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Inside story of Falun Gong

2009-09-27 Author:By: Bai Ye

My name is Bai Ye, and I am 32 years old, graduated from the Changchun Traditional Chinese Medicine College. And I live in the Yuguang Residential Area, Chaoyang District of Changchun City. To be honest, I have undergone intense mental conflicts before I make up my mind to write this article and share my experience with friends today. But please do not take my words wrongly, my hesitation doest not mean that I have not seen through Falun Gong completely, it's just that I really do not want to get involved in any affairs relating to the cult, not a tiny bit.

Yes, I am lucky comparing with those who lost their lives because of Li Hongzhi and his Falun Gong.

Yet, I certainly have been out of luck: starting to practice Falun Gong at the age of 17, I have drifted aimlessly for 15 years! Just think about it, how could one afford to idle away such a long period and accomplish nothing?

In 1993, a "Qigong fanatic" swept across the nation. Various schools of Qigong sprang up like mushrooms after rain, good and bad jumbled together. Like most people, I started practicing Qigong on a moment's enthusiasm without distinguishing the good from bad. However, most people practiced Qigong to keep fit, but I did it in pursuit of becoming a god or a Buddha, and the so-called "special competence" promised by many Qigong masters at that time. Unfortunately, what I followed was Falun Gong which turned out to be a cult! Maybe it was the starting of my tragedy. Totally muddleheaded, I thought there was no difference between Falun Gong and other Qigong schools at the beginning; Tempted by the so-called Consummation, I was still crazy about Falun Gong even after the "4.25 Incident" which shocked the world in 1999.

Sticking to the wrong course obstinately, my personal tragedy continued. By the time in 2001, I already became an important member of the cultic organization who could directly contact the Falun Gong Headquarters in North America, asking for orders. It was rare for some one to acquire such an elevated position within Falun Gong organization. Perhaps there were all together only 20 members like me in mainland China at that time. And gradually, I discovered many top secrets of Falun Gong and learned how the cultic system was operated, including where the money came from and how it was spent. What I had found out often astonished me, and I could not believe my own eyes in many cases. Yet they were all facts. On January 23, 2001, the "self-immolation incident" at Tiananmen Square happened. And for the first time in my life I began to question the nature of Falun Gong and whether its actions were legal or rational. But my suspicion was quickly dispelled by my greediness and the people around me –actually, I was deceiving people as well as myself. My ostrichism lasted until August 2004 when I was forced by the government to look squarely into Falun Gong's crimes that no one could deny. In fact, any one under converting would easily change his stance so long as he can face up to phenomena and problems of the cult – and that was really crucial. The moment I began to look squarely at Falun Gong, my mind-set started to change – gradually, by thinking independently. Since I knew much more than ordinary practitioners about the cult, I did not need much preachment. Recalling the past, I compared Falun Gong with other cults in the world, and contrasted it with Surangama – the "demon-detector" of Buddhism. And gradually I came to realize that Falun Gong was a cult out and out. Yet I worked myself to the bone for it ever since I was 17! My youth and prospects were all destroyed by Falun Gong.

And now whenever others mention Li Hongzhi and his Falun Gong before me, I would feel annoyed or even get furiously angry; whenever I think about Li Hongzhi and his Falun Dafa myself, I would feel sick and boil with rage. You know, I am really puzzled by Li Hongzhi's behaviors: he has already collected enough money and moved his family to the USA in 1996, what did he come back for? He has swindled money out of followers, and then he comes to take their lives away by cheating! Vicious like a serpent, Li Hongzhi keeps on preaching the so-called Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance!

Here I would like to share part of my personal experience with our friends, to show what on earth Li Hongzhi's "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" means.

In 2001, the "self-immolation incident" took place at Tiananmen Square on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year. At about 12:00 pm that night, I discussed the incident on the internet with a chieftain from the North America Falun Dafa Association who was responsible for contacting with Falun Gong organizations in mainland China. And we agreed that the incident was committed by Falun Gong followers. Later on, I met a fellow member of Falun Gong who used to be a teacher at the Xinjiang University. He was also a key member of Falun Gong in mainland China (Here I don't want to mention his name; of course, if some one takes it seriously and asks for evidence, I can tell him the complete story in private). The teacher told me in person that, after the incident, he and several others were asked by the Minghui Net to go to Kaifeng and contact with local Falun Gong members, to see whether the seven people committed self-immolation were Falun Gong followers.

While in Beijing, I told the story to another teacher from the Jilin Construction and Engineering College. To my astonishment, this man and another practitioner from Changchun also received an order from the Minghui Net and they went to Kaifeng did the same thing, carrying a video camera with them. So the Minghui Net actually dispatched at least two independent contingents to investigate the incident, trying to obtain the first hand materials that would be of advantage to Falun Gong. During the investigation at Kaifeng, they were surprised to find that seven people committed self-immolation were all Falun Gong followers! Disappointed, they reported it to the Minghui Net and North America Falun Dafa Association. What shocked them most was that the Falun Gong organization solemnly claimed in a news briefing: "Participants of the self-immolation incident were absolutely not our Falun Dafa disciples." So, while flaunting the banner of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance," Li Hongzhi and his Falun Gong openly lied to the world shamelessly. As insiders, the investigators who had gone to Kaifeng at the demand of Falun Gong did not know what to do. Actually, no one dared to face up to it. They kept silent and refused to say anything about their story.

Another example was the case of "an unknown corpse being discarded at Tongzhou County of Beijing." When the first time I watched the video program about the case, I told people resolutely that it was a fake. Later, I met a fellow practitioner and he admitted that he was a participant of that case. He even vividly described how he wrapped up the body with his bare hands! He also told me in details what happened that day: six participants, one vehicle, and the plot they hatched. Unfortunately, the six people involved were all well acquainted with me, among them, two were from Changchun.

In fact, if we think it over we could easily find out that in many places and on many occasions, Li Hongzhi and his Falun Gong have already openly betrayed "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" they boasted. But why didn't we ponder deeply over it in the past? Perhaps we wouldn't have made such a blunder if only we had thought it over.

(Kaiwind.com, March 23, 2009)