(Minghui.org) Many people throughout the world, both those who practice Falun Dafa and some who don’t, read articles on Minghui.org, which offers a window into practitioners’ thoughts and how they apply the teachings to their lives. Every year, thousands of articles and artworks are submitted to the website in response to its call for submissions to celebrate Falun Dafa Day, May 13.

“Master Li’s Teaching Is Needed at This Historic Time”

Ms. Liu Shanlin, a Christian, said that when she was young, she worked in an American-owned business and was focused on chasing fame and fortune. She later switched to the service industry and is now a professional barista. Her boss, Mr. Chen, is a Falun Dafa practitioner. She admires Mr. Chen’s conduct, which she said has a great influence on her. She sometimes browses the Minghui website.

After reading the article “I Became an Expert in Two Fields” on Minghui.org, Ms. Liu said, “Master Li’s teaching is needed at this historic time. I believe the development of humankind will go in two directions in the future: one is high technology, and the other is the spiritual aspect. The rapid development of high technology will put people under a lot of pressure, and mankind’s spiritual needs will also increase accordingly. How to strike a balance between material things and spirituality is not easy. Master Li taught us that practicing Falun Dafa in society best meets the needs of the times.”

Ms. Liu agrees that fame and fortune should be taken lightly, but it is not easy to reach the author’s level. “Fame and gain, one should take them lightly. I will try my best to do what I should do. I will still be kind to others, and the blessings will come naturally,” she said.

She feels kindness is best reflected in the interaction between people. Ms. Liu said she always smiles and cherishes everyone she meets. Whether a friend or a stranger, she always greets them and asks how they are.

Board Chairman: Practitioners Have a Positive Impact on the World

Mr. Hong is the chairman of a kitchenware company, and he practices Buddhism. Years ago, he went to China in connection with his business, and while there he witnessed how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes Falun Dafa.

Nearing seventy, Mr. Hong is kind and is interested in spiritual practices. He said that he had a friend who practiced Falun Dafa, and Mr. Hong wished to introduce his friend to his practice of Zen Buddhism. After observing his friend and reading Minghui articles, he no longer insisted on his idea. He said, “Positive energy can make people feel compassionate and peaceful. Falun Dafa is an upright practice.”

He also said, “From my observation, Falun Dafa contributes to the family, society, country, and all mankind. The authors of the articles, “From Selfish and Calculating to Unselfishly Helping Others” and “I Became an Expert in Two Fields,” help others selflessly and are not focused on making money or saving face. They were able to turn something negative into something positive. This is the behavior of divine beings.”

From reading The Epoch Times and watching the Shen Yun show, to subscribing to Shen Yun’s online streaming platform, Mr. Hong said he’s observed how many Falun Dafa practitioners spread kind ideas. He said, “A person who is truly upright has a positive impact on everyone around them.”