Helping Former Practitioners Return to the Path of Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) A practitioner over 60 years old in our area experienced many positive physical changes after she began practicing Falun Gong in January 1998. She also regained her menstrual period and her face appeared to be getting younger.
However, when the persecution started in 1999, the police took away all of her Dafa books and Teacher's picture. After that, she stopped cultivating and behaved the same as an everyday person for the past seven years.
In June of this year, the lady, who is now over 70 years old, suffered from an illness that lasted until early August. As a result, she became very weak and could barely walk on her own. Her condition did not improve even after she was hospitalized.
Without any relatives living nearby, she spent most of her days in bed. She felt very lonely and was in a lot of pain. She often wished that Falun Gong practitioners would visit her.
I went to visit after I found out about her situation. She was very excited when she saw me and said, "I thought you would come to visit me."
I told her to recite "Falun Dafa is good" and that I would send forth righteous thoughts for her. She told me that when I was sending forth righteous thoughts, she felt very comfortable. After I sent forth righteous thoughts every hour for several hours, I cooked a meal for her. I told her, "Teacher does not want to leave a single disciple behind. You can thank Teacher!"
That evening, I asked other practitioners to help her as well. We encouraged her to start practicing again and keep up with Fa-rectification. She told us that she felt very regretful for giving up the practice. She was very grateful that Teacher was still watching over her and that fellow practitioners did not exclude her. She said as long as she could go out grocery shopping by herself, she would practice diligently. I told her that she would be able to.
On the third day after I began to help care for her, she was able to get out of bed and go out shopping for food. In the past, she said that she was afraid to go downstairs by herself and she would always look for places to sit everywhere she went. She knew that Teacher was looking after her and helping her get better. She also indicated that she would get rid of the attachment to playing Mahjong.
For the past several days, this elderly practitioner has been recovering quickly. She is making good use of her time to read Dafa books and Teachers lectures. She is also doing the exercises with us.
I would like to remind fellow practitioners that we should not draw any conclusions or make judgments on those who have made mistakes, or think that those who have only practiced for a few days are not practitioners. We are here to save sentient beings as, "The only thing you [Falun Dafa disciples] have a role in is saving people..." ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago")
We hope more people who had learned Falun Dafa come back and practice again, and be worthy of Teacher's salvation.