MIT Student: Quit the Party, Be a Man of Virtue (Photos)

( On September 2, the Falun Dafa Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set up a booth at the new students’ orientation, introducing the practice of Falun Gong to MIT students and letting them know that it is being brutally persecuted in China.

Demonstrating the exercises

Clarifying the truth to students

Making lotus flowers

Teaching the exercises

Some new Chinese students were very surprised to see Falun Gong on campus, since they had never had a chance to see it in China. Practitioners told them the facts about Falun Gong and uncovered the lies perpetuated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Many students said that they didn’t have any access to these facts in China due to the CCP’s control over the Internet and that they would find out more about it in the U.S.

Many faculty and students were interested in learning the exercises. They left their contact information and asked for details about the exercise site on campus.

In the afternoon, 20 practitioners demonstrated the exercises on campus. Several Chinese tourists were astounded when they saw it. Others, who had been to Taiwan or Hong Kong, said that they had seen similar activities there.

A visiting scholar from China told practitioners, “I often saw Falun Gong practitioners on my campus in the 1990s. One of my favorite students was a practitioner. Some of my friends also practice. I know that Falun Gong is good and that the CCP has generated a lot of negative propaganda about it. The younger generation has grown up surrounded by lies. There are many things that they have never heard about.”

A new Chinese student said, “I heard a lot about Falun Gong when I was in China, but I could not tell if what I heard was true or not. When I first got here, I wanted to see for myself. Now I know that Falun Gong is a great group, because they teach people the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I often think that if everybody in China practiced it, the country would be a better place.”

Several Chinese students also said that they admired Falun Gong practitioners’ spirit, because they refuse to give up their belief despite the persecution.

A new Chinese student said that he has only been in America for a few days, but he had read a lot about the evil history of the CCP. He was disgusted by it. A Falun Gong practitioner told him about the movement to quit the Party, and the student said he would publish his resignation announcement on the Internet.

Another Chinese student talked to practitioners for a long time. They talked about the truth of Falun Gong and how evil the CCP is. He felt ashamed to be a member of the Party, so he decided to quit with the name that means “a man of virtue and pre-determined relationship.” He said that he wanted to quit the Party and be a man of virtue. He asked for materials so that his girlfriend and parents could read them. “I hope my mother will start practicing Falun Gong in the near future,” he said.

Posting date: 9/15/2011
Category: Community Events
Chinese version available at麻省理工学生-退出中共-做个有德之士(图)-246358.html

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