Solemn Declarations by Practitioners
I didn't study the Fa well and did not understand the Fa principles clearly, so even though I studied the Fa everyday and did things to assist Teacher in saving sentient beings, I did not do it with singleness of purpose, but for selfish reasons. The old forces took advantage of my gaps because I didn't clearly understand the Fa principles and because of my attachment to sentimentality. Deceived by their false kindness, I cooperated with the evil authorities. Through studying the Fa in earnest, I found the root cause of my attachment. Now I regret what I did. I hereby solemnly declare everything I said and did before in front of the evil, which was not in accordance with Dafa, null and void. I will let go of my fundamental attachments and follow Teacher's Fa-rectification process closely. I will firmly believe in Teacher and Dafa, do well in the three basic things of studying the Fa, sending righteous thoughts and clarifying the truth. I will follow Teacher closely to the conclusion of Fa-rectification, and be worthy of the title of Fa-rectification Dafa disciple. I will redouble my efforts to make up for the loss I caused Dafa.
Zhang Shumei, June 13, 2004(From http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2004/7/7/78854.html)
In October of 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was illegally arrested by Jiang's political gang. I was held in a detention center for 15 days and the police extorted more than 4,300 Yuan from me. In January of 2000, I went to Beijing again to appeal for Dafa. The police again arrested me without cause. After being held in a detention center for 15 days, I was sent to jail for 7 days. Then, I was sentenced to labor camp for one year and they still imposed a fine of 6,200 Yuan on me, which would be deducted from my husband's and my wages every month. While in the city's detention center, the deputy director of the center once cruelly beat us while drunk. More than ten practitioners were at the receiving end of his drunken fury. My left eye was beaten, swollen and red, and I lost hearing in my left ear for more than 10 days. In the labor camp for women, whenever we practiced the exercises or studied the Fa, the guards and criminals jailed for substance-abuse would beat us, or force us to stand facing the walls or under the scorching sun. My body was always covered with bruises. Once I was forced to stand under the blazing sun for a long time and I fainted. I didn't wake up until a long time later, and as soon as I woke up I was made to continue to stand. In the labor camp, the cursing from the guards, the noise from the electric batons used to shock the practitioners, and the screams from practitioners who were enduring the torture, all made me very anxious and scared. Under the influence of my own attachments and swayed by my captors, and unable to bear the pain and pressure, I yielded to the evil forces against my conscience. I did something that a Dafa practitioner should not do, I wrote a "letter to break with Dafa," and caused great loss to Dafa and a stain on my cultivation. It also had bad effects on the practitioners who had yet to come out and join in the Fa-rectification. However, the compassionate Teacher gave me another chance. Under Teacher's merciful protection and aided by fellow practitioners' patient sharing, I soon awakened and became determined to correct my mistakes. I shall cherish the chance to practice Dafa given by Teacher and double my efforts to make up for the loss I caused Dafa, and do well in the three things Dafa practitioners must do during the Fa-rectification period. I hereby solemnly declare everything I said, did, and wrote, under the brutal persecution in the labor camp, which was not in accordance with Dafa, completely null and void. I shall firmly cultivate in Dafa, thoroughly rectify my former mistakes, strive forward vigorously, and redouble my efforts to make up for the losses I caused Dafa.
Huang Fangping, July 6, 2004