[Minghui Net] I do not understand why suddenly there appeared tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China. I do not understand why Jiang Zemin's group wants to ban Falun Gong. I also do not understand since after Falun Gong has been banned, why these practitioners risk their lives by coming to the capital of Beijing to appeal and keep on practicing Falun Gong. I do not understand why they do insist in their beliefs, even to the point of giving up their families and careers. They risk becoming homeless, and face arrest and prison. I just do not understand these people! In order to uphold their principles and rules they would rather die instead of writing the "repentance" [accepting a form of brainwashing from the government/translator] letters. They have been tortured and injured, and some have lost their lives [180 have died to date because of torture and abuse]. Finally, one day I heard that one of my old schoolmates was sentenced to two years in a labor camp, because he practiced Falun Gong and distributed the "truth-telling" materials [materials clarifying the truth about Falun Gong/translator] to people. He left behind his lovely wife, innocent child and elderly parents. All the family burdens fell onto his wife's shoulders. That day, as I just finished copying some contract documents for a customer, the old schoolmate's wife suddenly came into my shop, with 100 Yuan [about US$12, average monthly wage in China is about $60] and a Falun Gong flyer in her hand. I was a little shocked, "You don't practice Falun Gong, do you? Why do you want to make copies of this? Your husband has been sent to jail simply because of distributing these materials. If the police find out, then my shop will be closed!" She sincerely said to me, "I do not practice Falun Gong. But I know that my husband is in jail because he tried to clarify the truth about Falun Gong and to save people. Yesterday I went to see him and planned to give him a little money. He did not take the money. He only wished that I would get on the path of cultivation. He desires that I would use the money to copy more Dafa materials so that more people could know that Falun Dafa is the most profound law of the universe and the fortune to learn about Falun Dafa is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This money represents the savings of all our family for two months. Please help me copy some Falun Dafa truth-telling materials!" Tears filled my eyes. What is it that makes these practitioners so indomitable? Another one steps in after one fell? The only answer is ?THE TRUTH! What is it that makes them always think of others when they themselves are in difficult situations? It is practitioners' Compassion! It is "Zhen-Shan-Ren!" (Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance) This is what they truly believe in and are willing to give up everything for. Looking at the money and the material in her hands, I understood all and could not hold back my tears.