Cherishing the Relationship With Dafa
(Minghui.org) My husband was very fortunate to have attended Master’s seminar in our city in 1994. We subsequently started practicing Falun Dafa.
Witnessing the Extraordinariness of Dafa
Our local practitioners went to Jietai Temple in Beijing in May 1998, to participate in group exercises. I felt very comfortable when I was doing the fifth exercise and my third eye saw that the practice site was covered with red light. My husband took my picture at the site and it showed a red Falun when the picture was developed.
We watched a video after we got home and saw Master’s countless fashen sitting with crossed legs on transparent lotus flower plates, or floating in the air.
A cluster of udumbara flowers blossomed in my home in August 2015. Ancient Buddhist scripture speaks of this auspicious flower, which blossoms only once every 3,000 years. I used it as an example to help me explain Falun Dafa to others.
“Also, with those people that you run into by chance, who you run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved, especially those with predestined connections.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
I once met up with a former colleague. I believe that we met because of a predestined relationship. I told her the facts about the persecution of Falun Dafa and the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She said she needed to think about whether or not she would quit in the CCP. A few days later she came to my home and used her real name to quit.
Another practitioner and I went to see a friend who was in the hospital for medical treatment. While there, we talked to another patient and learned that she had previously practiced Falun Dafa, but stopped because of the persecution. She told us that she had been sick since she stopped practicing.
We told her about the goodness of Dafa cultivation and about the huge number of people quitting the CCP. We said that Master would not want anyone to miss the opportunity. She said she wanted to return to her cultivation path and agreed to renounce her membership in the CCP. She also said she still remembered how to do the exercises but she no longer had a copy of Zhuan Falun. I promised to bring her one.
A worker once came to my home to work on the water-dispenser. He told me that he did not know what Falun Dafa was about — he only knew that the practice was banned. I said that Falun Dafa taught people to be good and that they follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He said that he found all Falun Dafa practitioners to be good people. He quit his membership in the CCP groups.
Practitioners Have No Enemies
I used to work in the same technology department as my classmate's husband. He was later promoted and became my leader. Unfortunately, I didn't get along with him and we had several conflicts.
I recently heard that my classmate had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt sad for her situation and realized that I had to help her by giving her information about Falun Dafa. However, I hesitated to visit their home because her husband would be there.
“I often say that if all a person wants is the well-being of others and if this is without the slightest personal motivation or personal understanding, what he says will move the listener to tears.” (“Clearheadedness” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
The Fa gave me the confidence to see my friend. I brought gifts, Dafa information, and Zhuan Falun. I greeted them and asked about my friend's health. I then told her and her husband the basic Falun Dafa information, how I benefited, and explained about withdrawing from the CCP. She quit the CCP.
I called her a few days later. She said she had read the book and it was a book that taught people to be good. I encouraged her to keep reading it, saying that the more she read the more benefits she would obtain.
Elder Sister Cultivates Again
My sister called me last year and said that she did not believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was shocked and felt upset for a few days. Master gave me hints in a dream. Two large Chinese characters for “Vast Vow” appeared in front of me.
I woke up from the dream and realized that I had to help my sister obtain her predestined relationship with Dafa.
The next day, my husband and I took the train to visit her. We brought her a copy of Zhuan Falun, a DVD of Master’s lecture in Guangzhou City, and Dafa information brochures.
I told her the basic information about Falun Dafa and about the hints Master gave me in my dream. She already had Zhuan Falun. She had joined a nearby practice site to do the exercises and study the Fa, but stopped because of the persecution.
I now knew that my sister was a lost fellow practitioner. I told her that Master arranged for me to awaken her, so she would return to the cultivation path.
“I left it so many years ago,” she said, “yet Master didn't give up on me. He is thinking about me, and asked you to help me to reconnect with Dafa. I shall begin to practice again and do well in my cultivation. I will cherish this treasured opportunity.” She lived up to her words.