For a Common Wish—European Practitioners Share Their Understandings During the European Fa Conference
(Clearwisdom.net) Early in the morning on November 5, 2011, practitioners from all over Europe gathered at Regent's Park in London to do the exercises together. It was a magnificent sight. Practitioners staged a large-scale march that afternoon and attended a cultivation experience sharing conference the next day. Those who saw and heard the speeches made at the rally and grand march were amazed by the messages that the practitioners had tried to convey. At the same time, they had many questions: What is Falun Gong? What are these people? What has happened in China? Just what do practitioners want to tell the world?
“Practicing Falun Gong benefits me both physically and mentally”
Janni was excited to come to London to take part in the Falun Gong march. She said, “I want to tell people that Falun Gong is a very good practice, and I also want to tell them that Falun Gong is being persecuted in China. The atrocities must be stopped.
“I'm a university student. After practicing Falun Gong, I feel
more confident about my studies than I did before, and I can easily
understand what is being taught in class.”
Growing up in Denmark, Janni's Chinese wasn't very good, but after practicing Falun Gong, her Chinese proficiency improved greatly. “I studied the Fa with other practitioners in Chinese, and gradually I felt my Chinese improved a lot.”
Since Janni has benefited so much from practicing Falun Gong, she often takes part in activities on her vacations to share the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa to more people.
Beautiful music gives people hope and strength
Uria from Belgium is a member of the Divine Land Marching Band. She said, “It was a great feeling walking in the ranks of the Divine Land Marching Band during the march. Beautiful music cleanses people's hearts and souls and give people hope and strength.” Uria said that she was greatly impressed by the march and Fa conference.
Cultivating in Falun Gong helped Uria improve in many areas. For example, she said, “I had thought I had a lot of things to do, that I was busy every day, and that I wouldn't have enough time to participate in truth clarification efforts. Later on, with the deepening of my understanding of Falun Dafa, I feel that I can still do well the things that I was busy with before, and at the same time I can do a better job in my cultivation practice.”
“Tell people all the facts that I know”
Rosa from Germany started practicing Falun Dafa ten years ago.
By conducting herself according to the principles of
Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she has benefited both
physically and mentally. She said, “I want to tell people all that
I know, including how great Falun Dafa is and how wicked the
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is for persecuting kind
practitioners. I want more people to be aware of these things.”
Rosa was greatly impressed by a Polish practitioner's experience sharing at the Fa conference. That practitioner told about what occurred when they held the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition, how the practitioner artists' works created with their pure and righteous minds struck a chord in the depths of people's hearts. The city where Rosa lives hasn't held such an art exhibition, and she was considering holding one with fellow practitioners in order to bring the wonderfulness of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to the people in that area.
Every practitioner that participated in the activities had his or her own story, but they all shared a common wish: to let everyone in the world learn about the wonderfulness of Falun Gong and the crimes that the CCP has committed.