(Minghui.org) I bumped into a former Falun Gong practitioner in mid-September 2017. She started practicing Falun Gong before July 20, 1999, the date when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of the cultivation practice.

She was a middle school teacher at the time and had been diagnosed with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular problems. She was taking many different medications. She started practicing Falun Gong and her celestial eye opened immediately after she read Zhuan Falun. She no longer felt the need to take medicine three days into the practice.

She experienced some heart attack symptoms when Master Li cleansed her body. She could see a mass of black substance moving out of her heart in another dimension. Her husband was worried and wanted to take her to a hospital. She said, “Don't worry. Master is cleansing my body.” She returned to good health soon after she started practicing Falun Gong.

Capitulating Under Pressure

This women's school held a meeting soon after the persecution started, during which officials denounced Falun Gong. She defended her faith and said, “I practice Falun Gong.” She then described the benefits of practicing Falun Gong in healing illnesses and keeping fit.

However, she was under great pressure at home and experiencing interference from other dimensions. Although her husband supported her practice of Falun Gong before the practice was banned, he turned against it at the onset of the persecution.

She practiced the exercises secretly at home. Then, one day she heard a voice from another dimension while doing the second exercise, “Put down your hands!” She felt helpless and gradually gave up her faith.

Master Does Not Leave Any Practitioners Behind

When talking to her in mid-September, I advised her to resume practicing. She told me that she had relapsed into her former illnesses after she gave up practicing, and also developed a blood clot.

Although she did not practice her faith, she said she had been reading Zhuan Falun on and off. Since some characters had been corrected, I offered to take care of that for her, but she preferred to do it herself. I printed a list of characters to correct and gave her some double-sided adhesive tape. Another practitioner told me that she spent three days correcting the words in the book.

I was moved by Master's compassion. Master does not like to leave any practitioners behind.

Giving up Falun Gong Out of Fear and the Attachment to Personal Interests

Someone told me that a practitioner who had often been harassed by police was hospitalized for heart problems. He had signed a document promising to give up Falun Gong when he was threatened that he would lose his pension unless he renounced the practice. He was scared and thus experienced heart disease symptoms.

A coordinator mentioned that this practitioner did not want to restart practicing Falun Gong. He was very concerned and felt helpless.

After returning home, I thought about this issue and felt that since I was told about this practitioner, his situation must be relevant to me. I had not seen this practitioner for many years, which made it even more important to hear about it.

His work unit had threatened to stop his salary under pressure from the 610 Office. He did not succumb to the threats at first, but later they indeed stopped paying his salary.

Seriousness of Practicing Falun Gong

I decided to visit him along with another practitioner whom I know well, and we took with us among other gifts a double secured SD card player. On the first card was the Dafa music Pudu and Jishi, along with exercise music and Master Li's teaching in Guangzhou. On the second card were some Falun Gong articles, including “Recalling Master's Grace,” “The Mirage of Illness Karma,” some music, and an introduction to traditional culture.

On the afternoon before the Mid-Autumn Festival (October 4), we visited him and brought with us a case of mooncakes and fruits.

After talking more deeply about Falun Gong, he realized the seriousness of practicing. He regretted giving up his faith by signing such statements, having very recently signed one. He also held onto an attachment of fear and loss of personal interests.

He knew that Falun Gong was good, but the persecutors pressured him intensely, and it was too much for him, so he gave up practicing Falun Gong. He also stopped reading Minghui Weekly and other Falun Gong publications.

He felt miserable after giving up Falun Gong and often lost his temper. He came down with heart problems, was hospitalized, and was even bedridden after being released from the hospital. He is up and walking, but he cannot do any work and is depressed.

Master Controls Everything

Master arranged our visit when he was at a low point. I truly felt Master's compassion. Master does not like to leave even one practitioner behind. Master recognizes the bitter feelings felt by practitioners who give up the practice. Master truly treasures our lives more than we do ourselves.

After our discussion, he decided to get Falun Gong publications and the Minghui Weekly from the nearby practice site. He agreed to write another solemn statement indicating that he would restart his practice. I was relieved that we were able to convince him to resume practicing.

We hereby remind fellow practitioners to pay attention to former practitioners, as we study the Fa, send righteous thoughts, and raise awareness of the practice.

Along with the progress of Master's Fa-rectification, many evil lives in the other dimensions, which persecute Falun Gong and manipulate human thoughts, have been eliminated.

Former practitioners will usually resume practicing sooner or later, because everything is controlled by Master.