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Falun Gong and the Persecution in China


Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a tradidional Chinese spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition and consists of upright instructions a sitting meditation, and four simple exercises that are a truly distinctive and highly effective way to enhance your well being and energy levels. Please type the phrase on the Google search engine for additional information : An Introduction to Falun Gong.

At the core of Falun Gong are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍). Falun Dafa teaches that these are the essential characteristics of the universe and takes them to be a blueprint for everyday life and application.

In 1998, to ascertain the health benefits of Falun Gong, a survey was conducted among Falun Gong practitioners in five districts in Beijing, with 12,731 bona-fide questionnaires. The results show that Falun Gong’s healing rate from illness is 99.1% with a cure rate of 58.5%; Betterment rate is 80.3% in physical health and 96.5% in mental health . The study signifies that Falun Gong has a remarkable effect in disease healing and wellbeing promotion . Falun Gong is a remarkable Qi-gong practice that assists people both physically and mentally.

The health and wellness benefits of Falun Gong have been witnessed by people around the world, while the practice continues to grow in 114 countries. It has been welcomed by governments. But yet, in China where it was presented to the public in 1992, it has beenill-treated .

In July 1999, Falun Gong became state opponent number one in China. A insecure dictator's fear of Falun Gong's exponential growth resulted in acute jealousy of Falun Gong’s popularity . Since the beginning of the suppression, many practitioners have been sentenced to ‘reform through labour’ camps, where they are subject to extreme food deprivation, beaten, and tormented with electric batons. By 2008, there were over 3,000 documented cases of practitioners who were murdered as a result of the state-run persecution . Increasingly, solid evidence iimplies many more, at least 60,000 until several years ago, have been targetedas unwilling donors of kidneys, livers, and hearts.

To understand the severity of this situation, let me give a small analogy : Imagine you practiced yoga in India and one fine day you were captured and put into jail for practicing it. Then you were persecuted and pushed to stop practicing. Then, when you declined to stop since it has given you only good things, you were put through more torture and denied meeting with your family members, who did not know where you were. No court would take your case. You were put through physical and mental harassment and then subjected to the worst crime of all: Your organs, having been tissue typed, were against your willremoved from your body, to be sold at a high price to affluent Chinese or foreign patients. You die from this process. And this was all done by the government of your own country. This is unfortunately happening in China right now to Falun Gong practitioners, whose only crime is an following the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.

Please help raise understanding about this brutal persecution and indiscriminate killing among your family and friends.

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