(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day, an unforgettable day for millions of Falun Dafa practitioners all over the world. This special day marks the 31st anniversary since the practice was made public in 1992. It also coincides with the 72nd birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice.

Practitioners from all over the world celebrate this day with activities and events, and send greetings to Master Li. Ms. Thi Kim Tuyen Duong, a Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner living in Denmark, is grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation. Cultivating Falun Dafa has brought amazing and positive changes to her life. 

Thi Kim Tuyen Duong, a Vietnamese Falun Dafa practitioner living in Denmark 

A Miraculous Encounter With Dafa 

“I am 43 years old and I live in a small suburb in Denmark with my husband. I am currently taking social and healthcare classes and will be graduating next year,” said Ms. Thi.

She recollected, “I have cultivated Falun Dafa for over five years. I was attached to fame and gain, and was very jealous of others in the past. I also had a strong desire to live comfortably, was a show off, looked down on others and was competitive. I had menstrual pains and hemorrhoids. I would feel cold, sick and vomit when I had my period. There would be a lot of bleeding when I used the bathroom and my stomach pains would last for one week. I had no choice but to take sick leave from work. If I could not take sick leave, I would have to take many medications before going to work. I tried many different medications, but none of them worked. I have had such a painful experience for over 20 years! Words cannot describe how miserably I was living!

“One day, in December 2017, a thought surfaced in my mind to find a gentle exercise to cure my pains. I turned on my computer and was fortunate enough to find Master Li Hongzhi’s simple, gentle and slow instructional exercises videos. Though I had no prior knowledge of cultivation practice, I enjoyed the practice at first sight. I started practicing Falun Dafa’s five sets of exercises by myself every day. I did not know any Falun Dafa practitioner and neither did I know about Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa.”

Ms. Thi continued, “All this happened about the same time that I failed my Danish language proficiency examination. It was a huge blow to me and I cried for a long time. I went onto the Falun Dafa informational website when I felt miserable and depressed. I carefully read the information on the website and downloaded the book Zhuan Falun.

“I could not put Zhuan Falun down and kept reading it. All my miseries disappeared and I was filled with happiness. I no longer had any human notions and my mind felt empty and light. It was a wonderful feeling! I hope to always be like this! I experienced this state for a week before it disappeared.”

“The more I studied and read Zhuan Falun, the less painful my period and hemorrhoids were,” Ms. Thi said. “I was able to break free from taking any medication and my menstrual pain and hemorrhoids disappeared! I haven’t been taking any medications for five years and I’m full of vitality!”

Ms. Thi wakes up at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. to practice the exercises before going to school or work. She said she’s full of positive energy every day. She explained, “I understood the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the importance of upgrading my xinxing and cultivation level from reading Zhuan Falun. I was also deeply moved after reading Master’s other lectures. I understood many principles that I had never known before. I realized that Buddhas were real and learned heavenly secrets about the structure of the universe! Everything Master has mentioned is true and every cell in my body resonates with the teachings. I was very, very excited! My mind and body were genuinely renewed!”

Ms. Thi shared, “I used to be hot tempered and easily got agitated. I tried my best to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance after learning Dafa’s principles. I am no longer hot tempered and have become calmer and peaceful.” 

Spreading the Blessings of Dafa

Ms. Thi has talked about Falun Dafa to her family in Vietnam. She went to college in Vietnam and obtained an environmental engineering degree. Her workplace was far away from her hometown, so for eight years she lived with her aunt who owns a home close to her workplace. Her aunt was a devout Buddhist and told Ms. Thi that in order to escape suffering and reincarnation, one needs to be a vegetarian, read the Buddhist scriptures and go to temples. Ms. Thi also visited temples with her aunt.

“Perhaps laying the foundation for believing in the divine and Buddha during those times helped me to not miss out on my predestined relationship with Dafa,” said Ms. Thi.

Ms. Thi called her family members few months after she started cultivating Dafa. “I said to my aunt, ‘You have been going to temples for so many years yet you still see no change in your illnesses. If you read Zhuan Falun and practice the five sets of exercises, you will feel much better.’”

Ms. Thi also introduced Falun Dafa to her parents and said that Dafa promotes physical and mental wellness, saves people, and allows one to escape the cycle of reincarnation. She has also spread the beauty of Dafa to her other family members in Vietnam and told them about the positive changes she experienced. 

“I understood that Dafa disciples have the responsibility to offer salvation to sentient beings. I needed to abide by Master’s standards and do the three things well,” explained Ms. Thi.

After cultivating by herself for five-and-a-half years, she finally got in contact with other Falun Dafa practitioners in Denmark in July 2022. She got Falun Dafa informational flyers from other practitioners and began distributing them to people in her city. She also raises awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa. 

Ms. Thi said, “I also collected signatures for a petition that calls for an end to the persecution and I have participated in many activities to educate the public about the persecution. Many people know that the CCP is evil and say that it should have never come into existence! Many were also shocked to learn about the CCP’s atrocities and persecution of Falun Dafa. I collected over 2,400 signatures in five months.”

In celebration of the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public, Ms. Thi said, “My parents, aunt and myself are grateful to Master Li Hongzhi from the very bottom of our hearts! Master has bestowed upon us the most precious and best thing in the world—the universe’s Dafa! We are most fortunate to be able to cultivate Dafa in this lifetime! Falun Dafa has blessed my family with many wonders. Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! I hope to spread this message to more people so they can also cultivate Falun Dafa.”