Neighbor: “How Do I Express My Gratitude to Your Master?”
(Minghui.org) One autumn day in 2011, when I was helping my neighbor pull down an old house, the wall made from mud suddenly collapsed on me. I was buried in rubble about three meters high. For several minutes, everyone stood there, shocked and speechless. At the critical moment, I said in my heart, “Master, please help!”
When I was dug out of the rubble, I couldn't talk and was barely breathing. Since I wasn't bleeding and had no external injuries, the neighbors thought I must have serious internal injuries.
A sentence from the Fa flashed in my mind:
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide”
(“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
Because I'm a practitioner, I knew I was fine, but the owner of the house strongly insisted that I go to a hospital for a checkup, so I went.
The examination indicated that my right clavicle, six or seven ribs, and a hipbone were broken. There was also a large “shadow” area on one of my lungs, indicating injury. The doctor ordered that I be hospitalized immediately and said that I needed to stay at least 40 days.
I believed that these symptoms were false. I refused surgery and did not take medicine. Instead, I did the Falun Gong exercises as best I could every day. Thirteen days later, I was released from the hospital.
When I came home, my neighbors came to visit me. They thought I should have stayed in the hospital longer.
According to common belief, it would take at least 100 days to recover from injuries in the sinews or bones. As a 60-year-old man, I was able to get out of bed after a week, walk around after three weeks, go shopping after a month and ride an electric-motor bike after two months.
After I came home, I did not slow down any of my efforts related to clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people. One young man who was slightly wounded in the same accident still needed a stick to walk over a month later.
Everyone who witnessed or heard about the accident was astonished at my miraculous recovery.
The homeowner said: “If you were not a practitioner, I would have been ruined financially due to this incident. I certainly couldn't have afforded to continue building a house. Because you're a practitioner, you are fine and we don't need to pay a penny for your medical expenses. How do I express my gratitude to your Master?”
I said, “Please remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
An elderly man, who is over 70 years old, had misunderstood what Falun Dafa was all about due to the lies spread by the communist regime. After the accident, he completely changed his opinion and said he wished to start practicing.
This year, I am 66 years old. Before I started practicing in 1997, I was well known at the hospital. During the spring of 1996, I suffered from hydronephrosis and kidney stones. Even though I was hospitalized several times, my condition did not get any better.
I also used to smoke two or three packs of cigarettes every day. I tried several methods to give up smoking, but failed every time.
“Some people also know that it is not good, but they just cannot quit. In fact, let me tell you that they do not have correct thoughts to guide themselves, and it will not be easy for them to quit that way. As a practitioner, why don’t you take it as an attachment to be abandoned, and see if you can quit. I advise everyone that if you truly want to practice cultivation you should quit smoking from now on, and it is guaranteed that you can quit.” (Lecture Seven in Zhuan Falun)
After I read this, I decided to stop smoking for good. After smoking for over 30 years, I was able to easily quit this bad habit.
Protected by Master
One day, my daughter and I were riding home on my motorcycle. A truck passed us too closely, and we were knocked off—but we weren't injured. Even the dozens of chickens loaded on the back of our motorcycle were fine.
I knew that Master was watching over us.
Another time, I stumbled on a corner of the road and fell to the ground. Several people were standing there, waiting for a bus. They thought that I must be seriously wounded. But I just quietly stood up, got back on my motorcycle and rode away. I later regretted that I did not grasp this opportunity to tell them the facts about Dafa.
I often silently thank Master: “Master! It is you who has given me a second life! Thank you so much for saving me! Only through cultivating diligently and doing the three things well can I live up to your saving me!”