(Clearwisdom.net) On June 10,1999, Jiang's regime set up the 610 Office to actively carry out its policy of eradicating Falun Gong. The 610 Office has proven to be a dedicated organization. By December 5, 2004, at least 1,150 Falun Gong practitioners had died from persecution, and members of the 610 Office at various levels have committed serious crimes. The death toll of those officials is also significant.

The reported cases of sudden death among members of the 610 Office are only the tip of the iceberg of what has taken place across the country. As a matter of fact, nothing happens without a cause. There is a cause and effect in everything. Although there are also numerous examples of how officials who treated Falun Gong students with kind thoughts and kind acts were blessed, in this article, we limit our discussion to those officials who received karmic retribution.

Looking at some of these cases, we have seen that many of those who persecuted, slandered, or expressed hatred for Falun Gong have already met with karmic retribution. For example, some directly beat or tortured Falun Dafa practitioners, some assisted in committing crimes against Falun Gong, some turned practitioners in to the police, some damaged Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials, and some spread slanderous lies. The karmic retribution they received has served as both a punishment to them and as a warning to others. The following are some of the characteristics of the retribution received:

  1. Some karmic retribution has taken place in the form of illness and the like. Based on the varying degree of the evil actions, the severity of the retribution has also varied. Those who committed serious crimes met with severe karmic retribution.
  2. A significant number of people who have met with karmic retribution are Party and government officials and police officers in the legal system. These officials either directly gave orders to others in the persecution or carried it out themselves in order to get a promotion or cash rewards. Their crimes are of a grave nature.
  3. Retribution cases have occurred across the country, and were more numerous in the northeastern and northern provinces, where the persecution has been more intense.
  4. Retribution has taken place regardless of how high, wealthy or powerful the perpetrator was.
  5. There is also a factor of timing. As the ancient Chinese saying goes, "It's not that there is no retribution. It's just not yet the time. When the right time comes, everyone will meet with karmic retribution." Because of the varying factors behind each person, the timing and process cannot be the same. It does not manifest the same way either. Some meet the retribution right away. Some face it some time in the future. Some are punished in a flash, while others are punished over a period of time.

Lawsuits have been filed against Jiang and his immediate followers, the primary culprits, overseas, while the public is cursing them in China. Some people may think that the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime has nothing to do with them, and they care very little. The numerous cases that have already been reported indicate that those who participate in the persecution will inevitably face karmic retribution. Good is rewarded and evil meets with evil--this is a law of heaven. Jiang's persecution has hurt the entire population. The suppression of "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" has hurt everyone. Some have not yet realized they have been poisoned by Jiang's lies. They harbor bad thoughts or even hatred in their hearts, or they have unwittingly helped to carry out the persecution.

We have gathered below a small number of such cases in Sichuan Province. From these cases, we can clearly see the scope and severity of the karmic retribution.

Case 1: Li Chaohong, 31, was an official of the No. 5 Division at Anquan Village in Wukou Township, Miyi County. In order to seek promotion, Li Chaohong and Gao Shengquan have turned many Falun Dafa practitioners in to the authorities for arrest, detention, and forced labor. One night in April 2002, Li suddenly died.

Case 2: Wu Fugang, was deputy director of Longping Police Station in Panzhihua City. On October 2, 2002, he cursed Falun Gong's founder in front of practitioners. A practitioner tried to persuade him to stop, telling him that it was not good for him to do that. Wu retorted, "I bet that I'll outlive you, old woman." The practitioner said, "For your sake, I'm not going to bet with you." Around 3:00 p.m. on November 19, 2002, Wu smashed the car he was driving into a tollbooth and died on the spot.

Case 3: Yang Hua, was former chief of the Panzhihua City Police Department in Sichuan Province. Yang persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners since the suppression started on July 20, 1999. In the following five years, he arrested one group of practitioners after another. Many of them were detained, sent to labor camps, or sentenced to prison. Throughout these years, practitioners tried everything they could to clarify the truth to him and asked him to treat those who held up their beliefs in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" with kindness. He said instead, "I had surgery in 2000. Whatever retribution there is, I have met it. I've got nothing to be afraid of." He even claimed that he lived for the persecution of Falun Gong. In July 2004, he was detained for negligence as well as taking bribes. After he was removed from his post, Yang Hua was sentenced to four years in prison.

Case 4: He Ping was the head of the security department at the Chengdu Iron and Steel Company Ltd. of the Panzhihua Steel Group (formerly named Seamless Stainless Steel Pipe Factory). He was actively engaged in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by expelling them from the factory, coercing them into signing the "Guarantee Statements," withholding their salaries and even withholding pensions from retirees. He was removed from his job after the theft of raw steel material from the factory was discovered.

Case 5: Chai Faxiang was a member of the political security section of Miyi County Police Department in Panzhihua City. Chai was known for his cruelty in beating Falun Gong practitioners. Over a hundred practitioners suffered from his brutality. In December 2000, Chai doused cold water on Hu Xinyu on a cold winter day. Hu, from Shuitang Village in Panlian Tonw, was over seventy years old. Chai then turned on two fans to blow cold air all over him. Chai also took 800 yuan from Hu during the body search. In November 2002, Chai twisted three pieces of bamboo strips and whipped Falun Gong practitioner Zhu Zhaojie until Zue was beaten to a bloody pulp. Two days after this beating, Chao Faxiang died from a sudden illness.

Case 6: Tang Wen, was former director of Dadukou Police Statin in Panzhihua City, and was later transferred to the Xiangyangcun Police Station. As the director of the Dadukou Police Station, Tang was actively involved in the suppression of Falun Gong. He cursed Falun Gong's founder, arrested practitioners, and conducted surveillance of them. Around March 2001, Tang hit the wall of Liangfengau Channel in Panzhihua City while driving alone and died on the spot.

Case 7: Li Hai, was the former chief of the Meishan City Police Department in Sichuan Province. He was later transferred to be the head of Ya'an City Police Department. Li led officers to arrest practitioners and ransack their homes. After three car accidents, Li still showed no remorse. On the evening of February 22, 2004, Li committed suicide by jumping from the Ya'an City Police Department building.

Some people do not believe in karmic retribution or fate, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. When someone has committed too much wrongdoing, there is no escape from karmic retribution. Sometimes, there is not even a chance for him to repent. It is really quite tragic. Since this persecution concerns everyone, it is one's own responsibility to learn the truth. Knowing the truth is indeed a blessing.

The fates of all of the perpetrators who have committed crimes against Falun Dafa and its practitioners over the past five long years will depend on choices they have made for themselves. Confronted by the heavenly principle that "good deeds will be rewarded and evil deeds will bring karmic retribution," the officials in China participating in the persecution should heed the warning signs and reverse their course.

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 compassionate reminder 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.

December 6, 2004