Greetings to Falun Dafa's Founder: Gratitude, Blessings, and Hope
(Minghui.org) The Chinese New Year is a joyous celebration of life renewed and hope for the coming new year. People who practice Falun Dafa, as well as those who do not, sent their sincere greetings to Mr. Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa). The greetings came from China and at least 55 other countries and regions. People of all ages and from all walks of life expressed their sincere gratitude and say they see hope for the future in Falun Dafa.
Practitioners Feel Blessed
One greeting came from a family of four generations in Yantai City, Shandong Province. The lady said her mother suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. “Some of her joints were deformed. We tried everything, but nothing helped,” she wrote. “By practicing Falun Dafa, all her joints returned to normal and she can now walk with her back straight.” Others in the village were amazed and thought it was miraculous.
The lady’s 93-year-old grandmother's health also improved significantly after she began to practice. She no longer needs medication. She regained her eyesight and hearing, and most people think she's in her 70s. “Grandmother had cataracts. One day, she expelled a lot of phlegm and afterward her vision was fine,” she recalled.
The woman’s husband also experienced positive changes. Because of his incurable heart disease, he couldn't work. After he started to practice Falun Dafa, however, his heart disease went away and he changed dramatically, both physically and spiritually. “Instead of complaining or being cynical, my husband is now considerate and always willing to help. Looking at my husband—who is now healthy, positive, and open-minded—I know all these positive things happened because of Falun Dafa. Thank you, Master, for giving us a new life and a happy family!”
A practitioner in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, said that, when his grandson was born on October 2, 2019, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and put in intensive care. “With Master’s help, the boy improved. He was released from the hospital in eight days and was just fine.”
Blessings for Supporters
Throughout the past 20 years, Falun Dafa has been suppressed in China. Because of practitioners’ tireless efforts to explain the facts, many people have chosen to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and now support practitioners. Their righteous actions have been rewarded.
A retired government official in Sichuan Province was hospitalized several years ago for protrusion of a lumbar disc, osteogenesis, a fracture, and other health issues. Besides regular medical expenses, he had to pay an expensive caretaker fee. But he made little progress and could hardly speak because of the pain. One day he remembered someone telling him about Falun Dafa and suggesting that he recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did—and he started to improve immediately.
“When my family came to see me the next day, they heard me talking—but they couldn’t believe it was me since I had difficulty speaking. When they saw it really was me, they were thrilled,” he recalled. His situation improved quickly and he was discharged from the hospital. Through Minghui, he wants to thank Falun Dafa and Master Li.
A young woman in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, said she was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor about four years ago. The pain convinced her to have surgery. Throughout the operation, the family kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
“The operation went very well and the surgeons considered it a miracle,” she wrote. It usually takes two weeks for patients who have this kind of surgery to regain consciousness. But her mind became clear as soon as she left the operating room. She recovered well and went back to work. She said she is now very healthy. “I am so grateful because Falun Dafa gave me a second life,” she wrote.
A retired military officer from Yantai City, Shandong Province, said he had surgery for gastric cancer five years ago. “It was so painful and I became so emaciated that I thought I'd rather die,” he wrote.
From his friends, he learned to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and his health improved dramatically. He refused chemotherapy or any medication, but he recovered. All the doctors were surprised.
He recently began reading Zhuan Falun and was impressed by the profound principles in the book. His entire family wishes Master Li a Happy Chinese New Year.
Hope for the Future
By interacting with Falun Dafa practitioners, many people say that they've seen hope for the future. One 75-year-old man from Hunan Province said he was a navy veteran and worked as a village officer. Several years ago he met practitioners who could overcome China's Internet blockade and they showed him how to access overseas information. Based on their recommendation, he read several books, such as the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, The Ultimate Goal of Communism, and How The Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World.
“After I read these books I understood why it's so difficult to be a good person in China!” the man wrote. He saved a pregnant woman and her children who nearly drowned. Instead of thanking him, they blamed him. One time he told a neighbor that some sheep were eating his garden. Instead of thanking him, the neighbor thought they were his sheep and accused him of destroying his garden.
The man sent his greetings to Master and said he agrees with the traditional values upheld by practitioners. “When people do not cherish virtue, they're capable of doing all kinds of bad things. Communism is trying to destroy the world, while Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will bring mankind prosperity and a great future,” he wrote.
Zhang Wei recently traveled outside China. He said in China he was a government officer and his job was to monitor the Internet. After identifying and locating people who made “sensitive” online comments, he gave their information to the police so they could find these individuals. He felt he was helping stabilize society.
Only after going overseas and seeing a Shen Yun performance did Mr. Zhang finally understand what authentic Chinese culture is. “If the CCP does not accept China's traditional culture and even attacks it, then what is the CCP?” He's now read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and decided to quit the CCP regime after realizing the harm it's caused.
Mr. Zhang hopes everyone in China will one day regain their freedom and be able to practice Falun Dafa.