Ghazala from Iran: “I feel like the happiest person in the world!”
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Fariborz Tavanaei and his daughter Ghazala traveled to New York from Iran to participate in the celebration. They said they were both proud to be a part of the event.
Ghazala is a student majoring in media and journalism. She started practicing Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) about two years ago, on the advice of her father. She said: “After practicing, I became more tolerant and understanding. Now, when I am faced with a conflict, I refrain from arguing back, like I used to. Instead, I use the opportunity to upgrade my character. I am kind to everyone. I have harmonious relationships with both my friends and family. I also feel better, both physically and mentally.”
Her father, Fariborz, is a civil engineer and manages a plastic pipe plant. “Before practicing Falun Dafa in 2007, I had always pondered the meaning of life,” he said. “I delved into various beliefs and disciplines, but they all left me feeling empty in the end. Although I lived a good life and had a great job and a happy family, I always felt like something was missing.”
“After learning Dafa, I feel like the happiest person in the world!” he continued. “Dafa has provided me answers to all of life’s questions. The more I learn, the more I can upgrade myself and become a better person. Over the last seven years [of practice], my health has greatly improved.”
When he and Ghazala heard about the persecution of Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) in China, they became involved in the media. Their goal was to help more people learn about the goodness of Dafa and to help stop the persecution in China.