What the People are Saying about Falun Gong
January 20, 2003
1. "We are confident that Falun Gong's innocent reputation will be restored."
A cement & tile craftsman said, "In a few short years, the number of people who practice Falun Gong had rapidly increased and continued to grow, reaching millions of people. Furthermore, it teaches people to become good; that is why there would definitely be power hungry people who would be fearful and jealous of Falun Gong and thus want to create trouble. In order to make trouble for Falun Gong, someone would say that Falun Gong is vying with them to win the favor of the public, saying Falun Gong is disrupting the social order. One slander after another is slapped on, then broadcast on television and published in the newspaper. This kind of incident we have seen a lot; it is the same old tricks, but rest assured, we are confident that Falun Gong's innocent reputation will be restored."
2. "Falun Gong doesn't cause harm to any life"
When a Falun Gong practitioner bought fish in the market, she picked the dead fish. The vendor chuckled and commented, "Other people always want to buy live fish. If it is was not alive and thus not fresh they wouldn't even want it, but you Falun Gong practitioners are just so different." The practitioner smiled and replied, "A person who is cultivating a righteous Fa would try not to cause harm to living things, nor would they commit suicide. Auntie, the suicides and murder incidents broadcast on television are not the doings of Falun Gong practitioners. It was someone purposely setting up and framing Falun Gong." The woman said to the people around, "Falun Gong doesn't cause any harm to any life."
3. "Who doesn't know that those who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good people?"
One day someone said to a Falun Dafa practitioner, "If the superiors want us to do anything, we really don't have a choice. Please understand our difficulties. Who doesn't know that people who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good people?"
4. "Behave peacefully--just like a Falun Gong practitioner"
During an English lesson for 6th grade students at a primary school, the students were not well behaved and were very noisy. The female teacher at the lectern sternly told the students, "Everyone please sit down quietly, listen to the lesson seriously, and behave peacefully--just like a Falun Gong practitioner." This female teacher is not a Falun Gong practitioner but perhaps she has experienced the peace and goodness of Falun Gong's Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
5. "Sending such a good person to a brainwashing class -- none of us can agree to that."
One overseas practitioner was having a meal and chatting with a few friends from China. One friend said, "In our unit there was a young man who practiced Falun Gong. He is the best person in the whole unit. Sending such a good person to a brainwashing class -- none of us can agree to that."