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Falun Gong officially recognized in India
The Epoch Times
11/22/2004



Falun Gong in India

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, has become a government-endorsed, legitimate organizationin India, the second most populous country in the world.

As citizens of an ancient civilized nation in the east, and also the country from which Buddhism originated, people in India are no strangers to systems of cultivation practice such as Falun Gong. Those who are familiar with cultivation hold Falun Gong in respect, and consider it a high-level practice of the Buddha School that cultivates both nature and longevity. Some venerable patriarchs, when seeing Falun Gong practitioners, treat them as their equals, deviating from their traditional rules, according local Falun Gong practitioners.

Falun Gong’s effectiveness in raising morality and healing is an additional reason for its popularity in India. So far, Falun Gong practice sites can be found in cities such as Bombay, New Bombay, Puni, Heideberg and Bangeluo, as well as New Delhi, the nation’s capital. The local practitioners have also set up a Falun Gong Web site and launched a monthly journal that covers the spread of Falun Gong in India.

In addition to “Zhuan Falun,” the book that contains the main teachings of the practice, a second book, “Falun Gong,” which is more suitable for beginners, was published in Hindi last year.

Founded in China by Falun Gong Master Li Hongzhi in May 1992, the practice has now spread to more than 60 countries in the world. It’s principles of truthfulness, benevolence and forbearance have attracted tens of millions of practitioners, most of whom concentrate in China. According to statistics provided by the Clearwisdom.net Web site, Falun Gong’s major works have been translated from their original Chinese into 30 other languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Finish, Russian, Thai, Malaysian, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Romanian, Slovakian and Hindi.

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