(Minghui.org) Our Fa-study group was established in 2006. We started with four practitioners, and have grown to eight. Most of the practitioners in our group are veteran disciples who have been cultivating for more than 20 years.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, and we have been validating the Fa since then. With our firm belief in Master Li Hongzhi and Dafa, our group Fa-study has helped us get through these difficult times.
Some of our members are now over 70 years old, and some are close to 80. Yet each of us is full of energy. We focus on the three things a practitioner should do, while also trying to maintain the pure hearts we had when we first started to cultivate.
The practitioners in our group each established a materials production site to download and print truth-clarification materials from the Minghui website.
Every time we studied the Fa together, we also discussed the tribulations we faced in our cultivation, as well as the challenges we encountered when clarifying the truth to people face-to-face. We encouraged and learned from each other. And this helped us to wisely handle, with righteous thoughts, any situations of harassment, including the CCP’s “Zero-Out” campaign. No one in our group signed their documents.
Ms. Peng’s Story
Practitioner Peng, who is 77 years old, attends our group three times a week. She also clarifies the truth to people at the market. Ms. Peng is quite busy at home taking care of her grandson. He was only four months old when his parents began to work out of town. Under Ms. Peng’s guidance, her grandson has become a little Dafa disciple. No matter how busy she was, she studied the Fa with her grandson. She said, “I should guide and take good care of the young practitioner.”
Ms. Peng usually took her grandson with her to clarify the truth. The boy respectfully handed out the brochures, and people graciously accepted them. He was a good little practitioner. When his teacher asked him to write something on the board to praise the CCP, he refused resolutely. This angered the teacher, and he was given more homework as punishment.
One day a plain-clothes police officer saw Ms. Peng clarifying the truth, and forced her to go to the police station. She was released after she explained the truth about the persecution.
A few days later, the head of the police station went to search her home. She calmly explained the principle that good will be rewarded and bad will be punished. The officer was moved, and told her, “Be careful and stay safe.” He left and never went back again.
Ms. Peng went out to clarify the truth to people regardless of the weather. During the first heavy snow last year, she carried a large backpack of desk calendars. There were very few people on the street, so it took her a long time to pass them out. When she got home, she found that her shoes were soaked with icy water, and her hair was covered with clumps of snow.
The director of the neighborhood committee renounced her membership in the CCP after Ms. Peng clarified the truth to her. During the so-called “Zero-Out” campaign, Ms. Peng was never harassed.
The Story of Ms. Bei
Practitioner Bei is 74 years old. She didn’t receive much education growing up. To assist in truth-clarification, Ms. Bai wanted to print materials, but did not know how to operate a computer. Yet in order to provide materials to a practitioner from another city, she learned the procedures very quickly.
She then bought a copy machine and turned her home into a materials production site. She purchased the supplies and handled the maintenance of the machines all by herself. Over the years, she produced so many brochures that she wore out three copy machines.
When Ms. Bai was passing out materials one day, she was reported by someone who did not know the truth. Personnel from the 610 Office went to her house and took her copy of Zhuan Falun. She couldn’t fall asleep that night and cried out to Master, “I’m really sorry for the loss. I will go and definitely get the book back tomorrow.”
The next morning, when she was about to go out to the 610 Office, her husband came in with her Zhuan Falun book and said, “You don’t need to go. I saw this book when I opened the mailbox to get the newspaper.” She was very happy and thanked Master for sending the book back to her.
Ms. Bei had a bout of serious illness karma two years ago. Her legs were badly swollen, and her brain function was slow. Her family tried to force her to go to the hospital, but Ms. Bai refused. She eventually got over the illness with her firm belief in Master and Dafa.
During the “Zero Out” campaign in 2020, Ms. Bei uprightly told the community members who went to her house, “Falun Dafa is the most righteous, while Jiang Zemin (the former CCP leader) is the most evil!”
Our Youngest Group Member
Practitioner Cai is 57 years old. She is the youngest in our group. Her son and daughter-in-law have two girls. They said that their business was too busy for them to take care their children. So they sent the children to Ms. Cai.
Facing this difficulty, Ms. Cai saw herself as a true cultivator and guarded her xinxing well. She did not complain about her son and daughter-in-law. Instead, she treated them with compassion.
Each day she taught the two girls to recite, “Falun Dafa is good!” Ms. Cai slept less to have more time to do the three things well. When she went out to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, she often took the girls with her in a stroller.
Ms. Cai has been memorizing the Fa for years. She has recited Zhuan Falun from memory 13 times in six months.
Ms. Dong Travels the Farthest
Practitioner Dong is 69 years old. She obtained the Fa in 2007. She has cultivated for 14 years and is diligent in doing the three things. She has to take several buses to get to the Fa study location. Yet, except for special circumstances, she has rarely missed a study session.
Ms. Dong often goes to the market-fair to clarify the truth to people and pass out brochures. She remains calm and doesn’t rush to anger if someone suddenly scolds or curses her.
Her husband was cheated out of 800,000 yuan by a friend. After studying the Fa and sharing with practitioners, she realized there are no accidents in cultivation. She tried to remove her attachment to self-interest and guarded her xinxing well. After some setbacks, the money was returned. She truly understood what Master said:
“…as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)
Ms. Dong used her real name in 2015 when she sued Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa. Consequently, police officers went to her home several times. She clarified the truth to them each time. Her husband also told them, “Falun Dafa is really great. Tell your parents to practice it. It’s a great exercise. Once you have done it, you can walk swiftly and lightly, as if you are flying.” The officers laughed.
During the evil “Zero Out” campaign, Ms. Dong refused to sign any documents.
Our Group Efforts
We have talked to people in public, passed out truth-clarification materials, and sent letters to save those officials who were involved in the persecution. This included Mayors, police officers, prosecutors and those who work in the courts, personnel in the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and the 610 Office.
Some village committee members monitored Dafa disciples and suspended our benefits. In order to get them back, we wrote letters to the village leaders and related personnel. We told them the truth about Dafa and the principle that good will be rewarded, while evil will be punished. Over the years, these letters alleviated the persecution of Dafa disciples by local officials, and stopped those who didn’t know the truth from committing crimes against Dafa.
In our group, we study the Fa together and share our thoughts freely. When we encounter problems, we look inside and try to understand and solve them based on the Fa. We all look forward to Fa-study days and feel that we have benefited a lot from the experience.
We cherish the Fa-study environment that Master left for his disciples. We are determined to be diligent, cultivate solidly, complete our mission as Dafa disciples, and go home with Master.
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