Over the long course of history, man's life is as ephemeral as a blink of eye. In the boundless expanse of the vast universe, man's wisdom is as insignificant as a speck of dust. Many wise people have been searching for the essence of eternity of life...

On May 13, 1992, Falun Dafa was first introduced to the public. The founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, introduced the great law of Buddha cultivation, Falun Dafa, to the public, disclosed the mysteries of life and pointed out an eternal path of returning to oneself. Up until July 1999, during the first seven years in public, Falun Dafa and its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, received many proclamations and much support in China. Newspapers, radios and TV in China interviewed Mr. Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa practitioners many times and reported positively the huge benefit of Falun Dafa on physical health and restoration of morality. At the end of seven years, the number of Falun Dafa practitioners in China reached about 100 million. Genuine practitioners were amazed by the profundity and intricacy of Falun Dafa.

In May 1995, Mr. Li Hongzhi was invited to give a lecture in Sweden. The era of Falun Dafa's spreading outside of China thus began. This has sparked greater interest towards the splendor of Chinese wisdom and civilization in many countries and has gained great international acclaim. In merely ten years, Falun Dafa has spread in more than 60 countries and regions in the world. About 100 million people practice it. In North America, many Falun Dafa practitioners are highly educated, productive members of society with Masters or PhD degrees. In Asia, Falun Dafa has great numbers of practitioners in more than 10 countries and regions. In Taiwan alone, there are 100,000 practitioners. In Europe, there are Falun Dafa group exercise sites in more than 20 countries. Most of practitioners there are Westerners. In South America and Africa, Falun Dafa is becoming more and more popular.

Falun Dafa is like a clear spring. Wherever it goes, people find their hearts becoming more compassionate and morality being upgraded. The main text of Falun Dafa's teachings - Zhuan Falun - has been translated into more than 20 different languages and has been published around the world. The principles of Falun Dafa, "Truth-Benevolence-Forbearance," have been recognized by many people as the way that people all over the world should follow. It is not surprising that many have said, "Falun Dafa belongs to the whole world."

Bringing us better health, Falun Dafa also teaches us to have a kinder heart and a better understanding of the value of life.

The world needs "Truth-Benevolence-Forbearance"; everyone needs "Truth-Benevolence-Forbearance."

The most sacred and magnificent journey of Falun Dafa over the last ten years has left for us a most magnificent day to celebrate -- May 13, the day that Falun Dafa was first introduced to the public.

Let's celebrate May 13, World Falun Dafa Day.