Maintaining Our Fa Study Group for 17 Years
(Minghui.org) Our Falun Dafa study group started at the height of the persecution and has been held without interruption for 17 years. No matter how harsh the environment was, our local practitioners persisted in group Fa study every night.
Wang (alias) offered her house as our Fa study location 17 years ago, but she was arrested and taken to a labor camp. She died due to the mental and physical torture and her relatives began to hate us.
Our local practitioners volunteered to help with her funeral and used the opportunity to clarify the truth about Dafa to her relatives and family members. We kept helping one family member long after Wang died. The neighbors all said she was lucky to be friends with us.
Wang’s sons had a good impression of Dafa practitioners and agreed to let us continue to study the Fa in their house. Then, her husband and daughter began to practice Falun Dafa.
The persecution of Falun Dafa also affected my city. Our group Fa study helped us to see the interference all around us. We sent group righteous thoughts every night to completely eliminate the persecution of local practitioners and the elements which interfered with people learning the truth about Falun Dafa. We kept doing that for a period of time and the whole environment improved.
Helping Fellow Practitioners
An elderly practitioner, Cheng (alias) was prohibited by her family members from joining our group Fa study sessions since the persecution began in 1999. She began to treat herself as an everyday person, so her old illnesses returned and she suffered a light stroke.
Fellow practitioners all wanted to help her. Among them, Tong (alias) put forth a great effort to contact Cheng. She told Cheng’s family member that she could accompany Cheng to get groceries and to take a walk. She took that time to study the Fa and talk with Cheng about her cultivation experience. As a result, Cheng returned to join our Fa study group. Her health quickly improved and she volunteered to be an organizer and run a Dafa project.
Xin (alias) began to practice Falun Dafa in 2008. She recovered from her severe insomnia, vascular hypertension and diabetes.
Wei (alias) was a lay Buddhist for seven years and had all kinds of ailments. She started to practice Falun Dafa in 2005 and became healthy and energized. She often walked many miles or climbed mountains to spread information about Falun Dafa.One family of 88 people spanned four generations. Wei visited that big family 18 times to help them sue Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who was responsible for launching the persecution.
Ting (alias) was handicapped and had to use walking sticks. He began to practice Falun Dafa in 2014. He threw away one of his walking sticks in 2015 and the other one in 2016. Now he is busy talking to people face-to-face to help them quit the CCP, spreading information about Falun Dafa and collecting signatures for petitions. He has also volunteered his house to be a new group Fa study location.
The persecution in my city was rampant; many practitioners' homes were ransacked and practitioners were often arrested and jailed. Our group Fa study sessions has been tested again and again. It was Dafa and support from Master that kept everyone together and allowed us to maintain the group Fa study.
Wen (alias) was sentenced in 2004 to one year in a labor camp. She went home after her release and found her husband was romantically involved with his employee.
Wen struggled for a long time. Every day she joined our group Fa study and communicated with fellow practitioners. With the Fa’s guidance, she managed to let go of her sentiment. She kept taking care of her husband and his mother, and did the household chores. Her husband apologized and guaranteed that he would not be unfaithful to her again.
Later, Wen set up a materials production site in her house to print the Minghui Weekly and other Dafa materials.
Dong (alias) was in her 60’s when she began practicing Falun Dafa in 2008. She came back from Fa study one day to find her husband drunk. He accused her of messing around with some elderly neighbor, but Dong defended herself. Her husband broke her right hand and injured her head by hitting her.
Dong got up and kept thinking about Master’s Fa and told herself: “I am a Dafa disciple and my hand will be OK.” She also kept reciting: “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Soon, her hand was back to normal and the pain went away. Her dizziness was also gone.
Several fellow practitioners from other cities came to our group Fa study to communicate with us. Dong talked to them and felt her worries disappear. She knew it was Master’s arrangement.
Another practitioner in our group got up at midnight to print our new Dafa books for new practitioners.
Every one of the practitioners in our Fa study sessions has helped others overcome difficulties and cultivate diligently. We all value those treasured opportunities.