Reportedly, joining the cult and spreading gospel were helpful to cure disease, to expel devils, to get blessed and go to heaven after death.Since then, I had eaten the “food of life”, which meant weighing grains before cooking to ensure the amount not exceeding two Liang for each day, and performing prayer before each meal. I deeply believed in existence of the God and Fairy, dreaming all day long about going toheaven. During the later period, I concentrated my energies on attending activities of Disciples Sect. Later I became a director. Then I thoughtabout seeking death in order to go to heaven as soon as possible. After I joined the Disciples Sect, the originally poor relationships between my wife and I got increasingly strained. We often quarreled. Mywife requested for divorce. Having lost confidence in life, I hoped to free myself from the worries.On September 24, 2002, when my wife was not home, I made preparation for going to heaven. I threw our clothes and grains into thecourtyard.In the morning of the following day, my third eldest sister happened to visit me. I said to her, “I am ready to go to heaven. Please ask YuanBingzhang to come here with the books that we often read.” Yuan Bingzhang lived in the same town as my third eldest sister. He was apious follower of the Disciples Sect. During that period, we often got together. I thought that we should go to heaven together. Then mythird eldest sister hurried to ask Yuan Bingzhang who was then busy with farming work to come to my home. I treated them with apples andpeanuts. We also drank some medicinal liquor. Then we had noodle with egg for dinner.In that evening, we watched TV for a while. Before going to bed, I asked my third eldest sister and Yuan Bingzhang, “Are you afraid of death?” They both answered, “No.” So I arranged them and my nine-year-old son to lie on the same bed with a hope that all of us may turninto smoke and ascend to heaven in the midnight. I dug a big hole in the roof as the way leading us to heaven. At about 1:00 on the morning of September 26, I woke up my third eldest sister, Yuan Bingzhang and my son, asking them to wait on bed for ascending to heaven. Unexpectedly, my sleepy son cried out loudly, repeatedly shouting, “I don’t want to go to heaven. I want to go toschool.” As a result, none of us managed to go to heaven.But I was not willing to give up. I had made up my mind. So I asked them to come to the courtyard, and I undressed myself. Then I took off the clothes of my son (he was in the arms of my sister). I also asked my sister and Yuan Bingzhang to take off their clothes. Then I got aleather wire, tied it round our necks, and arranged all of us into a line. Taking the front position, I led the team to go around the yard and thehouse, keeping on murmuring. We also smashed bowls, basins, cabinets, TV set, pots and some other things in the house. I took the leadshattering the doorsill with a hammer, and then asked each of the others to give twelve strikes on it.