(Clearwisdom.net) More than ten years have passed since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. In this persecution, the victims are not only the steadfast practitioners, but also those who have given up their belief, those who participate in the persecution, those who believe the CCP's propaganda, and those who refuse to listen to the truth.
For those who gave up their beliefs due to the persecution, although they did not have to suffer being tortured in prison, they are victims too. Falun Dafa brings people spiritual uplifting and physical health. When they gave up Falun Gong due to the persecution, their bodies, already purified from practicing Falun Gong, suffered from illness again. Some even lost their lives.
There was an elderly lady in our area. She started practicing Falun Gong prior to 1999 because she was suffering from diabetes. Soon her illnesses went away. However, after the CCP launched the persecution, the village heads harassed her almost every day and eventually forced her to give up her practice. Almost immediately her health declined. The diabetes came back again, and later she became blind. One person asked her, "Are the village officers still coming to talk to you?" She said, "Not any more." That person said, "You became so healthy by practicing Falun Gong, and they bugged you every day. Now you do not practice any more and became blind. Why are they not showing their faces anymore? Is it Falun Gong or the Communist Party that treats you better? Your life and health are far more important. You should continue your practice." However, because she was afraid of the persecution, the elderly lady did not resume practicing and passed away not long after. She had not so much died from diabetes but as a result of the persecution.
Because the CCP persecutes and slanders Falun Gong practitioners, who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, it is harming people's morality. People are suffering from the consequences of the poisonous rice, poisonous milk powder, and many other acts of corruption and immorality. The regime rules the country with lies and covers up the truth whenever tragedy strikes. It also tries to sever the tie between gods and people that has always been an integral part of traditional Chinese culture. Aren't the people who are not practitioners also victims?
There is saying, "Good and evil will be rewarded accordingly" that comes from China's traditions. When people go against their consciences and persecute innocent practitioners, they are degrading themselves and setting themselves up for karmic retribution in the future. Aren't they also victims of the persecution, as well?
The practitioners who refuse to give up their beliefs are the most direct and obvious victims of this persecution, but a great future awaits them. As for those who have given up their beliefs, those who carry out the communist regime's persecution, and those who were fooled by the CCP's lies, they are the hidden victims of the persecution. The practitioners' efforts in clarifying the truth, despite the danger to themselves, are aimed at saving these people and giving them a chance to choose a bright future for themselves.