Readers find reassurance that goodness is the key to a blessed life and future in “How Humankind Came To Be,” an article by Falun Gong founder Mr. Li Hongzhi.
Janice Abernethy, a retired schoolteacher and author of children’s books, believes that one should do what’s right, regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs.
“I like the fact that [Falun Gong believes in] doing the right thing, being good and kind, and helping people,” the 62-year-old, based in Pennsylvania, told The Epoch Times.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline involving meditative exercises and moral teachings based on three principles: truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Mr. Li introduced Falun Gong to the public in China back in 1992.
Though raised Catholic, Abernethy believes that one can practice spirituality in everyday life without attending church or having intermediaries. While reading Mr. Li’s article, she found many ideas that lined up with the Bible and her own personal views.
“Caring about other people is everything … it doesn’t seem like there are a lot of religions that just say that,” said Abernethy.
“But this one, the way [Mr. Li] was speaking, the way he laid it out, it was like, ‘wow, that’s my religion,’” she concluded.
Mr. Li’s idea that good deeds are rewarded also resonated with Abernethy, which makes sense as a “really fair way for life to be.”