Encourage Former Practitioners to Return to Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I would like to share some of my experiences from over the course of my decade plus of cultivation. A fellow practitioner transcribed this sharing as I dictated it. If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out to me.
Falun Dafa Saved Me
I was born into a poor family in the countryside and didn't go to school. I started to work on the farm when I was 13. I used to be weak and had many ailments, including heart disease, stomachaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and back and leg pain.
I believe I also got spirit possession sometime after I was married, which made life even harder for me.
One day while we were working in the city, a neighbor told me, “You are so skinny, you could be blown away by the wind. You should learn Falun Dafa. It can help you get well.”
I went to a practice site to learn Falun Dafa. I was illiterate, so I only listened while other practitioners read the book to me. I learned that spirit possession is bad and threw out my fox-and-weasel tablets after I returned home.
That same night, I dreamed that I was picking mushrooms on a hill. The mushrooms were large and pretty. ["Mushroom" and "demon" have a similar pronunciation in Chinese.] But when I touched them, they immediately withered. I enlightened to the fact that Master had removed the spirit and animal possessions from my body.
A few days into practicing Falun Dafa, Master cleansed my body, and all my ailments vanished. I felt the joy of being healthy and could walk so fast, as if I was floating. My neighbors said I changed so much and looked like a different person.
Learning How to Read Zhuan Falun in One Night
Practitioners read Zhuan Falun by turns during group study. I couldn't read, so they always skipped over me.
Seeing how they could read and improve quickly, I was very sad and regretted that I couldn't read.
I held the book and looked at Master's picture. I cried and cried, then closed my eyes. Suddenly, I saw something bright. When I opened my eyes, I saw every character in the book glittering in red, yellow, green, and blue circles. I stared at the characters, and they began to pop up from the page.
That night I had a dream in which I saw Master pour characters into my head. When I woke up, I felt that my brain was full of Dafa and I could even recite Lunyu! I then tried to read a paragraph in the book and found that I knew the characters. But I was not completely fluent at the beginning.
My family was amazed that I had learned how to read in one night, and they exclaimed at the mighty power of Dafa.
I was so joyful and thanked Master for his compassionate salvation.
Encouraging Former Practitioners to Return to Dafa
Jiang Zemin ordered the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999. As a result, local Fa-study and practice groups were torn apart. My husband went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa, but was arrested and sent back to his hometown, so I followed him.
At first, I didn't know any other practitioners in the area, so we studied the Fa at home. Soon, I met an elderly practitioner who was also studying the Fa at home alone. I shared on the importance of having contact with other practitioners and established a new Fa-study group with 5 of us. It gradually grew to 8 practitioners.
At first, a practitioner from a nearby county printed Master's new scriptures and truth-clarification materials. In 2008, we established a small printing site in our county so that we could reduce the burden on practitioners in neighboring counties.
In 2012, someone reported our production site to the local authorities. To avoid harassment and incarceration, we left my husband's hometown and went to the city where we had first become practitioners.
Once there I discovered that many practitioners I used to know were very afraid and didn't come out to validate the Fa and had largely stopped cultivating. I decided to encourage them to pick up where they left off.
There is a family of practitioners whose son was persecuted severely. His wife divorced him out of fear. His parents were also harassed by the authorities. We studied the Fa together, and gradually they let go of the fear and started to host a group Fa-study in their home.
Another practitioner was jailed in a water cell in the winter. When he was released, he couldn't walk or take care of himself.
A practitioner that was jailed for 8 years had severe backache, had a big lump on her back, and needed a cane to walk. After sharing and studying the Fa together, she enlightened to the fact that she shouldn't need a cane to walk. Two days later, she was able to walk normally without the cane.
One night she had severe back pain again. She acted righteously and didn't give in to the pain. Instead, she practiced the sitting meditation in pain. After two hours, she felt like a weight was lifted and the big lump on her back was gone.
One couple stopped practicing Dafa because they didn't keep up their Fa-study. Their daughter cursed me and tried to push me out when I visited them the first time. I didn't mind and tried to find other times to share with them and encourage them to take up cultivation again. After studying the Fa and sharing together, their xinxing improved, and they came back to the group and started to do the three things again.
Another practitioner is over 70, so we set up a small Fa-study group at her place to make it convenient for her.
Now we have as many as 9 practitioners at our Fa-study. All of us are diligent and are actively doing the three things. My fellow practitioners and I want to tell Master that we will fulfill our vows and return to our home in heaven with Master.
Thank you, revered Master!