Solemn Declaration: Fellow Practitioners, Please Learn from My Mistake
The authorities kept trying to force me to break away from Dafa, and I dealt with them for a long time using an everyday person's mentality. Finally, I did not want to persist any longer and I cooperated with the evil. After I turned in my "statements" declaring my intention to give up Dafa, I had a "relaxed" feeling, and I thought, "Now I can calm down and cultivate solidly." During that night I had a dream in which I withdrew from a university.
Through Fa study I realized the seriousness of this problem, and this realization grieved my heart to the extreme. Today, I declare that all my past words and actions that do not conform to Dafa are completely void. I will closely follow Master in Fa rectification, redouble my efforts to make up for the loss I caused Dafa and become a qualified Dafa practitioner.
Because I wrote the "statements," my regrets are beyond description. Mere words cannot describe it. I hereby want to remind you: let's all remember our benevolent Master's words, "Under any difficult circumstance, everyone, remain calm in your hearts. Just by staying unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations." [Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference]
Dafa practitioner Yang Qiuping
June 9, 2002
Translated on July 8, 2002 from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/7/1/32646.html
In 1997, all three of us in one family happily obtained Dafa, and, from then on, we stepped on the path of cultivation. My father regained his health and my family was harmonious and happy. In 1999, because I could not let go of some attachments, I gave up cultivation. During this time, my mother enlightened along an evil path after she was sent to a forced labor camp, and she asked me to turn in the Dafa books. I reluctantly obeyed and even said some things that do not conform to Dafa. I deeply repent for what I had done in the past, for these are shameful acts. I was unworthy of benevolent Master's arduous salvation. Today, I solemnly declare that all I have said and done that do not conform to Dafa are completely void. I am now back in the process of Fa rectification cultivation, and I will closely keep up with Master's Fa rectification and redouble my efforts to make up for the loss I caused to Dafa.
June 22, 2002
Translated on July 8, 2002 from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/7/2/32684.html
In 2000, I was detained for 15 days after I returned from my trip to Beijing to appeal. In 2001, I was sentenced to three years of forced labor. After one-and-half years in the labor camp, my health declined and the officials told me that, in view of my health, they planned to release me before the term was up. They told me that I was determined and did not accept brainwashing, now I can write a "personal experience" or a "thank you" letter without violating Dafa and then go home. With an everyday person's mentality I obeyed and wrote a "thank you" letter.
After I went home, I studied Master's new article, "No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates," ("Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful," Essentials for Further Advancement II) and I realized that the detention was persecution and it was completely illegal. I was innocent, so how could I thank people who persecuted me? There was nothing wrong with the practice of Dafa and conducting myself according to "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." I could not have been more wrong by writing a "thank you" letter. I did not look at the Fa from the perspective of the Fa, and the evil took advantage of my omissions. I brought shame upon the Fa. It was a severe lesson for me. Therefore, I declare that all I wrote in the labor camp that does not conform to Dafa is completely void. I will redouble my efforts to make up for the loss I caused to Dafa, and keep up with Master's Fa rectification.
Dafa practitioner He Zhenqing
June 24, 2002
Translated on July 8, 2002 from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/7/5/32848.html
In January 2000 we were arrested while doing the exercises outdoors. Our work unit secretly sent us to a brainwashing class held by the town government, where we were brutally tortured. They severely beat us, forbade us to sleep, stripped us of our clothes and threw us on the snowy ground and forcefully subjected us to brainwashing. Under the intense pressure, because I did not study the Fa well and I had attachments and fears that I could not let go off, I wrote the so-called "guarantee statement" and tainted my own cultivation. Now, I solemnly declare that the "guarantee statement" is void. I completely deny the old evil force's arrangements. I will keep up with Fa-rectification, use my time well to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil, clarify the truth about the persecution of Dafa and offer salvation to people. I will redouble my efforts and become a qualified Dafa practitioner.
July 5, 2002
Translated on July 8, 2002 from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/7/7/32952.html
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