(Minghui.org) The Minghui Editorial “Falun Gong Prohibits Killing Others or Self” that was published on May 20, 2019, referred to some media outlets in Taiwan that had speculated on a murder in Vietnam and used it to smear Falun Gong. Although it took place overseas, it still concerns the practitioners in mainland China, because that is where the persecution is primarily taking place.

It is an overused gimmick that the Chinese Communist Party has adopted in the persecution of Falun Gong: Report on a murder, assert that it's related to Falun Gong, then follow up with a wave of media propaganda attacking Falun Gong.

Although we have been counteracting the persecution for 20 years, things of this sort do still happen. From the perspective of our overall cultivation, I feel that we must continue to clarify the basic facts about Falun Gong whenever and wherever we can.

As we all know, many people first heard about “Falun Gong” through the Chinese Communist Party's slanderous propaganda, such as the “Tiananmen Self-Immolation hoax,” the “1400 fabricated deaths,” “April 25 demonstration at the National Appeals Office in Beijing,” and so on.

Most people fall back on their first impressions. If people first heard about Falun Gong in a slanderous report, that would be their first impression. If we don't help them rectify that perception, they won't know what Falun Gong really is and they will use that first impression to judge it in the future.

That is to say, if we do not clarify the basic truth about Falun Gong to them effectively, when we talk to them later about other related facts, we won't get very far. It is that crucial.

On the other hand, if we can talk about the facts in depth from different angles, their inaccurate perceptions can be corrected. When they truly understand the facts, they will share that information, which will save more people.

That means we should pay attention to clarifying the truth about Falun Gong on a basic level. I suggest that fellow practitioner take a look at the Minghui sharing article “Clarifying the Basic Facts about Falun Gong.”