South Australia: Practitioners Gather to Send New Year Greetings to Master Li
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in South Australia held group practice and experience sharing in downtown Adelaide on December 27. They expressed their gratitude to the founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, and wished him a happy New Year.
Global Phone Team Appreciates Falun Dafa's Founder
Several practitioners from the global phone calling team who clarify the truth to people in China said they were grateful to Master Li for compassionately saving them. They read two lectures of Zhuan Falun online every morning and read Master Li’s other teachings on the weekend. The practice and the teachings keep them spiritually and physically healthy.
They keep righteous thoughts so they can help advise Chinese people to quit their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations. They phoned the police, the procuratorate, courts and hospitals involved in the CCP’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Dafa practitioners and clarified the truth to them.
Dan Zhang from the phone team said, “For over 20 years, Master has protected and encouraged me. No matter what challenges I encounter I will never give up practicing Dafa.”
Zhang suddenly felt dizzy one day a few years ago and fell. Later she felt pain, her body swelled, and she had trouble walking. She realized it was a test. She studied the Fa and did the exercises every day. Because she had trouble doing the standing exercises, she leaned on a wall to do them.
She kept phoning people in China and advised them to quit the CCP organizations. Gradually, her symptoms were gone. She lost nine kilograms (about 20 pounds), but she now looks younger.
She said, “In the new year, I will be practice more diligently and save more people by following Master’s teachings.”
Jenny Chen, who started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, said, “Dafa has helped me enlighten to the real meaning of life. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance keeps me undisturbed by the mundane world.”
Jenny gets up at 4:20 a.m. every day and participates in the group Fa study online. She said she feels happy and that she is assimilating to the Fa. She said that since she benefited from Dafa she has an obligation to clarify the truth to people to let them make the right choice between kindness and evil.
New Practitioner Wishes to Help Save People
Kim has practiced Falun Dafa for less than two years and said, “Practicing Dafa purifies my body and mind, and changes my view of the world. I am happy every day and am not moved by reputation, personal interest, or sentiment.”
“When negative thoughts appear, I can stop them and return to righteous thoughts. All this is due to the teachings of Dafa. I hope more people will experience the happiness of practicing Dafa.”
Along with Fa-study, Kim realized the need to help more people and goes downtown or to shopping centers to tell people about Falun Dafa and collect signatures.
“Sometimes I felt Master arranges some predestined people to come to me. For example, when I went to a restaurant, someone shared a table with me. I talked with them for a few minutes. They signed the petition.”
Chinese Practitioner: Ridding of CCP Culture and Solving Family Conflict
Anna had a difficult time with her Western mother-in-law. She did not like how her mother-in-law over-accommodated her child. Her mother-in-law was not happy when Anna lost her temper with her child and said she was not a good mother.
Anna looked within and found that she did not respect her mother-in-law. This attitude came from her CCP culture. She worked hard to remove her resentment and learned to return to traditional culture. She now accepts, respects, and takes care of her mother-in-law.
She and her husband brought gifts and visited her mother-in-law during Christmas. Seeing her changed attitude, her mother-in-law smiled and said, “I see Falun Dafa can truly change people. You are more gentle and not so stubborn. If you don’t feel well from now on, do the sitting meditation. When you cannot hold your temper, read the Dafa books.”
Anna was touched by her mother-in-law’s change in attitude towards Dafa. Their conflict that went on for years was resolved. She said, “I appreciate Master and Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Looking back, my mother-in-law helped me to remove the CCP culture from my mind. When one truly changes from within and treats others kindly, the surrounding environment becomes positive.”
Anna said to Master, “Master, you work hard. Please rest assured. I will remember and follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Saving people is my mission. I will cultivate more diligently to return to my true home by following Master.”
Young Practitioners Wish Master a Happy New Year
Young practitioners learn Dafa and to do the exercises by following their parents. Ngoc and Thien are brother and sister. They started practicing Falun Dafa two years ago. They said Dafa teaches them to become better people.
Ngoc said she changed her view of things. She thinks of others first after learning Dafa. She said she's no longer angry when she's treated unfairly. She studies hard and helps her classmates in school. Thien improved too and seldom competes for toys with his friends.
They pressed their palms together in the Heshi gesture of respect and wished Master a Happy New Year!