(Minghui.org) The Rotary Kwinana Community Fair was held in Calista, a southern suburb of Perth, on November 11, 2023. Practitioners were invited to participate and introduced Falun Dafa. Many people expressed an interest and wanted to learn the exercises, and some purchased Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, on the spot.
The annual fair which is organised by the Rotary Club showcases community spirit and features more than 100 booths including local organisations. The activities included music, dance performances, entertainment, children’s activities, face painting, farm animals, vintage vehicle displays, food vendors, and so on.
The practitioners’ waist drum team and dragon dance team were invited to perform. The cheerful and festive Chinese music and the beautiful oriental colors drew rounds of applause from the audience who took photos and videos.
Practitioners placed the Chinese and English versions of the book Zhuan Falun at the booth and demonstrated the five sets of exercises that relieve stress and relax the body and mind. Many visitors stopped to watch, expressed an interest, and wished to learn the exercises. Some people also bought the book Zhuan Falun.
The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance
Kylie Morris, a community support worker, said she liked the practitioners’ booth and was attracted by the vivid colors and the practitioners’ attire. She said, “I love yellow. It looks really calming and I need that. I need more calmness and balance in my life. I want to practice Falun Dafa.”
Kylie said, “The world needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance 100%.”
When Linley watched the practitioners’ drum and dragon dance performances she said, “The energy is good.” She said she was interested in Falun Dafa and wished to learn the exercises.
She said, “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are good and if you are a good person, you feel better. If everyone practiced Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, there wouldn’t be so many bad things. There will be more peace.”
Cindy Maasikas and her daughter visited the booth. Cindy said she felt the energy at the Falun Dafa booth was calming and happy. She said the words, Truthfulness, Compassion and forbearance made her feel happy.
She said, “It’s very sad that people can’t practice their belief in China. Everyone has the right to have joy and peace.”
Terence Adams is deeply concerned for the world today. He said, “We are at the crossroads, and that spells disaster for most people. We all hope that morality will be revived. Because otherwise there will be a strong takeover. We don’t want that!”
Terence encouraged Falun Dafa practitioners in China and told them to “Hold tight!”
Rotary Club Member Buys Zhuan Falun
Rotary Club member Kylee Brice went to the booth and said she wished to learn Falun Dafa. She bought a copy of the book Zhuan Falun.
“I’ve seen you teach the exercises before,” she said. “I believe we need positivity and we have to get rid of all this negativity. If we all practiced Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, it would repel all of the negativity.”
Regarding the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in China, she said that everyone should have the right to speak, “because we were all born individual, we should be treated as individuals and we should be free to have our individual say.”
People Praise Falun Dafa’s Principles
Rosalie Peasdale and Joan Barratt watched practitioners’ waist drum and dragon dance performances and received a flyer about Falun Dafa. When they saw the words Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance on the front of the flyer, they went to the Falun Dafa booth to learn more. They both said they felt energy emanating from the booth and practitioners as they did the exercises.
Joan said, “I feel these principles are really good. If you spread these three things, the world might become a better place.”
Rosalie said, “If people would only listen and practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, it would be a better world.”
About China where the principles are being repressed, Joan said, “I think it’s hard for the people [in China] and they are not going to have personal growth. They can’t follow these values, and practice without being afraid.”
Rosalie said she had sympathy for the people in China, and she exclaimed with emotion, “It makes me want to cry because I feel so sorry for them. They should have the right to live their life, and not be suppressed.”
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