Cherish and Help Former Practitioners
My friend and I began practicing Falun Gong in February 1999. Shortly afterward, the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong. My friend stopped practicing and later went to southern China to work. Every year she came back to visit her relatives and me. Sometimes I mentioned cultivating Falun Gong, but she did not have any response. I felt that it was not possible for her to practice Falun Gong anymore, and I gave up my thoughts of encouraging her.
In June 2006, she came back again and stayed for three months. Every day she came to my workplace and did not want to leave. She told me that she wanted to be there. At that time, I was busy doing the three things and my schedule was tight. I did not have time to accompany her. One day I brought a bag of practitioners' experience sharing articles and asked her to go home to read them. I did not want her to waste my time and keep me from doing the three things. But a few days later she visited me again. She held my hands and said, "I want to practice Falun Gong again. I did not firmly believe in the Fa and was easily deceived by the CCP's lies." I was surprised since I absolutely had no idea that she would ever practice Falun Gong again.
I started from the beginning and told her about the progress of Fa-Rectification and how to do the three things well. After I shared with her about cultivation and taught her again the five exercises, her company called her and asked her to come back to work immediately.
I sent her off the day she went back to work. She cried and sad to me, "I know why this time after I came home I always wanted to visit you. I came for the Fa. Teacher sent me to see you and asked you to wake me up. I really do not know how to thank Teacher. Teacher brought me back. This time I must study the Fa well, do the three things well and make up for the time I lost. I should not let Teacher down."
It was also hard to describe my feelings at that moment. Even if I used countless words, I would still not be able to express my gratitude towards Teacher. Tears ran down my cheeks, and I said to Teacher in my heart, "Teacher, in order not to leave out any disciples, you thoroughly arranged every disciple's path of cultivation. You did many many things for our Dafa disciples."
As a Falun Dafa practitioner in the Fa-Rectification period, I must study the Fa well and improve my enlightenment. I should not waste any precious time. I must certainly be worthy of the title "Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple." I also hope that fellow practitioners will cherish and help any former practitioners. Teacher does not want to give up on them. As Teacher's disciples, how could we let them lose this precious opportunity and not help them?