Practitioners celebrated World Falun Dafa Day at Middle Meadow Park in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, on May 21, 2022. Many passersby were attracted to the melodious music as the practitioners demonstrated the exercises.
|Passersby learned about Falun Dafa and the ongoing persecution. Many people signed the petition to support practitioners in ending the persecution.|
An elderly couple stopped and asked where the nearest Falun Dafa group practice site was. The man said that they had heard about Falun Dafa previously and wanted to learn the exercises.
Practitioners distributed information and clarified the truth to passersby. Upon learning of Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) criminal acts and the ongoing persecution, many signed the petition to support practitioners’ efforts to end it. Some commended practitioners and gave them a thumbs up.
Many Chinese people also stopped to read the information. Some took photos of the truth-clarification poster boards while others asked for information in Chinese. A practitioner helped three Chinese people withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations after they learned about Falun Dafa.
Blessed with a New Life
Since Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, publicly introduced the spiritual practice to the world on May 13, 1992, many people have benefited mentally and physically by adhering to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Among these people are Falun Dafa practitioners in Scotland.
Karen, a Chinese Falun Dafa practitioner, moved to Scotland 30 years ago and started a business with her husband. Karen had a bad temper and did whatever it took to make money, but she gambled it away at casinos. She was tormented by illnesses and her health deteriorated. Due to a spine injury she had significant difficulty walking.
Karen was diagnosed with depression and had thoughts of committing suicide. She often said to her husband, “Let’s end our lives by jumping into a lake” or “Let’s jump off a building together.” She and her husband were forced to sell their business. Not long after, Karen’s husband suffered a stroke and was unable to walk.
One day Karen told her husband, “Only Falun Dafa can save you.” Her husband’s friend had given them a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, two years before. Karen liked Falun Dafa and thought it was a good practice. But she didn’t start practicing because she converted to Buddhism.
Karen got in contact with the local group practice site coordinator and she and her husband learned the Falun Dafa exercises. After they began doing the exercises she felt light-hearted and no longer had thoughts of committing suicide. All her ailments soon disappeared and her husband regained his health.
Karen’s celestial eye was open before she practiced Falun Dafa and she was able to see things in other dimensions. She decided to practice Falun Dafa but was still worried about her family in China. She opened Zhuan Falun, looked at Master’s picture and asked, “Master, if I stop practicing Buddhism, will you be able to protect my family?” She saw Master slowly rising up from the picture, and smiling and nodding at her. She was in tears and said gratefully, “I will only believe in Dafa and Master from now on.” She decided to practice only Falun Dafa, and gave up Buddhism.
Karen often participates in activities to tell people about Falun Dafa, and distributes truth-clarification flyers to local households. After she finished distributing flyers around her neighborhood, her husband, who is 70 years old, drove her to other neighborhoods. Karen reads the Fa, practices the exercise every day, and is content.
On this special occasion of World Falun Dafa Day, Karen wants to express her utmost gratitude to Master. “Master, thank you for spreading such a good practice and renewing our lives.”
Falun Dafa Brought Two Miracles to Xiao Lian’s Family
Xiao Lian (pseudonym) started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995 in China. She recalled that she obtained the Fa because Falun Dafa bestowed a miracle on her family.
Her husband’s uncle was paralyzed, and the neighbors told him about Falun Dafa and gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun. Due to her uncle’s immobility, all the household chores fell on his wife. Her uncle was reading Zhuan Falun one day when he suddenly had the thought to get up and help his wife to do some chores. “This is a heavy burden, I need to get up and help her,” he thought.
Her uncle got up and helped her. Soon after, he began working in the fields. Soon the entire village knew of this miracle. Her uncle bought many copies of Zhuan Falun and other Dafa lecture books and gave them to Xiao Lian’s mother-in-law. He urged her family to learn about Falun Dafa.
Many of Xiao Lian’s questions were answered after she read Zhuan Falun. She said, “Just like the philosophical questions of what came first, the chicken or the egg, Master was able to explain it very thoroughly.” Xiao Lian admired Master for explaining many Fa principles. Not only did Xiao Lian start cultivating, she also introduced Dafa to her mother and older sister.
Xiao Lian began to slack off in cultivation after changing to a new job which gave her a lot of stress. Many illnesses such as breast hyperplasia and uterine myoma surfaced. Xiao Lian fainted one day and was taken to the hospital where the doctors diagnosed her with heart disease.
Xiao Lian’s mother said, “You do not need to do surgery. You should make use of your time to practice Falun Dafa.” Xiao Lian resumed practicing and all her illnesses disappeared. She said that Dafa has brought a second miracle to her family.
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