(Minghui.org) The son-in-law of a veteran practitioner in my area recently passed away suddenly. This elderly practitioner, who started practicing before the persecution began in 1999, has been very sad, and very confused—her son-in-law had quit the Chinese Communist Party; why did he pass away?

I would like to share my understandings with veteran practitioners like her. Please correct me if my understandings are not in line with the Fa.

This elderly practitioner could not read or write. She does the exercises and listens to fellow practitioners reading Zhuan Falun. She cultivated diligently before 1999, Master purified her body, and she hasn't had any illnesses in the last 20 or more years.

In daily life, she cooks meals and her husband washes the dishes. Her daughter's family, including this practitioner's grandchildren, live with them. The other family members don't do much housework, and enjoy the care that this elderly couple provides.

During the Fa-rectification, this practitioner has done very little truth clarification. She basically only set up a Fa-study site at her house.

She does not pay serious attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. Her hands often drop to her legs while sending forth righteous thoughts. Fellow practitioners have pointed this out to her a few times, but she continued to do the same thing. So nobody brought it up anymore.

She convinced her daughter and son-in-law to quit the Party. She also asked them to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” But when they asked her to remove the New Tang Dynasty Television satellite dish for fear of getting into trouble with the authorities, she gave in to avoid conflicts. The family now watches everyday people's TV programs after dinner.

Her son-in-law's death shocked this practitioner. Her daughter was confused and asked her, “He quit the party and often recited what you taught him, but why did he still die?” This elderly practitioner was also confused.

There is another elderly practitioner in my area who obtained the Fa before 1999. She clarified the truth diligently and convinced many people to quit the Party. But after she filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, she had a stroke and passed away.

Some people whom she convinced to quit the party were confused by her death. One of them knows me. This woman told my family members that she no longer believes that Falun Gong can save her, and she asked my family member to talk me out of practicing. I was sad and shocked to hear that.

Several other senior practitioners in my Fa-study group who obtained the Fa before 1999, all share a problem—they don't treat sending forth righteous thoughts seriously, and they cannot hold their hands upright consistently when sending righteous thoughts.

Why did the Minghui.org publish the notice “Strengthen Sending Righteous Thoughts”? Not being able to hold one's hands upright when sending righteous thoughts is a sign that one's main conscious is not strong, and one's heart is not on cultivation.

It is a serious issue. We should cultivate ourselves well. We should not prioritize our children's daily lives and forget about our task of saving sentient beings. Moreover, we should not indulge our children when they commit wrongdoings against Dafa.

We should improve our understanding of the Fa and improve our xinxing. Only then can we validate the Fa with our speech and behavior and allow people to understand the truth, and only then we can save people. Saving people is difficult. We should not treat it casually.