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Some Highly Simplified Math Exercises to Help Us See How We’ve Been Doing

Jan. 24, 2023 |   By an overseas Falun Dafa practitioner

(Minghui.org) According to the United Nations, the world population reached 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Assuming that we still have about 100 million Falun Dafa practitioners, the world has 7.9 billion non-practitioners. 

The Chinese Communist Party has been persecuting Falun Dafa for 23 years. In order to gauge how well Dafa practitioners have been doing over the past two-plus decades, we can do some simple math. If all 7.9 billion non-practitioners were to be saved in the past 23 years, that’d require 941,306 (=7.9 billion/23 years/365 days) people to be saved per day. If one practitioner could save one non-practitioner per day on average, that would require 941,306 practitioners in order to save 941,306 people per day over the past 23 years. 

Of course, not all of the 7.9 billion non-practitioners have been saved yet, and the world population may be actually less than 8 billion. According to the Minghui editorial “Confirmation,” China’s population shrank by 200 million during the 2003 SARS epidemic, and then dropped by another 400 million during the 2020 – 2023 COVID pandemic. Assuming all other countries’ population remained unchanged, the deaths in China would mean that the world population is actually 7.4 billion (=8 billion – 200 million – 400 million). As of now, 400 million people have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations. So we have 6.9 billion (=7.4 billion – 400 million who quit the CCP – 100 million Dafa practitioners) people left to be saved. 

To help these 6.9 billion non-practitioners learn the facts of Dafa in one year, we need to reach 18,904,110 (=6.9 billion/356 days) people per day. If we again assume one practitioner is needed to clarify the truth to one person per day, that would require a little over 18.9 million practitioners (including the 8 touring groups of Shen Yun who could save about 2 million people in one season).

But do we really have that many practitioners to clarify the truth to people every day? The highly simplified math exercises above may give us some rough idea of how Dafa practitioners have been doing since the persecution began and how much more work is still needed in order to fulfill our mission of saving people.