Australia: Gratitude to the Founder of Falun Dafa from a Three Generation Family
(Minghui.org) Three generations and five members of the Anderson family wanted to thank Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, for his teaching of this profound cultivation practice, and wish him a happy New Year.
“Falun Dafa brought out kindness from every heart it touched”
Mike Anderson, the middle generation and a father, husband and son, said his initial feeling of Falun Dafa was that it brought harmony to him, and the people around him. After years of cultivation, his life has always been immersed in a harmonious environment. He said, “I believe it is what most people long for in their hearts.”
“The values taught by Falun Dafa, ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance’, are what I follow every day. Being a son, a father and a husband of a large family, I hold myself as a practitioner to handle life's issues, and this has benefited me and my family.”
Mike then gave an example. “When my son and I both are ready for an argument, I could stop being persistent of my reasoning, and calmly suggest guidance to solve the issue.”
“Falun Dafa brought out the kindness of every heart it touched,” said Mike. “My entire family follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and we support each other. I can feel that every one of us obtained a surprising power in our heart, and the power is strengthened by our continued cultivation.”
“Understanding life from a more wonderful viewpoint”
Angela, Mike's wife, became more patient, kind and considerate after starting cultivation practice in 2006. “My husband introduced me to Falun Dafa,” said Angela. “The first time I practiced it, I was immersed in a strong energy flow. I felt like floating on a cloud for the entire day. From then on, I knew that I wanted to practice Falun Dafa.”
In a world where people are busy with a job, family and social life, she had been searching for something that brings peace to her soul. She said, “When I encountered Falun Dafa, I felt that I finally found my home.”
Falun Dafa’s teachings helped her become a better mother and wife. The relations with others improved, and she could handle problems in life, small or large, with ease.
“Cultivation enriched my life in many aspects. Talking about our family life, being a practitioner, we always look inward when we encounter a conflict, and we keep a harmonious and balanced relationship.
“I was not like that before I started practicing Falun Dafa. I usually blamed others as soon as I faced a problem. Now, I know that if you look at yourself first for what you have done wrong, the problem will be resolved quickly.”
“In that case,” she said, an obstacle difficult like a high mountain turns into a smooth river, and you can simply sit on a boat and float down the stream. Dafa taught me to treat people unselfishly, including my husband, my son, colleagues, friends and even strangers on the streets.”
She continued, “Falun Dafa let me have a more thorough understanding of life. Actually it is to understand life from a more wonderful viewpoint with a grateful heart.”
“Wishing more people can benefit from practicing Dafa”
Mike’s mother-in-law, Christine grew up in a Christian family, but after reading Master Li’s books, she intuitively understood this was what she had been looking for.
“[The teaching] talked about the origin of life, why we are here, where we are going to, and many other important questions. Through practicing Falun Dafa, my life completely changed, and my character is constantly improving.”
She continued, “I used to be stressed out, always worried, and had many ailments. After practicing Dafa, I gradually understood that everything, good or bad, has its cause. After I understood this, my tolerance became stronger, and I stopped worrying about trivial things. I regained my health,” said Christine.
She said that the four adults of the family often discuss daily matters with the understanding of a practitioner so that they support and learn from each other.
She said, “We cherish the beautiful environment we have. I feel we have strong and pure energy in our family.”
“I am a more tolerant and kinder person now,” she said. “I wish more people could benefit from practicing Dafa. I am forever grateful that Master taught us this profound and virtuous Dafa.”
Mike, representing the entire family, wished all Chinese people a happy New Year. “We are so fortunate to have Falun Dafa. We feel we have a special relationship with people in China. We wish every member of every Chinese family could freely experience the merits of Falun Dafa and benefit from it.”