Summary of Other Articles and News - 01/09/2003
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
The following is an excerpt from the article "Spreading the Truth in the Countryside."
I work in the countryside. Normally there is a communal blackboard in every village. I have written many statements about Falun Dafa on them, which have attracted many villagers. The day before a market day in the village [market days usually occur about 5 times a month], I would put up Falun Dafa banners on many street corners or hang up Falun Dafa banners at busy locations. This has shaken the evil tremendously. I also clarify the truth when having conversations with my customers. If we require ourselves to follow the standards of a Dafa disciple at all times and conduct ourselves righteously at all times, people will calmly consider what we say while we introduce Falun Dafa or clarify the truth.
The following is an excerpt from the article "The Cultivation Path of Xiao Meng."
My daughter went to Tiananmen three times while I was pregnant with her. She was separated from her father when she was only 28 days old, became destitute and homeless so that we could avoid being illegally arrested at home, was detained with me for one month, sent truth-clarifying materials to other provinces with me, and traveled several thousand li [500 meters = 1 li]. At such a young age, she has already been repeatedly subjected to home searches, arrests, and being sent to brainwashing classes. I have no feeling of discontent for all these hardships. I also never treated her as an ordinary child but as a fellow practitioner, a young Dafa disciple. All these are part of my and her Fa-rectification cultivation path! My daughter is never sick, and I often read Dafa books to her. If we do not read the Fa to her, she will grab the book herself.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
The following is an excerpt from the article "Break Through the Notion of Self, Tell People the Facts Proactively."
Once on a bus, I went to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa to another passenger, but worried that he might feel offended. At last, I gathered up my courage and initiated a conversation with him. Another time, I saw a young lady in the hallway of my office building. I wanted to tell her the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa, but worried that she might misunderstand me. Finally, I was able to clarify the truth to her. To my surprise, she loved talking about this with me. When we Dafa disciples clarify the truth to "strangers," we should break through the fear of an ordinary human being, saving those sentient beings who are longing to hear the truth.
Truth and People's Hearts
The following is an excerpt from the article "People Who Have Heard the Truth."
A friend told the facts about the persecution to his two relatives in the countryside. One young man said, "Most of us in the countryside do not believe what is being said on TV. I knew the Tiananmen Self-immolation was fake. We know Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. I heard that police in the county are searching for Falun Gong practitioners. You should be careful!"
Facts of the Persecution
After July 20, 1999, the Yishibu Town Government of Weifang City, Shandong Province arrested all the Falun Dafa practitioners of the town and held them for at least three months. Some of the practitioners had been detained for eight months, some of their homes were ransacked, and some were illegally fined 3,000 to 10,000 Yuan [an average urban worker's monthly salary is 500 Yuan]. Practitioners protested the persecution with hunger strikes, and they were released. But not long after, they were arrested again and detained for four months. Trying to force practitioners to accept the brainwashing, the authorities tied them up, cuffed their hands behind their backs, beat them, and subjected them to sleep deprivation.
I am a retired teacher. I went to Beijing to safeguard Dafa in 1999, and I was illegally detained by police for the first time. I was sent to a brainwashing class at the end of 1999 and later sent to a labor camp for eighteen months. Upon my release, I couldn't return to my hometown because there I would face further persecution there. I was detained three more times before I finally went back to my home. After I returned home, the Residential Administration Office placed me under surveillance. One police officer told me many times, "As long as you still live here, we will detain you whenever there is a holiday approaching." So I had to leave my own hometown again.
News from China
The following is an excerpt from "A Letter to My Teachers from a New Dafa Disciple."
After two years of observation and one year of deep experience, I want to say one thing from the bottom of my heart, "Falun Dafa is Great!" I wrote this letter to specifically clarify the truth to you. I hope all of my respected teachers, my friends and family members have not been harmed by the lies that are so rampant for the time being. Whoever understands that Falun Dafa is good will have a bright future, and I sincerely hope that you will be among them.
Category: Accounts of Persecution