Summary of Other Articles and News - 02/06/2002
Break the Information Blockade and Clarify the Truth to Save People
The "house visit" method in clarifying the truth: During the past half year, I realized that "house visits"(visiting the homes of family and friends) is an effective way to spread the Fa and to clarify the truth. Face-to-face interaction allows for effective communication in clarifying the truth because it provides the opportunity to directly talk to many people on a personal level. When trust has been built between the practitioner and the everyday person, the everyday person will gradually accept and trust Dafa.
I shall stay with the Fa: I was a deputy head of one administration department in Beijing City. Because I practiced Falun Gong, I have been persecuted since July 1999. For instance, I was illegally arrested, detained, forced to attend brainwashing class, and my home was illegally searched. On July 2, 2001, the police sent me to another brainwashing class. I used my wisdom and escaped. From then on, I was forced to leave home and become destitute, experiencing many tribulations and hardships. But I have the great truth and I shall stay with the Fa and return to my true home.
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Today, 133 people published their solemn declarations, claiming that all they have said and done under the pressure of the persecution that does not conform to Dafa are completely void. They also affirmed that they are genuine and determined Dafa disciples who will catch up with the progress of Fa-rectification. From now on, they will redouble their efforts to make up for the loss they caused to Dafa, cultivate diligently, and follow Teacher closely.
During the night of February 3, 2002, officers from Shunhe Police Station in Jiamusi City climbed over the wall surrounding my house and broke into my home. They abducted my husband, Zhou Puxiu and our housemaid, both Dafa practitioners. Director Mou Yongping said, "I'll fight against Falun Gong until the end! I'm not afraid of retribution." Mr. Zhou Puxiu was tortured at the detention center and was later diagnosed with a serious case of acute Hepatitis. After his release on bail so that he could undergo medical treatment for several months, he was again arrested without valid reason.
A small-scale Fa experience-sharing meeting was held on November 20, 2001 in Jiudian Town, Pindu City. Because a vicious person reported this to the police, a large group of police officers blockaded all major intersections. Some practitioners moved to a hill and held the meeting there, and the pursuing officers arranged for plainclothes policemen to intervene and set up traps. When the meeting concluded in the afternoon, the authorities arrested several practitioners. The police brutally beat the arrested practitioners until some passed out and some vomited. Over 20 people were arrested altogether during this incident.
Eliminating the evil at Laiyang City ruling Party School: Authorities from the Politics and Law Committee, the police department and also from the "610 office" in Laiyang City tricked and kidnapped practitioners recklessly, like netting fish. They illegally detained the practitioners at the Laiyang Party School for forced brainwashing. In the daytime, the collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] took turns attacking the practitioners. During the night they forced the practitioners to watch slanderous videos and deprived them of sleep, to the point where the practitioners became completely muddleheaded.
Selfless and fearless, an on-the-spot record of Fa-rectification occurred at the Jilin Provincial Cultural Activity Center. After a thousand Changchun Falun Dafa practitioners went into the Nanguan district courthouse to rectify the Fa, Jiang's regime felt extremely panicked. The "610 office" [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong that has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] and the Changchun police set up an "open trial" at the Provincial Cultural Activity Center in order to trap and then arrest practitioners. However, Falun Dafa practitioners were not frightened, as one practitioner after another spoke the words "Falun Dafa Is Good!"
Whether Gods exist or not has essentially not been questioned during the greater part of human history. No matter in the east or the west, from imperial families to the common people, from millionaires to those utterly destitute, from literate minds to the uneducated, for thousands of years, people have wholeheartedly believed that Buddhas, Taos, and Gods exist.
Falun Dafa around the World
In Great Britain the "Path of Fa-Rectification" photo exhibit opened in the East Borough of London. On January 31, 2002, the morning was glorious. In front of the London Borough Central Library, the compassionate and melodic Dafa music could be heard. A few western and eastern Dafa practitioners followed Teacher's words as they demonstrated the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises. The beautiful pictures attracted many viewers.
A Russian newspaper reported how Falun Gong is so good in its 106th publication: "...following the instructions and the pleasant music, they are doing the slow movements simultaneously. I felt so peaceful standing there, as if all the worldly worries and troubles had left me. Their peaceful look during the practice made me feel that they were melting into the universe and becoming one body with the universe. ......"
A story during the New York Fa conference period: The song was echoing on the streets of New York City on and on. "Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is the righteous law, Buhda's light illuminates everything." A policeman asked: "How can you be so peaceful?" A practitioner replied: "Because we practice 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance,' everyone of us knows what to do."
February 4, 2002 was the last day of the World Economic Forum; Falun Gong practitioners' 5-day peaceful appeal impressed the business people who participated in the Economic Forum. One participant said, "You did an excellent job."
Promoting Dafa at an Evening Market: Encouraged by fellow practitioners, I went to an evening market with a newly bought film projector to show a Dafa movie on February 2, 2002. Meanwhile, other practitioners distributed Dafa introduction materials to the nearby peddlers and passengers. Although the wind was very chilly, we did not leave until three hours later.