The Seriousness of Cultivation: A Painful Lesson Brought On by Admiration
(Minghui.org) A few days ago, Amy (pseudonym), a very diligent local elderly practitioner, passed away unexpectedly. The news shocked me to the core, and made me realize once again the seriousness of cultivation practice.
Several local veteran practitioners have been persistent in studying the Fa and sending righteous thoughts no matter how busy they were. Our practice site has not been affected by any interference since the persecution started. We cooperate with and help each other.
Suing Jiang Zemin
When we began filling criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, last year, Amy was the first one to file her complaint with the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Supreme People's Court.
Amy then went door to door with two other elderly practitioners to collect signatures from non-practitioners to bring Jiang to justice. She shared her experiences with us about collecting signatures. They encountered all kinds of people and situations. Some people were touched by their efforts, some laughed at them, some cursed at them, and some chased them away. They did not mind how they were treated and continued talking to people.
Urgency of Saving People
When Master's lecture, “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference” was published, Amy realized the urgency of saving people. She and the other two elderly practitioners put up posters every morning. No town or village was too distant and they put up posters wherever they noticed people gathering.
One day, while putting up posters and giving out flyers in a crowded location, someone said, “How dare you give out flyers when he is here?” When Amy asked, “Who is here?” she was told, “Someone from the township government.”
“He needs to be saved even if he's a government official,” Amy responded. “He has family, parents and children. Just like the recent flood, it doesn't care who you are.” Everyone who heard this asked for a flyer.
When they were putting up posters in a village, a man came over shouting loudly, “Who said you can put things up there? Give that to me.” He grabbed a practitioner's bag. He turned around to grab Amy's bag, but she quickly put the bag behind her back and said, “Please remember Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
The man was panting and exhausted and stopped trying to grab Amy's bag. He returned the other bag and said, “Please leave and go do it somewhere else.”
Loophole for Old Forces
The elderly practitioners' determination and righteousness earned everyone's admiration and we tried to follow their example. I was proud to go to meetings with Amy.
Amy had strong righteous thoughts and held no fear. During the day, I took her and another practitioner to town to put up truth-clarification materials. When Amy was with us, we felt our righteous thoughts were much stronger and our fear was reduced.
Amy became one of my wings and I wanted to take her with me wherever I went. Her home became home to many practitioners – everybody liked to go to her house for Fa study and exchange experiences whenever something came up.
Now the old forces have abruptly taken Amy away! This sudden blow hit me hard, and I cried out loud. I couldn't accept the fact that she was gone. After sending righteous thoughts at midnight, I calmed down and started looking inside.
I realized that my reliance and admiration gave the old forces a loophole to take advantage of and they took away Amy. How could I ignore Master's lectures and practitioners' articles about not admiring fellow practitioners! This is why such a serious tragedy happened.
Weeping and criticizing myself will not undo what's been done. I can only walk my final path well. Only by doing this can I not let Master and fellow practitioners down!