(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from various townships and towns in Taiwan's Yilan County gathered outside the County Government Administration Building on December 29, 2019 to send New Year greetings and their most sincere wishes to Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa. They shared their appreciation for Master's teachings and his compassionate salvation. They also encouraged each other to be more diligent in cultivation practice in the New Year.

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, was brought to the public in China in May 1992 and has since spread to more than 100 countries and regions. The practice has benefited more than 100 million people around the world, physically and spiritually, and is welcomed by people from many different ethnicities. Practitioners enjoy good health and energy and have uplifted their character and morality. They follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives and contribute positively to society.

Life Renewed after Practicing Falun Dafa

The practitioners living throughout Yilan County come from all walks of life. Among them are university professors, civil servants, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, engineers, teachers, college students and housewives. Some were drawn to Falun Dafa because of chronic illnesses and found that they were able to abandon their daily reliance on medication after taking up the practice. Their lives were renewed, and, as their morality and character have improved, they are also enjoying more harmony in their families.

Ms. He Laiqin attended Master Li's lectures in Jinan, in China's Shandong Province, in June 1994, after a relative in China suggested that she go. She recalled that during the days that she attended the lectures, several illnesses that had troubled her for two decades miraculously disappeared. She felt that she was reborn. She sincerely thanks Master for renewing her life.

Ms. Zhang Xuanling, a Ph.D. student at the Finance and Economy Institute of Taiwan University, said that she came to understand what truthfulness really is after she started practicing Falun Dafa, and she also learned how to treat others with kindness.

“I learned to think of others, and I fall back a step during conflicts. I interact with people more smoothly, and I study more efficiently as well,” Ms. Zhang said.

“Practicing the five sets of exercises keeps me healthy. My body feels light every day with no feeling of fatigue,” she added.

Ms. Zhang said that practitioners usually look younger than their actual ages, and she has found that this is a common phenomenon. “Many people have mistakenly thought that I'm a student in high school or an undergraduate at college,” she shared.

Mr. Lin, 84, is a retired tailor. He began to practice Falun Gong in May 1997 and stopped experiencing arthralgia pain in his fingertips. His sore body and stiff neck, for which he had been taking Chinese medicine for more than 40 years, were also healed. His complexion became more healthy and he overcame his addiction to cigarettes.

Mr. Wang from Luodong Town is a retired chef. “My back used to get hurt easily before I practiced Falun Dafa. I would swim to keep myself fit, but it would take me a whole week to recover from a cold. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, my back no longer hurt, and I became healthy and energetic. And, I no longer catch colds,” he said.

So Fortunate to Enjoy a Light Body Free of Sickness

Ms. Guo Qianhua had suffered from endometriosis since she was in her 20s. She would experience intense pain during her menstrual period and could hardly work during that time. The pain could even cause her to pass out. She visited doctors of Western and Chinese medicine, but no one could help her. A renowned surgeon operated on her, but she suffered a relapse two months later. Ms. Guo started to accept that she might have to deal with this painful condition for life.

She heard about Falun Gong on the radio in July 2000, and found a practice site at Yilan Sport Park. Four months later, her persistent condition disappeared and she no longer experienced pain during her menstrual period. Her anemia also disappeared.

Mr. Li Guanghui is a retired high school teacher. He had loved playing mahjong and remembers often staying up late playing it. He was addicted to cigarettes too. His health was really poor, but medical examinations could not diagnose the cause of his illness. He took both Western and Chinese medicines and saw no improvement. He'd even thought about ending his life.

Mr. Li's coworker encouraged him to try Falun Gong near the end of 2000. He was curious, so he took up the practice and found that his health was restored. He now strictly follows the standards set forth in the Falun Dafa teachings for xinxing. He also rid himself of his addictions to playing mahjong and smoking cigarettes.

Mr. Wang Tianding works at the Taiwan Electricity Power Supply Company. He had been in a major car accident and his leg was broken. A doctor recommended hospitalization due to the extent of Mr Wang's injuries, but Mr Wang decided it would be best for him to go home. He continued to study the Falun Gong books and practice the exercises to aid his recovery. His physical condition improved fairly quickly and he is now able to cross his legs in the full lotus position again. He was back at work within three weeks. He experienced Falun Dafa's supernatural power. Mr. Wang thanks Master for his grace and salvation.

Mr. Lin owns a plastic bag company in Su'ao Town. He had suffered from insomnia for long time, as well as severe constipation and depression. He'd had a nervous breakdown on one occasion. After he started practicing Falun Dafa, all of his symptoms disappeared. Mr. Lin's entire family of 10 people now all practice Falun Dafa, and they enjoy a happy and harmonious family life.

Practitioners in Yilan County always gather together during the New Year and at Master's birthday, also known as World Falun Dafa Day, to send their heartfelt greetings to Master and to express their gratitude.