Always Remember, You Are a Cultivator Under All Circumstances
(Minghui.org) I am a veteran Falun Dafa practitioner, over 70 years of age. I have practiced Falun Dafa and walked on the path of cultivation for more than ten years. I persist in studying the Fa, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the truth to save sentient beings every day.
I was recently hit by a motorcycle and seriously injured. Below is an account of what happened. Please compassionately point out anything inappropriate.
One day in May 2013, I finished my morning exercises and headed out to the local market to shop for some groceries. While crossing the street on a pedestrian crossing, a motorcycle hit me. I fell to the ground and lost consciousness.
Many people on the street gathered around the accident scene. I was losing a lot of blood; it was all over the street. The driver was terribly frightened and kept making phone calls.
At that time, the father of a fellow practitioner passed by and saw me. He immediately came to help me and unceasingly called my name. He asked me how I felt and wanted to take me to the hospital.
As I began to regain my consciousness, I said, “I am fine. I don't want to go to the hospital.” I also said to the motorcycle driver, “Don't worry, I know this was not your fault. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and don't blame you.”
While unconscious, I had seen another world, with golden shining Arhats everywhere. It was a wonderful and beautiful scene.
At that time, Teacher's Fa came to my mind:
“So when your Primordial Spirit goes out, no matter how wonderful you find those places, you must return.” (“An Explicit Reminder,” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Maybe it was because the fellow practitioner's father called my name repeatedly that my Primordial Spirit came back and I regained consciousness. From this incident, I realized that Teacher does not want me to leave, but would like me to stay and save more people.
I was taken to the hospital, and doctors found a large, deep cut in my head that would not stop bleeding. They gave me seven stitches. My legs were also badly bruised, and I could not walk. They wanted to give me injections and oral medicine, but I refused. Seeing that I was firm about not wanting to be hospitalized, my family took me home.
Once home, the bleeding continued. I had to apply clean cloth to the wound often. I firmly believed that Teacher was beside me. With Teacher and the Fa, I was not afraid of anything. Every day, I studied the Fa and did the exercises as usual. During the sitting meditation, I gradually lifted my legs into the double-lotus position and persisted, regardless of the pain.
Three days later, a miracle happened. All of the injuries disappeared, and I was back to the way I had been before the accident. Many people said, “It's a miracle! An elderly person, over 70 years old, recovered so quickly without any medicine or injections. Falun Dafa is really miraculous!”
I understood from this incident that we must not only seriously conduct our daily Fa study, but also firmly grasp the essence of the Fa, so that when tribulations surface, we are able to conduct ourselves as cultivators with strong righteous thoughts. This way, we'll be able to quickly defeat the tribulations. In the meantime, we must use our righteous actions to validate the goodness of Falun Dafa for the people of the world.
After this incident I also pondered why I had encountered such a huge tribulation when the Fa-rectification is approaching the human world and we are busy saving sentient beings. Did I have some major attachments yet to be relinquished, which had become a loophole taken advantage of by the evil?
I searched within repeatedly and found that I still had a strong attachment to sentimentality. I live by myself and often feel lonely, so I often call my daughter.
Teacher has taught us:
“Those who are attached to affection for family will definitely be burned, entangled, and tormented by it. Pulled by the threads of affection and plagued by them throughout their lives, they will find it too late to regret at the end of their lives.” (“Cultivators' Avoidances,” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
The life of every cultivator might have been extended, but the extension is not made for living an ordinary life. On the final leg of my cultivation path, I will endeavor to study the Fa even better, eliminate various human attachments, and save more sentient beings, so as to reach consummation and follow Teacher to return to my true home.