From Gao Rongrong's Death, Reviewing the Importance of Negating the Old Force's Arrangements with Righteous Thoughts
Art institute employee Ms. Gao Rongrong was arrested for validating Dafa. She resisted the persecution, and as a result, a police officer in the Longshan Labor Camp in Shanyang City named Wang Yubao used electric-shock batons to torture her for over seven hours, burning her face into disfigurement. In March 2005, she had escaped from the labor camp with the help of other practitioners such as Sun Shiyou. Later, perpetrators acting on orders from Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan's regime abducted her again and detained her at the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province. She passed away from the brutal torture after holding a hunger strike to protest the persecution against her. This is yet another major tragic incident following on the heels of two other recent incidents; the first involving female graduate student Wei Xingyan from Chongqing University, and the second, Mr. Liu Chengjun, who was one of the first practitioners to tap television signals in order to broadcast the truth about Falun Dafa to Chinese citizens. When kind-hearted citizens all over the world learned about these three cases, they were shocked.
A brilliant life that seeks truth, righteousness, brightness, and good is ruthlessly murdered. The CCP's evil specter owes another bloody debt.
Around September 10, 2004, I called the Longshan Prison Judiciary Department in Shenyang for the second time to clarify the truth to them and express both my support for Gao Rongrong as well as condemnation toward the police officers' crimes. Because I told them my address, they took advantage of the information and ordered the local police to arrest and detain me. Later they transferred me to the Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Changsha for persecution. After three-months of arduous opposition to the persecution, shouting, "Falun Dafa is good!" clarifying the truth, sending righteous thoughts to stop the evil acts and staging several hunger strikes, I was finally released. Rescue efforts made by my fellow practitioners and family members and Master's support made it possible. Having experienced being detained and persecuted first-hand, I know the pain Dafa practitioners suffer while in police custody - having no free environment for Fa study and exercising, and being continuously surrounded by violence and lies against Dafa. I feel utterly sad when I see ignorant people being used by the evil forces to persecute Dafa.
Gao Rongrong did not give up her righteous belief in Dafa, even though she suffered all kinds of hardships. She left the world sadly but her death has impacted people. Right now, Dafa is saving people and the evil is desperately struggling to survive. Any practitioner who passes away and is detained is a tremendous loss for all beings.
"A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are 'reformed' and those who are being saved can only be beings who were deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa's mighty virtue is established." ("Dafa is Indestructible" from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master does not condone the persecution that the old forces imposed on Dafa. Master does not accept the persecution of any Dafa practitioner during this process. What Master wants is for no being to participate in the persecution, so that they can be saved. The beings that participate in the persecution will have to pay for their historic crimes of interfering with Fa rectification, no matter how high their levels are. Besides the possibility of having signed a contract with the old forces in the past, practitioners' attachments and not following what Master told us to do - completely oppose the old force's arrangement - are the reasons why the evil can still persecute us. Dafa practitioners as a whole not cooperating well enough is also a critical reason why the evil dares to act violently. I found that when Liu Chengjun, Wei Xingyan, Gao Rongrong and my local practitioners were persecuted, the situation would not have turned for the worse if our fellow practitioners had become alert and supported them. When people got busy and ignored the urgent situations, the persecution of these practitioners became dramatically worse. When a practitioner is persecuted, I can clearly feel that the losses for people and beings in their regions are too much to be [easily] compensated for.
During this persecution I became disabled because the evil took advantage of my human attachments. This has resulted in a huge loss to my efforts in validating Dafa. The lesson is profound. Those who have genuinely followed Master's requirements have experienced much fewer losses than I have, and they have offered salvation to more people and have a better environment. We can see that the old forces' arrangements are not at all helpful to saving people and can only cause damage to Fa rectification. In "Be Clearheaded" (Master's Comments), Master said,
"If you, as a student [of Dafa], do not follow Master's requirements, it is definitely no simple thing. The old forces have arranged for all Dafa disciples a set of their things, so if a Dafa disciple doesn't follow Master's requirements, he must be following the old forces' arrangements. The old forces are in essence gigantic trials and tribulations that accompany you at all times, focused on whether in Fa-rectification Dafa disciples are able to step forward."
"If after going through this ordeal some students are still not clearheaded, then they will miss [the opportunities presented in] all of this. Only when you follow Master's requirements are you validating the Fa and cultivating yourself as a Dafa disciple, and only then are you a true Dafa disciple." (Strictly Take the Fa as Teacher, of Our Own Initiative Destroy VCD's Not Published by Master (With Master's Comments))
In such an extremely difficult and vicious environment Gao Rongrong persisted in her righteous belief in Dafa and resisted the evil persecution. The evil was able to take advantage of her and cruelly torture her because she still had human attachments, but that does not mean she was destined to undergo such persecution. All beings that participated in her persecution will have to pay for everything they owe.
Once again we mourn for Gao Rongrong and all those practitioners who lost their lives while safeguarding the truth.