Summary of other Articles and News - 1/1/2002
New Year Greetings
Practitioners from Sweden send their sincerest New Year's greetings to practitioners in Dalian, Beijing, and all other practitioners in China. On this day, three years ago, we celebrated the New Year in Dalian. Though it has not been possible for us to meet again since then, that day will soon arrive. Let's take each step well on the righteous path of Fa-rectification so as to not disappoint our great Teacher who is compassionately saving us nor fail to live up to our sacred promises. Let's finish this great historical mission as Fa-rectification disciples together.
Greetings to relatives and friends:
Why are some people's lives healthy and rich? Why are some people's lives poor and full of suffering from illnesses? Wishing for a peaceful heart to live a life free from suffering and harshness, we finally found Zhuan Falun. From then on we understood the meaning of life, have been untouched by diseases, and have had hearts that live in spiritual paradise. Our lives are enriched, cheerful and happy.
Latest News from China
Today, 155 people solemnly declared that all their past words and deeds that did not conform to Dafa are completely void. From now on, they will redouble their efforts in truth clarification to make up for the losses they caused to Dafa. They will cultivate Dafa with determination, closely follow Teacher, eliminate evil with powerful righteous thoughts and walk steadfastly on the path of Fa-rectification cultivation.
In September 2001, I unfurled a banner on Jinshui Bridge [Golden Water Bridge in Tiananmen Sqaure] and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" I was arrested when I hung the banner on Tiananmen Tower. I didn't cooperate with the evil and walked out (of the detention center) in an open and aboveboard manner after 17 days of hunger strike. A fellow practitioner who was also detained exposed the evil in court and called for justice and conscience. Another practitioner was illegally detained six times.
The officials at Xishanping Forced Labor Camp in Chongqing City used brutal violence to torture practitioners and brought disasters upon the local people. According to media reports on December 29, a sleeper bus that started from Chongqing lost control and fell into a river, resulting in 9 deaths and 35 injuries. The Nanxi Transportation Company in Yunyang County had an accident that caused at least 13 deaths.
Falun Dafa Around the World
Russian Falun Dafa practitioners warmly congratulate the establishment of the Falun Dafa Association in Finland, and hope that all the practitioners around the world will encourage each other, "strive forward together" ("In Harmony With the Fa" from Hongyin), assist Teacher in Fa rectification and achieve consummation.
Last month, after my mother-in-law watched a truth-clarifying VCD, she started reading Zhuan Falun the next day and finished it in two days. She also listened to tapes of Teacher's lectures. She said that she saw rotating Faluns in every line while she was reading the book. Zhuan Falun is indeed a heavenly book!
One night I was distributing truth-clarifying materials in a residential building when I was caught by an evil man. He wouldn't let me go and threatened to call the police. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors that were controlling him. In the meanwhile, I calmly clarified the truth to him. A young couple who had been watching nearby said to me, "You may go now." Hearing this, that man was immediately deflated. I then went to other places and passed out all the remaining materials.
When we clarify the truth, it is better if we choose specific truth-clarifying materials for specific people. A well-prepared truth-clarifying document can quickly awaken a life that has been fooled by evil's lies and enable him to change his bad thoughts against Dafa---this life will thereby be saved.