The host of
the activity had an opportunity to get in contact with practitioners, and gained
a deeper understanding about Falun Dafa. As a result, he became a supporter of
Falun Dafa. In the afternoon, the host spoke to the festival visitors through
a microphone, explaining that Falun Gong is a cultivation method that encourages
people to guide their lives by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,
and obtain physical and mental well being. He said that the Falun Gong practitioners
he was acquainted with were all righteous and good people, but in China, the Chinese
Communist Party is still persecuting Falun Gong. The host urged everyone to please
go to the Falun Gong stall to learn the truth of Falun Gong.
Several city councilors
made a special point to come to the stall and had a conversation with practitioners,
to learn about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. A councilor proposed that
practitioners participate in the dragon-boat contest to be held next year.
former councilor talked with a Falun Gong practitioner for two hours. She proposed
that this practitioner run for the post of city councilor, in order to bring the
peaceful and harmonious principles of Falun Gong to the people of Ryde.
learn to practice the exercises
Before the conclusion
of the activity, three children of eight or nine years of age came to learn the
Falun Gong exercises. After practicing the exercises, one of the children said
he felt very comfortable. When their mother saw her kids peacefully doing the
sitting meditation, she also came to the stall to take some informational materials.
She told the practitioners that she would bring her children again to learn the