(Minghui.org) As the Chinese New Year unfolds, Falun Dafa practitioners in Sydney, Australia, expressed their gratitude to Falun Dafa’s founder and wished Master a Happy New Year at the sites where they regularly introduce the spiritual practice to the public.

Practitioners who have persevered in clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa on Martin Place (a gathering place for Sydney's financial and political circles) wished Master Li a Happy New Year.

Practitioners who have been raising awareness about the persecution near the Chinese Consulate year-round convey their respect to Master and wish him a Happy New Year.

Practitioners who have been explaining the facts about Falun Dafa year-round with banners and display boards in the park opposite the Sydney Fish Market wished Master a Happy New Year.

Practitioners who continue to tell people about the persecution in front of Sydney Town Hall paid their respects to Master and wished him a Happy New Year.

Lawyer: My Work and Life Are Harmonious after Practicing Falun Dafa

Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Michele Nguyen said, “Thank you, Master, for your boundless grace, thank you for all the cultivation opportunities you arranged for me!”

Ms. Michele Nguyen is a lawyer. She started to practice Falun Dafa during the Chinese New Year in 2017. She said, “My brother and sister-in-law are both Falun Dafa practitioners. They invited my family to attend Shen Yun Performing Arts in 2015 and 2016. They explained the facts about Falun Dafa to me before and after the show. I was deeply touched when I watched Shen Yun. Through the performances I realized the beauty of Falun Dafa. I knew that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is persecuting Falun Dafa and practitioners. I wondered why such a wonderful and peaceful practice is being so severely persecuted in China. I went on the Internet and learned more about Falun Dafa. Shortly after that I started to practice—I believe this is due to Shen Yun’s amazing power.”

Michele said she could feel her body and mind improving after she started practicing Falun Dafa. Her work and life are now harmonious and happy. She said, “After I started practicing I realized that Master had already been taking care of me. My life was carefully arranged by Master. My profession is a lawyer and I meet people from all walks of life every day. The principles of Dafa are Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Cultivating in Dafa allows me to understand the principles that people should live by. Dafa's principles give me moral guidance that helps me conduct myself in society and guides me when I face moral dilemmas and difficult situations. My life and work are now harmonious.”

Michele said gratefully, “Practicing Falun Dafa has brought me countless blessings. All those minor health problems I had before disappeared shortly after I started practicing. Besides the amazing changes in my body, what’s more important is my spiritual and personal growth. I am extremely grateful that I can become a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification period. On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, I wish Master a Happy New Year! Thank you Master for your boundless compassion and protection! Thank you Master for arranging all these opportunities so that I can fulfill my oath."

Young Practitioner: Thank You, Master, for Giving My Family the Best

Jonny Vu has been clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa in front of Sydney Town Hall. He said, “I want to wish Master a Happy New Year! I will practice diligently.”

Jonny Vu is a young Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner. He has persevered in clarifying the truth in front of Sydney’s Town Hall. His good friend in Vietnam introduced Falun Dafa to him when they chatted on the Internet in July 2016. Like many young people, Jonny often drank alcohol and hung out with friends in nightclubs before he practiced Falun Dafa. Those habits caused his health to gradually deteriorate. He said, “I started to have backaches. I always felt very tired. I couldn’t fall asleep and my head felt hot. My body felt very tired all the time. I fainted once. I was very confused because I was only 22 years old but my health was deteriorating."

Jonny said that after reading Zhuan Falun he became healthy both physically and mentally and full of vitality, “A few months later, one of my Vietnamese friends introduced Zhuan Falun to me. It took me a month to read it. I didn’t understand a lot of the content the first time I read it. After reading it many times, I gained a greater understanding of what Master teaches. After I read Zhuan Falun, my friend suggested I look for a local practice site. Fortunately, There was a practice site near my home, so I participated in the group exercises with local practitioners. After I practiced the exercises for a week, I felt hot energy surging in my palms, and my back pain disappeared. Every time I did the exercises I felt full of vitality.”

Jonny also said that his mind and body have changed a lot since he started practicing. He said, “I quit many bad habits. When I have conflicts at work, I sometimes still get upset. But I understand that this is an attachment I need to eliminate. Everything has a karmic relationship. I try to use the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to measure and guide my words and deeds every day. Dafa helps me get rid of the bad habits that I had in the past. It also made me understand that as long as I always follow the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, life will become smoother and better."

After seeing her son's positive changes, Jonny’s mother also began to practice Falun Dafa. Jonny said, “I returned to Vietnam to visit my parents at the end of last year. I introduced Falun Dafa to my mother. My mother hadn't seen me for a long time and she wanted to understand why I practiced. My mother has been in poor health for a long time. Her health issues were resolved a few weeks after she began to read the Falun Dafa books and practice the exercises. She is very happy and diligently continues to practice.”

Jonny says that Master has given him and his family the best and he cannot express his gratitude to Master in words. He said, “On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, I want to wish Master a Happy New Year! I will practice diligently and follow Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a better person. I will help more people realize the beauty of Dafa!”

Veteran Practitioner: The True Meaning of Life

Linda Wang said, “I wish revered Master a Happy New Year!”

Linda Wang has been calling people in China to raise awareness of the persecution and help them quit the CCP. She was the director of a pharmaceutical factory in China. She said, “A colleague introduced the book Zhuan Falun to me in January 1997. After reading it, I knew that this was what I had been looking for. I immediately began practicing and my health kept getting better and better. The egg-sized tumor under my armpit that I had since birth also disappeared. My family witnessed the amazing power of Dafa.”

Ms. Wang said that practicing Falun Dafa has helped her find the true meaning of life. She said, “I learned to be tolerant and considerate of others. My family relationships became harmonious. My colleagues also said that I became a more positive and kinder person.”

She said, “I am very grateful that Master taught this Fa so that we benefit physically and mentally, improve our morals, and realize the meaning of life. I am grateful to Master for his tremendous dedication and taking care of us and strengthening us all the time on our cultivation paths. Only by practicing diligently and saving people, can we repay Master!”