Since 1999, Falun Dafa practitioners around the world have held all kinds of activities designed to help people understand what Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) really is.
China’s “Star Qigong School,” Falun Dafa, which was recognized by Chinese scholars and which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) itself had once widely promoted for its benefits to society, fell into official disfavor in 1999. Concerned that Falun Dafa’s fundamental principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance might erode people’s adherence to its communist ideology based on lies, control, and violence, the CCP banned the practice.
Practitioners in Romania held an information event on September 11, 2021, in Sinaia, a popular mountain resort that was once a royal residence.
|A member of the public takes a photo of the group of practitioners doing the Falun Dafa exercises at the information event in Sinaia.|
At the event, practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises, provided informational materials about the practice and the CCP’s persecution, and offered paper lotus flowers made by practitioners. Passersby talked with practitioners to find out more about the practice, and many of them signed a petition to help end the persecution.
A woman who asked about the practice picked up a leaflet and said she was eager to read it, only to return several hours later to get more information. She asked about group practice sites and was excited about the idea of starting to practice Falun Dafa.
An older man who asked about the practice was told that it was about a qigong school in China’s ancient culture, which had been awarded the title “Star of Qigong School” in China, and the best school, which is why the number of practitioners grew exponentially, far outnumbering members of the CCP.
The practitioner explained that China’s former dictator Jiang Zemin feared that his authority over the masses would diminish, so he ordered Falun Dafa to be eradicated within three months and to bankrupt practitioners financially, ruin their reputations, and destroy them physically.
She went on to tell how a slanderous and demonization campaign began in the Chinese state media, which was picked up by the international press. This is the reason why practitioners throughout the world work hard to tell the real story to people, thus countering the CCP’s slanderous propaganda.
An older man replied that he had been to China and other Asian countries just before the pandemic began and noticed how people were afraid of talking against the CCP, even in Romania.
The practitioner replied that this information is exactly what people need to know. The man shook her hand and thanked her.
A three-year-old child in a group of parents and other children stopped on her tricycle to mindfully observe the exercise demonstration. As a practitioner offered informational materials to her parents, the little girl held out her hand, indicating that she wanted something specifically.
The practitioner offered her a lotus flower, thinking that the little girl had been attracted by its colors, but something else was of interest to the child who got up from the tricycle, sat between the practitioners doing the exercises, and learned the movements with seriousness and solemnity.
|A child sees the paper lotus flowers presented to his mother along with a Falun Dafa leaflet.|
|Ema during the first exercise|
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