Germany: Western Practitioners Express Gratitude to Master for Introducing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) Since its introduction to the world in 1992, Falun Dafa and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have improved the lives of millions, physically and mentally. Some of these beneficiaries include Western practitioners in Germany. Many have described their encounter with Falun Dafa as the truth they had been searching for their entire lives. As the 2021 New Year dawns, Falun Dafa practitioners across Germany would like to express their gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi for introducing Falun Dafa to the world.
Master Led Me into the Light
Veronika Müller first encountered Falun Dafa in 2002. After she learned the exercises at the practice site in Göttingen, she never looked back. She frequently participates in activities to introduce Falun Dafa to people and tell them how the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) persecutes Dafa in China. Veronika has traveled to other parts of Germany and other European countries to introduce Falun Dafa.
“I want to let others know about the goodness of Falun Dafa. I used to be timid and depressed. Cultivating Falun Dafa helped me overcome these negative feelings. It gave me hope and courage to live. There are simply no words to describe my gratitude.”
Veronika’s health and spirit greatly improved after she began practicing Falun Dafa. “Most people assume I am ten years younger than my actual age. The mental improvements are hard to describe in words. I used to be gloomy and pessimistic, but my outlook on life is now cheerful and optimistic. I feel more energetic and my view of the world has widened. This feeling is incredibly hard to describe. The principles of Falun Dafa can help a person see the world from a completely different perspective.”
After she began practicing Falun Dafa Veronika found it easier to cope and deal with problems in her family. “For example, my father’s death was a terrible blow for my mother and sister. They were unable to cope with many tasks, so I handled the arrangements for my father’s funeral and became their source of comfort and strength. If not for Falun Dafa, such mental fortitude would have been impossible. In daily life and at work, I am constantly taken aback by my mental strength and how natural it has become to be considerate of others.”
Veronika works as a caregiver for the sick and elderly. “If not for Falun Dafa, I would have run out of energy to care for my high-needs patients. The CCP virus pandemic left many of them feeling isolated and fearful. I always try my best to assuage their loneliness.
“My patients are frequently happier, and I usually see smiles on their faces. Before I leave, many of them express their gratitude for my care and compassion.” Veronika attributes her kind and helpful nature to her practice of Falun Dafa.
Zhuan Falun Shatters Preconceived Notions
Andreas Rädler hails from the Alps in southern Germany. After he started practicing three and a half years ago, he began participating in Falun Dafa information events held throughout southern Germany. Besides introducing the practice to passersby, he also tells them the truth behind the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa. “I am grateful to Master and Dafa. I try my best and hope to meet the standard required of a Dafa practitioner.”
Even though Andreas followed an Indian practice for over 25 years, his health started deteriorating badly. A natural therapy professor recommended he read Zhuan Falun.
“Zhuan Falun is a completely different approach to guiding people on the path of cultivation. I found this incredibly novel. After much time and effort, I finally managed to comprehend the contents of Zhuan Falun. Master's teachings lit up my world and shattered my preconceived notions.”
“The great thing about Falun Dafa is that everyone is required to examine themselves. When encountering setbacks, most people typically feel helpless. Some rage against the perceived injustice while others lament the cruelty of fate. However, looking inwards can grant a person a new perspective on the situation, eliminating the need to lay blame for any misfortune. Letting go is key to a carefree life. When a person is at peace, they unconsciously influence those around them to follow suit.
“I’ve found this to be the most important lesson imparted by this cultivation path. Keep looking inwards, not outwards. People say it is hard to pick a fight with me. This is because I believe everyone deserves to be treated with sincerity and respect.”
According to Andreas, applying the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everyday life smooths the path. “This was a shocking realization that turned my life around for the better.”
Being a Falun Dafa Practitioner Is My Greatest Honor
Michel Woller, who began practicing Falun Dafa in 2012, is deeply grateful to Master. “Master is so benevolent. Even when we face setbacks and failures, he helps us get back on our feet.”
Michel first met the woman who became his wife in 2012. She gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun, which he read. She also taught him the exercises. He said, “Falun Dafa touched my heart and soul. I realized that this was something very real, the most important thing one can do in this world.”
Michel’s mind and body experienced immense improvement after practicing Falun Dafa. “I was always strong and healthy. However, I found myself benefiting both spiritually and mentally. My mental fortitude has improved, and I place more importance on moral values and ethics than before. I stopped drinking alcohol and kicked the bad habits I picked up in my youth. Happily married, my wife and I are expecting our second child soon.”
Michel said, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the highest principle of this universe, encompassing all life and matter.” Michel strives to adhere to this standard in his everyday life and work. His family and his colleagues also noticed this change. “I've become a more hardworking, trustworthy person, who responsibly carries out tasks and sincerely works to deliver my best.”