GUS MORRISION, MAYOR
CITY OF FREMONT
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
October 17, 2000
Dear Mr. Wang:
I appreciate you taking the time to inform me of Falun Gong and the Falun Dafa activities being observed this week in Fremont and the Bay Area. It seems as if there is a great surge in interest in your activities here and that your growth has been significant in only a few short years.
The idea of improving the mind and the body through gentle exercise and the meditation is not new, but the use of these techniques in our modern, stress filled society is new to us. Too often our quest after success and wealth overpowers us and we pay the penalty for single-mindedness, penalties such as disease, heart problems, ulcers, and more. Falun Dafa practices could make us focus more on wisdom and enlightenment than on more short term goals.
In our city, perhaps 25% of our residents are Chinese or of Chinese origin. Falun Dafa is important to our city because of the interest of such a large segment of our population.
I wish you great success with your programs this week and encourage more residents of Fremont, and the Bay Area, to participate with you. It seems to me that the benefit to the individual of stress relief and overall mental and physical health from the practice of Falun Dafa can only make our community better. Best wishes to you and your associates.