(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Vincent Lugo Park on September 19, 2021 to send Mid-Autumn Festival greetings and express their gratitude to their founder, Master Li Hongzhi. 

As part of the day’s activities, practitioners did the exercises and held banners that read “We Wish Master Happy Mid-Autumn Festival,” “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” They put their palms together in heshi (a gesture of respect) and said together: “Falun Dafa practitioners from Los Angeles wish Master a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!”

Practitioners gathered at Vincent Lugo Park on September 19, 2021 and wished Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. 

Practitioners demonstrate the five sets of exercises. 

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, was founded by Master Li Hongzhi in 1992. The spiritual practice follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and is practiced in more than a hundred countries and regions. Many practitioners shared their experiences of how they’ve benefited physically and mentally after they began practicing Falun Dafa. They all expressed their gratitude to Master for introducing such a wonderful practice. 

A Beacon of Light 

Huang Yaoyao, who started practicing at the age of seven said, “The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are a beacon of light in my life.”

Huang Yaoyao is a resident dentist at a hospital. She started practicing Falun Dafa when she was seven. Looking back on her 18-year-long cultivation path, Yaoyao said that Falun Dafa helps her remain calm during difficulties and she is happy.

Her father introduced Falun Dafa to the family. “My father practiced Falun Dafa because he wanted to find a way to alleviate his stress. He became a better person and his relationship with my mother improved. My mother also began practicing and then my whole family, including my brother and I, began practicing.” 

“The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are a beacon of light in my life,” said Yaoyao happily. “Falun Dafa has shown me how to become a better person.”

Yaoyao said that in the health professional field, it’s easy to get involved in personal conflicts. It’s also too easy to become frustrated and agitated while fighting over gain and profits. “Falun Dafa has given me an open mind and also made me realize that I need to abide by the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in all my interactions,” she said.

She also realized that if she maintains a heart of compassion, she’s able to solve conflicts. She said, “I am very grateful to Master for protecting my whole family. I am very fortunate and I want to wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.”

Vietnamese Practitioner: My Life Is Renewed

Ms. Yen Nguyen, who has practiced Falun Dafa for 10 years, said, “I want to express my sincere gratitude to Master.”

Ms. Yen Nguyen is an insurance agent. She began practicing Falun Dafa more than 10 years ago. She said she had many illnesses and felt she hit rock bottom. When she was most depressed, she read about Falun Dafa in a Vietnamese newspaper. She began researching online and read Master Li’s lectures. 

She finished reading Master’s lectures in three months and no longer felt hopeless. All her illnesses disappeared and she became healthy. Ms. Yen said, “I began following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. I am very happy, healthy and my moral standard has improved.”

Ms. Yen felt that she had many shortcomings before and had difficulty socializing with other people. However after she took up cultivation, she said that her relationships with her family, friends and coworkers all improved. She said, “My life is renewed!”

Ms. Yen said, “I would like to express my sincere greetings and gratitude to Master. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!”

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