Dafa Banners Displayed All Over a Mountainside
(Clearwisdom.net) The residents of a certain city in northern China live beside a mountain. Since July 20, 1999, Dafa practitioners there have been persecuted. They were forced to leave their homes one after another, left with no choice but to become homeless. Even in such a severely vicious environment, Dafa banners were displayed all over the mountainside on the night of May 13, 2001, World Falun Dafa Day. Practitioners hung up banners on tall trees saying, "Falun Dafa is Good," "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance," "Falun Dafa Is the Righteous Way" and "Restore Falun Dafa's Reputation," in bright yellow words on red backgrounds. The next morning, city residents all talked about this, saying such things as, "Banners are hanging up on the mountain! Policemen are all over the mountain! ..."
On the night of June 5, 2001, more than 80 Dafa banners were displayed again on the mountain, though many policemen had been positioned there to watch. The banners read as before, with the addition of several stating "Falun Turns Forever," "Falun Turns Around Heaven and Earth," etc. Almost every policeman in the city was sent to search and cordon off the mountain. Some practitioners became police suspects and their homes were ransacked. One was arrested and tortured for the purpose of extorting a confession and was detained illegally for a month. The city residents claimed, "Falun Gong is so great! There is no use for policemen hiding there watching."
This great event frightened the evil one more time and awoke ordinary people. Hearing the news, some practitioners who had not dared to come out earlier climbed up the mountain the next day to practice meditation.
In the days and weeks leading up to July 20, 2001 [Note: the date marking two years since the persecution began], uniformed and plainclothes policemen secretly arrested practitioners. At exactly noon on July 20, more than 160 large banners bearing golden words on red backgrounds were unfurled for the third time on the peak of the mountain. Suddenly, the sound of firecrackers erupted from the base of the mountain as if saluting the practitioners, all of whom were able to safely return to town from the mountain.
After this magnificent deed, the vicious persecutors were at their wits end. They had to release a practitioner who had been arrested and tortured without any charge. The practitioner sued the local police in the Judicial Department of the province. City residents ran around telling each other the news, "Falun Gong is really miraculous! They hung up Dafa banners all over the mountain in broad daylight. They could be seen everywhere!"
The presence of Dafa banners in large areas clears out the evil. Many who had taken the wrong path were awakened. They published their "Solemn Declarations" one after another on Minghui.net (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) and rejoined the Fa rectification. Currently, this city's situation is very amicable. All the Minghui.net materials are available. Fa rectification banners, balloons, and phrases are seen everywhere. Flyers revealing the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution are distributed across the entire city.
Teacher said, "The environment is created by you, yourselves." ("Environment" in Essentials for Further Advancement) Teacher also exhorted us, "Everything that Dafa disciples do at present is resisting the persecution of Dafa and its disciples. Clarifying the truth, at the same time as exposing the evil, restrains the evil and lessens the persecution; and exposing the evil is at the same time clearing from people's minds the poison of the evil's lies and deception--it is saving people. This is the grandest mercy." ("Persons in Charge of the European Fa Conference and All Attendees")