Helping Other Practitioners to Become More Diligent
(Minghui.org) Master said:
“Group Fa study is a format that I’ve given you, and so is group practice. So everyone who’s not at risk of severe persecution, especially people living anywhere outside of China, should uphold these formats. You have no reason not to. This has bearing on how the people of the future will gain the Fa and cultivate, so you cannot forgo group practice or group Fa study.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
After studying this teaching, Yuan and Wu decided to help other practitioners in their area who were drifting away from the requirements of the Fa. Some who were not attending group Fa-study were very busy at work, studied by themselves, and had become lax in cultivation and could not overcome personal tribulations. Some might not have been coming because of attachments of fear.
Yuan found two coordinators and shared his thoughts with them. Everybody supported the idea of helping those practitioners, and they divided up the tasks.
Setting up a Group Study for Practitioners Who Work Every Day
Yuan and Wu contacted two practitioners, husband and wife, who both had to work seven days a week.
The wife had been doing the three things well, and the husband used to attend showings of Master’s lectures in Changchun. Because of their busy work schedules, they had no time to attend group Fa-study.
After discussing the situation with them, Yuan and Wu asked two other practitioners to study the Fa with the couple, who were delighted. The husband said, “That’s wonderful. I’ll ask my wife’s older sister to join us as well.”
Since then, the husband has studied the Fa regularly and has also clarified the facts at his workplace. Because of that, one of his colleagues has started to practice Falun Dafa.
Helping a Practitioner Who Has to Care for Her Sick Husband
“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.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”)
Ms. Dong used to take part in group Fa-study. Her husband later had a stroke and became bedridden. Because she was his sole caretaker, she rarely went to group Fa-study. She studied the Fa and did the exercises by herself at home, and she refused to accept any Dafa materials.
After some time, she began to suffer from sickness karma, she broke her arm, and she started taking medicine. When other practitioners went to her home, she said, “My husband is seriously ill, and I have to look after him.”
Yuan and Wu went to her home and said, “We’ll come to your home and study the Fa together.” She said that was a wonderful idea and thanked them.
When Ms. Dong told her husband what Yuan and Wu had proposed, her husband would not agree to it because he used to be a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official, and his mind was still poisoned by the Party’s lies about Falun Dafa.
However, her husband’s heart began to thaw, and he told her, “I realize I am tying you down. You can go to other people’s homes to study. Just make sure you first secure me to the bed so that I don’t fall out.”
This time Ms. Dong’s righteous thoughts were so strong that she overcame this tribulation. By studying the Fa with other practitioners, she became diligent again and steadily improved her mind.
At home, she started to clarify the facts to her husband, who became more supportive and said, “Please don’t go out to study anymore. Just have everyone come here. I’ll study the Fa with you.”
Since studying the Fa, her husband has gradually become more healthy.
Bringing a Husband and Wife Back to the Group
Both Mr. Ah and his wife are practitioners. Mr. Ah had practiced Falun Dafa before July 20, 1999, but he only studied the Fa and did the exercises at home.
Later on, he suffered from sickness karma, which was like kidney disease, so he often went to the hospital for dialysis.
Having learned of this, Yuan and Wu went to his home to talk with him. Yuan said, “In his new lecture, Master said that Dafa practitioners must participate in group Fa-study so that we can make progress together. We hope you will be able to attend.”
Mr. Ah said, “We have been away from the group for too long. We will take part. Thank you very much.”
When studying the Fa together, Yuan and Wu noticed that Mr. Ah had many problems. For instance, he was still using an old version of Zhuan Falun and often added his own things to the Fa.
With the help of other practitioners, Mr. Ah has corrected his shortcomings and upgraded his mind. He now knows what tremendous responsibilities he has as a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Bringing Back Practitioners Who Had Stopped
Hehua works for a hospital and is the head of her department. After the CCP started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, she was taken away and detained.
They detained her because she went to Tiananmen Square to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa. It had been ten years since she was released, and she had not contacted any other practitioners.
Her mother is one of Wu’s neighbors. Hehua visited her mother during the Chinese New Year. Learning that she was back, Yuan was determined to ask her to return to cultivation.
As soon as she saw Wu, she started to cry, saying, “My health is bad again and I don’t want to continue with my job. What I really want to do is to spend time with my fellow practitioners.”
Wu replied, “You have to carry on with your job, because Master asks us to cultivate in everyday society. Many practitioners have jobs.”
“How far has Fa-rectification progressed?” Hehua asked.
“Master now asks us to do the three things well,” said Yuan. “That means we need to study the Fa, do the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the facts.”
Hehua did not know anything about those things. Wu wrote down instructions for her.
As they were talking, Hehua’s father came home and saw them together. Her father became furious, shouting at Wu, “You have ruined my daughter. From now on, I will not allow you to see each other!” He kept constant watch and didn’t let his daughter see Wu again.
When Hehua went back to work, she started to spend time every day studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the facts to people.
With renewed diligence in cultivation, she has persuaded many people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. She has even sent the names of many people who quit the CCP to Wu. As a result of all of this, Hehua has again become healthy.
Mr. Gao is a taxi driver. While sitting in Mr. Gao’s taxi, Wu started to clarify the facts to him. Mr. Gao asked, “Are you a Falun Dafa practitioner?” She said she was.
“I often come across people who clarify the facts to me,” he said. “I used to practice Falun Dafa. When the persecution began on July 20 1999, I was detained and beaten by the police. After I was released, I was so scared that I gave up the practice. But I know in my heart that Falun Dafa is good.”
“Please take it up again as quickly as you can,” she said.
Feeling a little frightened, Mr. Gao didn’t trust her. We asked him: “When you were in the detention center, did you know any practitioners?” He gave her the name of another practitioner.
Wu happened to know the person and continued, “If you really want to continue your cultivation, please do. And please don’t miss this precious opportunity again.”
We asked the practitioner Mr. Gao knew to contact him and help him to attend the Fa-study group. Mr. Gao is now diligent, and he does Dafa work very well, such as installing NTDTV satellite dishes and working with other practitioners to spread the truth about the persecution.