(Minghui.org) China has a tradition of moral values and gratitude. This is reflected in the proverb, “A drop of water in need shall be returned with a spring indeed.”

Although such traditions were nearly lost after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power decades ago, it is still deeply rooted in Falun Dafa practitioners who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. That is why although the CCP has persecuted the practice for 22 years, tens of millions of practitioners remain firm in their belief after experiencing tremendous physical and spiritual benefits.

Besides practitioners, people who have stepped forward to support practitioners during the harsh suppression in China have also received blessings for following their conscience. Many of them have submitted their experiences in greetings to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, to mark World Falun Dafa Day on May 13.

Construction Supervisor: Dafa Saved Me and Workers

One practitioner wrote that her brother Jian works as a supervisor for a construction company. One time, a tower crane was moving a big bundle of I-beam steel. The wire rope suddenly broke, dropping the steel from dozens of meters high. Jian was under the steel and everyone was stunned. With a boom, the steel fell on the ground next to Jian. While everyone congratulated Jian for his miraculous survival, he knew he was protected because of his support of Falun Dafa.

Jian supports several members of his family in practicing Falun Dafa. His work went well and his wages increased severalfold. In a different incident, a tower crane was moving some steel pipes when the wire securing them loosened. Shocked, Jian did not know what to do. Right at that moment, workers under the pipes suddenly walked away as if they had received an instruction. Jian was very thankful to Falun Dafa for saving both the workers and himself.

New Practitioner Recovers from Stroke and Cerebral Thrombosis

Yan, a resident from Langfang City, Hebei Province, started to practice Falun Dafa several months ago. In addition to having a cerebral ischemic stroke and cerebral thrombosis, she had numbness on the left side of her face, her left side shook, and she could barely walk. Her family spent a lot of money on treatments, but there was no progress. Knowing her illness was incurable and that she could die at any time, her family members did not dare to tell her how bad the illness actually was.

“One day a relative asked me if I wanted to practice Falun Dafa,” wrote Yan, “‘Sure!’ I told her, thinking I had nothing to lose anyway.”

Yan was illiterate. Growing up in the countryside, she never went to school. But within several months, she could read Hong Yin, a book of poems by the founder of Falun Dafa.

It wasn’t easy for Yan to learn the Dafa exercises given her condition. When learning the first set of exercises, she had to rest every few minutes. But now her hand has stopped shaking and her health has improved dramatically.

Like other practitioners, Yan is very thankful to Master Li for introducing Falun Dafa to the public. “I sincerely wish Master Li a happy birthday!” she wrote.

Miracle When Car Brake Stopped Working

Wei, a young man from Hengshui City in Hebei Province, described an incident from several years ago. In June 2013, Wen was delivering cargo using a farm vehicle, and he was driving at 40 km/h (25 mph).

In front of him was a 53-foot truck making a right turn. Wei tried to stop his vehicle, but it didn’t work. Next to him was a Santana sedan. “Although it was an emergency, my mind was very clear,” Wei wrote, “If I hit the big truck, I could lose both legs. If I move to the left lane, I would hit the Santana or be hit by the car behind it.”

Suddenly Wei remembered what he had read when preparing for his driving test–one could hit a barrier on the right to force the vehicle to stop. Wei then went right for a few meters and slid along a brick wall at the entrance to a factory. His windshield and passenger window shattered, but Wei was just fine.

The driver of the big truck in front saw the accident in his mirror and came to see if Wei was okay. Both of them knew this was a miracle. “I always keep in mind ‘Falun Dafa is good,’ and I always keep an amulet in my vehicle with this phrase,” Wei wrote.

An amulet with the words “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Wei said he had planned to go for another cargo shipment the next day, but after this incident, he was so scared that he stayed home for another day. He felt he was fortunate to survive with the help of Falun Dafa.

Waking Up after 7 Days in a Coma

One practitioner in Sichuan Province described what happened to Gang, the husband of the practitioner’s niece. Gang made a living for the family by working as a motorcycle driver. One day on the road, a heavy truck hit him. He flew over 10 meters due to the speed.

Gang’s family went to the hospital immediately. As the head of his household, Gang was counted on by his entire family, including his wife, young child, and elderly parents. His wife was so terrified that she fainted.

After Gang’s wife called the practitioner in tears, the practitioner went to the hospital. Gang was in a coma in the ICU. Doctors said that because the injury was so severe, they were not optimistic though they were trying their best.

The practitioner suggested that Gang’s wife recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Although she could visit Gang in the ICU for only 30 minutes a day, she repeated the two phrases to Gang during every visit. She also recited the phrase herself while waiting outside the ICU.

The next several days felt like years for the family, but Gang’s wife persisted. On the seventh day, Gang regained consciousness. His family continued to recite the phrases, and Gang was later discharged from the hospital.

Doctors said this could only be explained as a miracle. Gang’s wife and other members of the family agreed.

Surviving a Lightning Strike

One practitioner from Enping City, Guangdong Province used to suffer from stomach problems. He tried all kinds of medicine, including Chinese medicinal herbs and folk medicine, but none of them worked. He was emaciated and in great pain. The family was very worried.

After starting to practice Falun Dafa in 1997, however, the practitioner did the Dafa exercises and followed its principles to be a better person. The stomach illness disappeared inexplicably. Now in his 80s, the practitioner has no problems taking care of himself and can also help others.

The company the practitioner retired from is small. Nonetheless, it has a medical card that could be used to reimburse medical bills for retirees. The company only had one such card and gave it to the practitioner. The practitioner thanked his former employer but refused to accept the card. “I have not needed medicine for years. Please give it to someone who needs it,” he said.

One day it was raining hard during a thunderstorm. The practitioner’s son and grandson felt a little dizzy when walking out of the yard. After the rain stopped, they later saw the eaves on their house had been punctured by lightning. Only then did they realize that their dizziness was caused by the thunder and lightning.

Additional Greetings

One couple from Hengshui City, Hebei Province, said they saw how a family member became more generous and considerate of others after taking up Falun Dafa. Recently they found some valuables someone had left behind and returned them safely to the owner.

A family of four generations in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, said they are very thankful for the guidance of Falun Dafa. “I have practiced Dafa for 27 years, and everyone in our family has benefited from it,” they wrote in their greeting.

An elderly practitioner from Huairou District in Beijing said he, his son, his son-in-law, and his entire family had been blessed by Dafa.

A young woman had a craniotomy three years ago. The surgeon said this was a highly risky procedure. Following advice from a relative, her entire family recited “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The operation went well, and she regained consciousness right after leaving the operating theater. The surgeon said it was a miracle.

An elderly man in his 80s from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, wrote that he is grateful for Master Li’s compassion.

A man from Yantai City, Shandong Province, suffered from lung cancer. “Without protection from Falun Dafa, I would have died six years ago,” he wrote. He said the gratitude from him and his family are beyond words.

Two siblings in their 80s from Santai County, Sichuan Province are thankful for their family’s happy life. They wish Master Li well on World Falun Dafa Day.

One couple in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, said the upright character of Falun Dafa practitioners had motivated them to be good people as well. Although the husband’s father gave all his assets to his other children in his will, the couple continued to take good care of the husband’s mother without complaint and get along well with other family members.

A grandfather and grandson from Heyang City, Hunan Province, said they had been helping out Falun Dafa practitioners and that their good deeds had brought them blessings.

Residents in Pingshan County (Hebei Province), Liuhe County (Jilin Province), Yichun City (Heilongjiang Province), Panzhihua City (Sichuan Province), Zhaoyuan City (Shandong Province), and Shapingba District (Chongqing City) also wrote in to say their health and lives improved because of Falun Dafa. “Thank you Master Li for everything!” wrote their greetings.

Gratitude from a Store Owner

Ping owns a store. Although she does not practice Dafa, she has seen how practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good citizens in their daily lives.

One practitioner often buys things from Ping’s store. She said the practitioner is always considerate and willing to help others. “She also explained to people traditional Chinese culture such as ‘good is rewarded while evil is punished’,” wrote Ping. “She also told us that being upright and following one’s conscience can help us stay away from trouble.”

After learning how the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners for their faith, Ping agreed to renounce her membership in the CCP's organizations.

In this unprecedented pandemic, Ping says she is grateful for Master Li and Falun Dafa for giving people health, safety, and hope.

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