Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍), sound like the ideal principles for the world to follow, but in China, uttering those three words together stands to have you arrested … at least whilst the Communist Party is in power.
The ancient meditation and self-improvement system of Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa) in China became extremely popular with the general public during the 1990s. During that period, more than 100 million people were practicing it, according to the state-run reports at the time.
Falun Gong is a peaceful meditation practice based on traditional Chinese values, and has three core principles—“Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance,” which its practitioners learn to put into practice in their daily lives.
The practice was relatively unknown to the rest of the world until 1999 when the persecution of Falun Gong was instigated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Seeing how incredibly popular Falun Gong had become in such a short period of time, former Communist dictator Jiang Zemin was overcome with a jealous rage when he was in power, and overrode the other politburo members in his irrational order to eliminate the harmless practice through violent means. He couldn’t stand the fact that Falun Gong practitioners outnumbered communist party members.
The CCP’s mouthpieces worked overtime to regurgitate slanderous fabrications about Falun Gong in an attempt to turn public opinion against the award-winning practice. These media reports were even spread to other nations, and were reproduced by overseas Chinese- and English-language media, who didn’t realize they were spreading disinformation.
Many overseas media outlets are now aware of the situation, and have produced damning reports on the communist party’s persecution of Falun Gong, such as news.com.au’s three-part series titled—“The reality of human organ harvesting in China.”
Due to the persecution, and the Chinese police’s relentless hunt for more Falun Gong practitioners to kidnap and send to jails (so they may receive their bonuses), the practice’s main tenets of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” are now highly sensitive words. Say those words together over the phone, and the CCP’s tracking system will automatically alert the police, who’ll know your GPS coordinates, and come rushing out to arrest you.
If you were to utter these words in public in China, you stand to be arrested, tortured, end up getting your organs forcibly harvested, and even lose your life.
The CCP set up a special division just for the purpose of coordinating and implementing the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. It is called the 610 office, named after the date it was set up: June 10, 1999. It is still in operation.
Moreover, independent investigators have estimated that between 2000 and 2008, 62,000 Falun Gong practitioners were murdered by the CCP for their organs in a lucrative organ-harvesting operation, involving numerous hospitals across China. Investigators assert this kind of medical genocide continues to the present day.
Traditionally in China, many spiritual practices were handed down from a master to a few selected disciples, and it has been done that way for thousands of years.
Falun Gong’s founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, elected to bring the spiritual practice he had learned from past masters to the general public, making it free of charge and available to any who wanted to learn. Prior to 1999, Mr. Li traveled all over China, teaching the principles and exercises of Falun Dafa, and encouraging people to change their ways to become better people, improving their morals. He explained in detail how this could be achieved.
Mr. Li now resides in the United States in exile, and continues to encourage people to be good people. With benefits to the body such as improved health, becoming more spiritual, improvement in moral values, and a deep inner peace, what’s not to like about the practice? Just ask the millions of followers. Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are certain to go down in history as defining principles for future mankind.
The set of exercises with instructions and the teachings of Falun Gong can all be downloaded for free online at www.FalunDafa.org.
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