Outlawing Falun Gong Cult

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Outlawing Falun Gong Cult

Postby long_way » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:36 pm

There is a lot of controversy surrounding Falun Gong; the wikipedia article article is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

the official Chinese position is expressed here: http://www.facts.org.cn/

Livia Kohn is one of the best and most prominent Taoist scholars in the world; here is what she had to say about Falun Gong in her book "Daoism and Chinese Culture" (page 196):

"In 1992, a new kind of this kind of Qigong based on Buddhist doctrins arose under the name Falun gong or Falun dafa, "Exercises of the Dharma Wheel." Its founder, Li Hongzhi, claimed to be reincarnation of a bodhisattva and promised practitioners complete recovery from all illnesses, supernatural powers, and the attainment of cosmic enlightenment. To attain this they first had to have the right karma that would bring them to him. Then he would install a FALUN or dharma wheel in their lower cinnabar field to allow them to undertake advanced practices. This installation is central to the process of Falun dafa; it can be done either through a representative, a book, or a video, but ideally through Li himself, in person."
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