(Minghui.org) Students from three grades in the Joaquim Luiz de Brito state school were taught the Falun Gong exercises by local practitioners on September 14, 2022. They also learned about the persecution in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For the last five years, the school has invited practitioners to participate in their peaceful culture project. Students said that they loved doing the Falun Gong exercises.
Students also learned about the brutal persecution in China. Practitioners explained how the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance followed by practitioners were a sharp contrast to the CCP’s violent nature. After Falun Gong was introduced to the public in the 1990s, people in China discovered that they became healthy and optimistic through the practice. Within a short period of time, the number of people learning Falun Gong increased significantly, surpassing the number of Communist Party officials. This made high level Party officials uneasy.
The students were shocked by the brutality and wanted to do something to stop the suppression. They also said they felt different sensations while doing the exercises. Some felt full of energy; others felt a current passing through their body; yet others felt light, as if floating on water. Some of them were able to sit in the full lotus position while doing the sitting meditation.
Luise learned the Falun Gong exercises last year. She said, “I loved this exercise.” She plans to go to a practice site to continue doing the exercises.
Tamires, a teacher, knew about Falun Gong and learned it last year too. She plans to go to a practice site as well. She hopes the students will become more focused and calm through practicing Falun Gong.
All the students received a flier with a brief introduction to Falun Gong and how they can learn it at home after the seminar.
Background: What Is Falun Gong and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) 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 have 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, he issued an order to eradicate 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 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners 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 China’s organ transplant industry.
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