(Minghui.org) I was released from prison in 2016. I planned to just read the Fa and adjust my cultivation state, but the local practitioners asked me to be the contact person for my area. I felt pressure. After intensively reading the Fa for a few days, I realized that I should put down my self-interest and prioritize validating the Fa. 

Eliminating Negative Opinions about Other Practitioners

After being arrested, practitioner May (alias) sold out other practitioners, including me. Many practitioners in my area developed negative feelings towards her. I also complained, but then I realized that she was forced to, and the persecution she experienced was the worst. I should focus on how to help her. 

I found a lawyer who was willing to take her case and he met with May in the detention center. He said she was well-educated and very smart, so she could help present her non-guilty defense in court. He felt confident. 

However, the lawyer changed his mind after reading her documents. He was worried that she would sell him out, too. I suppressed my resentment towards May, and clarified the truth to the lawyer—I explained May had no choice in that environment, and she felt regret for what she did. Our Master does not want to leave any practitioner behind. Master knows that some practitioners will make mistakes in cultivation, and he always gives us chances to correct ourselves. 

I also recited Master’s teachings, 

“As your Master, I have never kept account of the wrong things you have done in your cultivation; I remember only the good things you have done and your accomplishments. Dafa disciples have made it through during cultivation and unparalleled evil persecution, so they are deeply aware of the hardships in cultivation, and they won’t fail to understand the students who have gone down the wrong path.” (“Pass the Deadly Test,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)

“Dafa disciples and I will not regard students who have gone down the wrong path in their cultivation the way ordinary people would. Back when I began teaching the Fa in human society, I knew about the various states that would emerge in people’s cultivation. During a human being’s journey toward divinity, since it is a human being—and not a god—cultivating, he will definitely make mistakes in the process of cultivating, and there will definitely be tests that he doesn’t pass well. And of course there are those who make huge mistakes.” (“Pass the Deadly Test,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)

I told the lawyer, “Master and fellow practitioners all hope to see May coming back to the right path. We need to treat people with compassion, including her. So, I hope you can help her.” 

Each time before they met, I always asked the lawyer to bring May a letter I wrote, cash, and other things. When the lawyer learned that I was one of the practitioners she sold out, he was touched. He said to May, “Your fellow practitioner has been so kind to you. She doesn’t want to give up on you. She cares about your cultivation and your life.”

Fellow practitioners and I also prepared documents for May to defend herself. She did a good job in court. Many practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for her that day. Her family appreciated our help. 

Later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer, and a big tumor appeared on her neck. The detention center didn’t want to take the responsibility, so they released her. 

Practitioners and I often went to her home and studied the Fa with her. When she checked into a hospital, we understood, but we didn’t accept the old forces’ arrangements. So, we kept studying the Fa with her. 

After reading the Fa intensively, she overcame the sickness karma and got better. She now can sit up and do the exercises. 

Helping Practitioner Deny Sickness Karma

In 2017, practitioner Ann, 68, was arrested. She was diagnosed with hypertension. In the police station, she had a stroke and was taken to the ICU. After 40 days in a coma, she was discharged. The doctors said she would not live long, and she would be in a vegetative state after waking up. 

She could not move or talk, and sometimes had seizures. Her family hired two nurses to take care of her, but both of them quit. Local fellow practitioners and I decided to go to her home, read the Fa and teach her to talk. 

In the beginning, her husband and brother didn’t want us to help her. One day I overheard them talking about buying a wheelchair for her. They didn’t have enough money for a good one, so, I gave them the wheelchair my late brother used. They were very touched and sensed our sincerity and compassion. From then on, we were welcome in her home.

Ann recognized me and smiled the first time I came. I told myself: “Dafa disciples are watched by Master. We should not accept the doctors’ diagnoses. Dafa is super-normal. As long as we have solid belief in Master and the Fa, miracles will happen, and Ann will get better.”

Master told us: “Zhen-Shan-Ren—three sacred words have boundless Fa powers; Falun Dafa is good—true thoughts alter all disasters.” (“The Source of All Fa,” Hong Yin, IV

I taught Ann to say “Falun Dafa is good.” We had to repeat the first word “Fa” thousands of times, and then “Falun.” We kept repeating it until she could clearly say the sentence. 

I thought that it would be great if she could send forth righteous thoughts herself—the effects of eliminating the evil would be immediate. So, I taught her to say the formulas. It took her a long time to say: “"The Fa (Fa) rectifies (zheng) the Cosmos (qian kun).” But she could not pronounce the word “xie e (the evil).” One practitioner asked me to stop teaching her, because she pronounced it wrong. 

I said, “Let’s not pay attention to the stuff at the surface level. It’s interference—trying to stop us from helping her. She will be able to say it. We cannot give up.” I kept repeating the formulas with her until she said them correctly. When she was able to say “mie (eliminate),” I knew that no evil could touch her. 

Ann could not stand up to do the exercises. Encouraged by other practitioners, I decided to help her. I lifted her up to a steel frame fixed on her wall and fastened her onto it. Whenever her husband saw me carrying her, he was touched. The nurse also praised me. I took this chance to clarify the truth to the nurse. 

Ann is always happy when I read the cultivation experience sharing articles from Minghui.org for her. She asked me to read one of her favorite articles “Master is Great; the Fa is Great” many times. I downloaded the audio recording of this article for her. 

One day, her husband and brother talked about sending her to a nursing home, because the government would cover the fee. She would live like an elderly woman who couldn’t take care of herself. But, practitioners would not be allowed to visit her. 

I was sad, knowing what that would mean—she could not read the Fa or do the exercises. 

I told fellow practitioners about this. One practitioner said, “I know that place. A few friends of mine passed away soon after moving into it.” I told her husband, “You must not send her there. Without Dafa and fellow practitioners, she won’t live long.” We talked him out of it. 

Now, Ann happily spends every day with fellow practitioners who study the Fa with her during the week. On the weekend, I carry her and help her to do the exercises. I also teach her to read the Fa, word by word. Now, we are reading Lecture Four. 

Her main consciousness is getting stronger and stronger. I am not attached to the results, but only want to cherish our predestined relationship and cultivate diligently with fellow practitioners. 

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