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 retribution.

[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Li Shuyan, the Communist Party Committee Secretary in Xianjin Street residential committee in Xigang District, has recently died of an acute illness. Li had been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners by reporting them to the police. Shortly thereafter she was dismissed from her job and became ill. In May 2000, she fell to the ground on her way out of the hospital after receiving an injection and died when the resuscitation failed.

[Jiaozuo City, Henan Province] Song Qingchen, a retired worker from the First Mine of Zhongzhan District, cursed Dafa and said that "all people who practice Falun Gong should be arrested and then we'll see if they would still practice or not." He also led the police to practitioners' homes nine times to harass them. Before New Year's Day of 2002, he suffered a stroke. Now he is barely conscious and need assistance just to walk.

[Wei County, Hebei Province] A couple named Huo and Meng from Mutingsi in Shuangjing Village slandered Dafa and took away their brother's Dafa books. The couple has been suffering chronic illnesses ever since.

[China] In order to join the Communist Party, a university student often reported his roommate, a Falun Dafa practitioner, to the authorities in their department, and interfered with the practitioner's truth clarification to other roommates. Later, this student developed several large boils on his back that would not heal. He could not sleep at night because of the pain.