[Minghui Net] I was very perplexed after watching CCTV's "Focal Point" program on the evening of January 30, 2001. The tactics used by Jiang Zemin and his mouthpieces to slander and defame Falun Gong are so laughable and ridiculous. Anyone who has ever read through Zhuan Falun would know that suicide is absolutely forbidden according to the principles of Falun Gong. First of all please allow me to talk about why, from my personal perspective, Falun Gong practitioners would not commit suicide. Before I practiced Falun Gong, I suffered from a terminal illness. For me life was only endless agony and torture; I viewed death as an escape. Especially each time I fell ill, the excruciating pain made me feel that I would be better off being dead. I had tried almost all kinds of painkillers including morphine, opium, etc., to ease the pain. However, none of the medicines made a difference. In the extremes of agony, I tried suicide several times; I wanted to end all the suffering. Fortunately, my family stopped me. Since I started to practice, Falun Gong gave me a second life, and it is Falun Gong that gives me the hope to go on. The lecture on 'The Issue of Killing' in Zhuan Falun made me understand that suicide is also an act of killing, and it will create a lot of karma. If a cultivator treasures the opportunity to cultivate (to develop oneself to the highest possible level), he must treasure his human body and his life, because only those who have human bodies may cultivate. Therefore on my journey of cultivation, I always treat tribulations as joy and deal with them calmly, no matter how big the tribulations are. I definitely won't seek to avoid them with death anymore. However, those seven persons claimed that they would reach consummation through self-immolation in Tiananmen Square. This behavior itself is an action of not treasuring their lives as well as passing up opportunities for cultivation. How could it be possible that they are Falun Gong practitioners? Additionally, since July 22, 1999, Falun Gong practitioners have been going to Beijing and to Tiananmen Square to appeal. The purpose of these actions is to appeal for a legal cultivation environment. Because Falun Gong is good and we all benefit from it, we ask for fairness for Dafa and appeal for Falun Gong's legal rights to be returned. There was not a single practitioner who went to Tiananmen Square for his own consummation. I sincerely call out to all kind-hearted people: Please read the book Zhuan Falun, then you will know the truth and understand that the self-immolation incident has nothing to do with Falun Gong! Meanwhile I also urge the true planners and perpetrators of this horrible deed to be aware that there is a time for punishment set down by the heavens in the future. Whatever anyone does in this universe, he will have to pay for all of it! A practitioner in Mainland of China.