Taiwan: Practitioners Reflect on Their Cultivation Experiences During Character Formation Activities
(Minghui.org) Approximately 5,400 Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Liberty Square in Taipei on December 5, 2020, for an annual character formation. They formed images and words “Falun Dafa Is Great. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Great.”
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) practitioners expressed their deep gratitude to the founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. Several said that their health and outlook on life greatly improved from practicing Falun Dafa. They hope more people can benefit from this wonderful cultivation practice, see the true nature of the CCP (Chinese Community Party) and choose a bright future for themselves.
Mr. Chen Zhenglin, a pharmacist, read Falun Dafa's main book Zhuan Falun on the Internet seven years ago when he was in college. He began following the news about Falun Dafa. Two years ago he decided to begin practicing and contacted other practitioners.
By interacting with others he realized what it means to be a practitioner. He said, “I now understand my mission as a Falun Dafa practitioner. I've seen how fast Fa-rectification is progressing. It wasn’t until I began to truly cultivate myself that I saw my attachments.” Zhenglin realized that his interactions with customers at work were great cultivation opportunities. “I always examine myself to see if I served them with sincerity and patience, especially when I was busy and tired. I found my attachments that I hadn’t seen before, and eliminated them.”
Mrs. Yu Xiangyin has been practicing Falun Dafa for eight years. Her family of four, including her seven-year-old twin sons, participated in the character formation. She said, “I feel this event is very significant and I've participated every year. We are here to tell people that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great. I want my children to see this beautiful, sacred event.” Xiangyin said the words they formed are exactly what she repeats in her mind when she runs into difficult situations.
Xiangyin said her sons are well behaved and able to stay away from popular, negative trends after they learned the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Because they cultivate themselves, she and her husband are able to look within whenever they have disagreements. They enjoy a harmonious relationship.
Ms. Zhuo Peifen said she was depressed and had heart disease before she began practicing, “I thank Master for teaching us Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! When I apply these principles in my life, it’s completely amazing!”
Peifen said, “I was terminally ill. No Western or Chinese medicine could help. I was only twenty-seven years old. My younger child was only two.” A friend told Peifen that many people's illnesses were resolved after they began practicing Falun Dafa. Peifen has never stopped practicing since the first day she read Zhuan Falun. After witnessing Peifen’s dramatic improvement, her sister and children began practicing.
Huang Yujun, a student at Asia University, always did the exercises with her mom, but she didn’t understand what cultivation meant until high school. She said, “I used to have a short temper. I would kick my easel or throw my pen when I couldn’t paint well.” After she cultivated herself, she saw her attachments to fame and quick success. She learned how to look within and eliminated her attachments.
Seventy-year-old Zhu Meiniang has practiced Falun Dafa for twenty-one years, and participates in the character formation every year. Even though she had to catch a bus at 3 a.m., she looked energetic and in high spirits. She smiled happily and said, “This is an extraordinary event! I don’t feel tired—I feel happy and energetic! I’m happy to be here.” Her smooth skin made it hard to tell her actual age.
Meiniang said, “The words we formed today are life-saving words. In the current situation, these words are the best medicine. Those who know these messages of Falun Dafa are blessed. I can’t describe how much I have benefited from Falun Dafa.”
To help stop the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa, Meiniang has been calling public security offices in China. “I tell them not to persecute Dafa, as the Chinese Constitution granted people freedom of belief. I tell them that Falun Dafa is great. All people should know what Falun Dafa is and decide to stand with the righteous.” Meiniang is happy that over 360 million Chinese have quit the CCP organizations.