(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in New Zealand held a group Fa study and experience sharing session in Auckland on December 30, 2014. They shared how they looked within when faced with tribulations and how they cultivated themselves and offered salvation to sentient beings. They also sent Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, a New Year's greeting.

Practitioners in New Zealand wish Master a happy New Year.

New Year's greeting card to Master from practitioners in New Zealand.

Several practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. One practitioner said she learned the difference between proactively looking inward and passively looking inward through two incidents.

She concluded, “Time flies. Every practitioner has to hurry to offer salvation to more sentient beings, as the old forces seek to ruin them at every second. We have been entrusted with an enormous responsibility. We may miss many opportunities if we don't take the initiative to look inside during each test.

“Let's search our hearts for our own faults unconditionally, no matter what tests we encounter, and no matter who seems to be right or wrong. I'm sure we will be able to find our own shortcomings and attachments. This way, we won't miss any chance to improve ourselves. We then will be worthy of Master's painstaking arrangement.”

Another practitioner shared how, with Master's compassionate care and fellow practitioners' help, she overcame a major tribulation. She fell off a ladder and broke her hip. Unable to move, she had to be taken to a hospital. Her doctor said she would die if she didn't have surgery the following day.

This practitioner believed that, because she was a cultivator, that she could recover without surgery. Her righteous thoughts turned things around. When she had an x-ray the following day, there was no fracture and no need for surgery.

During her recovery, she didn't take any painkillers or antibiotics. Instead, she did the Falun Gong exercises every day and recovered quickly. Her experience demonstrated the power of Falun Gong to the doctors, nurses, and other patients.

A third practitioner had tears in her eyes when she shared how practicing Falun Gong restored her health. She had experienced the joy of improving xinxing and offering salvation to sentient beings over the past four years. No words could describe her gratitude to Master for salvation and the opportunity to cultivate.

Another practitioner shared how he eliminated the attachment to self and sincerely started cooperating with fellow practitioners. He used to think very highly of himself and looked down on others.

He now sees the greatness of those fellow practitioners who work hard on their Dafa projects, those who help people quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations at tourist sites, and those who distribute flyers and send forth righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese Consulate.

The practitioners had a group picture taken during the lunch break and said together, “Happy New Year, Master! Falun Dafa is great!”