(Minghui.org) In November 2020 Ms. Hu invited me to go on a trip. To be honest, I had no interest in going, as I felt it was a waste of time, but I agreed to go. The main reason was that my recent cultivation experiences suggested that as a practitioner, one shouldn’t hold onto one’s own opinion or attach too much importance to one’s own things. When another practitioner asks, it might not be coincidental—it could be Master’s arrangement.
The following Monday we went to the hometown of Ms. Hu’s husband in the countryside to pick oranges and persimmons. Four relatives went to pick fruit, while I stayed in the kitchen with Ms. Hu to help her cook. That’s when she told me that another practitioner, Ms. He, was going through a serious illness karma elimination. She had become so emaciated that she was counting her days.
Earlier that year I heard Ms. He had an illness tribulation and ended up being hospitalized. I was busy taking care of my mother, so I didn’t pay much attention to it. I also felt confident that since she was a veteran practitioner, she would pass this test. Within six months her situation became serious.
I realized it was Master’s arrangement that Ms. Hu invited me to the countryside. The practitioners who lived close to Ms. He hadn’t updated me about her situation.
I said, “Please stop saying Ms. He can’t pass this test, as a practitioner’s words carry energy, and it might affect her. Also please don’t put more pressure on her.” She said, “I called Ms. Liu and asked her to talk with her, but it didn’t help. Ms. He couldn’t sleep and ate very little. She also stopped reading Dafa books. One day she asked Ms. Qin to come to her home and take away all her Dafa books because she stopped practicing.” I said, “She will be fine. I truly believe Master will help her.”
We started heading back at 4 p.m. Although I was a little worried, I was calm. I asked for Master’s help to give us more time. Then I notified other practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for Ms. He to help eliminate the persecution directed at her.
The next day, I asked my colleague if she’d cover my shift, and she immediately agreed. The next morning I thought, “Ms. He’s husband initially opposed her cultivation, and it took some effort to change his attitude. It took her too long to pass this trial, so her husband began having a bad opinion about Dafa again. He didn’t allow practitioners to come to their home. It would be great if she could come out on her own.”
When I arrived at the park, more than 20 practitioners were already there. I thought it would be nice to talk to Ms. Ding and ask her if she could figure out a way to get Ms. Hu to join us. While I was thinking of this, I suddenly noticed Ms. Ding standing in front of me.
Ms. Ding said she went out to do grocery shopping this morning, then she happened to run into Ms. He. After she talked to her for a while, she finally convinced her to go to Ms. Qin’s home for Fa study. She also mentioned that she had never taken this route before, but today she suddenly decided to take this route and then ran into me.
After she said that, we both looked at each other, as we understood our bumping into each other was under Master’s benevolent arrangement.
That afternoon I took the bus to Ms. Qin’s home. After I waited for a little while, Ms. He came. Thinking about what Ms. Hu said, I asked Ms. He why she had Ms. Qin take away all her Dafa books. She said, “I’ve been a little out of control for a while. A voice in my head kept telling me, ‘This was all fake. Burn all the Dafa books.’ I was afraid that I’d listen to the voice and create karma. Now because I wasn’t doing well, my husband began trying to stop me from practicing Dafa again. He won’t allow me to study the Fa or do the exercises. Four months ago I stopped doing the exercises, studying the Fa, and awakening people’s conscience. I stumbled in my cultivation.” She looked depressed. I said, “Take it easy. Don’t be burdened with these thoughts. Since our cultivation hasn’t ended yet, we still have time. Don’t worry about things that have already happened.”
To encourage her I told her a senior practitioner’s story: She was a volunteer assistant and had cultivated very well. Later she was taken to a brainwashing center to be persecuted. She got stuck with one thing, which caused her to go down a deviant path. But after she got out of the brainwashing center, she returned to cultivation. Now she cultivates very well. I also suggested Ms. He try to join group Fa-study three times a week. If she couldn’t study the Fa at home, then she shouldn’t worry about it. But she shouldn’t let her thoughts wander, and she needed to quietly recite, “Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!” to maintain her righteous thoughts. As Master said,
“Saying “Dafa hao” is not only effective for ordinary people, but also for Dafa disciples since it clears away the bad things in the mind. When you have every cell in your body saying that Dafa is great, you will find that your entire body feels the reverberations. (Applause) It is the Fa that your mind is invoking, so that’s why it is so powerful.” (Teachings at the 2004 International Conference in New York)
Two days later, I suddenly thought to remind Ms. He about something, so I went to Ms. Qin’s home, where I saw Ms. He was sharing with Ms. Qin. Shortly afterwards, Ms. Yan came over. Since I had to go to work, I asked Ms. Yan to help Ms. He before I left. Ms. Yan didn’t come to this group for Fa-study, and she came specifically to help Ms. He.
In the following week, I went to the park to meet with a practitioner. Then I saw Ms. Yan and asked her about Ms. He. She smiled and said the issue was resolved. It turned out that Ms. He had some misconceptions about other practitioners in her Fa-study group, so she wasn’t willing to tell them about her issue. Plus she had a strong attachment to ego. She had a very good impression of Ms. Yan, who was very patient with her. She gently guided Ms. He to talk about her issue. In the end, it turned out that Ms. He did not send forth righteous thoughts in a correct way. Ms. Yan helped her rectify it.
One month later, Ms. He came to me, asking me to help her exchange some truth-clarification currency for her. I saw that she was fully recovered. She said, “I didn’t expect I could pass this trial. I just wanted to give up. When practitioners collectively sent forth righteous thoughts for me, I felt my dimensional field lighten up, and my depression subsided.” I said, “You surely can pass this test. Master will help you.”
She also told me that a few days ago, police officers came to her home to confiscate her Dafa books. Unexpectedly, her husband suddenly became very righteous and stopped the police. After he argued with them for an hour, the police took the books.
I said, “Before that, when you were harassed by evil, you were not steadfast enough, thus, your husband couldn’t be tough either. This time, your strong righteous thoughts bolstered your husband, as a practitioner’s strong righteous thoughts can influence his or her family. The evil is so rampant. It created this tribulation for you at first. When you finally made the breakthrough in your trial and you were about to study the Fa with a calm mind, the old forces manipulated police officers to confiscate your Dafa books. Don’t worry, I’ll help you get a new set of Dafa books.”
Ms. He finally overcame her tribulation. When I thought about the entire process I saw that everything was under Master’s control. I remembered what Master said,
“The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s),” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
That’s so true! I felt grateful for Master’s benevolent protection! Thank you Master!
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