The Falun Gong booth was situated next to a lady selling massage chairs. Visitors trying out the chairs often looked around and then spotted our posters and flyers, including the video and practitioners doing the exercises. As a result of this many turned to us very interested asking what Falun Gong is. We handed out flyers and told them about Falun Gong, that it is a method for self-cultivation in which one cultivates the body through exercises and the mind by following the three principals of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance in daily life, in addition to letting go of bad habits, such as jealousy or egoism. This way, one can achieve a peaceful mind both in daily life and when doing the exercises.
Some had heard about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, but many people knew nothing about Falun Gong or the persecution. An important reason for us to attend the health fair was to clarify the truth about the persecution in China. The more people that get to know the truth about the persecution, the sooner it will end. The more people that know that it is vicious and that there is no logical explanation for persecuting practitioners, the harder it gets for the Chinese Communist Party to maintain the persecution. That is why practitioners all over the world are trying to expose the persecution, appealing to governments and organisations to help stop this persecution.
Originally published in Norwegian at: http://no.clearharmony.net/articles/200509/750.html
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