(Minghui.org) A wonderful new holiday began on May 13, 2000: World Falun Dafa Day. May 13 is the day that Falun Dafa practitioners around the world show their deepest appreciation to Master Li Hongzhi for His compassionate salvation. This year marked the 14th annual World Falun Dafa Day and the 21st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public. This extraordinary day was also Master Li’s 62nd birthday.

Greetings from Around the World

Numerous well-wishers from around the world, including Dafa practitioners and non-practitioners, have sent letters of greeting, cards, videos and animated cartoons to the Minghui website to respectfully wish Master a happy birthday. A tiny sampling is shown below.

Greeting letters and cards from all over the world were sent to Minghui to respectfully wish Falun Gong's founder Master Li a happy birthday

Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China's military respectfully wish Master Li a happy birthday

Falun Gong practitioners working in the government respectfully wish Falun Gong founder Master Li a happy birthday

Illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners miss Master

Overseas Falun Gong practitioners respectfully wish Master Li a happy birthday

Non-practitioners in the judicial system who have learned the truth: blessings to sentient beings

Dafa Thrives Despite Persecution

Since Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Dafa to the public in Changchun 21 years ago, the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance has awakened numerous people’s hidden Buddha nature and guided them on a path to cultivate their hearts and to return to their true selves.

Through word-of-mouth, Falun Dafa has spread to every corner of China and even to many other countries across the globe. The light of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance has illuminated the hearts of numerous people, regardless of race, ethnicity, social status, gender or age.

Despite suffering at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over the past 14 years of brutal persecution, Dafa cultivators have never wavered in their belief and have never stopped clarifying the facts to the world's people. Their efforts in exposing the CCP's lies and awakening conscience have given people a precious opportunity to choose a bright future.

Not only has Falun Gong not been defeated, but it has spread to more than 100 countries and regions across the globe and has won deep respect. More and more people are entering the door of cultivation and joining forces in opposing the persecution. The perpetrators, on the other hand, are heading to destruction.

The very fact that people worldwide express their gratitude and appreciation to Master every year is a testament to the CCP's failure in its attempts to crush Falun Gong. After all, no lies or violence can ever change Dafa disciples’ belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance or stop Dafa from being disseminated throughout the world.

Dafa Disciples Are Grateful for Master’s Immense Grace

Dafa disciples sent their gratitude to Master either individually, as families or as Fa-study or truth-clarification groups representing certain regions, employers or countries.

Practitioners often express that no human language can do justice to their gratitude towards Master and they vow to cultivate more diligently to save more people. Everyone is determined not to disappoint Master’s painstaking salvation. They encourage each other to work harder to fulfill their prehistoric vows to assist Master with the Fa-rectification process.

Practitioners in the Washington D.C. area wish Master a happy birthday

Within China, from south to north, and east to west, from cities to the countryside, from old to young, and from veteran disciples to new practitioners, countless practitioners from the military, judicial system, education system, finance industry and state-owned industry have broken through the CCP's Internet blockade and sent their greetings to Minghui.

Below are excerpts from practitioners' greetings.

A New Practitioner in Jixian County

“I contracted a mysterious illness in 2005 and had stubborn migraines. I went everywhere and used all our savings, yet found no cure. I almost wanted to end my life but somehow a thought flashed in my mind. How about I learn Falun Gong from my family? Not long after I began my practice, my illnesses disappeared and all my family benefited as well. We wish for Master’s immense grace to illuminate the entire universe and benefits numerous sentient beings.”

A Practitioner Who Works in the Shandong Province Education System

“I didn’t have a good inborn quality. Even though I obtained the Fa many years ago, for a long period of time I had no idea of how to cultivate solidly. Master however never gave up on me. Today I can report to Master that I now have a better understanding of cultivation and know better how to cultivate. My whole family is getting better and better in terms of cultivation. Even my child knows how to talk to people about Falun Gong. The education system is a disaster area that is heavily poisoned by the CCP culture. My fellow practitioners and I are quietly doing what we are supposed to do and more and more people have come to know the facts of the persecution. We will cultivate ourselves well and save more sentient beings.”

A Policeman Who Used to Persecute Dafa Disciples but Later Entered the Door of Cultivation

“I was a criminal who once tortured Dafa disciples yet Master still gave me the opportunity to redeem myself. No words can express my appreciation to Master for your compassionate salvation. I can only repay Master by becoming a better cultivator so as to keep Master from worrying about me.”

Dafa Disciples Illegally Detained in Jiaozuo, Henan Province

“Master, we long for a chance to see you in person! We know that Master is by our side all the time. We know that Master knows and cares about everything related to us. Even the darkest days cannot stop us from seeking the light of truth and the faith in Master and the Fa. We will work harder to save more people. We are confident that Dafa disciples will reach consummation and follow Master to return to our true home.”

A Fa-study Group of Judges

“Master saved us from the mundane world and taught us to assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. At this turning point in the universe's history, we assist Master with Fa-rectification of the dark and evil world. Without Master’s compassionate salvation and non-stop tender care, we wouldn’t have been able to come this far. At the last moment of Fa-rectification cultivation, we have faith that the Fa-rectification will succeed, the evil CCP will be destroyed and the bright future will come. We are determined to keep doing the three things well and follow Master to return to our true home.”

Dafa Disciples in Nanjing Military Region of Jiangsu Province

“Fa-rectification cultivation is both serious and sacred. Whether we can walk every step righteously is an indication of whether we are cultivators following Master’s teachings, whether we are worthy of the title of Fa-rectification Dafa disciples, and whether we can fulfill our responsibility as a Dafa disciple. Every day of the remaining time is a chance for us to assimilate to the Fa unconditionally and do what a Dafa particle is supposed to do. Only by working hard can we not let down Master’s compassionate salvation and sentient beings’ hopes in us.”

The World's People Are Grateful that Master and Dafa Disciples Have Brought Them Blessings and Good Fortune

Out of his jealousy of the popularity of Falun Dafa and of his fear of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, former CCP head Jiang launched the genocidal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in July 1999. The past 14 years of persecution have destroyed the Chinese nation’s moral foundation and brought disasters to the country.

Despite defamation, torture, detention and even death, Falun Gong practitioners have been working hard to dispel the world's people’s misunderstanding of Dafa and their misplaced hatred and indifference towards them. They give people a precious opportunity to secure a bright future for themselves.

Many people have experienced miracles after they became aware of the facts of the persecution and subsequently quit the CCP and its subordinate organizations. Their good fortune spotlight Dafa’s greatness and compassion.

Below are excerpts from non-practitioners' greetings.

Servicemen stationed in Baoding, Hebei Province

A Person from Shantou, Guangdong Province

“I developed various health problems since my retirement, and hospital treatments didn’t seem to work at all. Seeing people around me pass away one after another, I felt hopeless. Fortunately I kept receiving phone messages from Falun Gong practitioners and eventually came to understand the truth. Falun Gong is here to save people. The knot in my heart was untied and I decided to quit the CCP and its subordinate organizations. I also recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and am pleased to have secured a future for myself.”

A Family of Three from Changchun, Jilin Province

“We know that Falun Dafa and Master Li are great from the bottom of our hearts. We got to know Falun Gong prior to the persecution that began in 1999 and have always supported this wonderful practice. We believe our support for Falun Gong has brought tremendous fortunes to us. Today one of us (husband) is a company executive, the other (wife) is a scholar who graduated from Peking University and our daughter will soon study abroad and will be able to practice Falun Dafa in a country free of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) control.”

A Peasant Woman in Xiangcheng, Henan Province

“My son works in the city. This March he suddenly had a cerebral hemorrhage and remained in a coma for more than two week. Medical experts in the provincial capital told us there was no hope, and any further treatment would be like wasting money. My daughter-in-law and I felt that the sky was going to collapse. Several days later some Dafa disciples came to see us and taught us to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and assured us miracles would happen. We followed their advice and were elated to see miracles happen to us. My son was getting better day by day. Not only did he regain consciousness, but he also is able to eat and walk around with support. Our whole family thanks Master for saving him!”

A Worker at Shengli Oil Field in Shandong Province

“I do not practice Falun Gong, but I am very supportive of my parents’ practice. All these years we never have to worry about their health. On the other hand, it is them that are taking care of my young family. From the bottom of my heart I thank Master for bringing happiness to our family. We've experienced three car crashes yet we were totally fine. It is Master that saved my family of five.”

A Person in Yingshan, Sichuan Province Who Withdrew from the CCP

“I thank Master Li Hongzhi for protecting us when disasters hit us non-stop. We are able to escape one catastrophe after another. We truly feel Master’s immense grace and our happiness is beyond words.”

A Gentleman in His 70s from Changchun, Jilin Province

“Dafa disciples asked me to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good.’ I believe this is a message from gods and Buddhas to humankind by way of Dafa disciples. I recite the verse numerous times every day. Even though the bird flu is spreading, I feel very calm because I know Falun Gong will protect me.”

A Judicial System Employee in Heze, Shandong Province

“There are not many good people left in today’s society, yet Master Li’s disciples risk their own lives telling people about the facts of the persecution so people won’t be wiped out. After all, whoever believes the evil lies and detests the Buddha Law will be destroyed. The evil party is Satan that is spreading poison to everyone. Whoever is poisoned will become the burial accessories of the doomed CCP. Master Li compassionately asked His disciples to clarify the facts and rescue people from the evil Satan. All people, please cherish the facts brought to you by Falun Gong disciples for they’re the only hope for you to be saved.”

A Law Firm in Shandong Province

“All of our employees will use every possible opportunity to expose the persecution of kind citizens by the most evil party in the land of China. When all the people awaken to the truth, it is the time the CCP is destroyed. We hope those who are still deceived by the CCP will wake up and stop following the party. Otherwise they may become the next target of the CCP.”

Some Business Managers

“We watched Shen Yun DVDs numerous times and we were awestruck beyond words. The divinely-bestowed culture as depicted in Shen Yun enabled us to find our long-lost roots and soul. Only with traditional values can we live meaningfully and clearheadedly. Only by removing the CCP tumor can mankind be purified and see hope. We look for the arrival of that day!”

A Businesswoman in Changchun, Jilin Province

“Master’s immense grace saved the universe and mankind. It is because of the existence of you and your disciples on this planet that human beings were able to avert the total destruction in 2012. Changchun is Master’s hometown. It is a treasured place and its name means longevity. I feel happy and proud to be born in Master’s birthplace”

A Judicial System Worker in Sanmenxia, Henan Province

“Falun Dafa cultivators follow their Master’s teachings and assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They have weathered 14 years of ruthless persecution and their selflessness and altruism have deeply touched people in China. They have a heart that is brighter than gold and let us see the demeanor of gods. We now know the legends in history are indeed true. Gods are now living in the human world. A great era is unfolding today!”