Friday, October 07, 2005

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News and Events Around the World

  • FDI: Falun Gong News Bulletin
  • Malaysia: "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" Art Exhibition Introduces Falun Gong to People at Cameron Highlands (Photos)
  • Canberra, Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Annual "Floriade by Train" Festival (Photos)
  • Sydney, Australia: Practitioners Participate in Penrith Spring Celebration (Photos)
  • Maryland: Practitioners Participate in Frederick Street Festival (Photos)
  • Washington State, USA: Practitioners Participate in Salmon Days Festival (Photos)

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Government Officials in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province Arrest at Least 16 Falun Gong Practitioners
  • How Shengli Oil Field's Binhai Public Security Bureau Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)
  • Facts about the Recent Persecution of Dafa Practitioners at Dalian Forced Labor Camp
  • Five Falun Dafa Practitioners from Heilongjiang Province Arrested and Illegally Sentenced to Prison for Clarifying the Facts
  • Partial Listing of the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Gaoqing County and Hengtai County in Shandong Province
  • Falun Dafa Practitioners Tortured in Zhongba Forced Labor Camp, Guizhou Province
  • Practitioners Ms. Wang Caiqin and Ms. Cao Airong from Qingyang City, Gansu Province, Are Illegally Sentenced to Prison

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Reflections on the Abduction of Over Ninety Practitioners
  • A Falun Gong Practitioner Must Let Go of Human Thoughts, Have Faith in Teacher and the Fa, and Truly Cultivate
  • Thoughts After Reading Teacher's New Article "A Will That Ebbs Not (in Song Dynasty Poetic Form)"
  • Eliminate the Interference While Clarifying the Truth
  • Western Practitioner: All of My "Modern Diseases" Disappeared after I Began Practicing Falun Dafa
  • Persuading People to Withdraw from the CCP Organizations in an Orderly Way
  • On the Close Relation between Salvation of Sentient Beings and Our Personal Cultivation

    People's Hearts Determine Their Futures

  • Hunan Province Government Officials Who Persecute Dafa Receive Karmic Retribution

    News From China

  • Distributing Truth Clarification Material at Shanxi University in China (Photos)
  • 134 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - September 25, 2005


    News and Events Around the World


    FDI: Falun Gong News Bulletin

    Oct. 06, 2005


    Weekly news about Falun Gong in China and around the world - www.faluninfo.net
    • U.S. OPENS DOORS TO FALUN GONG REFUGEES
    • TORTURE AND KILLING OF THE FALUN GONG CONTINUES IN CHINA
    • CONCERTS, CAMPAIGNS WORLDWIDE TO RESCUE ORPHANED CHILDREN
    • CONNECTICUT COURT HEARS FALUN GONG TORTURE LAWSUIT

    U.S. OPENS DOORS TO FALUN GONG REFUGEES
    WASHINGTON DC (FDI) -- With assistance and support from the U.S. State Department, Members of Congress, and several NGOs, Ms. Li Weixun arrived in the U.S. last week as a UN refugee. Li had fled China where she was tortured to the brink of death. Li's case is the first of a Falun Gong practitioner without family or other ties in the U.S. being granted permission to stay there as a UN refugee. The decision, it is hoped, will open the doors for others who are violently persecuted in China for their beliefs and have nowhere to turn. "We are grateful to the U.S. government that this channel is being opened to people who face brutal persecution in China because they practice Falun Gong," said Dr. Larry Liu, a representative of the Falun Dafa Association in Washington DC.
    Full story: http://faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=9254

    TORTURE AND KILLING OF THE FALUN GONG CONTINUES IN CHINA
    NEW YORK (FDI) -- China's state-run media has toned down its propaganda offensive against Falun Gong, but cases of torture and abuse continue to pour out of China ... As the plight of Falun Gong in China has gained more and more attention in the international community, the CCP leadership has faced increasingly difficult questions from government leaders and human rights watchers abroad. In response, to avoid public condemnation inside China and thwart international criticism, the media blitz against Falun Gong that once flooded China's state-run airwaves has been reduced to a trickle. But the relative silence does not represent a softened policy toward Falun Gong. More than 100 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners were reported in each of the past several months. For the past five years, and continuing through to today, up to dozens of cases of torture or severe abuse are reported from inside China every day. To date, more than 2,700 deaths from torture or abuse in custody have been confirmed, with the actual death-toll believed to be 7,000 or more. More than 44,000 cases of torture and severe maltreatment have been documented.
    Full story: http://faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=9241

    CONCERTS, CAMPAIGNS WORLDWIDE TO RESCUE ORPHANED CHILDREN
    NEW YORK (FDI) -- From London's Trafalgar Square, to New York City's Central Park, to Taipei's elementary schools, dozens of venues around the world have in recent months played host to concerts, rallies, and signature drives of a special sort. The events are part of an international effort to rescue children in China whose parents have either been killed or wrongfully imprisoned for their association with Falun Gong. According to the Boston-based NGO, Global Mission to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners, over 100 cases have been verified of children left abandoned or living with extended family after losing both parents. The Global Mission cautions that, with millions in China targeted for arbitrary imprisonment and abuse, the actual figure of orphaned children is likely much higher, with many children living on the streets now and forced to fend for themselves.
    Full more information: http://www.globalrescue.net

    CONNECTICUT COURT HEARS FALUN GONG TORTURE LAWSUIT
    HARTFORD (Hartford Courant) -- A packed Hartford federal courtroom Thursday became a forum on human rights, torture and free speech as an extraordinary hearing unfolded about events taking place 7,000 miles away in the People's Republic of China. The federal lawsuit in question pits practitioners of Falun Gong--a spiritual movement banned in China--against a prominent Chinese journalist they accuse of promoting the persecution and torture of Falun Gong followers. Zhao Zhizhen is a prominent producer of science programs, former chief of the leading radio and television stations in Wuhan ... The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, represented by the Washington-based Human Rights Law Project, claim that, through broadcasts and websites, Zhao has advocated the arrest, torture and killing of Falun Gong practitioners ... Human rights attorney Terri E. Marsh said Zhao is "intricately linked to a campaign of genocide and torture." Marsh said Zhao is one of the founders of the [state-run] website...which includes language "that calls directly for the eradication of Falun Gong." [Marsh] quoted some of the messages as saying: "Shoot them once they're confirmed," and "Beat them like road rats."
    Full story: http://www.courant.com/hc-falungong0923.artsep23,0,3515867.story?coll=hc-headlines-home


    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE FALUN DAFA INFORMATION CENTER- Contacts: Gail Rachlin 917-757-9780, Levi Browde 646-415-0998, Erping Zhang 646-533-6147, or Christina Chai 917-386-5068. Email: contact@faluninfo.net, Website: http://faluninfo.net/


    Malaysia: "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" Art Exhibition Introduces Falun Gong to People at Cameron Highlands (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) From October 1 to 2, 2005, practitioners in Malaysia held Truth, Compassion, Tolerance Art Exhibition at Cameron Highlands, a beautiful and renowned tourist attraction site. The exhibition let local people know the grace of Falun Dafa and the persecution in China.

    Children learn Falun Gong

    Viewers listen to introduction by guide

    On the opening day of the exhibition, many tourists who were interested in the exhibition came before the practitioners set up it. They said they regretted for unable to stay longer to learn the practice because they were scheduled to leave for other sites.

    Many local people were misled by Jiang faction's propaganda and had misunderstanding towards Falun Gong. After viewing the exhibition, they learned the grace of Dafa and the facts of the persecution. Some of them signed to oppose the persecution.

    There were also many students viewing the exhibition. Some pupils were young but very attentive to listen to introduction. They were shocked at the cruelty of the persecution and signed to oppose the persecution after learning the facts.

    Signing to oppose the persecution


    Sending forth righteous thoughts


    Taking photo


    Children listening to truth clarification真听真象

    Four tourists from China also viewed the exhibition. After viewing, one said, "Look! This is what Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conducts!" He said to a woman tourist in his group, "Do you see they look like bad people?" The woman agreed that they were deceived by CCP.

    The two-day long exhibition had many people learn the fact of Falun Dafa.


    Canberra, Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Invited to Annual "Floriade by Train" Festival (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The annual "Floriade by Train" festival of Canberra, Australia is from September 17 to October 16. Just as in previous years, Falun Gong practitioners were invited to perform at the festival.

    Canberra is called the "Garden City of Australia". In the beautiful federal park beside Griffin Lake, a Tulip festival with over one million tulips attracts visitors from both domestic provinces and foreign countries. Many people observed both the flowers and the Falun Gong exercise demonstration. Some of the tourists began to learn the exercises on the site. The practitioners also passed out many paper lotus flowers to promote Falun Dafa.

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    Tulip exhibition in Federal Park beside Griffin Lake

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    Falun Gong practitioners are invited to demonstrate exercises.

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    Tourist learns the exercise on the site
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    Falun Gong practitioner passes out paper lotus flowers


    Sydney, Australia: Practitioners Participate in Penrith Spring Celebration (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On October 1, 2005, practitioners in Sydney were invited to participate in the annual spring celebration in Penrith. They set up an information table, participated in the parade and gave a performance. They demonstrated the five exercise sets to local people and performed dancing that they composed themselves, which were welcomed by local people.

    Practitioners in the parade

    The practitioners' entry was the largest group in the parade. Spectators warmly applauded. Through the one-day event, people in Penrith, a city about 60 miles from Sydney and with a population over 200,000, had the opportunity to witness the grace of Dafa. Practitioners distributed many truth-clarification materials. Especially noteworthy were the little practitioners who distributed many postcards calling for help to rescue children practitioners being persecuted in China. Local people learned the facts about Falun Gong and came to understand the cruelty of the persecution.

    More and more Australian people have come to know the nature of Chinese Communist Party and stand out to safeguard righteousness.


    Falun Gong exercise demo


    Little practitioners distribute postcards calling for rescuing children practitioners being persecuted in China


    Practitioners dancing


    Practitioners dancing


    Practitioners dancing welcomed


    Maryland: Practitioners Participate in Frederick Street Festival (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) A street festival is held in Frederick, Maryland in early fall every year. The event gathers parade, diverse entertainment and booths sponsored by local organizations along the street. As many sixty thousand people attend.

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    Falun Gong booth
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    Falun Gong booth

    The festival fell on Oct. 1 this year. Falun Gong has been invited to participate in the parade for many years. Their float, decorated with lotuses, and exercise demonstration on float have won a lot of appraise. In addition to the parade this year, Falun Gong was invited to organize a show and a special exercise demonstration. Practitioners received warm feedback for what they did.

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    Children Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate meditation exercise.
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    Children Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate meditation exercise.

    An exercise demonstration by children Falun Gong practitioners fascinated many people. Dressed in yellow exercise uniforms, the children practitioners stood out in crowd. A store owner became very interested when he saw "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" printed on children's T-shirts. He talked with the children for a long time.

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    People learn about the true story of Falun Gong.
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    People learn about the true story of Falun Gong.

    At the international culture section of the street, Falun Gong practitioners showed Falun Gong books in many languages, displayed picture boards about Dafa's wide spread and played an exercise video at their booth.

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    Children practitioners' exercise demonstration fascinates many people. Some of them copy children's exercise movement.

    Many people visited the Falun Gong booth and said it was the best. Children couldn't stop watching the exercise-teaching video. Some have heard about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and wanted to know more about it. Some asked where they could learn Falun Gong. Some asked practitioners to teach a class locally.


    Washington State, USA: Practitioners Participate in Salmon Days Festival (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On October 1, 2005, the Salmon Days Festival was held in Issaquah, a city east of Seattle, Washington. Falun Gong practitioners participated in the parade again this year with a float and a waist drum performance demonstrating the grace of Dafa.

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    Practitioners' procession

    Issaquah is a high-tech area where many Chinese people live. The practitioners noticed that almost all Chinese spectators smiled at them and waved hands, almost as if they were old friends.

    During the parade, people acclaimed and applauded the practitioners' procession. A little boy said to his father while applauding, "I remember them."


    Facts of the Persecution


    Government Officials in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province Arrest at Least 16 Falun Gong Practitioners

    (Clearwisdom.net) In the early morning hours on Friday, September 23, 2005, a large number of Daqing City policemen in Heilongjiang Province were sent to arrest many Dafa practitioners. At least 16 practitioners from the city were arrested.

    It started about five a.m. The Head of the Daqing Development Zone Police Sub-bureau led 7 to 8 policemen to break into the house of elderly Dafa practitioner Ms. Gao Guifen. She lived in the No. 10 Building of the Xueyuan Residential Area. The policemen cut her telephone line and disconnected her mobile phone to cut off all communication to the outside. They ransacked her house and confiscated her personal property. At about 10 a.m. the policemen took Ms. Gao Guifen, who is nearly 70 years old, to criminal detention. At the same time about a dozen policemen from the Dong'an Police Sub-bureau in Daqing City broke into the 5-25 Building in the Dongfeng New Residential Area. This was the home of Dafa practitioner Ms. Chen Qingli. The police ransacked the house, confiscated her personal property and took her to criminal detention.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yu Guixiang from the Jingyuan Residential Area in Ranghu Road has been detained since autumn 2002. Ms. Yu and her husband Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, who is now detained at the Daqiang Prison, have been detained many times and often suffered physical and mental torture. Even after being released the police continued to harass her. She was forced to leave home to avoid arrest. At about 5 a.m. on September 23, 2005, policemen from the Ranghu Road Police Sub-bureau came to Ms. Yu's home. They pounded on the door and raised a terrible racket. Ms. Yu, after years of physical and mental abuse in prisons and labor camps, had a sudden heart attack and lost consciousness. Ms. Yu's son opened the door and the policemen swarmed into the house. They stalked out when they realized the situation and left Ms. Yu in critical condition. Ms. Yu is still in the No. 5 Ward of the Longnan Hospital where she was brought for emergency treatment.

    Since the crackdown on Falun Gong began, practitioner Mr. Zheng Hongjun has persisted in his belief. As a result, he had to become homeless to avoid being arrested and persecuted. At around 5 o'clock on September 23, 2005, Mr. Zheng Hongjun was arrested at his mother's home in Babeishang.

    At around 6 o'clock on September 23, a group of policemen from the Donghu Police Sub-bureau of Daqing City broke into the homes of Falun Dafa practitioners in the No. 8 and No. 9 Districts. They arrested five practitioners. The policemen came to Bai Yufu and Zhang Lixin's home and the couple refused to open the door. The police broke the door to get into the house. They ransacked the house, taking the computer and printer, Falun Gong materials and books. The police also broke into the house of Mr. Li Qingzuo and arrested him, his daughter Ms. Li Junmi and his daughter-in-law Ms. Jia Xianjun.

    At the same time, the police from the Ranghu Road Police Sub-station arrested practitioners Ms. Chen Changxiu from the Yueyuan Residential Area in the Ranghu Road District, Ms. Li Shumei from the Leyuan Residential Area, Mr. and Ms. Yu from Xizai Residential Area. Meng Qingyun was arrested at home in the Changqing No. 2 Residential Area of Ranghu Road District. The police from the Longfengchang Police Sub-station arrested practitioners Liu Li and Feng Ying, from Longfengchang. Practitioner Ms. Lan Sufang from the No. 3 Oil Extracting Factory in Daqing City was also arrested.

    Related telephones:

    The Daqing City Police Department

    Cao Zhenghe, Head: 86-459-6373066 (Office), 86-459-6280888 (Home), 86-13329500002 (Cell)
    Lin Guoli, Deputy Head: 86-459-6375026 (Office), 86-459-6986708 (Home), 86-13329500003 (Cell)
    Liang Ximing, Deputy Head: 86-459-6390005 (Office), 86-459-6390988 (Home), 86-13329500004 (Cell)
    Wei Chunhua, Deputy Head: 86-459-6398889 (Office), 86-459-6381983 (Home), 86-13329500005 (Cell)
    Hao Dejiang, Deputy Head: 86-459-6375029 (Office), 86-459-6381516 (Home), 86-13329500006 (Cell)
    Liu Yong, Deputy Head: 86-459-6374899 (Office), 86-459-6292999 (Home), 86-13329500007 (Cell)
    Lan Yinjie, Deputy Head: 86-459-6688059 (Office), 86-459-6689098 (Home), 86-13329500008 (Cell)

    The Daqiang City Security Bureau:

    Lin ZhiSheng, Head: 86-459-6281231 (Office), 86-459-6688448 (Home), 86-13604651999 (Cell)
    Wang Xiyan, Party Secretary: 86-459-6181232 (Office), 86-459-4611878 (Home), 86-13904591292 (Cell)
    Zhang Wanyu, Deputy Head: 86-459-6181233 (Office), 86-459-6362878 (Home), 86-13903690009 (Cell)
    Kang Jinlong, Deputy Head: 86-459-6181234 (Office), 86-459-6283599 (Home), 86-13804653333 (Cell)
    Zhang Wendong, Deputy Head: 86-459-6181235 (Office), 86-459-6286716 (Home), 86-13903693705 (Cell), 86-459-6181250 (Fax)

    The Daqing City Political and Judiciary Committee:

    LI Dong, Deputy Party Secretary: 86-459-6392011 (Office), 86-459-6387336 (Home), 86-13904696199 (Cell)
    Wang Gui, Deputy Party Secretary: 86-459-6372469 (Office), 86-459-6381758 (Home), 86-13904890661 (Cell), 86-459-4665865 (Fax)


    How Shengli Oil Field's Binhai Public Security Bureau Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The Shengli Oil Field in Dongying City, Shandong Province, is the second largest oil field in China and many practitioners work there. Their presence indeed helps to improve and raise the social morality in this area. However, since former president Jiang Zemin and the evil CCP began to suppress Falun Gong in July 1999, authorities at Shengli Oil Field have completely ignored the truth of how much Falun Gong has benefited society. They distorted the facts and used every opportunity to persecute practitioners. Many practitioners have been arrested and forced into brainwashing classes at a so-called "law and discipline center" since the persecution began. Practitioners were fired, forced into permanent unemployment, illegally detained and given prison sentences, and sent to forced labor camps.

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    The front gate of Shengli Oil Field Company

    Shengli Oil Field Company's 610 Office is the command center for the persecution of Falun Gong. This office is located inside the Shengli Oil Management Bureau building. Its chief staff members are Xu Tonghai, Zhang Chenggong, and Zhao Xiucheng. The Shengli Oil Field CCP committee is in direct control of the persecutions.

    The Shengli Oil Field CCP committee dictates the operations of several branches of the Shandong Province Binhai Public Security (formerly known as Shengli Public Security and now known as the Shengli Oil Field Binhai Public Security Bureau) and the China Petroleum University Public Security Office.

    They have implemented cruel, fascistic tactics to persecute practitioners. The Binhai Detention Center at the Shengli Oil Field's Binhai Public Security Bureau, where practitioners are detained, is a hell on earth. The police at the camp continuously torture practitioners by beating them with a wooden club covered in plastic and hang them off the ground with handcuffs.

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    Binhai Public Security Bureau
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    Binhai Detention Center

    The police at Shengli Oil Field Binhai Public Security have also persecuted practitioners by taking possession of their homes, illegally arresting and detaining them in labor camps, and naming them in criminal prosecutions. Early in 2000, the police illegally arrested 80 practitioners who exercised in the park. On October 1, 2000, the police cooperated with Beijing Public Security police and arrested more than 300 practitioners from Shengli Oil Field who had gone to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth to the government about Falun Gong. The CCP authorities detained the practitioners and put them into forced labor camps, where they were brutally persecuted.

    Recently, the police from the Shengli Oil Field Binhai Public Security Bureau worked with police from Huantai County, Shandong Province, to arrest three practitioners who worked in the Shengli Oil Field: Zhang Aiquan, Wang Mingyun, Yu Desheng. The police sent them to Huantai County to be persecuted. They recently attempted to give them illegal sentences. In order to find and arrest 10 other practitioners, they monitored the movements of practitioner Zhang Aiquan before his arrest. They are planning to illegally sentence practitioners Mr. Zheng Ruihuan and his wife Ms. Liu Yinglan soon.


    Facts about the Recent Persecution of Dafa Practitioners at Dalian Forced Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net) The following are the facts about persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp, Liaoning Province through July 2005.

    1. Practitioners Segregated from Other Detainees

    During March and April of 2005, in an attempt to block the news details about the persecution experienced by Falun Gong practitioners, the 8th brigade at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp posted an official sign saying "segregated area." The rest of the brigades are marked "semi-segregated area." Dafa practitioners are segregated in the 1st and 3rd brigades located on the top floor (the fifth floor) of the building. This is where the administration is located. The authorities take all prisoners' rights away from practitioners, such as meeting with relatives, using the telephone, additional meals, lodging, outdoor activities and others.

    The 8th brigade has a living area, a work area and a heavy discipline area. The heavy discipline area includes confinement cells where most of the torture against practitioners is carried out. The 8th brigade has 15 guards, nearly 20 prisoners and 20 detained Falun Gong practitioners. A total of 17 surveillance cameras monitor Dafa practitioners' words and actions. All the rooms are installed with surveillance cameras except the guard's rooms, the workshop, and the discipline room. Practitioners are under 24-hour surveillance. The guards and other prisoners monitor them in order to "transform" them. Each day, at least one practitioner is detained in a confinement cell to try to "transform" him. Beatings, cursing, physical punishment, adding extra work hours and adding extra work quotas occur frequently. Dafa practitioners are severely tormented physically and mentally.

    2. Guard Han Wei and Others Encourage Prisoners to Torture Gu Shuchun

    Han Wei, now 40 years old, was transferred to the 8th brigade in March 2004 and is the current unit leader of the 8th brigade guard squadron at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp. In April 2005, Brigade Captain Jiang Tongjiu, Deputy Captain Wang Shiwei and Han Wei ordered prisoners Fang Zewen (from Dalian City), Lu Wenguang (from Dalian City) and Wang Xiaojun (from Hubei Province) to "transform" Dafa practitioner Gu Shuchun. They worked on him for more than a month. They pulled Gu Shuchun's hands straight out from the shoulder on either side. Then they handcuffed them to an iron bed. The prisoners often used a wooden plank to hit the shoulder joints and other parts of Gu Shuchun's body. Gu was not allowed to sleep, his shoulder joints ached frequently and he was forced to endure physical labor. Han Wei often ordered the prisoners to search practitioners' beds and property containers and destroy any Dafa articles. Han Wei often put pressure on the prisoners to escalate the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Some prisoners who understood the truth no longer wanted to persecute practitioners, but they feared Han's punishment.

    3. Brigade Guard Li Maojiang Scolds and Tortures Dafa Practitioners

    On a night in April 2005, prisoner Chen Shenghui and Dafa practitioner Liu Wencheng had a disagreement. Chen ran to the Brigade Captain's office and falsely claimed that Liu Wencheng beat him. Li Maojiang, the captain on duty ran to the 3rd squad and found Liu Wencheng. He did not listen to any explanation and shouted abuse at Liu. He then slapped Liu Wencheng on the face nearly ten times in front of many Dafa practitioners and prisoners. Liu offered advice kindly, but Li Maojiang said, "Today I am going to kill!" Li scolded every practitioner on the spot. He tried to intimidate the practitioners with threats of extending their prison terms, destroying release reports, and heavy discipline.

    4. Guard An Ping Physically Punishes Falun Gong Practitioner Sun Huali for Several Hours

    After 9 a.m. one day between March and April 2005, An Ping, a squadron captain at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp, pushed and dragged Falun Gong Practitioner Sun Huali to the corridor outside the captain's office. There he forced Sun Huali to stand facing the wall until 2 or 3 p.m. and did not give Sun Huali any lunch. He physically punished Sun Huali for five to six hours. Dafa practitioners tried to tell An Ping the truth about Falun Gong, but he did not listen. He said, "You are protecting Falun Gong. I am destroying Falun Gong." The 8th brigade has 15 guards.
    Brigade Captain: Jiang Zhongjiu
    Instructor: Sun
    Brigade Deputy Captain: Wang Shiwei, He Shudong
    Squadron Captain: Peng Dahua, Li Maojiang, An Ping
    Unit leaders: Wang Huajin, Han Wei, Yang, Zhou, Sun, Yuan, Wu
    Brigade Officer: Liu

    5. He Shudong Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners with More Work and Higher Quotas

    He Shudong, the deputy captain of the 8th brigade at Dalian Forced Labor Camp is mostly in charge of production labor. He decides the production quota for Falun Gong practitioners. The two most common methods used by the Dalian Forced Labor Camp in persecuting practitioners are: 1. Heavy discipline (confinement) and forced "transformation;" 2. Forced labor with overtime and increased quotas. To make things worse for the practitioners, they reduce the number of laborers while demanding the same quantity.

    If Falun Gong practitioners fail to complete the tasks, He Shudong pressures the prisoners to increase the persecution and promote conflict between the prisoners and the Falun Gong practitioners. There is no rest on Saturday and Sunday in the labor camp. This aggravates the practitioner's physical and mental torture.

    Falun Gong practitioners' work units start work at 6 a.m. and work for more than ten hours a day. Practitioner Liu Jilian was again detained in the labor camp. Liu, though very weak, was forced to collect scrap, but was not allowed to rest. He was forced to perform the work one-handed, because the other hand was disabled. It is said that the other brigades must pay part of their production income to the labor camp. The 8th brigade keeps all the income that it makes. The guards get the extra part as a bonus. The guards treat practitioners as the main production force. As practitioners are released, the number of people working is reduced, but the work quota is not reduced. If the quotas are not met, He Shudong puts pressure on the guards. The prisoners are very afraid of He Shudong because he extends their terms and makes their life more difficult in the labor camp.

    6. Partial List of Dafa Practitioners Detained at Dalian Forced Labor Camp

    1. Sun Huali (Zhuanghe, 2 years) 2. Cui Deliang (Zhuanghe, 3 years) 3. Yang Peijun (Dalian, 2 years) 4. Li Jianxu (Dalian, 1 year) 5. Yang Liguo (Dalian) 6. Zhang Chengyi (Dalian) 7. Wang Shiming (Dalian, 3 years) 8. Liu Jilian (Dalian) 9. Zhang Baokun (Development District) 10. Zheng Dahai (Lushun) 11. Gu Shuchun (Lushun, 2 years) 12. Zhu Chenggan (Pulandian, 3 years) 13. Teng Zhizhou (Dalian, 3 years) 14. Liang Bo (Changhai, 3 years) 15. Teng Pingde (Dandong) 16. Wang Xingtian (Jinzhou, 2 years) 17. Han Fei (Dalian, 2 years) 18. one person on heavy discipline (name unknown, came to the 8th brigade in June 2005)

    7. Partial List of Collaborators

    1. Zhao Yong (Wafangdian, 3 years) was released in July or August 2005. He was the head of the brainwashing center and assisted the guards in forcibly "transforming" many Dafa practitioners.

    2. Han Xuehui (Jinzhou) was "transformed" at the forced labor camp last time. Han acted as head of the brainwashing center. This person came to the 8th brigade between March and April 2005 and now helps the police to persecute practitioners.

    3. Wang Jiakai (a teacher in Dalian) came to the 8th brigade between March and April 2005, and was "transformed" into an assistant. He helps the police brainwash others.


    Five Falun Dafa Practitioners from Heilongjiang Province Arrested and Illegally Sentenced to Prison for Clarifying the Facts

    (Clearwisdom.net) Five practitioners, Mr. Wu Baoku, Ms. Pan Xihua, Ms. Huang Xiubin, Ms. Zhang Yanjun, and Mr. Lu Zhengyi, from Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province were sentenced to prison for clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to people. It is known that Ms. Pan Xihua and others have been transferred to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison.

    On October 23, 2004, the five practitioners mentioned above went to Mashan District, Jixi City and used various methods to clarify the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong to people. Someone reported them to the police, who then arrested them. The police detained them at the Jixi No. 1 and No. 2 Detention Centers for several months. According to information, Ms. Pan Xihua and others were sent to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison on September 5, 2005.

    Practitioner Information

    Mr. Wu Baoku, was born in 1952 and is a Deputy Director of the Didao District Water Bureau in Jixi City. The Mashan District Court sentenced him to seven years in prison.

    Ms. Pan Xihua, a resident of Guanghuawei of Didao District in Jixi City, was born in 1963. The Mashan District Court sentenced her to five years in prison.

    Ms. Huang Xiubin, owner of a tailor shop, born in 1964, lived at Kuanxunwei in the Didao District in Jixi City. The Mashan District Court sentenced her to three and a half years in prison.

    Ms. Zhang Yanjun, a resident on Zhongxing Street in the Didao District was born in 1977. The Mashan District Court sentenced her to three years in prison.

    Mr. Lu Zhengyi, a taxi driver born in 1971, lived in Zhengdong Village, Xinnong Township, Jidong County. The Mashan District Court sentenced him to five years in prison.

    Jixi Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Jinkui and others appealed their sentences to the Middle Court, but were rejected. The Court gave no reason.

    Ms. Pan Xihua Exposes Police from the Mashan District and Didao District Police Sub-bureaus Who Used Tortures to Extort Confessions

    My name is Pan Xihua. I was sentenced to five years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. I witnessed the police from the Mashan District and the Didao District Police Sub-bureaus use torture to extort confessions from people.

    On the evening of October 27, 2004, the police took me to the Dongxi Police Station in the Didao District. There I saw Mr. Wu Baoku who was covered with bruises from having been beaten. Two people brought him into a meeting room to force him to tell them the names that they wanted. Mr. Wu then was taken back to Mashan the next day. I saw this with my own eyes. The police involved included Director Guo along with others from the Didao District Sub-bureau and the local police station.

    On the morning of October 29, I also was taken to Mashan. Ho Li, who took notes, said to me, "Speak quickly and you will go back in few days. Don't make me beat you." He tried to force me to sign my name and to take my fingerprints, but I refused. Later, he took me to another room where I saw Mr. Wu being badly beaten. The beating was so severe that he couldn't even stand up.

    As soon as I saw Mr. Wu, someone came in to interrogate me. I told the person how I was being persecuted. Several days later, the arrest warrant came. Although I refused to sign my name, they still sentenced me to five years. It is completely unfair to sentence me for being a good person.

    Note: Ms. Pan is currently appealing for her sentence to the Middle Court.

    Relevant Agents and Person Involved in the Sentencing

    The Mashan District People's Court:
    Chen Lidong (presiding judge): 86-467-2491678 (Office), 86-467-2493423 (Office)
    Zhang Bangguo
    Li Jibin
    Li Lina (recorder).
    Hou Li
    Liu Changjun (prosecutor of the Mashan District Procuratorate Office)

    The Jixi City Middle Court:
    Sun Qinglu (Assistant Justice): 86-467-2881888 (Office)
    Sui Mingke(Assistant Justice): 86-467-2881966 (Office)
    Zhao Yun (Assistant Justice): 86-467-2881977 (Office)
    Li Feng (Assistant Justice): 86-467-2881866 (Office)
    Li Wei (Presiding Judge of the criminal court): 86-467-2881848 (Office)

    Criminal Court Officials:
    Sun Xiaoai: 86-467-2881987
    Zhu Jiang: 86-467-2881849
    Wang Jianmin: 86-467-2881850
    Qi Hong: 86-467-2881851
    Yan Guangdan: 86-467-2881853
    Li Rongjie: 86-467-2881855.


    Partial Listing of the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Gaoqing County and Hengtai County in Shandong Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) The 610 Office of Zibo City and the brainwashing center are located in Shiqiao Township, between Zhangdian District of Zibo City and Hengtai County in Shandong Province. The brainwashing center is publicly known as Zibo Legal Education Center, and it is where more than 400 Falun Dafa practitioners have been persecuted. The phone number of the brainwashing center is 86-533-3915507.

    The following is a partial account of persecution of practitioners by Gaoqing County 610 Office personnel, Gaocheng Township government officials and police officers.

    1. Mr. Xing Xihua is from Xiguan, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County. In 2001, while distributing truth clarification materials in Xingjia village in Hengtai County, he was illegally arrested and then sentenced to four years of imprisonment. He is detained at the Suo Township Detention Center in Hengtai County.

    2. Mr. Zhang Duntang, from He Village, Nan County, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County, was arrested in 2002 while at home. He was given a three-year sentence, but was bailed out to receive medical treatment after serving one and a half years.

    3. Ms. Wang Lanfang is from Qiansun, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County. She was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to four years in prison. She is detained at a labor camp in Jinan City. Further information is not available.

    4. Mr. Liu Jingshen, from Shilipu, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to forced labor for three years. He was held at the Qiugu Labor Camp in Zibo City and has now been released.

    5. Mr. Zhao Yongjian is from Shilipu, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County. He was sentenced to three years in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City. He has been released.

    6. Mr. Wang Gangyong, from Shilipu, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to two years in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City. He has been released.

    7. Mr. Li Yun, from Shilipu, Gaocheng Township, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to three years in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City. He was released on medical bail.

    8. Mr. Wang Baozhong, from Xiaojiao Village, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp for two years. He has been released.

    9. Mr. Meng Fanzhong, from Shicao, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. He is detained at Zibo City's Qiugu Forced Labor Camp.

    10. Mr. Meng Fancheng is from Shicao, Gaoqing County. He was sentenced to three years in prison. He is being held at the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp.

    11. Ms. Zhang Jingmei, from Yongfu, Gaoqing County, was sentenced to a year in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp. She has been released.

    12. Mr. Wang Bing, from the Transportation Bureau of Gaoqing County, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. He was detained at the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp and has been released.

    13. Mr. Guo Chenggang, from Cuizhang Village, Suo Township, Hengtai County, is serving a three-year sentence in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City.

    14. Mr. Min Hongguang is from Suo Township, Hengtai County. He was arrested on October 1, 2000, after he unfurled a banner at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. He was then sent back to Hengtai County Public Security Bureau. He went on a hunger strike for 20 days and was later sentenced to five years of forced labor in November. He is now detained at the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp.

    15. Mr. Rong Wenying is from Suo Township, Hengtai County. He was arrested in October of 2000 when he was distributing Falun Dafa articles. He was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. He is now detained at the Wang Village Detention Center in Zibo City. No other information is available.

    16. Mr. Li Yuxiang is from Lijia Village, Gengqiao Township, Hengtai County. In late October, he was interrogated by the local police station about the source of the material he was distributing in September. He was only handing out Falun Dafa articles and books, and sharing experiences with fellow practitioners. In early November, he was given a three-year sentence in the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp. No other information is available.

    17. Mr. and Mrs. Zhang Lin, from Tangshan Township, Hengtai County, were arrested on October 1, 2000 when he was unfurling a banner at the Tiananmen Square. They were later sent back to the Hengtai County Public Security Bureau in Zibo City. In early November, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to three years of forced labor. His wife and sister-in-law have been sentenced to two years at the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City. No other information is available.

    18. Ms. Li Cong, 22 years old, is from Hengtai County. She was detained on December 17, 2000 by the Zibo City Public Security Bureau. In February 2001, she was sentenced to three years of forced labor at the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp. No other information is available.

    In addition, in May of 2005, on two occasions, the Hengtai County police and the Binhai Public Security Bureau went to Shengli Oilfield to arrest practitioners Zhang Aiquan, Wang Mingyuan and Yu Desheng who work at the oilfield.


    Falun Dafa Practitioners Tortured in Zhongba Forced Labor Camp, Guizhou Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) Dozens of practitioners are illegally imprisoned in the Zhongba "Correctional" Camp, originally called the Eighth Men's Forced Labor Camp in Zhongba, in Guizhou Province. They are imprisoned in First, Second and Third Divisions of the Fifth Unit. Some practitioners were tied to a bed for 12 days, some were being brutally beaten, and some had feces stuffed into their mouths. As a result of constant abuse, some of them finally became mentally disoriented.

    The camp established a "Monitoring and Control Team," a "conversation room," and an "Attacking the Determined Team" to persecute practitioners. Practitioners who persevered in their belief were sent to these teams and tortured. Guards incited inmates to beat them. Because the inmates would get "bonus points" and "reduced sentences" as rewards, the inmates readily followed the guards' orders.

    Practitioner Mr. Zhao Peng, 30, was detained in the "Monitoring and Control Team." He was tied to a bed for 12 days without sleep. The inmates took turns torturing him and tightened the rope again and again. On August 25, the rope was half an inch deep into his flesh. Later, they forced Mr. Zhao to march military style drills and tortured him when he did not obey. Mr. Zhao now has wounds all over his body

    Mr. Liu Ze, over 40 years old, was a math teacher at Renhuai Middle School. When Mr. Liu first entered the camp, he was energetic. He was transferred to the "Attacking the Determined Team" for not obeying orders. They deprived Mr. Liu of sleep for over 20 days and tortured him without letup. They knocked his head against the wall until his head became swollen and covered with bruises. The inmates also stuffed feces into Mr. Liu's mouth. Mr. Liu became mentally disoriented as a result of the constant abuse. He was detained in a psychiatric hospital on July 17, 2005, and ate feces on his own.

    Mr. Jiang Chaolin, 63 years old, was a doctor at Qiye Hospital in the Baiyun District of Guiyang City. He was maimed in the "Attacking the Determined Room." His broken rib cage has not healed, and he cannot walk properly.

    Mr. Cheng Huazheng, 64 years old, was an employee of Anshun's Native Products Company. He is detained in the "Attacking the Determined Room." The guards beat Mr. Cheng with an iron bar until his leg was broken. He was deprived of sleep for a long time. Mr. Cheng has become mentally unstable and cannot take care of himself.

    Mr. Gao Guoyuan, over 30 years old, was a worker in public security and good at martial arts. "Do not fight back when beaten or sworn at" was his attitude when being tortured. He told the guards about peace and compassion. Mr. Guo has been tortured for three years and has wounds all over his body. Now, he moves slowly and dully, and reacts like a completely different person. .

    Mr. Ou Xuyong was put in solitary confinement. He passed out while being tortured, but the guards continued to torture him.

    Mr. Wang Shangyou is a practitioner from Qingzhen. He has been tortured for three years. Against his consciencehe wrote the Three Statements. On July 19, 2005, he solemnly declared to the police that all his actions were completely null and void. Mr. Wang is now detained in the "legal education program" and "brainwashing center" for further persecution.

    The prison guards invented another torture method. During hot days when the temperature is over 90 oF (~32 oC), practitioners are wrapped tightly with cotton pads. Under the scorching sun, the inmates pull and drag on the practitioners to make them run. Many practitioners pass out during this torture.

    One source indicates that practitioners were tortured most brutally in the First and Second Divisions of the Fifth Unit.


    Practitioners Ms. Wang Caiqin and Ms. Cao Airong from Qingyang City, Gansu Province, Are Illegally Sentenced to Prison

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Caiqin is a 44-year-old Falun Gong practitioner from Dazhuangziran Village of Fengbao Village, Dongzhi Town, Xifeng District, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. She is a farmer. She started practicing Falun Gong in October 1996. In October 2000 she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The police illegally arrested her and transferred her back to Qingyang City, where she was illegally detained in the Xifeng District Detention Center for a month. After she was released for about five days, the police arrested her again and illegally detained her for about 40 days.

    In 2001 Ms. Wang was illegally sentenced to one year in the Gansu Province No. 2 Forced Labor Camp, where she was subjected to every imaginable type of torture. After she returned home in 2002, two policemen from the Dongzhi Town Police Station, including Mr. Lu Xuehui and Mr. Ma Zhonghong, frequently went to Ms. Wang's home to harass and threaten her. In fact, they ransacked her home almost once a month. In July 2003 alone, they ransacked her home twice. In that month, they also took her to Xifeng District's National Security Division, where a policeman named Ren Huaixian kicked and beat Ms. Wang. He used both threats and incentives in an attempt to find out which Falun Gong practitioners were responsible for producing the truth-clarification VCDs, but Ms. Wang refused to tell him anything. Finally, he extorted 200 yuan from her as a "fine."

    In May 2004, police officer Zhang Xinmin from the Dongzhi Town Police Station went to Ms. Wang Caiqin's home and cursed Falun Gong in front of her husband. He told her husband to stop her from practicing Falun Gong and from clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people. He told her husband to give her a good beating to attain those goals. As a result, her husband became boisterous. He started beating and cursing Ms. Wang until he broke two of her ribs.

    In October 2004, former Falun Gong practitioner surnamed Guo, who had enlightened along an evil path, brought a VCD about Sakyamuni to Dongzhi Town and asked the local practitioners to gather and watch. On the night of October 30, while a group of practitioners, including Ms. Cao Airong, Ms. Zuo Xinagfang, Ms. Liu Caiping, Mr. Huang Zhixian, Mr. He Shengfa and Ms. Wang Caiqin, were watching the VCD about Sakyamuni at Ms. Cao Liping's home, the police came after receiving a tip. That night six police cars from the Dongzhi Town Police Station and the Xifeng District Public Security Bureau's Detective Team surrounded Ms. Cao Liping's home. More than 20 officers climbed the walls and got into the house to arrest the practitioners. Police officer Ma Zhonghong grabbed a manure shovel and brutally beat practitioners with it. The entire courtyard was enveloped with dust due to the severe beating.

    The beating caused a large tear in the back of Ms. Wang Caiqin's jacket. Ms. Cao Liping's 15-year-old child was so terrified by the horrific scene that he passed out and went into a coma. It was not until then that the policemen finally stopped the beating. Ms. Cao Liping's husband angrily reprimanded the policemen, "You are outlaws and villains! Bring my child back to me!" The policemen took a long time to discuss what to do before they finally took Ms. Cao Liping and her child to the hospital for emergency resuscitation. The child regained consciousness only after the IV infusion of a large bottle of medication was almost completed.

    That night the police took the nine practitioners to the local police station. After booking and processing the practitioners, the police ransacked their homes and extorted 200 yuan in "fines" from each of them. From Ms. Wang Caiqin's home, the police confiscated three audiocassettes of Falun Gong exercise music that no longer worked, a manual transcript of Hongyin, a VCD that no longer worked, and five copies of truth-clarification materials. They searched the roof and damaged it during the process. They left nothing unturned. They even examined the waste paper from her little daughter's backpack for school. After the police ransacked her home, they took Ms. Wang Caiqin back to the station again and interrogated her in an attempt to find out who produced the truth-clarification materials and who organized the truth-clarification activities. Ms. Wang refused to betray any fellow practitioner, so police officer Ren Huaixian slapped her face with a broom until the broom broke. Then he grabbed things nearby and used them to hit her face. He also kicked at Ms. Wang's face until her face became frighteningly swollen and covered with nicks and cuts. Her body was also full of injuries and bruises. Ms. Wang Caiqin told the police, "Falun Dafa is grand and magnificent. I will die from your torture before I betray my fellow practitioners." The police ran out of tactics, so they finally stopped. They transferred Ms. Wang to the Xifeng District Detention Center the next day. On August 10, 2005, Xifeng District People's Court in Qingyang City, Gansu Province, sentenced Ms. Wang Caiqin to four years in prison for studying Falun Gong's books and practicing the Falun Gong exercises with fellow practitioners and for distributing materials that contain important facts about Falun Gong. She is now illegally imprisoned in the Xifeng District Detention Center.

    Ms. Wang's husband is Mr. Yang Zhengru. Her son, 17, is Yang Kangping. Her younger daughter is Yang Rui. Their home phone number is 86-934-8535572.

    Ms. Cao Airong is 41 years old. She lives in Dazhuangziran Village of Fengbao Village, Dongzhi Town, Xifeng District, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. She is a local farmer that started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. In 2000, she was subjected to illegal punishment twice because she was determined in practicing Falun Gong. On the evening of October 30, 2004, the police arrested her while she was watching a VCD about Sakyamuni at the home of local practitioner Ms. Cao Liping. That night the police confiscated six Falun Gong banners, 42 Falun Gong books, 960 copies of truth-clarification flyers, 13 audiocassettes and a portrait of Teacher. On January 25, 2005, the Xifeng District Public Security in Qingyang City illegally arrested and detained Ms. Cao. On February 5, 2005, she was released on bail awaiting a court trial. On August 1, 2005, the Xifeng District People's Court in Qingyang City, Gansu Province, illegally sentenced Ms. Cao to two years in prison for studying Falun Gong's books and practicing Falun Gong exercises with fellow practitioners and for distributing materials that contain important facts about Falun Gong. She is now illegally imprisoned in the Xifeng District Detention Center.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences


    Reflections on the Abduction of Over Ninety Practitioners

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 7, 2005, over fifty Dafa practitioners were abducted while attending a Fa conference in Hegang City in Heilongjiang Province. Several days later, the total number arrested has risen to over 90.

    Dafa practitioners all belong to one body, so every one of us who hears this news should first send forth righteous thoughts to support fellow practitioners. We should also use all possible means to clarify the truth to the government in Hegang City and Heilongjiang Province and rescue the practitioners who are illegally detained.

    At the same time we should be calm and reflect on why such severe persecution is still happening to us today when a large amount of evil has been eliminated? At such a critical time for saving people, the arrests of so many practitioners are a huge loss to the work of validating Dafa in that area.

    >From some situations that we have observed, especially recently, some areas have problems working together as one body, so we would like to share the following with fellow practitioners. Please kindly point it out if there is anything inappropriate.

    Understanding "Stepping Forward"

    At present, practitioners in some areas in Mainland China have the common understanding that we need to not only step forward to validate Dafa, but also need to mobilize more practitioners who have not stepped forward to cooperate together and do the three things well. However, during the experience sharing conferences in some areas, some coordinators greatly emphasize their own understandings. Some even have the extreme understanding that if practitioners attend the Fa conference, that means they have stepped forward. This could create hidden dangers for the safety of our whole body.

    Our understanding is that Dafa disciples stepping forward refers to studying Dafa and cultivating our minds, completely changing our inherent human notions, genuinely realizing the responsibility of Fa-rectification Dafa disciples from the Fa's perspective and then understanding that the purpose of our coming to the human world is to clarify the truth, save sentient beings and in the end, to cultivate to become enlightened beings that live for others and completely conform to the standards of the new cosmos.

    We cannot judge from the surface or formality whether a practitioner has stepped forward to participate in validating Dafa. Instead, if every practitioner can keep a cultivator's state for the long-term and persist in clarifying the truth and saving all those who can be saved with a Dafa practitioner's compassion, and at the same time keep rectifying oneself and removing all human notions. This is stepping forward out of humanness.

    Cultivating Within Dafa

    One practitioner in my area also kept going to the frontline to validate Dafa since the persecution started, and he was illegally arrested and later released from detention centers and jails several times, even during the most oppressive hours of the persecution. He never gave in to the evil and steadfastly cultivated, and also validated Dafa in any circumstance. When he got out of the jail with righteous thoughts in 2001, his experience caused a big shock among local practitioners. After he came back, when he didn't calm down and read Master Li's new lectures and didn't realize that his detention had to a certain extent followed the path arranged by the old forces, he was invited by practitioners to different areas to attend experience sharing conferences. Sometimes he talked for several hours about how he broke through the tribulation. Shortly after, he was arrested again and was brutally persecuted to death in detention several months later.

    After such situations occurred, we thought: our practitioner that was persecuted to death may have had his own problems that he didn't realize. But we don't want to talk about the practitioner's own problems here, but to look inside ourselves and share our understandings about the whole body on this issue. Especially for practitioners who attend such Fa conferences, when we notice that some practitioners emphasize their own feelings and understandings too much and use a lot of precious time, we should kindly point it out and stop such behavior of "promoting" individuals to different extents. If every practitioner can have such a clear understanding, we can avoid many unnecessary losses, and we shouldn't encounter the phenomenon of worshiping individual practitioners.

    Master Li tells us the Fa principle that the people responsible for practice sites should be good coordinators. We understand that Master Li's teaching is not only for coordinators, but for all practitioners. Actually the role of those responsible is to coordinate well the things that practitioners all feel important from their understandings of Dafa. This is the role that an outstanding coordinator should play. Responsible or capable people should not direct practitioners to focus on someone's personal thoughts.

    If coordinators or other practitioners violate the cultivation principles of Dafa and give orders to other practitioners, it is very dangerous. When practitioners worship a practitioner, they may push this practitioner to a dead end, because the evil may use violent treachery against this responsible practitioner.

    The recent mass arrests have happened and caused big losses. Every one of us should take note of the lessons and find our own shortcomings, and more clearly cultivate within Dafa. At the same time we should expose the local evil people to the local residents and strengthen our efforts to clarify the truth, and thus we can more effectively clean up the evil, lessen the pressure on fellow practitioners and try our best to reduce the losses.


    A Falun Gong Practitioner Must Let Go of Human Thoughts, Have Faith in Teacher and the Fa, and Truly Cultivate

    (Clearwisdom.net) In terms of validating the Fa while cultivating ourselves, some Falun Gong practitioners do very well but others do not. Some Falun Gong practitioners exhibit righteous thoughts and actions but others do not. Some Falun Gong practitioners have transcended their humanness to validate the Fa, safeguard the Fa, save sentient beings and eliminate the evil during their cultivation in the Fa-rectification period, but others have not. The most critical, fundamental aspect is their level of faith in Teacher and the Fa.

    With Teacher's boundless and compassionate power of the Fa, Teacher has created for all Falun Gong practitioners of the Fa-rectification period the many different types of environments for our cultivation practice at each stage of the Fa-rectification period. With His profound and infinite tolerance, Teacher is saving and transforming Falun Gong practitioners. Teacher teaches us the Great Law of the Universe and guides our cultivation practice. Meanwhile, Teacher endures for us the enormous karma we have accumulated, but can never fully repay. Teacher gives us the opportunity to be diligent and complete our cultivation practice in this life. Teacher has lectured on the Fa and answered questions about the Fa at different stages of our cultivation practice for the purpose of steering us to the right path. When we fail to transcend our humanness and thus take a fall, or when we go astray in our cultivation practice, Teacher forgives our mistakes and keeps giving us additional opportunities until we rectify these mistakes and do well as cultivators.

    Every Falun Gong practitioner knows that Teacher is wonderful and that Falun Gong is wonderful. However, each of us has a different level of understanding of the Fa and a different level of righteous faith in Teacher. Consequently, each of us has given a different level of contribution to Teacher's Fa-rectification. When it comes to validating the Fa and offering the sentient beings Teacher's salvation, the differences are even far greater. Some Falun Gong practitioners continue to understand Teacher and the Fa out of human thoughts and sentiment. Their feelings of gratitude and praise for Teacher are deeply rooted in their human sentiment. Because Teacher has saved their lives and taken care of their families and relatives' lives, they always feel they can never repay Teacher's grace. They always talk about these things with tears in their eyes or with deep emotion. But when Teacher and Falun Gong are subject to the persecution and injustices, they dare not step out to seek justice for Falun Gong or validate the Fa by telling people about the personal benefits they have enjoyed from practicing Falun Gong. During China's persecution of Falun Gong, some of them have even succumbed to their fear and given up their cultivation practice. Some of them have joined the dark side and have become the persecutors of Falun Gong. Some of them are still hanging on to both their human interests and cultivation practice. These people are mired in their attachment to protecting themselves and their interests. In their cultivation practice, they remain vigilant at all times for any sign of danger. When the environment becomes adverse, they forfeit their faith and go into hiding. When the environment becomes less adverse, they emerge from hiding and act as a determined cultivator.

    Since the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, those Falun Gong practitioners that treat cultivation practice with human thoughts have caused a lot of negative impact and loss. Meanwhile, they have taken a severe toll on the time and energy of the diligent fellow practitioners in their areas. As a result, those diligent practitioners are restricted in their truth-clarification work when offering people Teacher's salvation. Moreover, these practitioners who have been skirting over their cultivation practice have escalated the evil's persecution against those diligent and determined disciples. This is another form of interference to our mission of saving sentient beings.

    We sincerely hope that those fellow practitioners who have not come forward on behalf of the Fa and who have not done well as disciples will stop failing Teacher's expectations and stop wasting everything Teacher has done and endured for us. You must grasp the remaining time to do the three things well. You must let go of your human thoughts to truly cultivate yourselves. We have waited millions of years to obtain the Fa and return to our true homes. We must cherish this precious opportunity that will never come again. We must also cherish the Fa.

    As Falun Gong practitioners in the Fa-rectification period, the pivotal moment in the history of the universe, we must not think only of our personal cultivation practice. More importantly, we must think about saving people. We need to have people understand the evil persecution of Falun Gong and accept the wonderful truth about Falun Gong before the advent of the Fa-rectification in the human realm. Only the Fa can save all sentient beings.

    It does not require any specific form in order to practice Falun Gong. It is more important that you clarify the truth with sincerity and devotion, that you truly attain the goal of saving people when you clarify the truth and that you continue to upgrade your xinxing and your understanding of the Fa during the truth-clarification work. If you cannot let go of the thought of life and death and your human attachments, you will not be able to transcend humanness to validate the Fa and save sentient beings. In other words, you are not a Fa-rectification period Falun Gong disciple. You are faking your cultivation while carrying the title of Falun Gong practitioner. You are also deceiving yourself. Because you do not let go of your human attachments, you will never be able to see the profound meanings of the Fa or its higher connotations. As a result, you are wasting your chance for true cultivation practice. More importantly, because of your mistakes, the infinite number of sentient beings in your world, along with their high expectations in you, shall be annihilated when the Fa rectifies the human realm.


    Thoughts After Reading Teacher's New Article "A Will That Ebbs Not (in Song Dynasty Poetic Form)"

    (Clearwisdom.net) I read Teacher's new article "A Will That Ebbs Not (in Song dynasty poetic form)" once and again. Teacher's merciful caring and warm encouragement to his disciples once again impressed me.

    The Fa-rectification is progressing at an incredible speed. Less and less evil remains. The field formed by Dafa expands daily. The overall Fa-rectification environment is gradually easing up.

    "Of course, although the remaining range in the surface human dimension is smaller now, as you know, the final factors are of higher levels, and the volumes of the partitioned factors are larger now. That is why the deficiency of the evil after the reduction of the low-level spirits and foul demons is being made up for now by the partitioned factors. Even though the progression is accelerating, there are still impediments." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference")

    The remaining evil appeared to be more rampant as they've seen that all have been lost and their destruction is impending. They are not able to do much to the practitioners as a whole. However, they desperately commit evil acts in certain localized areas. Whenever they find any gap among Dafa practitioners, they ruthlessly do evil things. For those practitioners with strong human attachments, they used various tactics to interfere and tempt them. They either entice the practitioners to do bad things, wear down their will to cultivate, or divert them from the right path step by step. A few practitioners didn't study the Fa solidly and lacked righteous thoughts, so they didn't recognize the interference. They lost direction, became depressed, or even gave up cultivation. At this critical moment, Teacher published the new article "A Will That Ebbs Not (in Song dynasty poetic form)." For those practitioners who hesitated to move forward, this is indeed a timely rain to cleanse the dust from their minds, and a clarion call to urge us to be more diligent.

    "Massive is the challenge, but your will is firm." ("A Will That Ebbs Not (in Song dynasty poetic form)")

    As Dafa practitioners, we should always be able to keep our wills firm, whether it is the evil's rampant arrests or any interference arranged by the factors of the old forces. We should not just passively endure the tribulations. Instead, we should actively eliminate the evil.

    "Unbridled are the wicked, yet you keep your bearings Purging evil as if but whisking dust away."

    No matter how frenzied the evil appears to be, they are actually very weak. In front of true great enlightened beings, a little finger is more than enough to crush them. We are Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period. We are the future great enlightened beings walking the divine path. As long as we keep righteous thoughts, no interference can distract us. Purging the evil would be as easy as whisking dust away. As long as we walk our paths straight, "May your radiance grace the human world" is a sure thing. So we must pay attention to studying the Fa. At the same time, we must also pay attention to cultivating ourselves. We must look into ourselves whenever we encounter interference.

    My fellow practitioners, history has left us with very limited time. Any temporary slacking off or depression will forever be a regret. Think about the enormous amount endured by Teacher in order to save us. Think about the innumerable sentient beings in the distant heavenly bodies that have put all their hopes on us. How can we have any reason not to be diligent?


    Eliminate the Interference While Clarifying the Truth

    (Clearwisdom.net) I think that every Falun Gong practitioner should maintain a clear mind. If we don't want to be interfered with by the old forces, we need to study the Fa steadily and solidly.

    When we live in society with ordinary people, we should never forget that we are magnificent Teacher's disciples, and we should not forget our goal. Some practitioners do not often study the Fa, practice the exercises, regularly send forth righteous thoughts, or even want to save people, because they are busy with ordinary people's jobs or work. Actually, in this fleeting time period, the old forces, who constantly want to stop or even destroy practitioners, can take advantage of any human notion. Our attachments or omissions will directly influence our validation of Dafa as a whole body. The future of Dafa disciples is very bright. If we cannot use this last chance for cultivation, how can we face Master's mercy and grace?

    I want to write down a story of mine, in order to encourage more practitioners. Additionally, I wish all practitioners well on walking the path that Master arranged for us with righteous thoughts and righteous actions in the future, especially in this latest stage of Fa-rectification.

    Once, my wife and I went downtown to see our child. My wife (a Falun Gong practitioner) brought several copies of truth-clarifying materials with her and put them under the front doors of several houses along the way. She was very scared and tense. I told her not to be scared. We are saving people and doing a good thing. However, she could not control her fear. The dark minions and rotten ghosts took advantage of her. Suddenly her back was in such pain that she could hardly move.

    At lunchtime, we went to my sister's home. My wife's back pain was even worse. She could not climb the stairs. I was busy with clarifying the truth to ordinary people and did not pay attention to her. However, the dark minions and rotten ghosts became more reckless. My sister asked me to take her to a hospital. I said, "It's just because she does not have enough righteous thoughts." But my sister was not a practitioner, and she did not believe me. I thought about Teacher's words.

    "Once your thoughts are righteous, the evils will collapse" (Provisional translation subject to further improvement, "What's There to Fear," from Hong Yin II)

    At 6 o'clock in the evening, I asked my wife to send forth righteous thoughts together with me, in order to eliminate and decompose the evil rotten ghosts that were persecuting her. At that moment, our righteous thoughts were strong. With Teacher's support, she was able to walk right away. Her back was not in pain any more. It seemed that nothing had happened.

    In such a way, we eliminated the old forces' persecution and firmly validated Dafa. My sister and brother-in-law did not originally believe in Dafa, but now they do. They were saved by deciding to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    I wrote this story to share with all my fellow practitioners. We need to send forth righteous thoughts more often to eliminate the evil spirits and rotten ghosts in our own dimension.

    If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out and correct it.


    Western Practitioner: All of My "Modern Diseases" Disappeared after I Began Practicing Falun Dafa

    In Zhuan Falun it states, "Some illnesses cannot be detected at a hospital, even though people are actually ill. Some people are diagnosed with illnesses that do not have names, since they have never been seen before. Hospitals call all of them "modern diseases."

    Since my birth on October 7, 1957 as a two month premature twin baby girl, my medical chart must have read "has a modern disease" more times than not. Sometimes my symptoms would present themselves as "traditional diseases" that have names, a means to measure, and treatment protocols. However, the test results often came back as "normal," leaving both the physician and myself frustrated. The condition would then remain a mystery. The first time this happened I was in college and was tested for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The physician noted that although my tests showed my blood sugar levels were just under range for hypoglycemia, there was no other explanation for the symptoms, as I was severely hypoglycemic. He warned me to never believe otherwise regardless of what other physicians might say.

    Over the years, several western medical specialists tested and retested my thyroid. All of the tests results came back as normal. At the height of my chronic health problems, when I was 41 years old, a well-respected endocrinologist said, "You most definitely have a traditional thyroid condition that can be controlled by medication, and you most definitely have an adrenal condition. The adrenal condition is either a disease that stems from a problem in the pituitary and will require a lifetime of adjusting drugs dosages, or a fatal adrenal disease." He was at a loss for words when the tests results all came back normal. Psychiatric disorders had been previously ruled out as the causes. So, other than long-term sleeping pills and antidepressants to control a few secondary symptoms, there was nothing to be done to assist me with a whole series of serious symptoms related to the thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary. Plus, there was no means to understand the root of the causes, so no cures.

    There were other complications that impacted my overall health and well-being. Since childhood, I more times than not had allergic reactions to medications. Later as a teenager and twice as an adult, I had life threatening reactions to medications. One of these times, the side effects suggested permanent damage to the pituitary that resulted in problems with the adrenals. Over the years, many of the allergies I experienced to foods, chemicals, preservatives, and environmental toxins were medically proven by testing, while others were not, other than they happened. I did not take medicines of any kind unless it was the last resort and even then, with great caution. My diet and environmental settings continued to become more restricted with age due to the allergies and asthma. On the first visit to a new health care provider, I use to joke when they asked, "What are you allergic too?" My reply was, "It would be easier if I just told you the four foods I can eat."

    At the age of 15, I took a hard tumble into a ditch off a galloping horse that injured my left shoulder socket, causing temporary paralysis, permanent shoulder and arm weakness, and some limitations with the range of motion with my arm. This shoulder injury in combination with a hereditary condition of the spine that leads to deterioration of neck and lower back discs created a permanent situation of chronic pain and physical limitations that got worse with age. In my 20's, I began regular chiropractic adjustments, periodic physical therapy, and alternative approaches and exercises for pain management and to assist with posture and mobility.

    By my 40th birthday, I had struggled for seven years with a series of "modern diseases," some with names and some without, that were making my life hell. Each morning I would awake from a couple hours of medication induced sleep and wondered how I was going to make it through another day. So, I decided to let "no rock be left uncovered" in my attempt to find the root causes and corresponding cures.

    For the next four years, I spent on average between three hundred to a thousand dollars a month, in western and oriental treatments and medicines, numerous alternative health care providers and healers, counseling, self help approaches, body and energy work, diets, and supplements. It was most frustrating that no western medical specialist or tests could diagnose the problems. No traditional Oriental Medicine based approach or alternative health treatments could cure me either. Medication, self help approaches, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, past life regressions, and other self-help approaches could not address the underlying root causes as well.

    In 2000, three years into my intense pursuit for causes and cures, I was losing the battle with the chronic conditions. The sleeping pill medication had lost its ability to provide meaningful sleep, so I tried another prescription. I had a severe reaction to the new medication that was so violent it left me basically bedridden, unable to sleep and eat, and lying, standing, sitting or walking were excruciatingly painful. Water from the shower hurt my skin and I could hardly open a door or carry my hand bag. This event caused a chain reaction of further decline in the symptoms of the chronic condition, and colitis and intense acid reflux. I experienced a dramatic drop in weight to the point that I was skin and bones. I could not eat much of anything. By now, my emotional and mental states were off the chart with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

    In May 2001, six months after moving to my parent's home, I unexpectedly found the root cause of all my physical, emotional, and mental health symptoms through an ancient cultivation practice called Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong.

    After practicing Falun Gong for eighteen months, I had no symptoms of the medication reaction, nor of my chronic health and physical problems. Some of these symptoms included: sensitivity to sound, light, temperature, hyper activeness followed by debilitating fatigue, periodic blurred vision, uncontrollable hypoglycemia, more dramatic food and environmental allergies and sensitivities, increased deterioration of the degenerating discs in my neck and lower back causing periods of "white knuckle" like pain, increased nerve damage in my left arm causing numbness and loss of mobility in moving my neck, periodic muscle weakness causing falling and inability to hold things, leaky gut syndrome (severe gas, bloating, intestinal discomfort and pain, etc.), chronic diarrhea or soft stools, severe insomnia, bladder stones causing intense irritation after urination, chronic yeast and bladder inflections, periods of memory loss and brain-fog, severe chronic fatigue, chronic low grade asthma, chronic bouts with cold sores, chronic outbreaks of sores on the arms and legs that were much like extreme stages of poison ivy, enlarging of endometriosis tumors, inability to maintain weight, and mild to extreme fibromyalgia.

    Now, it has been over four years since I have seen a health care provider of any kind, had any treatments, adjustments, therapy, or taken any herbs, medications, or supplements. In addition, I can physically do things and without any pain that I have never been able to do because of my shoulder, back, and neck conditions, such as mow a yard, throw pots on a potter's wheel, garden, and so on. I can eat any food and be in any environment without allergic, sensitivity, hypoglycemia or asthmatic reactions. I sleep soundly with REM dream cycles and have no digestive problems or fatigue. My emotional and mental health have never been better. Family, friends, and co-workers that knew me confirm that my healing through practicing Falun Dafa was a miracle.

    I am most grateful to Falun Dafa for my new life.


    Persuading People to Withdraw from the CCP Organizations in an Orderly Way

    (Clearwisdom.net) As the Fa-rectification rapidly advances, saving people becomes more and more urgent. There are still huge numbers of Chinese people who have not quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. We practitioners should work more diligently. As urgent as it is, we still need to consider people's reactions to us. If people we talk to do not accept us, our own sense of urgency does not help.

    But as Teacher has told us, "Dafa disciples are now sentient beings' only, sole hope for salvation." ("Righteous Thoughts," October 13, 2002). We cannot wait for the environment to improve by itself. We need to create a good environment. During the past six years, if we had not clarified the truth about Falun Gong to society, people would not have learned the truth about Falun Gong, and it would be even more difficult to ask people to resign from the CCP and its organizations.

    In my own experience persuading people, most people accept that Falun Gong is being persecuted, and they know that the CCP is bad. But due to fear and other mentalities, they are afraid of quitting the CCP organizations or have no interest in doing so, making it harder for us. In such cases, my thoughts about how to persuade people to quit from CCP organizations are as follows:

    Be Responsible and Have a Sense of Urgency

    Our duty is to save sentient beings unconditionally. We need to eliminate the attachments of proving ourselves right or gaining personal fame. Easy or hard, we have to do this. If we have the mentality that our level in cultivation is related to how many people we have saved, then we have an ordinary mindset. No matter how difficult it is, we need to give people enough chances and enough time to think about the issue. But Fa-rectification moves so quickly, so we should have a great sense of urgency.

    Do Not Forget to Send Forth Righteous Thoughts

    Even among friends, some practitioners are shy or are afraid of being rejected, and they sometimes lessen their efforts. These are attachments that we need to get rid of since our cultivation has merged with Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings. Before speaking about the truth, we can send forth righteous thoughts. We must get rid of attachments and disturbances from the evil. Then, the effect will surely be good. Do not forget teacher's words, "Dafa disciples are now sentient beings' only, sole hope for salvation." ("Righteous Thoughts," October 13, 2002). In any group of people, we are the ones who are fully qualified to speak. If we maintain our xinxing, what we say will definitely be good for people. We use Falun Dafa as our benchmark when speaking, and do what we should do.

    Persuade People in an Methodical Way; Repetition Means Success

    We do not expect that we will succeed with each one of our efforts the first time. Let people think about the truth for a while. Since time is urgent, we can try to contact them or clarify the facts in other ways. At the same time, we can send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate interference and human attachments. With each effort, if we can help people to understand just a little more, then one day he or she will be able to totally accept us. Hasn't Teacher taught us with great patience and in logical ways?

    Be Considerate of People's Capacity to Accept and Do Not Talk at too High a Level

    "So in other words, when we clarify the truth to save them, we need to tailor it to the mindsets modern people have. This is because the extent to which today's people believe in Gods is very limited, the minimal level of morality acceptable to them is also very low, and even when they know perfectly well that something is bad, they still do it." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A." December 29, 2001)

    Through years or cultivation, our thoughts have grown far from ordinary people's thoughts. We need to pay attention to people's responses and not say anything that they might not understand. If people do not like what we say, the effects may be negative. Ordinary people like to talk about things they are interested in or that they benefit from. If we show real concern for people, and gradually help them to understand the importance of quitting the CCP, they will not be against the topic. At least they will think about the issue, which in itself is moving in the right direction.

    For a family, I will talk to the head of the household first. If he or she understands, we may not need to do anything regarding other family members. So patience and repetition are important. Our words should be based on people's situations. If people do not believe what we say, or they have fears or concerns about their personal benefits, then our words should focus on their concerns.

    We should never forget that we came to save people and not to show ourselves off. We should be busy, but in a good state. Then, good results will be there by themselves.


    On the Close Relation between Salvation of Sentient Beings and Our Personal Cultivation
    Shared at the 2005 Australia Falun Dafa Conference

    (Clearwisdom.net) Greetings to Master Li! Greetings to fellow practitioners!

    I am a Falun Gong practitioner from Sydney. I obtained Dafa in October 1998 and have cultivated nearly 8 years now. On my path of cultivation, there are many moments when I was filled with the joy of Dafa and was moved by the Buddha Law, and also many painful moments of tribulation. With Master Li's compassionate salvation, I feel the great power, grace and boundlessness of Falun Dafa. "Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while transformation of gong is done by one's master." (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One) As long as we have the heart to improve and have the courage to face and discard our attachments, then our life can be rectified in Dafa, and then we can benefit ourselves and others and experience Teacher's words: "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities" (Lecture Three of Zhuan Falun).

    Today, I would like to share my cultivation experience within my family environment and talk about the close relation between salvation of sentient beings and our personal cultivation.

    Master Li told us that if practitioners in one area cultivate well, the promotion of Dafa in that area will have a better effect. Master also told us the principle that as long as students study well, they can be admitted to college. My understanding of the first sentence is that Master Li explains to us the close relationship between personal cultivation and saving sentient beings. The second sentence tells us the principle that we need to be steadfast in cultivation and that there is no shortcut, that more effort will produce more harvest.

    I have also experienced this in cultivation, that only when we cultivate ourselves well, will the environment around us be better and more sentient beings will benefit. When we do not do well in our cultivation, no one wants to listen to us clarifying the truth, especially our families. Their attitudes toward Dafa and acceptance of the truth in a large degree depends on my family's impression of my behavior and if my mind-state is compassionate. I have deeply experienced this situation in terms of my husband's changes.

    My husband is like a touchstone that Master has arranged for me. From the day when I started cultivation to today, as long as I have something that needs to be discarded in my cultivation, it would first show itself as a tribulation from him. My husband came from a traditional religious family, and as I decided to leave religion and cultivate Dafa, I faced great pressure from him and the church. After the persecution of Falun Gong started, due to the lies and hate-inciting propaganda of the evil, my family environment became even more severe. That period of time was not easy, but with the thought of firmly cultivating, I went through it openly and with dignity. After we started to clarify the truth to people in society, my husband became the first person to clarify the truth to. From him, I not only got practice in clarifying the truth, but after he gradually came to understand the truth, he developed righteous thoughts towards Dafa. At present, he has become a live billboard and helper for me to clarify the truth.

    My husband is an outgoing European and he often greets strangers on the street. Especially after he married a Chinese wife, he likes to say hello to Chinese people. When he understood the purpose for us to clarify the truth to the world's people, he became even more actively engaged in talking to Chinese people, "How are you? Are you Chinese? Have you heard about Falun Gong?" No matter who he talks to, he often straightforwardly gets to the topic about Falun Gong, and then he lets me carefully explain the facts to them.

    His simple actions, without any preconceived notions, often reminds me of my gaps. I tended to be a shy person, reluctant to casually say hello to people. My husband's outgoing character helped me a lot, as otherwise, many sentient beings may have been missed due to my shy character. Whenever we go out and have chance to talk to Chinese people, we would clarify the truth to them. Several restaurants where we often eat have called us "Falun Gong." Many people understand the truth through chatting with us and reading the truth-clarification materials that we bring. Several people in one restaurant want to learn the practice and read the book ("Zhuan Falun") and one manager even introduced Dafa to his mother.

    My husband used to have a problem with foot pain and he could not recover even with medical treatment. He used to have sharp pain for several days. However, he recovered from it later without realizing it. In his workplace, other colleagues seldom got the chance to work extra time, but his boss always gave him the opportunity to make more money. I told him that this was the reward from his truth clarification and he also felt happy about it. Once, he told me that he clarified the truth to the Chinese owner of a shop in a shopping center, but he ran into an employee who said a lot of bad words about Falun Gong. He said that the effect of clarifying the truth was not good that day. I told him that was all right and that he could make up for the loss tomorrow. Even saying so, I didn't expect him to really do so. Unexpectedly, the next day, he told me after coming back from work that he went there again to clarify the truth. I felt that he was remarkable and I told him that now he was as courageous as Dafa practitioners.

    One day he asked me to print out some truth clarification materials in his mother's language and quietly put it into his parents' mailbox so that his parents would not know where the truth-clarification materials were from us. The next day, his parents eagerly told me that they read the Falun Gong truth-clarification materials and that Falun Gong practitioners were truly good and remarkable people. They were surprised and couldn't understand how the people who delivered the materials knew their native language.

    I know that the reason my husband could do such a good job in clarifying the truth is due to the solid foundation that I laid by clarifying the truth at home, so he understands that Falun Gong practitioners are really good people and should not be persecuted. More importantly, I think it is because I have been carefully harmonizing my family relations. As my husband is busy with work, it is mainly I who takes care of the housework and our home, and sees to it that the children are taken good care of. I am also careful about my children's schoolwork and education. When I run into any conflict, whether small or big within the family, I always try to be tolerant and not overcritical about it, and I help my husband look at question from a cultivator's perspective. Therefore, my husband always praises his wife in front of other people and says that his wife is highly accomplished and is a very good person. Our life is very harmonious. Sometimes I may also get very busy and don't have as much time to take care of the family. At such times, my husband does not complain as before, and of course I also try to arrange my time well to do Dafa work and not affect them, so that my family has a normal living environment.

    Teacher said,

    "So, wherever Dafa students are, people will all say that, as a person, you're just so wonderful. This is the state that's a reflection of your cultivating while conforming to everyday people's society to the maximum extent. If you can't achieve this, it means that you're not acting according to my words, to Master's requirements." ("Lecture at the Australia Fa Conference" draft translation)

    Looking back on my cultivation path, I find that some of the reasons why my husband respects me are due to the principles that I stuck to when my husband made trouble and caused tribulations for me. Dafa has standards and cultivators can only genuinely validate Dafa when we walk our path openly and with dignity. I deeply feel the importance of practical cultivation in the family environment. It is true that only when we do well, can we better promote Dafa. Simply by tending to these seemingly minor things, we change our family and the society and the dimensional field around us, and also positively affect the sentient beings around us.

    At the same time, our individual cultivation also affects the overall cohesive force of the whole body of our Dafa practitioners. Master told us that if Dafa practitioners coordinate well as one body, then Dafa can show its magnificent power. If we don't coordinate well, we would cause losses in saving sentient beings. I believe the fundamental problem still lies in personal cultivation. I find that when I have compassion and hope that practitioners do well, my fellow practitioners do better and better. The brilliance of fellow practitioners can be more brightly manifested due to the positive impact of my compassion towards them, which is then reflected as assistance to me. At this time, I truly feel the magnificence of Dafa and the honor it is for us cultivate the righteous Fa. When we all assimilate to Dafa, we become a whole body that cannot be broken. This one body is different from the union of a small group brought together due to sentimentality. Oftentimes, when we feel comfortable staying in a fixed small group, we start to develop a barrier between us and the whole body. If such situation continues, we would behave casually and forget about cultivation of speech and also could easily nourish our demon nature.

    Being too rigid in our point of view and notions can also create barriers between practitioners. Master Li told us in Zhuan Falun, "This pair of eyes can stabilize things in this physical dimension of ours to such a state. Besides that, they do not have any other significant capability." Since what we see and hear are not necessarily the truth and things won't stay the same forever, why do I need to be attached to my own perceptions? My own notions and karma sometimes lead to misunderstandings with fellow practitioners and also unconsciously create internal friction.

    Fellow practitioners in our area often discuss the question about why practitioners in some countries do such a good job and why their governments behave so well [towards Dafa]. After seeing our gap in comparison to them, we want to change this situation and solve the current problems. I feel that all these problems come back to the fundamental questions in cultivation and cannot be solved by copying other practitioners' methods or by using certain techniques. Just like one teacher teaches the same thing to the whole class, but it is up to each student whether to listen to the teacher and follow the instructions. Several years later, the students who study diligently and solidly have a better and better performance, while those students who don't study diligently accumulate more and more problems and the gap is created in this way. If our area didn't do well, the fundamental reason is that we didn't lay a solid foundation, didn't solidly do three things well. Everyone has a share for today's situation. Especially me, when I ran into some important problems for the whole body but didn't know how to solve it, I often gave up. For example, recently when I didn't see too much achievement or good effect in saving people in some large-scale projects and activities, I became disappointed about the overall coordination and just wanted to do those smaller things that I thought were more solid and practical. My approach was to get around the problems in my cultivation and I was unwilling to think about or face it, which clearly showed I still don't have a clear understanding about this issue.

    I also find in my cultivation that many moments in which I feel sacred are not necessarily those moments when I am doing big projects. Sometimes the things that happened were minor things, but since my mind-state met the requirement of Dafa, I treated these minor things as cultivation and the opportunity to look inside. The resultant feelings of relief and of heart feeling lighter were difficult to describe with words. On the other hand, on some more important work, as I haven't always met the requirement of Dafa and was just "busy with doing things," using Dafa work as an excuse to ignore personal cultivation. No matter how sacred that work seemed to be and how steadfast I felt by doing more and more Dafa work, when I am not truly cultivating, I am just like what is described in Master's poem:

    "How they busy themselves, building temples, worshiping,

    Knowing not their acts are all for naught;

    Lost in stupefying illusion, they vainly dream of journeying to the Western Paradise.

    Groping blindly, walking in darkness, they try to scoop the moon's reflection from water." ("Acting with Intent," Hong Yin)

    I enlightened to the understanding that many times when I feel the sense of sacredness, such sacredness comes from the Fa-rectification's great current. While in the midst of tribulation, when I could overcome my self and my notions and rise above humanness, I could truly cultivate myself and truly feel the sacredness of cultivation.

    When practitioners organize large-scale activities to clarify the truth, it creates a social impact and receives media attention, and reinforces the manifestation of the great current of Fa-rectification great. This are necessary activities for Dafa practitioners to keep up with the process of Fa-rectification. However, in order to genuinely enable Dafa to root and grow in people's hearts and achieve the purpose to solidly save sentient beings, in addition to those large-scale activities, every Dafa practitioners should also try to assimilate to Truth-Compassion-Tolerance in our daily life and meet Dafa's different requirements on us. No matter whether in the family, the workplace or in other social environments, people will show kindness and have righteous thoughts towards Dafa due to our pure and righteous energy field. Otherwise, no matter how many activities we participate in, if we don't do it with a practitioners' mind-state but do it with a sense of pursuit, many of those activities will not achieve our expected results. For many activities, if we only pay attention to the participation on the surface and are lacking in compassion to save people, or try to avoid practical cultivation and hard work necessary to solidly clarify the truth, some activities would be only for our self-satisfaction and could not achieve the role of saving sentient beings.

    Everything comes back to the fundamental issues. My recent experiences in clarifying the truth to my father helped me more deeply understand the following: cultivation is not to show off or say beautiful words and cannot be used to avoid problems. Cultivation needs to be solid and step by step. Only if we can study the Fa well, look inside ourselves, and have the courage to change ourselves, can we improve ourselves. No matter how well I behave outside and how tolerant I am when clarifying the truth to strangers, no matter how excited I appear to be when sharing experiences, I only meet the requirement of Dafa in my imagination. If I cannot have compassion towards my family members who still have shortcomings, or to my fellow practitioners who still have attachments, and to everyday people, then I am not genuinely cultivating myself.

    I hope that through this Fahui, we Australian practitioners can remove our pre-conceived notions towards each other and become the whole body, help and support each other like brothers and sisters, strive forward diligently and follow Master Li to return to our home.

    Finally, I would like to share with you one of Master Li's poems, "Solid Cultivation":

    "Study the Fa and gain the Fa,

    Focus on how you study and cultivate,

    Let each and every thing be measured against the Fa.

    Only then, with that, is it actually cultivation." (Hong Yin)

    Thank you Master Li! Thank you everyone.


    People's Hearts Determine Their Futures


    Hunan Province Government Officials Who Persecute Dafa Receive Karmic Retribution

    (Clearwisdom.net) Editors' Note: These incidents should not have occurred, but the Jiang regime's shameless defamations cause those who do not have the ability of discerning the truth to hate Dafa. Their lies have caused those who do not have righteous minds to consciously persecute Falun Dafa for their own personal gain and to protect their own benefits. They incite those people with greed for power and money to persecute Dafa disciples in order to be given a pay raise or promoted. However, heavenly principles are just. The truth that good is rewarded with good and evil behavior is met with bad consequences is an absolute and cannot be bypassed. Hopefully people will abstain from evil deeds that aim at damaging Dafa (the teachings of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance) and act with conscience.

    Government Officials from Anren County, Hunan Province, Who Persecute Dafa Receive Karmic Retribution

    In late January 2003, before the Chinese New Year, several practitioners from one county in Hunan Province went to the adjacent Anren County. In just one night, they were able to hang Dafa banners and posters everywhere along all the major streets. The local political and law system was panic-stricken and restless. Under orders from the provincial department, the 610 Office and public security organizations immediately formed a "Special Case." They used a "transformed" person to serve as a spy. Assuming the status of a practitioner, he was sent to the county in which several practitioners lived and made secret inquiries. After he passed on information, one night in mid-April, the police from Anren County illegally intruded into these practitioners' homes and arrested 16 practitioners and another two people who are not practitioners. Five people were imprisoned, the longest sentence being nine years. The rest were fined a great amount of money (as much as 20,000"yuan) and released after being persecuted for several months.

    For fame and fortune, the authorities from Anren County did not distinguish between good and the evil, did not listen to Dafa practitioners' painstaking truth-clarification, and wholeheartedly followed Jiang's regime to do evil. As a result, all who participated in persecuting Dafa practitioners have met with retributions. Here are some of these cases.

    Cai Yinping, the vice-president of Anren County People's Court, carried out the order to persecute practitioners, hated Dafa and participated in the investigations of the "Special Case Team." On August 8, 2005, he became acutely ill and died. He died in a hotel in Chenzhou. Because the cause of death was unclear, an autopsy was performed.

    Liu Lefind, the president of Anren County People's Court, followed Jiang's regime to persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners. When his relatives and friends tried to clarify the truth about the persecution of Dafa, they were kept out. Practitioners validated Dafa in this county, which let more people understand the truth of the persecution. Under his direction, the law enforcement personnel did not distinguish between the good and the evil and they punished Dafa practitioners severely. On the evening of August 15, 2005, Liu was in a traffic accident and died. He was 42 years old.

    Li Shouchun, the secretary of the Anren County Political Committee, followed and carried out the policy to persecute Falun Gong. After several practitioners validated Dafa in Anren County, he personally directed the movements of the Special Case Team, thus being ultimately responsible for the arrest of over 10 practitioners. On the evening of August 15, 2005, he and Liu Lifeng suffered from retribution when they took the same car. His skull was broken and his right hand was fractured in three places. His leg was also broken. He is still unable to leave the hospital and is receiving treatment.

    Police officer Cai Zhijian from the Anren County Police Station also cruelly persecuted Dafa practitioners. On the evening of August 15, 2005, he suffered from retribution for wrongdoing when taking the same car with Liu Lifeng. At the time of the accident he was unconscious and had to be revived. He still suffers from the accident.

    Yang Chunyue, the Assistant Director of the 610 Office of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, Suffers from Retribution by Persecuting Dafa

    On August 28, 2005, the son of Yang Chunyue, Yang Zhihui, hit a big freight vehicle when he was driving. He died on the spot, while another person in the front seat was safe.

    Yang Zhihui, 28 years old, was a driver for the Guard Office of the Chifeng Municipal Politics Committee, that is, the 610 Office. Both he and his mother enthusiastically encouraged his father to participate in the persecution of Dafa practitioners, and they did, too.

    Since Jiang's regime began to persecute Dafa on July 20, 1999, Yang Chunyue was one of the vanguards that went about destroying Dafa materials and persecuting practitioners. The number of practitioners he personally fined and/or sent to labor camps, prisons, brainwashing classes, detention centers, and so on has reached several thousand. Four of those he illegally imprisoned were persecuted to death. They are Chifeng Municipal Department of Labor Secretary Ms. Zhou Caixia, Ms Zheng Lanfeng, Ms Yuan Shumei, and Ms Zhao Yanxia. Others died after being released from detention. Numerous practitioners were persecuted and are now destitute and homeless, families have been broken up and decimated. Yang Chunyue is still organizing places to abduct Dafa practitioners and brainwash them. He has extorted a massive fortune from practitioners and forced them to give up their belief in the universal law of "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." If practitioners are not transformed, they are taken to a forced labor camp, where the methods of torture are extremely cruel.

    Worker from Unit 39 of Panzhihua Municipal Coal Industry (Group) in Sichuan Province Meets with Retribution for Evildoing

    Du Chenggang, from Unit 39 of Panzhihua Municipal Coal Industry (Group), was nicknamed "Du Cripple." He hadn't had a proper job in years, and he drank to excess. Because he hated Falun Gong, he often cooperated with the local police station and the residents' committee to persecute practitioners. He would hang around monitor a certain place. He reported practitioners' regular activities to the local police station and the residents' committee every day in order to obtain social security benefits for himself and his family members. On July 23, 2005, about 7:30 p.m., Du Chenggang died suddenly. He was only 40 years old.


    News From China


    Distributing Truth Clarification Material at Shanxi University in China (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Shanxi University has a long history and rich cultural background, and it is a place that is strictly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Every building has security guards. In order to help the students and teachers learn the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong and the popularity of Falun Dafa around the world, Falun Dafa practitioners went to the university to distribute truth-clarification flyers and CDs in classroom buildings, administration buildings and gardens.

    A VCD stuck to the glass door in a classroom building

    "Sandstorm" DVD stuck to a board in the Communist Party Administration Building.

    The words on the board are "Warm welcome to new students".

    "Journey of Falun Dafa" VCD in a garden corridor.


    134 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 292817 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 - September 25, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. The Experiences of Persecuted Practitioners Mr. Wang Fuxing and Mr. Zhang Hengyu, both from Wucheng County in Shandong Province

    Mr. Wang Fuxing is 41 years old. Because he firmly believes in Falun Dafa, Mr. Wang has been harassed and monitored by the police since July 20, 1999. He also was abducted and illegally held several times. These persecutions caused Mr. Wang's family's frequent suffering. In order to avoid to arrest during a countywide search for practitioners in 2002, Mr. Wang was forced to leave his home. He is still moving from place to place to avoid capture. His wife and his daughter, unable to bear the disturbances by the authorities, also had to leave their home. The county police have never stopped trying to arrest Mr. Wang and his family members since they were forced to leave their home.

    Mr. Zhang Hengyu is also 41 years old. After July 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested. He was illegally held and then sent back to his hometown. Since then, the police have often illegally searched his home and imprisoned and fined him. In order to avoid being arrested, Mr. Zhang and his wife moved their residence several times. On October 15, 2001, the whole family left their home to avoid any further persecution from the police. Now their life is extremely difficult.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/25/111121.html

    2. Sixty-year-old Practitioner Ms. Yang Xiuzhi from Sanhe City in Hebei

    Province Has Been illegally Held for over Nine Months

    At the beginning of this year, while clarifying the truth to people, 60-year-old Ms. Yang Xiuzhi from Yanjiao, Sanhe City, Hebei Province, was abducted by the police. She has been imprisoned at the Daxing County Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing for over nine months.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/25/111166.html

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