(Minghui.org) May 13, 2022 is not only World Falun Dafa Day, it is the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction. Practitioners gathered at the square at the entrance of Chiayi City’s Chiayi Park on May 8, 2022 to do the exercises, tell people about Falun Dafa and take a group photo to wish their founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, a happy 71st birthday.

Practitioners held events in Chiayi Park on May 8, 2022 to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Practitioners in Chiayi wish benevolent Master a happy birthday

Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice which is rooted in Buddhist tradition. The practice was introduced to the public by its founder, Master Li Hongzhi, in 1992 in Changchun, China. It is now practiced in over 100 countries by more than 100 million people. Through following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and doing the 5 sets of simple and easy to learn exercises, countless people feel their mental and physical health and morals have improved. Falun Dafa practitioners in Taiwan range from different ages and occupations and they are grateful to Master Li Hongzhi.

Residents Say Falun Dafa Is Good

As practitioners did the exercises accompanied by peaceful music, a local resident strolling through the park noticed them. He gave them a thumbs up saying, “The pandemic is worsening but the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is still persecuting Falun Dafa. You are so persistent.” He chatted with a practitioner who told him, “Practicing Falun Dafa not only helps people regain their health, the practice can also raise one’s morals to become truthful, kind and tolerant. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, my thinking elevated and my perspective on life changed. I have already lost count of all the benefits that I’ve gained from practicing. Because I’ve benefited so much I want to tell everyone how wonderful Falun Dafa is.”

A young lady stopped to watch practitioners and said, “Despite the pandemic, you are very concerned about people. You are caring and courageous. Now I understand that practitioners are really kind.” One practitioner told her, “Falun Dafa teaches people to cultivate Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, which are the universe’s highest level characteristic. We practice compassion, so we want to tell everyone about Falun Dafa.”

A high speed rail shuttle bus driver praised Falun Dafa and said, “The whole world should practice Falun Dafa.”

Practitioners Thank Master

A primary school teacher who has cultivated for many years said he abides by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance to be a good person every day. He now looks at everything from a benevolent perspective and tolerates hardship when he encounters difficulties. He said, “In the past whenever my colleagues asked me to help them, I did it, but I would complain about them. Now I understand that helping others is also part of cultivating oneself and it is also a chance to improve our character. When the students do not listen to me, I calm down and think about the reason behind their behavior. Cultivation helped me greatly in educating the children.”

A practitioner who works in a non-profit organization said, “After I began practicing, my stubborn notions and bad temper changed. I learned to place my family first and consider others’ feelings. I’ve also become better at my communicating with coworkers. I quietly accept whatever assignment my superior gives me with a happy heart.”

One practitioner said he only believed in science before he began practicing. He thought that the reincarnation religions talked about was just superstition. He thanked Master for his benevolent salvation, “After reading the Fa I now believe that there are Gods and Buddhas. My heart has widened and I’ve become tolerant of others. My friends all say that I’m now tolerant and gentle.”

Another practitioner said, “Master uses the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance to guide us. After cultivating, I am able to consider others and think of matters from a higher perspective. At work, I am able to complete tasks better and more efficiently.” Many practitioners said, “After cultivating, I understood the meaning of life. My relationship with my family members has become harmonious. I think of others first when I do things and I am also able to face everything in a more calm manner. Thank you Master for your benevolent salvation.”