On May 13 every year, Dafa practitioners around the world, especially those in mainland China, celebrate the World Falun Dafa Day in various ways and to wish Master Li Hongzhi a Happy Birthday.
In the last 21 years, the grace of Falun Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion -Forbearance has spread from China to over one hundred countries around the world, even during the most difficult times when the persecution was most rampant. Falun Dafa has transcended racial, geographical, national and religious boundaries and benefited more than one hundred million people from all walks of life with various life experiences. According to Minghui website statistics, proclamations and letters of support from various places worldwide have amounted to 3,342, all commending the contributions Falun Dafa has made to society as a whole.
Falun Dafa – paving the path for uplifting one's life
During human civilization's long history, people have been constantly searching for the true meaning of life and their soul's true home. The dissemination of Falun Dafa, like offering a ladder to heaven, is guiding and enlightening genuine cultivators on their journey to return home while helping them recover from physical and mental pain and injuries. In the darkness, as their life assimilated to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, they saw light and hope. Even when facing the most insidious conspiracy by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and the most brutal torture and persecution, the brilliance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance brought them immense willpower and eternal hope. In the process, they were thoroughly tempered, broke through all kinds of difficulties and returned to their home of the soul.
Tang Fu, a Chinese-Finnish independent Internet journalist, said, “Mr. Li Hongzhi has developed a cultivation practice based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It has a magical power that enables its practitioners to become physically healthy. His practice is so amazing that in today's morally degenerated society, one cannot help but be devoted to it and help in actively spreading it. However you look at it, Falun Gong is an inspiration to mankind, a path to the future, and a contribution to history.”
Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance resonates with “the highest realm of human thoughts.”
Nowadays, many people with breadth of vision and those from upper classes have realized that the most serious social problems that threaten the very existence of mankind are rooted in the hearts of the people-- human morality. When a great number of people lack a sense of spiritual obligation in an acquisitive society and crave material comforts and personal interests, humankind is pushing its existence as a whole to hopeless straits. At the same time, people also find that Falun Dafa, with its ancient, deep-rooted principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, can cause such problems to be readily solved. Judy Sgro, a Canadian MP, praised Falun Gong practitioners for promoting peace and love around the world, and she said this is exactly what the world is lacking at the moment. She said if we have more of such messages, many of the world's problems would be solved.
Writer Lu Xuesong from Jilin Province, also winner of Lin Zhao Memorial Award, regards the dissemination of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as a “movement to restore human nature.” She said, “For over half a century, people with breadth of vision have been thinking about how to end violence and hatred with non-violent and non-hatred means. I think the answer is in these three words: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She said she would like to join this movement to restore human nature and to welcome the beginning of a new era.
As Falun Gong practitioners around the world celebrate the 21st anniversary of the dissemination of Falun Dafa, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a letter of congratulations to praise Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Another Canadian MP Stephen Woodworth said, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the highest realm of human thoughts.
The play will soon end when the curtain falls; one must now make a choice.
If using violence against innocent people is an act of terrorism, then using violence against a group of kindhearted people is an evil act of terrorism. Using power and state resources (including media, Internet, culture, diplomacy, education, finance and health care) and state apparatus (including military force, courts, prisons, police, labour camps and other judiciary systems) to persecute a group of people who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, amounts to an act of state terrorism.
In the last 14 years, during the disastrous persecution of Falun Gong launched by former head of the CCP Jiang Zemin out of jealousy for the popularity of the practice, the CCP perpetrators have used over a hundred forms of torture and coercive brainwashing tactics, even live organ harvesting, to try to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They have failed to shake the righteous belief and righteous thoughts of genuine cultivators.
Thanks to Falun Gong practitioners' unyielding efforts in clarifying the facts to people over the years, more and more people have learned the truth and have seen through the evil nature of the CCP. They have sided with justice and thus now have hope. To date, more than 138,085,263 people have declared their withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations on the Epoch Times website. People in mainland China also expressed their support of Falun Gong through petitions with fingerprints and signatures to call for the release of innocent Falun Gong practitioners unlawfully detained in forced labour camps or prisons.
The big play of five thousand years is coming to an end and the battle between the righteous and the evil is winding down. At this critical historical turning point, everyone is facing a choice. Kindhearted people will be blessed by the Divine and will be able to come through the calamity with hope and a bright future.
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