[Minghui Net] In the recent days, the CCTV (Chinese Central TV Station) has provided extensive coverage on "the Falun Gong practitioners self-immolation," which shook up the Chinese people everywhere. Many kind-hearted people are saddened, dismayed and shocked by the bloody footage. A number of them who do not know the truth about Falun Gong have started to feel hatred toward Falun Gong. (In sharp contrast to the reactions in China, many foreign governments, international media and ordinary citizens from outside of China have expressed their condemnation toward the government of Jiang Zemin. In their eyes, such a deplorable self-immolation episode would only take place in a society that was deplorable itself, one that allowed no place for people who were struggling desperately to air out their grievances). To those kind-hearted fellow Chinese people, do you know that behind the shocking footage, there is a fabricated conspiracy? Their goal is to use the kindness that remains in people's hearts to move attention away from the crimes that they have committed while persecuting Falun Gong practitioners! In reality, just like what many people in the West have already said, no matter who these people involved in the self-immolation episode were, no matter whether the self-immolation took place, in Tiananmen Square on the eve of the Chinese New Year, or near the Golden Water Bridge in front of Tiananmen, or in front of the local government buildings (which had taken place a number of times in the past), aren't they all accusations against the dictatorship of Jiang Zemin? Doesn't the fact that the Jiang Family News Agency has used this tragedy as political ammunition against Falun Gong provide proof that Jiang and his followers have lost their sense of humanity and have no moral standards left? In the reports by CCTV, after she was locked into the police van, a female "practitioner" still shouted at the top of her lungs, "Let me rise to heaven! Let me rise to heaven!" What a badly written theatrical line! It was intended to slander Falun Gong, yet no one could find the line "rise to heaven" after scrutinizing all the Falun Gong books. Dear fellow countrymen, do you know how the real Falun Gong practitioners felt after they watched the report? All of them thought that line was ridiculous and almost comical, had it not surfaced as a part of such a tragedy. As a genuine cultivation method, it is hardly surprising that Falun Gong contains references to consummation. All the orthodox religions contain such references. However, reaching consummation means being selfless, highly moral, healthy, free, happy and eternal. It means leaving behind earthly intrusions and reaching perfection. How could people who set themselves on fire go to heaven? Master Li taught us that practitioners are not allowed to take away any lives, and it is sinful to commit suicide. He taught us that we need to concentrate on improving our xinxing (mind-nature or moral standards), and that we will only reach consummation when we do not have any attachments left. He taught us that we need to cultivate ourselves into beings that "have neither selfishness or the sense of self, and put other people above oneself." How could genuine cultivators mix up the concept of consummation with ending their own lives in this manner? How could that individual who allegedly "set himself on fire in a sitting-meditation pose" really think he was reaching consummation when he did not even know the basic sitting-meditation pose of Falun Gong? The kind-hearted people, do you know the true meaning of the practitioners when they say, "letting go of life and death?" That means that for the sake of the truth, for the sake of other people, they are willing to give up everything that they have, including their own lives. Everywhere near and far, how many people throughout history have given up their lives for the sake of truth? They are still remembered and admired to this day. Right now all the Falun Gong practitioners are trying to accomplish is to bring a bright future for more beings. Because of that, their deeds should be even more respected and admired! When CCTV places an equal sign between the admirable "letting go of life and death" and "setting themselves on fire to commit suicides," they only have one goal in mind. The goal is to deceive the Chinese people, including those who could not help themselves from forgetting history even living through so many political movements. There are more than 100 million Falun Gong practitioners in the world today, the majority living in China. People cannot just call themselves practitioners at will. A person is considered a practitioner only when he or she lives by and strives to meet the standard set by "truthfulness, benevolence, forbearance." How could a person be called a practitioner just because he or she said so? There are mental patients out there who claim to be anything imaginable. Jiang Zemin brought out 1400 people who were seriously ill or suffered from terminal illness and claimed they were Falun Gong practitioners, but were they really practitioners? Every single Falun Gong practitioner knows the words of Master Li in Chapter 7 of Zhuan Falun, "For practitioners, we have set the strict requirement that they cannot kill." Committing suicide is a form of killing, which will bring endless karma to the person who does so. A genuine practitioner would never do such a deed. Since those people who set themselves on fire did not follow the teachings of Falun Dafa, how could they be called Falun Gong practitioners? In that case, why did those people set themselves on fire? Why did those people claim to be Falun Gong practitioners? Why was it that with 5 people setting themselves on fire, "it took only 90 seconds for the police to extinguish the fire enveloping all 4 people on the north side of the Memorial Monument?" Doesn't that hint that the police had already prepared for such an event ahead of the time? Before the truth comes out, we should not jump to conclusions. But one thing is for sure those people who set themselves on fire did not behave according to the teachings of Falun Dafa. During the last 19 months, faced with false media reports, practitioners have insisted on telling the truth about Falun Gong to the government and to the people. That is the basic right of a human being. From 1999 to today, practitioners have kept coming forward one by one and used their righteousness to awaken the conscience of the people. Just because of that, Jiang Zemin and his followers have subjected them to cruel and inhumane persecution. The hands of Jiang Zemin are covered with the blood of Falun Gong practitioners. As of January 24th, 2001, 134 practitioners are known to have lost their lives from the brutal persecution. Their lives were taken away from them simply because they were not willing to give up their beliefs. Behind the high walls of the labor camps, the followers of Jiang Zemin show their true faces and use all methods imaginable to torture and abuse practitioners. Yet in public, they put on masks of kindness, and make up lies and fabrications to deceive the people. In order to brand Falun Gong as a "cult", in May of 1999, they made up a story of "Falun Gong practitioners planning to commit mass suicide on Xian Shan (or Fragrant Mountain) at a certain date," and ordered all the Beijing companies to circulate the story. Their plan was to trick Falun Gong practitioners into going there to investigate the story, and then the police would murder them and say that they had all committed suicide. The practitioners saw through it and treated it like a joke. When the date of the "mass suicide" came, the only people who showed up were policemen and plainclothes agents. In order to make a big issue out of the date of Master Li's birth, the People's Daily (the official Chinese government newspaper) published a false article stating that it had found the midwife who had delivered Master Li. The midwife, who was by then in her 80's, claimed that she had remembered exactly when Master Li was born nearly 50 years ago. She even claimed that Master Li's delivery in 1952 was a difficult one and so oxytocin was used. In reality, oxytocin, that she claimed to have used had not even been clinically tested in China that year (the Columbia Encyclopedia states that it was not put into use in the US until 1953). Then, in order to prove its false accusation that Master Li had "accumulated wealth," CCTV videotaped the home of someone who had the same last name and first name of Master Li, and claimed that it was Master Li's home. In reality, the people involved did not know anything about Falun Gong. In their footage, they accidentally included pictures of ashtrays in the house. Anyone who knows anything about Falun Gong could tell that it was a fabrication, as Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to smoke. This time, Jiang Zemin has painstakingly orchestrated the "Tiananmen self-immolation event." He is again hoping to deceive the people all over the world and invoke hatred for Falun Gong. He and his followers forgot that the police do not normally carry fire extinguishers and fire blankets with them while patrolling Tiananmen Square. They forgot that the official Xinhua News Agency routinely tries to cover up the truth and have to get permission through layers and layers of bureaucracy before they can publish stories on major events, which makes the fact that they reported the story mere hours after it happened very suspicious. They missed many details, mixed up the genders of people involved, and made the stories inconsistent in many places. They reported that a 12-year-old child (who they claimed had suffered from burns so severe that required skin grafting and had a tracheal tube inserted to bypass the swollen larynx) could talk and sing a mere four days after her injuries, while wearing the tracheal tube. After reading the account, medical experts were dumb-founded, and had no choice but to classify the speed of her recovery as a "medical miracle." Kind-hearted countrymen, the more than 100 million Falun Gong practitioners are trying to awaken your conscience and your righteous thoughts. Please open your eyes and stop being deceived by the lies of Jiang Zemin! Falun Gong is an open book, and you can find all the Falun Gong material on the Minghui website. Please use your own eyes and hearts to search for the real answers. Only the truth will save you from being swayed by the lies. People who lived through the decade-long Cultural Revolution learned many painful lessons from it. One of the worst things that happened was that so many people had taken the words of the Chinese leaders as the absolute truth with no questions asked. As a result, they could not believe that they were being deceived even after seeing the truth with their own eyes. Please ask the international human rights organizations, international media and the United Nation to perform an independent investigation on what had truly happened to that little girl! We are confident that their findings will be very different from what the Chinese media has led you to believe. Our basic sense of humanity tells us one thing those who try to stir up mass hatred always have dark and unspeakable motives. Those who fabricate stories lack compassion in their hearts. History has provided us with too many lessons and examples like that. We humbly ask you to look for the truth behind Falun Gong. Along the way, you will see our sincere hearts. In here you will find a piece of clear sky, a slice of heaven-on-earth, and a group of kind people who believe in "truthfulness, benevolence, forbearance." Some day in the future, you will look back and be thankful for the righteous thoughts that come into your mind once you see Falun Gong for what it truly is. An ordinary Falun Gong practitioner