A Practitioner's Statement After Participating in the Tiananmen Square Appeal
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
My name is Nina Gumpold. Three and a half years ago a Chinese friend introduced me to Falun Gong and I have learned to treasure it ever since. Health-wise and psychologically I have had more benefits from this system than from common ordinary healing systems that I had tried. Yet, I got even more than that as I found a new way of life for which I had searched for years and years -- the way to become a good person, the way to truth and my original nature. Since then this teaching of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance has positively influenced not only my life but also the life of my family, my friends and my surroundings.
That's why it is so scary to witness this valuable inheritance and cultural treasure of Chinese thought so gruesomely persecuted, simply because the Chinese government neither tolerates "other-thinking" individuals nor tolerates independent thinking people. Worldwide there are 100 million people practising this system. The number in China of those who practise Falun Gong is approximately 70 million. They all have become good people and also better people than they were before, because they have accepted Truth, Compassion and Tolerance as their guiding principles and are diligently trying to become morally even better people. Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of this system, is a honourable man who selflessly left this cultivation system for the broad masses of humanity. He has no interest in fame and money, in spite of the fact that he has won the hearts of millions of people.
For over two years now I have followed the happenings in China and around the world and am trying my best, as are most Falun Dafa practitioners, to intervene with all my ability for the propagation of truth and beg for help for the practitioners in China.
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