(Clearwisdom.net) Editors' note: In both Western and Chinese cultures, 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 acts that are in harmony with this principle, while doing things 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.

Ma Zhiwei, Section Chief of the Laishui County Police Station Met with Karmic Retribution

Ma Zhiwei, male, about 40 years old, was a former section chief at the Laishui County Police Station. He died of liver and lung cancer on August 17, 2007, leaving a wife and daughter behind.

He followed orders handed down by the Jiang regime to persecute Falun Gong and to arrest practitioners. He would not listen to practitioners inside and outside of China about the goodness of Falun Gong and that it was practiced throughout the world.

Du Ruiyin, Secretary of the Party Committee in the Dongxing First District Community, Paralyzed

Du Ruiyin, over 50 years old, was the Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Committee of Dongxing First District, Shunyi County, Beijing. Beginning in 2000, he and a contingent of police arrested practitioners and ransacked their homes many times. Around New Year's Day in 2008, he was hit by a car and almost died. He no longer can look after himself and is paralyzed.

Cong Jianmin, Police Officer with the Chengli Branch of Wendeng City Police Station, Shandong Province, Died Suddenly

Cong Jianmin was 55 years old and a police officer with the Chengli Branch of the Wendeng City Police Station. He died of a sudden heart attack when moving car. Cong Jianmin followed orders from the Jiang regime. He beat and tortured many practitioners. He would not listen to practitioners' advice that good is rewarded with good and evil meets with evil.