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Let Us Hold the Hands of Fellow Practitioners in the Countryside and, Side by Side, Follow Our Master

February 24, 2007 |   By a Dafa disciple in Changchun

(Clearwisdom.net) "...Or the fellow practitioners from the city who know computer technology go to the countryside to help practitioners there build local truth clarification materials production sites. This finally creates Dafa materials production sites everywhere, from the city to the countryside, which is the best choice for Fa-rectification. ...Let's hold hands and side by side together follow our Master, take every step well and righteously together." These sentences were written by a Dafa practitioner from Heilongjiang Province in his article, "Fellow Practitioners in the Countryside Urgently Need Your Help," in the 262nd issue of "Minghui Weekly". From this article, I sensed the sincere heart of fellow practitioners in China's countryside, eager and full of hope and looking forward to obtaining help from fellow practitioners in the city. After reading this, I remembered something I thought several days ago. From my innermost heart, I felt the importance of our holding hands with fellow practitioners in the countryside and together walking well the final steps on the path of Fa-rectification.

Several days ago, I went back to my hometown in the countryside, which is about 50 to 60 li (Chinese miles) from Changchun. I heard my sisters-in-law say that there was a female practitioner in their village. However, I had to go there and back in a hurry, so I was not able to meet her. At that time, I did not know why I wanted to visit her. Then I asked my younger brother to call her. A family member said she had gone outside and did not know when she would be back. At that moment, I felt that the interference was substantial, so I began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference and decided to stay overnight to wait for her. As soon as my righteous thoughts were strong, the situation changed for the better.

Just after dinner, this practitioner came by. She was in a very good state. We met and were very happy to share together. From our experience sharing, I felt that I knew her well. She had obtained Dafa in 1998. There were many people studying Dafa in her mother's hometown. Her several sisters all practiced and were very diligent. They did not give up after the evil began persecuting Dafa in 1999. In 2000, she and other fellow practitioners went to Beijing to validate Dafa, but before she arrived in Beijing, she was illegally arrested and sent back to her hometown. Then she was sent to a forced labor camp for three years. Later, her family asked an influential person for help, and so with this person's help, she was released one year ahead of schedule. But the authorities extorted more than 20,000 yuan from her family. After three years, she still has not been able to pay back all the money her family borrowed, which has forced them to buy more land and plant more crops to sell in order to make more money to pay the debt. Moreover, her husband (a non-practitioner) has had the burden of this debt weighing on his mind all this time. However, this practitioner unceasingly and firmly cultivated Dafa. When she was first released, her husband tried to force her to give up Dafa, fearing she would be arrested again. He beat and abused her and even burnt all her Dafa books and threatened to divorce her. She said, "Nothing worked. Even if my mother rose from the dead, it would not work." Thus, her husband stopped caring about it. However, then she did not have any Dafa books. Even when I met her, she still did not have all of Master's books again. Normally, she was not able to read the new articles when they came out. Sometimes she had to get them from fellow practitioners more than ten or several dozen li away. In addition, she told me that she had not been able to find copies of Master's lectures from 2000 to 2002. Of them, she had only read, "Touring North America to Teach the Fa" one time. She did not have any of Master's recent articles such as "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil" or "My Thanks to Sentient Beings Who Have Sent Greetings."

When I heard this, I felt very sad. For three years, she has not read so many of Master's lectures. What a big loss this is. I really regretted that I had not contacted her sooner. So, I went back to visit her again very soon and brought her all of Master's lectures that she was missing. At the same time, I brought her the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the Series of Discussions on the Chinese Communist Party's Culture, Heaven and Earth Celebrate Together Falun Dafa's Introduction, and Those Days When I Was with Master and other VCDs. She was very glad and studied Master's "Touring North America to Teach the Fa" together with me and my mother. We all felt the happiness of studying the Fa together. It was a pity that we could not watch the VCDs I had brought, since they did not have a VCD player. They lived under very strained circumstances. This made me see the difficulty that fellow practitioners in the countryside face in validating the Fa.

On the way home, I understood the true meaning of why I had gone to visit my hometown. Everything I saw was definitely non-accidental; all were Master's arrangements. Master said,

"The work and family environments that you spend time in are both settings in which you are to cultivate yourselves, are part of the path you must walk, are what you must handle, and handle correctly at that. None of these should be glossed over" ("Teaching the Fa in Canada, 2006")

Isn't the fact that I can meet this fellow practitioner in this situation all part of my cultivation and the path I must walk? If we want to save more people, we must help more fellow practitioners and help them to overcome the many difficulties they face in validating the Fa, and we must follow the Fa-rectification process together. Although I already shoulder the responsibility for producing materials for several dozen people, which costs about ten thousand yuan per year, I must also help fellow practitioners in the countryside as much as possible.

Today, I read this fellow practitioner's article, which made me realize the importance of fellow practitioners in the countryside and made me eager to help meet their needs. The big stage for countryside Fa-rectification is especially important in the widespread salvation of all living beings. We cannot ignore it. Let's hold the hands of fellow practitioners in the countryside and together, side by side, follow our Master on the last leg of the path of Fa-rectification!