(Clearwisdom.net) Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionateáreminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape karmic retribution.

In July, the director of the Jinzhai Road Police Substation at Sanxiaokou Guangming New Village, Hefei City, Anhui Province, died in a car accident. The local residents were all talking about it. Some residents said: "Make sure not to persecute Falun Gong any more. This case illustrates the principle that evil deeds will be met with evil returns." It is said that this director had persecuted several Dafa practitioners.

A certain Mr. (or Mrs.) Zhou from the Education Bureau in Fuping County, Hebei Province, publicly defamed Falun Dafa in September 2001. A few days later, their 21-year-old son fell ill while riding his motorcycle, and died soon afterwards.

On June 14, 2002, policeman Li from the Shengli Town Police Substation in Bin County, Heilongjiang Province, kicked and beat Dafa practitioners, later locking them up in the detention center. Afterwards, the leg that Li had used to kick the practitioners was injured. The wrist of the director, who had instigated the policemen to arrest Dafa practitioners, became swollen. Another policeman said: "I told you not to arrest them. Can't you see that you are receiving karmic retribution?"