(Minghui.org) In honor of May 13, World Falun Dafa Day, Falun Dafa practitioners and supporters all over the world have sent their heartfelt good wishes to the Minghui website to celebrate the anniversary of this historic day and express their profound gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice.

The following are two congratulatory letters from citizens in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province and Beijing, that bear witness to the greatness of Falun Dafa.

Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province: Greeting from a Practitioner’s Mother

My daughter practices Falun Dafa and she tries her best to be a better person. But because of that, she was sentenced to prison a few years ago.

My daughter suffered all sorts of torture. She was constantly beaten and kicked. The guard once tore a bed sheet into strips and tied up my daughter's hands behind her back. Then they hung her up by the wrists from the heating pipe that was about three meters high. One guard held her up and the other one yanked on the rope. In an instant, her feet were off the ground, her body was suspended in the air, and her weight was all put on the wrists that were handcuffed. The pain was excruciating. She was suffocating and her heart was in agony. Sweat poured down her body. She instinctively struggled, trying to alleviate the pain. The guards came over, threw her body against the wall and yelled: “This is called 'flying a plane'!”

The long-term physical and mental torture really showed me the evil and “anti-humanity” nature of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP). Their so-called “humane management” of the detained Dafa disciples was a complete lie.

In the early days of my daughter’s illegal detention, they sought me out to see her and tried to have me persuade her to compromise her beliefs.

Our calm and peaceful life was completely shattered and instantly plunged into an abyss of pain. We could not sleep, worried sick for our daughter, crying nonstop, wishing that our daughter could walk out of the devil's den as soon as possible. Countless times, we silently cried: “In the society of the wicked CCP, it is difficult to be a good person. I hope my child grows wiser and learns to protect herself, otherwise, she will be tortured to death!”

When we were desperate and helpless, Dafa disciples extended their warm hands to support us financially and comfort us. Their kindness touched us deeply.

We are not related, but they are just as close as family members to us. It is Master Li and his Dafa that connect us together. In contrast, those evil party members are being used to persecute cultivators, which does harm to themselves. When justice is upheld one day, there will be no place for them to escape. I sincerely thank Falun Dafa practitioners for their selfless, fearless righteous thoughts and actions.

On the 29th anniversary of the spread of Falun Dafa, and on the occasion of the World Falun Dafa Day on May 13 and Master Li Hongzhi's birthday, I am as deeply grateful to Master Li as Dafa disciples all over the world. We will continue to support Dafa in the future.

Encountering Dafa in the Detention Center, Beijing Practitioner Wishes Master a Happy Birthday

I was held in a detention center for taking bribes in 2000. This was also the time when Falun Dafa practitioners from all over the country flocked to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Dafa, and many of them were arrested and held in the detention center where I was.

When I first met Dafa practitioners, the authorities asked me to “educate” and “transform,” preventing them from cultivating Dafa. I chatted with them, and they told me the facts about Dafa, which shocked me. It turns out that Falun Dafa is so good! It guides people to be kind and tolerant. It was me who was educated by them.

The practitioners taught me to recite Dafa teachings sentence by sentence. I felt as if I had received the greatest treasure. Dafa was what I had longed for all my life. From then on, I took on the path of Dafa cultivation.

During my time in the detention center, I witnessed the police using all kinds of torture on Dafa practitioners. On the snowy nights, Dafa practitioners wearing only a pair of autumn pants were forced to stand in the snow for more than ten hours. Some guards piled snow on them and shocked them with electric batons all over their bodies. In addition, they force-fed the practitioners who were on hunger strike and some died of suffocation when the feeding tube was inserted into their lungs. I personally saw the police shock an old woman’s face with an electric baton, which burned her face to a bloody crust.

In spite of this, the practitioners were still brave and unyielding, defending Dafa. They used their actions to validate Dafa. Their fearless spirit and kind words and deeds deeply moved me. I tried my best to help Dafa disciples. There were many of them who hadn't eaten for many days, and the food in the detention center was awful. I was afraid that their stomachs could not stand it, so I gave them the only milk powder and instant noodles I had and dissolved in hot water to feed them; that winter was colder than any other year, and I put my own bedding over them. I deeply realized that it was Master who arranged for me to be there to help the practitioners.

I learned that Falun Dafa's “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” is the eternal truth of the universe, so that we can see the light of day and the dawn is not far away. The light of Falun Dafa illuminates the entire universe.

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