What Happened after the Arrest of My Practitioner Wife
(Minghui.org) My wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner. Although I studied the Fa teachings in a group with her, I did not like to practice the exercises. I also did not want to give up taking medications because I had health issues. So I was technically not a true practitioner.
On April 26, 2017, my wife and another practitioner went out in the morning to clarify the truth. She did not come back as usual around noon. It started to rain and I sensed that something wasn't right. I called the other practitioner’s husband, who said his wife hadn’t come back either. We assumed they had been arrested.
I immediately started to gather up all our Dafa-related books and materials, but I had no safe place to store them. Just then, a practitioner from our Fa-study group showed up. She said she got worried when we weren't at Fa study that afternoon. Normally she wouldn’t be anxious, but that day she decided to check on us. I was so excited to see her. It must have been Master who sent her.
I was no longer nervous. She reassured me and took the Dafa books and materials. She also notified others to send forth righteous thoughts.
After she left, I realized that it was my wife who usually took care of everything at home because I'd had major surgery and was not able to get around very easily. I couldn’t shop or cook for myself. How was I going to live on my own? I started to complain about my wife in my mind.
During the almost 20 years that the Chinese Communist Party has persecuted Falun Gong, my wife has been arrested multiple times. I also have suffered significantly. I have heart disease and high blood pressure and have lived in constant fear since the persecution began. If my wife was even a little late coming home, I started to worry about her. Due to the long-term stress, I sometimes could not control my temper around her. I was feeling very low thinking about her and about my situation. I did not eat lunch.
Just then, another practitioner who heard about what had happened came to visit me and brought me something to eat. I was very moved. Many other practitioners stopped by later. They not only brought me all kinds of food, but also encouraged me and helped me understand the situation from the Fa standpoint. Some of them went to the detention center area to send forth righteous thoughts every day. Others went online to publicize what the authorities had done. Some brought me Dafa materials to read every day. One practitioner even gave me 300 yuan for emergencies. I was so moved by their kindness and thoughtfulness that I made up my mind to learn from them and to cultivate diligently.
I no longer felt low. I no longer complained about my wife, even to myself. I know what my wife does is the most righteous thing in the world. It is the evil Party that persecutes good people. I believe in Dafa and Master. I decided that those practitioners shouldn't worry about me so that they could go save more sentient beings. I opened the refrigerator and saw all the food they had brought me. I tried to cook for myself and it turned out pretty good. With their support and encouragement, my life returned to normal and I continued to do what I was supposed to do and I studied the Fa.
My nephew works at the same police substation that arrested my wife, so he must have known the situation. However, he tried to avoid me and never even called me once. The practitioners, however, cared about me like family. Their energy and warmth affected me and gave me strength. They are so compassionate and noble!
With Master’s protection and strengthening and fellow practitioners’ selfless help, my wife returned home 15 days later. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our revered Master and fellow practitioners! I would also like to tell everyone in the whole world: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” Dafa disciples are society's true role models! They are the true hope of China!