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Created by John Eipper on 11/07/09 2:24 PM - re-religion-falun-gong-massoud-malek-us-ex-iran

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re: Religion: Falun Gong (Massoud Malek, US; ex-Iran) (John Eipper, USA, 11/07/09 2:24 pm)

JE: Just one more Falun Gong posting for now. This time, we hear from Massoud Malek: On 6 November, Istvan Simon wrote: I do not particularly care whatever Li Hongzhi may or not have said in front of television cameras. That is because I think that Li Hongzhi is not the Falun Gong. Massoud Malek responds: Could we also say that Jesus is not Christianity or Muhammad is not Islam? Today , there are over 100 million Falun Gong practitioners who follow the teachings of their master, Li Hongzhi. These people are persecuted by the Chinese government and the West keeps quiet because of cheap Chinese products. There are actually more followers of Li Hongzhi than all the Jews, Baha'is, Zoroastrians, Shamanists, Voodoo practicers, Jains, and many other faiths combined. No one knows exactly when Zoroaster was born. The same goes with Buddha. Li Hongzhi's birth certificate states that he was born on 7 July 1952, but he was actually born on the same day as Sakyamuni (Buddha), on 13 May 1951. Here is how Li Homgzhi explains his birthday: http://clearwisdom.net/emh/download/publications/peacereport_statement.html "Some people spread rumors that I changed my date of birth, and this is true. During the Cultural Revolution, the government misprinted my date of birth. What I did was simply to change the misprinted date of birth to the correct one. As for the fact that Sakyamuni was also born on this day, what does that have to do with me? Many other people were also born on this day. In addition, I have never claimed that I am Sakyamuni. Note: The Cultural Revolution took place many years after his birthday. Why did the Chinese government issue a new birth certificate making him younger? By reading "Brief biography of Li Hongzhi: founder of Falun Gong and president of the Falun Gong Research Society," http://www.trinity.edu/rnadeau/Chinese%20Religions/Li%20Hongzhi.htm one could understand why Falun Gong is not a cult, it is based on Zhen-Shan-Ren: Zen: Do true things and speak the truth. Shan: Be kind and compassionate. Ren: Refrain from resentment and hatred. It is safe to practice Falun Gong. No practitioners of Falun Gong will suffer from adverse changes. Li Hongzhi has time and again emphasized that no problems must arise in the practicing of Dafa. Falun Gong has excluded all factors that are likely to lead to adverse changes. For instance, there can be no yi nian in the course of practicing gong, nor can there be spontaneous gong. Also, each student is protected by his or her fa shen (Dharma body); the family of each student, and even the venue where he or she practices gong, is cleansed and protected by a "safety hood" (anquan zhao) that ensures that the student is not affected by evil information. Every prophet produced at least one miracle; here are some miracles by Li Hongzhi that [ordinary people could not comprehend]: When Li Hongzhi was eight years old, he suddenly became aware that something had appeared at the corner of his eyes. Gradually, he realized they were the words zhen-shan-ren. It was the master who had impressed these words in his eyes. No one else could see them, but they were constantly visible to him. In the years that followed, the master told him the meaning of these words: Zhen means to do true things and speak the truth; it means not practicing deception or speaking untruths, and not concealing one's mistakes; this will eventually result in the attainment of truth. Shan means to be kind and compassionate, to refrain from bullying people, to sympathize with the weak, help the poor; it means that one should always be ready to help others and do good things. Ren means that, when one experiences difficulties and suffers injustices, one should look at the bright side of things, be able to hold out, refrain from resentment and hatred, refrain from nursing grievances and taking revenge, be able to endure the worst of adversities and things that normal people are unable to endure. At the age of eight, Li Hongzhi was already highly proficient in Dafa and had acquired supernatural powers. When he played hide-and-seek with his companions, he had only to think "other people cannot see me" to make himself invisible to others, who could not see him even if they directed a flashlight at his face. With a simple flick of a finger, he could draw long, rusty, and crooked nails out of pieces of wood. When water pipes froze up in winter, he had only to tap them with his hand for the pipes to bend; even he himself did not know how he did this. As he was playing with his little companions in snow-covered fields, he could jump and fly through the air. If he found two people about to get into a fight, he could prevent one of them from approaching the other simply by thinking that that person should not go near the other person. One day, when in the fourth grade of elementary school, Li left school without taking along his school bag, and when he went back to get it the door of the classroom was locked and the windows had been shut. He thought that it would be nice if he could get in. No sooner had the thought flashed through his mind that he found himself in the classroom. Another thought, and he was out again. On another occasion he had this thought: what would it feel like to be in the middle of a window pane? No sooner had he thought this than he found himself positioned in the window. He at once felt as if his body and brain were filled with shards of glass; it was most uncomfortable, so he hurriedly got out again. He did not know, at the time, what was the power of gong; he thought everyone was like this, and paid no attention to the matter. Here is what Li Hongzhi said on September 4 5, 1998 in Geneva about the decline of the Greek Civilization: http://www.falundafa.org/book/eng/lectures/19980904L.html Question: Why is it that homosexuals are considered bad people? Teacher: Let me tell you, if I weren't teaching this Fa today, gods' first target of annihilation would be homosexuals. It's not me who would destroy them, but gods. You know that homosexuals have found legitimacy in that homosexuality was around back in the culture of ancient Greece. Yes, there was a similar phenomenon in ancient Greek culture. And do you know why ancient Greek culture is no more? Why are the ancient Greeks gone? Because they had degenerated to that extent, and so they were destroyed. Conclusion: What is more disturbing? Mike Bonnie's posts on Falun Gong or reading in this high-minded forum posts about a prophet who dislikes homosexuals, mixed races, and the Chinese government? JE comments: This is the first time I've heard that Li-Hongzhi is so anti-gay. Can Ying Rong comment?

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