August 24, 2017. By a Western practitioner from Europe.
From 2012 I had a change of work and suddenly I got an unexpected chance to teach school children the Dafa exercises when I was between jobs. For almost a year I and some fellow practitioners went to many schools and taught the Falun Dafa exercises during sports classes. The school children´s ages varied from about 4 years to 18 years old. We had a wonderful experience and the reactions from the children were mostly very positive. We let the children tell us about their experiences after doing the exercises.
Gudhjem – a village on the island of Bornholm
One of our most memorable trips was to a remote and scenic Danish island called Bornholm. People on the island keep a more traditional lifestyle and there are only small villages there which have preserved the old architecture. We were invited to teach the exercises in several schools and in one private school we taught a group of about 40 children aged 4-7 years on their grass lawn. They had just learned about Chinese culture and Qi Gong at school. The children were very focused and afterwards we asked them to tell us about their experiences. Several children started to talk about what they had seen in other dimensions. One girl told us that she had visited the Forbidden Palace in Beijing during the exercise and another girl told us that she understood how Buddha(Shakyamuni) could get his 33 supernormal abilities 2500 years ago – it was because he was asleep during his meditation. From my perspective this girl had a very deep understanding. We have seen other outstanding cases of children who immediately could see Master´s Fashen during exercise and they told us many things about Falun Dafa that nobody had taught them. Master said in his “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”:
“When I was born, many Gods came down with me. From then on, this happened every year and Gods have been coming down. By the time I started to teach the Fa, those Gods came down like snowflakes—it was just that many. I calculated their ages now, and from when I started to spread the Fa till now, they would be young people around twenty-five years old, many of whom really have not been saved. They were all Gods, coming down to Earth, and they scattered to all areas of the world. “
Without us knowing it a local journalist showed up and he wrote a very nice article about us in the island newspaper. After the exercises were finished several little girls surrounded my wife and started to hug her legs saying: “Please don´t leave, we want to continue and continue. We want to do at least ten exercises!”. I usually don´t cry but at that moment I really had tears in my eyes and I felt that their spirits longed for obtaining the Fa as soon as possible.
A young boy told us that he had seen that our reason for practicing Falun Gong was to preserve our spirits – a very deep understanding in my humble opinion. When we visited my home village a young boy smilingly told me that he had gone to heaven during the meditation. A boy in another village folded his legs very smoothly in double Lotus without using any hands. After the meditation he told us that he had flown up to the sky, riding on the dragon who was printed on the back of this t-shirt. There were many such wonderful stories and my conclusion was that many children have very good inborn quality and they all wait impatiently for the next stage to be able to obtain the Fa and cultivate back to their original paradise.
Interference In One School
In one school someone had sent anonymous emails to the teacher that slandered Dafa in order to stop us from teaching the exercises. At the beginning the sports teacher was a bit shocked by the negative information but I clarified the truth to him and we became good friends later. The headmaster told me that since the person who sent the email was anonymous it means that that person is not upright and that he can´t be trusted. I looked inside and realized that I needed to pay more attention to security and communicate well with the schools in advance and not leave any gaps for the old forces to exploit. We taught the exercises to about 1000 students and we need to be well prepared for interference when we try to clarify truth to so many people.
I believe that this simple way to introduce Falun Dafa to children is very effective and we can quickly reach many people in this way. At the same time the teachers will also be introduced to Falun Dafa. In our case the best way to reach the schools was to contact the sports teachers directly and then just use one of his classes by introducing Falun Dafa for 10 minutes before letting the children do the exercises for about 40-50 minutes depending on the length of the class.
My suggestion is that practitioners who want to help the children try to contact their local schools in order to let more children learn about Falun Gong and do the exercises. Please point out anything inappropriate.