(Minghui.org) A number of elected officials in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, celebrated Falun Dafa Day with local practitioners and wished Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa’s founder, a happy birthday. They praised the universal values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and said that Falun Dafa benefited the world. May 13, 2023, is the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the 24th World Falun Dafa Day.

Legislator Hsu Chi-chieh said, “This great day, May 13, is Master Li Hongzhi’s birthday. I wish Master Li a happy birthday!” He said, “Falun Gong is a wonderful practice. Many people around the world have improved physically and mentally after practicing it. I encourage everyone to come and learn it.”

He said, “Falun Gong practices Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which can inspire positive mindsets and good deeds. We should apply it in our daily lives. We should tell more people about Falun Gong so that it can benefit more people, nations, and societies. I appreciate Master Li Hongzhi!”

Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh


City Council Member: Falun Gong Guides People to Mental, Moral and Physical Well Being

Council member Chen Lina said, “On May 13, World Falun Dafa Day, I wish Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday from the bottom of my heart!”

She said, “I have read the main text of Falun Dafa Zhuan Falun several times. It is a very special book. It opens people’s vision and improves their realms. Master Li’s wisdom can guide us in our lives. Falun Dafa can help us break through the difficulties of life.”

She also wished all Falun Gong practitioners success, “Keep improving and progressing on the path of cultivation. I sincerely recommend it to more good people so that more people can learn about the facts about Falun Dafa and come to practice.”

City Councilor Chen Lina


City Council Member: Falun Dafa Promotes Traditional Culture

City Councilor Liu Delin said, “Happy Birthday to Master Li! Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

He said he loved traditional Chinese culture, “Falun Dafa is peaceful and friendly. It is a good practice to improve oneself physically and mentally.”

He added, “I see Shen Yun every year. Shen Yun revives traditional morality and promotes the 5,000-year old traditional Chinese culture, which is truly remarkable.”

City Councilor Liu Delin


City Councilor: Master Li is Amazing!

City Councilor Chang Boyang said, “I learned about Falun Dafa when I was young. My elementary school teacher once told us that Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa’s principles impressed me deeply.”

“On this important occasion, I wish Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday!” He said, “Master Li is truly remarkable for passing such a good practice to the world, which has attracted a very large number of people around the world, including Taiwan, to learn it.”

“Practicing Falun Gong not only makes one healthier, but it can also elevate the mind and improve the relationship with other people. It is a practice that can guide society in an all-round and positive way. It is beneficial to any nation. May Falun Dafa spread to more and more places! May Falun Dafa benefit more people physically and mentally.”

City Councilor Chang Boyang


Human Rights Lawyer: I Admire Practitioners for Their Persistence.

“First of all, I wish Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday!” A well-known human rights lawyer, Liu Si-long, said, “Practitioners remained firm in their faith and followed universal principles in all difficulties. I am very impressed by practitioners’ calm persistence.”

He said, “Respect for life, freedom of belief, and human rights are very important universal values. Falun Gong is widely respected by all good people in the world. I hope it can be vigorously promoted so that the spirit of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance can spread to all corners of the world.”

Human rights lawyer Liu Si-long


Background: What Is Falun Dafa Day and Why Is It Commemorated?

World Falun Dafa Day was first designated on May 13, 2000, to celebrate the Falun Dafa spiritual discipline and its positive impact on the health and spirit of millions around the world. The occasion also highlights practitioners’ efforts to uphold their freedom of belief in the face of brutal persecution by the Chinese communist regime. May 13 marks both the anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the birthday of its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi.

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