(Minghui.org) On a bright and sunny day in late November, a group of Falun Dafa practitioners gathered on the big grassy field in Longtan Sports Park in Taoyuan, Taiwan to do the Dafa exercises together. Their graceful and harmonious movements and the peaceful music attracted many passersby, who stopped to watch and learn more about the practice.
A middle-aged woman on a motorbike visited with a practitioner. “I have heard about Falun Dafa,” she said. “When I saw so many people doing the exercises, I came over to find out more about the practice.” The practitioner, Ms. Yu, told her that they come here to do the exercises every morning, and that if she wanted to do the exercises and hear more about this cultivation practice, they would be happy to have her join them.
Ms. Yu also told the woman that she could attend the nine-day lecture series and exercise class, which is one of the ways to learn how to practice Falun Dafa. The woman asked for all the materials and also accepted an exquisite lotus flower bookmark hand made by Falun Dafa practitioners.
Ms. Yu said that compared to mainland China, the environment in Taiwan is much better for practicing a spiritual practice. Information is freely available and everyone has the freedom to choose the information that they wish to learn about. However, people in mainland China have to go through a lot of difficulty, such as using software to circumvent the Chinese regime’s internet firewall, before they can search out information about Falun Dafa.
She often clarifies the truth about Falun Dafa to people in mainland China through the internet. Some netizens have told her, “Actually, I have long known that the CCP is blocking information freely available on the internet in Western countries, including information that people in China should know about.”
Ms. Yu continued, “For the past seven to eight years, I have used software to help people circumvent the internet firewall. This has allowed them to get information that has been kept from the public. In China, anyone with a belief could face persecution and suppression.”
Another person in China told Ms. Yu, “In China, wanting Falun Dafa materials could result in being arrested. It is very dangerous. However, I am not afraid. I hope to be able to see the true world outside of China, and obtain more information.”
Ms. Yu mentioned that more and more people no longer believe the CCP’s lies and are actively searching for information about Falun Dafa.
One person who read the information provided by Ms. Yu said, “I have received the information that is so needed by the human spirit! It is really miraculous. Just reading a few paragraphs of Zhuan Falun can make a person feel enlightened! My new lease on life has begun! I would like to express my thanks to all of you.”
One man was so happy to get the treasured book Zhuan Falun that he insisted on expressing his gratitude by wiring a gift of money to Ms. Yu. Ms. Yu declined his offer with a smile and said, “Our Master brought a healthy mind and body to so many of his disciples, but he has never accepted a cent or anything else from us. He only wants us to have a heart that yearns to be compassionate. Therefore, all practitioners also teach the practice voluntarily without accepting any money or gifts.”
Those who understood the truth have expressed their gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi and said that they will cherish the treasured book, Zhuan Falun, abide by the teachings in the book, and become truly good people.
Falun Dafa is an advanced spiritual practice that is rooted in the Buddhist tradition. It was originally taught in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of this cultivation practice, and is currently practiced in over 100 countries. Falun Dafa practitioners live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They are asked to cultivate diligently and always think of others’ needs before their own.
People who practice Falun Dafa treat others with kindness. Not only have Dafa practitioners gained good health, their character has also improved a great deal. However, this wonderful practice is currently being persecuted and suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).