Stories about the Fellow Practitioners In My Area
"Dafa is being spread far and wide. Those who hear about it are looking for it. Those who have obtained it are delighted with it. The number of cultivators is increasing daily and becoming countless." ("Seeking Discipleship with Teacher" from Essentials for Further Advancement)
When we were learning the Fa and cultivating Dafa at the same time, on July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin launched a campaign of overwhelming lies and persecution against Falun Gong. In the beginning, we didn't know what to do. Some of us who had strong fear gave up cultivation, and even solid practitioners also developed different levels of fear. During this time, we didn't dare contact each other. After we did some serious thinking, and confirmed that there is nothing wrong with being a good person and obeying the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," we realized that it is against the heavenly principle to slander Dafa and our Master. So we all wanted to appeal for justice for Master and the Fa.
Master has taught us that
"The environment is created by you." ("Environment," Essentials for Further Advancement)
"...Have everyone communicate with one another, and you may discuss and share things with one another. We require that you do it this way." (Zhuan Falun from March 2000 translation version)
We enlightened that all the Dafa disciples are a whole body. We should not cooperate with the evil. We should improve ourselves as a whole, and solidly walk on the path, guided by Master. Fellow practitioners have become more and more mature in the tribulation. Under Master's protection, we gradually became a formless whole body. The materials and Minghui Weekly can be delivered on time. Every practitioner treats himself as a coordinator, and always looks inward when conflicts occur. Although we don't have any dramatic, moving stories, all of us are doing the three things quietly. Here I would like to share several short stories of my fellow practitioners.
Fellow practitioner A, who is a doctor, obtained the Fa in 1997. Before she started cultivation, she had many diseases. The most painful one was that her blood pressure was low when standing up, and high when lying down. Modern physiology could do very little about it. She went to a lot of doctors but did not have good results. Later, somebody told her that practicing Falun Gong could heal it. So she stepped into Dafa with a heart of pursuit. After practicing, her health problems got better. She read Zhuan Falun, and she knew that Dafa is good, but she didn't have a deep understanding of Dafa. Master said,
"If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you." (Zhuan Falun)
So she did not relinquish the notion that just practicing the exercises would cure her. Although she knew that Dafa is good, she was slack in her cultivation for a long time. Later, the death of her husband shocked her, and also woke her up.
Her husband was apparently very healthy, but in order to help her heal her disease, he also started practicing. After July 20, 1999, due to fear and the propaganda from the CCP culture, he thought that since he was the leader at his workplace, he should not keep practicing. As a result, he had a stroke at work and suddenly died. Practitioner A knew that, if he had not given up Falun Gong, this would not have happened. So she spent more time studying the Fa. Gradually, she gained a deeper understanding of the Fa, and realized that Falun Gong is not an ordinary qigong. Instead, it is a very precious ladder, which can lead people to heaven. In the "Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference," Master said:
"Do well what you should do. This predestined opportunity is hard to come by. Cherish all of this, there won't be a next time. ... and just do what a Dafa disciple should do. Everything that's wonderful, that's the most magnificent, and that's the most glorious awaits you!"
She was very moved, and made the decision to follow Master and cultivate until consummation.
Practitioner A had a lot of regret that her enlightenment quality had been so low before. To make up for it, she devoted herself completely to the Fa-rectification. The shy, quiet, unhealthy A, who had to take a break after walking a few steps, has become more open and happy. She "clarifies the truth" of Dafa to everybody she runs into. Her neighbor said that her personality has totally changed since practicing Falun Gong. Once, a bad person reported her to the office of the Neighborhood Committee when she was passing out the truth clarifying materials. The officers from the Neighborhood Committee asked practitioner A's neighbor about her. Her neighbor said good things about her and protected her. This neighbor was also in bad health. Later this neighbor told practitioner B what happened, and asked her to remind practitioner A to be careful when passing out materials. Practitioner B thanked this neighbor and said, "It is great that you can speak for Dafa and this will bring you good luck." After a few days, B ran into this neighbor again, and noticed that she looked much healthier. B said to her, "You look better than before." The neighbor said, "Yes, I feel stronger and more energetic than before." Then, B said, "This is the good result of speaking up for Dafa. Do you believe it?" The neighbor then stopped to think and said, "Oh, that is right. I believe that Dafa is good. I can see that in "A", who would have died if she did not practice Falun Gong. I will also read the book and practice it with you."
Practitioner C had been persecuted many times. In 2003, several practitioners were arrested. They all admitted that they had gotten their materials from C, so C was arrested again. The persecutors slapped 60-year-old C, poured water on her, hung her up, and punched her. They tried to force her to admit that she had provided the material. When she could not stand the torture anymore, her human heart showed up, so she gave in and confessed. The evil took advantage of this loophole of hers and planned to sentence her to 3 years of forced labor. After six months of persecution and some efforts by her family and fellow practitioners, she was released. She was very weak when she got home, so she spent a lot of time studying the Fa, doing the exercises and sending forth- righteous thoughts. After she recovered, she still treated herself as a coordinator. She didn't complain about the practitioners who had implicated her. She shared with them and encouraged them to stand up after falling down, to learn from this lesson and to strive forward diligently in the future.
Once, the 610 office agents broke into her house. She was out of town, so they took away her husband, who is also a practitioner. After his release, her husband was afraid, so he wanted to leave home to avoid the persecution. C said to her husband, "As long as we have righteous thoughts and actions, they cannot do anything to us. Leaving home will cause lots of difficulties in saving people." Since she had no fear, they didn't come to harass her again. Because her husband was afraid, the evil took advantage of his loophole, and he developed pain in his back. The pain got worse and worse, so her husband went to the hospital without telling her. The hospital examination showed there was a distortion in his spine. He had it before, but it had been healed after practicing. Before he went to the hospital, he could barely walk, but after he learned the diagnosis, he had such a severe pain in his left leg that he could not walk at all. The doctor asked him to be prepared to pay 20 thousand yuan for the surgery, and also told him that, if the surgery failed, he would be crippled. Somebody suggested that he go to a big hospital and have a special massage treatment, which also cost a lot of money. When he didn't know what to do, C helped him by studying the Fa with him. She also asked him to look inward and find the loophole. Master said,
"If you do not follow the requirements of the Fa, you are not a practitioner of Falun Dafa. Because you want to be an everyday person, your body will be reset to the level of everyday people and the bad things will be returned to you." (Zhuan Falun)
Her husband finally enlightened to the situation, so he calmly studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts. Soon, he was healed.
Practitioner D is young. She studies the Fa very well, and is very good at clarifying the truth. She spends a lot of time clarifying the truth. She said that, in order to clarify the truth well, one should study the Fa well first. When you assimilate the Fa in your mind, you won't have any difficulty in clarifying the truth, and when you have the pure heart of saving people, Master will keep giving you wisdom. She arranges her busy schedule very carefully, trying not to waste any time in saving people. Once, she went to clarify the truth to one of her friends. At her friend's house, she tried to talk to her friend's husband, but her friend said, "Don't bother. He will not listen, for he doesn't believe it at all." D insisted. So, just being polite, the husband listened to her with an absent mind. Sending forth righteous thoughts, D patiently told him with a pure heart the things from the ancient prophets to the tsunami in East Asia, the bird flu, the corrupt moral standard of modern people and the cosmic changes. Gradually, he paid more and more attention, and kept saying "right." Later, she told him about quitting the evil party, and he accepted her suggestion and quit.
Recently, since a material site was destroyed, the authorities tapped practitioner D's cell phone, and she was spied upon. One day, on the way to a fellow practitioner's house, she noticed a young man riding a motorcycle was following her. With righteous thoughts, she stopped suddenly and looked back at that young man, who was watching her. The young man stopped the motorcycle and bent his head under her stare. He parked by a store, and didn't dare to move. D stared at him; he didn't dare to look at her. Then, D left. After a few seconds, he started following again. D turned back suddenly, and he quickly turned into an alley. D came to the entrance of the alley, staring at him. Since the alley was a dead end, and so narrow that he could not make a U-turn, he had to back out slowly. Under practitioner D's stare, he didn't dare to raise his head, and while he backed out of the alley, she got to the fellow practitioner's house without any danger.
Due to my poor ability, I can only tell the stories in plain language to share with everybody. Please correct me with compassion if I said anything incorrect.