Every year in May, practitioners celebrate World Falun Dafa Day by hosting events in their communities and sending greetings to the founder of the practice, Master Li Hongzhi, via the Minghui website. May 13, 2013, marks the 21st anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public and the 14th annual World Falun Dafa Day celebrations, as well as Master Li's birthday.
Over the past 21 years, Falun Dafa has had a worldwide impact, reaching over 100 countries. An estimated 100 million people or more follow the practice and cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. However, in 1999 the Communist regime in China banned the peaceful meditation practice and has been persecuting and torturing its practitioners in labour camps and detention centres ever since.
Although practitioners in China cannot freely hold World Falun Dafa Day events in their communities as can those outside China due to the ongoing persecution, thousands have been able to break through China's internet blockade to send their greetings of respect and reverence to Master Li at Minghui.org.
Minghui.org began publishing this year's compilations of greetings on May 7 and hosts a special sub-site for the greetings at Greetings.minghui.org. Practitioners in China have sent in greetings from the cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Changchun—Master Li's hometown.
The image below shows the first page of but one of the greetings collections from May 8. For the complete list of greetings published day by day, click here.
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