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I’m Miao Xiangtu, 46 years old, living in Zhangcun Town, Jiangshan City of Zhejiang Province. My dad is a retired teacher and mom a peasant. Though not rich, we lived a peaceful and comfortable life. At the age of 28, I suffered from ankylosing spondylitis. Thanks to prompt and appropriate treatment, the disease was brought under control and I was able to live a normal life by and large.

I had had a dream of living my life to the full. I had dreamt of making a fortune by growing and selling local specialties in my hometown, then marrying a nice woman and living a happy life with her. But all my hope was dashed by the sudden interruption of Falun Gong.

One day in July 2000, Ms. Liao, my dad’s former colleague came to visit him who happened to be out on business. Since I was the only one staying at home, we had a chat that day, and she mentioned Falun Gong to me. She said that Falun Gong was a cure-all free of charge that could cure all illnesses in the world, and suggested I have a try. She even brought me books like Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, and some CDs about it. “A cure-all?” It sounded ridiculous to any sane man! I turned her down with a smile.

However, she since came to visit me frequently and talked to me every time about the “miraculous functions” of practicing Falun Gong like curing all diseases, and the ideas of practicing it to reduce karma and become a God in the future. Maybe I was desperate to cure my disease that I started wavering under her persistent preaching, and her words seemed to make some sense to me. She had been my dad’s colleague for years, I told myself, there was no reason she could have tried to cheat me. Plus, trying to do me harm would do her no good. So why not just have a try since it’s helpful to my condition? With that in mind I started practicing with her by sitting in meditation.

Two weeks later, because of regular activities every day, I felt my waist and leg pains easing, and I seemed to be more energetic. And I also “discovered” the reason for my change in the books she brought me: The Master says that when you are in trial and tribulation, Compassion will help you pass through them; and my Law Bodies will guard and protect you, but you must go through the test. I was naive to think that fortune was so kind to let me find the secret remedy for my disease and pains, which made me more determined on doing cultivation.

To become a real Dafa disciple as soon as possible through intensive cultivation to reduce karma, every day I kept on learning Dafa from the books and practicing it by sitting in meditation to cultivate my spirit and body at the same time, as required by Li Hongzhi. I spent four hours in the day sitting in meditation and kept reading Dafa and reciting the scriptures all night long. Thus I stopped bothering about any family responsibilities.

At that time I was often tormented by severe pains from my illness. Every time the pangs became unbearable I encouraged myself with what Master said, “As you are a practitioner, you should be clear as to why this kind of incident takes place: It’s because that “thing” came, and it was asking you to pay for your karma. To resolve these sorts of incidents, you have to keep yourself under control during those moments and watch your xinxing. Be appreciative and thankful that your spouse has helped you pay for your karma.” So I was stupid enough to think that Master had eliminated the cause of all diseases and pains, and that I was sure to reach Consummation if steadfast in cultivating.

So by and by I fell into the abyss…To cure my disease as soon as possible, I followed the requirements for removing karma to the letter, no medicines, no doctors. I was filled with thoughts of removing karma to “”be elevated” and reach “Consummation”. So I stopped taking medicine and had been sitting in meditation for many hours to practice every day, which aggravated my condition. I became dull and emaciated from repeated tearing pains. But I persisted in the cultivation despite all the suffering, clinging to what Master said as my belief. He said that suffering came naturally from removing karma in the process of cultivation, that no one could “accumulate Gong Powers” without experiencing the pain, that how could anyone remove his “attachments” in ways other than this?

When my condition started to worsen more quickly since September 2000, all my family members who cared about me and our kind-hearted neighbors tried to persuade me to go to hospital for treatment. But I dismissed their persuasion and replied with full confidence: “What do you know about this? This situation is normal showing that Master is guiding me to purge my body. Should I take medicines, I would press the karma back into my body, which will lead to Heaven’s punishment. You are only doing me harm trying to persuade me. Leave me alone. I won’t go to the hospital even threatened by death!” As I argued with them I recited “when you can stay steadfast we can eliminate karma” again and again, wishing to ease my pain.

And it continued till early October 2000. That day I started sitting in meditation at home as usual. Only a few minutes later, I began to feel dizzy and sick. Things blurred before my eyes. Sweat poured down my pale face. Then I vomited, passed out and fell on the floor. Fortunately dad found what happened and with the help of a neighbor sent me to the county hospital for emergency aid. It was diagnoses as temporary stupor caused by low fever, asthenia, loss of weight and plus anemia induced by ankylosing spondylitis complications. The doctors reproached my parents:“Your son’s disease has been so serious! Why didn’t you make him take medicines?” I came back to life slowly after days of emergency treatment.

As I came around, I uttered the words unknowingly: “Master has summoned me. And he was beckoning me.” All my family sobbed at the scene. Dad touched my forehead, tears running down his weathered face, and said: “Poor son! You had barely escaped death! And you still believe that Master so much? Don’t you know what happened?!”

Taken good care of by my family, I had recovered a little. All my family members insisted that I should go to a bigger hospital to be examined. The doctor also advised me to go to a big hospital in Hangzhou for a thorough check. Finally, after several refusals, I took their advice and had a check in a big hospital. The doctors told me after consultation that I had missed the best opportunity for treatment, and that they regretted to tell me I might remain handicapped for the rest of my life. I burst into tears at the news and lost all hope of life. There were several times I wanted to end my life. It was only because of the caring company of my family that I managed to walk out of the darkest hour slowly.

Slowly I began to look back at what happened: “Didn’t Li Hongzhi say his Law Bodies would protect me? Why didn’t he appear when I was dying? Why had all my devoted cultivation only worsened my condition instead of curing it as my karma was being removed? Was it the cultivation aimed at my early departure from this life?”

Now the dream I had long cherished of going to the big world outside and making a fortune has turned into a luxurious illusion. Now I’m a useless man confined to bed all the time, unable to sit up and finish my meal by myself when the disease strikes. Even when it’s no so severe, the best thing I can do is walking a few steps with the help of crutches. As I grow old even faster, I feel unprecedented helplessness and pain with a lonely and miserable old age in store for me. It was Falung Gong that strangled my hope, and it is Li Hongzhi that wrecked my health and happiness.

Original text from: http://www.facts.org.cn/Data/02/201108/t132133.htm

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My name is Xie Yuyong, 38 years old, and live in the diesel locomotive factory’sresidential area in Xiangfan, Hubei Province. I became obsessed with Falun Gong since I met with it. One day in July, 1998, I came back home in Guyi Town, Xiangyang District for a high-temperature vacation. While having breakfast, my father told me mysteriously that Falun Gong, which he was practicing, was really miraculous, and it could cultivate your moral character, cure your illness and improve your health, and even make you an immortal. I took it to be true and went to the practicing spot with my father the next morning. They told me some “true stories” about someone who got benefit from Falun Gong. As a result, I became a practitioner.

Before going back the unit for work, I got a book of Zhuan Falun and its tapes from the assistant Tang Yingtong. Since then, I was so deep in Falun Gong that I couldn’t extricate myself. I felt it was late for me to “obtain Fa”, so I practiced very hard. Except for working and having meals, I spent all the time on reading Zhuan Falun, listening to tapes and sitting in meditation. If I had some problems during practicing, I would write them down and turn to Tang Yingtong for help when I went back home on day of rest. My wife was dissatisfied with my indifference to the family and tried to persuade me not to practice any more, but it didn’t work because I had been possessed by ghosts.

My father suffered from high blood pressure and his condition was stable depending on medicine before. Little by little, many fellow practitioners stopped taking medicine, but he didn’t stop. I told father: “I often cought a cold before, but after practicing Falun Gong, I rarely get cold.” My “personal experience” made my father believe it to be true, he didn’t take medicine anymore, and felt good for some time. Hence we both believed that practicing Falun Gong could really remove Karma, neglecting other reasons as regular daily life, the right exercise and the psychology effect.

The state outlawed Falun Gong in 1999. We both didn’t understand it, let alone wake up. I even distributed leaflets secretly in the workshop in 2000. Though my colleagues often talked to me, I was deaf to their words. My father and I just practiced underground, sitting in meditation and reciting scriptures at home everyday.

Due to refusing medical treatment for a long time, father’s condition got worse with some symptoms like dizzying, limb numbing, palpitating, choking sensation in chest and lacking in strength etc. My mother always persuaded him to have a physical examination and take some medicine, but my father refused, he thought it would add his Karma, and the only thing in his brain was waiting for the implementation of Master’s promises. I sided with my father firmly, and thought that my father had too much Karma, only by practicing could he get Master’s help. My mother was anxious but unable to do anything.

One night in October 2003, my mother called that my father fainted away, asking me to go home and send my father to hospital. When I went back home, my father was unconscious, couldn’t speak, but could still open his eyes, Seeing my mother get medicine for my father, I stopped her. I thought I had practiced Falun Gong for five years, so I was definitely able to help my father remove the Karma; moreover, my father had practiced it for six years, he also had some power; Master would help us, too. With the power of our three people, the Karma no matter how heavy it was would be removed.

So I sat cross-legged in front of my father and read Zhuan Falun for him, at the same time, I begged the Master silently to remove Karma for him. About one hour later, I found father’s breath was weaker, and he couldn’t open his eyes. In order to obtain the Master’s blessing, I found out all the things about Dafa and placed them around my father, meanwhile, I played Master’s tapes again and again, hoping for the appearance of Master’s Fashen. But it didn’t work at all and father’s condition got worse.

Just then, my sister got home after receiving a call from my mother. Seeing such a case, she pushed me away and carried father into the car with my brother-in-law, then sent him to the hospital. According to the examination, my father stopped breathing because of a sudden cerebral hemorrhage and being sent to hospital too late.

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Karma removing and “protection” praying killed my father thoroughly. We practiced Falun Gong heart and soul for so many years, and finally my father lost his life at the age of 59, while where is the Master’s Fashen? The cruel reality made me awaken from the dream. However, everything was too late.

text from: http://english.kaiwind.com/Data/01/201106/t130059.htm

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Li Huimin, male, born in June 1957, only receiving junior high school education, was a villager of Xinzhuang Village, Xiaozhai Town, Jizhou City, Hebei Province.

Before practicing Falun Gong, he rented a shop front for small business in the county while his wife did farm work at home and his child was at school. They were both laborious and able, so they lived a relatively affluent and happy life.

In December 1997, a friend of Li in the county introduced Falun Gong to him and gave him a book of Zhuan Falun. The friend said that Falun Gong was amazing, if you practiced it constantly, you could recover after falling ill without taking any medicine or injections; that it could also improve your health even though you didn’t get ill; and that anyone who practiced Falun Gong would be protected by the Master’s Fashen and also achieve Consummation, become a god and go to the paradise for a happy life. All in all, “it was really a good way to kill two birds with one stone”. Hearing that Falun Gong was so good, especially one could achieve Consummation, he began to practice Falun Gong without much thinking. Three months later, it seemed that his high blood pressure and periarthritis of the shoulder were relieved, so he thought Falun Gong was efficacious and believed in it.

To show the sincerity for the Master and practice, he bought Zhuan Falun, Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa and other books, as well as the portrait of the Master with the money he earned from small business. Then everyday he read the books and practiced Falun Gong intently, leaving all the things behind. In order to go to a higher level and become immortal, he made a thorough plan for himself that he learned Zhuan Falun at 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. everyday, then he went to the practice spot for practicing, after that he went back to his shop front for copying and reciting Zhuan Falun, and listening to the tapes about Fa teaching. Seeing that he didn’t engage in his own business, his family tried to persuade him to do something authentic and live a normal life, but he turned a deaf ear to it and immersed himself in the “Consummation” and “Kingdom of Heaven” described by Li Hongzhi everyday.

After Falun Gong was banned in July 1999, most of the local practitioners gave up Falun Gong practice. But influenced by the supreme idea of Falun Dafa preached by Li Hongzhi, Li Huimin made nothing of the national law and aired grievance for Falun Gong everywhere. His friends, relatives and people from his town worked on him to quit Falun Gong and see clearly the nature of it, but he couldn’t take any advice because he was always thinking of the “golden house” in the paradise and the “Consummation”. Instead, he often introduced Falun Gong to his kith and kin.

Li Huimin practiced Falun Gong and read related books day and night; sometimes he distributed and put up Falun Gong materials slinkingly at night. Due to irregular life and diet, and also he couldn’t get proper rest and didn’t treat his high blood pressure, his health went steadily downhill and he became thinner in the second half of 2005. He walked unsteadily, tumbled to the ground and vomited frequently. Even though the families were angry at his practicing of Falun Gong and his persisting in error, they still worried about his health. They asked him to see the doctor and take some medicine, but he refused and said “the Master told us that it is removing Karma for you by the Master when you fall ill. After the Karma is removed, you can get into a higher level, reach Consummation and become an immortal with all kinds of abilities.” Thus, he paid close attention to practice and believed that his illness could be cured through practicing Falun Gong. When he felt under the weather, he neither went to see the doctor nor took medicine, and the family could not help it.

On the evening of February 2, 2006, Li Huimin fell in a faint suddenly when practicing at home and was sent to a hospital by his family. He was diagnosed with brain stem hemorrhage, which was caused by high blood pressure. After the rescue, he died on February 5, 2006 at the age of 53.

text from: http://english.kaiwind.com/Data/01/201106/t129715.htm

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