(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Brussels’ city center to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day on May 15, 2021. They introduced the meditation practice to the public and exposed the crimes the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has committed in its unprecedented persecution of their faith. Many onlookers accepted fliers from practitioners to learn more about Falun Dafa.

Practitioners from Belgium gathered for a group photo to wish Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) a happy birthday.

Passersby inquire about Falun Dafa.

Heartfelt Thoughts from Falun Dafa Practitioners

Nichols Schols: Genuinely Cultivating

Nicolas Schols

Nicolas Schols, who has been cultivating Falun Dafa for 23 years, said: “May 13 is a special day for mankind. Twenty-nine years ago, Master Li Hongzhi gave the world the best present. He is guiding mankind back to tradition and brings hope to society.”

“During my 23 years of cultivation,” he said, “I learned how to overcome tribulations. If we want to gain something, we should not be afraid of problems. I felt better after facing my fears. I could feel Master encouraging me in every step I take.” He enlightened to the fact that as long as he followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, he could improve and make progress, and if he genuinely cultivates he would succeed in cultivation.

Wilfried Duchamps and Sofie Dumortier: Correcting Bad Thoughts and Habits

Wilfried Duchamps said: “With Master’s guidance, I was able to correct my bad thoughts and habits and assimilate to Dafa.”

“I am very fortunate to attend and celebrate World Falun Dafa Day,” he said. “This is a special day for me, and I am very grateful to Master for giving us a chance to improve. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance has taught me how to overcome tribulations, and with Master’s guidance, I was also able to correct bad things within me and assimilate into Dafa. Looking back at who I was before, I’ve truly changed into a better person. Master has made this change possible.”

“May 13 is a very special day for Falun Dafa practitioners,” said Sofie Dumortier. “This year is also Master’s 70 th birthday and the 29th anniversary since the Falun Dafa was first taught in 1992.”

She continued, “Moral values are rapidly declining, and the book Zhuan Falun allows me to tell good from bad. Overcoming tribulations and interference gives me the ability to persist in what I believe in and also think of the needs of others before myself. Thank you, Master, for saving me!”

Vietnamese Practitioner Thankful

Phuc Hai Nguyen, a new Vietnamese practitioner, expressed his gratitude towards Master for leading him on a cultivation path.

Phuc Hai Nguyen, a new Vietnamese practitioner, said, “This is my first time attending and celebrating World Falun Dafa Day. As an engineer, I have always been interested in physics, even at a young age. However, for a period of time, I’ve felt that some logical reasoning was missing. Master answered all my questions about the universe in Zhuan Falun, and after reading Master’s lectures, I understood the meaning of life, which is to return to my true, original self.”

Practicing Falun Dafa has also brought him physical changes. “Cultivating Falun Dafa has made me more calm, and it also eliminated my worries about the CCP virus (coronavirus),” he said. “Practicing the Falun Dafa exercises has also helped me with my back pains. Thank you, Master, for guiding me on a path of cultivation.”

Public Support for Practitioners’ Efforts

Anna Maria and Ryoma Wish for an End to the Persecution

Anna Maria and Ryoma passed by the activity and talked with practitioners.

“Before coming here, I had no idea that such a brutal persecution of a faith is happening in China,” said Anna Maria. “Every one should have the right to choose what is beneficial for their health. Nothing should be forced upon them, especially any attempt to control people’s thoughts will ultimately end up in vain.” She hopes the persecution will end soon.

Anna Maria and her friend Ryoma said that everyone should be able to choose for themselves.

Ryoma said, “I had not heard of the persecution of Falun Dafa and feel very sad and sorry that this has happened.” She was puzzled as to why there isn't any news about the persecution in major media outlets. She thanked the Falun Dafa practitioner who explained the CCP pressure and infiltration of media organizations that has led to their silence on the issue.

Before leaving, they said they wished the persecution would end soon.

Dries Van De Putte Watches Falun Dafa Practitioners

Dries Van De Putte doing the Falun Dafa exercises

Dries Van De Putte watched practitioners doing the Dafa exercises before joining in. He followed their movements and said he had seen events by Falun Dafa practitioners in Brussels. He said he felt very good after doing the exercises and planned to look into group exercise sites once he returned to the Netherlands.

He also said, “If we follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, we will have a good foundation.”

Dries said he didn’t understand why the CCP would want to persecute Falun Dafa. “The persecution should stop immediately,” he said.

Marina Loredana Felt Good When Listening to the Exercise Music

Marina Loredana and her twin daughters saw Falun Dafa practitioners doing the Dafa exercises. She took some truth-clarification fliers and said, “I feel very good standing here. It almost seems as if I entered another world.”

She inquired about learning the Falun Dafa exercises after taking more fliers. She was very happy to know that she could download free Dafa informational materials from the internet, and that there are group exercise sites in many cities–all free of charge.

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Category: Dafa Day Celebrations