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.

Wang Zuoheng, the former Police Station Director of Erdao Town, Heishan County, Liaoning Province, actively persecuted local Falun Gong practitioners. He took practitioners away from their homes and then forcefully detained them in prison without reason. During June of 2003, he was involved in a car accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tang Yongkuan, a villager who lives in Team 2 of Hongqi Village, Baoshan Town, Fengchen City, Liaoning Province, monitors practitioners to prevent them from going to Beijing to peacefully appeal for a stop to the persecution of Falun Gong. In February Of this year Tang noticed that just before his home, a banner had been hung up that read: "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa." After seeing the banner Tang and another villager Cai Changye changed the words with a felt tip pen. A few days later, a hog died in Cai's family. Then Cai's wife began to experience problems with her feet, causing walking to be very difficult. Now she has almost reached the point where she is unable to walk at all. The situation is even bad in Tang Yongkuan's family. His son owned a nightclub in town and lost money that was worth over 300,000 Yuan*. Tang loaned all of the money. Now the bank is asking for the money back but the family cannot afford it. During the night a few days ago, the family ran off. Now no one knows their whereabouts.

*Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.