Helping Former Practitioners Return to the Path of Cultivation
By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Inner Mongolia, China
Minghui.org) My neighbor stopped practicing Falun Dafa because she was afraid of the persecution that began on July 20, 1999. Unfortunately, her health declined and medication did not help her. I advised her to practice Dafa again. She practiced for one day and stopped because she could not let go of her fear of being persecuted.
After waiting three years, I told her the facts of Falun Dafa again. She came to my home and practiced for two days. But she again stopped because her husband and son did not let her practice Falun Dafa.
Her health declined further and after a few years no medication was available that would help. Her husband and son were very worried. I advised her to practice Falun Dafa again and told her that only this cultivation practice could help her. She finally had the courage to let go of fear and truly began to practice Falun Dafa again. Her husband and son did not stop her this time.
She watched the Shen Yun DVD, bought Dafa books and studied them at home. She finally understood the importance of studying the Fa, and attended the study group regularly. It took me 10 years to have her return to Dafa.
Taxi Driver Awakens and Practices Dafa Again
When I took a taxi, I talked to the driver about Dafa. He wanted to know what cultivation stage has been reached. He said that people were trying to tell him the facts about Dafa, but he already knew about the practice.
He was a former practitioner who was arrested and detained in a detention center. After his release, he gave up Dafa and lost contact with other practitioners. I asked him if he remembered the names of anyone who was persecuted in that detention center. He told me someone whom I know.
This was a chance for him to come back to Dafa, and I told him so. I told him that the founder of Dafa, whom practitioners call Teacher Li, was waiting for him. He wondered whether Teacher still looked after him and I said yes.
He gave me his phone number and I promised that the practitioner who had been with him in the detention center would call him.
He joined our Fa study group, and also helped me install an antenna so I could watch the New Tang Dynasty television programs. We now cooperate with each other, tell people about Dafa and help former practitioners return to the practice.
Helping Others and Improving in Ones Cultivation
When I told the facts about Falun Dafa to a woman, she responded, “I finally found you!” She was from another city and held the thought in her mind that she wanted to find a fellow practitioner. She stopped practicing several years ago.
She decided to come to my Fa study group and we cooperated in many Dafa activities until she returned home three years later.
It is exciting to bring former practitioners back into cultivating again. I found three people who decided to practice Dafa again. Finding former practitioners is not only to help others, but also help oneself in cultivation.
“A while back, some Dafa disciples had not yet stepped forward, so we had to wait and do our best to have them come forth. But the time for this is running out. When I saw students who came out of China, I urged them to tell the students who haven’t stepped forward to quickly do so—to have them quickly find those lost students and spell the facts out for them, for what they otherwise face is a most tragic of ends.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”)
Fellow practitioners, if there is any practitioner who does not catch up with the Fa-rectification process, find them and help them return to the cultivation path.