Report from a Long-Running Fa Study Group
(Minghui.org) Practitioners from our Fa study group have clarified the truth about Falun Dafa throughout our city in all kinds of weather. We've faced people who insulted us, scolded us, and threatened to sue us.
Along the way, we developed different attachments, including resentment, competitiveness, feeling wronged, and believing that people could not tell right from wrong. We then adjusted ourselves, learned to forbear, and became compassionate. We also sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate anything that interfered with our reaching out to people.
As Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has said:
“Saving sentient beings—that is a Dafa disciple’s responsibility! A Dafa disciple’s Consummation is absolutely not just individual Consummation. Rather, it must be that in saving sentient beings you will have led countless beings to Consummation. That holds true for every one of you!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
Ms. Wei: Convincing People to Quit the CCP
Ms. Wei is 62 years old and moved to our city in 2007. She set up a Fa study group of about eight practitioners in her home. Before she started to cultivate Falun Dafa 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her left breast was surgically removed. Other people she knew who had similar health issues but did not practice Dafa passed away.
When she spoke to people about Falun Dafa, she shared her own experiences. She was so convincing that people who were initially against Falun Dafa quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
There was no doubt in her mind that Master Li had prolonged her life. Thus, she cultivated diligently and bravely told people face to face about her faith. She also visited the homes of police officers who persecuted her and explained the truth to their families.
Ms. Minghong: Walking on the Path Arranged by Master
Ms. Minghong, 68, has not missed one day of Fa study or stopped telling people about Falun Dafa and the importance of quitting the Party.
She appeared to have contracted diabetes in 2009, and her weight dropped by about 66 lbs. Her family tried to persuade her to see a doctor, but she refused and continued clarifying the truth and doing household chores. She denied any interference and walked the path arranged by Master.
She fell into a coma before the 2013 Chinese New Year and was taken to a hospital. The doctor advised that she was near death, but fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for her, and she came out of the coma three days later.
On awakening, she thought, “I can't stay here. I want to stand up and go home.” She studied the Fa and was discharged from the hospital. Once at home, she did all five of the Dafa exercises and looked within for her attachments. Her health improved and she gained weight. She is now full of energy and looks younger!
Ms. Cao: Forbears When Insulted
Ms. Cao is 73 years old and did not get much of an education. She does not harbor an attachment to fear and never hesitates to go out with Ms. Wei to talk to people about Falun Dafa.
She's often been threatened and reported to the police by people who are against Falun Dafa. But others are supportive and call her “Falun Dafa lady.” When insulted, she is not resentful but chooses to forbear and conveys her compassion.
Ms. Dai: Youngest in the Group
Ms. Dai, 48, is the youngest in our Fa study group and still works. She pays attention to cultivating her speech and is not attached to fear. She is a good worker who does not pay attention to personal gain and forbears in the face of problems.
Mr. Guan: Strong Belief in Master and Dafa
Mr. Guan, at 74, is the oldest in our Fa study group. He is a retired teacher and is well respected in our area. He started to practice Falun Dafa before July 20, 1999, and has been the coordinator for the past 18 years.
Despite the severe persecution, he has clarified the truth in every town and village in our area. In order to keep the informational material production site running, he has provided supplies and repaired equipment whenever needed.
He was imprisoned three times and faced constant intimidation. However, he refused to give up his belief in Master and Dafa. After the police seized over 10,000 yuan that belonged to fellow practitioners, he decided to take funds out of his savings to repay the practitioners.
Ms. Fang: Technical Support and Truth Clarification
Ms. Fang is 70 years old. She has been responsible for technical support. With the dramatic increase in material production sites, her workload increased significantly.
When suffering sickness karma, despite her pain and inability to sleep for several days, she repaired computers and printers for practitioners.
She also began to clarify the truth this spring with our truth clarification team. While on this team, she found and eliminated many attachments, including the attachment to losing face, fear, resentment, and competitiveness.
Article Author: Nothing Spectacular to Share
I am 68 years and obtained Falun Dafa in 1996. Although no spectacular cultivation stories come to mind, I have been walking on my cultivation path steadily.
A former practitioner, who had obtained Dafa before July 20, 1999, showed symptoms of a stroke in the fall of 2013 and wanted to cultivate again. I studied the Fa with her. Within half a year, she no longer displayed the symptoms of the sickness karma.
Many people, including former classmates, have quit the Party after I told them the facts about the persecution.