The Tragedy of Falun Gong Practitioners
Heresies Are Injurious to Lives: Commentary

The incident of immolation of obsessed "Falun Gong" followers happened at Tian’anmen Square is not only the evil result brought about by Li Hongzhi and his heretic "Falun Gong" cult who have exercised long-term spiritual control over the practitioners, vigorously incited "going to heaven for nirvana", "driven beyond tolerance" and "creating bloodshed" incidents, but also is a serious criminal case wherein diehards of the heretic "Falun Gong" cult who deliberately organized the incident which inflicted damage to others' lives and undermined social stability.

A basic feature of heresy is that it preaches fallacies and exercises spiritual control over crazy followers. By resorting to cheating, hinting, rumor-mongering, intimidating and other despicable means, Li Hongzhi wantonly spread the fallacies such as "eschatology", "fatalism", "abandoning the rigid pursuance of life", "pursuing nirvana" and "going to heaven", as a result, many practitioners were deceived and possessed by the Devil, and some of them ended their valuable lives by the suicidal method.

The "Falun Gong" cult did not let off even women and children, instigating them to serve as its preys. The immolation of obsessed "Falun Gong" followers happened at Tian’anmen Square on the eve of the traditional Chinese New Year was a world-shocking incident created by them who had long been mentally poisoned by Li Hongzhi's fallacies and had thus lost the reason as normal people; they showed no consideration for their kinsfolk, families and studies, and abandoned their normal social life. That represents another evidence of crimes perpetrated by "Falun Gong" cult in doing harm to people and depriving them of their lives.

In order to create disturbances, Li Hongzhi unhesitatingly made a show of the cult's strength with the lives of the crazy followers. Before the occurrence of the immolation incident, Li Hongzhi had made use of the Internet to dish out the murderous "scripture"-"beyond tolerance" to incite, instigate and urge the obsessed "Falun Gong" followers to go to Tian’anmen Square to "defend dharma with their lives and blood", cruelly giving the signal for the crazy "Falun Gong" followers to serve the heresy with their valuable lives. Several of them left their hometown for Tian’anmen Square in Beijing to achieve "eternal completion" and "go to heaven".

At the time of departure, there were special persons who saw them off at the railway station and made an appointment that they "would meet in heaven". At their arrival in Beijing, there were special people who greeted them at the railway station, an apartment house was arranged by someone for them to take lodge, and trials were made before the immolation. Iron-clad facts prove that the incident is a criminal case created in an organized, premeditated and planned way by the "Falun Gong" cult, as well as an irrefutable evidence of the crime committed by the "Falun Gong" cult in a vain attempt to disrupt social stability, inflict damage to the practitioners' lives and set itself against society.

After the occurrence of the immolation, in order to evade people's condemnation and shirk the cult's responsibility for the offence, Li Hongzhi and his "Falun Gong" cult immediately issued a declaration, held a press conference, flatly denying that those injured and died in the immolation were crazy "Falun Gong" followers, they inhumanly abandoned the obsessed followers whom they had repeatedly regarded as the "disciples of Dafa".

When facts are laid bare before the world's people, Li Hongzhi and his "Falun Gong" diehards could no longer deny, they spread the rumors, their guilty conscience was thus thoroughly exposed.

The incident of several obsessed "Falun Gong" followers urged by Li Hongzhi to set themselves on fire has once again proved the great harmfulness of the anti-humanity, anti-science and anti-society "Falun Gong" cult. It is a malignant tumor of society and the scourge of humankind, which must be resolutely eradicated for the tranquility of people, families and society. We must fully understand that our struggle with the "Falun Gong" cult is complicated, acute and protracted, and we must never lower our guard, otherwise, it would mean that we leave behind the root of social disturbances.

With regard to the overwhelming majority of "Falun Gong" practitioners, including those who are so obsessed that they cannot extricate themselves for the time being, we must give full play to our superiority in ideological and political work, display the humanitarian spirit, strictly implement the policy of unity, education and rescue, move them with affection, tell them the reason and make them know the law, and rescue them from the trap of heresy, bring them back to the embrace of society and their relatives, so that they can live the life of normal people and enjoy a happy life. .At the same time, we should further step up the development of socialist ethics and culture, vigorously popularize scientific and cultural knowledge, actively launch healthy and beneficial cultural and sports activities, thoroughly eradicate the soil for the survival of heresies, protect social stability and the lasting peace of the country as we do the apple of our eye, so as to ensure the smooth progress of our country's reform, opening up and socialist modernization drive.

(People’s Daily 03/01/2001)