(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in the greater Dallas area gathered at Russell Creek Park on the morning of December 18, 2022. They did the exercises and wished their founder, Master Li Hongzhi, a Happy New Year.

Falun Dafa practitioners in the greater Dallas area wish Master a Happy New Year!

Doing the exercises in Russell Creek Park in Plano, Texas

Shan said, “I grew up sickly. By the time I was a teenager, I suffered from multiple ailments. No medical treatment or qigong could help me. I almost lost all hope, but one week after I began practicing Falun Dafa, my pain was gone. As I continued practicing and reading the Fa, my myocarditis, kidney inflammation, gastritis, and insomnia were all gone!”

Shan used to think cultivation was beyond her and that cultivators lived in remote mountains. She found the cultivation of Falun Dafa so easy to practice in everyday life. “The exercises are easy to learn, and anyone can do them. Falun Dafa's principles blend well into one’s everyday life. That’s how I became a cultivator—naturally. I used to complain about how unfair fate was and I was filled with resentment and jealousy. Falun Dafa has taught me why some people are blessed but others suffer. I stopped complaining and let go of my attachments to fame and fortune.”

She said that when she was in her 20s a child mistakenly thought she was a grandmother. Now she is in her 70s and she feels young and energetic. “I feel like the power of Falun Dafa has rejuvenated me! I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Master’s compassionate salvation.”

Shan (front) meditates with fellow practitioners.

Electrical engineer Dr. Bei has practiced Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. “In 1996, while I was reading Zhuan Falun, I was also reading Einstein’s biography. He took fame and fortune lightly, which I thought was the reason he could ‘see’ the principles of the universe at a higher level than ordinary scientists could. The book Zhuan Falun truly amazed me with the harmony and thoroughness of Falun Dafa. I have read it hundreds of times, but each time I read it, I still find more and more profound connotations. I read the book every day.”

Dr. Bei said that his health and outlook on life improved as he continued to eliminate bad thoughts. He treasures the opportunity to cultivate himself and eliminate his attachments. “If everyone could follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the world would be a better place!”