xinxing and is an aspect of validating the Fa." So, I will share some things.

    Recently, I saw the efforts of fellow practitioners to validate the Fa and my heart brightened. As Master says in the poem, "True Sayings," from Hong Yin II,

    "Gods and Buddhas come to the world
    Sentence after sentence, spilling out true sayings
    Things of heaven, earth, humans and gods
    True secrets are spread for Fa"

    In "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference," Master says:

    "So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you--evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you. If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil's persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa."

    I realized ever more clearly, that no matter what Fa-validating project we do, if we do not do it as a cultivator should, then our work will not have the power to save people. Furthermore, no matter how others think of me or what they say, and no matter how many projects I do, the most important thing is to do the three things well in the state of a cultivator. Even one thought or idea of ours is likely to determine whether other beings can be saved. Dafa gives me an ever more solid foundation of cultivation and helps me to hold my righteous thoughts and righteous actions at all times.

    After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I told my relatives in China about it. At that time, I had not yet read through the Nine Commentaries. One of my relatives became upset and said that I was involving myself in politics and that exposing the history of the Party meant that we opposed the Party. I stayed very calm and said that on the issue of politics she was just repeating the propaganda spread by the Party. She replied that I merely refuted her point but did not give any reasons. From her point of view, I had nothing to say. But we know that the Party is anti-universe, and that itself is the biggest reason to oppose it.

    Later, I shared my experience with fellow practitioners, and was surprised to hear that when fellow practitioners introduced the Nine Commentaries to their families they spoke about gods, divine retribution, and prophesy about the future. Through this, I found that I had a problem: I did not believe 100 percent in the existence of gods. I shrunk at the thought of mentioning gods to my relatives. I did not truly believe Master's words and I did not truly believe in Dafa. When I read the solemn statement by The Epoch Times on the Nine Commentaries, I was shocked and apprehensive. It felt like many of my notions were being pounded out of me.

    Afterwards, I recalled that this relative had accompanied me a while back to visit a Daoist temple to ask for peace. Believing I had found a good example to convince her of the existence of gods, I called her up to remind her of our trip. But she replied, "I do not believe in gods. The only reason I went with you to the temple back then was because I hoped it would help you reach psychological balance." I kept talking to her but she kept pulling me on to different tangents. I gave up again. When I looked at myself I found that I still did not truly believe in gods. When I mentioned gods, I spoke evasively. I felt that had I truly believed in gods being all around us, like the chairs here that I see with my flesh eyes, I would have spoken differently.

    After this, I read through the Nine Commentaries - all of them, several times. When I read them the first time, I felt my thoughts clearing up dramatically and I was filled with righteous thoughts. I thought to myself, "Old forces, I completely understand you now. From now on, I will not allow my mind to hold you." Before when I worked on projects to validate the Fa, I often thought about how to avoid interference and avoid persecution. Now, I no longer trouble myself over the false existence of the old forces. If anything comes up, I just clear it up. If I see an attachment, I send righteous thoughts to eliminate it and at the same time ask Master for help - not to eliminate my attachment but to eliminate any delays it may cause in saving others.

    Soon after, that relative called me. This time, I was confident and no longer anxious. When we chatted about daily life I sincerely listened to her. After listening to her, I said, "I have a wish. I hope you will withdraw from the Communist Party." She said, "If more and more people are withdrawing from the Party, why don't you announce exactly how many people withdraw each day?" I boldly and assuredly said, "That's wrong! Falun Gong has been persecuted for six years. It does not need any form to prove itself. The facts prove that Falun Gong cannot be eliminated by persecution. Why do we ask you to withdraw from the Party? We are truly doing this for you. Of the past cultivators, who took care of non-cultivators?" My relative asked, "If I use an alias to withdraw from the Party, will that be effective?" I helped her by saying, "Ancient people said, 'Gentlemen have their behavior and refrain from doing things.' You are doing this to be responsible to yourself. It is fine since Heaven knows, the earth knows, and you yourself know." She replied, "Then you can help me to withdraw." Later, my relative called me after a colleague laughed at the idea of people withdrawing from the Party. I told her, "What do ordinary people know? They just follow the crowd. You yourself know that you have made the correct decision."

    Since then, I witnessed the power of righteous belief. Although I have not yet mentioned the word "god," I found when I read Zhuan Falun from the angle of saving beings, the book took on another appearance. I no longer always consider how I cultivate, but rather how I can save people and how to validate the Fa. It seems that this experience was the first time I truly went beyond the range of cultivating for myself.

    Once, while doing a media project, I met a media company that supported the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In the past I would have been disinclined to talk much with the reporter. But now I thought I needed to create an opportunity to talk with this media company because I know it needs to be saved. I told the reporter that I worked for NTDTV and am also a Falun Gong practitioner. I asked him whether he had read the Nine Commentaries. He said yes, and then raised some questions: "The Communist Party does not believe in communism. So why do you comment on the Communist Party?" I told him that we comment on the Communist Party in order to save people - it's not for ourselves. I said, " The CCP has persecuted Falun Gong practitioners who cultivate Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance, which is a monstrous crime for which the CCP will be punished by the heavens. In the past, in Chinese traditional culture, monks were 'half gods' as long as they became monks. So many Chinese are withdrawing from the Communist Party in order to ensure their safety. Nowadays many people refuse to understand the truth and are hostile to Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance - such a good belief - because of the thoughts that the Party has engrained in them. Therefore we must make clear to them what the Communist Party is." When I talked about NTDTV's Chinese New Year Gala, he tactfully said that the programs were too distant from modern society. I told him why NTDTV chose to make the programs like that. I told him that Commentary 6 of the Nine Commentaries explains that the CCP destroyed traditional culture. I cited a concrete example of this for him, in that the CCP destroyed Buddhism and forced monks and nuns to marry and so on.

    To speak of another experience, during the recent "Quit the CCP" parade in Chicago, I suddenly felt that I could speak Cantonese. Since I went to middle school in Guangzhou, I can speak it a little, but my ability to speak Cantonese has never been able to reach the level where I can express anything at will. But by having the heart to save people, Master gave me the ability to speak fluently that day. All good experiences about clarifying the truth with the Nine Commentaries that fellow practitioners had shared in previous experience sharing conferences appeared in my mind and I was able to use them at will. This is also the first time I mentioned the term gods to everyday people in a dignified way. I said, "Gods will extinguish the CCP because the CCP perpetrates every kind of crime. Though the CCP looks very fierce, human beings can never be higher than gods. In the recent tsunami disaster, several hundred thousand people died in a flash. Several hundred thousand of the CCP's troops are tiny in front of the gods. Withdrawing from the CCP ensures your safety." That person continuously nodded and thanked me. Several other people did not understand and said to me, "Only these several people are withdrawing. Do you know how many people in China are involved with the CCP every day?" Hearing their tone, I said with the force of justice, "Our goal is to save people, not to destroy the CCP. We can save a person when he or she withdraws. Our goal is not to have the number of people withdrawing become more than the number of people joining the CCP in order to destroy it. We are saving people." They were shocked. Some didn't say anything but I could feel that their hearts had been moved.

    I now understand why I initially did not have anything to say to that relative's "Anti-Party" theory. Since at that time I did not have much mercy to save people, she thought that we opposed the Party. I discovered that every time I clarify the truth well and the effect is good, I was able to pass on information about Dafa and I could use words at will. Dafa gives me the solid foundation of cultivation so that I am not moved when I meet people who oppose me. Dafa gives me wisdom so I can figure out a person's deeper problem that goes beyond their words. Whether the effect of clarifying the truth is good or not depends directly on whether I am studying the Fa well or not. In order to save people, I have more motivation to study the Fa. I really feel that I am a god who is wrapped in a human being's skin.

    Master said,

    "Besides, exposing the persecution is not the ultimate purpose of a Dafa disciple's cultivation." ("Master's Fa Taught in the International Teleconference")

    "So, no matter how agonizing it is or how hard it is, we're Dafa disciples, so we aren't going after anything of ordinary people, and you're clear about your ultimate goal: we want to achieve the Consummation of a cultivator. What we want to obtain is something ordinary people could never obtain." ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003")

    My current understanding of these words is that validating the Fa is the goal and significance of our existence as Dafa practitioners. In the future, we will be the kings of all levels of the universes. We will provide the environments for all kinds of living beings. Being able to be a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification is the greatest fortune for a being. At the same time, we also shoulder the great responsibility entrusted to us by the universe.

    Let us treasure this eternal, most fortunate gift together. Thank you, Master, and thank you, everybody.


    Health Benefits from Practicing Falun Dafa


    The Story of My "Older Sister"

    (Clearwisdom.net) One day in January 2005, a woman in her fifties came to our Falun Dafa exercise practice site at six o'clock in the morning. Upon arrival, she immediately sat with us to send forth righteous thoughts. It appeared that she could comfortably sit in the double lotus position (the sitting position for the fifth Falun Dafa exercise, where one leg is crossed on top of the other). After we had finished the exercises, I asked her how long she had been practicing and how it was that I had never met her before. She replied that this was her first day and she had only read six pages of the Falun Dafa text, Zhuan Falun over a period of two days. She is the main character of this story. Since she is older than most of us, we all call her "older sister" and her husband "older brother."

    "Older sister" did not have a formal education. She started to act in plays at age thirteen. She said she had a natural talent in acting, language, and sewing. She is pretty good at playing any type of character. She learned to read from memorizing her lines and learning different languages. But she only knows a limited number of Chinese characters.

    Traditional plays are mostly based on historical stories about loyalty, piety, virtue and righteousness. Thus "older sister" has a deep understanding of traditional values. She is a very kind, righteous and gracious person. But she has a bad temper. "Older sister" had a hard life. Her parents divorced when she was still very young and so she grew up with her father and stepmother. She did not have a happy childhood and she went through many hardships. Perhaps those hardships established a foundation for her cultivation in her later years.

    In February of 2004, she found an abnormality in her breast. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. "Older brother" tried to get hold of the best medicine available for her, yet they all had a foul smell and taste, but nevertheless she continued to take all sorts of Chinese medicines. However, the effect was limited. Ever since her illness, she never had a good nights sleep. She had to take sleeping pills that resulted in drowsiness and confusion. She felt bad physically and mentally.

    In January of 2005, a friend introduced Falun Dafa to "older sister" and her husband. This friend also gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun and told her that many genuine practitioners recovered from terminal illnesses without taking any medicine. "Older sister" half believed and half doubted what she heard. That night, she spent half an hour reading Zhuan Falun. Because she does not know all the characters, she read very slowly. She read three pages, but she slept really well that night and felt pretty good the next day. Since she had not had a good night's sleep since her illness, she was a little moved. She thought she would try again. She read another three pages the second night and again she slept very well. She was so excited and amazed by the power of Falun Dafa; she came to believe this would save her life. On the morning of the third day, she found the Falun Dafa exercise site.

    Ever since "older sister" started practicing Falun Gong, she has always been the first one to arrive at the practice site and she always practices for the full two hours. "Old brother" worries that she goes out so early in the morning, so he came with her. As a result, he also started to practice. Every day, the two of them arrive at the practice site before anyone else, never missing a single day. Only after a week of practicing Falun Dafa did "older sister" start to tell her friends and family members about the practice. She used herself as an example. She wanted all her friends and family to know about such a wonderful practice. Although she spoke well, it seems that few of them have the same standard of enlightenment quality as her.

    The second day "older sister" started the practice; she asked about the meaning of sending forth righteous thoughts and why we do it. We told her about the purpose, meaning, time and mnemonics. Since then she does it everyday without letting up. One day in March, we were sharing some experiences about informing people about the practice and the persecution. "Older sister" did not seem to understand. We thought since she was a new practitioner it would be difficult to ask her to immediately participate in the activities that we take part in to allow people to learn about the practice and the horrific persecution, so at first we did not tell her the importance of such activities. But she took the initiative and asked. She does not know how to write and she cannot ride a bicycle. So she would drag her small shopping cart, walk to fellow practitioners' home, and take home hundreds and thousands of Falun Dafa materials already placed in envelopes. She would then put stamps on them and mail them out. Her daughter has a computer, so she asked some technicians to install a software program used for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa on it. Although she does not know how to operate the computer, she asks her daughter to help her and to use the Internet as a means to let more people learn the truth.

    For the entire first week that "older sister" started practicing, she slept very well. On the evening of the eighth day she saw some expensive Chinese medicine made of musk at home. She thought, "It is a waste not to eat such expensive medicine. Maybe my illness will be cured even faster if I take the medicine and practice Falun Gong." So she took several pills, but she could not sleep well the whole night. The next morning, she woke up with coughing and other cold symptoms. She then took some cold medicine. On the way to the practice site, she vomited all the medicine out. After two hours of practice, her whole body felt better. She immediately enlightened to that she no longer needs to take medicine.

    "Older sister" is a very good actor. Whenever there is a play, the theatrical troupe boss would ask her to play. In the past, she would get angry and started scolding if something upset her. There is one time after she started practicing Falun Dafa when the boss threw a fit at her for no reason, but she did not get angry and stayed calm. She said she felt that her character had changed. One time she had very bad stomachache right before the taping. She thought, "Teacher, I came all the way to play. But my stomach hurts so bad that I cannot play. How embarrassing is it for me to get paid for doing nothing?" Suddenly, her stomach stopped hurting and she was able to finish taping. She remembered that Teacher had said in his lectures once, that one could ask Teacher for help when in need and that is also a test of whether one believes in Teacher or not.

    Because "older sister" cannot read very well, she is very slow when it comes to reading. Some of the concepts in Zhuan Falun are not easily understood, such as molecules, atoms, the universe, time-space, micro-cosmos, and macro-cosmos, etc. We tried our best to explain them to her and she seemed to gain a better understanding. We often download articles from Falun Dafa related websites and pass them around at the practice site. Although "older sister" reads slowly, she remembers the complete contents after reading the article only once. I truly admire her ability.

    Her illness karma manifests on her body in the way that she could see it everyday. She is being tested daily. Sometimes she would think about using medicine to help speed the recovery. But on her second thought, she realizes that there is no need for any bandage or medicine.

    Many cultivators' tests come from those around us. Her husband occasionally would say something unkind to her, and "older sister" would feel very bad and she would tell us about it. We told her that that was her tests and she needed to eliminate karma and pass the test in order to improve. Because she is new to cultivation, we try our best to help her. Whenever she has tests, we do our best to tell her how to approach it from perspective of the principles taught in Falun Dafa. She has very good enlightenment quality; she can usually immediately enlighten to it. When we later share our understandings, she could always speak from the' perspective of the teachings laid out in Falun Dafa. Although she read slowly, it does not interfere with her understanding of Falun Dafa's principles. Her character improves very quickly. Her complexion improved daily, and she looks younger too. Her face shows an appearance of kindness and compassion.

    She told her husband, "Falun Gong has saved my life. Otherwise, I would still be in bed waiting to die. I would be suffering and you would be suffering too. You should thank Falun Dafa." She also thanks Falun Dafa for giving her a new perspective on life - to return to ones true self. She said she would do her best in The Three Things and not waste the new life that Teacher Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, has given her. Thank you, merciful Teacher.


    New Practitioner: "Revered Teacher Gave Me a Second Chance at Life"

    (Clearwisdom.net) My family lives in Anhui Province. I am 59 years old. One day during August 2003, I felt a small lump inside my neck. I went to the hospital and was informed that I had lymph cancer. Since my family was poor, my elder brother and children had to struggle to find twenty thousand yuan to pay for my medical treatment. I underwent surgery in the Hefei Hospital. Later I learned that the lymph cancer I had was malignant. Any further operation would accelerate its spread and hasten death. Since my family could not afford to pay for the treatment, the doctor advised my family not to spend more money. Whatever I wanted to eat, they just tried to accommodate my request. In the end, I ended up depending on some medication and vitamins to prolong my life.

    During October of 2004, I was happy and most fortunate to come upon Dafa. There was a Falun Gong practitioner living in my village. He visited my husband and inquired about my illness. My husband replied that it was a "hopeless" case. Everyday, I had to depend on the medication to sustain my life. The Falun Gong practitioner told my husband to let me study and practice Falun Gong. As everything is free, he also gave him some information material. The next day I went to the practice site. Upon my arrival, fellow practitioners recited Zhuan Falun for me. Since I am illiterate, everyday I listened to the readings, and I also continued taking the injection treatments that I routinely received to fight my illness. On my third day of attending practice, while concentrating on the study, I forgot that it was time for me to receive my daily dose, so I missed the injection. From then onward, all my fever and symptoms went away, the wounds that were left from the operation also ceased to be painful.

    That very night, I had a dream. In the dream, I saw beautiful houses and roads. The beauty and splendor could not be described and expressed by our language. The houses all had semi-circle, arch-shaped entrances, and there were many people inside. When I started to mention this at the practice site, fellow practitioners said that this was the path revered Teacher had arranged for me, and the choice was up to me. As I pondered in my heart, I knew I must walk the path arranged by our Teacher and follow it to the end.

    In Zhuan Falun, Master said,

    "You might not get a human body in several hundred years; perhaps you obtain it in one thousand years. Once you get a human body, you do not even know how to treasure it. If you reincarnate into a piece of rock, you will be unable to come out in ten thousand years. If that piece of rock is not smashed or weathered away, you will never be able to emerge. Attaining a human body is so difficult! If a person can truly obtain Dafa, this person is simply most fortunate."

    No matter how busy I am, I need to listen to the Fa and practice the exercises.

    From then onward, everyday, regardless of the weather conditions, I attended the practice session. Fellow practitioners recited the lectures for me to listen. In the opening paragraph of lecture one in Zhuan Falun, Master said,

    "I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa."

    I became enlightened to Master's teachings in the Fa and from that day onward I measured every deed and action in my daily life with the Fa principles. My cancer miraculously disappeared without a trace. I became healthy, and my body weight went back up to around 120 pounds. The old clothing purchased by my children did not fit me any more. At present, I am still coming to the practice site to learn the Fa and practice the exercises. I am really happy. If I had not practiced Falun Dafa, the remains of my bones would have withered and turned to ashes by. It was our revered Teacher that granted me a second life.

    August 6, 2005


    News From China


    Latest News from China - August 9, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Liping, Tortured by the Changchun No. 3 Detention Center, is in Critical Condition
    2. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Practitioner Ms. Yang Mingxiang Arrested by the Local 610 Office
    3. [Tieli Shuangfeng, Heilongjaing Province] Ms. Ma Hong Illegally Arrested and Detained
    4. [Pei County, Jiangsu Province] Persecution Details of Seven Practitioners
    5. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ma Xueqing Arrested
    6. [Zaozhuang, Shandong Province] Song Zhaotian Arrested and Abducted From her Home by the 610 Office
    7. [Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province] The Situation of Ms. Zhang Peiyun's Arrest
    8. [Gaocheng, Hebei Province] Practitioners Ms. Zhang Jianfeng and Ms. Li Fuxin Arrested
    9. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Yang Yurong Arrested
    10. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Chu Hua from Dajinjia Village of Shiliang Town Arrested

    1. [Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Liping, Tortured by the Changchun No. 3 Detention Center, is in Critical Condition

    Ms. Zhang Liping, 33 years old, is a resident of Liaoyuan City. She is currently being detained at the Changchun No. 3 Detention Center for preparing Dafa materials. She has been tortured very severely and can hardly look after herself. Currently she is receiving emergency treatment at Changchun City Tiebei Jail and Forced Labor Camp Hospital. Her life is in immediate danger.

    The phone number for the Director of the Changchun No. 3 Detention Center: 86-431-4162709 ext 8041

    The Political Instructor: 86-431-4162709 ext. 8042

    2. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Practitioner Ms. Yang Mingxiang Arrested by the Local 610 Office

    At 11:40 a.m. on August 2, 2005, Ms. Yang Mingxiang, from Changle County Garment Factory, was arrested and abducted from her home by the Changle County 610 Office. She is currently being jailed at the Weifang City Brainwashing Class. The authorities extorted two thousand yuan in cash from her.

    3. [Tieli Shuangfeng, Heilongjaing Province] Ms. Ma Hong Illegally Arrested and Detained

    Ms. Ma Hong, around 30 years old, is a taxi-driver and a resident of Tieli Shuangfeng, Heilongjiang Province. She was arrested on June 2, 2005, by the Shuangfeng Police Substation and is still detained there today.

    4. [Pei County, Jiangsu Province] Persecution Details of Seven Practitioners

    Ms. Wang Guilan was over 60 years old. In November 2004, she was reported, arrested and taken to the Pei County Public Security Bureau. In July 2005, the court sentenced her to three years, and she has been sent to Nanjing City for detention.

    Ms. Zhang Xiufeng, (over sixty years old), and Ms. Dong Min, (over 40 years old), were arrested while clarifying the truth and were sentenced to two years of forced labor. They are currently being jailed at Nanjing Jurong Labor Camp. Ms. Dong Min was tortured until she became unable to eat and then fell unconscious. She was sent home in May 2005.

    Ms. Zhang Xiufeng's daughter, Ms. Wang Xinchun, and the following practitioners, are being jailed at Nanjing Jail. It is said that they have to do seventeen hours of slave labor eacg day, starting at 5:00 a.m. and finishing at 10:00 p.m.

    Mr. Pan Xujun, 36 years old, a teacher, was sentenced to seven years.
    Mr. Zong Xunyong, 34 years old, a bank employee, was sentenced to six years.
    Mr. Cao Houchun, 32 years old, an engineer, was sentenced to nine years.
    Ms. Wang Xinchun, 34 years old, an employee for the Education Committee, was sentenced to nine years.

    5. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ma Xueqing Arrested

    In the morning on July 28, 2005, Ms. Ma Xueqing from Dalian City was arrested on her way to work (at Kunming Street and Zhongshan Street). The Dalian City Public Security Bureau and the local police were involved in arresting him, and the responsible person is Liang Kun. Ms. Ma Xueqing is currently detained in the police substation.

    6. [Zaozhuang, Shandong Province] Song Zhaotian Arrested and Abducted From her Home by the 610 Office

    On August 5, 2005, Song Zhaotian, from Zaozhuang in Shandong Province, was arrested from his home by the 610 Office.

    7. [Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province] The Situation of Ms. Zhang Peiyun's Arrest

    At around 12 o'clock noon on July 12, 2005, Ms. Zhang Peiyun, who had become homeless for four years, was found and arrested by the police when she was on her way home to Zhuanpanchu, Zaoziping, Panzhihua City. Ms. Zhang Peiyun is currently being jailed at Yanbian County Detention Center and is being tortured there.

    The relevant phone numbers:

    Yanbian County Detention Center: 86-812-8653630

    The Reception Office of the National Security Team of the Panzhihua City Public Security Bureau: 86-812-3332018
    The team leader: 86-812-3323362
    The deputy team leader: 86-812-3323021, 86-812-3323035
    The 610 Office: 86-812-3323020

    8. [Gaocheng, Hebei Province] Practitioners Ms. Zhang Jianfeng and Ms. Li Fuxin Arrested

    On the afternoon on August 5, 2005, two police vehicles from the Gaocheng City Public Security Bureau of Hebei City broke into Ms. Zhang Jianfeng and Ms. Li Fuxin's home in Xiaoguozhuang Village of Zengcun Town. The police arrested them and took them to the Gaocheng City Detention Center.

    Responsible Persons:

    Sang Gangwei, director of the Gaocheng 610 Office: 86-311-88041042, 86-13933118866 (Cell)
    Wei Liyan: 86-311-88110029, 86-13933141926 (Cell)
    Tian Anguo, National Security Team: 86-311-88110090 (Office), 86-13931124835 (Cell)
    The Detention Center: 86-311-88042439

    9. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Yang Yurong Arrested

    Mr. Yang Yurong from Baotou City, Inner Mongolia, over 60 years old, is being detained at No. 19 Youyi Dajie, District No. 2. Twenty days ago Mr. Yang's home was searched and he was arrested by the team leader of the National Security Team of the Youyi Police Substation, Zheng Da'an.

    10. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Chu Hua from Dajinjia Village of Shiliang Town Arrested

    Ms. Chu Hua, from Dajinjia Village, Shiliang Town, Longkou City, Shandong Province, was arrested by the police and taken to the Shiliang Police Substation without warrant.


    182 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 284003 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

    (Clearwisdom.net) A "solemn declaration" is a person's public statement declaring to the world that whatever he or she has done or said under duress or deception that was against Falun Dafa is null and void. Most of these statements have come from Falun Dafa practitioners in China who wished to express regret that, in the face of physical torture and brainwashing, they had signed documents renouncing Dafa and guaranteeing not to practice again. Also, as more and more people in China learn the truth about how they have been deceived and lied to by the Jiang regime, many non-practitioners are also submitting "solemn declarations."

    Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

    Please click here for more Solemn Declarations.


    Summary of Other Articles and News - August 9, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. Severe Torture Inflicted on Mr. Yang Tinglu from Zhucheng City, Shandong Province

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Tinglu from Zhucheng City, Shandong Province was arrested and taken to the local police station on September 5, 1999. Policemen beat him until he lost hearing in both his ears. Blood leaked out from the vessels in his eyes causing blurred vision, and he was shocked with electric batons on his face, neck, and throat. He was detained for 30 days in a detention center, followed by another 20 days in Shiqiaozi Town (either in the police station or a government office). On July 9, 2000, officials illegally held Mr. Yang Tinglu in the Shiqiaozi Town Adult Education Building. Because he refused to write any words slandering Master Li, he was beaten until he could not even get up from the floor. They kept him locked up for 36 days just because his family had no money. He was finally released after his family was extorted out of 4200 yuan.

    http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/9/108043.html

    2. Persecution Facts from Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province

    The Fengcheng City 610 Office has abducted many Falun Dafa practitioners since April 2005. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Jin Xiuqing was tortured to death in one night. Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wen Cunfu's entire family was abducted. Mr. Wen Cunfu was sent to Dandong Forced Labor Camp. His daughter-in-law Zhou Jing was sent to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. His son Wen Jingsong is being detained in the Fengcheng City Detention Center. Mr. Wen Cunfu previously had tuberculosis and was cured by cultivating Falun Dafa. After being tortured for four months in the labor camp, his tuberculosis came back and he is now vomiting blood. The 610 Office refuses to release him even though his life is in danger. Two other Falun Dafa practitioners who were arrested are Mr. Jiang Jun from Hongqi Town, and Ms. Wang Shuzhen from Baoshan Town.

    http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/9/107997.html

    3. Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Ma Wenfu from Wei County, Hebei Province Detained for Two Years

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ma Wenfu is from Gujiatuan Village, Wei County, Hebei Province. He obtained the Fa in 1996 and greatly improved his health. In September 1999, when his wife was about to give birth to their child, lawless officials stormed into their home. After they ransacked the place, they locked him in the Hongqi Street Neighborhood Administration Office. He was released only after writing a guarantee statement, and his father was extorted out of two hundred yuan. In August 2001, Mr. Ma Wenfu went to Beijing to import merchandise and was arrested when passing by Tiananmen Square. He was locked up in the Yang Village Ke Township Government Office. After being held for 19 days, he escaped one evening when there was a dense fog. In August 2002, Mr. Ma Wenfu and several other fellow practitioners were arrested and taken to the Daiwangcheng Township Government Office where they were beaten by seven to eight men. In July 2003, after being detained for more than 11 months, he was sent to a brainwashing class, where he was held until being released on August 15, 2004.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/9/108046.html

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