Can you Change your Destiny?

In the East, we believe that whatever happens to us – good or bad – is due to our actions in past lives. That’s why the Eastern people can accept their circumstances well, rich or poor, healthy or sick. Yet one can’t help wondering if one can change one’s destiny.

Falun Dafa,(also known as Falun Gong) is a spiritual practice from China, based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. It enables the practitioner to improve his/her moral standards. A cultivation practice of this kind leads to the transformation of mind and body. As there is karmic retribution for every action, a heart which follows the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, by letting go of attachments, will get the best response in body, mind and spirit.

By cultivating the character, practitioners are directly and positively influencing their physical and mental health. This could be one reason why the practice of Falun Dafa produces outstanding results.

Falun Dafa practitioners perform the Falun Dafa execises as part of the World Falun Dafa Day celebrations in Times Square in New York City on May 13, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Scientific investigations have been conducted to study the effect of the practice on the  Falun Dafa pratitioners. Dr. Lili Feng, professor of immunology and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, specializes in the study of the life span and function of white blood cells, neutrophils (a common type of white blood cell) in particular.

Her preliminary results showed that the in-vitro life span of neutrophils from Falun Dafa practitioners was 30 times longer than that of control groups, exhibiting significantly stronger immune function.

No wonder millions of Falun Dafa practitioners all over the world cherish their practice and make every effort to spread the practice free of cost. Every year, May 13th is celebrated as the World Falun Dafa Day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa in China, back in 1992. Paradoxically, this year also marks the 17th year of suppression and persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party.

Unable to tolerate the overwhelming popularity of Falun Dafa in China, with the growing numbers of Falun Dafa practitioners exceeding the membership of the Communist Party, the then-president Jiang Zemin slapped a ban on the practice on July 20, 1999. Since then, in China, people who practice Falun Dafa have been subjected to a brutal persecution.

Falun Gong practitioners protest at the Tiananmen Square in China in early years of the practice’s persecution.

The practitioners are rendered jobless, homeless, illegally arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed for their organs.  To learn more about these crimes visit . The cruelty of the persecution is a safely guarded secret of the Chinese Regime, hidden well from the public eye.  On the occasion of the World Falun Dafa Day, let us expose the crime against humanity.

I just signed this petition on and urge you all to sign as well. The persecution in China is not only killing lives but suppressing the very principles which are essential to the health and well-being of all people throughout the world. After signing, please forward it to your contacts so that they too may help to save lives and uphold our most treasured values.

Poornima Raina, Mumbai