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Cult leader held

AN Australian national wanted for charges ranging from tax evasion and assault to illegal possession of firearms and explosives has been taken into the custody of Immigration authorities.

Agape Ministries pastor Rocco Leo Agape was caught on Sunday, June 19 after a combined raid by the police, Transitional Crime Unit and the Department of Immigration.

The leader of the controversial Agape Ministries, which Australian authorities have described as a doomsday-type cult, is also said to have tried to hide AUD$5million (FJ$9.3m) hours before his financial assets were frozen.

Arms and explosives were also found in containers linked to the group as well as on its properties with relatives of members with children expressing concerns over their wellbeing.

After more than a year on the run from Australian authorities, Mr Agape, who had also been sighted in Vanuatu, was caught at Tiri Villas in Deuba.

Mr Agape, whom director of immigration Major Nemani Vuniwaqa confirmed entered the country last month, was apprehended along with a female.

Major Vuniwaqa said: “The pair are being detained for overstaying their visitors’ permits along with a third male who arrived in the country with the pair last year.

“The third individual handed himself to the authorities at around midday on Tuesday.”

Investigations into the trio’s whereabouts and activities over the past 12 months continue.

Original text from:
http://www.facts.org.cn/Reports/World/201107/t131924.htm

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In Li Hongzhi’s A Brief Statement of Mine, he says, “Falun Gong is simply a popular qigong activity.” (www.falundafa.org). The exercises and meditations he recommends are, in my opinion, good qigong. However, the philosophy of Falun Gong is a mish-mosh of bizarre beliefs about Buddhism, Taoism, and UFOs. However, the scholar in me cringes when I read the Falun Gong materials or when Western media assumes that Falun Gong is representative of Buddhist or Taoist philosophy. Falun Gong is neither Buddhist nor Taoist; it is the personal philosophy of Li Hongzhi blended with messianic and millennial beliefs. I have outlined below several of the most serious errors in Falun Gong philosophy by offering personal commentary.

Automatic Spirituality. Li claims “the falun is constantly rotating, putting the practitioner in the state of cultivation for 24 hours a day. Of all the qigong or cultivation systems known to the public, Falun Dafa is the first and only one that solves the conflicting time requirements for practicing and work or study.” (Brief Introduction of Falun Dafa http://www.falundafa.org) This is a grandiose claim sure to attract followers. Are the cures attributed to Falun Gong a massive placebo effect, the power of expectant trust? I would like to see how long-term followers react to a Beijing traffic jam or how American followers meditate on Tax Day.

Commentary: Spiritual cultivation is like cultivating a field; you must water and nurture it every day. Qigong requires patience and perseverance. There are no short-cuts.

Not An Earth-Friendly Religion. In Degeneration of Mankind and Appearance of Enlightened Beings (www.falundafa.org), Li explains a new theory of evolution, actually devolution. “Man did not come from the evolution of the ape as Darwin suggested.” Instead, “Man has fallen down from different spaces of the universe.” When he does not follow the cosmic laws of a space, he falls down to a lower plane. “To put it in another way, the Earth is a rubbish center of the universe…The bad people of the universe fall down until they have reached the very center of the universe–the Earth.” He continues that the high God does not care about people. He is too far removed from them, regarding human beings as “no better than micro-organisms.” If a high God found this “rotten place” (the earth), he would destroy it. Thus we must be saved by a being closer to our plane of existence, a Buddha, Jesus, or Lao Zi–or perhaps Li Hongzhi?

The fact that life is transient (impermanent, anicca, in Buddhist terms) is all the more reason to pay attention and not miss its passing beauty. The earth is a beautiful place. Wang Wei, Tao Yuan Ming, and other great poets of China would be ashamed of you, Mr. Li.

Delusions of Grandeur? Did Li Hongzhi change his birthday to coincide with the birthday of the Buddha? Li claims that during the Cultural Revolution, his birthday had been misprinted and he only corrected the mistake. The fact that the Buddha was born on the same day is allegedly a coincidence. However, I wonder about the implications of his essay The Buddha Fa and Buddhism. After discussing the common Buddhist belief in Maitreya, the future Buddha, Li states, “At present, I have once again come to this world to teach the Fa [Dharma], and to directly teach the fundamental law of the universe.”

We are all Bozos on the bus. Every person has strengths and weaknesses. All beings have the Buddha nature, that is all are products of the same natural forces of the universe and are equally capable of enlightening an observant student.

Alien Invasion. Li’s belief in other dimensions and “spaces” is evidently more than metaphorical. He told Time Magazine’s William Dowell that aliens arrived on earth around 1900. Some look like humans; others resemble ghosts. They intend to replace all humans with clones. “In terms of culture and spirit, they already control men.” Even the inspiration of scientists is “manipulated by aliens.”

I better not reply. If I am an alien, my words will be suspect. But how do I know that Li Hongzhi is not an alien? No mention of aliens in Buddhism, Taoism, or Qigong.

Gimme that old time religion. Li Hongzhi goes out of his way to criticize Zen Buddhism. He says that Zen “doesn’t qualify as a cultivation system.” (Zen Sect has gone to Extremes http://www.falundafa.org). He complains that the founder of Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma, was “unable to save others.” An odd statement, since the Buddha was emphatic about his own inability to save others. His dying words were, “Work out your own salvation through diligent practice.” As an additional indication of the Zen heresy, Li claims that Zen Buddhists worship Bodhidharma. Praise and respect Bodhidharma, yes; I have yet to meet a Zen Buddhist who worships him. They don’t even worship the Buddha! Li seems especially frustrated by the Zen concept of nothingness or emptiness (kong, xu, or wu in Chinese, sunyata in Sanskrit): “they even deny the existence of man…They even dare not accept what they have seen.”

Zen is a system of meditation inspired by both Taoism and Buddhism. Instead of worshipping the Buddha, Zen Buddhists seek what the Buddha sought, enlightened awareness. The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, taught that suffering, dukkha, is caused by grasping, tanha. We want what we don’t have and reject what we do have. Only by emptying the mind of self-centeredness can suffering cease. Emptiness also means that nothing exists in and of itself; subject and object exist in relationship (in Buddhist technical jargon this is called co-dependent origination). Emptiness is not the denial of the senses, it is rather ceasing to confuse our concepts about life with that which words describe. It means experiencing the world silently, quietly, without a filter of preconception or belief system.

Emptiness is considered the goal of qigong practice. According to a fundamental tenet of qigong, “Cultivate your bodily energy (jing), then your mind (qi), and finally your spirit (shen). When you cultivate your spirit you will reach emptiness (xu). In the empty state you realize the Tao.” The Taijiquan Classics begin, “Taiji is born of Emptiness.”

Conventional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, and ULTIMATE Medicine. In China Falun Gong, Li states, “If a practitioner takes medicine, it means that he does not believe his disease can be cured through practice…” A true practitioner is “supernormal” and “the diseases an ordinary person suffers from are not allowed to attack him.” (p. 138) Odd that the Buddha may have died from bad pork, esteemed Buddhist Master Suzuki Roshi from cancer, and so many other holy men and women from various human ailments. If only life were so simple, if only goodness and wisdom ensured physical health. But microbes just don’t obey the rules! As Lao Zi said, “Heaven and Earth are not benevolent.”

I am not denying that Falun Gong can be good medicine. Like other qigong systems, scientific studies suggest that it may have positive effects on cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and other ailments. However, one of the largest studies of Falun Gong also states “only when those practitioners upgraded their Xingxing (mind nature and moral level) unceasingly, could the effects be remarkable.” (The Effect of Falun Gong on Healing Illnesses and Keeping Fit…, October 18, 1998 http://www.ncsu.edu/stud_orgs/falun/ reports/Survey2new.html)

This suggests a strong placebo effect. The study is also suspect because it only surveyed practitioners–no non-believing “controls” for comparison–and was conducted by a Falun Gong association (FalunGong Zizhuyuan Assistance Center, Beijing). If an organization has a vested financial or personal interest in finding a positive result, it almost always will. This is why western scientific protocol requires that research be judged by independent and, hopefully, impartial referees.

Qigong is complementary medicine and is a powerful adjunct to necessary medical intervention. It is now taught in several U.S.medical schools. I have more physicians in my own teacher training program than people of any other profession. Physicians are willing to study qigong because qigong does not claim to cure all diseases. Qigong is an excellent system of patient education. The more a student practices, the more he or she gains control over those aspects of health that can be controlled. Sometimes genes are stronger than qigong. People get sick in spite of qigong or any other therapy, but qigong gives the patient a better fighting chance.

Kenneth S. Cohen, M.A., M.S.Th. is an internationally renowned health educator, Qigong instructor, and China scholar. He is the author of “The Way of Qigong: the Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing” (Ballantine Books), “Taoism: Essential Teachings” (Sounds True), and more than 150 journal articles. His lectures have been sponsored by the Association of Asian Research Scholars, Zen Mountain Monastery, the Canadian Ministry of Culture, and many universities. He is executive director of the Qigong Research and Practice Center

Original text from:
http://www.facts.org.cn/Views/201107/t131680.htm

End Time Tome

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A South Dakota legislator has begun writing a book that tells a painful story of when faith turns into fanaticism.
State Senator Joni Cutler of Sioux Falls spent several years as a member of the End Time Ministries. She hopes her book exposes the dangers that religious cults pose to people seeking spiritual meaning in their lives.
Like most authors, Cutler often straddles a literary middle ground between the free-flow of words and writer’s block.
“I sit down with my computer and it’s easy to get to it. Other times, I know what to say, but I struggle saying it,” Cutler said.
Cutler’s book recounts a painful time in her past.
“Some people say, well, I had a bad day. Well, I know when I left, I pretty much had a bad decade,” Cutler said.
Cutler is referring to the 13-years she spent as a member of the Florida-based religious cult, End Time Ministries.
“When we use the word cult, that’s a very loaded word. People immediately conjure a certain type of cult in mind,” Cutler said.
As an idealistic teenager, Cutler joined End Time Ministries hoping to find spiritual direction in her young life. But she and many other members, got much more than than they bargained for.
“I had not only my own tragedy that was never really resolved, but I saw a lot of pain and suffering of young women,” Cutler said.
End Timers shun doctor’s offices in favor of faith healing. And that firm belief in a healing power beyond the scope of conventional medicine had tragic results for Cutler when she became a new mom.
“My first daughter was born prematurely with no medical care and she died of untreated pneumonia and so that’s very difficult,” Cutler said.
Cutler says the mind-control exerted by End Time Ministries influenced every aspect of members’ lives; from what they should think, to what they should wear. Cutler left End Time Ministries in 1986 and over the years has spoken out publicly against the psychological and physical harm that cults bring upon their followers. Her book will become a new platform for her to reach an even wider audience.
“It covers kind of the major human themes in life, the search for spirituality and religion’s role in all of that. Belief, faith, family,” Cutler said.
Cutler finds writing some passages emotionally-healing.
“It’s been an interesting journey back into my past,” Cutler said.
But other times, dredging up painful memories becomes too difficult to put into words.
“It definitely takes me into places that I’ve put behind me. Sometimes I choose not to write about some of those things, and other times, I think it’s important to include some of those experiences,” Cutler said.
Even though Cutler left the End Time Ministries 25-years ago, on occasion, she’ll hear a voice from the past that’s breaking a quarter-century of silence.
“Yes, Joni, I have a word from the Lord for you…”
Cutler is troubled by this message invoking God’s will left on her voice mail earlier this month.
“To have complete strangers find me and leave anonymous message that are meant to be messages from God to me, that concerns me,” Cutler said.
Culter says religious cults are just as active today as they were decades ago. Only now they have the power of the Internet and social media to spread their misguided messages.
“In fact, I think people try to be the most fanatical they can be in selling a conviction,” Cutler said.
Cutler hopes her book will show the redemptive power of rejecting a dangerous theology while giving this first-time author the final word on End Time.
“Sometimes choices in life can be painful, sometimes you have to lose a lot to gain what it is you want,” Cutler said.
A former publisher of a Florida newspaper that covered the End Time saga encouraged Cutler to write her book. She expects to finish her yet-to-be-titled work in about a year. She’s also shopping around for a publisher.

Original text from: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6373.cfm?Id=116871

Hu JIntao, the president of China, is due for a big welcome during his two day state visit to Britain: not only does he get to stay with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, but the town is to be floodlit in red, in perhaps a misjudged attempt to make him feel at home.

There are vocal opponents of the state visit of course. Also much in evidence in London over the next few days, though he claims the timing is a coincidence, is Chen Yonglin, formerly the first secretary of the Chinese consulate in Australia, who defected in June and has since been a vocal critic of the regime. Mr Chen appeared at what was described as a press conference in London’s Foreign Press Association, along with three British politicians. The press conference was sponsored by an organization identified only as the FSC Centre. Inquiries produeced the response that this was the “Future Science and Culture Centre” in Cambridge. You may be none the wiser, and nor was oD. But it began to feel like Falungong. And so it proved.

Now there is nothing wrong with Falungong putting its case against the Chinese government: they have as much right to do that as anyone else. But why the subterfuge? And why the video crews filming the audience, as well as the speakers? And why the still photographer taking pictures of everyone who asked a question? If Falungong advocates democracy and truth, as they say they do, how about a little transparency in their own operations?

Original text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/puop/201107/t131351.htm

I’m Tang Dengwen, living in Nanzhong Village, Zhicheng Town, Henan Province. My wife practiced Falun Gong to treat diseases. However, she got mad instead of being cured.

My wife Hu Rongying was born in July 1956 and was once hard-working and virtuous. We had two children and a happy family,, which was not only the motivation of my hard working, but also my pride.

In the autumn of 1998, my wife got gallstone. She was still ill after the treatment. One day, she heard that Falun Gong could cure disease, so she bought some relative books and tapes and started to practice with other Falun Gong members in our village every morning and night.

Later, the State banned Falun Gong and I persuaded her to stop practicing, she agreed. However, a villager Liu Dongqing, who was a Falun Gong practitioner, frequently induced my wife to practice with her. My wife didn’t refused her because of their relationship and for the sake of healing gallstone. I had no refuted words so she picked it up again. In addition, she read Li Hongzhi’s book Zhuan Falun before going to sleep. Sometimes my wife brought some lections and brochures of Falun Gong secretly. I warned her not to believe or spread those things. Later I found her go out at night. I knew she went astray and sunk in Falun Gong and could not get herself away form it.

To save her, I called my relatives to persuade her to quit Falun Gong. But she turned a deaf ear to us and still persisted in practicing. As the time passed by, she became much more abnormal and crazy. At one night of 2004, I suddenly heard her crying, “Look! Falun is wheeling in my stomach.” I got up immediately. She kept on talking without stop and couldn’t hear me at all.

As she was crazy about Falun Gong, her condition was getting worse, she often spoke incoherently. Once, our married daughter said that she didn’t want to eat because of pregnancy and missed her mother’s cuisine, so she wanted to come back for several days to enjoy mother’s care, when my wife hanged up without a word. My daughter was anxious and angry about mother’s deed. Every time my daughter came home, she was always telling my wife not to keep on practicing Falun Gong, but in vain.

My son had a job in an enterprise and went to work at 9:00 am everyday. My wife cooked instant noodles as his breakfast at 4:00 am and it was hardly eatable when he got up. My son prevented her doing breakfast like that, but she persisted in her old way without time sense. At first, I ate her cooking reluctantly, while my son did not eat it at all. After a period of time, I felt sick when I saw instant noodles. Now, she cooked as usual, and then we discarded it. She even can’t cook delicious meals as before because of practicing Falun Gong.

As time passed by, similar phenomena appeared, so I took her to see a doctor. Doctor Wu of Jiyuan Psychiatric Hospital said that she was so obsessed with Falun Gong that she lost herself, and was possessed by the Devil to do something abnormal at last. She was diagnosed with visceral hallucination. Because it was not very serious, the doctor gave her some medicine and told her to go home for resting.

However, she was addicted to Falun Gong and had blinded faith in Li Hongzhi’s heresy, thus, she refused to take any medicine. In order to help her, I mixed the medicine into her food secretly. Her condition now is approaching stable, while, she is always nervous, absent-minded and murmuring for a while every day. Our villagers don’t talk with her and call her “fool” because of Falun Gong.

The tragedy of my family is caused by evil Falun Gong.

Original text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/Data/02/201107/t131280.htm

The Chennai Police has started a probe into the activities of a yoga center, which was teaching tantric yoga for enhanced sexual life.

A group of foreigners, who were running the centre, have gone missing. But just a few days before police laid their hands on centre, Headlines Today went undercover to a camp organized by the group.

The so-called yoga cult, Misa-satya, has been operating in Chennai for two years. But now, it has run into rough weather with the allegation being levelled that it indulges in distribution of pornographic material by mixing yoga with sex. But that’s not all. Its Romanian instructors are accused of running a business, while in India on a tourist visa.

Hindu Makkal Katchi’s Kannan says, “The instructors in this yoga center have acted in pornography. The instructors have come in tourist visas. They can’t indulge in any activities like this.”
The instructors, Mihai Stoain and Adina Stoain, went missing after the immigration department sought a report from the Chennai Police, but not before Headlines Today caprtured the truth of their operations on camera.

Mihai Stoain, lead instructor at Misa, says, “We are going to explain, co-relate and give practical elements on hormonal part of the body. We aim to improve your sexual and emotional life through yoga.”

After Mihai, Adina, and five other foreign nationals went underground, their organisation issued a statement. It says: The teachings in Chockalingam Nagar are a sharing of knowledge. The teachers perform the teachings completely voluntarily without earning any money. All the teachers have internationally recognized certifications, teaching from one of the best structured and comprehensive yoga curricula.

What goes here

What is it that exactly went on in the name of tantric yoga at the Misa camp in Chennai? The innocuous building in the heart of Chennai is actually the site where a group of foreigners taught tantric yoga. The sessions were held till a few weeks ago – that is when Headlines Today went undercover to expose what went on at the camp.

When the reporter went inside, she saw that lead couple, Mihai and Adina, were teaching exercises, giving lectures and screening movies on improving sex lives of couples. In fact, they’ve brought in Misa, which is a European cult, to India. Interestingly, Mihai and Adina have acted in a porn film as well.

Only a select group is allowed inside. The instructor, Immanuel, gave the details: “Here the erotic part is taught. In order to learn to control your energy, you need exercises that will help you. For instance for men to control ejaculation, we teach how to train yogic exercises. It is a mixture of erotic and spirituality. We even show movies.”

He also said that pornographic films were shown at the centre. “Students of school made those pornography movies. But they are very nice erotic movies and educational. Tantric is about the images to love. People of all age groups and nationalities attend the camp,” says Immanuel.

“I am a foreigner living in Delhi. I have come here for the camp,” says a girl. “The camp taught what women can aspire and what men can aspire,” she says.

Experts dismiss the claims that it can improve sex lives of couples. Sexologist Dr Narayana Reddy says, “These camps are not going to help anybody. I personally think they are exploiting ignorant people by promising them nirvana or sexual bliss.”

Yoga practitioners too are outraged. Niranjan of Bharath Swabhiman says, anything like this is destroying Indian culture.

Tantric love and yoga are not new to Indian culture, but exhibiting it explicitly in these camps has shocked people in conservative Chennai.

(India Today, June 14, 2011)

Original text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/Data/01/201107/t131076.htm

My name is Yu Xuewei, born in January 1981, Korean ethnic minority. Graduated from a college, I worked as an assistant at a shopping mall named “Europe-Asia Market” in Changchun City, Jilin Province. I live in the Economic Development Zone of Changchun City. My husband Jin Mingduo is also Korean ethnic minority, born in February 1976. He worked for Changchun FAW-VW after graduating from a high school. We had a clever and lovely son in February 2004.

However, such a happy family as mine has been torn to pieces since both my husband and I became obsessed with Falun Gong. My husband Jin Mingduo was punished in accordance with law in April 2008 for printing, posting and distributing propaganda materials of Falun Gong for the so-called “truth-clarifying”, “anti-persecution” and “pursuing Consummation”. To answer Master’s “call” to pursue an early “Consummation”, I, together with other three Fulun Gong followers, beat another fellow practitioner Xiao Rong to death in order to expel “the evil spirit” from her body and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

My husband Jin Mingduo began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. He did not give it up after we got married in March 2003. Although Falun Gong was frequently criticized by the media at that time, I did not take it seriously since my husband just read the book Zhuan Falun at home or practiced meditation at evenings, never going out for studying Fa or attending the gatherings.

My 51-year-old mother was diagnosed with terminal stage of liver cancer and died less than a month later in December 2003. As her only daughter, I was overcome with grief at the loss of my mother and scared for the decay and death of the human world.

In those days of desperation and anxiety, I followed my husband’s suggestion and read the books like Zhuan Falun that he passed to me.

Li Hongzhi said in his book that “Karma is the root cause of all sickness and misfortune”, “those who really cultivate will not get sick. If you stopped cultivating, you would have already died” and that “when he succeeds in cultivation in the future, he will get whatever he wants just by holding out his hands, and he will have anything he desires. He can do anything he wants, and there is everything in his paradise.”

Are there such good things in the world? Practicing Falun Gong can “eliminate karma” so that you do not have to take medicine when getting ill. After reaching “Consummation”, you can also “be rewarded with fortune and ascension in broad daylight”.

Hence, from disbelieving to half-believing, I finally became obsessed with Falun Gong by and by. I even regretted that I started cultivation too late and that, if I had started cultivation earlier or cultivated with my mother together, she would not have fallen ill, or even if she fell ill, she would not have left me so early with the protection of Master’s “Fashen (body)”.

After a period of cultivation, I finally relieved myself from the pain of my mother’s death. More importantly, my husband and I found ourselves a “common interest”. Every day after work, my husband just could not wait to come back home to exchange the experience of “studying Fa”. We did not quarrel with each other any more, which made me feel the fun of “studying Fa”.

In the summer of 2007, my husband introduced me to Gao Hongqing (born in 1975, graduating from high school, worker of FAW-VW) who had very good “understanding” and Wang Haipeng (born in 1976, graduating from high school, worker of FAW-VW). Through exchanges with them, both of us became even more obsessed with Falun Gong. In that period, I had the same dream of attending Master Li Hongzhi’s lectures almost every night and the Master told me to treasure this “opportunity” and make “further advancement” in order to reach “Consummation” early.

Both Gao Hongqing and Wang Haipeng were my husband’s colleagues, and our homes were close to one another. More importantly, we were all “cultivating” together. Therefore, we met together from time to time to exchange our “minds” and told each other our respective dreams because Master said “what you see in your dreams is all real since your soul truly goes there”. In the way Zhougong interpreted the dreams, we would try to “understand” what Master revealed to us in the dreams, praising and lulling each other, because Master said it would be all right however you understand the dream and it would never go wrong.

On September 22, 2007, Master’s new scripture was published on the Minghui Net, claiming, “The cultivation of Dafa disciples is not only for their own Consummation…To save sentient beings is what the Dafa disciples must do.” Saving sentient beings should surely include those who had been transferred and who had not made “further advancement” because Master Li Hongzhi had said, the reason he extended the Fa-Rectification period was that he wanted “to give a chance to those people”.

We soon became nervous upon hearing this and all began to think who among those we knew had stopped practice Falun Gong or made no “progress”. My husband and I naturally and immediately thought of Jin Mingdong, my husband’s brother.

Like Jin Mingduo, Jin Mingdong began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. When the Government banned Falun Gong in 1999, he was a freshman in the former Jilin Industrial College (now re-named as Changchun Industrial University). He chose to quit school in order to continue his “cultivation”. Giving in to repeated exhortation of the volunteers, he finally gave up Falun Gong. He went to South Korea in 2004 and worked for a Sino-Korean trading company. As he could speak both Korean and English very well and was very capable, he was put into an important position by the company. He could earn over 100,000 yuan a year, excluding daily expenses.

This was really a once-in-a-life-time opportunity. How could we abandon this great mission of “saving sentient beings”?

From 1 to 15 February 2008, we left our son, who was less than 4 years old, to my father and went to South Korea without any hesitation. As it was the first time that we went abroad, we should do some sight-seeing by rights. However, to complete our mission, we did not go anywhere but staying at Jin Mingdong’s home he rented, trying to persuade him.

But our work did not go smoothly at the beginning, and Jin Mingdong was not influenced by our words. I described him vividly my illusions and dreams to let him believe that all of these were real. I also told him that it was almost the time for “reaching Consummation” and that if he gave up like this, all the hardship he experienced would be for nothing. With our earnest “admonitions”, he finally agreed to think about it.

We had to come back home with regret as our visa had expired. Instead of just leaving him as he was, we continued to urge him through long-distance calls or online video chatting.

As the saying goes, those who work hard will get rewarded. On April 4, 2008, having paid all the penalties due to breach of contract and left all “fame, material interest, emotion” including his newly-met girlfriend, Jin Mingdong came back to our home in Changchun. With the feeling of shame and remorse toward “Dafa”, Jin Mingdong cultivated even harder than before after he came back home from abroad.

The return of Jin Mingdong further strengthened our confidence and encouragement in “saving sentient beings”. We felt that our “Gong power” had been increased obviously and that we had stepped further towards “Consummation”. Hence, we decided to continue “saving sentient beings” and look for those who did not make “further advancement”.

Gao Hongqing said that some of his neighbors used to practice Falun Gong. He looked for them secretly. Nevertheless, after he met them, he found they were all grandpas and grandmas, who could not be able to guarantee their time for “advancement” due to heavy household affairs such as picking up their grandchildren to or from school or looking after the patients at home. They provided an important clue, however, that a young woman named Xiao Rong (born in Changchun in 1979 and jobless) cultivated very hard for “further advancement” and seemed “possessed” by something. Her husband watched her closely to prevent her from practicing Falun Gong.

We regarded it as very urgent, so we all decided that we must see this Xiao Rong and find out what on earth her “possession” was. Master Li Hongzhi said, animals like foxes, weasels, rats and willow warblers which could not cultivate into immortals by themselves often “posses” a human being by getting into his/her “mud-ball acupoint”, absorbing the essence of his or her body, so as to cultivate itself into a human form and finally replace this human completely. That human would look like someone at the appearance but in fact was one of these animals. Master mentioned in his Zhuan Falun that he once destroyed a “snake spirit”.

It was me, my husband, Gao Hongqing and Wang Haipeng who went for the first meeting. Xiao Rong talked incoherently and strangely. She talked about this one moment and that the next. For one moment she said that she witnessed Li Hongzhi’s Fashen (body) cleaning her body and for another moment she said that she was a fox spirit that had been with Xiao Rong for thousands of years and waited to see her today…

We did not dare to doubt any word by Xiao Rong, believing that this was the “possession” case mentioned by Master. At the same time when we worshipped Master more, we all regarded this was a test set by Master purposely. Perhaps his “Dharma-eyes” were watching us by the side of us. So, we made up our mind to help Xiao Rong to “expel the evil” so as to attain Consummation earlier.

But how could we “expel the evil”? None of us knew how to do it. So we decided to wait until we got full “understanding” of it.

On April 7, 2008, the fifth day after Jin Mingdong’s return, my husband went to work as he was on a day shift while Jin Mingdong and I stayed at home. At around 10:00 am, Gao Hongqing, who was on a night shift, came to my home, wanting to have a really nice long chat with Jin Mingdong who was regarded as making no “advancement” and to help the latter to restore his “Gong power”. About 12:00 pm, Xiao Rong, having just completed the divorce procedures, also came to my home with the divorce certificate. Upon arrival, Xiao Rong began to speak in tongues, talking for one moment, singing for the next and dancing sometimes. The voice produced from her mouth sounded like that two persons were talking and arguing.

Seeing Xiao Rong’s divorce certificate, we admired her from the bottom of our hearts for her courageous and resolute action. To believe in Dafa and to pursue early “Consummation”, she even gave up her marriage, husband and only-8-year-old son, which made us feel very much ashamed for ourselves. This also further enhanced our determination to save Xiao Rong. We had been deciding to drive away that “evil spirit” thoroughly to let Xiao Rong have a peaceful cultivation; otherwise, Xiao Rong could be ruined if it went on like this. Since we were cultivating together, we could not leave her alone. Moreover, this could probably be a test for us set by Master because he once said that nothing was coincident and all would be the test set for improving our minds.

Hence, we began to do in accordance with the requirements of “Fa”. At first, we formed a circle with Xiao Rong in the centre and read her the scriptures from Zhuan Falun loudly. Then we together sent forth “righteous thoughts” with reading “Fa will make the world right and eliminate all the evil…” However, half an hour later, Xiao Rong was still what she was. It did not work at all. According to Master’s instruction, “Any method could be adopted to stop evil”, we tried to freeze her with cold water, which did not work, neither. Thinking that the “fox spirit” might fear hotness, I boiled some water, put the hot water in a bottle, and then place the bottle on Xiao Rong’s stomach. Xiao Rong cried out for the hotness. We asked her if the “fox spirit” was gone or not. She said yes. So we stopped. But after a while, Xiao Rong began to speak in tongues, behave dottily and make grimaces again. We all thought that the “fox spirit” was rather deceptive. Therefore, following what people did in the TV series, we pricked the upper side of her lips, which did not work. We could do nothing but calling Wang Haipeng whose “Gong power” was superb for help. Wang Haipeng said we should not treat this “fox spirit” with mercy, as the Master said of “being pushed beyond the limits of forbearance”.

Therefore, we four began to beat her. We slapped her in the face first but she cried that she felt no pain and that she wanted us to beat her harder. Then the men kicked her randomly with their feet. Within a short while, Xiao Rong got black and blue all over and her face began to swell. Xiao Rong became much quieter and did not cry much. Finding it worked, we continued to beat her with both our fists and feet until she got down on all fours without any movement…

By this time, Jin Mingdong found something was wrong and said Xiao could probably be dead and should be taken to the hospital. We three all said that could not be possible because all those who practiced Falun Gong were protected by the Master. Even the cars could not kill them, how could we beat her to death? As a matter of fact, Xiao Rong was really dead. She was beaten to death by four of us.

Original text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/Data/01/201107/t131076.htm