(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners held activities on Brisbane Square on May 13, 2022, to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and to wish Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a happy 71st birthday.

Despite the drizzling rain, practitioners were joyful as they celebrated the special day. They took a group picture and wished Master a happy birthday. They demonstrated the five exercises, played the waist drums, and did a Chinese dragon dance accompanied by drums. The performances were quite popular.

Several people wished Falun Dafa a happy 30th anniversary, and many others learned about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. People praised practitioners for spreading the truth and many said that they agreed that the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are very important.

Practitioners take a group picture and wish Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, a happy birthday on Brisbane Square on May 13th.

Practitioners from Queensland participate in World Falun Dafa Day activities on May 13.

Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance Are Very Important

Heyley, who works for an IT company, said if everyone abided by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the world would be a better place.

Heyley, who works for an IT company, enjoyed the waist drums and Chinese dragon dance.“Their performances are exciting. I can feel a positive energy. Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are very important. If everyone abided by them, the world would be a better a place,” she said.

She hoped that practitioners would continue their efforts to share information about Falun Dafa and its beauty with more people.

Dikshya, a pharmacist, said, “The principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance can enable one to become more peaceful.”

Dikshya is a pharmacist for a large pharmaceutical company. She expressed her regards for Falun Dafa’s 30th anniversary and said, “I come from Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. I agree with your ideals, and I support Falun Dafa. The principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance can allow one to become more peaceful.”

Hermon, a taxi driver, remarked that practitioners had left a deep impression on him. “Through it is raining, they seem very happy, compassionate, and peaceful.

“I respect the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—everyone should abide by them,” he said. After learning that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Dafa for 23 years he said, “Freedom of belief should be everyone’s right. The CCP needs to stop this persecution of human rights!” He offered his greetings for World Falun Dafa Day.

Practitioner: “Thank you, compassionate Master, for spreading Falun Dafa”

Louis, a young practitioner, wishes Master Li a happy birthday

Louis started practicing Falun Dafa in July 2020 and does landscape gardening. He found Falun Dafa on a spiritual blog and became interested. He began reading Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. Louis said he had been diagnosed with depression and had a very unhealthy lifestyle. After cultivating Falun Dafa, he quit smoking, drugs, and many bad habits. He said, “I experienced a wonderful change where I felt very peaceful. I also felt light and cheerful.”

Louis abides by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in his daily life. By looking inward and finding his shortcomings, Louis realized that many things aren’t as complicated as he had thought and his life had become much simpler. Louis told his coworkers, family, and friends about Falun Dafa. They saw how he improved after practicing Falun Dafa. Louis’ friends Billy and Brianna also began practicing Falun Dafa.

Louis said, “The pains in Billy’s neck and shoulder have disappeared. After reading Zhuan Falun, Brianna no longer needed to wear glasses. She became more confident and brave in facing life’s challenges.”

Louis said, “Master, happy birthday! Thank you for spreading Dafa to the world and benefitting many people.” Louis said that he will cultivate well, abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and improve himself.

Van Ngoc Nguyen, a Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner, wishes Master a happy birthday.

Van Ngoc Nguyen immigrated to Queensland in 2019 when his wife decided to pursue her doctoral degree in Australia. Van Ngoc had always been interested in the origins of human beings, the purpose of life, and the end of the world. He said, “I practiced martial arts and qigong in the past. My heart has been guiding me to find spiritual things. Though I’d read many books about it, I was still lost. I felt my life was meaningless.

A relative told Voc Ngoc about Falun Dafa and Zhuan Falun in July 2016. Voc Ngoc thought there was something special about Zhuan Falun in that it answered all of his questions in the simplest way. He felt that everything in the book was true and he began to practice Falun Dafa’s five exercises.

Voc Ngoc said, “The biggest change in myself after I practiced Falun Dafa was the ability to look inward and abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to better myself. I learned how to be considerate of others and changed my selfish mentality. My coworkers trusted me because I abided by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Dafa is like a clear stream that cleanses our souls amidst the muddy world. I am very proud to be a Falun Dafa practitioner. My life now has a direction.

“I sincerely wish Master a happy birthday! Master has sacrificed a lot for our cultivation and sentient beings! I will do the three things well and never give up.”