Summary of Other Articles and News - 05/09/2002
Current Events Commentary
The "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems] made up outrageous lies to frame Falun Gong, starting the rumor that 500 children would be killed by Falun Gong practitioners. It's obvious that they have terribly malicious intent! Recently, several residential houses in Changchun City were set on fire by people who soon afterwards lied and blamed Falun Gong practitioners for the arson. Changchun citizens, please be wary of these organized attempts by the "610 Office" to smear Falun Gong.
Latest News From Abroad
An elementary school student in Taiwan: I often take Dafa materials, bookmarks, SOS plates and newspapers and give them to my teachers and schoolmates. I often go to school wearing Dafa clothes [individually made, Dafa has no uniform or required clothing], and my schoolmates would ask for them. During my spring field trip, when our tour bus passed a Dafa exhibit board, many of my schoolmates kept shouting, "Falun Dafa is good," and I was so happy!
On May 3, practitioners in Japan held Fa promotion activities in the ancient city Yonezawa during the spring festival celebration. They distributed truth clarifying material to the tourists.
A small incident in Germany: a policewoman snatched my banner and pushed me to the fence. Maybe she realized that that wasn't very polite, so she let go of me. I took the banner, immediately ran to the side of the road, and held it up facing Jiang's passing motorcade. When one of Jiang's supporters began to argue with us, a fellow practitioner asked him, "Why shouldn't we be allowed to practice in the park?" After practitioners patiently clarified the truth, the young man gradually calmed down.
Practitioners Exchange Views
Letter from reader: Regarding the issue of sending forth righteous thoughts, some practitioners have developed attachments of zealotry and the human world's pursuit of results, and consequently have become more and more reluctant to clarify the truth. We sincerely hope that practitioners will do well in Fa-study, truth clarification and sending forth righteous thoughts. None of these should be neglected. We shall show people a new way of thinking.
Some suggestions regarding printing truth-clarification materials: 1. Colorful posters with photos with explanations are more straightforward and credible. 2. Truth-clarifying materials should be as short and direct as possible; also pay attention to clarifying the truth from different angles. 3. Hongfa bookmarks and congratulatory cards can be laminated.
Journey to Tiananmen Square to rectify the Fa
On October 26, 2001, a fellow practitioner and I went together to Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa. The police arrested and detained me when I unfurled my banner for the second time. They beat me, kicked me and slammed my head hard against a wall. After 12 days of hunger striking and enduring three sessions of brutal force-feeding, I stepped out of the evil's den in an open and aboveboard manner.
A Story of Righteous Thoughts
I repeatedly clarified the truth to a mid-level government official while eliminating the evil elements that controlled him. I tried to enlighten his Buddha-nature to Dafa, and shared my personal experiences with him. I also clarified the false and slanderous nature of the government's propaganda. He slowly came to understand Dafa better and changed from disbelieving to believing and establishing righteous thoughts towards Dafa. He later said in tears, "This is indeed very good." He now has started to introduce Falun Dafa to his friends and relatives, as well as asking his wife to pay attention to Fa-study.