1 Falun Gong Led Its Followers to Suicide
2 Falun Gong led its followers to homicide
3 Repayment for Falun Gong Practitioners' Suicide and Homicide
4 Experts' view on Falun Gong practitioners' suicide and homicide
As far as a human being is concerned, life is undoubtedly priceless. People with common sense regard killing as an extremely irrational behavior and believe that the killer should be held responsible legally and economically for the death. But the obsessed Falun Gong practitioners have their own interpretation of suicide and killing which are totally different from that of "the ordinary people," and to make things worse, they put their idea into actions
In 1998, Ma Jianmin, a retired worker at the age of 54 in Hebei province, killed himself with scissors in order to seek for the wheel of law which Li Hongzhi claimed was installed in the abdomen of each Falun Gong practitioner.
On January 23, 2001, the New Year's Eve, seven Falun Gong practitioners, including a 12-year-old girl among the five females, burnt themselves at Tiananmen Square, which caused one female to die on the spot. One month later, her 12-year-old daughter Liu Siying also died of serious burn complication.
Liu Siying could only touch teddy bear by her arms
In April 2004, eight-year-old Dai Nan was regarded as a demon and was choked to death before over 40 Falun Gong practitioners by her mother Guan Shuyun from Yichun City of Heilongjiang Province.
Incomplete statistics show that before July 22, 1999, the day the Chinese government banned Falun Gong according to law, over 1,400 people died of practicing Falun Gong, among which, 136 people committed suicide and many innocent people were killed by Falun Gong practitioners. Today, the number of fatalities brought about by Falun Gong has declined sharply, but far from zero.
The Distribution Chart of 1404 people who died from practicing Falun Gong
Then, why do some people, who used to be normal, choose to commit suicide or kill others after they have practiced Falun Gong for a certain period of time?
1.1 Practitioners wishing to keep fit would soon find out that "Cultivation Practice" is far more complicated than they have expected.
Falun Gong made its debut in the form of a qigong exercise and was flourishing in the late 1980s when all forms of qigong schools sprang up all over China. Li Hongzhi was working for State-Owned Cereals and Oils Company in Changchun and, caught up in the nationwide promotion of qigong, took classes in two of its disciplines. He later combined them with elements of Thai dance to create the school notoriously known as the Falun Gong. Before December 1994, Li Hongzhi had charged fees for his healing sessions ranged between scores and hundreds of Renminbi. Falun Gong practitioners were ordinary qigong enthusiasts, they joined in and began to practice Falun Gong with a hope to improve health and keep fit.
Later on something went wrong with Li Hongzhi and his Qigong. Li changed his mind and abandoned his plan of making money by holding training courses or "healing sessions of Gong."
In August 1994, Falun Gong adherent Li Shulin from Liaoning Province suffered a cerebral thrombosis. He implored Li Hongzhi to send out Qi to revive him in vain; then died a few days later.
To totally eliminate the potential risks arising from "healing sessions of Gong," Li Hongzhi published a book titled Zhuan Falun in 1994. This book, a compilation of Li's remarks on "Cultivation Practice" of Falun Gong in the past, established the fundamental principles for Falun Gong practitioners to abide by.
From then on, besides practicing dancing-like movement drills, Falun Gong followers have to strictly observe the rules Li Hongzhi stipulated in Zhuan Falun, the teachings Li later on mentioned in Fa-teaching occasions and innumerable other "Scriptures." For Falun Gong practitioners, whoever dares to violate these rules or betray Li Hongzhi, would be, in Li's own words, severely punished or even "destroyed body and soul" and "put into hell."
1.2 Thoroughly imbued with Falun Gong "doctrines," the practitioners lose judgment and the ability to reason by and by. Some suffer from mental disorders.
Most practitioners wish to keep their bodies strong or cure illness by practicing Falun Gong just as they do with other kinds of Qigong. Yet under the guidance of "One and the only one way" doctrine and absolute one-way information receiving, the practitioners practice Falun Gong at lest twice a day, they are asked to read Master's books, listen to his tapes and watch his videos whenever they have time so as to "advance" in the Fa studies. In fact, some disciples are totally sealed off by Falun Gong teachings and lose interests in doing or thinking about other things. As time goes by, the practitioners get accustomed to hypnotic practices and their minds are full of Falun Gong heresies. Eventually they are completely brain-washed to lose judgment and the ability to reason. Furthermore, under intensified inculcation and strong temptation of "Remove Karma," "Get into a higher level" and "Reach Consummation," many Falun Gong practitioners have difficulty in controlling themselves: some suffer from illusion or other mental disorders; a few of them are totally out of mind and kill themselves.
Shi Shuyan, female, a peasant lived in Southeast Camp Village, Dongguang Town, Dongguang County, Hebei Province. In March 1999, she began to get obsessed with Falun Gong and became absentminded. Absurd behaviors followed as the result. On May 1, 1999, she told others while practicing Falun Gong that, she could go to Paradise after digging out the "pellet" in her mouth. And later on her mouth was full of blood. On the early morning of May 3, Shi tried again to dig out the "pellet" from her mouth in room. Shi told her husband she would ascend to Paradise in 40 minutes, and let him wait outside. When her husband got in, Shi was lying on the ground with blood all over her body, a kitchen knife was found beside her. Shi told her husband in faint voice that she had got the "pellet" out with the knife. Other Falun Gong practitioners in the village hurried in hearing of the news. Instead of sending Shi to the hospital, the fellow practitioners took out Li Hongzhi's portrait to "cow the demons." At 6 o'clock in the morning, Shi was carried to the county hospital but it was too late. She died of excessive loss of blood at an age of 49.
Dong Zhi, female, a foreign language teacher with a college diploma, used to work diligently at Tianming Xili Primary School in Tianjin. Dong began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. Early in 1997, Dong showed abnormality in behavior: she was absentminded, unwilling to attend class and did not correct papers for her students. Her family members found her Kowtow at home several times. On the morning of December 5, 1997, Dong zhi committed suicide by jumping off a building at the age of 24.
Kang Caiye, female, worked as an assistant at the Guangkelong Shop of Nanda Corporation, Xicheng District in Guangzhou. Kang was a warm-hearted worker with keeping herself busy in her work all the time, enjoying great popularity among colleagues, and winning golden opinions from customers. In 1998, Kang began to practice Falun Gong and she changed dramatically ever since. She was absentminded while working, and frequently made mistakes in collecting money, doing accounts, and selecting commodity for customers. Her leader and colleagues were all concerned about her and offered to help. But she refused and replied: "I am OK because I'm practicing Falun Gong." On October 10, 1998, Kang suddenly went mad while taking stock: She cried and laughed, scattered commodities on the ground and ran away…Her colleagues searched high and low trying to find her, but to no avail. At about 2 p.m. in the afternoon, the Security Division of Nada Corporation was informed by local police station: Kang jumped into Zhujiang River from a place near the Aiqun Building. From the handbag she left, people found a mini tape recorder and some tapes with Falun Gong teachings.
Gao Encheng, male, a cadre from Industrial and Commercial Administration Office at Tianbai Township, Kai County in Chongqing, was the head in charge of a Falun Gong practice spot. In November 1997, Gao began to practice Falun Gong together with his wife. And his frank and open personality changed completely: He became a man of few words and less socialized, and firmly believed that by practicing Falun Gong people would "go to Paradise" and "their souls go with them" after they were dead. On November 6, 1998, Gao quarreled loudly with others when he was attending a meeting held by his unit: "I won't argue with you everyday people. No body but Gao Xiong, my own son really understands me!" After the meeting, Gao returned home and practiced Falun Gong, then he jumped off the building from 4th floor, holding his son tightly in the arms. His colleagues called doctors immediately for emergency treatment. But his wife Li Xiaofen refused to do so, saying Master Li Hongzhi would protect the two. At last, the doctors saved Gao Xiong's life; but the father, Gao Encheng, "all rescue measures proved ineffectual," died at the age of 42.
1.3 Apart from mental disorders, Li Hongzhi's fallacies on human body and life are the major mutagen and catalyst which lead the practitioners into committing suicide.
·Li Hongzhi claims that the human beings, who belong to the "Earth garbage dump," should all be disposed of and be eliminated because human morals have been declining seriously.
"Earth is but the garbage dump of the universe."
"From another perspective, however, Earth is but the garbage dump of the universe."
"A person's earliest life comes from the universe…In which some people may develop selfishness and gradually their level will be lowered. If they cannot stay at this level, they must drop down further. At that level, however, they may again become not so good and not be able to stay there, either. They will continue to descend further until, in the end, they reach this level of human beings…From the perspective of supernormal abilities or of the great enlightened beings, these lives should have been destroyed upon falling to this level."
"Such is the state of the entire planet; everything has in fact degenerated to a grave extent."
"In this enormous universe, Earth looks just like an apple – an apple which has become rotten inside and out. Just like every individual human being, every particle inside of this apple is rotten."
"In regard to humans, when this cultivation ends, this environment won't be needed anymore. The humans that are left over will be vile human beings…; when humans aren't good they are eliminated."
"Some lives became bad as the universe evolved, and yet they couldn't be destroyed. Plans were therefore made so that they could improve themselves and assimilate again to the universe. They were sent to a lower level to bear some hardship and improve themselves. Later on people kept coming to that level. Then a division happened at that level. Then people whose character had deteriorated could no longer remain at that level, and so another, even lower, level was created. It went on like this with lower and lower levels gradually getting differentiated, up until the level that today's human race occupies was generated. That is the origin of today's human race."
"Mankind's moral values have undergone enormous changes. They are sliding downward a thousand miles a day, so quickly. With the erosion of their values, people have actually come to believe that the ancients were ignorant and superstitious. Man's thinking has changed dramatically, and it is frightening."
"Man's drastic moral decline is unfolding throughout the world. People's notions have changed dramatically."
"So today's human society… to be frank, I can tell you that Gods no longer consider humans human. Think about it: Aren't humans in a dangerous state?"
"Yet the morality of ancient people was much higher than that of today. People today think that ancient people weren't good. Actually, that's because you're viewing ancient people with modern people's degenerate notions."
"People became bad and dropped here where humankind is – to this earth."
Bewitched by above mentioned remarks made by Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong practitioners do not regard human being as the Lord of creation any more. Instead, they deem themselves the "vile people" who have committed monstrous crimes in previous life or, the "garbage" on Earth which should be destroyed completely. So for them, to run away from this "garbage dump" is the priority and there is no point to cherish human life. The reason they burn themselves, jump off buildings or jump into rivers is that by doing so they could "flee the Earth and avoid being eliminated."
Lived in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province, Xu Huijun began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. Since then she became eccentric and totally discarded family affections. On May 31, 1999, she jumped off a building and killed herself to escape the so called "predestined fate," leaving her family broken-hearted.
Gao Wenhui, female, 52 years old, had received a junior grade school education, lived in Jiangjia Village, Lutou Township of Longkou City in Shangdong Province. Before 1997 Gao was basically healthy although she suffered a slight neurasthenic. In 1997 Gao began to practice Falun Gong. She once told her husband, "I met Master Li Hongzhi in dreams and he asked me to go to Paradise – he tried to draw me from Heaven while others pushing me up from beneath. But they failed just because I had not studied the Fa well enough." In the autumn of 1998, Gao showed more and more abnormalities in behavior and intelligence: she often told others that the Doomsday was coming and the earth would soon be destroyed. She left home unexpectedly several times, and tried to kill herself by crushing with vehicles but was stopped. On June 28, 1999 when her family members were all out, Gao locked herself in the house and took her own life by taking the poisonous DDVP.
Wang Jun, male, was born on February 20, 1967, a worker in Yantai Wooden Clock Factory, lived in No.16-4 Zhongxing Street, Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province. In the winter of 1996, Wang began to practice Falun Gong and changed quickly in temperaments: he became less and less interested in his job and careless about his family. Once Wang was absent from work for several consecutive days and leaders of his workshop sent colleagues to visit his family and offer help. Calling at the door to be let in, his colleagues found Wang was practicing Falun Gong, with Falun Gong books around him and Li Hongzhi's portrait hung on the wall. Since then, his moral plummeted and became disheartened and world-weary. He told his wife several times: "I will go to Paradise and become an Immortal." One day in the last ten-day of April 1998, Wang ran away from home and the next morning, people found that he hung himself at the Nanshan Mountains.
·Li Hongzhi encourages his followers to take off "human skins" and let go off all worldly attachments; then their master souls would go to Paradise with Consummation.
The term "Consummation" or "Perfection" that Li Hongzi advertised means the practitioners accomplish their cultivation and become what Li called "Buddha, Dao and God," then they will enjoy themselves in Paradise forever. For Falun Gong disciples, the temptation of Consummation is too strong to resist. To go to Paradise is the ultimate goal they have been dreaming of, and they have done so much painstaking practices for it.
Li Hongzhi asks his followers to let go of "life and death," and "worldly attachments (including to their bodies)," and instigates Dafa disciples to set against the government even at the expense of their lives.
"When a person dies, only the layer of the largest molecules – the human shell or this layer of molecules on the surface – dies and falls away from this dimension. How could your real body that's composedof microscopic matter die?"
"Even if a Dafa cultivator truly casts off his human skin during the persecution, what awaits him is still Consummation."
"At the very moment of death they did not feel scared; on the contrary, they suddenly felt a sense of relief, with some sort of subconscious excitement. Some people felt free from the bondage of the body and could levitate very lightly and wonderfully."
"In this cosmos, 99.9 percent of the numerous cultivation ways in the past and heavenly paradises in different cosmic bodies didn't need bodies. Not everyone thinks so favorably about having a flesh body. Many heavenly paradises absolutely will not let you bring a body when you return there. If you took your body along, you would be disrupting the Fa there."
In August 2000, Li Hongzhi told in his theoryEliminate Your Last Attachment, "It is in fact time to let go of your last attachments. As cultivators, you already know that you should, and in your actions you have, let go of all worldly attachments (including the attachment to the human body) and have made it through the process of letting go of life and death." He required the disciples to "let go of all worldly attachments (including the attachment to the human body)," stirred up the followers fight against the Government no spare with their lives.
"If you can let go of life and death, you're a God; if you can't let go of life and death, you're a human."
"Whether they were detained or lost lives for practicing Dafa, they all have reached Consummation."
According to Li Hongzhi, the flesh body of human being is just of piece of "human skin," the sooner you get rid of it, the earlier you get released. So why not just do it? In addition, even if a man dies, his real body or his master soul does not become extinct. Those who have "got rid of human skin" or died of persecution could actually reach Consummation. Furthermore, to go to Paradise one is not allowed to take flesh body with him. As a result, many Falun Gong practitioners, including those committing self-immolation at Tiananmen Square mentioned above, firmly believe in Li Hongzhi's words that one can not reach Consummation unless he has released himself by getting rid of his "human skin." This makes more Falun Gong practitioners choose to commit suicide.
Zheng Xiaoyan, a former obsessed Falun Gong follower, lived in Tancheng County, Shandong Province, who refused to change mind by cutting wrist in the past. She told people after getting out of the disengagement of Falun Gong: "The reason (the practitioners) commit suicide is that, they all believe in Li Hongzhi's words that those who really get rid of human skin because of persecution can reach Consummation."
Liu Pinqing, male, 58 years old, chief of the Agricultural Technology Promotion Station at Gushan Town, Donggang City in Liaoning Province. In 1988, he was introduced into practicing Falun Gong by his neighbor, and obsessing about it later on. Liu told fellow practitioners many times, "Mater asked me to become a Buddha by burning myself." On February 4, 1999, about 5 p.m., Liu opened the gas valves at home and set himself on fire. Fortunately, he was found by neighbors and then hospitalized. In the hospital, Liu refused to receive medical treatment, claiming they practitioners did not need medicine because their Master would protect them. As for the reason why he was not dead, Liu explained that his Master wanted him to live and "remove Karma." Four days later Liu returned home from the hospital. But he would tell others, his Master asked him to "jump into a well and become a Buddha." He kept asking neighbors to rope him tight and then throw him into a well, saying his Master would prevent him from being drowned. Of course, his neighbors refused to do so. Knowing that Liu was bewitched by Falun Gong and suffered from mental disorders, his family members guarded him closely because he was always trying to find a chance to "become a Buddha." On April 27, 1999, Liu took advantage of his family's negligence in the early morning, drowned himself in a well near his house.
On July 3, 1999, Li Jinzhong, a peasant from Sidi Village, Beigang Town, Tunliu County in Shanxi Province; and Chang Haochi, a student from Economic & Trade Department of the Shanxi Coal Management Cadres Institute, all firmly believed they had already "accomplished the Gong cultivation" and therefore they were able to "go to Paradise with Perfection." The two sit face to face in an open ground outside the Sidi Village, and burnt themselves to death.
On February 16, 2001, Tan Yihui, a Falun Gong practitioner from Changde City, Hunan Province, set himself on fire with gasoline and committed suicide near the Wanshou Road, Haidian District in Beijing. Tan began to practice Falun Gong in the first half of 1999. His mother told people, "I admonished my son earnestly, tried to persuade him into giving up Falun Gong and not to be possessed by the evil. But he turned a deaf ear to my words and said he would ascend to Paradise after he accomplished the cultivation. He tried to get his younger brother into practicing the same thing, but I stopped him."
Jiang Chaojun, male, was born on June 7, 1954, his family came from Jiangwan Village, Shantoufang Town, Xiangcheng County, Henan Province. His wife Jiang Xiuxia, female, was born on October 16, 1957. In 1989, the couple moved to Zhong Village, Pingyang Town, Jidong County in Heilongjiang Province, and then settled down. They had a son and a daughter with a warm and sweet though not very rich family life. In November 1997, they began to practice Falun Gong and soon were obsessed by it: they gave up farming and paid no attention to their children. On December 3, 1997, bewitched by Li Hongzhi's fallacy of "One can go to Paradise by practicing Falun Gong," Jiang Chaojun and Jiang Xiuxia left home and carried each other on back in shift, holding the pose of "Ascension"…After about one or two kilometers, both failed to take off. Then they returned home. In order to get into Paradise and become immortals, Jiang Chaojun cruelly stabbed his wife's abdomen and mouth with a sharp knife, and killed her; Jiang himself committed suicide later, turning their 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son into orphans.
· Li Hongzhi assures his disciples that, by practicing Falun Gong, their bodies are purified step by step and eventually turn into "bodies of diamond" which will not degenerate; Li also promises his followers that they will not come across any danger because Master's "Law Bodies (Fashen)" will protect them.
"There are altogether two major levels (excluding practicing qi). One is In-Triple-World-Fa (Shi-Jian-Fa) cultivation practice, while the other is Beyond-Triple-World-Fa (Chu-Shi-Jian-Fa)cultivation practice…in the course of In-Triple-World-Fa cultivation practice one's body will be constantly purified, it will be completely replaced by the high-energy matter when one reaches the highest form of In-Triple-World-Fa."
"Human cells are being gradually replaced by high-energy matter, the aging process slows down... transforming gradually,... your body will have been entirely transformed into another kind of physical body... And your body will never degenerate."
"Cultivators will gain protection from my Law Bodies (fa-shen) when they accept my Falun Dafa teachings and truly cultivate. As long as you persevere in cultivation, my Law Bodies will protect you until you reach Perfection. Should you decide to stop cultivating at some point, my Law Bodies will depart."
"To do is practice while following the standards of a practitioner. There's no need for me to personally give you a Falun and Law Body, as you will get everything...This is that a student of mine taught you, and all of my students have the protection of my Law Bodies...I have countless Law Bodies that can protect the students, so everyone that truly cultivates will be protected...this is guaranteed."
"My Law bodies are aware of everything. Whatever you think about, they're aware of it, and they can do anything."
"When a practitioner is about to run into troubles, my Fashen will dissolve such things for you and not let them occur. He may also drop you a hint."
Then, the disciples believe they have accomplished the "In-Triple-World-Fa" cultivation, their bodies become Buddha bodies which consist of high-energy substances that never degenerate. They are confident that their Master's Law Body will prevent them from any misfortunes or injuries even if they go fasting, bump against walls or jump off buildings. All in all, they leave everything including their lives up to Li Hongzhi, the "omnipotent" and "omnipresent" Master.
Feng Shaobao, male, was born on March 15, 1959, used to be a worker at Xinhua Shipyard in Nanjing. In 1995, Feng began to practice Falun Gong, then served as the instructor of a Falun Gong practice spot. And gradually, he became mentally deranged. He told his child, "Our Dafa disciples die hard," and asked his child to have a try on his body with a knife. He wrote in his diary: "Who are our relatives? Our real parents are looking at us from Paradise, they expect us to return home. We all want to go back." Bewitched and poisoned by Falun Gong, Feng had absurd illusions: he took the raccoon pictures which his daughter had put on a small mirror as monsters, and tore them into shreds; he even tried to scrape off the picture of an elephant on his daughter's pencil-box with sandpapers. On July 10, 1998, Feng locked himself in a house and committed suicide by hanging. After his death, his wife said that before his death, Feng told her: "If I have been off for 48 hours and do not return, then you people do not bother to look for me – I am definitely arriving in Paradise at that time."
Sun Jie, male, was born on May 1, 1963, came from Hua County in Shaanxi Province, graduated from Jiuquan Teachers Colleges in 1982. In 1985, Sun was transferred to No. 803 Power Plant of the Provincial Power Bureau, and worked as duty officer at Chemical Operation Division of the Power Generation Department, assistant engineer. Being an introvert, Sun worked hard in the plant. He began to practice Falun Gong in August 1995. On April 26, 1999, about 4 p.m. Sun Jie burned himself at home. People found him sitting cross-legged, holding a tape recorder, with books of Falun Gong under his right armpit. According to Sun's wife, Sun once said, "I have been enlightened by Master's words since last year: persevere in cultivation, I am sure that some day I'll go to Paradise, become a Buddha and live forever."
Little by little, the disciples are led astray by Li Hongzhi's temptation of reaching Consummation. But human life becomes less and less important in their eyes. Some even regard human life as an obstacle standing in their way to Paradise. So they discard all the worldly attachments including their own lives by means of self-burning, jumping off buildings etc. As a result, tragedies of self-killing strike the world time and again.
Yet when so many Dafa disciples ran into dangers, the Law Bodies (Fashen) of Master Li showed no magic power at all. Among the dead, Feng Lili and Li Guodong died of cancer; Zhang Mengye died of traffic accident. The three were all Falun Gong backbones outside China. And many more Dafa disciples died of practicing Falun Dafa!
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