(Clearwisdom.net) There was a practitioner who did not take cultivation seriously, although he had practiced Falun Dafa since 1995. After the persecution began in July of 1999, a policeman asked him if he still practiced Falun Gong. He told the policeman he no longer practiced, while in fact he was still doing the exercises and reading the Fa at home.

Teacher gave him many opportunities to wake up and openly validate the Fa, but he couldn't let go of his attachment to fear. When practitioners encouraged him to write a solemn declaration to negate his previous behavior that was not aligned with the Fa, he did not want to do it. He was in such a state until 2007. On November 30, 2007, he suddenly appeared to suffer a stroke--he didn't have full control of his limbs and would fall down, he was incontinent, and he drooled nonstop. During the tribulation, the practitioner awakened and realized that his behavior was not aligned with the Fa. Although he had benefited from the Fa, he didn't want to validate the Fa or do the three things well. Teacher said in Zhuan Falun, "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." Therefore, he began to diligently study the Fa and do the exercises, improve his xinxing, and eliminate attachments.

Six days later, he wrote a solemn declaration and asked his wife to deliver it to a fellow practitioner to publish on the Minghui (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) website. When his wife returned home an hour later, she found that he had fully recovered and all his symptoms had disappeared. It was a miracle! He felt very grateful for Teacher and Dafa. Deep down in his heart, he realized how serious cultivation is. Studying the Fa and doing the exercises without improving one's xinxing is just wasting time. Now he cultivates diligently and does the three things well.

He and another practitioner also go visit other practitioners that have given up cultivation due to fear to share his experiences. Later, those practitioners all wrote solemn declarations. After writing the declarations, these practitioners looked different--they became happier and there was compassion in their eyes again. Writing a solemn declaration is another opportunity that Dafa is giving practitioners. We need to pay attention to this. It also reflects our true belief in Teacher and Dafa.

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