People Are Awakening
The deeds of cruelty of Hebei Province' Brainwashing Center awaken people: "Everything mentioned in the Falun Gong flyers is true"
"The Senior Judge," a prime time TV series that airs on CCTV [the Chinese Government's Television], describes a story in which a senior judge was framed for manslaughter. After the judge was tortured in prison by three days of continuous sleep deprivation, he was in despair and had only one thought left, that he would do anything as long as he could get some sleep. He thus confessed to the false murder charge. Only three days of torture can make an ordinary person confess to a false charge of manslaughter. However, this type of brutal and barbarous torture has been widely used on the innocent Falun Gong practitioners continuously for six to seven days or even longer. This is the reason why the labor camps have been able to claim their so-called "high transformation [brainwashing] rates."
The construction of Hebei Province's Brainwashing Center (the so-called "Law Education Center" located inside Shijiazhuang City's Labor Camp) has cost the population 1,500,000 Yuan of their hard-earned money. This center started to commit crimes on August 26, 2001. In order to achieve its goal of forcing Dafa practitioners to give up their cultivation of "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance," the center did not allow those practitioners undergoing brainwashing to sleep; neither did it allow the two colleagues of each practitioner who were sent by the practitioners' work unit, to accompany the practitioners, any sleep. The center implicated a lot of people this way. One non-practitioner thus said, "I finally know the truth. Everything mentioned in the Falun Gong flyers is true."
"Do you have truth-clarifying material? Give it to me and let me have a look."
One female practitioner in Jinzhou City of Hebei Province has a rock-solid belief in Dafa [law and principle of the cosmos]. One day during after the work rush hour she noticed that there was propaganda material that slandered Dafa. These slandering words had been written on the blackboards on both sides of the walls by the factory gate. She immediately got off the bus. Disregarding the big crowd, she got a mop, wet it, wiped off all the fabricated slogans and then put the truth-clarifying materials on the boards. The general manager of her factory who knows Falun Gong well not only did not give her any trouble, but also asked, "Do you have any truth-clarifying literature? Give it to me and let me have a look."
"I now know everything"
My younger brother had served in the army for over ten years and the army's compulsory education had made him apathetic and stubborn. After July 20, 1999 he often criticized me: why did you do this or that? I talked with him several times and could not persuade him. He did not believe that the things mentioned on television were lies. I felt a little discouraged with him. He likes me very much, however, and always admires me for my good deeds, especially for my role in my family. Later I was illegally detained twice. During his contact with my colleagues and leaders in my work unit, he got to know that I have a very good reputation in my work unit and this has touched him a lot.
Last December I went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa and was illegally detained again. My brother cried and he did not know why this happened to me. He angrily said, "Who on earth is telling the truth? You or the central government? I also want to go to Tiananmen Square to see if the police really beat people and to see how the police will treat me." My husband stopped him and told him, "You should go and find out what the Dafa books say."
With many questions and doubts in his mind, my brother started to read the Dafa books. After he finished reading all Dafa books and Jingwen [Teacher's short articles] he said, "I now know everything."
I went back home after I was detained for twenty days. Seeing his changes, I really felt happy for him. He said, "I have started my second time of reading Zhuan Falun." I advised him to practice the exercises. He replied, "I will read it further. Once I make my decision, I will stick with it to the end."
Several days later he came to me and said, "I have made my decision. You teach me the exercises."
In this way, my brother has begun his journey on the golden road of cultivation.
"In fact, I do not believe it either"
My boss ran into me one day and we had a conversation. He said, "Did you read the newspaper?" I replied, "None of the articles [that slander Falun Gong] are trustworthy." He said, "Not a single one?" I firmly replied, "No." He did not say a word. When I saw a pamphlet attacking Dafa on his desk, I picked it up, took a look, and then put it down. He then said, "This was given to me from the top. I know you do not believe it. In fact, I not believe it either. I do not know and don't care whom Aunt Zhang or Li are. I just know you and I am just watching you!" He also said, "My son recently graduated and waited for job assignment. He could have gone to the police department, but I stopped him and let him choose a different career."
"Never make things hard for the Falun Gong practitioners."
One of my immediate superiors trusts me very much and she often tells me what she thinks. When I gave her truth-clarifying material and a VCD, she accepted them all. She believes, as I have told her, that the Falun Gong issue will certainly be redressed in the future and that good will be rewarded with good and the evil will meet with evil. She said, "I trust you the most and you should not let them take you away." Sometimes, she also quietly helped me copy the truth-clarifying materials. She said, "Give me what you need to copy and I will do it together with mine." Once when she helped me copy Jingwen, she asked me, "Can I keep a copy?"
She once told me, "I tell you one thing. I only tell you. I have a friend who is also a Falun Gong practitioner. I have also helped her to keep the materials [Dafa books and tapes] safe."
She also told me, "The director of one detention center is my classmate and he said to me that he was very busy recently since many Falun Gong practitioners were detained there. I asked him why he did not release them. He replied that he could not since the 'top' had a quota. I told him: 'Never make things hard for the Falun Gong practitioners.'"
"They want to be model workers. Their days of suffering will come!"
One of my boss's friends is a college teacher. My boss sympathizes very much with my suffering. Once her college teacher friend came to visit her. She then found an empty office and asked her friend to chat with me and to let her friend comfort me. I just used this opportunity to promote Dafa to my boss's friend. We had a good and friendly conversation. During our conversation, this friend told me that her husband had been reassigned to work in the "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems]. I felt surprised and then told her that she should not let her husband do bad deeds. She said, "We have never bad-mouthed Falun Gong. We have also quietly collected a set of Falun Gong books. My husband once told me, 'those people [in the" 610 Office"] are really stupid. They want to be model workers [by persecuting Falun Gong practitioners] and receive 'rewards' from the government. Their days of suffering will come!"
"With just one look I know something is wrong"
One day, when a certain practitioner arrived at his work unit, his department chief asked him, "Did you watch the show 'Talking the Focal Points' [a regular TV program on Chinese government television] last evening?" The practitioner replied, "No." The leader told her, "One person named Peng Liang [Dafa practitioner Peng Min's brother. Peng Min died in police custody] filed a lawsuit against the Public Security Department Chief. I know something is wrong by just looking at it. It [the TV program] said that the police were not able to hold on to Peng Min and prevent him from dying by striking his head against the iron rails. If that were the case, then his head should be the place that had been injured. But why were his eyes black and blue? Why was his waist area injured? People should have freedom of belief. There are so many corrupt public officials! Instead of punishing THEM, the government just persecutes good people. This country is totally wretched."
"All Falun Gong practitioners are good people"
One worker saw the truth-clarifying literature that a practitioner put on his own desk and asked in surprise, "Is what the literature says all true?" The practitioner said, "Yes. Everything written on this Falun Gong truth-clarifying material is true and nothing is false. Otherwise, Jiang Zemin would not be able to carry out such a wanton persecution." While reading the truth-clarifying material this employee said, "All Falun Gong practitioners are good people. For example: you are a good worker, a good accountant, a good wife." The practitioner said, "All other practitioners are better than I. Our Teacher teaches us how to be good people."
The truth-clarifying material on the office desk
One Dafa practitioner picked up a copy of truth-clarifying literature and put it on his desk and then went out of his office to work. When he came back and found the material had disappeared he asked where the material was. A person who had come for a business appointment said, "It is here. I want to take a look." That person also said that he has never received this type of literature in his home. The practitioner then promoted Dafa and clarified the truth to him. The practitioner also told that person that he himself is a practitioner. During the conversation, one of the practitioner's colleagues said, "What they, the practitioners, tell is all true. How could the police happen to get that many fire extinguishers (referring to the "Self-immolation Incident" in Tiananmen Square)? I often receive this type of literature in my home. I read it every time I get it." That person, after learning the truth, left happily.
The Benevolence of Dafa gives the old man a sense of justice
"Falun Gong teaches people to be benevolent and who says it is not good?" This is a sentence that one old, retired "basic unit" official often says to others (This person, whose son is a police officer, is also a target of our truth-clarification). On the morning of October 1, 2001, while the old man was slowly walking on the county riverbank, he suddenly felt that something was stuck to one of his shoes. He bent down, took a look and found that it was a small piece of paper. He picked it up, looked at it, and found it to have "Falun Dafa is good" printed on it. He smiled and raised his hands and pasted the paper onto one of the electric power line poles, while some people from the district police department happened to be there for a walk and just passed him by. The old man looked very calm and relaxed. He still felt very happy when he talked about this matter later. We are pleased to see that Dafa is rectifying people's hearts and to see the kind and upright deeds of the old man.
October 30, 2001