New Year's Greetings and Encouragement Amongst Fellow Dafa Practitioners
We Wish All Practitioners Detained in Jail or Held in Brainwashing Centers a Happy New Year!
Dear fellow Dafa practitioners:
It's a new year again. Though you are deprived of the right to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of the new spring, and are instead under the most vicious persecution, you have held firmly to Dafa until this day. This fact alone has won honors for Dafa, and brought spring to the people of this world. This is a great deed! You have won great respect and high prestige for yourself in facing such calamities. Your future will definitely be glorious and bright! Be steadfast in keeping your righteous thoughts; that is the only solemn choice we should choose!
Heshi! [Best wishes by holding palms together]
Dafa Practitioners Outside of the Jails
January 23, 2003
Happy Chinese New Year To All Fellow Dafa Practitioners Who Were Forced To Leave Home!
Dear fellow practitioners:
As the new year approaches, we Dafa practitioners staying at home would like to greet all of the fellow practitioners who were forced to leave home because of the persecution against Dafa. We want to say from our hearts: "Dear hardworking fellow practitioners, take good care of yourselves! You have validated Dafa under such heavy pressures, you are truly great heroes!"
To tell people the truth of Dafa, to save people and negate the arrangements made by the old forces, you have suffered great pains and abandoned almost everything to join the Fa-rectification process. You have awakened many people who still retain kindness in their hearts. You are verifying Dafa as true Fa-rectification Dafa practitioners.
In the coming new year, let all Dafa practitioners be as one body to aid our Teacher in rectifying Fa in this world. We will be an indestructible one body. Let us take action according to Dafa and send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evils and save sentient beings. Let our determined righteous thoughts rectify all of the corrupted substances in the universe, speed up the Fa-rectification process, and welcome the coming of the day when the Fa rectifies the human world!
Dafa practitioners able to stay in their homes
January 23, 2003
Happy New Year! All Dafa Practitioners around the World!
At this time of the Chinese New Year, we greet all the Dafa practitioners in the world! Our wish is for all of us to be persistent in our Dafa cultivation and in saving sentient beings. Let us do so diligently and with compassion in the coming year! We will create a magnificent future!
We greet all the Dafa practitioners who are detained in jails, forced labor camps, brainwashing classes, or forced to leave their homes! While others are enjoying the warmth of family reunions, owing to the insane evil persecution, you suffer the pains of leaving home and have no freedom for your righteous belief of Truthfulness-Compassion--Tolerance. Jiang's regime has been extorting your money, abusing you mentally, and torturing you physically for no good reason. But, even under such an evil situation, you have been determined in your practice of Dafa, verified the truth of Dafa to people while suffering, and have used your compassion to save as many people as possible without complaints or regrets. During the process of giving up all the attachments of human beings, in facing the test of life or death, you are validating Dafa with your life; you are eliminating all the evil elements in other dimensions which are controlling mankind; you are overthrowing the arrangements made by the old forces in the universe.
We wish all the fellow Dafa practitioners who are validating Dafa a happy new year! Ignoring the comfort of everyday life, the loss and gain, the fame and money, the rumors of everyday people, you have validated Dafa physically in the society, in your work place, and in your family. Every single word of yours is showing the righteousness and purity of Dafa practitioners, and is protecting the righteous laws of the human world. You are not afraid of the insanity and cruelty of the evils, have firmly practiced Dafa even when faced with the threat of death, and have closely followed our Teacher in the Fa-rectification process. You have wiped away your tears, appeased your injuries, and continued the work left by the Dafa practitioners who were killed by the evil forces. You are realizing your solemn pre-historical promises. In saving sentient beings, you do not differentiate between nationalities, races, sex, or occupations of people, even those from the "610 offices" ["610 office" is a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] who are persecuting Dafa practitioners and those who have left Dafa under the pressure from Jiang's regime are included in your list. You are trying your best to save as many as possible, including those people who are deceived by the lies and slander spread by the evil force.
In order to let people know the truth of Dafa, you have been making use of
all forms of media including mail, TV, radio stations, letters, flyers, banners, tapes, and CDs etc to wake up the kind side of all people. No matter what season it is, no matter what the weather is like, no matter if it is day or night, you have endured loneliness and maintained a high morality and virtue in isolated rooms, in order to download and upload Dafa truth materials through the internet. To deliver the Dafa truth materials to more places and more fellow Dafa practitioners, you have gone almost everywhere in the country. All you have done has been remembered by the universe. "Did you know that everything you are currently doing has already established the most magnificent and eternal mighty virtue for Dafa and Dafa cultivators? When this page of history is turned, the people who remain will see your magnificence, and the future Gods will forever remember this magnificent time in history." ("Rationality" from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
We wish all the overseas fellow Dafa practitioners a happy new year!
During the past few years, while diligently making progress in your Dafa practice, you have taken the task of helping Teacher to rectify Dafa and save sentient beings as your bound duty. By making use of the peaceful environments and the techniques and knowledge you have learned, you have validated the truth of Dafa and exposed the atrocities, lies and slander of Jiang's regime. You have exposed the evils of the Jiang regime to all throughout the world via various means such as the internet, emails, phone or fax, newspapers, exhibitions, or by going to airports, streets, communities, public areas, etc. Through daily activities, Dafa experience sharing conferences, concerts, and group practices, you have showed the righteousness, compassion, and kindness of Dafa practitioners to the world, have showed the goodness of Truth-Compassion-Tolerance, and have assisted in paving the way for people who have a predestined relationship with Dafa.
By not simply waiting for change, you have taken the initiative by going to the overseas Chinese embassies or consulates (which have been windows used by Jiang's regime to spread lies and rumors to defame Dafa in the world) to send forth righteous thoughts. Through sending forth righteous thoughts in these places, you have been eliminating the poisonous influences of the evil forces upon the general people, eliminating the persecution against Dafa practitioners, and blocking the spreading of the evil elements to the whole world. By making use of the moral support, the universal rules, and the laws, by asking for the help of international organizations who support peace and goodness of the world, you have successfully rescued many Dafa practitioners who were under the Jiang's regime's brutal tortures in China. You have sacrificed personal comfort and time, and have worked very hard in doing the Fa-rectification work. One of you may take the load normally taken by several people. All of your efforts have effectively reduced the pressures and losses suffered by the Dafa practitioners inside China. This is great support for the main body of Dafa practitioners who are in China. All of this has shown the lofty realm of thoughts and holiness of Dafa practitioners.
Happy New Year! All the Dafa practitioners! The evil has been persecuting Dafa for three years, but the days for the evil to be uprooted are just around the corner. We Dafa practitioners are one body. We should fulfill the duties of aiding our Teacher in this world. In the days left, let us study Dafa intensively, and cultivate ourselves diligently, because "The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." ("Drive Out Interference" from Essentials for Further Advancement II) The time left is precious. Let us hurry up in saving the sentient beings. We should look at problems with righteous thoughts and send forth righteous thoughts every day to eliminate all the evil corrupted lives in all the dimensions of the universe.
Let us not let our Teacher down, but fulfill our pre-historical solemn promises with our righteous thoughts and actions!
Dafa practitioners in China
January 29, 2003