(Minghui.org) Because of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) massive campaign of slander and negative propaganda against Falun Gong, many Chinese people – both inside and outside of China – have developed misunderstandings about the practice. To counter some of the major misunderstandings that I have seen, I suggest that practitioners overseas continue to display banners that contain the messages: “The Tiananmen self-immolation is fake” and “Practicing Falun Gong has great health benefits.”

A massive amount of people in China today are still deceived by the Tiananmen self-immolation incident shown by the media in China, including those who have gone abroad and ignored truth-clarification materials. One woman commented that such a large event as the self-immolation could not be fake. I told her that it was staged by the CCP, but she was unwilling to listen.

Another propaganda tool perpetrated by the CCP is that Falun Gong doesn’t allow practitioners to take medication or go to the hospital when they have symptoms of illness.

Actually, it is a matter of a practitioner's personal understanding as to whether a practitioner seeks medical attention. As far as the health benefits of Falun Gong, I would say it is just this matter which makes Falun Gong so precious. Falun Gong takes care of people’s health and mental problems. How does it solve health problems? Because Falun Gong is a practice in the Buddha School, and it is cultivation practice. Ordinary practices only teach people to do physical exercises, while Falun Gong also teaches people to cultivate one’s heart. Through studying the book Zhuan Falun, one can cultivate oneself. Practitioners don’t blame others but look within. We find our problems and continue to improve ourselves.

Many people who truly practice Falun Gong have benefited so much. It completely solves physical and mental health problems. And it solves many life issues. It makes people become peaceful and rational. One can live in a very positive way and understand the meaning of life. Many true practitioners feel that life is very clear and simple; many haven’t taken medicine or injections for more than 20 years. They live a very happy life.

In ordinary life, people always talk about health, conflict, and promotions. As practitioners, we take these things lightly and focus on the meaning of life because we are cultivators.

I suggest that overseas practitioners continue to use banners that contain the messages “The Tiananmen self-immolation is fake,” and “Practicing Falun Gong has great health benefits.” I have found that these subjects continue to be areas where many Chinese people still have misconceptions.