[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Watercolor: The Hope of Sentient Beings
Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, was first taught to the public in 1992. Nearly 100 million people across China were soon practicing Falun Gong after experiencing improvements in their health and character. Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and issued an order to ban Falun Gong on July 20, 1999.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in the persecution over the past 20 years; the actual number is suspected to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
Facing the brutal persecution, Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness of the persecution and spread the grace of the spiritual practice. There are numerous cases of people recovering from life-threatening illnesses and overcoming disasters after sincerely reciting the phrase “Falun Dafa is good.”
The artist hopes for more people to benefit from reciting the powerful phrase.