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My Quarterly Pass for Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing-And My Happy and Painful Memories
Before the crackdown on Falun Gong, I had been going to the South Gate practice site at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing to do Falun Gong exercises, every day from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. So this was my quarterly pass for the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing.
At that time, there were quite a few Falun Gong practice sites in the Temple of Heaven Park alone. It seems that at every gate (the park has at least four gates facing four directions.) there was at least on practice site. It was very easy to gather thousands of people to do group Falun Gong exercises then.
How I miss those wonderful days, when we could peacefully and diligently do our daily exercises! Everybody was so happy! Life became so wonderful! We did it every day no matter what, when the temperature was as low as -15 degree Celsius, or when the wind was as strong as a typhoon.
Please note the date of the pass: July 1999 to September 1999. As soon as the crackdown started on July 20, 1999, it was impossible to practice in the park any more. Actually, on July 20, 1999, I was detained in Shijingshan Sports Stadium with thousands of other Falun Gong practitioners for a whole day. So this pass became useless to me ever since. Shall I ask for a refund?
How wonderful life would have been without the persecution! The benefits Falun Gong could have brought to the people, to the nation, and to the whole world would be beyond imagination.
What a pity that the CCP had to start this most vicious persecution! How many lives have we lost or will lose because of this persecution? The number is terribly huge. So let’s work harder to stop this evil persecution!
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