Summary of Other Articles and News - 07/27/2002
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
Sharing some things that happened along my cultivation path when I was firmly focused on Dafa: On July 21 and 22 of 1999, I went to the provincial government to appeal for Falun Gong. On July 23 and 24, I practiced Falun Gong exercises at the practice site alone, facing a police car and policemen in their plain clothes. I returned safely. In August 1999, at Tiananmen Square, a couple of colleagues from my work unit did not see me when we were face to face within a distance of 5 or 6 meters (15-18 feet). At the end of October 1999, I was illegally detained when I went to Beijing to validate Dafa. At the end of 2000, I was detained again when I went to Beijing to validate Dafa the third time. In the summer of 2001, I was illegally sent to a forced labor camp. My faithful belief in Dafa has not been shaken. Master always saved me, every time I was in danger.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
Using our wisdom to keep the group's cultivation environment: Facing the terrorist reality, a group of practitioners in Mainland China get together at the park in the morning and play ball while turns to rest and share experiences. When it is time to send forth righteous thoughts globally, people will all sit down and take a break, close their eyes lightly and send forth their most powerful and firm righteous thoughts. Sharing experiences together, sending forth righteous thoughts in public, people are under the blue sky, keeping and holding their righteous thoughts. Dafa practitioners are happily experiencing the boundless power of Dafa.
Commentary on Current Issues
Some thoughts on the signature-collecting activities aimed at rescuing Kaneko Yoko: People can hand out Falun Gong materials and practice Falun Gong exercises freely outside of China. Why is Kaneko Yoko being sentenced to one year of forced labor education just because she distributed some Falun Gong materials in China? The sentence completely violates international human rights covenants. Practitioners in Hiroshima have been putting forth all their efforts calling for the release of Kaneko Yoko. In addition to clarifying the truth to congresspersons and the media, they also went to downtown Hiroshima to collect signatures. In the first 10 days, they collected some 10,000 signatures. Many congresspersons have expressed their desire to help rescue Yoko.
News and Activities around the World
On the 10th anniversary of the first public teaching of Falun Dafa, a local TV station in France interviewed some practitioners, and broadcast the program on July 16. The program introduced the spread of Dafa, the persecution of practitioners by Jiang's regime, and the wide support Dafa has received from various governments and human rights organizations.