Summary of Other Articles and News - 06/18/2002
Practitioners Exchange Insights
We should put emphasis on the actual effect when clarifying the truth. The average person is often busy doing various tasks all day for a living and does not have several hours right off to read books full of truth clarifying material. We clarify the truth in order to save the people in the world, so we need to pay attention to the actual results. We should use different ways when dealing with different audiences and make detailed efforts. We should not use irresponsible ways such as sending materials out and then not checking on the end result.
News and Activities Around the World
Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners published a News Release on June 16 on how police charged Falun Gong practitioners for an "attack police" incident. "This 'political persecuting' flavored trial is closely watched by open, free world governments and non-governmental organizations. This case is testing the legal system and 'one country, two system' policy in Hong Kong. We call on all countries' governments and non-governmental organizations to help the Hong Kong government in time to correct its mistake and return justice.
Rekindled the Fire of Life -- Words written for Icelandic people who are kind and righteous.
I used to worry for the unassuming Dafa practitioners, because I thought it was not necessary to risk their life just to say, "I want to practice Falun Gong" as they [the practitioners in China] could have easily kept silent. I used to sigh and shake my head when seeing practitioners embark on global walks under the scorching sun, because I thought it was useless. Today, when the Icelandic people determinedly walked into the streets holding up banners that read, "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance," in order to support Falun Gong practitioners and as they courageously stand up for goodness, tears wet my shirt and my heart felt warm. I was touched by a feeling that I had not felt for a long time. I felt the fire of life has been rekindled.
Selected news from the Columbia University Astronomy Bulletin: for the first time, astronomers/scientists were able to take pictures of the remnants of a "first born" supernova.
According to a report from Xinhua Net on June 16, sponsored by the Beijing UFO Research Association and other institutions, 9 specialists and scholars in spaceflight, weather and astronomy are planning to go to the "site of the aliens" located at the Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province this month to investigate whether or not aliens have visited the earth.
Breakthrough in instantaneous long-distance teleportation: Instantaneous long-distance teleportation refers to disaggregating an object at one location and almost instantly or simultaneously reconstituting the object at another location. In the experiment, Australian scientists instantly transmitted the photons in a laser beam from one lab to another remote lab. According to the scientists, this experiment will bring revolutionary progress to electronic and telecommunication technologies.
Natural and Manmade Disasters
According to a June 18th report from Western China Metropolitan Newspaper, the nearly 50 families in Lianshui Village, Cifeng Town, Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province, have been suffering from sandal bug plague for over one month. Every night from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the next morning, there are billions of sandal bugs swarming into the village, occupying every corner in villagers' houses and every road in the village. The stinky smell of the bugs makes people sick, causing loss of appetite and lack of sleep. The bug plague is spreading and has covered an area of 2 sq. km so far. The villagers are looking for an effective way of eliminating the bugs.
News from China
The Chunhai Police Station in Dalian City, Liaoning Province kidnapped a person, one of whose family members is an overseas Dafa practitioner, at midnight. This person kept sending forth righteous thoughts throughout the night, firmly opposing the evil persecution. The next day this person was released.