On September 21st, 2007, the Polish version of Zhuan Falun was formally published in Warsaw. Zhuan Falun is the main text by the founder of Falun Gong, Mr Li Hongzhi, and it has been translated into over thirty languages. The publication of the Polish version of Zhuan Falun lays a foundation for Polish people to know and learn about Falun Gong, a great way of cultivation spread from China.
In the early morning, in the square in front of the Science and Culture Palace in central Warsaw, a group of several hundred Falun Gong practitioners from twenty eight countries meditated peacefully and they formed two Chinese characters of ‘Righteous Fa’. The whole square was filled with a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Passersby stopped to watch and accepted leaflets, as well as a copy of the Epoch Times newspaper's editorial, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. The European ‘Coming for you’ choir also came to support and brought their repertoire of songs for the Polish people to enjoy.
|On September 22nd, about four hundred Falun Gong practitioners from twenty nine countries held a two day event in Warsaw|
At lunch time, Falun Gong practitioners’ parade started. The waist-drum team was the first group with a group of 'fairies' following. The parade included several groups with different themes, such as Falun Gong spreading through the world, practitioners’ fight against persecution, the Communist party’s crime of harvesting Falun Gong practitioners’ organs, Nine Commentaries and the huge tide of quitting the Communist party. The procession walked through the busiest street in Warsaw and finally arrived at the Chinese Embassy and held a rally there. Vice-President of the European Union Edward McMillan-Scott sent a congratulatory letter to this Falun Gong rally in Poland.
Jan Jekiellek also mentioned that the publication of the Polish version of Zhuan Falun together with over 400 Falun Gong practitioners from the whole Europe taking part in events in Warsaw, which was unprecedented and had huge influence on the country. At least seven mainstream media, including two TV stations and the two of the biggest newspapers had lengthy reports of this Falun Gong event.
Ms Sarciman, who was in charge of publication said that the publishing house originally planned to publish a series of books about the Orient, including Feng Shui, divination and qigong. Zhuan Falun was only a part of their original plan. However, after reading Zhuan Falun, the editorial department decided to publish Zhuan Falun only, saying, ‘The content of the other books cannot be placed on a par with Zhuan Falun at all’. Now, many staff members from the publishing house are preparing to learn and practise Falun Gong.
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