January 26, 2014 | By Cheng Yuyan
(Minghui.org) Chinese New Year is right around the corner. In the lead up to this year’s celebrations, several hundred Falun Dafa practitioners gathered on Xinyi Square across from the Taipei 101 building on January 11, 2014. They wished revered Master Li a happy Chinese New Year and sang joyful songs to express their appreciation to Master Li. The practitioners also held a group practice of the Falun Gong exercises and displayed informational materials about the practice, to share the beauty of Dafa cultivation with passers-by on the square.
It was a beautiful, sunny day. Photos showing the worldwide spread of Falun Dafa were lined up on Xinyi Square. Many passers-by stopped to look at the pictures and read the accompanying information.
Falun Dafa practitioners in Taipei wish revered Master Li a happy Chinese New Year
Practitioners sing songs together to express their appreciation to Master Li
Group exercise practice
Photos showing the worldwide spread of Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa practitioners in Taipei come from all walks of life and include college professors, doctors, lawyers, governmental staffers, police officers, students, and housewives. They are of different ages and have different social and economic backgrounds. They all share Dafa cultivation practice in common and were happy to come together to participate in this New Year’s event.
80-year-old Practitioner: I Feel Good Both in Mind and Body
80-year-old Wang Cai was able to read the book Zhuan Falun after practicing Falun Dafa. She was illiterate before.
80-year-old Wang Cai came to Taipei to work about 40 years ago. She was illiterate and could not read a word. Yet, after practicing Falun Dafa, she was able to read the book Zhuan Falun without any difficulty. She said that Dafa is marvelous. She feels great in both mind and body. Her sisters are Falun Dafa practitioners too. Ms. Wang said, “I am so happy to be here to wish Master Li a happy New Year. Master’s grace cannot be expressed in words. Participating in this New Year’s greeting is to express my appreciation.”
Taiwanese Diplomat: Dafa Let Me Have a New Life!
Wanling and her diplomat husband are Falun Dafa practitioners
Chiaming is a diplomat who has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years. He was dispatched to the United States, the Caribbean, and South Korea. He returned to Taiwan last year. In April 2000, Chiaming was in a Caribbean country and browsed the Internet. He read an experience sharing article written by a Falun Dafa practitioner. He came to know that Falun Gong encourages people to improve their morality and to be good people. Inspired, Chiaming started practicing Falun Dafa. He said that in his more than ten years of practicing Dafa, his relations with his wife have been harmonious. He considers others first in his work and always deals with others with a kind and sincere attitude.
Chiaming said, “All of these positive changes are because of Falun Dafa. Today, my wife and I are here to express our appreciation to Master Li for introducing this great practice. I appreciate Dafa for letting me have a new life.”
Finding the Real Meaning of Life
Mr. Chian Ke-ming, 69 years old, has practiced Qigong of both both the Buddha and Tao schools since he was 10, reaching a high level of the great heavenly circulation. He came across Falun Gong 19 years ago and was astonished: “This is a great practice!” Since then he has only practiced Falun Dafa. Mr. Chian said, “After practicing Falun Gong, I become more steadfast in pursuing the truth. I have found the real meaning of life, which is what I have sought my whole life. I appreciate Master Li for his compassionate salvation. I wish him a happy New Year.”
Hsi Guan-yuan, Ph.D. from the Department of Astronomy and Physics, University of Tokyo, brought her daughter to wish Master a Happy New Year
Undergraduate student Tsi Ling has practiced Falun Dafa since she was in second grade. She wishes Master Li a happy New Year.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was made public in May 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi. It is a high-level cultivation practice of the Buddha School, based on the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. More than 100 million people across the world have experienced the benefits of Falun Dafa in health improvement and in the raising of their spiritual and moral realm.