(Minghui.org) Two brothers from a town in Yi County of Hebei Province held opposing attitudes toward Falun Gong and have had different consequences as a result. The elder brother died as a result of his vicious deeds in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The younger brother was spared from harm because he treated practitioners kindly.

The elder brother was a member of the Township Communist Party Committee, the political head of the Township Economic Association and the head of the Township Military Bureau. He was also the former head of the Township 610 Office and actively participated in monitoring and harassing over two dozen Falun Gong practitioners. In addition, he collaborated with the Domestic Security Division to sentence and incarcerate two practitioners from his village. For several years, local practitioners tried to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to him and compassionately encouraged him not to participate in the persecution, but to no avail. Taking advantage of his authority, he accepted a large number of bribes. As a result, he was investigated for corruption and eventually forced into early retirement.

After he retired and returned to his village, he continued to closely monitor local practitioners. He often reported on the whereabouts of practitioners to the County 610 Office and the Township Domestic Security Division.

When he went to the hospital for a physical exam in late 2011, he was diagnosed with liver cancer. Soon thereafter, he became bed-ridden. He died 56 days later.

His younger brother was a member of the management team of the village government. After practitioners explained the facts about Falun Gong to him, he followed their advice and did not participate in the persecution. When the County Domestic Security Division and the local police department attempted to illegally arrest practitioners from his village, he protected them by suggesting that they go into hiding out of town for a while. As a result, they were able to avoid arrest.

In late 2011, the younger brother had a stroke and lost consciousness. The doctors said that his condition was very serious. Once he regained consciousness, he remembered what practitioners had told him and began to silently recite, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” His condition dramatically improved the very next day, and all of the symptoms were completely gone by the third day. Amazed, the doctors let him go home, and he has been in very good health ever since.

The two brothers received strikingly different consequences as a result of their actions: Good actions were rewarded, while bad ones led to untimely death.