Solemn Declarations from Young Practitioners
I am a young Dafa practitioner. I started practicing Falun Gong when I was five with the help of my parents. While our family was being enriched by the immense mercy of our Teacher, Jiang's regime started the unlawful persecution of Falun Gong. My parents, in the face of great pressure, went to appeal in Tiananmen Square, demanding that our Teacher and Dafa be declared innocent. I was left alone at home, feeling scared and lonely because I was very young at that time. Although I knew all of the slander was lies fabricated by Jiang's regime, I did not have sufficient righteous thoughts to pass every test in my cultivation. After my parents came home from appealing, they were illegally detained by the police. While I was visiting them in the detention center I said something unrighteous and disrespectful of Dafa. Later on, I enlightened to my error through the assistance of my fellow practitioners. I deeply regret all that I did and said against Dafa before. I hereby declare that all I said and did which was not according to Dafa is null and void. I will walk well every step of the path of Fa-rectification and persistently practice Dafa until the end.
February 21, 2005
My sister, my brother and I started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. On July 20, 1999, the persecution of Falun Dafa began. Afterwards, my sister's teacher and my teacher frequently took us aside and talked to us about the practice. My teacher even tried to find out, through one of my classmates who lives in my village, whether my mother and I were still practicing Falun Dafa. This hurt us mentally very much. My teacher forced me to write a "guarantee statement" and threatened that if I did not write it, my school would punish me. I was very scared that I would not be allowed to go to school any more. Because of this I did something that I now regret very much.
One night, my mother was taken away by the authorities. The next day, two scoundrels from the county government came to our home. Later, a Chinese Communist Party clerk from a battalion brought my father back home to talk to us. My father, with a great longing to get my mother released, demanded that I reveal the whereabouts of our Dafa books. I therefore handed over one copy of Zhuan Falun and one Essentials for Further Advancement. Looking back on this incident, I realize that I made a terrible mistake.
In 2001, my junior high school organized the students to go out on the streets to tear down and wash away the truth-clarifying Falun Dafa information on the surrounding streets. This action led those teenagers down a regrettable path. Then the education department distributed Dafa-slandering banners to all the schools and forced students to sign their names on the banners. Influenced by fear, my brother and I also signed our names. In an exam on politics some time later, many of the questions required students to write answers that defamed Dafa. Although I just answered a few of those questions in a careless manner, it was still very shameful behavior. My brother did better, because he just simply ignored these questions.
During my first year in senior high school, every student in the class was given a form on which we were forced to write defamatory statements to slander Dafa. I didn't want to fill out the form, but the school forced us to do it. I therefore asked another student to fill out the form for me. I not only hurt myself but also another sentient being.
When the police arrested my mother again, our family was greatly upset and saddened. The officers from the county government and the police station broke into our house at night and illegally searched it. They also tried to force my mother to write a guarantee statement. They said that if she cooperated with them, they would release her right away. But my mother refused. Because my younger brother was greatly eager to get my mother released so that she could come home, he put down his thumbprint as a signature on the guarantee statement for my mother.
We all deeply regret what we have done and said against Dafa. Our whole family hereby solemnly declares that all we have said and done which disrespected Dafa is all null and void. We will redouble our efforts to make up for all the damage we brought to Dafa. We live in hope and anticipation of the arrival of Fa-rectification in the human domain.
Wu Haiying, Wu Baolun, Wu Haiyan, Wu Huaijin
March 22, 2005
I am 14 and my little brother is 10 this year. We were not diligent in studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Once our mother was illegally arrested and taken to the police station. The chief of the police station asked my younger brother and me, "Are you practicing Falun Gong, too?" We were very scared and replied in low voices, "No, we do not practice." We are here to declare that all of our words and deeds that did not follow Dafa's principles are null and void. We will totally negate the arrangements of the old forces and walk on the path arranged by our Teacher. We will also steadfastly do well the three things that our Teacher requires us to do: study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth, in order to keep up with the Fa-rectification process and persistently cultivate Dafa to the end.
Lu Huibin, Lu Hongbin
March 17, 2005