By Dafa practitioner Xun Xiang
I have benefited both physically and mentally after I began cultivating Dafa in December 1997. Ever since then, I was in a great mood every day and had endless energy. When disaster struck in July 1999, [when Jiang launched his persecution of Falun Gong] I stepped forward to safeguard Dafa and Master after a period of thinking. I did not study the Fa well enough, didn't understand Master's Fa principles well enough and especially lacked understanding of the solemn nature of Dafa cultivation. The evil took advantage of that. In June 2002, I was forcibly sent to the provincial "Legal System Education Center," another name for a brainwashing center, a place filled with lies. There, collaborators [Dafa practitioners who had gone astray due to severe torture and brainwashing], police and assistant guards who were manipulated by the evil, made up lies to poison the minds of Dafa practitioners like me who had attachments they had not yet relinquished. Some of their lies conformed to my attachments, and I said and wrote things that Dafa practitioners should never say or write.
After I got out of the brainwashing center, I thought it over for several months. Eventually I clearly realized and understood what Master had pointed out in Zhuan Falun, "No matter what happens, one must maintain good xinxing. Only through adhering to Dafa can one be truly right." I was deceived by the evil because my main consciousness was not strong and I obeyed the evil force's arrangements. I hereby solemnly declare that all of what I said and wrote in the brainwashing class that deviated from Dafa is null and void. I did it when I was under the evil forces' pressure, and when my main consciousness was not clear. I will do as Master has taught us and negate all arrangements by the old forces. When I returned to Fa-rectification, I again experienced the mighty power of Dafa. I will redouble my efforts to make up for the mistakes I made, and I will closely follow Master to rectify the Fa until Consummation.
Written on November 6, 2002
Translated on November 19, 2002 from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/11/11/39395.html)
By Dafa practitioner Bao Huarong
I was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor for clarifying the truth to people. At the labor camp, the evil asserted severe pressure on me and took advantage of my attachments. I knowingly accepted twisted understandings of Dafa under the evil's pressure. When I was not in my right frame of mind, I wrote a "repentance statement" to the evil and said many things against Master and Dafa. After leaving the labor camp, I quickly became clearheaded after some calm thinking. I hereby solemnly declare that all of what I said and wrote against Dafa in the labor camp is completely void. I have again returned to Dafa cultivation and I will make up for the losses I have caused to Dafa. I will eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts at all times, so that more people can be offered salvation.
Written on November 3, 2002
Translated on November 19, 2002 from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/11/12/39432.html
By Dafa practitioner Wang Yuling
After the evil began attacking Dafa on July 20th, 1999, I persisted in studying the Fa and doing the exercises at home. When the police came to my home and forced me to turn in my Dafa books and Master's pictures, I refused and was arrested twice for doing so. In the detention center I was deceived by the evil, because I didn't study the Fa deeply enough and was moved by sentimentality. I wrote a fake "guarantee statement" for myself and for two other practitioners who didn't know how to write, and I also put my thumbprint on the statement. At that time, I thought it was only a game and I would continue to practice Dafa in secret after I went home. Half a month later, I paid a fine of 1,600 Yuan and was released. Through Fa-study, I completely awakened and realized that cultivation is a serious matter and not a game. What I did during detention completely deviated from Dafa. I regret it terribly and I am very ashamed of myself.
I hereby solemnly declare that under the evil's persecution, all that I wrote during detention that deviated from Dafa is completely void. From now on, I shall strictly behave myself according to the standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance", walk righteously on my own path, clarify the truth, offer salvation to people, and redouble my efforts to make up for all of the losses I have caused to Dafa.
Written on October 27, 2002
Translated on November 19, 2002 from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/11/14/39525.html
By Dafa practitioner Li Xiulian
I obtained the Fa in 1998. On January 24, 2001 [Chinese lunar calendar], I went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested by vicious thugs in Tianjin City. I was illegally detained for more than four months in my local police station, followed by forced brainwashing. During the brainwashing, the police didn't allow us to sleep and forcibly instilled us with twisted understandings and lies. Because I didn't study the Fa profoundly enough, didn't realize some of my most fundamental attachments and didn't realize the relationship between Fa-rectification and individual cultivation, I accepted the evil's propaganda. Now, through Fa study, I have realized the true nature of evil. Master said, "All of the students who are clarifying the truth today in order to validate Dafa have done really well. I have thoroughly affirmed this. What they have done is absolutely correct--there's no doubt about this." ("Suffocate the Evil," Essentials for Further Advancement II) We are not wrong for rectifying the Fa, and we should never acknowledge the persecution the evil has forced on us. I terribly regret assisting the evil during the time when I "enlightened" along an evil path, helped the evil persecute fellow practitioners and committed unforgivable crimes. Hereby I solemnly declare that all the things I said and wrote in the brainwashing class that was harmful to Dafa are completely void. I will make up for what I did in persecuting Dafa and Dafa practitioners when I was not in my right frame of mind and under the evil's control. I will again return to Fa-rectification, expose the evil, eliminate the evil and make up for the losses I caused to Dafa.
Written on September 21, 2002
Translated on November 19, 2002 from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/11/16/39618.html
By Dafa practitioner Ma Guilan
Recently, after re-reading Master's teaching, "Coercion Cannot Change People's Hearts," I realized I had taken a wrong path because I didn't study the Fa well, and I feel very ashamed. In May and October 2001, officials from the neighborhood committee ordered me twice to write a so-called "guarantee statement." I said, "I won't write it. I didn't do anything wrong, so why should I write it?" The officials said, "If you don't write it, we'll send you to a brainwashing class and contact the police." I thought, "My child lost his father when he was young, and my child depends on me." With that in mind, I reluctantly wrote a "guarantee statement." I thought I would still practice daily, clarify the truth and offer salvation to people. However, my mind was burdened, "Now I've blown it, would Master still want me as his disciple?"
Because of this mental burden, I cultivated on and off, and almost lost confidence to continue cultivating at times. When I read Master's article, "Coercion Cannot Change People's Hearts," "[The bad people] produce fake scriptures, don't allow students to sleep, fabricate charges, frame up students, spread lies, and so on. Being threatened severely, deceived, and pressured greatly by all those indecent means, some students have written things like the so-called "guarantees to stop practicing" or "statements of repentance" when they were not in their right minds and forced. None of those were genuine expressions from the students' hearts--they were done against their will. Although they had attachments, were momentarily taken advantage of by the evil, and did what a cultivator should not, a cultivator ought to be looked at in his entirety. I do not recognize any of those things. When they return to their senses, they will immediately start doing again what a Dafa student should do during this time, and, in the meantime, will declare as null and void everything that they said and wrote when they were not in their right minds due to intense persecution, and will declare that they are determined in cultivation." (Essentials for Further Advancement II), I realized that Master is benevolent to all beings and is giving practitioners who took the wrong path a second chance to return to Dafa! My previous thoughts were everyday people's thoughts. I had those thoughts because I didn't discard human sentimentality and didn't conduct myself according to the requirements of the Fa, and I left a stain on my cultivation path as a result. Today, I will get rid of the burden and quicken my steps on the cultivation path Master has pointed out for us. I hereby solemnly declare that all of what I said and wrote under the evil's coercion is completely null and void. I will redouble my efforts to make up for the losses I caused to Dafa.
Translated on November 19, 2002 from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2002/11/17/39657.html