Toronto Residents Support Lawsuits Being Filed Against Former Dictator of China

October 04, 2015

(Minghui.org) More than 300 passersby in the Toronto financial district signed a petition supporting the recent flood of lawsuits against China’s former dictator, Jiang Zemin, during a 1.5 hour period on the afternoon of September 21, 2015.

At the intersection of Yonge Street and Queen Street, the financial district of Toronto, local Falun Gong practitioners held an event during the afternoon rush hour, to inform the public that over 180 thousand lawsuits have been filed since May against Jiang, for launching and directing the persecution in China.

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Practitioners hold banners to pass the message of the lawsuits against Jiang.

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People sign the petition supporting the lawsuits.

The event was warmly welcomed by the local residents.

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Anna, a financial analyst, suggested that the Canadian government should help to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. “Only the Communist Party can implement such a brutal persecution. This is because of its violent nature, and that is why the Party is condemned by the whole world,” Anna said.

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Mohit Suri, a bank manager, praised the practitioners and encouraged them to tell more people about the persecution and the lawsuits. He said, “Persecution exists in most communist countries. The Communist Party has brought many disasters to the world. It should not exist.”

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Trevor Kearns, a student at Waterloo University, pointed at Jiang’s name on the banner, and said, “We must bring him to justice. The persecution violates human rights. He will go to hell, and will be punished in hell.”

Some Chinese businessmen and tourists were also glad to hear news of the lawsuits.

Mr. Wei and his friend, both from Beijing, signed the petition courageously. Mr. Wei said, “We all hate Jiang Zemin very much. He has committed all kinds of bad things and did nothing good. He should have been arrested a long time ago. We are very glad to hear about the lawsuits. Bravo! You (Falun Gong practitioners) are doing the greatest good deed.”

Both announced they would quit the Communist Party.

A young man from Hong Kong said to practitioners, “I’ve seen many Falun Gong events in Hong Kong and America. The society in Hong Kong has been ruined by the Communist Party. We are losing democracy there. I support all kinds of human right activities.” He was glad to help Falun Gong, and wished practitioners a big success.

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Category: Prosecuting Jiang Zemin

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Ancient Meditation Comes to a Small German Town

October 04, 2015 | By Minghui correspondent Shirley

(Minghui.org) A young Chinese woman introduced an ancient meditation practice from China called Falun Dafa to Cham, a town with a population of 16,000 people. This town is located in Southern Germany. Its name goes back to the 10th century. The town was established about 200 years after monks founded the first church in the Bavarian forest.

Min and others set up a small banner and began to do the Falun Dafa meditation exercises, sitting on mats, in the town’s park in 2003.

This park is a traffic hub, given its proximity to the town’s train station, elementary school, middle school, and vocational school. The children and students often play or walk in the park, and thus had the opportunity to observe Min and her fellow practitioners whenever they did their exercises.

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Min meditates in a park in Cham, Germany.

Young Man Longed to Find Meditation Practice

Michael ‘s family owns a chain store, but he was not very interested in business. He longed to take up ancient Oriental martial arts and thus kept his hair long, like a Taoist.

He heard about Falun Dafa in 2004 and attended a 9-day lecture workshop. He had found the spiritual path he was looking for. Alas, he was not able to attend all nine lectures, and when he tried to contact Min, she had moved.

Four years later, Michael saw Min meditating when he walked by the park. Min was glad to see him again and invited him to the weekly Falun Dafa study group.

“Fortunately, I continued to read the Falun Dafa books during these four years, so it was easy to become part of the group and learn the exercises,” said Michael.

The Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance gave Michael a new perspective on life. He started a group exercise site near his home in Regensburg.

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Michael meditates as part of a Falun Dafa group exercise in Berlin.

Passersby Eager to Learn

Many students stopped and asked about the mediation exercises. A girl from Albania used to come daily, and sometimes brought her friends, to learn the exercises. A family of six, who lived nearby, also came to learn the exercises.

After the Chinese regime’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners was brought to the public by the media, two girls who came to do the exercises decided to help with the signature drive calling to forced organ harvesting in China. Every day after school, they take some of the petition forms and ask pedestrians for their signatures after explaining the brutal crime taking place in China.

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Two little German girls learn the Falun Dafa exercises from Min.
Invited to Talk to Students

A student from a nearby high school was an editor for the school newspaper. She invited Min to come and talk to different classes. Min and another practitioner, who had been persecuted in China for his belief, gave several speeches at the school. They were well-received, and many attendees thanked Min for telling them about the important topic.

That student met Min again earlier this year. Recalling an article she read about prosecuting Jiang Zemin, she asked Min to present that topic to the students. Min accepted and said, “Telling others about Falun Dafa is most important to me.”

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Category: Other Community Events

Changing My Sentimentality Toward My Husband

October 04, 2015 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) Many practitioners have been exercising their legal rights in the “Sue Jiang” movement. But old forces will take every opportunity to disrupt the trend, and I met with resistance when I tried to send my complaint. In the end, I realized that this resistance was only the result of an attachment that I have harbored over many years.

The Conflict

I filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin without my husband’s knowledge in June. A confirmation of delivery arrived two days later. I helped other practitioners write their legal complaints, as well.

My husband saw my draft and the delivery receipt one afternoon when I was typing a criminal complaint for a fellow practitioner. He became furious, yelling and screaming while he pulled out the computer’s power cord.

“I’ve supported your cultivation for all these years! How could you do this?” he asked angrily. “You’ve exposed our personal information–you’ve ruined us! You’re not allowed to do…to do this kind of stuff anymore!”

He stormed out of the room and did not talk to me for the rest of the day.

Almost immediately, a line from Master’s teachings flashed into my mind: “Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.)

I was able to remain calm and unaffected, in spite of his anger.

Later that evening, my husband called in my cousin to try and persuade me to stop sending complaints. My cousin called the complaints “silly” and wondered why I would do such a thing.

“I am a practitioner,” I replied, “a practitioner who has benefited from Falun Gong. I must speak out for the practice and Master Li. I have to speak out for all the practitioners that were so silently and unjustly slaughtered in the persecution. In fact, you could–and should–file complaints against Jiang, too; what he did was a crime against all humanity.”

My cousin was convinced by my stance. He knew from all these years that the Chinese Communist Party punished anyone they saw fit. “Right” and “wrong” were not words in their dictionary, nor were they concepts that had any meaning to the Party. He suggested that I go to a hideout to keep safe; my husband had suggested my old hometown.

But I would not leave. I told them both that I would surely be all right: I had Master’s protection, and they would not be able to lay a finger on me.

Overcoming My Attachment to Sentimentality

My husband is a generally kind and often timid person, but he has the final say at home. He’s saved my life before, so I’ve treated him with nothing but gratitude for the past forty-some years.

Because of this attachment to sentimentality, I always let him have his way and was afraid to make him upset. I noticed after the computer incident that this was a potential loophole that the old forces would exploit, and did my best to cover it.

I studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts after my husband banned me from the computer. It felt very calming and comfortable, as if nothing had transpired between my husband and me. I then realized that Master was helping and encouraging me to continue in the right direction.

The next day, my husband was still cross; he refused breakfast and lunch, and drank in their place. With Master’s help, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces’ influence behind this physical manifestation.

In the evening, my husband’s attitude suddenly changed. He ate dinner (albeit quietly). Afterwards, he even went out to buy fruits for me to put before Master’s photo. We began talking and laughing with each other as usual, as if nothing had happened.

It truly is as Master says in Zhuan Falun, that “[a]fter passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!”

The Outcome

My husband has since become more considerate. He even helps me distribute truth -clarification materials and put up Falun Gong posters–something he never used to do. It is apparent that Master has not only taken care of me but also him.

Now, my forty-year-long attachment to sentimentality is gone, and my righteous actions are no longer limited by my emotions. I feel very relaxed.

During this time, dozens of brown spots that had grown under both sides of my armpits disappeared without a trace.

I realized from these two experiences that Master is always next to me and helping me improve in my cultivation. Master taught us in Zhuan Falun that “cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.”

I am sure that I can pass all tribulations as long as I firmly follow Master’s guidance.

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Category: Improving Oneself