[Selected Submission] A Woman Buried by a Collapsed Wall Miraculously Safe and Sound
(Minghui.org) There are nine siblings in my family. It's not easy for us to get together, because several siblings live in other provinces and counties. In 2010, our youngest brother called and invited us to spend the Chinese New Year at his family's home. I was very happy when I received the call. I thought, “This is a good chance to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa.” I had told them the facts about Falun Dafa before, but my eldest sister and fourth sister didn't believe any of what I said.
December 28, 2010, was my youngest brother's 60th birthday. Everyone went to his home to celebrate his birthday. I asked everyone to sit down in the guest room after lunch. I said, "It's not easy for us to get together and have a party like this. Let me tell you the facts about Falun Dafa today." My fourth sister stood up immediately, interrupted me, and said, "Please stop talking. Let me tell you something." We all looked at her. I was very surprised. I calmed down and listened to her. She said, "Sister, I witnessed the truth that you told me about before." I asked, "What do you mean?" She said, "Calm down. Let me tell you." She then told us the following story.
My son and daughter-in-law have been living in Guizhou Province for more than a decade. They have never encountered any trouble worth mentioning in their building construction business, but this year there was a bad accident. At the beginning of the year, my son signed a new contract to construct three buildings. The deadline was one year. There would be a penalty for any breach of the contract. We didn't have enough workers of our own, so we hired some local workers. The job advertisement said that we were hiring anyone who could work hard, men or women. Two days later, we hired about 100 workers. At noontime a woman came by. She was a little older, over 50. My son and I asked her, "What can you do?" She was very confident and said, "Apart from carrying cement boards upstairs, I can do whatever work you assign me." My son thought she looked healthy and strong, so he hired her.
The next morning, when this woman was stacking bricks beside a newly-built wall, a worker opposite her shouted, "Ma'am, hurry up and..." Before he could get out the word "run," we heard a loud crash. The newly-built wall had collapsed and buried the woman completely. It looked like a small hill of bricks. All the workers ran over and formed a circle. They said, "She's got to be dead."
I was cleaning the kitchen at the time. After I heard the noise, I went outside to see what had happened. My son also arrived. We hired some workers to move the bricks and try to save the woman. (Nowadays people don't work if they don't get paid.) Some of the workers said, "What's the use of trying to rescue her? She must have become a meat pie. She'll bes dead, even if we pull her out." I said, "No, we have to rescue her. Dead or alive, you must immediately move the bricks. It's urgent to rescue her." As we were moving the bricks, someone shouted with surprise, "I see her hair! Hurry up!" Soon the the woman's head and shoulders were visible, but her lower body was still buried. We continued moving the bricks. I was surprised, because she was standing up against the wall! Though the wall fell down around her, bricks about as high as a man that had not collapsed stood around her. The woman had leaned closely against the wall and didn't fall down.
She was covered with mud. I went over to her, supported her, and helped her sit down to rest. I pressed my hands together in front of my chest to express my thanks to the Heavens. I asked her how she was feeling. She said that she was a little groggy, the back of her hand was scratched a little, and her feet hurt. My son immediately asked the workers to take her to the hospital. The workers also said she might have internal injuries and should be taken to the hospital for a checkup. Everyone was surprised when the woman said, "I'm all right. I am well protected by my Master. It's unnecessary to take me to the hospital." My son then took out 1,000 yuan and handed it to her, which she refused to accept. Someone said, "Maybe the woman is an idiot. She doesn't even want money." Someone said, "If her family comes later on, you never know how much money they will extort from the boss." Someone said, "If she doesn't accept the money today, but goes to the hospital tomorrow, she could possibly stay there and not move out. Then you would be in big trouble." People all made different comments. I was very anxious. I thought, “If it really is as they suggested, my son will be finished.”
However, the woman slowly stood up and said, "Ma'am, boss, please be assured. I will not claim a penny from you, but I do have one request." I asked her, "What?" She said, "Please don't tell my family about today's accident. Additionally, I want to ask for a half day off this afternoon so I can wash my clothes. I will come back to work tomorrow." My son said, "Auntie, it is fine no matter how many days you want to take off. You don't need to come to work tomorrow." My son tried to hand her the money a second time, but she was determined not to accept it. I asked her, "Why won't you accept it? Is it not enough?" She said sincerely, " I make money by using my strength. I will not accept money that doesn't belong to me. Teacher taught us to consider others first at all times. I am a Falun Gong practitioner."
Everyone at the work site understood what she said. One person said, "Falun Gong practitioners are really good! Thank goodness there are still such good people on earth today!" At the moment, I thought of you [referring to me]. I finally believed that what you had told me was truly the truth about Falun Gong. Then, I started to tell the facts about Falun Gong to the workers: "My fifth sister is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. She has told me many miraculous stories about Falun Dafa. Now, a miracle has shown up before our eyes; we have witnessed the truth about Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa is good! All Falun Gong practitioners are good people." I also told them everything that you had told me before.
The next day, the woman came back to work. After that, I listened to her tell me stories about Falun Gong. She talked as she worked. She told me not only many miraculous stories about Falun Gong, but also the principles of how to become a good person.
The woman was very sincere and kind. She worked very hard, too. When most of the workers went home, she was still there working until we wrapped up for the day. On the day she quit her job and went back to her home, our entire family walked with her for quite some distance. When we bid farewell, she told us, "From now on, keep in mind and repeat often 'Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' It is the law of the universe and the Buddha Fa. If you repeat it often, you will be blessed and protected by the Gods and Buddhas. Keep in mind to ask the Falun Dafa Master for help when in danger." We replied, "Yes, we will keep this in our mind. We will never forget it. Thank you!" She said, "Please, just say thanks to my Master!" We watched her go until we couldn't see her anymore. My son said to my sister-in-law, " witnessed that woman be buried by a collapsed wall but she was safe and sound. What a good person she must be!"
As my fourth sister finished telling her story, she pressed her hands together in front of her chest and said excitedly, "Thank you, Falun Gong. Thank you, Falun Gong Master!" I also said in my heart, "Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!"