(Minghui.org) Practitioners participated in a Car Free Day event on Jalan Sudirman, a major throughway in Jakarta, on January 7, 2023. Practitioners set up an information booth, introduced Falun Dafa, and demonstrated the exercises.
“Car Free Day” is a project established by the Indonesian government to reduce traffic congestion, promote sustainability, and create a healthier environment.
Thousands of people came out to enjoy Car Free Day, and many stopped to watch practitioners as they did the exercises and video recorded them. They accepted informational flyers and were interested in additional materials. Some learned the exercises during the event, while others asked where the local practice sites were.
“Society needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”
Eli said she had heard about Falun Dafa before and often sees practitioners at different practice sites around Jakarta. She asked where the nearest practice site was and expressed an interest in learning the exercises.
After learning about Falun Dafa’s principles, she said, “Society needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to better control everyone’s emotions. We have many problems, conflicts, and quarrels with our families, friends, and others because we can’t control ourselves. I’d like to live by these principles.”
“I feel comfortable after practicing Falun Dafa”
Rita lives in Jakarta and said this was the first time she’d ever done the Falun Dafa exercises. She said, “I thought we needed to register or become members to learn the exercises. It turns out that it’s free and open to the public. I am very interested and want to learn more about Falun Dafa.”
Rita added, “I do a 15-minute meditation. Although Falun Dafa’s meditation exercise is longer, I feel more comfortable and I’m interested in learning more.”
Life Renewed after Practicing Falun Dafa
Ita, who is 61, began practicing Falun Dafa 12 years ago. She had to take a lot of medications every day due to her health problems. When her situation seemed hopeless, a friend suggested she try Falun Dafa. Her illnesses were resolved after she began practicing the exercises and reading the teachings, and she no longer needed any medications. She said Falun Dafa is precious and she hopes that more people will learn about it and gain physical and mental health by practicing it.
She said this was the first event Indonesian practitioners had participated in 2024. She said, “We introduce Falun Dafa to the locals and expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crime of persecuting practitioners. Most importantly, we want to let people know that Falun Dafa is great and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.”
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