(Minghui.org) Not long ago, I was shocked to hear that a female practitioner that I knew quite well suddenly passed away from a serious illness. I recalled that she was already not quite herself when I saw her last year. As I looked back on her cultivation state over the years, it became ever more clear to me that cultivation is very serious.

This practitioner and her husband obtained the Fa before the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999. Her husband was one of the main coordinators at that time. After the persecution started, they only read Dafa books and did the exercises. Without keeping up with the progress of the Fa-rectification, they became more and more lax in cultivation and indulged in enjoying life. They didn’t do anything for saving sentient beings, nor did they read articles on Minghui or get in contact with other practitioners.

I spoke with them several times, reminding them that Dafa disciples must do the three things to save sentient beings and honor our vows with Master; otherwise they may go astray and follow the path arranged by the old forces which could be very dangerous. Unfortunately, they continued with their ways. Last year, a fellow practitioner said he received a hint from Master to remind the couple that they were facing imminent danger if they didn’t become more diligent. Unfortunately, they ignored the reminder, resulting in the regrettable death of the female practitioner.

I had a dream on May 4, 2022. I saw the female practitioner in a very desolate space without any vegetation. There were very few people, and they were all old or sick. I also saw some demons who had been cast down from higher levels to the practitioner’s space. They all grew very panicked with my presence. The female practitioner was walking alone. She was expressionless and numb. 

When she saw me, she suddenly muttered a sentence. Its rough meaning was that her husband had told her that he would break his vow. After saying that, she avoided me and left. I went looking for her and found her walking towards a lower dimension, still expressionless. I thought that she might be waiting there to see me, hoping that I could remind her husband to fulfill his vow.

As the dream continued, I was suddenly standing atop a tall golden mountain where countless gods appeared in the sky. They walked slowly in a circular formation toward the mountain where I was standing. On the mountain stood a circular arch surrounded by colorful balloons. The gods were dressed in various colors. They were Western gods, ancient Greek gods, Eastern gods, and so on. They lined up slowly through the archway and I heard them singing a song with the last line of the lyrics being: “... home flushed by water.” 

I was in tears. My heart was overwhelmed with the immense compassion of Master. I thanked Master over and over again! I woke up from the dream, just in time for the morning exercises.

I realized that Master showed me this dream in order for me to redouble my efforts in saving sentient beings, fulfilling the responsibility of Dafa disciples, and picking up the slack of other practitioners. I must help those practitioners who have fallen behind, and help Master to save them! Over the past few years, I have tried to talk to those veteran fellow practitioners who didn’t keep up, including some who have given up practicing altogether. Every time I saw them, I would weep for their leaving Dafa, for the sentient beings in their paradises, and for the fact that I didn’t do well enough to help them. I felt like I had failed to live up to Master’s expectations. I am sorry, Master.

We Dafa disciples must not give up on those veteran fellow practitioners who have fallen behind. We should hurry up and save them. We are compassionate with saving everyday people, but it is more important to cherish those former fellow practitioners. The immeasurable sentient beings they represent are awaiting their return and for Dafa disciples to save them! The consequences of failing to fulfill the vow of a Dafa disciple are very serious.

What I just described was only what I saw at my personal level, and there are things left for me to cultivate. What I enlightened to is only what I have seen in my own realm, so I hope that fellow practitioners will take the Fa as their teacher. If there is anything not on the Fa, please kindly point it out.

Editor’s note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)