(Minghui.org) As 2023 drew near, Falun Dafa practitioners in Hong Kong sincerely wished Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a Happy New Year and thanked him for saving them.
Practicing Falun Dafa Helped Me Find Direction in Life
Ah Tung began practicing Falun Dafa in 2015. Looking back on these past eight years, he feels that his greatest reward has been gaining a clear understanding of the meaning of life.
Ah Tung said he often felt like he was a boat adrift on a vast ocean. He could not find his direction until he found Falun Dafa. However, after he started practicing Dafa, it was as if he obtained a navigation chart and a compass: he clearly knew where his boat should sail.
Through cultivation, his life is constantly being upgraded. Every time he improves his xinxing, his life becomes steadier—his boat can now withstand the wind and waves, and more easily sails through tests.
Many things have happened in Hong Kong in recent years, and many Hong Kong people, especially young people Ah Tung’s age, have decided to leave and move to other countries. Ah Tung deeply feels their helplessness and understands their decision to leave their homeland. Yet he has no intention of leaving, as he knows his mission.
He said, “Many boats are lost in the ocean. I want to tell them what I know and share the truth with them, and invite them to my boat or sail along with me.”
On the eve of the New Year, Ah Tung wants to tell Master, “Happy New Year! I will try to bring more people onboard and we will arrive at the destination together.”
Dafa Taught Me What Good Is
Hiu Cheung began practicing Falun Dafa in 2017. He feels that his greatest insight from practicing is knowing how to distinguish between what is truly good from bad. He is grateful from the bottom of his heart to Master for enlightening him about the true meaning of life. On the eve of the New Year, Hiu Cheung said sincerely, “Happy New Year, Master!
“Some things that I used to hold on to, such as fighting for personal gain, turned out to be not right after I began to practice Falun Dafa. Also, in the midst of conflict with others, I now know I should look for what I did wrong, instead of examining others.”
Before practicing cultivation, Hiu Cheung said he often measured things with modern notions, “Take the three-year pandemic as an example. Before cultivation I thought that being sick or having bad luck was a natural occurrence, but now I understand why people get sick and what to do to stay clear from the pandemic.”
With the outbreak in China, Master Li Hongzhi told people to stay away from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), giving them a way to stay clear from the pandemic. Hiu Cheung is touched by Master Li’s great compassion in revealing this heavenly secret to the world.
However, given that the CCP is still persecuting Falun Dafa and spreading lies to the world, Hiu Cheung said, “How many people really listen to Master? I sincerely hope the world’s people can appreciate the Buddha’s grace and this now-or-never opportunity by keeping an open mind and learning the truth.
“I hope to cultivate diligently in the new year and live up to Master’s compassionate salvation. I also hope more people will understand the truth and appreciate the beauty of Falun Dafa.”
Dafa Helped Me Get Rid of Addiction to Video Games
Chan Ji-Yin moved to Hong Kong with his mother when he was little. Looking back on his upbringing, he is very grateful that Falun Dafa enabled him to break away from his addiction to video games.
Many people nowadays, especially students, are addicted to video games. Ji-Yin had a similar experience.
He said, “I became addicted to video games in elementary school. I had a very strong fight mentality. On the surface I seemed quiet and collected, but as soon as I started playing video games, I became combative. I didn’t notice it myself. My mother kept reminding me to have self-control, and to follow Dafa’s requirements and not be addicted to video games.”
It was hard for Ji-Yin to get rid of the addition at first, but he said that Dafa’s principles clearly showed him what is truly good and bad. Dafa gave Ji-Yin wisdom to find his true self and understand the meaning of life, and guided him to conduct himself according to Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Ji-Yin changed gradually. He realized that his demonic outbursts, fights and tantrums while indulging in the games were not his true self. He realized he could no longer waste time on meaningless things like video games.
He said, “Through years of cultivation practice, Dafa has given me strength, which allows me to look at myself and the world in a perspective that is both soft and firm. For example, getting rid of the addiction to video games is not something that can be done by force; instead it’s done by truly seeing the meaning behind it (getting rid of playing games) myself.”
Ji-Yin has also learned to look inward. He said, “Any dissatisfaction with other people is a reflection of my own attachments.”
He thanked his mother for helping him throughout the process. His mother often exchanged understandings with him and reminded him of his shortcomings. She encouraged him to study the Fa, do the exercises, and clarify the truth to people.
Ji-Yin has made many friends in Hong Kong, and often shares the beauty of practicing Falun Dafa with them. He said, “Hong Kong is a place where people can accept different cultures. When I told them I practice Falun Gong, they do not hold prejudice or misunderstandings, but are curious and want to learn about Falun Dafa.”
JI-Yin said when Hong Kongers learn that someone is a Dafa practitioner, they do not have a bad impression [like people in mainland China do]; instead they learn from the practitioner what Falun Dafa is and that the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa is really happening in China.
Now, free from addiction to video games, Ji-Yin often teams up with his mother to spread the truth about Falun Dafa. He found that whenever he steps out to clarify the truth, the effects are usually good. Ji-Yin is very grateful to Master Li for helping him out of his predicament and downturn.
As the New Year approached, Ji-Yin said to Master Li from the bottom of his heart, “Happy New Year, Master! I will be more diligent!”
Seize the Time to Clarify the Truth and Advise People to Withdraw from the CCP
Ms. Chan, who began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, said as the New Year drew near, “Thank you, Master! Happy New Year to Master!”
Ms. Chan usually takes the initiative to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to people she encounters and persuades them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. She feels that the people she runs into at grocery stores or the practice site in the park all have predestined relationships with her.
She often hands out truth-clarification newspapers such as Minghui Weekly on the street. Even if many people walk by her in a hurry and have no time to listen, Ms. Chan greets them and hands them a copy of the newspaper.
Ms. Chan talks to people relaxing in parks and answers their questions. She tells them what Falun Dafa is, the true nature of the CCP, and why people should quit the Party and its affiliated organizations, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers [which is referred to as the Three Withdrawals].
Ms. Chan said although many Hong Kongers know that the CCP is bad, many do not know what the Three Withdrawals is. Every time after she clarifies the truth to a person, she will gives them an amulet so they can see the words, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” on it.
As for her new year’s resolution, Ms. Chan said, “I hope I will do better in studying the Fa and doing the exercises. I hope I will learn the Fa into my heart by memorizing the Fa, and learn the Fa with more respect and sincerity so I can truly obtain the Fa. I hope I can do better in my sales work, which is also part of clarifying the truth to people.”
Advising Hong Kong Police to Do the Right Thing
Ms. Ng began practicing Falun Dafa in late 1997. Her son followed suit when he was four years old. Now, twenty-five years later, he is a young practitioner.
As the New Year draws near, Ms. Ng is grateful for Master Li’s protection along the way. She said, “Master has endured a lot of karma and resolved so many dangers for us. It is hard to express in words how grateful we are to Master! As the New Year approaches, we thank Master for His compassionate salvation! We thank Master for His boundless grace!”
Ms. Ng said she developed strong righteous thoughts and the wish to save people by reading Master’s articles repeatedly. Ms. Ng distributed a special edition about the persecution of Falun Dafa during the recent Christmas holiday, hoping people would clearly know the truth about Jiang Zemin’s persecution of Falun Dafa and not be confused by fake news.
Many young people and middle-aged people accepted the materials, and some people even came back to take her materials after realizing she was handing out materials exposing Jiang Zemin.
Some people asked Ms. Ng for more truth-clarification materials, such as The Ultimate Goal of Communism and Nine Comments on the Communist Party. Some people took a picture of the cover of her truth-clarification materials and said they would find them online to read. Ms. Ng said, “I indeed feel people are awakening.”
However, in the process of distributing truth-clarification materials, Ms. Ng has encountered complaints from some people who did not understand the truth. She recounted an experience in which she advised the police to do the right thing.
Two young police officers came to check Ms. Ng’s ID and said she could not hand out materials there. As many people were reaching out to Ms. Ng for materials, the police officers’ presence prevented them from getting any.
Ms. Ng reasoned with the officers kindly, “I did not break the law, nor did I block the road. I understand you have to respond to phone calls. If an ambulance runs the red light in order to save lives, should it do it? Definitely.
“Laws are made by people. You see, so many people are waiting for my materials. I am here telling people the truth. People won’t be able to get the truth if you don’t let me distribute the information. Facing the imminent natural and man-made pandemic, I am telling people how to save themselves and how to stay away from the disaster. Are you doing a good thing or a bad thing by making me leave?”
Then the two officers said they had other duties and had to leave. They changed their initial request and said, “We didn’t say you are not allowed to hand out information.”
Ms. Ng said she hoped she could make a breakthrough in improving her xinxing in the new year. She said, “Time is of the essence and saving people is urgent. I should no longer be moved by trivial things and waste my time on conflicts. Saving people is so urgent. When my heart to save people strengthens, those attachments will weaken.”
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