(Clearwisdom.net Special Commentary) July 20, 2009 is the ten-year anniversary of Falun Gong practitioners all over the world resisting the persecution and clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. It could be said that these ten years were unexpected by the wicked Chinese Communist Party (CCP), most Falun Gong practitioners, and society as a whole. The events of the past ten years have fully validated the purity and righteousness of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. The faith of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is indestructible, a fact that has been witnessed by all.

On July 20, 1999, the leaders of the CCP initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Gong out of jealousy and paranoia. At the time, they publicly stated their goal of "eradicating Falun Gong in three months" and gave the infamous policy for the persecution: "defame their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically." They felt assured that with their iron grip over television, radio, newspapers and the Internet in China, along with all their other propaganda organs, once they mobilized the military, police, special agents, jails and labor camps, diplomats, and with their half-century's experience in persecuting innocent people, three months would be plenty of time to wipe out a group of unarmed Falun Gong practitioners that live by compassion and forbearance. Many in China said that Falun Gong's efforts to resist the persecution would be like "dashing an egg against a rock".

As the last decade has gone by, people can see that the "egg" is an indestructible, divinely assisted one. Instead of being wiped out, Falun Gong practitioners inside and outside of China have become more mature and rational, gained deeper understandings of the principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, and strengthened their faith. Along the way, they have helped 57 million Chinese people withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party or its affiliated organizations. This was an outcome that the perpetrators of the persecution could never have imagined possible.

At the same time, even though Falun Gong practitioners knew from day one that the persecution would end in failure, the vast majority of us did not expect that we would need to continue to resist the persecution for ten years. There are factors related to our cultivation state at work here, not to mention changes brought about by the cosmic climate. Regardless, this unprecedented ordeal has allowed us to see ever more clearly the CCP's wicked nature, and to realize that the persecution can be completely ended only with the wicked CCP's disintegration. We saw that this persecution is wicked to the extreme not just because it targets the Falun Gong practitioners' belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, but because it is attempting to wipe out the moral principles and spirituality of people all over the world. Because of this, helping more people to know the truth has become the top priority for all truly cultivating Falun Gong practitioners.

We know that in the past ten years, massive amounts of truthful information have been widely disseminated through the Minghui/Clearwisdom websites and through the Falun Gong practitioners, but inside and outside of China, too many people are still unable to overcome the CCP's lies and slander, which they came into contact first. There are also too many people who dare not look at Falun Gong positively, in the face of economic benefits or the CCP's iron-fisted rule. Still more are buried in their busy lives, without a chance yet to find out about Falun Gong even after ten years. But we firmly believe that the stage of history was not created for the evil, and the truth will guide people to find hope and discover what they need most in their lives.

Ten years have passed by, unexpected by good and evil alike, and a new chapter of history is being written. The cultivators of Dafa will walk ever more solidly, quickly, and steadfastly on their paths. On a foundation forged over the last ten years, Dafa disciples inside and outside of China will not only cultivate themselves better, but will pour even more of themselves into resisting the persecution and helping people to know the truth. We will absolutely not allow this persecution to go on. This battle between good and evil can only end in the CCP's ultimate demise, a fate brought on by itself; the end of the persecution; and more people of the world seeing the truth and choosing to side with justice and goodness.

We hope that more people will distance themselves from the wicked CCP as soon as possible, discover the facts for themselves, and in the process help end this wicked persecution--and may the truth lead even more people to find hope.

July 17, 2009