(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Hsinchu County, and Miaoli County in northwest Taiwan gathered at the Taoyuan Xingren Parent-Child Park on December 24, 2023, to send their New Year greetings and express their gratitude to their founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. They exclaimed in unison, “Happy New Year Master!” Afterward, they held a group Fa study session and exchanged their cultivation thoughts, encouraging one another to practice diligently.

Falun Dafa practitioners from Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli wish Master a Happy New Year.

Young Practitioner Sees Hope in Life

“I used to lack motivation including for my studies and work. I seriously lacked self-confidence. I thought if I indulged myself I would be happy. But I was wrong. It was just a short-term happiness which wastes people’s youth,” said 32-year-old Yu Kai, who is a business counselor. He said that his life took a turn for the better after he started practicing Falun Dafa.

Yu Kai thanked Master for guiding him to become optimistic.

When the COVID pandemic came so suddenly, Yu Kai, who lived abroad at that time, became anxious due to his fear of the unknown. “I am fortunate to have Falun Dafa. I recalled the words that Master told us and fellow practitioners also helped me to send righteous thoughts. Thoughts of not cherishing my life immediately disappeared after that.” Yu Kai felt he should comfort the people around him and help relieve their fear.

When Yu Kai was ten years old, his parents began practicing Falun Dafa, so the seeds of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance were planted in his heart. But as he grew up, Yu Kai drifted away from cultivation and felt lost. He said that from the moment he resumed practicing Dafa, the positive energy helped him. He read Master’s books with respect and held himself to Dafa’s standards in his daily life, Yu Kai learned how to look within for his own shortcomings. He eliminated the notions that entangled him, layer by layer. He gradually became an optimistic person who knows how to be generous and understanding and put himself in other people’s shoes. He also learned to treat this modern life that is full of hustle and bustle with a calm and steady mind.

Yu Kai said, “I thank Master for brightening me with his magnanimous and vast benevolence. He lent me a helping hand when I got lost and corrected my thoughts with the Fa principles, thus helping me to improve my cultivation state and I became a better person. Only by cultivating even more diligently and persevering steadfastly can I fulfill my vow and not let Master down.”

From Aggressive to Gentle and Considerate

Li Gui 52, works as a land agent and said that before she began practicing Falun Dafa in January she was very self-centered and had a bad temper. She was aggressive and impatient at work and had difficulty communicating, thus she got into conflicts with her coworkers. She always felt that something was missing in her life and sometimes felt depressed.

Li Gui said she feels fortunate to practice Falun Dafa.

By chance, Li Gui noticed a Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance Arts Exhibition. She talked with practitioners and observed their gentle and compassionate dispositions. She was intrigued and decided to learn the exercises and read the Fa. When she read what Master said about loss and gain in Zhuan Falun she slowly eliminated her habit of insisting on her own opinion and way of doing things. She now handles matters in a more harmonious and accommodating way and is no longer sharp and self-centered. She learned to put others first and examine herself during conflicts. 

When Li Gui’s coworkers noticed her positive changes they were shocked. Li Gui tells them, “I began practicing Falun Dafa and my health and mind changed.” Now, Li Gui can understand the true meaning of, “Take a step back and the sky will be brighter.” She stopped insisting on her opinions at work. She discovered that her heart became magnanimous. Now, Li Gui can look at her problems voluntarily when conflicts arise. She felt that being able to cultivate in Falun Dafa was a very lucky opportunity for her.

Li Gui wants to say to Dafa’s Master, “Happy New Year Master! Thank you Master for giving me the chance to cultivate. I feel like the most fortunate person!”

My Family Became Harmonious

Mei Ting is seventy years old and said after she began practicing Falun Dafa two years ago, “My health, mind, and soul changed.”

Before she began practicing the doctor found a .5cm nodule in her lung. He said the nodule was a tumor. During one of the checkups after the surgery, the doctor found a tumor on Mei Ting’s throat. However, she already started to practice Falun Dafa. During the next examination, the doctor said the tumor was gone. The doctor said it was miraculous, “Congratulations, your lungs are clean.”

Mei Ting said, “My health, mind, and soul improved after I began practicing Falun Dafa.”

Not only did her health improve Mei Ting’s disposition changed even more. She used to get angry easily and complained a lot. When the other person disagreed she argued. She now calmly listens to different opinions and looks within if there are conflicts. Mei Ting’s family feels that she’s changed a lot, especially her son and daughter-in-law. They said, “Mother has improved so much. Even the way she talks is different. Her expressions have become more gentle too.”

In the past, she loudly argued with her husband. Now, she seldom argues with anyone. Mei Ting is very grateful to Master and said, “I will keep cultivating diligently. Thank you Master!”

Falun Dafa Is Miraculous

Bao Yu is seventy-two years old this year and said that after she began practicing Falun Dafa in 2017 she feels reborn. Before she practiced she was plagued with illnesses. She did not expect to personally experience Falun Dafa’s miraculous ability to resolve illnesses and regain her health.

Bao Yu said, “Thank you Master for giving me a healthy body.”

Bao Yu talked about a few of her miraculous experiences. The second day after she began practicing the exercises, her sciatica pain disappeared. Her other illnesses such as myopia and color blindness also disappeared. Now, she no longer needs to wear glasses; the problems with her teeth were also resolved. She used to be very weak and could not carry heavy things. Now, she can carry five to six hundred copies of newspapers and quickly distribute them.

After she began practicing Falun Dafa, Bao Yu’s body also became strong. The environment in her home also became harmonious. Her children stopped arguing with her. They all know that Falun Dafa is good and they encourage her to practice. Bao Yu said, “Thank you Master for giving me a healthy body and a stable home.”