Buddhism adopted the wheel as the main symbol of the chakravartin, the ”wheel-turner”, the ideal king or “universal monarch”, symbolising the ability to cut through all obstacles and illusions. This perfect monarch would come at the end of times when the world is in chaos. He would turn a magic wheel and a law that would benefit the whole world. This ideal king would have an enemy too which would attack his followers incessantly but in the end they would loose. This ideal king would be able to travel to all four corners of the world and present his dharma(law). According to Buddhism the end of this civilization will occur around 2017 – which is 2500 years after the birth of Buddha Shakyamuni.
The stunning part here is that “Dharmachakra” in Chinese is called “Falun”. As we will see this word comes up again in history. Let´s see if there is a connection of the word Falun to our modern times.
Falun is a famous city situated in Sweden. The city had Europe´s biggest copper mine in the 17th century and was the treasure chamber of Sweden as the Swedish empire was created during the 17th century.
Unknown to most people is the remarkable legend concerning Falun and its coppermine. It has a documented written history of at least 400 years, and an oral tradition of perhaps one thousand years. The legend states that the small treasure from Falun city was the copper mine – which was Europe´s biggest 300 years ago. The legend states that the big treasure had to be kept a secret throughout the ages and would not be harvested by mankind until the copper mine closed down in Falun city(the small treasure was used up). Only one very special person in history would know of it in advance and he wouldn´t tell anyone.
In 1992 the famous copper mine in Falun city was closed down and the same year Falun Dafa was made public in China. Note the year – 1992 – which has also been prophesied by the Mayan calendar as the year of the great shift. Today people all over the world associate the word Falun with Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong.
The great prophet of Falun city – Emanuel Swedenborg, whose family farm is placed on the east side of the city - prophecied in the 1700s that “Falun is to the east” but nobody could understand him at the time since Falun city is at the center of Sweden.
Falun city has many other legends and the eastern side of the city is called the lovely side of the city where there are beautiful flowers and nice houses. The Falu river splits the city in the eastern and the western part. The western side of Falun is called the gruelling side of the city where the land is sterile and the old mine is situated. In 1666(the year of the devil!) a terrible storm hit the west side of Falun City and the area around the mine was severely damaged.
Another time, in 1787 another miracle called “the great shift” took place in Falun city as the whole mine - collapsed on the only day of the year when the mine workers were free – midsummer day. Not a single worker died and it was considerred a divine intervention at the time.
Another famous legend is the story of “Fat Mats” – a mining worker who disappeared in the copper mines and then was found about 40 years later - his whole body was completely intact, preserved in the mine! This was considerred a great miracle at the time.
Our understanding: The old legend from Falun city came true in 1992. In the legend it is said that a great treasure will come from Falun when the copper mine is closed in Falun city. In 1992 they closed the copper mine in Falun city and at the same time Falun Dafa was taught to the world.
Falun Gong Has Attracted People From The Whole World
In addition Falun Gong is all free of charge and you can learn about the practice here: http://www.falundafa.org
At this stage it is good if you know about Falun Gong and that it´s a good thing that makes people become better people. The persecution in China is wrong and the reputation of Falun Gong will soon be restored.