(Minghui.org) On May 4, 2012, with great joy and deep gratitude, practitioners in Singapore held a grand celebration in Hong Lim Park. They respectfully wished revered Master Li Hongzhi a Happy Birthday, and also celebrated the upcoming World Falun Dafa Day on May 13–the 20th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public.
At the celebration venue, several large display boards were put up on one side, and two huge models of the book Zhuan Falun, in both Chinese and English, were established further down the lawn as a background, together with display boards with the messages, “Greetings to Master and Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Public Introduction,” “Falun Dafa Is Good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good.” The celebration featured practitioners' group practice, the Divine Land Marching Band's performance, the Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibit, the Truth-Clarification Photo Exhibit, distribution of truth clarification materials, and folding and distribution of paper lotus flowers. Many passersby were drawn to the activity, and stopped to watch the performances and learn the facts about Falun Gong. The event lasted for three hours.
Practitioners Express Their Gratitude for Master's Salvation
Ms. Zhao suffered from insomnia and migraine headaches, and had a major operation to have her uterine tumor removed before she practiced Falun Gong. She said, “After the operation in 1999, I was very weak. Not until 2003 was I fortunate enough to be introduced to Falun Gong. My illnesses disappeared and I became energetic. I can now sleep soundly after doing the meditation every night.” Speaking of the 20th anniversary of Dafa's public introduction, Ms. Zhao emotionally said, “Compassionate Master selflessly introduced Dafa to the public, and it has benefited countless people. No words can describe our gratitude to Master!” In order to help more people benefit from the practice, Ms. Zhao has made the best use of her spare time to spread the Fa to more people.
Ms. Wang, a Chinese teacher, has cultivated in Dafa for more than ten years. Her colleagues held her in high regard. A person in charge of the Chinese teaching department once said, “I've seen many teachers with different religious backgrounds, you're the one with genuine belief.” Her colleagues trust her, and are willing to speak to her in confidence. A teacher had a conflict with her husband and their marriage was on the brink of divorce. After she spoke with Ms. Wang about her situation, and learned to be tolerant, she was able to save her marriage. Ms. Wang said, “Practicing Falun Dafa enables me to consider others from their perspectives, and take my personal interests lightly.”
Mr. Xian's whole family practices Falun Gong. He said, “Before my practice, I was always reading, studying to get a diploma, until I obtained the highest diploma. As I was thinking of the direction of my life, in late 2004, I was fortunate to obtain the book Zhuan Falun. Dafa is so broad and profound that I am deeply impressed, and I marvel that there are so many things that I don't know.” Mr. Xian's wife, his fiancee at that time, witnessed the positive changes in him and also started cultivating in Dafa. They set the date of their honeymoon trip, which happened to be the time of the Los Angeles Fa conference, and the couple was blessed to attend it. Mr. Xian said, “It was really like a dream!” During the Fa conference, they had the opportunity to share cultivation experiences with practitioners from around the world, and further strengthened their determination to cultivate in Dafa.
Ms. Li just started practicing Falun Gong over a year ago. She had a chance to read Zhuan Falun during her maternity leave in 2011. She said, “I realized that this is what I have been looking for since my childhood.” Moreover, only by reading Zhuan Falun, did her illness disappear. Ms. Li has changed greatly while practicing. She used to pursue delicious food and drinks, and famous name brand products. She wouldn't do any household chores and had no tolerance. However, now she is a changed person. Her husband was curious and asked, “What book can change a person to such an extent?” Ms. Li said, “I do all the household chores now, and when conflicts occur, I look within to find my own shortcomings. I have never quarreled with my husband since beginning my practice, and neither have I delayed my cultivation practice because of having a child. I'm strict with myself and cheerfully tolerate everything, no matter what I encounter.”
Bringing Dafa's Wonder to People
A beautiful Thai lady was fascinated by the practitioners' group practice, especially when she saw there were many energetic elderly practitioners in the group. She said, “I'd like to recommend Falun Gong to my mother.” She then asked a practitioner about Falun Gong's characteristics and effectiveness.
A local Indian couple made a Heshi gesture to a practitioner and said that they wanted to cultivate. They asked how to start and where a practice site close to their home is. A practitioner told them that [to cultivate] they should not only do the exercises, but also study the Fa, following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a better person.
Some tourists and locals heard of Falun Gong for the first time. They were curious and wanted to know what Falun Gong is. At the same time, they were shocked upon learning of the brutal persecution in China. Many of them expressed their indignation. A father and son from New Zealand said that they were interested in learning the truth. A local Malay young man was surprised upon learned that the persecution is still happening.
Mr. Feng from China said he has quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. He said, “Falun Gong is absolutely good to society and does no harm to anyone. Why does the CCP persecute Falun Gong? Because the CCP has done a lot bad things. Falun Gong practitioners want to be good people, how can the CCP tolerate that? ”
Another Chinese man felt indignant after learning about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. He said, “We all know that the CCP is not good.”
Several Chinese people announced their withdrawals from the CCP organizations on the spot after they learned the truth.