(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Romania introduced Falun Dafa at Wellfest, a festival dedicated to wellbeing, which was held in Brasov, Romania, on May 21 and 22, 2022.
Wellfest was hosted in Noua Park. Falun Dafa practitioners set up an information booth and taught the Falun Dafa exercises free of charge. The exercises attracted many adults and children who were eager to learn more about the ancient spiritual meditation practice.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, was introduced to the public by Master Li Hongzhi in China in 1992. Falun Dafa has since spread to more than 100 countries and regions, and more than 100 million people have benefited from practicing Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa practitioners abide by the characteristics of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and practice the five sets of exercises daily.
In July 1999, Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. Countless practitioners have been sentenced to jail, brutally tortured, persecuted to death and killed for their organs.
Practitioners set up an information booth and demonstrated the exercises at Strada Republicii, a public square in the heart of old Brasov. Practitioners chatted with passersby, spread the wonders of Falun Dafa and raised awareness about the ongoing 23 years of persecution in China. After learning about Falun Dafa, people condemned the CCP’s forced live organ harvesting and signed the petition to support practitioners’ efforts to end the persecution.
A mother and her two daughters came to the booth to inquire about Falun Dafa. They asked what the petition was for and what the paper lotus flowers represented. They learned that practitioners are persecuted for abiding by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in China, and that the paper lotus flowers were symbols of purity. The lotuses also symbolise that good always prevails over evil. The mother commented that the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were the human beings’ best universal values.
The mother felt that the principles of Falun Dafa would benefit her two daughters, so she repeated the principles twice and told her daughters to become better, more compassionate and obedient.
A 19-year-old young man had been walking through the square when he heard the exercise music and saw a group of people waiting to sign a petition at the Falun Dafa information booth. He paused and began chatting with a practitioner. Through their discussion, the young man learned about Falun Dafa and the ongoing persecution in China. He said that after people become aware of the persecution of Falun Dafa, their consciences will be awakened. He signed the petition and hugged a Falun Dafa practitioner.
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