(Minghui.org) As Falun Dafa practitioners around the world hold activities to celebrate May 13th, World Falun Dafa Day, practitioners in Toronto held a car parade on May 8, 2021. About 120 cars passed through the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding cities.

May 13, 2021 coincides with the 70th birthday of Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, and this year marks the 29th anniversary of the spiritual practice’s public introduction.

Falun Dafa practitioners in Canada wish Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday.

Falun Dafa practitioners in Toronto, Canada, wish Master Li a happy birthday.

Practitioners in Toronto hold a car parade on May 8, 2021, to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Computer Engineer: From an Atheist to a Steadfast Practitioner

Mrs. Zhao Dan (first from left) and her family wishes Master Li a happy birthday.

Mrs. Zhao grew up in China. Like most Chinese, she grew up indoctrinated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s atheist ideology and did not believe in anything spiritual. But she had questions about life and often wondered, “Where does a human being come from, and what do we live for?”

In April 2003, Mrs. Zhao’s boyfriend (now husband) gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun. She did not believe in self-cultivation but felt that there was nothing wrong with being a better person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

She was later diagnosed with heart disease and hospitalized for several days. She was told she would have to continue taking medications for the rest of her life. A nurse suggested she do some gentle exercises to get stronger.

“I told myself it was time to practice Falun Dafa,” Mrs. Zhao said. She went to the local exercise site and saw a practitioner in her 80s walking briskly. She thought to herself, “I want to be as healthy as her.” She started practicing that day.

She recovered her health quickly after she began practicing. She started to believe in cultivation when she experienced the wonder of Falun Dafa.

Computer Engineer: University Dean Gave Me a Copy of Zhuan Falun

Mike Cui and his wife, Mrs. Zheng Li, wish Master Li a happy birthday.

Mike Cui, a computer engineer, talked about how he heard about Falun Dafa. “In May 1998, a dean from my university in China came to Toronto on a business trip. Before he left, he gave us a copy of Zhuan Falun.

“It was late when I got home, but I still read the book. It attracted me instantly. I felt I finally found what I had been waiting for all my life,” he said.

Mike usually meditated in the half-lotus position with one leg crossed for half an hour before going to bed. At that time, he did not know there were five sets of Falun Dafa exercises, including one consisting of sitting meditation. He decided to sit with both legs crossed and conjoin his hands, which is the way Falun Dafa meditation is done.

He told himself to calm down, and he instantly felt tranquil. He felt incredible—his mind was so pure, and he had no thoughts at all. “I will never forget the experience I had that night,” Mike said.

The next day, Mike found a nine-day Falun Dafa lecture seminar and attended it with his wife. After attending the seminar, his wife also started practicing.

Mike said, “I am fortunate to have obtained the Fa and to practice cultivation. Master gave me the best gift a person can receive. It is something that cannot be exchanged with anything else in this world. I will never be able to repay Master’s great benevolence. The only thing I can do is to be more diligent on my future path.”

Financial Analyst: Thank You for Saving My Life

Mike’s wife, Zheng Li, works at a major bank in Toronto. She said, “From the time I started practicing Dafa, I felt Master’s protection on many occasions in the past twenty years.”

Zheng Li shared a story of how she survived a serious car accident. One day in the summer of 2010, while she was driving home, a 53-foot cargo truck hit her car from behind. “I was driving on Highway 401 when I suddenly felt something hit the rear of my car. I immediately called out, “Master, save me! Falun Dafa is good!”

“The truck shoved my car dozens of meters away,” she said, “It was smashed completely, but I was safe and sound.”

Leaflet Helped Me Resume Cultivation

Practitioner Xu Fengguang and his wife, Wang Yingli

Mr. Xu Gaofeng started practicing Falun Dafa in China in 1998. He experienced the wonderful feeling of being illness-free. However, he did not completely believe in cultivation due to the atheistic education he had received.

“Soon after I started practicing, the CCP began its unprecedented persecution of Falun Dafa. I was scared and stopped.”

Xu Gaofeng later received a leaflet about the self-immolation hoax in Tiananmen Square. He said, “We all read the flyer and learned the facts of the staged self-immolation.”

At that time, Xu Fengguang encountered something unique. His seven-year-old nephew believed in Buddhism, and his celestial eye was open. The boy could also give off energy. “Once, when he sent his energy towards my body, it bounced back. I was surprised and thought: how could my body bounce back his energy? Does it mean I still have energy? And does it mean Master is still watching over me?”

He asked his nephew, “Can you see if I have a master, and if so, who is my master?” The boy said he saw the Chinese characters for Li Hongzhi on Xu's head.

Xu Gaofeng resumed practicing Falun Dafa. He said, “I became more and more determined. I no longer needed other people to tell me how genuine Falun Dafa is. On this occasion, I thank Master for his compassion and mercy. I also appreciate fellow practitioners’ efforts to clarify the truth, which brought me back to cultivation.”

13 Family Members Practice Falun Dafa

After Xu Gaofeng returned to Dafa practice, he introduced it to his wife, Wang Yingli.

In 2004, Wang Yingli’s mother came to Toronto to visit them. Yingli often played recordings of Master Li's lectures at home. Her mom was interested and began practicing.

In 2006, Xu Gaofeng’s mom came to visit them. She had severe stomach and heart problems, arthritis, and other diseases. Soon after she started practicing Falun Dafa, her diseases were gone. She continued practicing after she went back to China.

In 2008, Xu Gaofeng’s parents came to Toronto. His father was a CCP member. As soon as he came, he told Xu Gaofeng not to mention Dafa because he would not practice it. Later, he read the Nine Commentaries and learned more about the CCP. He soon started practicing as well.

In this way, 13 family members of Xu Gaofeng's family began practicing Dafa after witnessing their family members’ positive physical and mental changes.

Yingli said, “Our whole family is very fortunate to practice Dafa. We are grateful to Master and Dafa. Our gratitude is beyond words. Thank you!”

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Category: Dafa Day Celebrations