Falungong

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Religion in china related to 法轮功(Fa lun gong)

‘Fa lun gong’ is a recent religious movement in china. It was created by Li hong zhi in 1992. It is the combination of the practice of meditation and qi-gong. It also combines the dogmas such as morality and the cultivation of virtue in its central tenets of Truthfulness, compassion and Forbearance. Fa lun gong was originated from ‘qigong’. Qigong is the exercise that activates Qi in human body. Qi is Asian concept which means human’s innate power. People can feel Qi by themselves and also other people can feel another people’s Qi. Qi is measured by strength. A person who has strong Qi is healthy. Therefore, Qigong is kind of a martial art that makes human more active and powerful. This is beneficial for the people who sick but don’t know how to cure or originally born weak.
Qi gong and Fa lun gong are both really good for mental health. However, Chinese government considers Fa lun gong as a cult and made very strict laws to oppress them. Chinese government even made a documentary about the false of the Fa lun gong and broadcast into whole china. Yet Fa lun gong is still really a big movement in china and the other countries like Korea or some western countries.
There are 2 points that are arguable about the Fa lun gong. The first question is that whether Fa lun gong is really a religion or not. What is religion? Perhaps no one can give proper answer to this question. According to some socialists, people made religion because they need it to integrate people together. Therefore, religion has a role in the society. In another perspective, Religion can be a cultural thing. Religion explains how people think, live and act. Then, is Fa lun gong a religion? In my opinion, It can’t be the religion. Religion must be connected with human itself. Usually, department of religious studies is located in faculty of…...

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