PureInsight | May 10, 2004
[PureInsight.org] One day I ran into T, who works at the inventory department of my company. Every time we saw each other, we would greet each other like the old friends that we are and chat for a while. But this time she appeared to be solemn and sad. Before I had a chance to ask her what was wrong, she said, "M has passed away!" I was in complete shock and couldn't say anything. After a moment of silence, I finally asked T, "When?" She replied, "Ten days ago. The only thing that is comforting to me is that I was by her side when she passed away." I didn't how to respond to this news, except that I was overcome with regret.
M was a Caucasian colleague of mine who worked with T at the inventory department. She was not as outgoing as T, but she was always kind and eager to help people. She always chatted with everyone in a low-key and friendly manner when people went to ask her to locate things for them. Last year, I was about to move to a new home and asked M to save some paper boxes for me. A few days later, she called me and said, "Mei, I have saved many boxes in a variety of different sizes for you. Remember to come by and pick them up when you get a chance." After I moved to the new home, M even remembered to ask me affectionately, "How's your new house? I bet your kids like the new home a lot." I had always wanted to introduce Falun Dafa to her, but it seemed that I was always too busy to bring up the subject of Falun Dafa every time I saw her. Each time after we parted company, I would tell myself to remember to tell her about Falun Dafa next time we met. I always told myself, "After all, there is plenty of time."
Then one day M suddenly stopped coming to work. One day I went to the inventory department to pick up some stuff. I remembered that I hadn't seen M for a long time and took the opportunity to ask T where M had been lately. T replied, "Didn't you know? M has been diagnosed with lung cancer." I could hardly believe what I had heard. How could M be suffering from lung cancer? She looked so healthy. I immediately asked T, "Has she had an operation to remove her cancer tissues?" She said, "It is too late for that, and her doctors are treating her with less invasive treatments." I asked anxiously, "So her lung cancer is at an advanced stage?" T replied sadly, "I am afraid so."
I immediately asked T for M's home address and wrote M a letter. In the letter, I told M that there is a magnificent eastern cultivation practice that has proven to be very effective in treating illness and restoring health. I also asked her to visit http://www.falundafa.org, a website that contains introductory information to Falun Dafa. The day after I mailed out the letter, I went to the inventory department again to pick up something. I told T about the letter and she said, "You should have given the letter to me instead of mailing it out - went to see her yesterday and I could have passed the letter to her directly." I took it as a bad omen, but I really hoped that M would receive the letter in time.
Now that I heard M had passed away, I asked T, "Did M ever mention the letter that I sent her?" T shook her head. I felt very disappointed and sad. I couldn't quite describe the kind of sadness I felt, except that I felt painfully sad. T added, "Even if she had received the letter, she wouldn't have any strength left to read it." It was too late for M when I finally tried to introduce Falun Dafa to her.
How I wish I had introduced Falun Dafa to M and told her that she could learn to cultivate in Falun Dafa right here in her own country earlier! I knew it was important to introduce Falun Dafa to her and tell her about the persecution, but I had completely neglected my responsibility and allowed her to leave the world without ever hearing about Falun Dafa. As a Falun Dafa cultivator, I truly regret it.
Dear M, may you be reincarnated to a country where Falun Dafa flourishes! May you have the opportunity to hear about Falun Dafa in your next incarnation! Please remember to seek Falun Dafa in your next incarnation!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/7/13/22473.html