Helping Former Practitioners in a Good Cultivation Environment
(Minghui.org) I was illegally sentenced to four years in prison for refusing to renounce my faith in Dafa. My wife and in-laws used to have a positive attitude towards Dafa, but after my release from prison, they treated me differently.
Home Environment Changed for the Worse
My wife didn't say anything when I did the exercises every day, as she knew she could not stop me. However, as soon as I mentioned Falun Gong, she would explode with rage. I knew it came from the evil controlling her.
I believed that the evil would be destroyed once she became clear-headed, so instead of trying to refute the crooked understandings she developed, I sent strong righteous thoughts towards her while she slept.
I talked to my mother-in-law, who had developed sickness symptoms after she gave up practicing Falun Gong and thought negatively about it. With my encouragement, she started to do the exercises again. In less than a week, her symptoms disappeared, and her complexion looked much better.
My wife could see the change in her mother and knew that she had started practicing Falun Gong again, but didn't say anything and would still fly into a rage as soon as I mentioned Falun Gong.
I held a firm view that she would be able to come back to Dafa. Just then, a fellow practitioner gave me a copy of Recalling Master's Grace, which I thought would be a good starting point to share with my wife.
One evening, I said to her: regardless of our different views on Falun Gong, we share one common ground, which is that we both recognize Master Li as our Teacher, right? She didn't object. So I showed her the book with short stories about the early days when Master taught the Fa. She started reading, and I sent forth righteous thoughts next to her.
Seeing that she was somewhat moved, I showed her Master's article titled “A Suggestion.” She read it and said, “It seems that it was wrong to “transform.” After I shared some understandings with her, she became completely clearheaded and firmly stepped back onto the path of cultivation. Her xinxing elevated quickly.
Below, she shares a few of her experiences of helping fellow practitioners return to Dafa:
My Wife's Experience
I came back to Dafa thanks to Master's compassion and protection. I have become more and more clearheaded as I study Zhuan Falun and Master's teachings every day. I've been so far behind and wasted so much time over the years, and worry that people around me still haven't gained a clear understanding of Dafa.
My Sister Overcomes Party Propaganda
My elder sister started practicing Dafa before the persecution started, but she gave up soon afterwards and began to indulge herself in drinking, smoking, and gambling. She and her husband couldn't care less about each other, and their high school-aged daughter was ignored. My sister developed a serious stomach disease and became very thin. Still, she gambled like mad.
My husband and I tried to help her return to Dafa by inviting her to our home for meals. She would not listen at first, as her mind was filled with Party culture.
We did not give up, however, and kept inviting her over to watch truth-clarifying DVDs. She gradually became more receptive.
Before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, my husband and I were illegally detained. When my sister heard the news, she rushed to our home and moved our Dafa books, materials, and Master's portrait to a safe place before the police arrived.
When she saw how the police ransacked our home, she realized that everything Dafa practitioners had told her was true. She began to practice Dafa anew, and is now very diligent in doing the three things.
My sister's turnaround also brought blessings to her family. Her husband survived what would've been a catastrophic event, and he also stopped gambling. They now live a happy, harmonious life, and their daughter found a job after graduating from college.
Daughter Recovers from Severe Rhinitis
My daughter developed serious rhinitis a few years ago. She could only breathe through her mouth and could not sleep well at night. Doctors suggested an operation during her school holidays. However, only a few days after she started reading Zhuan Falun, her nose was unblocked, and she could breathe and sleep well. She has completely recovered and has also started practicing Dafa.
Dafa Harmonizes Brother's Family
My younger brother and his wife often argued and fought, and would call me each time. My brother once hit his wife so badly that she needed six stitches in her head. She yelled out in the hospital that she would divorce my brother.
We calmed her down and took care of her. Later, we talked to my brother and his wife about the principles we learned from Dafa, on how to conduct ourselves in daily life and about the karmic relations we have with one another. Master also gave them hints. In the end, my brother, his wife, and their son all became Dafa practitioners. There are now fourteen people in our family cultivating in Dafa.
Breaking Through Notions and Sickness Symptoms
We have a Fa-study group with some practitioners at our home every day.
Practitioner Zhang is in his forties and had always cultivated at home on his own since the persecution started, and he was not in a good place. He looked like an old man in his sixties–very skinny, with gray hair and a yellowish complexion. He told me he had stomach pain for over a year and had to be on a liquid diet, could not sleep at night, and often vomited blood. He said that he must endure his karma.
My husband and I shared with him that he should not accept the evil persecution of his physical body and that he should join the Fa-study group. He agreed. Master's teachings helped him break through his notions, and he realized that he must negate the evil's arrangements.
Now, he has not only regained good health, but also helped another former practitioner join our study group, and both are doing well in what we should do as Dafa disciples.
Finding Confidence in Clarifying the Facts Face-to-Face
Wang started practicing Falun Gong in 2005. She wanted to clarify the facts to people face-to-face, but found it very hard to do so. With Master's arrangement, she came to our group. Her xinxing also elevated quickly.
One day, she said happily, “I helped a taxi driver quite the CCP. I could clarify the facts to people face-to-face now!” We all felt happy for her.
Now Wang feels confident in talking to her colleagues and others face-to-face about Falun Gong. She is a steadfast practitioner and has submitted experience sharing articles to Minghui. Her pure heart has also encouraged us to let go of our human notions in writing this article.
Recovering from Interference and Validating the Fa
Practitioner Tian started practicing Dafa in 1997 but has never participated in group Fa study. After the persecution started, he let up in cultivation and developed serious sickness symptoms. Half of his body became numb, and his facial muscles and tongue became rigid. He could not talk clearly or move half of his limbs fully. He opted to take medications and was interfered with by low-level spirits in other dimensions.
Seeing his condition, his wife opposed his practicing Falun Gong. Master doesn't want to leave any practitioner behind and kindly arranged for him to come to our group. We studied the Fa and shared experiences with him. His righteous thoughts grew stronger and stronger, and the interference weakened.
He has now made a full recovery and can talk and make full use of his limbs. His wife also became very supportive of him. He is now using his technical skills to validate the Fa and save sentient beings.
Upon reflection, we feel that on our journey to validate the Fa over the years, Master has taken care of us and protected us in every step we have taken. We will be more diligent and do well the three things. Thank you, Master!