I Was Strengthened by Group Fa Study
(Minghui.org) The year was 1999 when I was 14 years old and began to practice Falun Dafa. I learned a lot by watching my elders practice.
Watching my father, I realized that he was a diligent practitioner. I was impressed that he hand wrote banners displaying information about his cultivation practice, which was banned by the communist government in 1999.
Shortly after the onset of the persecution, he joined a group of practitioners who prepared color handouts to tell people about the persecution. This got to be quite expensive, and father exhausted almost all our savings.
As a result of the persecution, my father passed away in 2006. I was devastated. He had introduced Falun Dafa to me and always was ready to support me in my practice.
During a low point in my life, when I felt lonely and helpless, I met a young man who looked a little like my father. I began to date him, but in the end things did not work out. Nonetheless, sentiment held me in its grasp, and it took me a long and painful time to let it go.
Setting A Good Example
I quit my job in 2013, because I wanted to focus more on my cultivation practice. I did not want to go at it alone and decided to join a group Fa study. We were six people, with five being elderly practitioners.
One member in our group was very diligent. She always sat in the full lotus position, with both legs crossed. She held the book with both hands and seldom misread or skipped words when we read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. In fact, she was one of the main reasons I wanted to remain in the group.
This lady set a good example for all of us. She went out in the morning to talk to people about Dafa and the persecution. After a while, all of us started doing the same. I often went out with this practitioner and sent forth righteous thoughts while she talked to people. Sometimes, more than 20 people agreed to quit the Party after listening to her.
Destined to Hear About Dafa
Once, we met an elderly man who appeared to be mute. When we handed him Dafa materials, he thanked us by pressing his palms together in front of his chest. After I told him to remember that “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” he kept nodding and pointed to his heart.
As we left, he pointed his index finger between his eyebrows and gave us a thumbs-up. I thought that this gesture meant that he could see things through his celestial eye and encouraged us to do better. I turned around when we walked away and saw him still standing there with his palms together in front of his chest.
Mother and I went to a large village to put up posters. When we were about to leave, we saw an older man sitting on a large rock with a dull look. We thought he was destined to meet us and that he was waiting to hear the facts about Falun Dafa,.
The man accepted some materials with basic information about Falun Dafa. When I told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” he was moved to tears. He also agreed to withdraw from the Communist Party.
Our Fa-study group has met for about three years, and the members have increased from 6 to more than 10. We tell people the facts of Falun Dafa almost every day. Sometimes, over 200 people withdraw from the Party on a single day.
Furthermore, this Fa study group has been a good environment for us to share understandings of the Fa, help each other, and encourage each other.