Practitioners Exchange Insights

1) The state of mind when saving all beings: Accidentally I saw a copy of eight pages of truth-clarifying materials with numerous words that are closely printed. Materials for spreading Dafa and practitioners experience-sharing are bonded together. I cried seeing the negligence of fellow practitioners. Remembering that when we began to make truth- clarification materials, we made everything by hand, each piece had our strong righteous thoughts and messages to save living beings. But the pure state of mind lessens as the amount of our truth-clarification production increases. I know an elderly lady. Each time she gets truth-clarification materials she takes a look to see what kind of people it is good for before she hands them out. Sometimes the materials are too many and too thick. She will separate them and put them carefully in the envelopes she buys. She said that people will pay more attention if the materials are put in an envelope. If each practitioner has a pure state of mind when preparing truth-clarification materials, it will certainly bring supernormal results and a beautiful future to these living beings.

2) Not By Accident:

In the path of cultivation there is no accident. Everything is related to our cultivation. A couple of days ago my computer was suddenly down. After examination it was determined that the hard drive was too old. After putting in a new hard drive the printer could not be installed. A message said that there was a communication error between the computer and the printer. I looked inward and found out that I had an opinion about some fellow practitioners. I understood that we should not avoid situations when there are differences and that we need to communicate more. After I understood this point the printer was soon installed successfully.

Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions

Remembering the Anecdotes of Sister Yang in the Fa-Rectification Process: Sister Yang was arrested and sent to the police station. The police threatened her with an electric baton. Yang looked at the police righteously and said calmly: "You look at me. I will not even blink my eyes." The police pulled back the electric baton at once. One day in December when it was freezing outside, the police took off her winter jacket. They poured water on her with a high-pressure tap, and did not let her sleep for two days and nights. Yang used this opportunity to clarify the truth to the security guards. One of them said: "You are really great!" In the detention center one day Yang thought: "Master, I do not want to be here anymore. I want to go out and continue with Fa-rectification activities." That afternoon Yang was released.

Facts of the Persecution

1) Li Yulan, a Falun Gong practitioner who is illegally detained at Heizuizi Female Labor Education Center of Jilin Province, was brutally beaten by guards in early March for refusing to put on a criminal's nametag. She was bound to a deathbed for more than a month. Li protested by going on a hunger strike and has been force-fed until now. She is in critical condition. The guards of another guard team brutally beat practitioners and from time to time electrically shock Falun Gong practitioner Fang Siyi and other practitioners who do not give up practicing.

2) Guards at Wanjia Labor Education Center forcefully brainwash Falun Gong practitioners. They torture practitioners by locking them up in small wards, electric shocking them, hanging them up, forcing them to squat, not allowing them to sleep, extending their terms indefinitely, etc. One practitioner was locked in a small ward for two days and nights and was repeatedly hung up 8 times, with electric shocking in between. Another practitioner was hung up 7 times and electrically shocked with electric batons. The skin on his face was burned. The education center also set up excuses to exploit practitioners for money.

3) People at Fengrun First Detention Center of Tangshan City, Hebei Province brutally torture Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong practitioners protested with a hunger strike. The police put their arms around the back of a chair, squeeze their nose, and forced feed them. When Falun Gong practitioner Shang Huijun did not cooperate, the police pried her mouth open. Her teeth became loose. The doctor of the detention center slapped her in the face. Her eyes swelled up and she could not even open them.

4) People at the Changlinzi Labor Education Center in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province think of every way to torture Falun Gong practitioners. Many practitioners are tortured to be handicapped and even to death. Everyday they forcefully brainwash by playing videos that slander Dafa, talking to practitioners, and torturing them. They created a whole process of cheating, cursing, and tortures. Falun Gong practitioners are suffering in a hell that is even more vicious than Nazi concentration camps. True practitioners with righteous thoughts and beliefs, and with firm belief in Master and the universal law, protest against the persecution with perseverance which makes the vicious police fearful.

5) The vicious force of Xingtai City, Hebei Province carried out insane persecutions against Falun Gong practitioners since Spring Festival. To date many Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested and kidnapped. The truth-clarification centers and materials were damaged. The Xingtai "610 Office" (an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) set up a brainwashing class in the city. There are still a dozen firm Falun Gong practitioners in the brainwashing class.

Commentary on Current Issues

The Lying Nature of the Jiang Regime: The Jiang regime is once again broadcasting the self-immolation case to slander Falun Gong. They are also hiding the condition of SARS. Currently SARS has spread across the world and is creating fear. Facing the deadly disease, the government of Mainland China blocks the news; we can thus see the lack of humanity of this regime. The Jiang regime even repeatedly lies about the number of SARS cases. Moreover, they continuously mislead the people in Mainland China and the international community about the fact of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Recently the Jiang regime once again broadcast the self-immolation incident that was exposed a long time ago. Obviously the purpose of this is to quickly shift the attention of the international community and the people away from SARS. As time has been very limited, the lies are filled with many loopholes. The head of the department of communication of the recently collapsed Iraqi government told many lies recently. As the dictatorship collapses the ludicrous lies are thereby being exposed. Peoples all see the nature of the liar. Similarly, people are seeing the true nature of Jiang's regime. It will not be long before the disappearance of the vicious regime that is maintained by lies and violence.

News and Activities Around the World

In the evening of April 6, 2003, Falun Gong practitioners in Montana, with the help of practitioners from the nearby state of Washington, held a lecture in the YWCA (Young Women Christian Association) in Helena, Montana. On April 7, practitioners set up an information desk at the State Council Building. Many people who were curious stopped by. The day before, we set up a day- long meeting with the assistants of our congressmen. They all had an interest in learning about Falun Gong and showed sympathy toward Falun Gong practitioners under persecution.