Taiwan: Introducing Falun Dafa at the Three Gorges Indigo Festival (Photos)

October 07, 2004 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Taiwan

(Clearwisdom.net) The 2004 Three Gorges Indigo Festival, sponsored by the Taipei County Government and the Three Gorge Township Office, recalled the spectacular early indigo dyeing industry in Three Gorges through a series of activities that included history and culture lectures, indigo dyeing demos and an indigo costume exhibit. Practitioners held successful activities to introduce Falun Dafa and clarify the truth on Sept 18 and 19, when many tourists went to visit art booths in front of the Township Office.

The Falun Gong display boards told the stories of "Introduction of Falun Gong by Master Li Hongzhi," "Wide Spread of Falun Dafa in More Than Sixty Countries," "One Hundred Million Practitioners" and "More Than One Thousand Awards and Recognitions." The display also told people about the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime in China, which has made more than one thousand Falun Gong practitioners lose their lives, hundreds of thousands be detained and countless people forced to leave their homes. As a result, Jiang Zemin and other responsible Chinese officials have been sued in many countries. They will eventually receive punishment.

Falun Gong practitioners' display boards

People attentively listen to a Falun Gong practitioner's explanation

Many tourists went to ask for more information about Falun Gong with great enthusiasm. A man with artificial hands asked, "Can I practice Falun Gong?" The Falun Gong practitioner encouraged him, saying: "The book tells us the most important thing is a person's heart when someone wants to start cultivation. Though you've lost your hands, there may be a miracle for you as far as you have a great determination to cultivate yourself and follow the criteria of a cultivator...It may be a little hard for you to do exercises for now, but you can refine your heart and become a good person who assimilates the cosmic characteristics, 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.'" The man looked very encouraged. He said he would go to a bookstore and get a copy of Zhuan Falun to read.

A trout farmer's booth was next to the Falun Gong booth. The farmer told Falun Gong practitioners that he bought Zhuan Falun a few years ago but hadn't found time to read it. After hearing Falun Gong practitioners' introduction, he decided to study the book carefully. One of his employees also became interested and attended a nine-day lecture later with his friend.

With more and more people beginning to know about Falun Gong, those who have predestined relationship with Dafa continue to join the Fa-study and exercises. Many people, including children, attended the Falun Dafa nine-day lecture in the Three Gorges Area. The message of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" has found a home in more and more people's hearts.

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