My Fa-Study Group Has Lasted for 19 Years
(Minghui.org) I am an 82-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who had not received much formal education. Therefore, I felt that I might not be on par with fellow practitioners. However, this did not worry me as despite the persecutory environment practitioners face in China, I have had a stable Fa-study and exercise environment.
Before I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, I had many illnesses, such as gastritis, enteritis, and arthritis. All these illnesses disappeared soon after I began to practice Falun Dafa.
Good Fa Study Environment in My Home
Master Li said:
“Dafa is being spread far and wide. Those who hear about it are looking for it. Those who have obtained it are delighted with it.” (“Seeking Discipleship with Teacher” in Essentials for Further Advancement)
Teacher's words were a perfect reflection of how Falun Dafa was spreading widely in China in the 90s, including in the region in which I live.
With the increasing number of people obtaining Dafa, and more and more people wanting to join a Fa-study group, we started a group in my home.
Other than during mealtimes or when I was sleeping, there were many practitioners in my home in 1997. We were either studying the Fa, doing the exercises, or watching videos of Teacher's Fa-lectures. Everyone was in high spirits.
Many people gave up cultivation after the onset of the persecution, yet our Fa-study group was not impacted. My door remained open during the past 19 years to anyone who wanted to cultivate.
We are six people in the group who get together six days a week, while Sunday is the only day that we don't study together.
Because of a tribulation in her family, a female practitioner from our group had nowhere to safely keep her Dafa books a few years ago. I offered that she could leave them in my home, and told her she could get them whenever she needed them.
“As fellow practitioners,” I thought, “we share a bond. When anyone in the group needs help, the others should lend a hand.”
Around the time of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the persecution of practitioners became very intense. Many Falun Dafa information production sites were destroyed, and many practitioners were illegally arrested. However, our Fa-study group didn't stop for one day.
Suing Jiang Zemin Test
The “Bring Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, to justice” movement began in May 2015. None of the practitioners in my group had ever revealed their identity, or been persecuted. Therefore, whether we could step forward to sue Jiang or not became a test for all of us.
Eventually, we all decided to take part in suing Jiang, including a new practitioner. When interference happened, we managed to face it with strong righteous thoughts.
When I was home alone, a local police officer in plainclothes came to my home. He asked me if I had launched a suit against Jiang and if I had, why I did that. This was a good opportunity to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa.
“Look,” I said, “I am in my 80s and able to handle everything by myself. If I didn't practice Falun Dafa, I would be totally useless. Jiang doesn't allow us to practice and persecutes Falun Dafa, of course I want to sue him.”
He turned around and left without saying a word.
Practitioners from our group agreed that without this Fa-study environment, we would not have participated in the “Bring Jiang to Justice” movement.
Clarifying the Fact about Falun Dafa
Clarifying the facts to help people understand Falun Dafa is the responsibility of every Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. After I noticed that practitioners were distributing Falun Dafa informational materials and talking to people about Dafa, I realized that I should be part of this too. I began to use a cell phone in the summer of 2014 to provide the true facts to people .
Every day, for about two hours, I went out and sent over my cell phone information about Falun Dafa to the Chinese people. Even cold weather did not stop me. I thought that so many people were deceived by the defamatory Party propaganda and needed to hear the facts.
I will continue to do the three things and continue to share my home as a Fa-study site.