(Minghui.org) In the expanse of history, May 13 is certain to be remembered as a special day. On this day in 1992, a profound practice was given to mankind. As 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture was being played out, a path to Heaven was made available to those who were lost in the maze of humanity. On May 13, 1992, Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Dafa to the public for the first time. Since then, countless miracles have emerged as Dafa has spead around the world. Only the people who have been purified, renewed, and saved by Dafa can perceive the divine sacredness of Falun Dafa.

Purifying Body and Mind

Falun Dafa began to spead throughout China in 1992. This coincided with the time the earth would begin to be purified during a renewal period according to the Mayan prophecy.

Falun Dafa teaches the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The body is purified and the mind is cultivated with the aim of returning to the original true self. Over the past 20 years, Falun Dafa has spread all over China and is practiced in more than 100 countries around the world. Dafa practitioners are of all ages and from all walks of life. More than 100 million people benefit physically and mentally from the practice and at the same time, traditional moral standards are upheld.

According to a report from Minghui, on May 15, 1998, the chief of the National General Sports Administration of China went to Changchun City, Jilin Province, where Falun Dafa was first introduced, and did an official inspection. According to a sample study conducted by the administration on 12,553 Falun Gong practitioners in September 1998; 97.9% people were found to have physically benefited from the practice. Supposing each one of them had saved 1,700 yuan in medical cares, the total savings would amount to more than 210 million yuan.

The survey report's concluding remarks stated: “The emergence of the population of Falun Gong practitioners is a remarkable social phenomenon, which itself testifies to the efficacy of the practice.” This conclusion was in accordance with later reports on Falun Dafa practitioners in Beijing, Wuhan, Taiwan, Russia and North America.

Falun Dafa not only purifies people physically but also morally. In the past 20 years, despite the serious persecution in China, the practice has spread to more than 100 countries around the world. People from all races and all cultural backgrounds are undergoing great changes from practicing Falun Gong.

Rebirth and Salvation

Falun Gong has been practiced by the public for 20 years and through the practice, many people have gained a new lease on life. Many have recovered from illnesses that were considered incurable in medical community. Many people have regained their health and no longer suffer from depression. People who do not practice Falun Gong have also witnessed the power of the practice. The following are a few examples.

Youth Survives Fall after Learning the Facts about Falun Dafa

A youth from Wanyuandian Town, Lingyuan County, Liaoning Province, wrote a letter to the Minghui editor telling about an experience of his. On May 6, Minghui published the letter titled, “Youth Survives Fall after Learning the Facts about Falun Dafa.” One day, this young person was working with four colleagues at a construction site at the old Baoguo Iron Mill. Their work that day was to dismantle the tower crane, which was 17 meters high. They climbed to the top and dismantled the tower level by level. While they were working on the second level the tower broke in the middle and all five men fell from a great height. In his letter the youth stated, “At that time I was completely overtaken by fear and desperation. When I hit the ground, however, I felt something cushion beneath me. I broke my collarbone and two ribs and had some minor injuries, but my four colleagues all died instantly.”

He said that he had long understood the facts about Falun Gong and that he never refused to accept informational materials from Falun Gong practitioners. He took the materials seriously and read them carefully. He quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations long ago and knew that “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Because he understood the importance of Falun Gong, he was blessed by Falun Dafa.

Within Merely One Minute a Disability Disappeared

Ms. Zhao Lei, from Beixiang Village of Mulanshan Mountain, Huangpo District, Wuhan City, Hebei Province, has a baby girl who was born disabled. The sole of her right foot was twisted to face outward to the right side. One day in 2007, the girl's aunt paid a visit to her and said to her mother: “When the child learns to speak teach her to read, 'Falun Dafa is good' and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'

Ms. Zhao agreed right away, “Yes, I will.” At that moment the aunt found that the twisted foot of the baby girl was back to normal. Within less than minute, the disability was gone. Ms. Zhao said, “I would have never believed this to be true if this had not happened to my family. It is truly miraculous. Falun Dafa is truly miraculous. I want to say thank you to the founder of Falun Gong for saving my child and my family. Thank you to all of the Falun Gong students for risking their lives to save the world's people.”

Boy Recovers from Bone-Marrow Cancer in Three Months after Reading a Falun Gong Book

Xiaoyu, a 10-year-old boy from Hunan Province, was diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer in 2007. Although his family took him to many hospitals and they spent 100,000 yuan looking for a cure, his condition did not improve and instead kept deteriorating. One day Xiaoyu's parents happened to acquire a copy of Zhuan Falun. The boy read the book with his parents every day. As the days passed his condition improved. Then his parents asked a Falun Gong practitioner to teach the boy the Falun Gong exercises.

Three months later the Xiaoyu had recovered and could play outside with the rest of the children. He has returned to school.

These kinds of events are happening in China almost every day.

Truth, Choice and Hope

According to Chinese traditional philosophy, every individual has their impact on the universe and the proper relationship between man and the heavens is a sense of oneness. If a large population of people were to behave according the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance our world would be purified and become a good place to live.

However, in China, Falun Gong has been persecuted by Jiang's regime for 13 years. False and hate-inciting propaganda, cruel torture, brainwashing, arrests, imprisonment and even organ harvesting from living practitioners have been used in an attempt to eradicate the practice from China.

Despite of the inhumane cruelty, the will of the practitioners has stayed steadfast, because they know they are walking the path leading to the truth.

Falun Gong practitioners continue to clarify the facts to the public. As of May 12, 2012, 116,012,008 people have renounced the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and the number is continuing to increase. People must make a choice between good and evil when faced with the facts. Cherishing the universal values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and quitting the CCP will bless people with a good future.