Sweden: Wooden Sculptures Depict the Peaceful Exercises of Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, was introduced to society by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Those who practise Falun Gong follow the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance." They not only practise the fives sets of slow moving Falun Gong exercises but also cultivate their mind nature. The emphasis is on high morality and aiming to be a good person. Falun Gong was spreading rapidly in mainland China due to its amazing effectiveness to heal and strengthen one's health. In seven years, over 100 million people came to learn the practice, which had also spreaded to about a dozen foreign countries by 1999.
However, in the July of 1999, the former dictator and President of China Jiang Zemin, who perceived Falun Gong's popularity as a potential threat to his political interest, personally started the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. To date, it is reported that at least 1089 Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death. Howver, Falun Gong has never vanished due to the persecution - instead it spreads rapidly world-wide.
A Swedish college student who has benefited from practising Falun Dafa created the work illustrated below to express his gratitude to Falun Gong and his condemnation of the persecution.