Summary of Other News - 11/16/2001
Clarifying the Truth and Breaking Through Blockades
Clarifying the truth below the Eiffel Tower while Chinese tourists listened attentively to the righteous voice not heard in China: The facts have proved that Jiang Zemin's ploy is really damaging the country's reputation; the slow motion pictures of the "self-immolation" incident testified that Jiang's regime is the real murderer committing crimes; the Zhongnanhai incident was a trap set by Luo Gan.
If people say "do not practice Falun Dafa," they will be freed, if they say "practice Falun Dafa," they will lose everything including their lives: An honest and tolerant farmer was sent to prison because he did not renounce Falun Dafa. He died after being tortured for more than 300 days. Several days before his death, he called his family members and said in a weak voice, "Older sister, I just want to go home." But this simple wish has become an unfulfilled last wish in the human world.
Short Stories of Clarifying the Truth
A fellow practitioner sent forth righteous thoughts, rectifying the arrangement of "one will be persecuted for not writing the promise statement to renounce Falun Dafa" by the evil force. He went to Beijing to clarify the truth and safely returned home. When he returned to his work unit, he promoted Falun Dafa by clarifying the truth in a very open manner to his co-workers.
Falun Dafa practitioners in the rural area of a county in northern China distributed Dafa materials to every village and to every home including the remote areas. They hoped that every living being had the opportunity to obtain Dafa materials. So, they positioned themselves in the right places. At night, it is quite dark in the rural villages. When they saw a car light, they would hide behind the tall crops for safety. Then, they would continue to go forward after the car drove by. With confidence and faith in the Fa, they said, "The evil cannot find us."
A letter from the reader "I misunderstood Falun Gong": After I learned the bitter experience of the elderly person, I now understand that the reason Falun Gong practitioners go to the Chinese consulate is not to participate in politics, but simply to call for redress for those practitioners who are being persecuted in China. The Chinese embassies and consulates are the windows of China, where else can they go if they do not go there?
Lessening the Pressure on Practitioners in China
On November 13, a member of the Moscow News Workers Alliance handed an appeal letter to Australian Dafa practitioner Zhang Cuiying as she was visiting at her painting exhibition. The letter stated that: "We will try with all possible means to immediately stop another round of bloody persecution [of Dafa practitioners] in China."
I experienced and enlightened to the mighty power of righteous thoughts during a trip to Beijing to safeguard the Fa. On the morning of October 21, four fellow practitioners arrived at Tiananmen Square. They sent forth righteous thoughts to make the evil walk away, and then resolutely unfurled the 4-meter-long [about 12 feet long] banner with the words "Falun Dafa is good." They spoke out loudly while walking: "Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is the righteous cultivation way." Their voices were resounding throughout the skies. At that moment they had no distracted thoughts but one thing on their minds: to help in Fa-rectification.
Refuse the allure of attachments: On the path of cultivation, the allure of any attachments would hinder any step in our advance unless one can refuse all temptations of the attachments.
Cultivation story of an old man over 90-years-old in Taiwan: Mr. Ma, with the military rank of Major, had been the medical director of the ground forces. But after retirement he suffered from many diseases and felt he would rather die than to live with the suffering. After he obtained Dafa, his health got better and he stopped taking medicine for heart disease, insomnia, and other diseases, and abandoned his walking cane. He can now manage his life, as if he has almost become another person. He often states that this period is the happiest and beautiful time in his life and this was all offered by Dafa.
Dafa created these miracles in the human world. Teacher offers me the chance for a second life: Dafa has brought a woman back to life to who had lymphatic cancer and could only lie in bed, waiting for death.
Be righteous in the heart, evil is eliminated: Suddenly an idea appeared clearly in my mind, that it has been decided long, long ago that I would be sure to participate in the Fa-rectification on that day. We went to Beijing, unfurled 2 banners for the tourists, and spoke out loudly, "Falun Dafa is good! Restore the reputation of our Teacher!" The tourists turned to watch us, while the 2 policemen, only 10 meters away [about 33 feet away] left us alone could not see anything "wrong" about us. I really felt the mighty power of Dafa and the benevolence of Teacher.
People who learned the truth of Dafa
A cab driver in Zhijiguan City, Hebei Province showed another cab driver the truth-clarifying literature that he got from a Falun Gong practitioner. When asked why he did not report this to the police for the cash reward, the cab driver said, "I have never met this 'Falun Gong' before, and there is no hatred of any kind between myself and her. Why should I treat her like that when she was so nice to me? By the way, there is quite a bit truth in the literature. Why don't you read it as well?"
This happened in early October in northern China. A practitioner went to a relative's birthday party and clarified the truth to him. What this elderly man said was representative of many righteous officials. He said, " Son, we are not stupid. Who does not know that Dafa practitioners are good people? What Jiang is doing is evil. What on earth is he doing when he ignores the corruption in the government and serious crimes like murder and arson but bullies good people? He is not going to last long."
An elderly man miraculously recovered from his illness after reading Falun Gong books. He had not been able to eat, drink or move around for several days previously. However, as time went by, he grew lazy and did not want to read the books. He stayed in bed all the time and was not willing to do anything. He stopped reading, and soon after he passed away. He was full of remorse on his deathbed. It was his seeking comfort that had caused his death.
News from Overseas
The Australian Falun Buddha Law Association and all the Falun Gong practitioners in Australia congratulate the founding of the Falun Dafa Association in Israel. The Australian Falun Buddha Law Association also congratulates the founding of Falun Dafa Associations in Austria and Belgium.
Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong stated that the "Sudden Attack" of the police was not based upon the law. Hong Kong news from French News Agency on Nov 13, Falun Gong spiritual group declared formally on Tuesday that they would continue to put up banners that condemn the persecution of Falun Gong in Mainland China.
Practitioners of the SOS Walk across the north and south of Japan met in Tokyo on Nov 14, appealing to stop the persecution. Walkers of the two-months' Walk across the north and south (Fukuoka to Tokyo and Sapporo to Tokyo) and over 140 practitioners from different places held a large scale walking activity. More and more kind Japanese people and government understand the truth about Falun Gong and are expressing their support.
Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan introduced Falun Gong to primary school students in after-school tutoring sessions.