(Minghui.org) Recently in Mainland China's Jiamusi City and other areas, some Dafa disciples received a notice for collecting money from Dafa disciples. The people who spread this would direct people to deposit money in some specific account, which would be mailed to the United States to Master, and so on. Already there have been a few practitioners who haven't studied the Fa well that were tricked by this. So it is hereby declared: This is an act that seriously damages Dafa; Master never has and never will ask for a penny from Dafa disciples; any such act to collect money from Dafa disciples is strictly forbidden by Dafa; whoever starts or assists in collecting money in the name of Dafa disciples or Dafa Associations, etc, is doing things that damage Dafa and interfere with Dafa disciples on behalf of demons.
Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, especially the great numbers of Dafa disciples in Mainland China, are doing everything they can to put every penny into clarifying the truth and offering salvation to people of the world. While opposing the persecution, many practitioners are facing huge difficulties in basic necessities, yet they are still saving everything they can and doing as much as possible to offer salvation to people of the world. How each practitioner handles his own money is each person's individual choice, and when a few practitioners who know each other well want to do things together as individuals -- this is also those individual practitioners' individual choices. But it is absolutely not allowed to collect money from Dafa disciples at any time and in any place.
In addition, Dafa requires that cultivators as a group be loosely organized, no names are registered and there are no name lists. Each Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple should also strictly handle themselves well; don't be used by demons and solemnly put an end to the losses that might be brought upon themselves, to other practitioners, and to Fa-rectification because of this.
Dafa's principles are Diamond-Like -- unchangeable and indestructible. Every Dafa disciple should follow and safeguard them of their own initiative.
The hope is that every Dafa disciple will persist in studying the Fa, studying the Fa well, and on the basis of sticking to and safeguarding Dafa of their own initiative, do well in the things that Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples should do.
April 8, 2003