Realizing the Power of Compassion in Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I came to truly understand the immense power of compassion in Falun Dafa after an incident on September 19, 2010. I'd like to share this experience with fellow practitioners.
After distributing truth-clarification materials, I tried to cross the street on my bike to go to the store. The traffic was clear in both directions except for a motorcycle coming behind from far away. The moment I started to cross the street, the motorcyclist sped by me at high speed. I quickly swerved the bike to the right and rested my feet on the ground to prevent falling. Fortunately, I was not hit and the motorcycle went 20 feet before it could stop. I knew that Master's fashen had quietly protected me from an accident.
The young driver got off his motorcycle and walked towards me with both arms raised and eyes wide opened. With an agitated face and a clenched fist, he yelled at me, "You are sick." He then tried to kick my bike. I looked at him calmly as if nothing had happened and politely said, "I am sorry. It was my fault." Suddenly, he calmed down and walked back to his motorcycle without saying a word.
Many spectators were expecting more to happen and they were disappointed. They quietly left. I believe they felt strange.
While I was inside the store, I felt my whole body was light as if flying on air. I also felt a strong boundless power manifesting in my own dimension, restraining everything surrounding me. I had never before had this kind of feeling. I was feeling the immense power that manifested from the compassion of Falun Dafa. When I recalled the incident, I truly realized that people should always look inward first when a conflict occurs.
It's impossible for everyday people to first look inward. For a cultivator, assuming responsibility reflects a high moral standard. This is contrary to Master's words about the deteriorating moral standards today.
"Nowadays, people behave this way and will first of all avoid responsibility upon coming across a problem, regardless of whether they are at fault." (Zhuan Falun)
The young motorist didn't argue, complain, or blame me when he heard my apology. The conscience in his heart was already roused.
"When an evil-minded person is thinking of something bad, this person might change his mind due to the powerful effect of your field; he might then no longer want to commit the wrongdoing. Perhaps a person wants to swear at someone. Suddenly, he may change his mind and will not want to swear. Only the energy field from cultivation practice in a righteous way can produce this effect." (Zhuan Falun)
As Master said, I am a cultivator and the energy field from my cultivation practice might have affected this motorcycle driver. Master gave me this chance to resolve the predestined tribulation between the young man and me. I realized the immense power of compassion in Falun Dafa, and I believe this did not happen accidentally. During the ending period of Fa-rectification, Master also gave us an opportunity to examine our xinxing levels and omission of attachments.
I took this opportunity to look inward and found some attachments of showing off and being complacent that had not been completely eliminated. A fellow practitioner said to me, "I don't mean to praise you. Since we have worked together on Dafa projects, I realize you are always patient, thoughtful, and forbearing with your whole family." On the contrary, I have a bad temper and always quarrel with my family, even though I will regret it afterward. I replied, "I used to have an impulsive bad temper. It unknowingly disappeared after practicing cultivation. Now, I don't take things seriously at all. During conversations, I have subconsciously noticed that I still have attachments to showing off and being complacent.
It is regretful that I didn't seize this opportunity to clarify the truth to the motorcycle driver and encourage him to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I have a wish that if I ever see him again, I will do so, and leave no regrets.