A Kind-hearted Elderly Gentleman Attempts to Donate Money in Front of the Chinese Consulate In Sydney
On June 13 at about 11 A.M., an elderly gentleman about 70-years-old walked out from the Chinese Consulate at Sydney. He went directly to the stand holding truth clarifying material and left quickly. When a Dafa practitioner went over, he discovered that the gentleman had left an envelop with the words "Letter Conveying Respect" written on it. Inside, there was a letter and 500 Australian dollars. The letter read:
I am not a Falun Gong practitioner.
I absolutely believe that Falun Gong is not a XX (slanderous word omitted).
I support your righteous actions.
Persist and you will be victorious.
Retreat and you will be branded as evil.
Please accept my 500 dollars as a contribution.
A righteous, conscientious Chinese
When two Dafa practitioners gathered up some materials and the money to catch up to the gentleman, he had already disappeared. One of them said that he got a clear look at the gentleman, and will return the money if he sees him again.
The local practitioners were all deeply touched by the support and kindness of the elderly gentleman, and at the same time happy for his actions that will surely lead to a bright future for him. Unfortunately, the elder gentleman has yet to resurface.
Because of this, we'd like to humbly let the people of the world know the teachings of Falun Gong's founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi: "All local Falun Dafa Assistance Centers are civic organizations for genuine cultivation practice, are only for organizing and assisting cultivation activities, and are neither to be run as economic enterprises nor managed using the methods of administrative organizations. No money or possessions are to be kept." (From The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa) "When propagating Dafa and teaching the exercises, no Falun Dafa disciple is allowed to collect a fee or accept any gifts. Anyone who violates this rule is no longer a Falun Dafa disciple." (From The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa)
Because it is inappropriate for the assistance center to store the money, we hope that this kind-hearted elderly gentleman will come forward to claim his donation as soon as possible. If anyone knows how to contact this gentleman, please come forward so that we may contact him to return the money. Otherwise, we will donate this money to a reputable humanitarian organization such as the Red Cross in this elderly gentleman's name, in hopes that they may use this money toward relief efforts for the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in China.
We hope that this gentleman will not misunderstand our refusal. We completely understand and accept his kindness. However, as Falun Gong practitioners, we must abide by the teachings of Master Li. If you could reclaim your donation quickly, you can directly give this money to righteous, conscientious organizations such as Amnesty International, the appropriate Australian governmental agency, or the Red Cross, so that more people can know about the cruel persecution and murder of the Falun Gong practitioners. Using your donation, you can also contribute to the "SOS: Save Falun Gong Practitioners from Being Killed in China" campaign started in Northern Europe. If you would like more information about this campaign, you may contact any local Falun Dafa Association or Friends of Falun Gong group.
Sydney Dafa Practitioners