Cultivation Stories

A 53-year old woman used to have various diseases and reached a point where she knew she was going to die. She wanted to either live or die, but not go on neither fully alive nor fully able to depart this life. Falun Dafa gave her a second life; however, the evil people sent her into the brainwashing class simply because she practiced Falun Gong.

I benefited from practicing Falun Gong, and my son changed, too. When my husband and I started to practice Falun Gong, my son did not understand us. Upon hearing Teacher Li's audiotapes teaching the Fa, he said, "Teacher Li says things so well. He tells the truth about human beings, life, and the universe." Since then, he seldom lost his temper, became healthier, and was willing to help Dafa disciples.

We should pass tests using our righteous thoughts and wisdom. While we are clarifying the truth and assisting Master to rectify the Fa, the most important thing is that our minds must be right and we must have righteous thoughts. Don't leave a bit of fear in our minds. If we are not afraid, nothing bad will happen. One righteous mind can subdue all the evils.

There is a 66-year old Falun Gong practitioner, who had only one-year of education in a preliminary school. Her experience of validating and safeguarding Dafa is very appealing. She clarified the truth among ordinary working people; she also clarified the truth to neighborhood communities, detention centers and governmental organizations. Eventually, she went to the places that are especially in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong to clarify the truth. She did not encounter any obstruction all along. Her mind is full of the Fa, so she can keep up a constant flow of words while clarifying the truth.

Here is my story of unlocking my email account with determined righteous thoughts. Initially, I kept up sending forth righteous thoughts every day in order to open my email account, but I failed all the time. I found out the fundamental problem was my righteous belief in Dafa was not sufficient. Thus, my righteous thoughts were not that powerful. After this experience, I felt the power of Dafa and how important the righteous thoughts are.

It was our great and benevolent Teacher who helped me to strengthen righteous thoughts: As a Dafa practitioner who used to be imprisoned in the Wanjia Labor Camp and wrote a "guarantee letter," [A letter guaranteeing to give up Falun Dafa] I have awakened and am doubling my effort to make up for the loss and keep up with the Fa-rectification process. I went to Beijing AGAIN to rectify the Fa. During my detention at Daxing County's Detention Center, I held firm, righteous thoughts and was unconditionally released after a 55-day hunger strike.

Latest News From China -- 11/25/2001

Today, 172 people expressed their regrets for having done things a Dafa practitioner should never do. Under great pressure, threats and forced brainwashing at the hands of the evil they have given in. They hereby announce that all their words and actions that didn't conform to Dafa are void. They are determined to continue the cultivation in Dafa and will double their efforts to clarify the truth and eliminate the evil to make up the loss they caused to Dafa.

Yan Feng, a former graduate student at Northeast University published an announcement: All former words and actions against Dafa are completely void! He denounced Jiang Zemin's criminal group for brutally persecuting Falun Dafa, himself and other practitioners, and said his determined attitude toward Dafa cultivation will not change.

A 23-year-old female practitioner in Lanfu City, Shandong Province went to Beijing twice to validate Dafa, and was brutally tortured, and threatened with rape by malicious police in a detention center. Her family was also extorted money and harassed on numerous occasions. In February [of the Chinese lunar calendar] this year, she got out of the demon's den after having been kidnapped and detained for 16 days, and is now roaming about as a homeless person.

Practitioners in Tianjin City congratulate the founding of Falun Dafa Associations in Belgium, Austria and Israel.

Media Reports

According to Central News Agency (LA), the American Falun Gong practitioners talked about their experience of being detained by Chinese police in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. They said that they would go to Tiananmen Square again if possible to call for the authorities in Beijing to stop the persecution of practitioners and restore the legitimacy of Falun Gong.

China Time reported on Nov.23: the three residents of the Bay Area in San Francisco who went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong said that the Chinese policemen were very rough and rude. They even slapped the faces of two female practitioners. The spokesman, Richard Boucher of the U.S. Department of State said in a daily press briefing that the U.S. government "have raised with China on many occasions our concerns over the detentions of persons peacefully exercising internationally recognized rights to freedom of assembly, belief and conscience and we will continue to do that."

Everyday News in Sweden reports: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden called in the counselor of political affairs of the Chinese Embassy, Cui Jianchao, and strongly condemned the maltreatment of the nine Swedish practitioners supporting Falun Gong in Beijing, pointing out that it was a serious violation of the Vienna Treaty. Diplomat Sven-Olof Petersson said that the Chinese government's treatment of Falun Gong is ruthless and inhumane.

Mingpao reported on Nov. 23: Sweden called in the Chinese ambassador to protest the treatment 8 Swedish citizens received in China.

Dresten News in Germany reports: Three Chinese Falun Gong practitioners in Germany are walking from Berlin to Munich, hoping to raise awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong taking place in their country. Eight German practitioners went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing yesterday to protest against the persecution.

According to Chinese World, American Falun Gong practitioner Leeshai

Lemish, who participated in the protest in Tiananman Square on Nov.20, said that the Chinese policemen hit him in the head and kicked him.

Southwest News Agency in Germany reported that 8 German Falun Gong practitioners who went to Tiananmen Square to demonstrate peacefully flew back to the Frankfurt airport. Two years ago the Chinese Government declared the practice of Falun Gong illegal. Since then many Falun Gong followers have disappeared in Government Transformation Centers or psychiatric hospitals.

On November 25, World Daily reported that according to Ye Ke, who began his practice three years ago, Falun Gong is popular in over 40 countries. He pays great respect to those courageous foreigners who went to Tiananmen Square to support Falun Gong. He urges Jiang Zemin to stop persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Doing so is against the people's will.

Overseas News Summary

Indonesian Falun Gong practitioner, Chen Wanran was the only practitioner of Chinese descent arrested in Tiananmen Square on November 20. Several plain clothes policemen pushed her to the ground and exposed her film. She said, "This experience further convinced me that the self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square was fabricated. The video recording showed on China TV could not have been taken by a tourist."

Practitioners in Denmark welcomed home on the afternoon of November 21 the Swedish practitioners who had gone to petition at Tiananmen Square. They were changing planes at the Copenhagen Airport. They also arranged for a press interview.

Practitioners in Tainan City in Taiwan went to Nanning Middle School to HongFa (introducing Dafa to the public) on November 17. More than twenty young practitioners went on stage to send forth righteous thoughts and demonstrate the five exercises of the practice.

On November 18, young practitioners in Taiwan studied the Fa and practiced exercises in a group at the Business School of Taiwan University.

German SOS! Global RescueWalk from Frankfurt to Heidelberg (II): Practitioners on their way told the local media and government officials the real facts about Falun Gong. In Seeheim-Jugenheim City, they took part in a local event held by Amnesty International and a pastor, and introduced the public to China's persecution of Falun Gong.