(Minghui.org) There are six practitioners in our Fa study group. We study the teachings, share experiences, and discuss projects for saving sentient beings. We all help and encourage each other to do the three things well. Protected by Falun Dafa's Master Li, our Fa study group has met for 16 years.

Below are some of our experiences.

Clarifying the Truth in Person

Anna has clarified the truth to people about Falun Dafa face-to-face for over 10 years. She has been to parks, markets, tourist spots, and other facilities that people like to frequent, with the goal of trying to help save them.

Anna wasn't particularly confident talking to people about Dafa at first, and the results weren't good. Some people didn't want to listen to her or quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP} and its affiliated organizations. But she wasn't discouraged and kept going out to talk to people about Dafa.

She would say: “Please remember 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' The CCP has committed all forms of evil since it seized power and is responsible for the deaths of over 80 million Chinese people. It cruelly persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners. Good will be rewarded and evil will be punished, heaven is going to eliminate the CCP! If you withdraw from this evil organization and sever all relations with it, you will be safe when disaster strikes.”

If someone was willing to listen, she would explain the truth to them. As her confidence and experience grew, most of the people she talked to could understand why they should quit the CCP and were willing to do so.

When Anna gave someone a Dafa amulet, the person would ask, “Is this from Falun Dafa? I don't want other types of amulets.”

She has been talking to people face-to-face and has been fulfilling her mission with a pure heart to help Master save people.

Master Can Perform Miracles When We Are Earnest in Cultivation

Bess's husband died when their child was just ten years old. Bess also had ear problems since she was a child. She couldn't hear properly, and water and pus always came out of her ears.

After practicing Dafa, her ear problems disappeared, her face became smooth, and she looked much younger. However, over time, with everyone's praise, her attachment of zealotry grew, and blisters started to grow on her face. After they burst, a thick scab would form, and other blisters started to grow. Eventually her whole body was covered in blisters. After the scabs fell off, the area became red and swollen, and the itching was unbearable.

She couldn't sleep or calm down to study the Fa or do the exercises. She cried and said, “I look so ugly and feel terrible. I don't dare to see anyone. I don't want to pass this test.”

Other practitioners in the Fa study group discussed Bess's situation and decided that one practitioner would go to study the Fa with Bess, share understandings with her based on the Fa, and send forth righteous thoughts with her every day.

Bess later found her attachments: wanting to look attractive, zealotry, showing off, lust, resentment, fear of loneliness, seeking an easy life, and so on.

She began to concentrate on studying the Fa, memorizing the Fa, and earnestly cultivating herself. She asked Master for help: “Master, please make my face look better! I want to go out to clarify the truth and help Master to save people.”

Master helped her, and her face soon returned to normal. She went out to distribute Dafa informational materials and talked to people face-to-face. She told us, “On Falun Dafa Day (May 13) I went out to clarify the truth and everything went smoothly. No one refused to quit the Party. It was amazing!”

Validating Dafa in the Midst of Tribulations

Caroline has been arrested, detained, beaten, and displaced during the CCP’s 21-year persecution of Falun Dafa. She has also experienced long-term harassment by the 610 Office and neighborhood committee personnel. Her husband felt that her belief in Dafa made the family situation worse, which put a lot of pressure on her.

Caroline and her child lodged a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former CCP leader, for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa. As a result the 610 Office and neighborhood committee harassed both of them, which made her husband even more anxious.

One of Caroline's family members was bedridden for a long time and she needed to take care of them. During that time, a large tumor developed on her body. She often couldn't sleep due to the pain and worried about the future of her child. It was like Master said:

“Abundant troubles rain down together,All to see: Can you pull through?”(“Tempering The Will,” Hong Yin, Translation Version A)

In the midst of such a great tribulation, Caroline maintained her righteous thoughts and never gave up her belief in Master and Dafa. She insisted on studying the Fa more, looking inward, improving her xinxing, and enduring everything that was thrown at her.

She was responsible for printing messages about Falun Dafa on paper currency that many other practitioners needed. When her husband found out that she was doing this, he became angry and said, “You print these words on bills—aren't you against the CCP?”

She said, “I'm not against the CCP. I just express my thoughts this way. There's no place for us to express our thoughts. You know that.”

Her husband had witnessed the changes in her since she started practicing Falun Dafa, and he also knew that the persecution was not her fault, but the CCP's.

Caroline's sick family member passed away, and a relative went to the neighborhood committee to sign the property inheritance documents. A staff member there said, “Your relative practices Falun Dafa. She has to come and sign a document to give up her practice.”

“What's wrong with practicing Falun Dafa?” Caroline's relative asked. “She had such a large tumor that was cured without surgery. She took care of her sick family member at home for over ten years without complaint. You all know that. What crime did she commit? You often harass her; you can't distinguish bad from good.” The committee staff member was speechless.

Caroline's environment is much better now. She said that she still has many attachments that have not been removed and that she needs to study the Fa well, improve her cultivation through saving sentient beings, and get rid of human attachments.

Attachments Led to Tribulations

Daisy once came to Fa study in a panic, saying, “My husband's insane. He hit me on the head with a brick. He must be controlled by an evil spirit. You should help me clean up those evil spirits.”

The other practitioners in the Fa-study group sent forth righteous thoughts together, cleaned out the evil rotten ghosts in her dimensional field, and disintegrated the old force factors that interfered with Daisy's cultivation.

Even if Daisy had loopholes in her cultivation, the old forces weren't allowed to interfere with her—she would correct herself through cultivation. After studying the Fa, everyone took time to help her send forth righteous thoughts.

Practitioners suggested that Daisy study the Fa more and look inward. Later she told us that last year her son said that he would return home and live with them, so Daisy decided to renovate the place. She asked her husband to pay for the renovations, but it would use up almost all of his savings. He had just lost his job and had no fixed income, so he was very frustrated and hit Daisy in the head with a brick.

Through exchanging cultivation experiences, Daisy realized that she had strong attachments to personal interests, sentimentality, seeking fame, and perfection. This big and painful lesson made her work harder to improve her xinxing and require herself to be more disciplined. She also realized that it was essential to study the Fa with her heart, and that true cultivation is to do what is required by the Fa.

No Barriers Can Block Us

Grace's home was both a material storage site and a Fa-study site for a period of time. One night they had just finished studying the Fa, and everyone had prepared the materials they were going to take. They were about to leave when someone knocked on the door.

Grace asked who was there, and a person outside replied, “We are from the neighborhood committee.”

Grace stood at a loss at what to do, but she remembered that she was protected by Master. She calmed down and told the other practitioners to go into the bedroom and send forth righteous thoughts. She picked up her sleeping grandson, opened the door, and asked through the security door, “What's the matter?”

The person replied, “Open the door and let us in.”

“This is not a convenient time!” Grace responded. Her grandson was awakened, and the people from the neighborhood committee left.

The practitioners in Grace's place were relieved. Ten minutes later, Grace picked up her grandson and went outside to check if anyone was still there. It was Master’s compassionate protection, practitioners' righteous thoughts, and Grace's wisdom that helped everyone to go home safely.

During the CCP virus pandemic, communities were closed, with few people on the street. There were security patrols and a checkpoint at each intersection. It was really difficult to go out to clarify the truth.

As soon as practitioners' sharing articles about people being saved from the pandemic were put together to make a booklet, she immediately printed it out. She thought to herself, “People will be eager to read it because they will want to know how to save themselves." When she went shopping, she would take Dafa amulets and those booklets with her.

When she went to buy noodles, the shop owner said in frustration, “I don’t know when this [pandemic] will end. It’s terrible!”

Grace replied, “Don’t be afraid! I have brought this for you.”

The shop owner looked at the cover of the booklet and said, “Wow! I think this is really helpful. Thank you!”

A street vendor selling fish read the words written on the amulet and respectfully recited them: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He was very happy.

The practitioners in my area all agree that, as long as we are in the Fa all the time, there are no barriers that we cannot overcome. We realize that compassionate Master is by our side, protecting and watching over us.

There are no words that can adequately express our gratitude to Master! Thank you, compassionate and great Master!

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Category: Improving Oneself