Remembering Master's Teachings On Awakening the Lost Fellow Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Under brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist Party, some fellow practitioners have given up cultivation. We see them and are very worried. Our compassionate Master is always worrying about them as well. In the “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”, Master taught us,
“When I saw students who came out of China, I urged them to tell the students who haven’t stepped forward to quickly do so—to have them quickly find those lost students and spell the facts out for them, for what they otherwise face is a most tragic of ends.”
This is Master's compassion and opportunities that he is giving to the lost fellow practitioners. It also tells us that Master has laid the groundwork for us to save these lost fellow practitioners, and as long as we step forward to do it with a pure heart, it will succeed.
Fellow practitioner A got lost under the evil persecution. After his family members were arrested for practicing Falun Dafa, he became very fearful. I often reminded him to study the Fa and do the exercises, but he seemed to be at a loss. Because of not practicing cultivation, he experienced high blood pressure. I told him that it was due to the persecution and asked him to quit the Communist Party to break away from it. He agreed to quit the Communist Party and carefully listened to Master's Fa teaching in Guangzhou. Soon his blood pressure dropped to normal and he was thankful for Master's compassion.
Because fellow practitioner A did not have a deep understanding of the Fa, it was very easy for him to go along with ordinary society. He would go when ordinary people invited him to go gambling and playing cards, and would smoke when someone gave me him a cigarette.
Because he didn't solidly cultivate, recently he has been having health issues again, such as chest pain and rib pain. He told me that he was planning on going to the hospital the next day because he was afraid of some major illnesses. I said, “You are again thinking that these are illnesses. You should hurry and practice Dafa and then the evil demons won't dare to persecute you.”
I studied Zhuan Falun and “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” with him, and we did the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts together. His symptoms were immediately alleviated. The next day he did not go to the hospital. Instead, he went to the police station to clarify the facts.
When I saw him on his way, I asked him where he was going. He said, “I'm going to the police station to validate the Fa.” Later on he told me, as soon as he said that, the little pain that was left was instantly gone.
His strong righteous thoughts emerged. Master helped him by eliminating the evil demons and saving his family members as well. Now, he is no longer afraid of clarifying the facts to people or giving Shen Yun DVDs to others. He has broken off from the evil's persecution and deeply believes in Master and Falun Dafa. He is truly back on track in cultivation.
Fellow practitioner B used to participate in group exercises everyday before the persecution started in 1999. Although she didn't study the Fa very often, she deeply believed in Master and Falun Dafa. After the persecution started, because she was working in another town, she lost the environment of doing group exercises and stopped doing them.
However, she always had the faith and understood that Falun Dafa is good and the righteous Fa. When she came back in town on holidays, we studied the Fa and did some exercises together, but as soon as she returned to her work, she would not think about cultivation at all. All she did was recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Even with just that, Falun Dafa has brought her much fortune. She has been very successful at work.
Recently she came back to town and I thought it must be Master's compassionate arrangement. I was determined to use this opportunity to awaken her and help her firmly cultivate Falun Dafa instead of being lost in ordinary society.
When we met, she told me that her orbital bone was often painful. I said, “It's because you are not studying the Fa very much and the evil factors are taking advantage of that. Let's study Zhuan Falun together.” She said, “Okay. You read and I'll listen.” So I began to read the Fa. She fell asleep after listening for a little bit. But I continued to read it until I finished the lecture, because I remembered what Master said in Zhuan Falun ,
“It is because their brains have illnesses that need to be treated. One will be unable to stand it if one’s brain is worked on. Therefore, one must be put into a state of anesthesia or become unconscious. Nevertheless, some people do not have a problem hearing me. Though they may sleep soundly, they hear everything without missing a single word. They will become energetic afterwards, ...”
She woke up just as I finished the lecture. A miracle had happened; she said her orbital bone no longer hurt at all. I really felt happy for her. In order to strengthen her righteous thoughts, Master immediately let her experience Falun Dafa's supernormal and miraculous effects.
She then told me that her back ribs also had been painful in the past few years. One time she even went to Guangzhou to get treatment from someone with some special techniques. At the time it stopped hurting but after she returned home, it was just the same.
We then studied Master's “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”, sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind her, and asked Master for help. After we finished sending forth righteous thoughts, her back ribs stopped hurting.
The next day, she told me that she had a dream the previous night. In her dream, there was a big Falun, which blew up the wall on her back and it was a magnificent scene. She was shocked by it. I said to her, “Master helped you and blew up the evil factors behind you.” She said, “That is indeed true. I must study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts more often.”
Master eliminated the evil factors behind her, saved her, and awakened her. She now understands that she must hurry and practice cultivation and clarify the facts. Now every morning when she gets up, she first reads Zhuan Falun , and whenever she has time during the day, she picks up Zhuan Falun to read. She said that previously when we asked her to study the Fa, she never really took our words to heart. But now, she can truly study the Fa and always wants to study the Fa.
I deeply feel that awakening those lost fellow practitioners is our responsibility. We need to remember what Master asked us to do and clarify the facts with them and bring Master's new lectures to them, so that they can get back to cultivation and step forward in validating the Fa. As long as we go do it, in today's situation where the evil factors are almost all eliminated, these lost practitioners will be able to come back. They will be able to join the rest of the Falun Dafa disciples, solidly cultivate, assist Master in Fa-rectification, do the three things well, clarify the facts, and save sentient beings with righteous thoughts.
Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!