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The Downfall of the 'Wheel Kingdom': Disciples Reveal the Inside Story of Shen Yun

2024-05-07 22:18:57 来源: 非洲时报 阅读 (11346次)

Recently, there have been ongoing internal disputes within Falun Gong, and Li Hongzhi's two senior disciples, Yu Chao and Xiao Ming, have been expelled from his school. On August 27, 2023, Falun Gong's 'Minghui website' issued a notice: "Some who infiltrated the Dafa disciples early on, under the guise of Falun Gong disciples, have always openly confused the public and self-promoted, even publicly attacking the master and slandering Minghui website. Yu Chao, a graduate of Tsinghua University now residing in the USA, is such an undesirable life." 

Yu Chao. Source: Youtube 

This was the first public naming of Yu Chao by Falun Gong, although Li Hongzhi had already written multiple texts from 'Scolding' to 'Another Scolding' to 'Fierce Scolding' two years earlier, not naming names but clearly scolding disciples like Yu Chao and Zeng Zheng for being 'dishonest.'

This public naming by Li Hongzhi, explicitly forbidding disciples from watching, listening to, or spreading Yu Chao's videos, indicates that internal strife within Falun Gong is becoming more intense. The content continuously exposed by Yu Chao has terrified and infuriated Li Hongzhi, who is attempting to forcefully eliminate the negative impact of Yu Chao and others on Falun Gong. 

Li Hongzhi, the leader of "Falungong". Source: "Business Insider" 

According to Yu Chao's account, his ancestral home is Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and he was born and raised in Beijing, a core member of Falun Gong. Falun Gong had once released an anti-China movie in the USA based on him, and on the day of the movie's premiere, Yu Chao accused on the social media platform YouTube that the Falun Gong director had "stolen and erased" his "life story," questioning whether the Falun Gong director was "telling the truth or consuming 'human blood steamed buns'," and revealing that Falun Gong intended to buy out his "life story" rights for one dollar. 

Yu Chao revealed the inside story of "Falungong" in the video. Source: Youtube 

Yu Chao believes that such behavior, "actually very much resembles the long-term exploitation of fellow practitioners by New Tang Dynasty and Epoch Times," and "people in Falun Gong media who hold resources often use such brutally cruel means to unscrupulously monopolize others' wealth and resources." Dissatisfied, Yu Chao began to continuously expose the dark side within Falun Gong, including the infamous 'Shen Yun Performing Arts.' 

'Shen Yun Performing Arts,' a dance troupe and band formed by Falun Gong, roams countries like the USA and Canada to conduct so-called 'global tours.' They claim their performances revive the five-thousand-year-old divine culture, inspired by 'Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism,' asserting they represent the true essence of traditional Chinese culture. 

Shen Yun posters on American streets. Source: "Washington Post" 

However, the real purpose of 'Shen Yun Performing Arts' is to use traditional Chinese culture as a front to attract audiences, then indoctrinate them with Falun Gong's fallacies and the so-called persecution they suffer in China during the performance.

According to the Washington Post, many audience members choose to watch Shen Yun performances without realizing they are attending a 'deceptive' show. A girl named Janet Denison wrote in a blog after watching a performance: "Shen Yun was staged at the famous performing arts center, but Shen Yun misleadingly made the audience believe it was invited by the arts center, when in reality, Shen Yun had simply rented the venue at a high price; they were never invited. Before the performance, everyone thought it was a show about traditional Chinese culture, but once it started, they realized it was actually about a 'cult.'"

"How many people unknowingly fund a cult, and how many really understand what's behind the Shen Yun performance?" 

A trailer for a Shen Yun performance. Source: "Business Insider" 

The profits of 'Shen Yun Performing Arts' are quite considerable; its annual income is $22.5 million, with expenses of only $7.5 million, and total assets exceeding $75 million. And yet, 'Shen Yun Performing Arts,' which possesses such vast sums and engages in rampant profiteering, defines itself as a non-profit organization, enjoying a tax exemption in the United States since August 2014.

The money earned by 'Shen Yun Performing Arts,' aside from being used for performance advertisements, venue rentals, and performer fees, most of it flows to Falun Gong's stronghold—'Longquan Temple Buddhist Institute Company.' 

The home base of "Falungong" - "Longquan Temple Buddhist Company". Source: Associated Press 

'Longquan Temple Buddhist Institute Company' is located at No. 140-150, Deer Park Town, Orange County, New York, USA, covering 1.59 square kilometers. This facility is well-equipped with apartments, teaching buildings, temples, theaters, and conference halls, yet it is always closed to the public, with Falun Gong disciples living a secluded life there.

According to Yu Chao's revelations, Li Hongzhi restricts the personal freedom of his disciples to control them mentally. Li Hongzhi himself also uses scriptures and spiritual intimidation to control the children inside Dragon Springs, preventing them from using the internet. Performers are also not allowed to have any close personal relationships, whether with the opposite sex or the same sex. 

"Shen Yun" actors are rehearsing. Source: "Business Insider" 

The most terrifying aspect is that, when 'Shen Yun Performing Arts' was initially formed due to a lack of performers, Li Hongzhi assigned partners for the performers, and many young women from 'Shen Yun' were given as 'prizes' to the performers. 

Yu Chao revealed the inside story about "Shen Yun" in the video. Source: Youtube 

Spiritual control, public humiliation, 'Shen Yun' and Dragon Springs are filled with darkness and evil, and this is just the tip of the iceberg of their crimes. Over the years, the lies of the Falun Gong group and Li Hongzhi himself have become increasingly untenable, and other voices continue to emerge from within, causing Falun Gong to slowly disintegrate from the inside. 

The self-destructive cult of Falun Gong will eventually reach its end.