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Along the way, connection with much of its cultural essence was lost.\n\n\n\nBeginning in 1949, a communist regime seized power in China, sending an already-suffering people into further downward spiral. Over the next several decades, the CPP repeatedly launched violent, political campaigns that left tens of millions of people dead. Many Chinese people grew ever more destitute, afraid, and disconnected from the greatness of their authentic heritage.\n\n\n\nThe Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution purged traditional elements from Chinese society. (L) Public humiliation of cultural elites and religious leaders. (C) Burning of ancient books and scriptures. (R) Burning and destruction of buddha statues. Many famous temples, shrines, and other heritage sites in across China were attacked, and sacred images were replaced by photos of chairman Mao Zedong. \n\n\n\nWhen Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Gong to the public in May, 1992, he made public not just a qigong practice to improve health and wellness. Falun Gong represented a rediscovery of the \"old, good things of China.\"\n\n\n\nThe strength and honesty of Taoism.\n\n\n\nThe compassion and goodness from Buddhism.\n\n\n\nThe wisdom to deal with people and social settings with righteousness and tolerance from Confucianism.\n\n\n\nFalun Gong represents a direct and authentic connection to genuine traditional Chinese culture, and with its introduction, the transformative power of these profound ways was restored to the Chinese people.\n\n\n\nAnd so it grew in popularity.... like wild fire.\n\n\n\nCalligraphy of Chinese characters \u771f Zhen - Truthfulness, \u5584 Shan - Compassion, and \u5fcd Ren - Forbearance. 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Ancient Roots, Almost Lost

Genuine, traditional Chinese culture is profound... and ancient.

It is a culture that reveres the divine, and living according to "the Way" -- in harmony with heaven and Earth.

Traditional Chinese culture includes several spiritual disciplines and philosophies.

Taoism expounds upon truth and honesty.

Buddhism manifests compassion.

Confucianism instructs how to navigate relationships according to “the Way,” espousing principles such as righteousness, piety, and tolerance.

These profound teachings have formed the bedrock of Chinese civilization for millennia — a civilization that, for most of its history, has lead the world culturally, economically, and militarily.

Beginning in the 1800s, China fell into a period of repeated suffering and tribulation. Along the way, connection with much of its cultural essence was lost.

Beginning in 1949, a communist regime seized power in China, sending an already-suffering people into further downward spiral. Over the next several decades, the CPP repeatedly launched violent, political campaigns that left tens of millions of people dead. Many Chinese people grew ever more destitute, afraid, and disconnected from the greatness of their authentic heritage.

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution purged traditional elements from Chinese society. (L) Public humiliation of cultural elites and religious leaders. (C) Burning of ancient books and scriptures. (R) Burning and destruction of buddha statues. Many famous temples, shrines, and other heritage sites in across China were attacked, and sacred images were replaced by photos of chairman Mao Zedong.

When Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Gong to the public in May, 1992, he made public not just a qigong practice to improve health and wellness. Falun Gong represented a rediscovery of the “old, good things of China.”

The strength and honesty of Taoism.

The compassion and goodness from Buddhism.

The wisdom to deal with people and social settings with righteousness and tolerance from Confucianism.

Falun Gong represents a direct and authentic connection to genuine traditional Chinese culture, and with its introduction, the transformative power of these profound ways was restored to the Chinese people.

And so it grew in popularity…. like wild fire.

Calligraphy of Chinese characters Zhen – Truthfulness, Shan – Compassion,
and Ren – Forbearance. These are also the key tenets of Falun Dafa.

By 1999 — just 7 years after it’s first introduction to the public — there were 100 million people practicing throughout China.

And so, as the Chinese nation prepared to step into the 21st century under the rule of communist tyranny and with a large portion of the populous scrambling to secure economic security, Falun Gong brought forth a renaissance of traditional Chinese culture.