(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021 is the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public, and it is also the founder, Master Li Hongzhi’s, 70th birthday. For Hong Kong Falun Dafa practitioners, May 13th is especially significant.
Master Li came to Hong Kong for the first time on May 13, 1995, and taught the Fa on Lantau Island. His lecture was published soon after. Later in 1996 and 1997, he visited Hong Kong three times to impart the Fa. Many Hong Kong practitioners who attended Master Li’s lectures are grateful for his kindness and compassion.
Ms. Dong, who is in her 70s, often comes to Lantau Island to walk on the path that Master took that day.
She said, “There were only 20 plus people who had the honor to listen to Master teach in 1995. I didn’t understand why Master was so familiar with that path. He took a small path and led everyone to his Fa-lecturing place. He patiently answered students’ questions. Falun Dafa rapidly spread in Hong Kong after Master came. More than 1,000 people practiced before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution in 1999.”
She said, “We spread the Fa in a park in Xihuan. The first day 30 people came, the second day 50 people came, and 100 people came on the third day. So many people came to study the Fa and practice. When the persecution began, many practitioners persisted in practicing Dafa. We became increasingly determined.”
Mr. Ren, who is in his 70s, arranged the venue for Master three times at the middle school where he worked.
He recalled that day, “I waited at the door. When Master stepped out of the car, I went forward, shook his hands and I knelt down. Master said, ‘No, please get up.’ His voice was very kind and soft.”
Ms. Xiao attended Master’s lecture on July 15, 1996.
She said, “I could feel Master’s compassionate energy when he entered the room. My whole body was filled with it, and that feeling lasted for a few days.”
Ms. Xiao saw Master again the following year.
She said, “It is the greatest honor in my life. I am grateful for Master’s protection for so many years. I appreciated Master’s spreading Dafa so that mankind can return to the best path.”
Many veteran practitioners said that the practice of Dafa benefited them greatly, both mentally and physically.
Ms. Li said, “I was very self-centered before. After practicing, I felt that everyone is a family, because Master treats us as family members.”
Ms. Hu expressed her thoughts, “My level of thinking has improved a lot after practicing the Fa. I would look at the problem from different angles. I learned to take a step back instead of fighting.”
Mr. Liu said that after he attentively read the book Zhuan Falun, “I knew the purpose of being human, that is to be a good person and then a much better one. If everyone followed the teachings, society would not be competitive. People would stop intriguing against each other and harming each other.”
Hong Kong practitioners said they would remain diligent and keep clarifying the truth about Dafa to the public. They hope more people around the world will step away from the Communist Party’s influence and see the goodness of Falun Dafa.