Turkey: More and More People are Cherishing Falun Gong (I)

Falun Gong has been going deep into people’s hearts day by day since it began spreading in Turkey. More and more Turkish people have become practitioners; more and more people have been paying attention to Falun Gong and calling for an end to the persecution.

There are already six practice sites in Ankara where Turkish people can learn the Falun Gong exercises for free and then practise together with other Falun Gong practitioners. In a University in Mersin city, new practitioners have also set up a Falun Gong society.

In Istanbul, veteran practitioners made a thousand copies of calendars bearing a brief introduction to Falun Gong and delivered them to several Turkish cities. When walking the streets, going into banks, stores, restaurants and stationers, you can always see Falun Gong calendars on their desks or walls. Using calendars as a means of promoting Falun Gong has played an important role in Turkey. Large numbers of people who have visited Falun Gong websites and made telephone enquiries got their information from the calendars.

The number of people helping to translate and proofread Falun Gong books and material has increased from two to seven. In a nutshell, more and more Turks are getting to know Falun Gong deeply.

If a government persecutes a religion, it will not have a good end

Practitioners have talked about Falun Gong and the persecution to people from all walks of life in Turkey. A parliament official told practitioners, “Any government that persecutes religions will not have a good end. Can’t you tell by looking at history? Religions are under the control of the Gods, and it is the Gods who control human beings! Those who are persecuting religions are all evil and stupid.”

What he said revealed how stupid the Chinese Communist Party is and expressed the sense of justice and righteous belief of the Turkish people.

”I have rediscovered my true self since practising Falun Gong!”

One lady is a retired teacher who has practised Falun Gong for half a year. She is striving forward vigorously and now organising group practice and teaching the exercises in the park every day. All new students say that she teaches them with enthusiasm and pure-heartedness. She reads the main text of Falun Dafa practice, Zhuan Falun, every day. Last month in Istanbul, at a conference on International Women’s Day, the hostess asked the audience, “Who would like to tell us how to find one’s true self?” The practitioner spoke up, “It is Falun Gong. I have rediscovered my true self since practising Falun Gong. First of all, I have become a healthy person. I used to suffer from arthritis for more than forty years. It is only just over two months since I started to practise Falun Gong and my knee arthritis has gone. At the same time, I have got a peaceful mind and have never been foggy-headed since I started practising. Master Li Hongzhi teaches that whatever we do, we should consider others first and we should get rid of our selfish motives and all attachments. We should improve our character and be a people with high morals.” After her speech, she received warm applause. After the conference, she briefly demonstrated the practice. She said she introduces Falun Gong wherever she goes.

Everybody Starts Reading Zhuan Falun

A new student has read Zhuan Falun once and practises at home every day. One day per week she goes to the park and practises with others and she has told everybody how her high blood pressure has gone down. She told people that Falun Gong is so marvellous and then everybody began borrowing Zhuan Falun and reading it. Some are willing to spend money photocopying the book. More people in Turkey are learning the Fa.

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