Thoughts after the Sudden Death of a Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I was standing next to a fellow practitioner when she fell down and died within five minutes.
This practitioner was in good health, and although she had just celebrated her 70th birthday, she looked like she was in her 50s. It appeared that she was doing the three things, and she had never been arrested. Police officers talked to her, but she had strong righteous thoughts and never renounced Falun Dafa despite being pressured.
We met at her home for Fa study. Her home-life seemed good and we all admired her.
We had talked just three hours before her death, and she told me about flying to the border for a week's vacation. She was also planning to go to Suzhou City for another vacation. I was surprised that she was spending so much time going on vacations. How could she keep up with the three things if she was away so much? Is it considered slacking off if we are just having fun? I regret now that I didn't share my concerns with her. I thought it would be okay as long as she could keep up with the three things.
We know that, now, every new day is a day that Master, with his great forbearance, has made possible for us. As practitioners, we have to do everything we can according to Dafa.
“I hope that you will do a good job on the road ahead. Especially for those who haven’t been able to do well, you must be extra careful, and cherish the time you still have.” (“Fa Teaching at the New York Fa Conference on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Dafa’s Introduction to the Public”)
Then I heard from other practitioners that she frequently entertained many guests at dinner parties in her home. Moving into a new house last year, she had an elaborate dinner party, serving an entire pig and many chickens. I also heard that this practitioner was not very kind to her husband and scolded him.
As practitioners who live in her area, each of us has to look inward according to Dafa, search deep in our hearts, and reflect on how we can do well during the last period of the Fa-rectification. We want to be able to tell Master, “Revered Master, I lived up to your expectations, and I lived up to the expectations of numerous beings in my own celestial world.”