(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Perth held activities on May 7, 2022, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction and World Falun Dafa Day. A senator sent a congratulatory letter commending the Falun Dafa community’s strength, resolve, bravery and courage. Many people who chatted with practitioners praised Falun Dafa for its health benefits and said that the world needs Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. 

Senator: The Strength, Resolve, Bravery and Courage Your Community Has Demonstrated Is to Be Commended

Congratulatory letter sent by Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith 

Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith sent a letter of congratulations to the local Falun Dafa group.

He wrote: “May I offer my congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa Day. Your practice of exercise and meditation underpinned by the philosophical principles of truth, compassion, and forbearance have enriched millions of lives across over 80 countries [where] Falun Dafa is now practiced.

“However, I also acknowledge the horrific persecution your community has endured from the Chinese Communist Party for well over two decades. I am proud that Australia is a country that extends protection to religious or spiritual observance, reflecting a principle that already exists at the heart of every Australian – the belief in the inherent value of all human life.”

He continued: “It is my strong belief that every person should be free to exercise their conscience, and ... should not fear State persecution, arrest, torture, or death for practicing this expression of faith or spirituality.

“Your practices openly challenge the CCP’s advancement of state sponsored ideology and cultural hegemony. The strength, resolve, bravery, and courage in the face of belligerent force your community has demonstrated is to be commended. Through your peaceful actions, you have awakened others to the CCP’s many human rights abuses.”

“You can be confident in the knowledge that I walk with your community in spirit, in support of your freedom and right to follow your conscience.”

“Falun Dafa’s Principles of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance Are Very Important”

Practitioners in Perth demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises in City Center on May 7, 2022

Practitioners do the dragon dance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world.

Practitioners play waist drums to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

People learn about Falun Dafa.

Practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises during the event. They also did the dragon dance and played the waist drums. Many people were attracted by their performances. They were happy to accept information about Falun Dafa and handmade paper lotus flowers. 

J. Saw from Burma said, “This event is very attractive. I like their colorful costumes, so I stopped.” He said, “Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are very important. To be a healthy person, you must be honest. It is beneficial to your health. Compassion – of course you need to be kind to other people. Forbearance – this principle is helpful to people. Modern society needs these principles.”

Jenia and her son. “This event is beautiful,” said Jenia.

Jenia with her son watched the practitioners’ performance. She said, “This event is beautiful and attractive. Their costumes are colorful. My son likes their performances. I saw the Falun Dafa stall here previously.”

“The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are very good and are what people need,” added Jenia. “People need to do meditation in their daily lives.”

Jethin Laurence praised Falun Dafa for its physical and mental benefits.

Jethin Laurence from India praised Falun Dafa for its physical and mental benefits. He said, “Meditation is good for the physical body and the soul. I am happy to see people practice this exercise.

“This is beneficial to individuals as well as to the society,” said Jethin. “Falun Dafa’s meditation exercise is unique and very good.”

A couple from Brazil said that modern society needs Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance.

Pedro Dastanheira and Tatiane Almeida from Brazil watched the practitioners’ demonstration of the Falun Dafa exercises. Pedro said, “I noticed that they are very relaxed when they did the meditation exercise. We just came here from Brazil. We are attracted by your activity. Meditation is very important to the physical body and mental health.”

Tatiane said, “Meditation is very challenging to me. You have to relax your mind. I tried meditation, but my mind went wild. Meditation is not easy.” She also said that Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is needed in this society. “Especially as there is war at this moment,” Pedro said. 

Kajal Sood from India with her husband and daughter 

Kajal Sood from India with her husband and daughter watched the performances. She said, “I am very happy. My daughter loves the performances. The celebration is very good. This is the first time I’ve seen such an event.”

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.

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 on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years, though due to the difficulty in getting information out of China, the actual number is believed to be much higher. Many more have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.