(Minghui.org) In the 32 years since Master Li Hongzhi first introduced Falun Dafa to the world, this ancient spiritual and meditation discipline has spread far and wide to almost every corner of the world.

On the special occasion of 25th World Falun Dafa Day and Master Li’s 73rd birthday, practitioners from the countryside in China express their deep gratitude to Master Li. They said they are fortunate to have become Dafa disciples. Guided by Dafa’s teachings, they are walking on the path to return to their original, true selves. No matter how long the path or how many hardships await, they will cultivate themselves well and fulfill their historic vows.

A 92-year-old woman in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, wrote, “I used to have all kinds of illnesses. Without Dafa, I wouldn’t still be alive today. Dafa gave me a new life, and no words can express my gratitude to Master.”

A 63-year-old villager from Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, said, “I have been practicing Dafa for nearly 11 years. I know Master is with me and protecting me all the time. I was protected and didn’t have any injury in a major car accident. I also enjoy good health. I will cultivate myself well and return to my heavenly home with Master.”

Several practitioners in Leshan City, Sichuan Province, said, “Dear Master, we didn’t get much education, but with the wisdom Dafa gave us, we are able to read Zhuan Falun on our own. You also taught us the principles of how to be a good person and inspire us on our spiritual journey. We are grateful for everything you did for us! Happy Birthday, Master!”

Other well-wishers include:

Nine siblings and their families in Hengnan County, Hunan ProvinceDeyang City and Bazhong City, Sichuan ProvinceDingzhou City, Xinji City, Baoding City, Xingtai City, Tangshan City, Shijiazhuang City, and Botou City, Hebei ProvinceBinzhou City, Yantai City, Qingdao City, Weifang City, Qixia City, and Laizhou City, Shandong ProvinceZhengzhou City, Henan ProvinceBeijingFuyu County, Heilongjiang ProvinceSuizhong County and Dalian City, Liaoning Province