Sept. 7, 2021 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Austria
Falun Gong practitioners in Austria organised a series of events to raise awareness of the persecution of the practice in China in three provincial capitals, Salzburg, Linz, and Klagenfurt, on weekends during August. Many people wanted to show their support for Falun Gong and signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution in China.
In Salzburg, people wanted to know how they could help innocent Falun Gong practitioners in China and help stop the persecution. In Linz, people expressed their admiration for Falun Gong practitioners’ courageous actions of clarifying the truth and resisting the persecution. People told practitioners that they felt Falun Gong’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are enlightening and encouraging.
In Klagenfurt, two locals learned the Falun Gong exercises on the spot. One told practitioners that the exercises made her feel relaxed, physically and mentally, and she planned to read Zhuan Falun, the book containing the main teachings of Falun Gong.
People of Salzburg: How can we help?
On August 7, 2021, Falun Gong practitioners gathered in the old city of Salzburg to demonstrate the beauty of Dafa and expose the facts of the cruel persecution of Falun Gong in China, including the forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
After learning about the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), many people signed the petition and asked, “How can we help you?”
An elderly man signed the petition and then said he was worried because he is very aware that the CCP used the Cultural Revolution to destroy China’s traditional culture, and now the CCP uses Confucius Institutes and media to infiltrate western democratic countries and export its persecution overseas.
A cyclist stopped to sign the petition after seeing the booth and display boards. Two women expressed their shock towards the CCP’s treatment of innocent people. One commented that the CCP is really unreasonable.
Falun Gong practitioners’ beautiful, peaceful exercise demonstration attracted the attention of residents and tourists. One woman told practitioners that she wanted to learn the exercises and was happy to learn that there is a free class every weekend at Mirabella Garden.
Retired Mathematics Professor Admires Falun Gong
In Linz, an 83-year-old retired mathematics professor talked to practitioners using Chinese. He said he loves Chinese culture and expressed his admiration for those who work hard to expose the facts of the brutal persecution. He signed the petition and said he wished the persecution would end quickly.
A 78-year-old woman said she could understand the profound meanings of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” through her personal experience of winning a battle against cancer, during which she learned to be unselfish, forgive those who had brought great suffering to her, and to be courageous in the face of death.
A man commented that many things in the world are now reversed, and it is touching to see Falun Gong practitioners insist on following the traditional principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Another man said that spreading such a beautiful message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in the world is very beneficial to mankind.
In Klagenfurt, two local residents learned the Falun Gong exercises on the spot. One of the women said that her tense muscles relaxed after doing the exercises, and she now felt relaxed and happy. She said that she would start to read Zhuan Falun.
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