(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at the square in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building to do the exercises and convey their New Year’s greetings to Master Li Hongzhi on February 10, 2024, the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Many practitioners expressed their gratitude to Master and said they not only became healthy, but also found the way to return to their true selves after practicing Falun Dafa and following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Practitioners wish Master Li a Happy Chinese New Year.
Business Owner: Master Showed Me How to be a Good Person
Talking about the changes that practicing Falun Dafa brought him, businessman Wu Zuxun said that he had previously been focused on making money. He was under a lot of pressure, so he often had insomnia and had to go for massages several times a week before he could sleep.
A friend mentioned Falun Dafa to him in 2002, saying that the practice was persecuted in China. He searched online and browsed the Falundafa.org website, and found that Falun Dafa was not at all like the Chinese Communist Party claimed. On the contrary, he found that Falun Dafa was a very good cultivation practice that teaches people how to be good.
“When I saw the three words Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, I was deeply moved,” Wu recalled. “By reading the (Fa) teachings I understood how to be a good person and live a valuable life.” His physical changes were also profound. After practicing Falun Dafa, he no longer needed massages, and he sleeps well.
Wu thanked Master for teaching him such a good practice and wished him a Happy New Year!
Grateful to Master for Giving Me a Healthy Body
Li Xianglan, a Korean-American woman who looks kind and gentle, has practiced Falun Dafa for 29 years. She suffered from myocarditis at the age of twenty-four, and her condition later worsened. She was bedridden for more than a year and could not sleep. She tried Western medicine, Chinese medicine, and folk medicine, but they all failed to help.
When she was desperate, a friend (who later became her husband) told her about Falun Dafa. She said, “I followed the guidance of Dafa, cultivated my mind to eliminate attachments, and practiced the exercises. I fully recovered within a year and I no longer need any injections or medicines.”
Silicon Valley Engineer: Falun Dafa Showed Me How to Look Inward
Zhang Dongbing is an engineer, and works for a Silicon Valley company. He did some research into cultivation and religions when he was young. After he came to the U.S. he attended a Christian church. A colleague told him about Falun Dafa in November 1996.
He said Zhuan Falun (Falun Dafa’s main book) answered many questions he had, and it also clearly guides people on the path of cultivation.
Zhang said, “I am very grateful to Master for teaching us this Fa and purifying our bodies and minds. This is my personal experience; otherwise I would still be pursuing all kinds of desires and interests. Master taught us to think about others, look inward when encountering problems, and give up our bad intentions and bad thoughts.”
Grateful to Master for Leading Us on the Cultivation Path
Xu Duo’s major is aerodynamics. He said that he had questions since he was a child, “What is the meaning of life? What are we in this world?” He read many books about religion and faith, but could not find the answers.
A friend told him about Zhuan Falun when he was in Xi’an in 1997. After reading the book, all his questions were answered. “I know that people are on Earth to return to their true nature, and to be good people,” he said.
After practicing Falun Dafa, not only did he quit smoking and drinking, but his bad temper also changed. “Because I have the guidance of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, I am able to control my bad temper, and gradually I became calmer. My body changed even more.”
He recalled a miraculous scene: “While I was practicing the exercises, Master’s Law Body purified my body. Afterwards I felt weightless. When I walked it felt like I was floating. Only by practicing can you experience these miraculous changes that Dafa brings to your body.”
Xu said that Master guided him step by step on the path of cultivation and returning to his true self. “I can only express my gratitude to Master and wish him a happy New Year!”
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