(Clearwsisdom.net) May 13, 2011 was the 12th World Falun Dafa Day. On this special day, US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree wrote the following letter honoring Falun Dafa Day and recognizing the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.

Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

May 13, 2011

I am pleased to extend my best wishes as you – and millions across the globe – celebrate Falun Dafa Day.

The extraordinary rise of Falun Dafa as a spiritual practice has come at a time when people everywhere are seeking ways to live more in harmony with the earth and their communities. The guiding principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance are desirable by any measure, and the promoting of these values as a path for growth and understanding can only serve to better the human condition.

Our nation was built upon belief in and support for religious freedom. I know that the practice of Falun Dafa has, in some places, resulted in persecution, but I know, too, that the power of the message and the impact of the practice is an inspiring reminder of the triumph of the human spirit.

Again, my warmest wishes for a mindful and joyful celebration.


Chellie Pingree
Member of Congress