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A slide show about Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution in China.

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    • To be true, good and endure
    • Many people know of the persecution of Falun Gong...
    • Many people know of the persecution of Falun Gong...
    • Many people know of the persecution of Falun Gong... ...but fewer know about the severity of the persecution...
    • Many people know of the persecution of Falun Gong... ...but fewer know about the severity of the persecution...
    • Many people know of the persecution of Falun Gong... ...but fewer know about the severity of the persecution...
    • ...or what Falun Gong is all about.
    • Part I The Historical Roots of Cultivation
    • In ancient China some people sought wisdom in the deep mountains and forests...
    • In ancient China some people sought wisdom in the deep mountains and forests... They wanted to find the Tao (the Way) or the Fa (the Law).
    • In ancient China some people sought wisdom in the deep mountains and forests... They wanted to find the Tao (the Way) or the Fa (the Law).
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples.
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples.
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised.
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised.
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised.
    • Some became monks or nuns in temples. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised. Some may have heard of Wudang one of the holy mountains in the Tao school.
    • Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised. Some may have heard of Wudang one of the holy mountains in the Tao school.
    • Perhaps you’ve heard of the Shaolin Temple where high level Kung Fu was practised. Some may have heard of Wudang one of the holy mountains in the Tao school.
    • But there was also quite a few who practised outside temples.
    • But there was also quite a few who practised outside temples.
    • But there was also quite a few who practised outside temples. Falun Dafa or Falun Gong is one such practise.
    • All these practises, different as they may be, were called cultivation practises or xiulian in Chinese.
    • Cultivation means to refine the heart, mind and soul, and also to strengthen your body.
    • Cultivation means to refine the heart, mind and soul, and also to strengthen your body.
    • The lotus flower has been a symbol of cultivation for thousands of years. Cultivation means to refine the heart, mind and soul, and also to strengthen your body.
    • The lotus flower has been a symbol of cultivation for thousands of years. Cultivation means to refine the heart, mind and soul, and also to strengthen your body.
    • The lotus flower has been a symbol of cultivation for thousands of years.
    • The lotus flower has been a symbol of cultivation for thousands of years. It grows in muddy waters, but breaks the surface and flowers untainted, pure and radiant.
    • So can we also develop and evolve though there may be difficulties in our lives.
    • So can we also develop and evolve though there may be difficulties in our lives.
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation.
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation.
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation. The Buddha school
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation. The Buddha school
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation. The Buddha school
    • There were basically two major schools of cultivation. The Buddha school and the Tao school
    • The swastika on the Buddha’s chest symbolizes good fortune and has been found in almost all cultures all over the world. It should not be mixed up with nazism.
    • The Chinese believed there were energy channels in the body. Westerners called them meridians.
    • The Chinese believed there were energy channels in the body. Westerners called them meridians.
    • The Chinese believed there were energy channels in the body. Westerners called them meridians.
    • The Chinese believed there were energy channels in the body. Westerners called them meridians. These meridians effect our health for there is a subtle energy, called qi, flowing in them.
    • When you cultivate, the energy channels open up. Through diligent practise the channels become wider, the energy grows stronger and the whole body goes through big inner changes.
    • When you cultivate, the energy channels open up. Through diligent practise the channels become wider, the energy grows stronger and the whole body goes through big inner changes.
    • Qi Gong and Martial Arts like Kung Fu are all different forms of cultivation practices.
    • Qi Gong and Martial Arts like Kung Fu are all different forms of cultivation practices.
    • Qi Gong and Martial Arts like Kung Fu are all different forms of cultivation practices.
    • Qi Gong and Martial Arts like Kung Fu are all different forms of cultivation practices. The exercises strengthen the blood circulation and energy flow.
    • When the Communist Party came to power in China in 1949, many such profound cultivation methods were persecuted.
    • When the Communist Party came to power in China in 1949, many such profound cultivation methods were persecuted.
    • During the Great Cultural Revolution all traditional Chinese culture was to be destroyed.
    • During the Great Cultural Revolution all traditional Chinese culture was to be destroyed.
    • During the Great Cultural Revolution all traditional Chinese culture was to be destroyed. Only the Communist party´s culture was allowed.
    • 5000 years of China’s history was no longer important and was considered old and therefore bad.
    • 5000 years of China’s history was no longer important and was considered old and therefore bad.
    • 5000 years of China’s history was no longer important and was considered old and therefore bad.
    • 5000 years of China’s history was no longer important and was considered old and therefore bad.
    • 5000 years of China’s history was no longer important and was considered old and therefore bad.
    • Millions of people were persecuted and killed, their faith destroyed. Spirituality was banned.
    • Millions of people were persecuted and killed, their faith destroyed. Spirituality was banned.
    • Millions of people were persecuted and killed, their faith destroyed. Spirituality was banned.
    • Millions of people were persecuted and killed, their faith destroyed. Spirituality was banned.
    • The old traditional values of kindness and peace found in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism were swept away.
    • The old traditional values of kindness and peace found in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism were swept away.
    • The old traditional values of kindness and peace found in Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism were swept away. Humiliation, brainwashing, ruthless terror and killing became part of everyday life in communist China.
    • No one dared to talk about the deep content of cultivation practices anymore. Meanwhile the exercises were popularized under the name qi gong.
    • The Communist party is holding China in an iron grip.
    • The Communist party is holding China in an iron grip. In June 1989 thousands of Chinese students were killed when they wanted reforms and freedom.
    • The Communist party is holding China in an iron grip. In June 1989 thousands of Chinese students were killed when they wanted reforms and freedom.
    • The same year the communist regimes fell in Eastern Europe.
    • The same year the communist regimes fell in Eastern Europe. In China the communists held on to power through killing and persecution.
    • The same year the communist regimes fell in Eastern Europe. In China the communists held on to power through killing and persecution.
    • In 1992 Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Gong to the public in the city of Changchun in North Eastern China.
    • He taught exercises for strengthening and purifying the body...
    • He taught exercises for strengthening and purifying the body...
    • He taught exercises for strengthening and purifying the body... ... and to be true, good and endure for cultivating the mind.
    • The method spread rapidly all over China.
    • The method spread rapidly all over China.
    • The method spread rapidly all over China.
    • In just a few years time millions of people were practising.
    • Many experienced much better health and recovered from serious or life threathening illnesses.
    • Many experienced much better health and recovered from serious or life threathening illnesses.
    • Many experienced much better health and recovered from serious or life threathening illnesses. Others felt they began to understand profound principles underlying life.
    • In 1998 the Communist party estimated 70 - 100 million people were practising Falun Gong.
    • In 1998 the Communist party estimated 70 - 100 million people were practising Falun Gong.
    • In 1998 the Communist party estimated 70 - 100 million people were practising Falun Gong. This made China’s dictator, Communist party leader Jiang Zemin, enormously jealous.
    • In 1998 the Communist party estimated 70 - 100 million people were practising Falun Gong. This made China’s dictator, Communist party leader Jiang Zemin, enormously jealous.
    • In July 1999 he started a large-scale persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
    • In July 1999 he started a large-scale persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
    • In July 1999 he started a large-scale persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The goal was to erradicate Falun Gong in just three months.
    • But Falun Gong practitioners held on to their principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance.
    • But Falun Gong practitioners held on to their principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance. Seeing nothing wrong in trying to become a healthier and kinder person.
    • But Falun Gong practitioners held on to their principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance. Seeing nothing wrong in trying to become a healthier and kinder person.
    • The persecution intensified. Millions of people were arrested and jailed all over China.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • The persecution still continues. Tens of thousands are imprisoned in jails and labour camps were they are abused and tortured.
    • Women are an especially exposed group. They are dehumanised, tortured, sexually abused and raped by orders from the Communist party.
    • Gao Rongrong was shocked with electric batons consecutively for six hours.
    • Gao Rongrong was shocked with electric batons consecutively for six hours.
    • She later died from her injuries while still being imprisoned.
    • More than a hundred different torture methods have been documented.
    • And the killing still continues...
    • And the killing still continues... There are more than 3 400 documented death cases.
    • And the killing still continues... There are more than 3 400 documented death cases. Canadian lawyers David Kilgour and David Matas estimate more than 40 000 Falun Gong practitioners have been killed due to organ harvesting.
    • People all over the world are helping out to stop the persecution.
    • People all over the world are helping out to stop the persecution.
    • People all over the world are helping out to stop the persecution. Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • People all over the world are helping out to stop the persecution. Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Re-enacting the torture helps people understand what is actually going on in China.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Others come to learn the exercises that are taught free of charge.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Others come to learn the exercises that are taught free of charge.
    • Many people want to leave their signature to help stop the persecution. Others come to learn the exercises that are taught free of charge.
    • Falun Gong has spread to more than 100 countries around the world.
    • USA
    • USA
    • Indonesia USA
    • Indonesia USA
    • Indonesia USA Uganda
    • Indonesia USA Uganda
    • Indonesia USA Uganda Spain
    • Indonesia USA Uganda Spain
    • Israel Indonesia USA Uganda Spain
    • Israel Indonesia USA Uganda Spain
    • Israel Indonesia USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia Argentina USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia Argentina USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia Argentina Chile USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia Argentina Chile USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • Israel Indonesia Ethiopia Argentina Chile USA Uganda Spain New Zeeland
    • The most important thing in cultivation is trying to be a good person in everyday life.
    • The most important thing in cultivation is trying to be a good person in everyday life. But that said, meditation and exercises are also important. They calm the mind and strengthen the body.
    • Cultivation in everday life means looking inside when meeting with difficulties or conflicts.
    • Cultivation in everday life means looking inside when meeting with difficulties or conflicts.
    • Cultivation in everday life means looking inside when meeting with difficulties or conflicts. Instead of starting an argument you should consider whether you have done something wrong yourself.
    • By following the principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance...
    • By following the principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance...
    • By following the principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance...
    • By following the principles of Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance... ...slowly but surely you learn to handle difficulties with a calm mind.
    • Do not hit back when beaten...
    • Do not hit back when beaten... Do not swear back when sworn at.
    • Do not hit back when beaten... Do not swear back when sworn at.
    • But also do not accept violence and torture.
    • But also do not accept violence and torture.
    • That is why Falun Gong practitioners all over the world protest against the ongoing persecution...
    • That is why Falun Gong practitioners all over the world protest against the ongoing persecution... ... and demand that the communist party stops the killing and torture.
    • More and more Chinese people choose to leave the communist party. They no longer want to be a part of an organization that persecutes and kills innocent people.
    • More and more Chinese people choose to leave the communist party. They no longer want to be a part of an organization that persecutes and kills innocent people.
    • Thank you for your time!
    • Thank you for your time! Your awareness is important.
    • Thank you for your time! Your awareness is important. You can help stop the persecution by signing the petition on:
    • Thank you for your time! Your awareness is important. You can help stop the persecution by signing the petition on: www.fofg.org
    • If you want to know more about Falun Gong please visit:
    • If you want to know more about Falun Gong please visit: www.falundafa.org
    • If you want to know more about Falun Gong please visit: www.falundafa.org or
    • If you want to know more about Falun Gong please visit: www.falundafa.org or www.faluninfo.net