The Chinese Are No Longer Deceived by the Fabricated Self-immolation Story
Two years ago, a fabricated story slandering Falun Gong was posted on major websites in China, tricking many people into having hatred towards Falun Gong. With Falun Dafa practitioners' continuous clarification of the facts, more and more people have come to know the truth. As soon as the articles slandering Falun Gong were posted on those websites, practitioners posted comments that clarified the truth, and some other conscientious people also commented in the name of justice.
In January of this year, the participants of the staged Tiananmen Self-immolation incident once again tried to stir up trouble with their lies. This time, when the fabricated self-immolation story was posted on several major Chinese websites, people were unable to post comments, yet it was possible to comment on other news. Some people did not understand why this was so. While commenting on other news, they asked why they were unable to comment on the "Tiananmen Self-immolation," and if this was some kind of trick. The following day, nobody could comment on any news posted on the major websites in China.
When more and more people have seen through the lies of the Chinese Communist Party, they will no longer willingly participate in and perpetuate the persecution. Then even fewer people will be deceived by the actors in the staged self-immolation incident. Since the Chinese Communist Party is so adept at deception, it, too, has become deluded by its own lies and fiercely maintains them.
I've found that clarifying the truth has become easier than before. Recently, no matter what time of day, or whom I was facing, provided I was compassionate and patient, with the righteous thought to save those people deceived by lies, most of them were able to accept the truth.
One night when I took a taxi home, I clarified the truth to the driver. I told him that there were many Falun Dafa practitioners in artistic circles. After practicing Falun Dafa, their thoughts have become increasingly clear, and what they produce is more and more pure. He was deeply moved. When I got out of the car, he suddenly asked: "May I shake hands with you?" "Can I meet you again sometime?" I said, "Of course, I hope so."
One taxi driver told me that her younger brother was a businessman and had much admiration for a certain tax officer. This tax officer was a Falun Dafa practitioner and a very good person. He faithfully followed the law without exception. However, this good person was locked in prison for persecution. Her brother bought some things and went to the prison to visit this practitioner. The practitioner told him: "I am deeply moved by your coming, but please don't buy anything [for me]." Her brother sighed regretfully: "In all these years I've only met one tax officer this good, yet he is locked in prison."
Once when I was eating in a restaurant, a policeman was sitting opposite me. I asked him: "Are there Falun Dafa practitioners persecuted in your prison?" He looked at me and asked: "Do you practice Falun Gong?" I said: "Yes." He asked: "What do you think of Falun Gong?" I said: "It is very good." Then he asked: "Can you teach me?" I said: "Sure." Later on I learned that he was a Dafa practitioner. After July 20, 1999, he only read Falun Gong books at home, and nearly forgot the movements for the exercises. I told him about why it was necessary to step forward to validate Dafa, and gave him Teacher's new articles to read.
Falun Dafa has the power to make degenerated elements return to their best state. Every Falun Dafa practitioner has experienced this. Falun Dafa gave us the strongest righteous thoughts, rooted deep in our hearts and minds, and manifested in our protection of the truth, as well as our compassion and cherishing the lives of sentient beings. No matter how severe the persecution, it is not possible to change these cultivators' righteous beliefs. It's easy to kill a person's body, but how can it be possible to kill a person's spirit?