(Clearwisdom.net) I had been troubled by sickness and old age. Luckily I obtained the Fa in March of 1999 and started cultivating Falun Dafa. Even before the tenth day of cultivation, my body started to experience a wonderful transformation. Former ailments, including more than 30 years of incurable, serious illnesses, gradually disappeared. It was truly miraculous! Just when I was rejoicing over having obtained the Fa, Jiang's regime began persecuting Dafa and Dafa disciples. After July 20, 1999, the regime began to propagate slander and persecution of Dafa. In those days, as a result of my own lack of understanding of Dafa, my poor enlightenment quality and still existent human attachments, I wrote a "Guarantee Statement" (thus appeasing the old forces). Afterwards, I became indolent. I loosened up from studying the Fa and cultivation, more and more human attachments came back, and ailments that had disappeared resurfaced again. Even so, I did not become clear-headed. I then contracted cancer this year. This time I was greatly impacted. I often asked myself why this would happen. I awakened suddenly after sharing with fellow practitioners: All of this has been due to my slacking off in Fa study and cultivation, and faltering in my belief in Dafa. I had written the "Guarantee Statement" as a result of my not being steadfast. This allowed the evil to exploit an omission in me, and compelled me, step by step, in an attempt to force me to completely abandon cultivation. How dangerous! Although I had been practicing the Falun Gong exercises, I had not thoroughly broken off with the old forces. So, it is of no use just doing the exercises. That is why I became ill again. Now I am clear-headed. I hereby solemnly declare: The so-called "Guarantee Statement" I had written is completely null and void! Any [of my] thoughts, words and deeds that do not conform to Dafa are completely null and void. From now on, I will closely follow Master and do well the Three Things a Dafa disciple should do. I will increase my efforts to make up for the losses I caused to Dafa, and steadfastly cultivate Dafa to the end.

Liu Yingru

November 22, 2004

(Translated from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2004/12/1/90432.html)


Solemn Declaration

Because I persisted in cultivating Falun Dafa, persons from the local 610 Office and the police abducted me. They took me to detention centers and brainwashing classes to carry out brutal persecution. They forced me to abandon cultivation of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" and illegally sentenced me to one year of forced labor. In June 2001, I was illegally sent to the labor camp and deprived of freedom and many of the rights granted to a citizen. The persecution in the labor camp severely harmed my body and mind.

Since 1999, when I started to cultivate Falun Dafa, many diseases have been cured without any medical treatment. At the same time, my mind received purification. I deeply understand that "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" is the true law of the universe. Falun Dafa is great and benefits people and the society, without causing any harm to anyone, anywhere. Nevertheless, because I had not studied the Fa well, I could not let go of fear and various human attachments. Under the brutal persecution and forced brainwashing in the labor camp, I said and did what a Dafa disciple absolutely cannot and should not do. With Master's great benevolence and the help of fellow cultivators, I have become clearheaded and come back to the righteous path directed by Master and corrected myself. Before the 2004 "May Day" three people from my community came to my house. They used visiting as an excuse for their intrusion. They took photos of me upon entering my house, without telling me beforehand or get my permission. No matter what they will use those photographs for, it has nothing to do with me. I absolutely do not acknowledge this. I hereby solemnly declare: After July 20, 1999, the "Three Statements" that I wrote in the neighborhood committee office or in the labor camps, along with all the agreements made to people promising "not to practice anymore" and all words and deeds that caused damage to Dafa and Master are completely null and void. I hereby express my deepest repentance to Master. I am grateful for Master's benevolent salvation. I will learn from this lesson, steadfastly cultivate Dafa and diligently do well the Three Things that Master told us to do, so as not to disappoint Master's benevolent salvation.

Zhang Yuping

November 24, 2004

(Translated from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2004/12/4/90625.html)