(Minghui.org) Our Fa study group was first established in 2000 and has continued with Master’s protection. Senior fellow practitioners Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang were the founders of the group and I would like to share their stories.

Her Entire Family Supports Her Cultivation

Ms. Zhang, 83, is a retired physician. Even though she was a doctor herself, she could not treat her own illnesses.

She had cerebral thrombosis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and glaucoma. In 1998, she began practicing Falun Dafa to get healthy, and soon all her illnesses were cured. Since then, she has not taken any medicine.

Her husband was ten years her senior. He had diabetes and Alzheimer’s and couldn’t take care of himself.

Ms. Zhang did all the housework by herself and took good care of him. And, she did not trouble her children.

Her husband saw the changes in her after practicing Dafa, fully understood how great Dafa is, and totally supported her practice. Our Fa study group studies the Fa three times a week in their home.

There are usually between three and eight of us. Sometimes we also have large group Fa studies or a small scale experience sharing conference in their home with up to 30 people.

But her husband never complained and always welcomed fellow practitioners with a smile. He was blessed by Dafa and in good health for his age.

In 2018, he passed away peacefully at the age of 91. Ms. Zhang’s children all support Dafa as well.

In 2015, with their real names, the three generations of her family all sued former Chinese leader Zhang Zemin for persecuting Falun Dafa. In 2017, her niece was arrested for distributing Minghui calendars but was released on bail to await trial.

During that time, the police often went to Ms. Zhang’s home and harassed them. So her daughter (who is not a practitioner) asked us to come to her home instead for our group Fa study.

We felt bad about it, but she said, “My mom practices Dafa and she is so healthy and is able to take such good care of my dad. We are all so blessed by Dafa and our entire family is grateful to Dafa and Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa). So this is just something that we are supposed to do.”

Ms. Wang is 78 years old and began to practice Dafa in 1996. From Dafa cultivation, she became very kind, sincere, and forgiving.

Through her, all her family and friends felt the beauty of Dafa. During the Chinese New Year of 2016, she and her siblings all went back to their hometown to celebrate.

There was a seasonal flu going around there and other than Ms. Wang and her husband, everyone else got it. They all witnessed that Dafa practitioners were indeed different.

She carefully took care of everyone and asked them all to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They all began to recover.

By the time they were ready to leave, only her oldest brother, who was in his 80s and had heart disease, still had a fever.

Everyone already had their plane tickets booked but they were hesitating about whether or not to leave. They were afraid that something might happen to their brother on his way home.

However, the healthcare in their hometown was very limited even if they decided to stay.

Eventually Ms. Wang said, “He knows about the facts about Dafa and supports Dafa (he had given money to material production sites many times). He will be blessed. Let’s all recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ for him and he will get home safely.”

His fever passed on the plane and he arrived home safely. The family again witnessed the power of Dafa.

Studying the Fa Well; Paying Attention to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts

Our Fa study group always sends forth righteous thoughts before and after Fa study. Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang always sit in the full lotus position when they send righteous thoughts.

They are always fully focused and don’t fall asleep. Every time they go out to clarify the facts, they also send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors and ask Master to help them.

In our group Fa study, we mostly read Zhuan Falun but we sometimes read Master’s other lectures. After reading Minghui articles about memorizing Zhuan Falun, I shared in the group and suggested that we should all do it.

Everyone agreed we should memorize this great Buddha Fa. But some were afraid that it would be too difficult at our age.

I shared why I wanted to memorize the Fa: “I'm not concerned with how much I memorize, I just want to memorize the Fa so that my mind becomes clear and I can focus better when studying the Fa.”

I also reminded them of what Master said:

“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

Then I said, “Let’s all try it—I’m sure we can do it.”

Starting in 2017, Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang both began to memorize the Fa. Ms. Zhang always reads two lectures a day and finds extra time to memorize the Fa.

She has finished memorizing the book once and now she’s on Lecture Four the second time around. Ms. Wang memorizes the Fa paragraph by paragraph.

If one paragraph is too long, she divides it up into two or three parts. She memorizes each paragraph until she gets every single character correct and then moves on to the next one.

She doesn’t seek fast progress but makes sure to memorize the Fa for more than an hour every day. Besides memorizing the Fa, she reads one or two lectures of Zhuan Falun and Master’s other lectures, does all five exercises each day, and never slacks off.

She also listens to Minghui radio while doing the housework or having meals.

Cooperating with One Another and Clarifying the Facts Face-to-Face

I joined this Fa study group in the summer of 2014. At the time there were six or seven of us who came regularly and we were all in our 60s and 70s.

Ms. Zhang often prepared materials to clarify the facts. We would take the DVDs, calendars, and other materials after Fa study.

Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang have been going out to clarify the truth together for the past 20 years. They take the bus to go out and then walk back while clarifying the facts to people. They also take taxis to rural areas to clarify the facts.

When distributing materials, they often just hold materials in their hands and give them to people passing by. Whatever the recipients’ age or gender, these women always smile as they hand them information.

Their hearts aren’t moved when they meet people who don’t know the truth and curse at or threaten them, and they also don’t fear facing the police.

In the summer of 2016, they were distributing truth-clarification DVDs at an intersection north of a police station. After Ms. Zhang handed a DVD to a man, he grabbed her arm and said, “How dare you to give out these things here! Practicing Falun Dafa in this county is illegal; how dare you still do it!”

He held Ms. Zhang’s arm with one hand and made a phone call with the other. Soon, six police officers arrived.

Ms. Zhang asked Master for help while sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors behind them, so that they wouldn’t commit crimes against Dafa.

Ms. Zhang said to them, “I’m a doctor but I was not able to heal myself. If I didn’t practice Dafa, I would have died a long time ago. Falun Dafa is a great Buddha Fa and is being practiced all over the world.”

The man asked her how old she was and Ms. Zhang told him that she was nearly 80.

He said, “At your age, why don’t you just enjoy yourself at home? Why do you do things like this?”

Ms. Zhang said, “It’s to save people!”

The man said, “Who do you save?”

Ms. Zhang replied, “I gave you DVD to save you. Once you know the facts and no longer follow Jiang Zemin to persecute Dafa practitioners, won’t you be saved? If you protect Dafa practitioners, you will even be blessed. Haven't you seen how many people have incurred retribution after persecuting Dafa practitioners? I don’t want you to end up like them.”

The man said, “Ma’am, hurry up and go and don’t come back here.” Just like that, Ms. Zhang made it through the tribulation with Master’s protection.

The lockdown during the pandemic in 2020 made it very difficult for our group Fa study and going out to clarify the facts. Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang live in the same residential area, and during that time they studied the Fa together and insisted on going out to clarify the facts together.

There was no public transportation at that time, and they had to walk. Sometimes they walked a long way but only met a few people.

Ms. Zhang often said, “We will just listen to Master and use our time to help people. We won’t complain about the numbers, even if we just help one person, and we won’t have the attachment of zealotry if we help many people. Master will bring the predestined people to us.”

Sometimes after walking a lot, Ms. Zhang’s legs and feet hurt so much that she couldn’t sleep at night. She sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference.

When it got bad, she used a walker to go out to clarify the facts. Her children asked her to take a rest but she said, “Don’t worry, this little tribulation cannot stop me from going out to help people.”

In June 2020, Ms. Zhang’s daughter took her shopping on a motorized tricycle. Her daughter hurried on their way back, because she was running late to drop off books to her child at school.

When she made a left turn, the tricycle flipped over and Ms. Zhang was thrown three yards away. She landed hard on her left side and felt as if she couldn’t breathe, so she yelled in her mind, “Master, save me!” Then, slowly, she was able to breathe.

Her daughter was petrified and many people gathered around. Someone said, “She fell pretty hard. Given her age, she needs to get to a hospital quickly!”

Ms. Zhang said, “I’m fine. I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner and Master protects me. There won’t be an issue. Thank you all!”

Someone asked how old Ms. Zhang was and all were amazed that, at 83, she was unscathed after such a bad accident.

Her daughter said to them, “My mom is truly blessed by practicing Dafa. If she weren’t protected by Master, I would be scared to death.”

Everyone helped to flip the tricycle over and someone helped Ms. Zhang up. Ms. Zhang moved around and showed her daughter that she was indeed okay.

Her daughter then helped he on the tricycle and pushed it home. Once home, Ms. Zhang saw that the left side of her chest and stomach were purple, and it hurt when she tried to move her left arm.

Just breathing hurt a lot, and she could not sleep at all that night.

The next morning she got up to do the exercises as usual, even though she was still having trouble lifting her left arm. Ms. Zhang had a simple breakfast, pushed the walking aid, and was on her way out.

Her daughter said, “Mom, please, don’t go out today.”

Ms. Zhang said, “If Master didn’t save me, I would probably be dead. Master extended my life so that I can help more people, so I can’t let anything interfere with me.” So Ms. Zhang went out with Ms. Wang to clarify the facts.

Since I joined the Fa study group in 2014, it’s been my job to submit the names of people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.

Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang have helped about 20,000 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

In the final moment of Fa-rectification, all the practitioners in our Fa study group are determined to cultivate diligently, save more sentient beings, fulfill our historical missions, and return to our true homes with Master.

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