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Falun Gong does harm to children

2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

Like other cults in the world, Falun Gong puts children under its duress and does harm to them.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations emphasizes that children are entitled to special care and assistance. And The Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that "every child has the inherent right to life" and "shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child." Falun Gong openly defied these two documents. It set up training classes for children and enrolled them as Falun Gong practitioners.


Li Hongzhi said time and again: "The celestial eyes of the children under six will be opened if they read the books on Falun Gong. They will see the wheel of Fa turning." He also said that they could "go up to the heaven and down into the earth and become immortals by cultivation." He encouraged the Falun Gong organization to stretch out its claws to the children. When giving lectures in Hubei's Wuhan City and Guizhou Province, Li Hongzhi demanded the heads of Falun Gong Assistant Stations "to organize the children." Under the encouragement of Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong organizations set up children's training classes in Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanchang, Zunyi, and so on. Such classes were held twice in Nanchang during the summer vacation of 1998. 160 children participated, among whom the oldest were 12 and the youngest 4.


Li Hongzhi cuts off the blood lineage between parents and children. He opposes his followers' caring for their children or sending their sick children to hospital.


On May 3, 1999, a Dafa disciple asked: "Do cultivators' very young children need to go see the doctor?" Li Hongzhi answered: "People who are genuine cultivators. Your bodies will all be transformed into Buddha-bodies, and that's something that cannot be achieved by doctors no matter what treatment they administer...The type of child I just talked about – who came from high levels – came to obtain the Fa. They don't have any karma, and they won't have any health problems." (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)


On May 24, 2008, when some followers asked him what he thought of some children followers' illness and death, Li Hongzhi said: "Some children transmigrate into your family because it has historical causes with you and come to help you. Some help you through. Some learn with you. Some of us followers of the Dafa cherish affection too much. They value their children more than cultivation. Consequently, they push their children to the most dangerous place."


Many children practitioners show signs or symptoms of dysphrenia and schizophrenia because of practicing Falun Gong.


Filthy ideas have been instilled into children practitioners by their obsessed parents from an early age. Such children usually have auditory and visual hallucinations, nightmares; some are so frightened that they become absentminded.


The Column of Children Followers is purposely designed on the Minghui Net. Many so-called "miracles" such as "opening celestial eyes" and other symptoms of dysphrenia, like auditory and visual hallucinations are publicized. For example, some children followers said they saw swarms of snake-like monsters and three-eyed long animals at one time and one red dragon and a yellow dragon twisted together at another. Others said they saw their space was full of devils, and even the cracks were filled with devils. Still others said they saw the image of Buddha smiling in front of them when they closed their eyes and chanted "getting rid of all devils that disturb the righteous Fa." But the eyes of the image of Buddha suddenly gave out green light and they were frightened to open their eyes and begged their master for help immediately. Their master shot golden light at the evil immortal and the latter exploded like a balloon.


Affected by Li Hongzhi's fallacy, Falun Gong practitioners' cognition and behavior have been awfully distorted. Some obsessed practitioners staged tragedies and did harm to others. Among victims of Falun Gong, many were children.


Self-immolation and suicide


Liu Siying, female, born in March 1988, was a Grade 5 student in a primary school. Following her mother Liu Chunling, she practiced Falun Gong at home in 1999. On January 23, 2001, she took part in the group self-burning at Tian'anmen Square and was badly injured by the fire. The burned area accounted for 40% of her body surface; she had difficulties in breathing, and her face and head suffered a 4-level burn. She failed to respond to emergency treatments and died in hospital.


Chen Ying, 17 years old, a senior high school student in Grade 2 of Shuren High School of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, was mentally deranged due to obsession with Falun Gong. On August 16, 1999, Chen jumped out from the train No.439 from Beijing to Jiamusi and died.


Fathers killed themselves holding their children in arms


Gao Encheng, male, 42 years old, was a cadre in the Trade and Industry Office of Tianbai Town, Kaixian County, Chongqing, and also the head of a Falun Gong practice site. He firmly believed what Li Hongzhi had claimed, that when a practitioner reached a certain level of practice, he would "gather three flowers on top of his head; produce Immortal Infant (yuanying); return to the original self; and ascend to the heaven after death." On November 6, 1998, he jumped from the fourth floor carrying his son, and died after failing to respond to emergency treatment. His son survived after emergency treatment.


Long Gang, male, 31 years old, was a farmer from Yongchuan, Chongqing. After he began to practice Falun Gong in 1997, soon he was always in a trance. He often said the earth would be destroyed, and he would fly to the sky to avoid the disaster. On the morning of July 17, 1999, Long Gang jumped into a river carrying his son under 6 years old. His son was rescued in time and survived, but he died.


Death caused by rejecting medical treatment


Song Shuanglong, a 12-year-old boy, lived in Nanguan District, Changchun City, Jilin Province. Since he had two more pieces of cartilage in his back nasal cavity after birth, he had been treated in hospitals off and on. In 1996, his mother Ma Xiurong began to practice Falun Gong, and become convinced that Falun Gong was able to cure all diseases, so she asked her son to practice too. However, Song Shuanglong's condition didn't improve but became worse. His eyes became blurred at first, and then he went blind at last. On the New Year's Day of 1999, Song's symptoms suddenly became more serious. Ma Xiurong still guided him to perform Falun Gong actions even it was hard for Song to stand up. Song died at home on May 12.


Parents killed their own children


Tong Yan, a worker from a water supply company of Liaohe Oil Filed, at the night on December 16, 1999, she shouted continuously "up to the heaven" and killed her own daughter Xu Che on the bed, who was only 6 years old. Later Tong confessed: "A devil told me that I could cultivate into a Buddha if I killed my daughter."


Dong Li,male,37 years old,a villager from Dapingfang Town, Chaoyang County, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. At the night on February 3, 2002, Dong bewitched by Li Hongzhi's fallacy, smashed mercilessly his wife and daughter in deep sleeping with a pick. His 37-year-old wife, Meng Xiurong, died, and his 14-year-old daughter, Dong Yudan, was seriously wounded.


Guan Shuyun, a woman lived in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province, began to practice Falun Gong in April, 1997. On April 22, 2002, claiming to eliminate devils, Guan choked to death her own daughter Dai Nan, a girl under nine, to the face of dozens of fellow practitioners in order to reach Consummation and ascend to the paradise.


Li Yanzhong, male, 35 years old, was a worker in Tianjin Dagang Oil Field. At about 4:00 a.m. on the morning of July 10, 2005, Li killed with a kitchen knife his 6-year-old daughter Li Yue and his 6-year-old nephew Zhang Xin. Li Yanzhong confessed: "I have practiced Falun Gong for nine years, and I don't know why I always want to kill people." "At that time the idea of killing people was full of my mind, and I was controlled by some 'bad lives,' it seemed like other's idea. But it controlled your mind, and let you kill people or yourself. "