Friday, November 04, 2005

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Falun Dafa Clearwisdom.net, Friday, November 04, 2005

News and Activities from Around the World

  • Vancouver, Canada: Practitioners Hold Press Conference To Announce Lawsuit against CCP Official Lin Yanzhi (Photos)
  • 24 Hours (Vancouver, Canada): Suing the High and Mighty
  • Falun Gong at the 2005 Vancouver Health Expo (Photos)
  • South Dakota: Falun Gong Practitioners Take Part in Annual Hobo Day Homecoming Parade at South Dakota State University (Photos)

    Open Forum

  • What Do Attitudinal Changes in the Chinese Police and Government Officials Tell Us? - On the Significance of the Announcement by the Falun Dafa Association
  • Canadian Student from China Demands Her Mother's Release (Photo)

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Additional Information on the Death of Mr. Xu Zhicheng from Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province
  • Several Police Divisions Illegally Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioners in Daqing City
  • Police Officers Arrest Disabled Practitioner Mr. Wang Yonghua in Suining City, Sichuan Province
  • The Details of the Persecution of Zhao Hong'e and Her Family in Dandong City
  • Eight Practitioners from Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Henan and Hebei Provinces Died Due to the Persecution
  • Four More Falun Gong Practitioners Who Have Died From Persecution

    Articles from the Mainland China Internet Experience Sharing Conference

  • Listening to Master, Solidly Cultivating, and Walking Our Paths Correctly is a Long-term Challenge for Every Falun Dafa Practitioner

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Be an Unwavering Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Practitioner
  • Some Thoughts After Reading "The Red Tide's Wane"
  • My Thoughts on Collecting Experience Sharing Articles from China
  • Villagers Create Harmonious Cultivation Environment With Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
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    News from China

  • Latest News from China - October 1, 2005
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    Traditional Chinese Culture

  • Live and Learn


    News and Activities from Around the World


    Vancouver, Canada: Practitioners Hold Press Conference To Announce Lawsuit against CCP Official Lin Yanzhi (Photos)
    Read Falun Dafa Association Announcement at Chinese Consulate

    (Clearwisdom.net) November 3, 2005, Minghui/Clearwisdom correspondent Li Hua reports from Vancouver: On the morning of November 2, 2005, practitioners in Vancouver held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate to announce the lawsuit against Lin Yanzhi, Deputy Secretary of Jilin Provincial Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who is currently visiting Canada. He was sued in Toronto for his active participation in the persecution of Falun Gong. The practitioners read the Falun Dafa Association Announcement to the CCP officials in the consulate and warned those involved in the persecution, including diplomats in Chinese embassies and consulates, to stop their wrongdoing and correct their mistakes.

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    Vancouver Falun Gong Spokesperson hosts the press conference

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    A practitioner reads the Falun Dafa Association Announcement

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    Practitioner interviewed by media

    The investigation by The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) found that Lin Yanzhi personally directed and participated in the persecution of Falun Gong. In 2001, Lin went to the Siping Labor Camp, Songyuan Labor Camp, Changchun Labor Camp and brainwashing centers to direct the persecution of practitioners.

    According to WOIPFG's investigation, while inspecting the progress of the "conversion of Falun Gong practitioners" at the Siping City Forced Labor Camp, Lin said: "If you refuse to denounce Falun Gong after one year of detention, we will detain you for two years; if two years is not enough, then three years; if you refuse to convert (denounce Falun Gong) after three years of detention, we will detain you for ten years. In China, there are about 100,000 steadfast practitioners. China has 1.2 billion people, if these 100,000 refuse to convert, we can do anything to them--we can suppress or kill them. One hundred thousand is just a small number for us. Even if we kill all 2 million practitioners, the reign of our communist party won't be affected...If you refuse to denounce Falun Gong, we will beat you without mercy, we can beat you to death. We'd rather beat you to death than allow you to go to Beijing..."

    The Canadian Falun Dafa Association has submitted evidence of Lin's involvement in the persecution to the Canadian Royal Mounted Police (CRMP) and requested the CRMP to launch an investigation of Lin's crimes, and arrest and deport him according to Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program.

    Practitioners read the announcement to warn CCP officials, "Heaven's destruction of the CCP is a historical inevitability. Those criminals who have persecuted Falun Dafa will be punished. Those who refuse to do the right thing and instead continue to follow the Jiang regime's persecutory policies will be severely punished as perpetrators of unforgivable crimes."

    Lin is the second provincial level official sued after publication of the announcement. The first one is Guandong Governor Huang Huahua, who was sued in a Vancouver court for the crime of torture. Fearing to face justice, Huang terminated his visit to North America and fled back to China from Canada on October 25, 2005.

    Practitioners in Alberta request investigation of Lin's involvement in persecution of Falun Gong

    On November 1, 2005, practitioners from Alberta held a press conference in front of the office of the Vice Premier and Minister of Security in Edmonton and announced the lawsuit against Lin for his active participation in the persecution of Falun Gong. The lawsuit was filed on October 28, 2005 in Toronto while Lin was visiting Canada.

    A practitioner described Lin's criminal speech and actions in the persecution of Falun Gong in Jilin Province, China. She called on the Canadian government and police to investigate, arrest and deport Lin Yanzhi according to Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program.


    Practitioners call on Canadian government to arrest and deport Lin Yanzhi


    24 Hours (Vancouver, Canada): Suing the High and Mighty

    24 Hours

    Nov. 3, 2005

    The Falun Dafa Association will serve the latest Chinese official to visit Canada with papers when he arrives today, suing Chinese Communist Party Vice Secretary of the Jilin Province, Lin Yanzhi, with torture and crimes against humanity.

    Vowing to file lawsuits for torture and crimes against humanity against every Chinese official who steps out of China, and found to be involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, the Falun Dafa Association has now charged two such officials in as many weeks.

    But they're also offering the officials a way out.

    "All over the world they have been put on notice that if they stop participating the persecution of Falun Gong, they can be forgiven," said Sophia Bronwen, practitioner and spokesperson, outside Vancouver's Chinese consulate yesterday.

    "It's about compassion and about finding a new way to do things."

    Last week, Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua was also served with legal papers in Vancouver, compliments of the Falun Dafa Association.

    The Epoch Times, an international Chinese newspaper, published Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party last November, and Vancouver reporter April Zhu told 24 hours that since the book's release, more than 5 million Chinese in mainland China have quit the Communist Party.

    Source: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/2005/11/03/1290299-sun.html


    Falun Gong at the 2005 Vancouver Health Expo (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On October 29 and 30 2005, the 15th Health Expo held in the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center attracted many visitors. As in previous years, the Falun Gong practitioners from Vancouver were invited to the Health Expo and demonstrated the exercises.

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    A display board at the booth shows photos of large-scale Falun Gong group practice in different countries
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    Students from Minghui School join the exercise demonstration, including a 3-year-old practitioner

    On October 29, when we were demonstrating the exercises, a delegation from Mainland China happened to pass by. A practitioner told them that Falun Gong has been invited to demonstrate the exercises here every year. He explained that Falun Gong had spread widely, to over 70 countries and districts throughout the world, and it is only in Mainland China that Falun Gong is repressed. Then the practitioner talked about the truth of the "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation" incident. About six or seven members of the delegation listened to him quietly.

    This year, a lot of organizations attended the health expo, so the Falun Gong practitioners could only obtain a small booth and there wasn't enough room to demonstrate the exercises right at the booth. Fortunately, there was an empty space nearly opposite our booth. Several practitioners demonstrated the exercises in that empty space. A western exhibitor beside us said, "Your Falun Gong movements are beautiful." Many passersby stopped to watch and some asked for introductory information.

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    A western practitioner is clarifying truth

    Unlike previous years, more people deliberately came to the Falun Gong booth to ask for materials and to ask where they could learn the exercises. Many people passed our booth and said, "Oh, Falun Gong. I know it." There was a visitor from Taiwan who said that Falun Gong practitioners were courageous, and wished us success.


    South Dakota: Falun Gong Practitioners Take Part in Annual Hobo Day Homecoming Parade at South Dakota State University (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On October 22, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners were invited once again to participate in the Hobo Day Homecoming Parade held at South Dakota State University.

    It was cold but there were still a large number of spectators. The Falun Gong contingent was at the front, and the audience along the route gave them rounds of applause. Prior to the parade, practitioners prepared small gifts--bookmarks with a Falun Gong message-- to give to the spectators. All the gifts were given away halfway through the parade. Many people took the bookmarks respectfully.


    The parade procession


    The audience attentively watched the practitioners' exercise demonstration on the float


    Young Falun Gong practitioners on the float


    Falun Gong practitioners perform a dance

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    Spectators wave to the practitioners along the parade route
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    Young boys learn the facts about Falun Gong


    Open Forum


    What Do Attitudinal Changes in the Chinese Police and Government Officials Tell Us? - On the Significance of the Announcement by the Falun Dafa Association

    (Clearwisdom.net) Why do Falun Gong practitioners clarify the truth? Is truth clarification effective? People who don't know much about Falun Gong often ask these questions.

    People who have paid close attention to the changes that have taken place in Chinese people's attitude and in the society overall, however, no longer doubt the power of truth.

    After several years of persistent, peaceful and rational truth clarification, despite dangers and difficulties, Falun Gong practitioners have eliminated the mind-poisoning effect of the lies spread by the CCP and Jiang's group in slandering Falun Gong. Practitioners have helped people learn the truth and helped them create favorable opportunities for their futures.

    Recent news confirmed that Zeng Qinghong and Luo Gan, remnants of Jiang's group in the power elite in China, have launched yet another round of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Mass roundups of practitioners have occurred in some regions. Nevertheless, many people realize that this is the villains' last struggle, as the persecution cannot reach the extent they desire regardless of the methods used.

    More and more police officers and government officials who were forced into and deceived into persecuting Falun Gong have awakened after learning the truth from practitioners. They now criticize and resist the persecution, and do many things to protect Falun Gong practitioners.

    Police officers awaken

    There are many real life stories about police officers, after having learned the truth, refusing to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Some of them protected the practitioners, some helped practitioners clarify the truth, and some even started learning Falun Gong themselves.

    During the October 1st National Holiday, a police station in a city in Hunan Province received an order from higher-ranking officials to ransack every Falun Gong practitioner's home. If any Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were found, the practitioners would be detained. However, many police officers who knew the truth treated Falun Gong practitioners well during their visits. Even though they found Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries, they just pretended to not see.

    Heilongjiang Province Public Security Bureau issued a list of practitioners to officials in various regions, instructing them to arrest those on the list prior to the October 1 National Day. Many grassroots police officers complained openly. A police chief said plainly, "Don't we have better things to do? Why arrest those who practice Falun Gong?" One residential police officer asked, "Why this arrest of Falun Gong practitioners? What good does it serve?"

    One local police officer had destroyed Falun Gong books and materials before and had not allowed practitioners to practice the exercises. After talking with some practitioners he realized Falun Gong is a wonderful practice and that practitioners are good people. Later, when he was again sent to search practitioners' homes, he didn't say anything when he found Falun Gong books. He set the books safely aside in drawers in the practitioners' homes.

    In Hunan Province, a security officer in a factory had closely followed orders from Jiang's regime when the persecution of Falun Gong started. He harshly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners with all manner of tactics, such as following them, ransacking their homes and abducting them. After practitioners clarified the truth to him many times, he has awakened now. He returned all confiscated Falun Gong books to practitioners.

    One police officer understood the truth and came to know what Falun Dafa is. He took the initiative to look for Dafa practitioners in order to get Dafa books and said, "Many people have said this Dafa book is very good, so I also want to check it out." Before he left he said to the practitioner, "In the future, please give me whatever material you have and I will clarify the truth for you."

    610 Office agents are changing their attitudes

    The evildoing Chinese Communist Party established the 610 Office for the sole purpose of persecuting Falun Gong. After learning the truth, the officers' words and actions are a clear sign that the persecution of Falun Gong is losing ground in people's hearts.

    One senior police officer in Nanjing heard that his son was about to be sent to a brainwashing center for practicing Falun Gong. He was extremely angry and went to his old friend, a 610 Office supervisor in another city for help. His friend said, "In fact, we all know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people. So, I am trying not to punish them if I can, or punish them as lightly as is possible." As he said this, he had tears in his eyes. "It's crime!" he sighed to his old friend.

    One practitioner from Jiangsu Province was going to visit his relatives in a foreign country. Before he left, the head of the local 610 Office went to visit him and said, "Greet your Teacher for me when you go abroad."

    The head of another 610 Office told a practitioner, "If you move, I have all your information here. I'll transfer your household registration but I won't transfer your records that reveal your identity as a Falun Gong practitioner. I'll destroy these records so no one will give you trouble." He sighed and said, "For a person in my position, it's hard not to do bad things. I have to figure out a way to leave this godforsaken work. If I don't help myself, I'll be in for big trouble in the future."

    One secretary of a 610 Office in Shanxi Province talked to his classmate about the Falun Gong persecution. His classmate practices Falun Gong and has told the secretary many facts about Falun Gong. The secretary said, "So, the Communist Party is even more wicked than I know. Jiang Zemin brings disaster to us all! Falun Gong is great. No wonder it appeals to so many people. I can't follow this 'disastrous Jiang Zemin' to commit crimes. From now on I'll overlook Falun Gong practitioners' activities and help them if I can."

    Grassroots officials resist persecution

    In many areas, when the local police followed orders to search and abduct Falun Gong practitioners, many grassroots officials who learned the truth about Falun Gong resisted these orders.

    Officials from a county 610 Office in a northern province found a book of Dafa truth clarification materials while searching a practitioner's home. The village Party head who knew the truth immediately hid the material so as to protect both it and the practitioner.

    Police officers from the 610 Office arrived in police vehicles at the home of the head of the women's association to arrest practitioners. The official told them, "Our entire village believes in Falun Gong. If you could, just take everybody away with you." When the officers brought up specific names of practitioners, the official said, "They are the best people in our village. You can't take a single one of them!" The officers were discouraged and left. Later, officers from the 610 Office again arrived. This time they went to the home of the accountant. In order to protect practitioners, the accountant told the officers, "There are no practitioners in our village. Stop coming here and harassing us." The police were again thwarted. Only days later, they arrived once more at the home of the village security official's home. The security official did not yield to their demands either. The evil conspirators were defeated again.

    One township official in northern China who learned the truth went to his son and nephew who were division heads and asked them to protect Dafa practitioners while they distributed truth clarification flyers. They walked with practitioners from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. the next day, passing many villages and handing out several hundred flyers.

    Government officials speak out against the persecution

    After several years of persecution, more and more government officials now know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people, and that Falun Gong is a righteous belief and teaches people to be good. They realized the evil nature of the persecution and saw the inevitable failure of the persecution.

    A deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong is just an issue of belief. Those practitioners really believe in Falun Gong. This is not like the situation with the CCP--nobody believes it but no one dares to admit this in public. Furthermore, Falun Gong practitioners are good people--they are all better than CCP members."

    Another deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong practitioners believe in 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,' which is very good. If everyone would follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance' and nobody would fight for fame or personal interest, the society would be much more stable. Right now, nobody cares about the real criminals, but again and again the focus is on Falun Gong and all the arrests are of Falun Gong practitioners. This is not what National Security Officials should do, nor what the police forces should do. In fact, those who should be arrested are some from the National Security or the police --they are just rogues. The persecution of Falun Gong is doomed to fail--how can someone succeed in persecuting the good people?"

    The head of department B said, "Jiang Zemin is too narrow-minded. Why bother such a group of people? After all, it is better to have some kind of belief than believe in nothing. Look at the CCP officials -- they believe in nothing and dare to do anything bad. This is in clear opposition to those who follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance'."

    The head of Department C said, "One cannot successfully suppress others' belief, especially Falun Gong. You see, many who gave up their practice [under pressure] are now starting to practice again, let alone the persistent ones who will continue to practice, even if they are imprisoned for doing so. How can the persecutors handle this? And now, more people are joining the practice. How can you say Falun Gong is not good? Plus, how can you say 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance' is not good? If the CCP continues like this, it is over."

    The head of department D said, "The last thing we want to deal with is the persecution of Falun Gong. It makes no sense to arrest a group of practitioners. Plus, the situation now is different from the past. If there were no orders from above, I think nobody would want to arrest Falun Gong practitioners. So many officials and police are involved in this, but who are we targeting? Why do we do this? If it continues like this, the CCP will soon be finished."

    The director of a provincial police department said, "The 610 Office should be dissolved. They don't do anything good but treat groups of the elderly, children, and women very cruelly. That is so wrong."

    An official at a provincial National Security Bureau told his family that the reality of the persecution far exceeds that which is written on Falun Gong flyers. He said, "The real tortures are so much worse than what it says on the flyers." In 2001, before the self-immolation on Tiananmen Square was staged, he received an advance notice. He did not let his daughter go to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to do an internship. He said to a Falun Gong practitioner, "In your Teacher's words, it is the [Masanjia Labor Camp] 'dark den of evil forces,' right? I read your Teacher's article. I can't let my child go there and become polluted. In time, I'll take charge of other things [and will no longer persecute Falun Gong]."

    A city procurator-general in Southwest China became aware of the truth. He wrote a "Declaration renouncing the Communist Party." Then, he gave 600 yuan of his own money to relatives of Falun Dafa practitioners who were suffering persecution.

    Leave darkness behind and walk a bright path

    In June 2005, several former CCP officials defected from their posts to protest government policies that persecute Falun Gong.

    37-year-old Chen Yonglin was a consular official in charge of political affairs at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney. He left the consulate so he could stop carrying out the CCP-ordered persecution policies against Falun Gong and dissident groups.

    Several days later, Hao Fengjun, a former official at the Tianjin City Police Department and at the 610 Office, published an announcement in Melbourne that he was breaking away from the CCP and gave testimony about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP.

    Han Guangsheng, the former head of Shenyang City's Judicial Bureau in Liaoning Province exposed the persecution of Falun Gong to the public. He wrote a public letter to officials at the Longshan Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City. In the letter he pointed out that "the persecution of Falun Gong is another large-scale persecution of the masses by the CCP after the "anti-rightist movement," the Cultural Revolution, and the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. It is a great crime committed by the CCP and Jiang's Group against the will of heaven and the will of the people." He called on his former subordinates "to follow their conscience and stop assisting the criminal gang and stop persecuting innocent good people. Jiang's era is over, the CCP will soon be rooted out by history; don't follow the CCP to its grave. Please, quit the Party now and stop committing crimes!"

    Conclusion

    Jiang Zemin and the CCP group have been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners for six years. From the beginning, the persecution was based on lies. Many grassroots police officers and government officials were deceived by lies and participated in this persecution under pressure. As Falun Gong practitioners made tremendous sacrifices and selflessly clarified the truth about Falun Gong, lies were cleared up and people have awakened. They will make the right choice amidst the battle between good and evil. They will choose a bright future for themselves, and the persecution will not last. This is the greatest significance and actual result of widely spreading the truth about the Falun Gong persecution.

    Right now, although the persecution is still continuing, the head criminals Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zhou Yongkang, Liu Jing, Zeng Qinghong, Li Lanqing and others have been served with lawsuits in foreign countries. The international community is taking more solid steps to support and help Falun Gong practitioners. Inside China, many government officials from the highest power circles, mid-level governments and grassroots governments, the 610 Office agents, officials from the justice, judicial and the legal system and the National Security Division have awakened. They are no longer assisting the perpetrators.

    The cases mentioned in this article are only the tip of the iceberg. People's changes are a solid predictor of the inevitable failure of the persecution, because lies won't last and good will be rewarded, as evil will reap its own peril.

    Dafa is compassionate. As the CCP collapses, the persecution is drawing to an end. The perpetrators are about to be brought to justice. The Falun Dafa Association pointed out in its October 9th announcement, "...one of the purposes of the sacred FA of Falun Gong is to save people, including people in all social statuses. Even for those who have committed wrongdoings, there is still an opportunity for them to abandon the evil path and choose to be good. For all those who have committed crimes against Falun Gong but want now to correct their mistakes, they can submit, under safe circumstances, a guarantee statement or regret letter to Minghui (Clearwisdom Net) or to any regional Falun Dafa Association to be archived. We will not investigate the various crimes of those who are determined to correct their mistakes. However we will continue to monitor their actions."

    Dafa is sacred and powerful. The announcement also pointed out, "Heaven's destruction of the CCP is a historical inevitability. Gods must punish those criminals who have sinned against Falun Dafa. Those who refuse to do the right thing and instead continue to follow Jiang's scoundrel regime's persecution policies will be severely punished as perpetrators of unforgivable crimes... From today on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong and as a result, commit new crimes in addition to those they have already perpetrated against Falun Gong.."

    Some people say that the public announcement by the Falun Dafa Association marks the complete victory of Falun Gong's anti-persecution efforts and heralds the beginning of the prosecution of the perpetrators. This warning has significance for all people, because their final choice will determine their final destiny. There is an end to everything and time passes quickly. Falun Gong's advice and warnings are not jokes. Police officers, perpetrators and government officials who are still persecuting Falun Gong should immediately awaken, cherish the compassion of Falun Dafa, grasp this precious final opportunity, correct their mistakes and make up for them in various ways.

    People, make clear-headed choices for the sake of your future!


    Canadian Student from China Demands Her Mother's Release (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) My mother, Chen Yunzhi is 65 years old, and lives in Beijing, China. On August 25, 2005, she was illegally arrested on the street while passing out flyers. She was detained first in Qinghe District Detention Center, and then transferred to Beijing City Police Department Detention Center.

    Ms. Chen Yunzhi

    I heard that my mother is going to be sentenced to prison. My family has not been allowed to visit her yet, so no one knows how she is, or if her physical condition is all right.

    My mother started practicing Falun Dafa in 1999. She was first arrested and sent to forced labor at Xin'an Labor Camp in 2000. She was released in 2001. I visited her there, and saw that she was very weak, that she had dramatically lost weight, and had bruises on her body. I could see she endured a living hell during her first forced labor term, and that is why I am feeling very worried right now.

    I am a student here in Canada. I have lots of school work to do, and I live a very fast paced life. I am so worried about my mother and my grandma, who is 95 years old and is usually taken care of by my mother. Now that my mother is detained, my grandma is near a mental breakdown.

    I am very angry with the Beijing police that detain my mother, especially since I live in Canada, such a free country. I demand that the Beijing Police Department release my mother unconditionally, and I reserve the right to sue the officials and police who are involved in persecuting my mother.

    Beijing Police Department address: 501 Dougezhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing City, 100000. Tel: 86-10-87395170, operator: 86-10-85225050.


    Facts of the Persecution


    Additional Information on the Death of Mr. Xu Zhicheng from Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) It has now been confirmed that Mr. Xu Zhicheng, a practitioner in his 40s from Nanshan Mine General Affairs in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province, was arrested on September 26, 2005. He was unconstitutionally detained for three days and sent to Hegang City Second Detention Center, where he was persecuted to death on October 2.

    Mr. Xu Zhicheng's body is being kept in the Dissection Room in the Second Detention Center. His face and body have many areas of apparent injury. His nose and lips were stained with blood, and there were blood-spattered wounds on his body.

    The police destroyed the cameras belonging to Mr. Xu's family members when they tried to take photos for evidence. Mr. Xu's family refused to cremate him and is appealing.

    Since September 7, the police have arrested over 50 practitioners from Hegang City. They have detained over 20 practitioners in the Second Detention Center. Yang Yongying and a few other practitioners detained in the First Detention Center are in critical condition.


    Several Police Divisions Illegally Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioners in Daqing City

    (Clearwisdom.net) Recent illegal search and seizure of Falun Dafa practitioners took place in Daqing. Perpetrators were from the Daqing Police Department, the Donghu Division, Longnan Division, Honggong District Division, Saertu Division, from the Development District Division, the Xincundongan Division and Longfeng Division. Their actions severely violated China's constitution; moreover, they violated # 238 of China's Criminal Law Code, constituting the crime of illegal detention. This action also violated the 397th article regarding the crime of abuse of power; the 243rd article - the crime of filing false charges; the 245th article - the crime of illegal search; the 251st article- the crime of illegal deprivation of the right of citizen's freedom of belief. It brought physical and mental anguish to Falun Dafa disciples and their family members.

    1. Daqing City Police Department

    At 5 o'clock in the morning on September 23, 2005, officials from the Daqing Police Department and its subordinate divisions dispatched large numbers of police officers to seize Dafa practitioners and search their property. The ratio of the policemen relative to their target practitioners was roughly 10 to 1.

    A group of policemen of Donghu Division surrounded Dafa practitioners Bai Yufu and Zhang Lixin's home, located at No.8-5 Donghu Building, unit 5, apartment 402. They knocked on the door and called practitioners' names to get them to open the door. When nobody answered the door, they pried the door open, barged into the room and seized Bai Yufu and his wife and searched their home.

    At the same time, another group of police arrived at the Donghu area 9, building 15, unit 1, apartment 102, which is the front door of Chinese medicine doctor Li Qingzuo's house. A female police officer named Xu Hongxiang pretended to have abdominal pain and knocked on the door. Li Qingzuo, out of professional ethics, opened the door. Several policemen rushed in and pushed the nearly 70 year-old Li Qingzuo to the ground, bent his arm and roughly pulled his neck. It awakened the sleeping children. In the end Li Qingzuo's daughter Li Junmi and daughter-in-law Jia Xianjun were also abducted. The police attempted to arrest Li Qingzuo's wife also, but only when the 5- year-old granddaughter became frightened and cried and ran out, did the police not take her.

    2. Longnan Police Division

    Starting at 5 o'clock in the morning on September 23, 2005, some police officers from the Longnan Police Division organized themselves into five groups to surround and seize Dafa practitioners and search their homes.

    Ms. Chen Changxiu is a 49 year old employee who lived at the Yueyuan Building 2-1, Unit 2, Room 101. The police got access to her home by lying to her that the water pipe in her home was leaking. A group of police officers grabbed Chen Changxiu and took her away. Then they searched her home and took Dafa books and some truth clarification materials away. Chen Changxiu used to have all kinds of illnesses that completely disappeared soon after she practiced Falun Gong. Her temperament became better and everyone around her liked her very much. When the police took her away from her home, the people in her neighborhood couldn't accept it when they learned about it.

    Ms. Cheng Jinzhi, 43 years old, was a bank accountant who was forced to retire early and was given a very limited amount of pension. She lived at the Yueyuan Building 3-11, Unit 2, Room 301. After practicing Falun Gong she amazingly recovered from myasthenia-caused paralysis for which there is no medical cure. She was more sincere toward her relatives and friends and was known as a kind wife and good mother. Her husband felt very sad when she was taken away. Dafa books and materials were taken from her home; so was a color printer.

    Ms. Li Shumei, a 65 year old veteran of the city, lived at Leyuan Building No. 25, Unit 5, Room 202. Her husband passed away long ago. As a single mother, she had to take care of the children. She had all kinds of illnesses as a result of years of overwork, but Falun Dafa saved her. That morning she was also abducted and taken to the Longnan Division.

    Ms. Yu Guixiang, a 50 year old economist, lived at the Jingyuan Building No. 16. She was also abducted and her computer was taken. She then suffered from high fever, asphyxia and twitches. She was sent to a hospital for emergency care; her relatives and friends later took her home.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Yu Chen, his wife and son-in-law who lived in the west area were also arrested. At this time, his wife and son-in-law have been released.

    3. Honggang District Police Division

    Honggang District Police Division personnel arrested Mr. Zheng Hongjun, a 38-year- old Daqing worker who lived at Hongwei Village, the Chengfengzhuang region. He is divorced from his wife and presently takes care of a disabled 11-year-old daughter who is unable to take care of herself. Because he didn't have a stable source of income from his business, he had to put his house up for rent so as to maintain his daughter's living and medical expenses. They lived temporarily in his parents' home. The police took Mr. Zhang away without reason, searched his home and his computer shop and took away computers and merchandise.

    4. The Development District Police Division

    The development district police division seized Ms. Gao Guifen, a 63-year-old ex-HR supervisor of the Daqing Petroleum Institute. A group of undercover police intruded into her home in the middle of the night and took control of the bedrooms where all the family members slept and forbade her family members to walk around or to talk. They didn't even leave her 13-year-old granddaughter alone. The child was scared and cried. Meanwhile they cut off all means of communication to and from her home. They filled out the arrest order at her home, wantonly searched her home, took away a computer, mp3 player, Dafa books and materials. After 7 o'clock, the police abducted Ms. Gao Guifen.

    Ever since July 20, 1999, because of the frequent police harassment at her home, her husband, a 68 year-old senior scholar felt strong pressure, which made him have symptoms of depression. He is still in treatment at present. This violent action nearly collapsed his spirit, making him feel suicidal. The incident made his children quite nervous. They had to remain home to be with their father.

    5. XincunDongAn Police Division

    At the same time, the Xincun DongAn Police Division enforcers also arrested Chen Qingli.

    6. Saertu Police Division seized Mr. Li Yequan, a 38-year-old engineer who lived in the 9th Plant, and Mr. Yuan Mi who lived in an outside area.

    7. Longfeng Police Division

    Longfeng Police Division personnel seized Liu Li, Feng Ying, but he escaped with the power of righteous thoughts.

    Other Dafa practitioners abducted include Cao Shuxia, Zhang Xiumin, Song Wenjie and Ms. Tang Zengye (39 years old, senior accountant), Mr. Ge Zhenming (50 years old), Ms. Lan Sufang (teacher) for the 3rd oil-producing factory. More details are to be further investigated.

    It was roughly estimated that during this illegal arrest sweep, 26 Dafa practitioners were arrested. A few days ago the police arrested Cao Jingdong in Chengfeng Village, Zhang Hongquan at Cejing, Xie Chengqiu, Li Wenguo, Li Xiangqin and others--a total of 31 people.

    This large-scale illegal arrest caused Dafa practitioners' family members (several hundred people) to suffer greatly. Now the Dafa practitioners who were illegally detained have started a hunger strike to protest their detention.

    All Dafa practitioners in Daqing are now requesting:

    1. The related parties and personnel must take legal responsibility and be held liable.

    2. Legally compensate all Dafa practitioners and their families for all material and spiritual losses.

    3. Immediately release the Dafa practitioners who were illegally arrested and/or detained and restore their reputations.


    Police Officers Arrest Disabled Practitioner Mr. Wang Yonghua in Suining City, Sichuan Province

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    The police arrested Mr. Wang Yonghua, a disabled farmer from Suining City, at the end of August. They have detained him ever since. His wife was forced to leave home with their 10-month-old son to avoid the persecution.

    Mr. Wang Yonghua, 31, is a disabled individual without a left hand. He lived in Taiping Township, Sanjia Town, the Anju District, Suining City, Sichuan Province. In August, the police from the Anju District went to Mr. Wang's home numerous times to harass him but he wasn't home. On August 30, Suining City Beimen Police Department officials sent the police to his home again to ransack it. They knocked over his parents' furniture and took away a cellular phone and a family portrait of Mr. Wang with his wife and daughter. They also beat Mr. Wang in front of his parents and took him away to Suining City for interrogation.

    The police searched desperately for Wang's wife, hoping to arrest her as well. Mrs. Wang took their 10-month-old child and left home to avoid being illegally arrested. A few days after Mr. Wang's arrest, police officer Zhang Liang from the national security brigade of Tongnan County, Chongqing City, went to Suining to personally persecute Mr. Wang.

    Just before October 1, the police extorted 300 yuan from Mr. Wang's family. It's now October 10, but they haven't released him.

    The farmers are now busy working in the fields. Wang Yonghua's father is sick and can't work, and his mother is over 60 years old. The farm work was Mr. Wang's responsibility, but he is still being detained in Lingquan Temple Detention Center, Suining, Sichuan Province.


    The Details of the Persecution of Zhao Hong'e and Her Family in Dandong City

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhao Hong'e was an outstanding teacher at Fuchun Elementary School, Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Her husband, Tang Yuqing, works at the Fuchun School Factory, and her son, Tang Shiyu, was a student in the school. Tang Shiyu had once had congenital heart disease. In 1995, the doctor said that he could only live for six more months. In 1996, Tang Shiyu started practicing Falun Gong, and his health improved remarkably. He was able to continue attending school and achieved good grades. After seeing the dramatic improvement in their son's health, his parents, Zhao Hong'e and Tang Yuqing, also started practicing Falun Gong.

    Going to Beijing to validate the Fa

    On July 20, 1999, the Chinese government launched the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. To appeal for justice and to validate the Fa, Ms. Zhao's family went to Beijing. They were illegally arrested on the way and were jailed at Fuchun Police Station, where Mr. Tang Yuqing was beaten badly by the police. One policeman grabbed him by the hair while kicking and punching him, making him collapse on the ground.

    In September 1999, Mr. Tang Yuqing was arrested again because he did the Falun Gong exercises in public. He was jailed for one month. To uphold Dafa and clarify the truth, Ms. Zhao and her husband Mr. Tang went to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Gong in November 1999. They were arrested and jailed in Dandong Detention Center. Mr. Tang was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp, and Ms. Zhao was detained for one month.

    Deceived by the police and arrested

    On July 13, 2002, a police officer from Dandong Police Department deceived Mr. Tang into leaving his home by claiming that he wanted Mr. Tang to fix his T.V. When they walked by the Dandong Dental Hospital, the authorities arrested Mr. Tang. They beat and tortured him and tried to force him to admit to some wrongdoing, but Mr. Tang refused. After he was arrested, his family didn't know where he was for a long time. Mr. Tang Yuqing was sentenced to four years without any legal procedures. He was sent to Dongling Prison in Shenyang City.

    Tang Shiyu dies at 14 years of age as a result of the persecution

    Having endured five illegal searches and his parents' arrests and sentences, Tang Shiyu suffered a lot of mental pressure and pain, which caused his heart disease to recur. He died on May 25, 2003. He was only 14 when he died. His father was in prison and didn't have a chance to see him before he passed away.

    In 2000, Ms. Zhao was arrested because she tried to clarify the truth in public and was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. Due to the severe persecution she faced at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, she went astray. Her cultivation status was very bad after she was released. Hoping his mother would return to Dafa, young Shiyu asked her to read Zhuan Falun to him every day. Because her child begged her to and to make up for her absence during the previous few years, Ms. Zhao read Zhuan Falun and other new articles by Teacher to Shiyu. Through constantly reading the Fa, Ms. Zhao got rid of the evil's control and interference and resumed her cultivation in Falun Dafa.

    Official harassment, workplace support

    When Ms. Zhao was released in 2003, she went to back to work. As soon as she returned to the school, several policemen visited her supervisor and claimed that they needed to ask Ms. Zhao for some information. The supervisor told Ms. Zhao about this. Ms. Zhao realized immediately that she should not cooperate with the authorities. Sending forth righteous thoughts in her heart, she told the supervisor, "I don't want to talk to them, and I have no information for them." The supervisor knew her situation and told the officers, "This teacher behaves very well, and she won't make any trouble." The police left but returned the following day and insisted on talking to Ms. Zhao. Ms. Zhao sent forth righteous thoughts, asked Master for help, and looked inward. She realized that the evil was taking advantage of her loopholes and attachments. She also knew that the reason that the evil forces dare to persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples is because they think that their evil deeds are hidden from the public. Because she hadn't done very well as a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period, not very many people around her knew about the truth of the persecution, so the evil forces dared to persecute her in public. After she realized this, Ms. Zhao clarified the truth to her supervisors and other coworkers. She told them her cultivation experiences, about the spread of Falun Dafa in the world, about the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's gang, and details of the brutal torture she experienced in the labor camp. She asked them, "What is wrong with 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance?'" Her supervisor and coworkers all supported Ms. Zhao after they learned the truth. Due to Master's benevolent protection, Ms. Zhao's righteous thoughts, and people's righteous support, the policemen left.

    Reported again and forced to become homeless

    On the morning of May 8, 2004, policemen at the gate of the school stopped Ms. Zhao and said, "We need to talk to you and investigate your situation." Ms. Zhao replied, "I didn't break the law. There is nothing for you to investigate." Then she tried to enter the school. The policemen stopped her again and tried to arrest her. Ms. Zhao sent forth righteous thoughts, pulled the policeman's arm away, and kept moving forward. It was during recess, and the yard was full of students. The police didn't dare to arrest her inside, so they tried to keep her outside. Ms. Zhao was calm and said to the policemen, "Please let me go." The principal of the school said to them, "Please don't do this in public. Let's talk in the room." He asked one of the employees to ring the bell so that the students would go into the classroom. But it was the time for students to do aerobic exercises. So when the bell rang, all the teachers and students went out to get ready to do their exercises, and all of them saw what the police officer was trying to do.

    Ms. Zhao took this chance and said to the policeman who was holding onto her clothes, "Let go, or I will sue you." The officer was so shocked by her courage that he released her. Ms. Zhao then went into the school building. Another policeman said to the principal, "Won't it be more difficult to arrest her if she gets inside the building?" Ms. Zhao then realized that this abduction had actually been planned. She sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master for help. Under Master's protection, she escaped through a side door, which was usually locked.

    This planned arrest was due to a report by a student's parents, because she often clarified the truth to her students. Since then, she has been forced to become homeless to avoid arrest.

    The police harass Ms. Zhao's parents

    After Ms. Zhao escaped, a large group of police surrounded her parents' house and searched it. They found nothing, but they didn't give up. That night, they stayed in the house, hoping they would be able to trap Ms. Zhao. Ms. Zhao's parents are both over 70. Her mother was scared and fled to a friend's house, leaving her father home alone. He could not fall asleep due to the anxiety of having the police present.

    Around 11 p.m. on May 24, Ms. Zhao's parents were awakened up by the police loudly knocking on the door. Even the neighbors were roused. Three policemen broke in and searched the house. Ms. Zhao's father asked them, "Who are you? Why did you break in my door?" One of them showed him a police badge and told him that they were policemen. Ms. Zhao's father was angry and said, "You are not like policemen. You act more like bandits." The police searched the house but found nothing and left.

    The next day, Ms. Zhao's father took the broken door with him and went to complain to the Dandong Police Department and the Political and Legal Affairs Bureau. However, they gave no response to the charges he made.

    All upright people and nations, please stand together to stop this persecution of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Bring back justice and conscience and let the light of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" shine in China.


    Eight Practitioners from Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Henan and Hebei Provinces Died Due to the Persecution

    (Clearwisdom) Mr. Sang Yingyang, 41, was from Sheli Township, Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He had leukemia but recovered after starting to practice Falun Gong around 1998. Once the persecution started in 1999, his activities were monitored by the Sheli Township Police Department and the 610 Office. Nonetheless, he still continued to practice. In July 2005, he was reported and then "arrested" by three officers from the township police department. They brought him first to the local police station and then later to the city police department. Mr. Sang's employer and family finally secured his release, at which point he was severely ill. He finally passed away on October 14.

    Ms. Yang Meizhi, 55, was a practitioner from Dongnan Village, Dalianhe Town, Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province. She had several different illnesses but they all disappeared after she started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. After the persecution began, the village security director, the head of the village, and others monitored her and her house around the clock. This severely affected Ms. Yang and her family. Ms. Yang died on December 6, 2002.

    Mr. Xu Zhibo, 60, lived in the Taizihe District of Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province. After he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, his stomach cancer and many other illnesses completely disappeared. He also became a volunteer assistant to teach others to learn Falun Gong. After the persecution began, CCP officers would often go to his home and harass him, and they also forced him to attend brainwashing sessions. Mr. Xu developed cancer of the pancreas and passed away in November 2001.

    Ms. Guo Wenying, 60, lived in Chengguan, Zhengyang County, Henan Province. She was a retiree of Wusan Farm in Henan Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, after which her heart disease and hypertension were completely cured. Once the persecution began, the CCP staff and her employer often went to her home to threaten and harass her, resulting in enormous psychological pressure. Her hypertension and heart disease recurred, and Ms. Guo Wenying passed away on January 31, 2001.

    Mr. Jia Yumiao, 74, was a retiree of the Anyang City Match Factory in Henan Province. When he started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, he established a practice site at his factory and a study group at his home. After the onset of the persecution, he was illegally summoned, harassed and tortured by district police officers. During this torture and persecution, he developed septicemia and passed away in July 2003.

    Ms. Ma Yu, 34, a college graduate, was an employee of the Yu Street Medicine Inspection Center in the Wenfeng District of Anyang City, Henan Province. Because she insisted on practicing Falun Dafa, she was not allowed to work and her salary was suspended. She was illegally searched, arrested and detained. The city 610 Office brainwashing center's leader Wang Yuansheng, the Wenfeng District 610 Office leader Huang Ze, and Wenfeng District National Security Group police officers were responsible. With righteous thoughts, Ms. Ma Yu twice escaped imprisonment. However, the extensive torture she endured damaged her mentally and physically. Ms. Ma Yu died in August 2005.

    Mr. Nie Xinyi was an employee of the Kaiyuan Industry and Commerce Bank at Xingtai City, Hebei Province. He started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. Once the persecution began, he was repeatedly reported. The bank president intimidated him and forced him to go to a brainwashing center. In September 2000, the bank president convinced him to go to a hospital for treatment. He was discharged from the hospital in October, his condition deteriorating rapidly; his life could have ended at anytime. In February 2001, with the support of fellow practitioners, Mr. Nie started to practice Falun Dafa again. In April 2005, bank leaders persecuted him again simply because he refused to pay the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) membership dues. On May 28, he started to cough and developed generalized edema. His past illness recurred and he passed away.

    Mr. Jin Jingming, 75, was a retired teacher living in Nanshanggen Village, Chenzhazi Township, Luanping County, Hebei Province. Prior to practicing Falun Dafa, he had suffered a stroke and was confined to bed as a result. His condition improved rapidly after he started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, to the point that he could walk with the use of a cane. Once the persecution began and he lost an environment in which he could safely practice Falun Dafa, he suffered tremendously both psychologically and physically. He died in 2002.


    Four More Falun Gong Practitioners Who Have Died From Persecution

    (Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Liankui was a practitioner in his 70s from South Shifo Village, Shifo Town, Laiyuan County, Hebei Province. He regained his youthful and vibrant health after he began his cultivation in Falun Dafa. After the brutal persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, he was threatened by the local CCP authorities and all his Dafa books were confiscated. They told him, "You are not allowed to practice Falun Gong, because you are a CCP member." Mr. Li responded, "Then I would like to quit the CCP." They did not let him withdraw and instead forced him to pay his membership fee before letting him go home. His daughter, who also practiced Falun Gong, was illegally detained as well. She was fined several times and finally sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. Mr. Li was greatly hurt, both spiritually and physically, and, as the result, he passed away on January 11, 2001.

    Mr. Wang Lixiang, another practitioner in Hebei Province, died in February 2004. He was an employee of the Textile Factory of Luan County and was in his 40s. Shortly after he started to practice Falun Gong, his spleen cancer completely disappeared. On July 15, 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong but was taken back by the Police Department of Luan County and held in a detention center for further persecution. His fingers were beaten until they were deformed. He was forced to sleep on the cement floor until he was released on the 2001 Chinese New Year. After that, he was frequently harassed by the local police as well as his employer. Because of this constant harassment and the lack of a peaceful cultivation environment, his illnesses returned and caused his death.

    A Tianjin practitioner, Ms. Liu Fujing, 66, who lived on Erma Road in the Nankai District, was also reported dead in August 2004. After she started to practice Falun Gong, her ill health completely disappeared and she became very healthy. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in April 2000. After she came back, she was detained for one month, then illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor in November of the same year. Because of the severe stress caused by constant persecution and torture while she was detained in Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp of Tianjin City, her cancer came back. After her release she continued to expose the persecution and tell people the truth about Falun Gong. In September 2004, when she was posting truth clarification material, she was arrested and sentenced to a three-year prison term. Due to her medical condition, however, she was released on a medical parole. Even so she was still continuously harassed by the police. Living under such constant strain and persecution and lacking a peaceful cultivation environment, her health deteriorated and she died. The phone number of Nankai Police Substation is 86-22-27350720.

    Mr. Zhou Zhengfu, 40, from Jinshi City, Hunan Province, was brutally beaten by the police and sentenced to a forced labor camp just because he raised a banner to validate Dafa in Tiananmen Square in 2000. He was released on a medical parole, but, unfortunately, his health deteriorated from living under such constant harassment and persecution. He finally died in April 2004.


    Articles from the Mainland China Internet Experience Sharing Conference


    Listening to Master, Solidly Cultivating, and Walking Our Paths Correctly is a Long-term Challenge for Every Falun Dafa Practitioner
    Papers from the Mainland Chinese Dafa Disciples' Internet Experience Sharing Conference

    (Clearwisdom.net) Master taught us in His poem Solid Cultivation (in Hongyin),

    "Study Fa, obtain Fa,

    Compare in studying, compare in cultivating,

    Examine each and every deed,
    Accomplishing is cultivating."

    I have been listening to Master since I obtained the Fa in December 1997. Going through personal cultivation and Fa-rectification period cultivation and taking the Fa as teacher enabled me to walk through storms while solidly cultivating till today. I want to share some stories of solid cultivation here.

    In December 2001, I was forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested at home. Our coordinator let me do some assistant work in our materials center. Only twenty days later, both fellow practitioners were arrested, and the important jobs of our center all fell on my shoulders.

    At the beginning of April 2002, many materials sites in our city were destroyed, lots of fellow practitioners were arrested, and practitioners in the remaining centers felt very unsafe all the time. We were under huge pressure because Falun Dafa materials were extremely short in our city. We still kept on with our group Fa-study, sharing our understandings, and were determined to quickly establish more materials sites. We reminded each other with Master's words, "If you're able to steel your will, no difficulty can block you, and I'd say it'll be no problem. (Zhuan Falun, "The Fourth Talk")

    With the solid support from fellow practitioners still living in their homes, we established four new material sites in three days. Manpower, equipment, and other necessities were all prepared, and we produced truth clarification materials on the fourth day.

    Learning from past lessons, we shared understandings among ourselves that we must keep up with group Fa-study and group sending forth righteous thoughts to ensure that our centers keep on producing Falun Dafa materials safely. We did group Falun Dafa exercises at 3 a.m. every morning, joined global sending forth righteous thoughts at 6 a.m., and then did our daily jobs individually. The practitioners who were doing cleaning or cooking would recite Hongyin or listen to Falun Dafa music, sending forth righteous thoughts every hour on the hour. Soon after, the energy fields in each material center became more and more peaceful, everything was getting more and more orderly, and every one of us was doing this persistently and quietly. As soon as conflicts appeared between practitioners, we would study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts first. The conflicts were reduced and disappeared naturally.

    Listening to Master is required in all aspects. Our sites do not use much modern equipment, especially not cell phones or beepers. We would rather take trips when we have to. We do not visit between sites and do not get attached to the convenience of the cell phone. Those sites were destroyed before because they didn't keep up with group Fa-study, or sending forth righteous thoughts, and there were lots of conflicts among practitioners. They were not looking inside, but pointing fingers at others, which created gaps for the evil. The police located them by their cell phone signals, resulting in huge losses and serious lessons for all of us.

    After being forced leave home, I realized we should not have to stay away from our homes just because the persecution still exists. We should cultivate in an open and dignified manner. The first priority is to help establish family-based material sites and to make material sites bloom everywhere like flowers. The second step is to suggest that practitioners find jobs to support themselves while validating Falun Dafa, and to rectify our path while assisting in Master's Fa-rectification.

    From 2001 to 2003, the evil was very rampant, and we were not totally clear on how we should walk our paths. No matter what the coordinators suggested, I always measured everything with the standards of Falun Dafa. If it could be confirmed in Master's teaching, I would follow; otherwise I would refuse politely. At that time, one of our main coordinators believed that the more practitioners that left home, the better, so we would have more manpower. I disagreed, because I enlightened to the fact that leaving home is not good. We should listen to Master, try to rectify our environments, and have an open and upright cultivation environment. The great Dao has no formalities, but a unified body; our one body should be harmonious. Each of our disciples should openly practice Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance in each environment, and leave a glorious history to the sentient beings. This history is created by Fa-rectification period Falun Dafa practitioners while helping Master do Fa-rectification; that is the eternal mighty virtue established by us. After more than two years of practice, our cooperation has been getting more mature, and this main coordinator has also become mature.

    Practitioners in our city did a great job in the beginning of 2003. We reached the goal of material sites blooming like flowers everywhere. In the latter half of 2003, I went to other towns and started my own trading business.

    I sold straw mattresses, car seat pads, fruits, cement, daily needs, and vegetables. I worked very hard, but could not earn much money. I was not worried, because I used this good opportunity of having a store to clarify the truth. I often passed out truth-clarifying materials when shipping goods on the street. The money practitioners was used only on materials, while travel and food came totally from my own pocket.

    This spring, guided by Falun Dafa principles, protected by Master's mercy, and in cooperation with fellow practitioners, I gave up my attachments further, broke through human notions, and openly went back to my old employer to resume my job. I totally believed the power of Master and Falun Dafa would make my employer, my colleagues and my friends and family change their opinion of me. We should clearly recognize that listening to Master, solidly cultivating, and walking our paths correctly is a long-term challenge for every Falun Dafa practitioner.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences


    Be an Unwavering Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Practitioner

    (Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa in mid-2002.

    I Greatly Desired to Practice Falun Gong and be a Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Practitioner

    The first time I wanted to read Zhuan Falun, my husband said, "Don't read it! You will lose your mind and become obsessed by it." I replied, "Do you believe what people have told you and no longer trust your own opinion? I will not become what you fear. I trust myself."

    My husband said to me when I was getting ready to read the book a second time, "See! You want to read it again. You have become addicted to it. You had better not turn into what the media has told us, one who self-immolates, commits suicide or jumps off a building. Our family will be ruined." I told my husband, "You are wrong. After reading Teacher's precious book, I learned the value of life and I will no longer be confused like I used to be."

    After I finished reading the book a second time, my husband told me, "Are you going to join this religion? You can join whichever religion you want, if you think it's good." My husband's job brought with it certain requirements, which included that no one could practice Falun Gong. If I practiced Falun Gong, he might lose his job and future. It might bring misfortune to the family.

    I remained firm, "I want to practice Falun Gong. This precious book is what I have always dreamed of and now I have found it. I just want to practice Falun Gong." My husband knew me well enough not to argue and compromised. He said, "Practice quietly at home. Keep it secret and don't go to Beijing." I knew in my heart that I would decide when it was time for me to go to Beijing.

    When I read the section "People with Great Inborn Quality" in Zhuan Falun, I was sure that I had experienced all that was described in the section, if not more. How come I learned of Dafa so late? I asked the practitioner who introduced Dafa to me and she told me that we are practitioners of the Fa-rectification period. I was stunned and thought, "I want to be a Fa-rectification Dafa practitioner. I can do what you can do." From that moment, I sent forth righteous thoughts and was very diligent in studying the Fa. I followed Teacher's principles. I cultivated my xinxing and eliminated attachments.

    One day I dreamed that Teacher was leaving with sentient beings in a car. I panicked and grabbed the side of the car. Then, I woke up and understood Teacher's hint. If I studied diligently, I would not be left behind.

    Making my Family Understand that Dafa Is Good

    Whenever our finances permitted, I gave practitioners money for truth clarification materials. I thought, "I obtained this great Fa like other practitioners. This Fa is great and the evil is slandering it. We need to help all sentient beings to know the truth. We have to bring justice to Teacher and the Fa." I was a new practitioner with a family background that could have brought danger to other practitioners. Therefore, other practitioners often kept me in the dark and did not tell me everything, fearing that I might bring trouble. I couldn't help much. I longed to read Teacher's other lectures but I couldn't obtain them. During the first year, I had only Zhuan Falun and a hand-copied Hong Yin.

    Finally, I met a veteran practitioner who was not worried about my background and eager to help me. She gave me all of Teacher's lectures, and the ones she didn't have, she borrowed from other practitioners. I was able to read almost all of Teacher's lectures. This helped me advance more rapidly. I also began to distribute truth clarification materials and clarify the truth.

    One time, after sending forth righteous thought, a little practitioner who could see with his third eye told me that the energy I released was enormous. He also had seen that each time I eliminated many of the evil beings. This boosted my confidence in the practice even more.

    From the beginning, I diligently followed what Teacher said,

    "Study the Fa and gain the Fa,
    Focus on how you study and cultivate,
    Let each and every thing
    be measure against the Fa.
    Only then, with that,
    is it actually cultivation."

    ("Solid Cultivation" in Hong Yin)

    I always observed other practitioners in the hope that this would help me discover my attachments. I was unwilling to lag behind. When practitioners said they had all been to Beijing to validate the Fa, I wanted to go too. But, I thought that my family and friends were not practitioners and didn't understand the Fa, especially my husband.

    When I studied, "Cultivation paths are different, Yet all are within Dafa." ("No Obstacles" in Hong Yin II). I realized that my cultivation path did not include validating the Fa in Beijing. If I went to Beijing, I might bring losses and trouble to local practitioners, and to people with a predestined relationship. I might cause them to misunderstand the Fa. I thought, "I'm not going to Beijing at this time. First I must be a good person in all things I do. I must harmonize my environment and help people around me understand the beauty of Dafa."

    When I didn't do something well, my husband asked me, "Did your Teacher ask you to do this?" In the past, I wouldn't admit to my faults. Now that I have changed, it is different. I am a Dafa practitioner and my behavior and words represent Dafa and Teacher. I can't let him misunderstand Dafa and say things disrespectful of Teacher. I immediately explained, "No, it's my fault. I didn't do well and thanks for pointing it out." I reacted like this when I ran into conflicts or didn't do things well. At the same time, I looked within, apologized and no longer repeated such behavior. Sometimes I even asked my husband to help me recognize my attachments and to explain to me why he felt that I had done wrong. Thus, he was helping me improve.

    I am the second child in the family. By brothers and sisters didn't care much about my parents, while I did care about them wholeheartedly. Their children were all grownups. My children were young and my husband was very busy with his job. He began to complain about my going to my parents' house all the time, "Stop worrying about your parents. Just do something symbolic. Your relatives don't care and you are working so hard. This makes me feel sorry for you." I told him I practice Falun Dafa now and my Teacher asked me to be a better person. I can't let my relatives misunderstand Teacher and Dafa. I thanked him for worrying about me.

    I treated everyone with compassion. I used to have a temper and was very impetuous. Once my brother and his wife quarreled, and she said something hurtful to my mother and me. I hit her. After that, though my sister-in-law pretended she didn't care, I knew that she hated me. She excused herself from family gatherings. She didn't even know what my apartment looked like. I wanted to tell her about Falun Dafa, but my mother thought my sister-in-law would report me and stopped me from telling her about it.

    The day my mother died, I apologized to my sister-in-law about my behavior that had caused her unhappiness. I fearlessly told her that my mother and I practiced Falun Gong. I told her of the preciousness of Dafa. In the end, I asked her what kind of power could have eliminated my attachment to fighting. She replied without thinking, "God." She was so certain that I nodded my head and cried.

    I frequently moved my sister-in-law with my compassion. One day she came to my house and asked me why her neck hurt so badly after she listened to Teacher's lecture on the tapes. I told her Teacher is taking care of her and cleansing her body.

    In other people's eyes, I was very obedient and devoted to my parents. However, I wanted to repay my debt to them and at times I had problems dealing with this. That was especially true when I dealt with my father. My parents traumatized me so much in the past that I thought I could not find a reason to forgive them. After my mother passed away, my father apologized for the harsh things he had said to me. I no longer held any hatred and apologized to my father for my faults. My father was in tears. He kept repeating that it was his fault.

    One day my husband asked me if I would jump off a building, commit suicide, or set myself on fire if Teacher asked me to do so, so I could reach consummation. I patiently explained to him that the Tiananmen self-immolation was staged by Jiang's followers in the Chinese communist party, and that those who jumped off the building or committed suicide were not Falun Gong practitioners. I told him he was also a victim whose mind had been poisoned by the government's propaganda. He should read Teacher's Fa because Teacher said that killing or committing suicide was not allowed. It did not matter how one committed suicide, it created karma. Because of me, my husband did not participate in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners and he sometimes even told his subordinates, "Why mistreat practitioners all the time? You should catch those who commit wrongdoings."

    Practice with Little Practitioners

    When I began to practice Falun Gong, my son begged me to stop. He cried and said, "Mom, please don't practice Falun Gong. You will abandon me." I reasoned with my son and told him that his mother would become the nicest person in the world. I validated the Fa with my behavior and eliminated all the evil behind him, so he could understand the truth.

    One day my son told me he wanted to practice Falun Gong. I asked him whether he knew what "practicing" means. He said, "Mom, I know everything." I asked him what he meant by "everything." He said in a serious manner, "Mom, please don't be sad about what I will tell you. You are not my mother. Thank you for giving birth to me. I came here to do... My mother lives in heaven and sometimes I go up and play there for a while. I came here to assimilate to the Fa and so did you."

    Because I had an attachment concerning my mother's practice, I allowed the black minions and rotten demons exploit this gap and they took away her life. Of course there were some other reasons. I thus at one time ignored my son's practice and he frequently said, "I won't practice because I don't have time to play."

    After my mother passed away, my son explicitly told me he would no longer practice. He stopped doing the exercises, studying the Fa, and distributing the truth-clarifying materials. I became very frustrated about this situation.

    I intensified my Fa study and sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the dark minions and rotten demons that prevented my son from being a diligent practitioner. I helped him find his attachment, "You always complain that it takes too long to exercise. You are afraid of suffering." He finally admitted his attachment of laziness and that he had thus allowed the dark minions to exploit this gap.

    One time my son did the exercises while I wasn't home. When he was about to start the 5th exercise, a dark minion told him, "I will strangle you if you practice." My son was scared and asked, "Who are you?" It told my son it was his former teacher and it prohibited him from practicing.

    My son turned to Teacher's picture and said his name, "I don't care whose disciple I was before. From now on I am your disciple. Whenever I study the Fa and exercise, someone always tells me that he/she was my teacher and spoils my practice. I am your disciple and will now acknowledge only you as my teacher. It interferes with my practicing Dafa and it is persecuting me. It is the dark minion. Please help me eliminate it."

    I also kept sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate my son's persecution by the dark minions and rotten demons. I also asked Teacher to strengthen my power and finally helped my son to eliminate this type of persecution. Later I took my son to Beijing twice to eliminate evil.

    Be an Unwavering Dafa Practitioner during the Fa-Rectification Period

    At one time, a veteran practitioner I knew enlightened on a wicked path and became very confused. Another practitioner, also a veteran practitioner, became very aggressive and had a lot of interference and problems in his practice. Compassionate Teacher gave me a hint in a dream. I dreamed I was in a bicycle race carrying my son on my back. I passed many people, who were all alone on their bikes. My son and I won the race. During the race, I saw an old man who fell off his bike when making a turn. He made a loud noise and his eyes were bleeding. I woke up and realized that it was my responsibility to help practitioners I knew, especially this senior practitioner. I couldn't just focus on my son.

    After reading Teacher's "My Version of a 'Stick Wake-up'," I understood that the "senior disciples," the "new disciples," and the "Fa-rectification disciples" all made their own choice of becoming disciples. I told myself, "I am not a senior disciple, nor a new disciple, I choose to be an unwavering Fa-rectification disciple."

    I intensified my truth-clarification efforts. I told everyone I knew, as well as those I didn't know, whenever I had the opportunity to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. Sometimes I only spoke to one person, but I didn't think that it was too few. Sometimes I talked to a dozen or more people. I gave out or posted truth-clarifying materials whenever I could. I behaved like a true Fa-rectification Dafa practitioner.

    I still held regrets, because there was so much to do and I was still not doing as well as I felt I should. Therefore, I wrote this article. It helped me look inward, get rid of attachments, and share with other practitioners.

    Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.


    Some Thoughts After Reading "The Red Tide's Wane"

    On October 19, Teacher published the article, "The Red Tide's Wane." I remember this was the day when the number of people who had withdrawn from the CCP and its related organizations reached five million. This past Saturday in Flushing, New York, many people participated in a big rally supporting the five million people who had withdrawn from the CCP and the CCP-related organizations. Although the weather was gloomy and it was raining, my mind was so clear that I felt like I could see the sun clearly through the dark clouds. The CCP's evil specter is like a balloon whose air has been released; all that is awaiting it is the final reckoning. Teacher's poem, "The Red Tide's Wane," has already told us of this conclusion.

    The number of people who have withdrawn from the CCP and its related organizations has reached five million. This may well be a critical tipping point. Moreover, this important historical turning point is unprecedented. As I read "The Red Tide's Wane" at this critical point, I realize: The evil is displaying itself at the final moment as it continues to arbitrarily arrest Falun Gong practitioners in different areas of China. In fact, the evil elements that have stopped people from understanding the truth have been thoroughly and completely eradicated. Practitioners need to focus on studying the Fa well and forging ahead while doing the three things well, because the time remaining for us to save sentient beings and to improve ourselves is more and more pressing.


    My Thoughts on Collecting Experience Sharing Articles from China

    (Clearwisdom.net) I have some thoughts on how to look at the issue of the call for experience sharing articles among practitioners in China. I think that we all need to actively cooperate, as it is another precious opportunity to work together as a whole, all the while improving as individuals in cultivating our xinxing and our understanding of the Fa. We need to emphasize participation and care less about the results. In fact, the process of writing experience-sharing articles is a process of improving and ascending to a higher level. It will help us to expose and eliminate our human notions and, therefore, improve ourselves.

    Last year during the collection of articles for the first Written Experience Sharing Fa conference for practitioners in China, I submitted my article with confidence. Because I could access the Minghui/Clearwisdom.net websites, I looked forward to seeing my article in print. I watched closely every day and I saw published articles by many other fellow practitioners, but not mine. I was very frustrated. Later, all of the articles were published, but my article was still not there. I was truly depressed.

    Later, I calmed down and thought it through carefully. Didn't I have an attachment of gain and fame? I thought of myself as having little attachment to gain and fame. However, such an attachment was fully exposed during the process of submitting my article. I was truly shocked. When I realized my attachment, I no longer had the feeling of loss. I also came to understand that if I wrote the article with such an impure mindset, the purpose was to validate myself. Practitioners' responsibility is to validate the magnificence of Dafa, not oneself. If all practitioners participate, righteous thoughts and deeds will manifest the magnificence of Dafa. This is to validate that Dafa is "a correct and true science, rather than preaching or idealism ". ("Validation" in Essentials for Further Advancement)

    Meanwhile, the experience of one practitioner is part of the wealth of all practitioners. The lessons of one practitioner can be learned by all practitioners so that we can avoid unnecessary mistakes. We can then walk our paths more righteously and avoid losses, use more energy to save sentient beings, and maximally meet the requirements of Teacher.

    In fact we cannot have the attachment of having it published when we write experience-sharing articles. When we do what we are supposed to do, we will find that we can only gain. What we lose are the various notions and attachments developed over time - and those are the true obstacles in our attempt to assimilate to the characteristics of the new universe: "Truth, Compassion and Forbearance."


    Villagers Create Harmonious Cultivation Environment With Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions

    Because of the righteous thoughts and righteous actions of the Falun Dafa practitioners in our region, our cultivation environment has become more harmonious. Almost everyone from our village knows that Falun Dafa is good and "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" is also good and that practitioners are good people. Now when unlawful people come to our village and try to arrest practitioners, everyone berates them by saying that they are doing nothing but evil deeds.

    Last year, when our village held an election for a service position in the village, everyone voted for the Falun Dafa practitioner because they knew that practitioners are honest people. Thus, this practitioner, who was once illegally detained on July 20, 2003, was elected.

    This year, some non-practitioners and practitioners filled in the ditches alongside some streets in our village. The non-practitioners said that they would like to practice Falun Gong. They also said: "We won't listen to anyone who says that Falun Gong is not good." Therefore when we clarified the truth to them, they told us that they understood. Among them were two people who were relatives of practitioners. They shared how after they learned the truth about Falun Gong, they regained their heath. Falun Dafa gave them new life when they were near death.

    Since July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, practitioners from our region have suffered tribulations and devastation to various degrees when we clarified the truth and validated the Fa. The same thing has happened in other regions. I would like to take this opportunity to share with fellow practitioners how we managed to counteract the persecution over the past few years.

    In 2000, there were several practitioners from our region who drove their three-wheeled vehicles to Beijing to validate the Fa, but ended up being illegally arrested and held at a detention center by the County 610 Office for over 20 days. The cadres from the village government were afraid that practitioners would go to Beijing again, so they rounded up all Falun Gong practitioners to brainwash them. The Secretary of Village Politics and Jurisdiction Committee and a few cadres from the village defamed Dafa and Teacher at the meetings. Dafa practitioners couldn't accept such disrespect, so they stood up and said: "What you said is not right; among so many practitioners, are there any bad people? Among those practicing Dafa, who is not trying to be a good person?" They also described the changes that happened to them after practicing Falun Dafa and how their moral standards had been raised. In the end, the village leaders threatened us by saying: "Whoever continues to practice has to sign this book." At that time, for the sake of proving that Dafa was good, seven Dafa practitioners signed it. The next day, unlawful people took these Dafa practitioners to the village police station, and then transferred them to the county detention center where they were illegally detained for 15 days.

    In the summer of 2001, the County 610 Office held brainwashing sessions, and county cadres came and tried to lure us into attending. However, the practitioners discussed the situation and decided not to be taken in by them. They said, "We didn't prosecute you last year when you illegally detained us. Which laws are we violating by cultivating "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" and being good people?" They said, "You are not breaking any laws." We then said, "If we are not breaking the law, what's the point of sending us there? We are not bad people; since we don't do bad deeds, we shouldn't be sent to the brainwashing center for "transformation". We refuse to go." Under our collective righteous thoughts, the officials got in their cars and drove away.

    Later, staff from the 610 Office of the County Police Bureau and village police station came to our village to harass us. We used our righteous thoughts and wisdom, and therefore their efforts ended up in vain and they left in an undignified way. At this time, practitioners seized the time to clarify the truth to the villagers, and printed large quantities of truth-clarification materials. The truth-clarification process went very well. A few practitioners had the attachment of complacency, which was taken advantage of by the evil. Consequently, on July 20, 2003, unlawful officials took about 12 practitioners away, and some were sent to a forced labor camp. I was also interfered with.

    One afternoon, as I was repairing a TV at home, a fellow practitioner arrived and said to me, "Hurry up, pack up your Dafa books, the 610 Office is coming to get you." After he left, I put my book away, and then I left my house. Soon after, a few policemen entered my home. At that time, my son was home alone watching TV. After a little while, I thought that I should go back. I remembered Teacher's words: "Since the old evil forces insist on giving us a chance to eliminate them, make good use of it. History has never seen this before, it's hard to come by." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington D.C. International Fa Conference"). After I went home, the authorities tried to take me to the County Police Bureau. I asked, "Why do I have to go with you?" They replied, "Because you delivered flyers to others." I said, "I didn't violate the law; I am not going with you." They threatened us: "Although you don't want to go with us, we still have to take you." I ignored them and said to myself: "Whatever you say doesn't mean anything." When they saw that I wasn't moving, three of them started pushing me out the door. At that time, my mother joined in to help me, and she and my son started pulling on me in order to prevent them from taking me away. I started sending forth righteous thoughts, as the perpetrators ripped my clothes. I thought that I shouldn't only use my human force, I should use wisdom instead. My mother stood in front of the car blocking the door, as my son was pulling on me. One of my feet was against the car, and I was sending forth righteous thoughts. Although they pushed me several times they couldn't get me into the car. When I was still sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil, the officials stopped pushing me as they had become exhausted, out of breath, and were sweating hard. When more and more people came and surrounded us, I quietly escaped. I walked for about 60 meters before the police noticed my absence. They had no choice but to leave.

    On October 1, 2003, officials from the village police station came to harass me again. I wasn't at home, so they went to my neighbor's home to ask where I was. The neighbor said he didn't know, and told them: "Aren't you coming over here to take money from them?" When the police realized that my neighbors wouldn't help them to find me, they left. Other villagers were concerned about my safety and wouldn't let me return to my home. I thought that cultivating Falun Dafa was a fortunate thing, and that practitioners shouldn't be unable to return to their homes; we should not only have homes, but also a positive cultivation environment. Under the assistance of fellow practitioners and other villagers, I returned to Fa-rectification in an open and upright manner. This couldn't have happened without Master's benevolence. The whole experience made us feel the great power of righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and the power of working as one body.

    Now, everyone in our village understands that it is the authorities committing bad deeds who are "destroying social stability." Whoever has committed evil deeds towards Dafa will not be tolerated by divine beings.


    A Miracle for a Child With Leukemia

    (Clearwisdom.net) My granddaughter had leukemia when she was two and a half years old. The first time she got sick she was hospitalized for six months, and it cost us 60,000 yuan. The second time she was hospitalized for nine months, and we spent 80,000 yuan.

    She went through 14 courses of traditional Chinese herbal treatments in Xi'an, and we paid 1,200 yuan each time. It cost more than 10,000 yuan to buy medicine in Shanghai. She underwent chemotherapy every three months, and each time it cost us anywhere from 2,000 to 12,000 yuan. Altogether it cost us more than 200,000 yuan to treat her illness.

    The child's condition was very serious. A normal person's white blood cell count is between 4,000 and 10,000, but my granddaughter had only 400. A healthy person has 100,000 to 300,000 blood platelets, but she had only 40,000. The whole family was very anxious, but no matter how much more money we spent, there was no guarantee that the treatments would be able to cure her. The hospital director and the doctors all told us that the girl's situation was very precarious. The doctor had sent out a written notice, listing the child as critically ill, and recommended the use of a special injectable medicine, each dose costing 700 yuan, and one dose would be required every day. I didn't agree with the doctor's opinion, and decided not to pay for the treatments.

    I became a Falun Dafa practitioner in August 1998. Years later, after the family spent a fortune trying to save my granddaughter with traditional medical treatments, I finally realized that Dafa could save her. Therefore I read Teacher's book Zhuan Falun each day to my granddaughter in the hospital, and practiced the sitting meditation at her side.

    After we had studied the Fa for four days, a miracle occurred.

    In front of the doctor, the child could sing and dance, just like a healthy child. The doctor re-tested her blood, examining her white blood cell and blood platelet counts. It turned out that all was normal.

    The doctor felt very strange. The chief nurse knew that Dafa had saved the child's life, and said, "Madam, it really helps that you practice Falun Gong."

    She asked for a copy of Zhuan Falun.

    Now the child has completed the sixth grade. During her summer vacation, she asked me, "Grandma, when can I go to the school broadcasting station [In China, many schools have a broadcasting station and use a powerful speaker to deliver school's notification, play exercise music during the morning exercise time, etc.] and use the speakers to tell all people that Falun Dafa is great?"

    I told her, "That day will come soon."


    News from China


    Latest News from China - October 1, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Jiang Guiyun on the Verge of Death as a Result of Torture
    2. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Luyang District 610 Office Personnel Arrest Ms. Zhang Zhongzhi and Others
    3. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Quan Peijun from Shangjie Aluminum Factory Suffered from Continuous Torture for Almost Five Years
    4. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Juang Zhili Arrested Again
    5. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Lu Hengyi from Mudanjiang Post Office Arrested
    6. [Honghezhou Prefecture, Yunnan Province] More Information on the Arrest of Five Falun Gong Practitioners from Gejiu City
    7. [Fujian Province] Ms. Chen Saiyu, in Her Sixties, Arrested
    8. [Rizhao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Pan Yuefang Suffers Mental Collapse as a Result of Persecution
    9. [Beijing] Numerous Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested
    10. [Tianjin] Ms. Li Guizhen Arrested
    11. [Inner Mongolia] Ms. Bai Ailan Remains in Custody
    12. [Yunfu, Guangdong Province] Ms. Li Shaozhen Arrested
    13. [Chongqing] Mr. Tang Weide, a Teacher at Shiwan Town High School in Dazu County, Arrested
    14. [Shanghai] Mr. Chen Jie and His Wife Ms. Zhou Ling from Pudong New District Arrested
    15. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Xie Deqing from Chengdu Exploration and Design Institute Taken to Xinjin Brainwashing Center

    1. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Jiang Guiyun on the Verge of Death as a Result of Torture

    Ms. Jiang Guiyun, from Dalian City, Liaoning Province, was arrested and sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on January 12, 2005. Ms. Jiang has been on a hunger strike for half a year since April 5. She endured severe mental and physical abuse. Her weight has dropped from over 130 pounds to less than 80 pounds. She suffers from urinary incontinence and cannot take care of herself. Her life is in imminent danger.

    Telephone number of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp: 86-24-89210406

    2. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Luyang District 610 Office Personnel Arrest Ms. Zhang Zhongzhi and Others

    On September 11, 2005, lawless officials from Luyang District 610 Office in Hefei City, Anhui Province, suddenly broke into Ms. Shen Lichun's home. Ms. Shen, an employee of Agriculture Institute, was arrested. Ms. Zhang Zhongzhi, Ms. Huang Liping, Mr. Xu Youchuan and another practitioner were also arrested. They were subsequently sent to the second floor of Xinhua Hotel at Beimen where they were forced to undergo brainwashing.

    3. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Quan Peijun from Shangjie Aluminum Factory Suffered from Continuous Torture for Almost Five Years

    Mr. Quan Peijun was an employee of Shangjie Aluminum Factory. At the end of 2002, he was turned in to the police for distributing truth-clarifying materials. The police arrested him, took him to a labor camp, extended his forced labor term, directly sent him to Wanqingshangzhuang Brainwashing Center at the end of his term, and then brought him back to the forced labor camp. Mr. Quan is currently detained in the Wanqingshanzhuang brainwashing center. His original forced labor term was one year. However, he has remained in custody and persecuted for almost five years.

    4. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Juang Zhili Arrested Again

    In 2002, Mr. Sun Guorong and his wife Ms. Jiang Zhili were each sentenced to three years of forced labor for allowing Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ji Xiaodong, who was homeless and destitute, to stay with them. Their two children, a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son, and the children's grandmother had no income and had to be supported by relatives and friends.

    In August 2004, Mr. Sun and Ms. Jiang were released from the labor camp. Ms. Jiang was sent directly to a brainwashing class held in Hedong Nurse School in Aohan Banner for over a dozen days. Mr. Sun was forcibly taken to a brainwashing center in October 2004. Both of them suffered from hard labor and torture in the labor camp. After their release, they began selling snacks to make a living.

    A few days ago, Ms. Jiang was arrested again. She is being held in Chifeng Forced Labor Camp.

    Relevant telephone numbers:

    Country code: 86, area code: 476
    Guo Xiaoguan, director of Aohan Banner 610 Office: 4331835 (home), 4321422 (office), 86-13804760080 (cell)
    Address of Guo Xiaoguang's home: Room 501, Unit 1 East, Building 18, Wu'an Residential Complex, Aohan Banner, ZIP 024300
    Shao Guopeng:
    Address of Shao Guopeng's home: Zhenxinnan Village, Xinhui Town, Aohan Banner

    5. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Lu Hengyi from Mudanjiang Post Office Arrested

    Mr. Lu Hengyi, of Mudanjiang City Post Office, was arrested by officers from the city's police department at work on the morning of September 23, 2005.

    6. [Honghezhou Prefecture, Yunnan Province] More Information on the Arrest of Five Falun Gong Practitioners from Gejiu City

    Around 11:00 a.m. on August 18, 2005, police arrived at Datun Town, Gejiu City, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province. They arrested five Falun Gong practitioners: Ms. Xu Huiping from Wanjiazhai Village, Ms. Gao Mengyun from Zhangjiazhai Village, Ms. Jiang Yuhua from Dawangjiazhai Village, 55-year-old Ms. Wang Qiaoying from Datun No. 1 Division, and 63-year-old Jiang Qiao from Datun No. 6 Division. The practitioners were initially sent to Gejiu City Detention Center. It has been reported that Ms. Xu Huiping has been sent to Dabanqiao Forced Labor Camp in Kunming City. The whereabouts of the other four practitioners are unknown.

    7. [Fujian Province] Ms. Chen Saiyu, in Her Sixties, Arrested

    Ms. Chen Saiyu, 68, is from Fujian Province. For three years, the police put out a warrant on her as "a key member of Falun Gong." On September 25, 2005, she was arrested in Xiapu.

    8. [Rizhao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Pan Yuefang Suffers Mental Collapse as a Result Persecution

    Ms. Pan Yuefang, 28, was sentenced to three years in prison by Donggang Police Department in Rizhao City for her belief in Falun Dafa and for appealing on behalf of Falun Gong when she was only 23 years old. Due to severe persecution, she has suffered a mental collapse. She has to be taken care of by her family members.

    9. [Beijing] Numerous Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested

    On September 27, 2005, Mr. Bai Shaohua and his wife Ms. Ji Lei were arrested. Their whereabouts are unknown.

    At 6:10 p.m. on September 27, 2005, officers broke into Mr. Zhu Zhenqian's home and arrested him. Mr. Zhu's whereabouts are unknown.

    Around 11:00 p.m. on September 27, 2005, Mr. Zhang Wensheng was arrested. His whereabouts are unknown.

    Ms. Li Huizhen and Ms. Liu Xiurong were arrested in August 2005 in Mentougou while they were distributing truth-clarifying materials.

    Ms. Zhao Shuqin and Ms. Ren Xiurong were turned in to the police while they were distributing truth-clarifying materials at Zhoujiaxiang in Sujiatuo Township, Haidian District. Local police arrested them.

    10. [Tianjin] Ms. Li Guizhen Arrested

    On September 27, 2005, Ms. Li Guizhen from Tianjin was arrested in Hongqiao District, Tianjin.

    11. [Inner Mongolia] Ms. Bai Ailan Remains in Custody

    On August 25, 2005, Ms. Bai Ailan, from Saihan District, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia, was arrested. She remains in the detention center.

    Telephone numbers:

    Country code: 86, area code: 471
    Office of Chief of Saihan District Police Dpeartment in Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia: 6680158, 6680969, 6680866
    Crime Response Division of Saihan District Police Department: 6680849, 6681589

    12. [Yunfu, Guangdong Province] Ms. Li Shaozhen Arrested

    Around 1:00 a.m. on September 30, 2005, officers broke into Ms. Li Shaozhen's home. Ms. Li's whereabouts are unknown.

    Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Ms. Li had been under constant police harassment. She had been arrested several times. Her husband Mr. Lai Zhenxian is also a practitioner and he remains in custody at Sanshui Forced Labor Camp after being arrested in February 2003.

    13. [Chongqing] Mr. Tang Weide, a Teacher of Shiwan Town High School in Dazu County, Arrested

    On the afternoon of September 24, 2005, Mr. Tang Weide, a teacher of Shiwan Town High School in Dazu County, Chongqing, was arrested by officers from Dazu County Police Department and from Shima Town Police Station. The officers also confiscated a personal computer, a printer and other items.

    14. [Shanghai] Mr. Chen Jie and His Wife Ms. Zhou Ling from Pudong New District Arrested

    Mr. Chen Jie and his wife Ms. Zhou Ling, from Pudong New District, Shanghai, were turned in to the police by residential security guards while clarifying the truth at noon on September 25, 2005. They were taken to the Luoshan Police Station initially and are being held currently at Zhangjiang Detention Center. Their 5-year-old son has been left with Mr. Chen's elderly mother at home.

    15. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Xie Deqing from Chengdu Exploration and Design Institute Taken to Xinjin Brainwashing Center

    Mr. Xie Deqing, in his sixties, a retired employee of the Water Science Institute of Chengdu Exploration and Design Institute, lives on Qingjiangzhong Road in Qingyang District. On the afternoon of September 20, 2005, Mr. Xie was deceived into going to the neighborhood administration office for a purported discussion over his children's employment opportunities. The police arrested him and forcibly took him to a brainwashing center in Xinjin City.


    207 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 296714 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.


    Traditional Chinese Culture


    Live and Learn

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Master Kuang, otherwise known as Ziye, was a famous musician from Jin, one of the states in the Spring and Autumn Period in China's history, from 770-476 BC.

    Duke Jinping once told Master Kuang, "I'm already seventy. I would like to learn things, but I'm afraid it's too late."

    Master Kuang said, "Why not light a candle?"

    Duke Jinping said, "How can a courtier make fun of his ruler?"

    Master Kuang replied, "Why would a blind courtier like me dare to make fun of the great ruler. I, your humble subject, have heard that if one is diligent in learning in one's youth, it is like the just-risen morning sun. If one is diligent in learning in middle age, it is like the sun at high-noon. If one is diligent in learning in old age, it is like the light of a candle. Although the light is dim, isn't it better than just walking in the dark?"

    Duke Jinping said, "Well put!"

    This story addresses the spirit of being diligent in learning: "Live and learn." Think about it. Doesn't correcting one's mistakes and returning to doing good deeds follow the same rationale? If one makes a mistake one should correct the mistake as soon as possible to make up for the loss. If one is overly cautious and hesitates to make up one's mind, isn't this like remaining in the dark instead of quickly lighting the candle? Isn't it like not being able to seize the moment to return to the right path? The sooner one is back on the right track, the closer one is to the destination. If one simply gives up on oneself as hopeless and continues to take the wrong path, one will move further and further away from the destination. Whether in learning or in correcting a mistake, the light of a candle is capable of illuminating darkness.


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