(Minghui.org) March 22, 2023 was a national holiday in Indonesia. Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrated the exercises, offered free classes and told people about the ongoing persecution in China at the Tebet Eco Park in Jakarta.
The sight of practitioners doing the exercises attracted local residents strolling in the park that morning. Some asked practitioners for information while others wanted to try the exercises. Young practitioners who joined the group exercises that day said they were delighted to do the exercises with other practitioners and it helped everyone progress in cultivation.
Gilang, 9 years old, is a grade 3 student this year, and a young Falun Dafa practitioner. He said he could not do the exercises or study the teachings every day as he was busy with his studies. His parents often reminded him of the importance of doing the exercises but it was not easy for him to do them every day. “However, this morning, I was able to wake up at 5 a.m. I am glad I could join everyone in doing the exercises today.”
That morning, a group of parents took their children along to do the exercises. One of them was a young mother named Cindy who began to practice Falun Dafa when she was a child. She said, “When I was in grade 5, my parents introduced me to Falun Dafa. I practiced even though I did not know what cultivation was.” She recently obtained a degree in management and started working. She was thrilled to participate in the group exercises that day. She felt it was a boost to her cultivation.
Residents who went to exercise in Tebet Eco Park stopped to talk to practitioners and learned about Falun Dafa after seeing practitioners doing the exercises. They took information home to read. When they learned about the brutal suppression in China, they were outraged and said they hoped the atrocities would end immediately.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) 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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