(Minghui.org) On the eve of Chinese New Year, Falun Dafa practitioners in Queensland gathered at local truth-clarifying sites in their districts. Their hearts filled with gratitude, they put their hands together (heshi) to wish Falun Dafa's founder, Master Li Hongzhi a happy new year!
These practitioners have been clarifying the truth to local residents all year round. They are of different ages, races, and have different occupations. They conduct themselves according to Falun Dafa's principles—Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. They help people understand the goodness of Falun Dafa and the truth about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution.
Adam Xu works as a sales representative for a media company. He learned about Falun Dafa in 1996 while he attended an army academy. A few days after he read Zhuan Falun, he began practicing. He said, “The chronic illnesses I suffered from such as gastritis and rhinitis disappeared. Under Master's protection, I escaped safe and sound from a serious car accident. The car was so badly damaged that it had to be scrapped. When I had an excruciating headache I recalled what Master said in Zhuan Falun: 'A good or bad outcome comes from one thought.' and my headache was gone.”
Mr. Xu said that after practicing Falun Dafa his perspective on life changed. “I now understand what it means to be a really good person. I started to naturally take things lightly. When I'm offered a reward as part of my job, I opt to give it to another person. I am quite different now than I was in the past. I feel that my path in life has become clear.”
Mr. Xu hopes that more Chinese people can understand the truth about Dafa. He said, “I use all sorts of software to clarify the truth to Chinese people. More than one third of the people I've contacted listened to the recording and some even quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. In my sales job I interact with many Chinese business owners. Several have chosen to quit the CCP after they understood the truth about Falun Dafa.”
As the Chinese New Year approaches, Mr. Xu is grateful to Master Li Hongzhi for his benevolent salvation. He wishes Master a happy new year! Mr. Xu said, “Only by being more diligent in accomplishing the three things and saving more people can I complete my prehistoric vows.”
Hank Chen's family of three all practice Falun Dafa. He talked about the positive changes he experienced as a result of the practice. “After I started practicing I became healthy. Every winter I suffered from flu and I continually coughed. When summer came, I felt dizzy and nauseous. I went to the hospital for a checkup but nothing could be done. After I started practicing Falun Dafa I was fine. It has been more than 10 years since I last went to the hospital to see a doctor. I truly experienced the bliss of having no illnesses.”
Mr. Chen said that Falun Dafa helps raise one's morals—and this benefits society. He hopes that more people can learn how wonderful Falun Dafa is. He said, “Falun Dafa's principles helped me uphold my moral standards and not sink further, following society's moral degeneration. I work as a sales manager. My work offered me many opportunities to earn extra revenue. This kind of “grey income” is very common. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I realized this was wrong.
“Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance reminded me that as an employee, I must think for the company and work hard in my job. This is because Master asks us to be good people no matter where we are. I must be a good employee. When I interact with my customers I try my best to understand their difficulties and put their interests first. I maintain a good relationship with my customers. I have also clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to many customers from China and I helped them quit the CCP.”
Mr. Chen said, “Practicing Falun Dafa is the most wonderful thing in my life. No words can describe my gratitude towards Master Li Hongzhi. My whole family would like to wish great and benevolent Master a happy new year! Thank you, Master, for saving us!”
Ms. Zhao Lin from China first heard about Falun Dafa in 1996. Thinking back over the 24 years she's practiced, Ms. Zhao Lin said, “No matter where I go, I follow Master's teachings as my guide. No matter what happens, I feel very peaceful.”
Ms. Zhao said, “Before I began to practice I always talked back to my mother-in-law. But after I started cultivating, I knew that I must be a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. My temper gradually became much better and my attitude towards my mother-in-law also improved.”
After she started cultivating she started to respect her mother-in-law. Ms. Zhao also mentioned the physical changes she experienced. “When I was a student, ligaments in my leg were injured. My parents took me to see many doctors and they all advised surgery. My mother could not bear it as I was so young. Soon after I started practicing Falun Dafa, my legs became flexible. I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises every day and my ligaments recovered without any treatment.”
Ms. Zhao said, “After I read Zhuan Falun, my celestial eye opened and I saw that every word in the book was shining and golden. My mind became very pure and righteous. The many selfish attachments and distracting thoughts I had were all gone. Before the CCP started persecuting Falun Dafa, when I went to one of the practice sites in China to do the exercises, as soon as I started meditating I immediately became tranquil. I was not aware of my surroundings. I could only feel the pure and peaceful energy enveloping me. It was really wonderful!”
Ms. Zhao participates in the RTC platform to make phone calls to China to clarify the truth to people there. She has done this for several years. She said that she plans to work harder in order to let more Chinese people know the truth about Falun Dafa and bring them a beautiful future that is full of hope.
As the Chinese New Year approaches, Ms. Zhao is grateful to Master Li Hongzhi for giving her the affinity to practice Falun Dafa. She said, “I wish Master a happy new year! I want to do the three things well, save more people and follow Master home!”