(Minghui.org) Twenty-six years ago, in a small park in Changchun, Jilin Province, Master Li Hongzhi introduced the ancient mind and body practice of Falun Dafa to the public.

Twenty-six years later, Falun Dafa has spread to over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Its practitioners come from all walks of life, and they all strive to apply the principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to their daily lives and bring positive changes to both themselves and the world.

As May 13, the anniversary of Falun Dafa's public introduction, draws near, greetings to celebrate this grand occasion have been pouring into the Minghui website by Falun Dafa practitioners from China.

These practitioners expressed warm wishes to Master Li and thanked him for teaching the practice. They also wished Master a Happy Birthday, which is also on May 13. Many of them recounted in their greetings how Master Li returned them to health and gave them a new outlook on life.

“Thank you Master for teaching Falun Dafa to us! The principles helped me to improve my mind, to take personal gains and fame lightly, and go above and beyond the mundane world. I have gained inner peace and compassion through daily practice,” one practitioner said in his greeting.

“Although I didn't attend Master's lectures in China, I can feel Master is taking care of me all the time after I started the practice. Falun Dafa helped me to understand the real meaning of life. My mind was freed, and I gained more wisdom, despite the persecution that has been going on for 19 years. The more I cultivate, the more profound I feel the principles of Falun Dafa are and the more I cultivate, the more compassion I feel from Master. With Master's taking care of me, I am the happiest and luckiest life in the universe,” another practitioner expressed in the greeting.

The well-wishers work in the following industries:

medical service, education, science and technology, transportation, audit, aerospace, finance, banking, railway, public transportation, building construction, supply and marketing, water conservancy, textiles, postal service, telecommunications, agriculture, health care, petroleum extraction, steel, forestry, power system, commerce, real estate, environmental health, land and resources, natural gas, aircraft manufacturing, insurance, foreign trade, biopharmaceuticals, taxation, publication, disease prevention and control, chemical engineering, automobile manufacturing, gold trade, mining, arts and culture, food and beverage, and shipbuilding.

They hail from the following regions:

BeijingShanxi ProvinceAnhui ProvinceInner MongoliaChangchun City in Jilin ProvinceNanjing City in Jiangsu ProvinceQianjiang City in Hubei ProvinceHengyang City in Hunan ProvincePuyang City in Henan ProvincePingliang City in Gansu ProvinceBazhong City, Kaijiang County in Dazhou City and Chengdu City in Sichuan ProvinceChaoyang City, Dalian City and Panjin City in Liaoning ProvinceLinqu County in Weifang City, Dongying City and Laiyang City in Shandong ProvinceQinhuangdao City, Shijiazhuang City, Cangzhou City, Tangshan City, Dachang County in Langfang City, and Renqiu City in Hebei ProvinceDaqing City, Harbin City, Jiamusi City, Hulin City, Hebei Town, Fangzheng County and Beian City in Heilongjiang Province