(Minghui.org) As the 2023 Chinese New Year arrives, Minghui has received a large number of greetings from all age groups wishing Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa, a Happy Chinese New Year. Among them are cards from elderly practitioners. 

One practitioner in Emeishan City, Sichuan Province, said she used to be severely ill. “There was no hope for recovery and I was just lying in bed waiting for death,” she recalled. “It was Master Li who taught me Falun Dafa, gave me good health, and helped me become a better person. I have not needed to take a single pill in the past 20-plus years. Thank you very much, Master Li.”

Having lived for 89 years in this world, a practitioner from Zhucheng City, Shandong Province knows how precious Falun Dafa is. “I joined other practitioners studying Dafa's teachings regularly to align ourselves with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also go out to tell people about Dafa and debunk the slanderous propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Thank you, Master,” he wrote in his greetings. 

“We have practiced Falun Dafa for over 20 years, among which, 24 years were spent during the persecution by the CCP,” wrote practitioners from Niudaokou Town, Tianjin. “We know cultivation means one needs to constantly improve oneself and let go of bad thoughts. It is indeed serious and sacred.” These practitioners said they are clear on the mission of saving people and they promise to do the three things better in the New Year.

A 90-year-old practitioner from Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, said her family witnessed how Falun Dafa changed her for the better, including giving her good health and an improved personality. “They all support my practice and we are a happy family with four generations living together,” she wrote. In addition to reading Dafa books, the practitioner has also memorized Master’s poems in Hong Yin and does the five sets of exercises on a regular basis. She also looks within to improve herself and takes the opportunity to tell people of the beauty of Dafa while helping people renounce their membership in the CCP organizations. 

Practitioners from a Fa-study group in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province said they are grateful for Master’s guidance over the years. “No matter how harsh the suppression is, we have not wavered, because we have Master and Dafa in our heart,” wrote the practitioners. “We will continue doing well on the cultivation path, remain diligent, and help people stay safe during the pandemic and other uncertainties. Thank you, Master and Happy New Year!”

Additional greetings were received from:An 81-year-old practitioner from Tong’nan District, Chongqing A 103-year-old practitioner from Heilongjiang ProvinceA 90-year-old female practitioner from Zhaoyuan City, Shandong ProvinceAn 82-year-old practitioner from Zizhuyuan area of Haidian District, BeijingAn elderly couple from Yantai City, Shandong ProvinceAn elderly practitioner in Qingyunpu District, Nanchang City, Jiangxi ProvinceAn elderly practitioner in Sujiatun District, Shenyang City, Liaoning ProvinceSeveral elderly practitioners from Xihu District, Nanchang City, Jiangxi ProvinceAn elderly couple from Rizhao City, Shandong ProvinceAn 81-year-old practitioner from Jinlin District of Yichun City, Heilongjiang ProvinceAn 87-year-old couple from Zhucheng City, Shandong ProvinceElderly practitioners from Manzhouli, Inner MongoliaA 90-year-old practitioner from Zhucheng City, Shandong ProvinceA practitioner in her 80s from Zhaoyuan City, Shandong ProvinceAn elderly couple from Chifeng City, Inner MongoliaElderly practitioners from a Fa-study group in the Zizhuyuan area of Haidian District, BeijingAn elderly couple in Huangmei County, Hubei ProvinceAn elderly practitioner from Xiangtan City, Hu’nan ProvinceA 100-year-old practitioner in Heilongjiang ProvinceTwo elderly practitioners from Yanqing District, BeijingElderly practitioners from a Fa-study group in Tianhe District of Guangzhou City, Guangdong ProvinceTwo elderly practitioners from Wenling City, Zhejiang Province