‘Eye-Opening’: Former Teacher Gleans Insight From Falun Gong Founder’s Article

Heidi Larsen, a house renovator and former teacher on an Indian reservation, said Falun Gong founder Mr. Li Hongzhi’s recent article “How Humankind Came To Be” was “eye-opening.”

“The article was very interesting and enlightening, explaining the practice of Falun Gong in a simple yet concise manner,” she wrote in her comment to The Epoch Times.

She added that she could now see why the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong: “If people lead a spiritual/religious life, they are happier and have hope for the future. Taking this away from humanity is a way that these regimes can take down freedom and control the masses.”

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Heidi Larsen. (Courtesy of Heidi Larsen)

Larsen said it’s uplifting and positive to believe in something greater than oneself. She said, “It’s really sad to me that the Chinese people can’t believe in it—they get in trouble for following it.” She questioned why the United States would adopt ideology propagated in communist China, where the outcome has proven to be bad.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, encourages adherents to live by the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance and teaches meditative exercises.

Over the past 23 years, millions of Falun Gong adherents have been held in labor camps, mental asylums, drug rehabilitation centers, unofficial black jails, or other detention facilities. In addition, the vilification, torture, and organized killing through forced organ harvesting arising from the persecution has led to an untold number of deaths.