I Am So Fortunate to Be a Falun Gong Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I was rushing to catch the bus to work on the morning of December 29, 2011. The next thing I knew, a woman was helping me to get up, and she walked me over to rest by a tree. She asked me if I was alright. She then said to me, “Please wait for me right here. I have to move my car back to the curb.”
I watched her walk to her car and drive away. I wondered why she'd helped me and why she wanted me to wait for her here. But she never returned. Since I'd missed my bus and would be late for work, I decided to go back home.
Hit by a Car
When I looked in the mirror I was shocked at my appearance – my face was swollen and I could barely open my eyes. I realized that I'd been hit by a car, and that the woman who helped me must have been the driver. But I did not know how it had happened. I did not know how I had wound up in the street as I hurried along the sidewalk. I also did not know how big of a memory gap I had.
Concerned about possible brain damage, I had a CT scan at the hospital. No injury was found. My older brother and his son came to visit me at the hospital. My nephew said, “You will be fine since you've already read the book (referring to Zhuan Falun) and renounced the Chinese Communist Party.”
My brother invited me to stay with his family for awhile. My sister-in-law and her son are Falun Gong practitioners. She smiled and said, “You are here to obtain the Fa.” She was right. Because of this accident, I had the opportunity to start practicing Falun Gong.
Becoming a Falun Gong Practitioner
The following day, at my brother's house, I could open my eyes fully. The next day I started to study the Fa with my sister-in-law and her son, and a week later I began to practice the Falun Gong exercises. Miraculously, the swelling in my face disappeared within two weeks.
Master said in Zhuan Falun:“All things like that come to take away one’s life. But one will not be endangered.” I was so fortunate! Master had already protected me before I became a practitioner.
In a dream, I saw Master touching my face to heal the injury. In another dream, I heard Master telling me to “strive forward vigorously.” On one occasion when I practiced the Falun Standing Stance exercise, I saw Master's Law Body in my upper right field of vision.
I was immersed in Buddha's light. I read Falun Gong books after work every day. I have read all of Master's Fa teachings and memorized Hong Yin. I have hand copied Hong Yin and Zhuan Falun. Currently, I am memorizing Zhuan Falun.
Raising My Xinxing
I am an easygoing person and get along well with my colleagues. I am not very talkative, but I do my work diligently. During a company reorganization, I was removed from a management position to become a worker in the plant. This change did trouble me in my heart, even though I accepted it as it came. I did not know that a bigger test was in store.
We had a new factory chief who came from company headquarters. I had a good relationship with her through an earlier business association. But for some inexplicable reason, she overstepped her authority and started to pick on me despite the fact that it was uncalled for and not in keeping with the company's managerial policy. She not only criticized me at every meeting, but she also found fault with me in my daily performance. My colleagues began to joke, “You report directly to the chief. You're famous now.”
Faced with this unexpected situation, I really felt hurt and that I was losing face. People suggested that I talk with her, but I just brushed it off. My sister-in-law encouraged me: “This is a good thing! You should thank her!” I understood that the factory chief was providing me an opportunity to improve my xinxing, but I still could not let go of it.
Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“In cultivation practice, there may be two scenarios when dealing with specific conflicts or when others treat you badly. One is that you might have treated this person badly in your previous life. You feel in your heart that it is unfair, "How can this person treat me like this?" Then why did you treat this person that way in the past? You might claim that you actually did not know it at that time, and this life has nothing to do with the other life. That does not work.”
Master also taught us: “Therefore, when a conflict arises, it does not occur accidentally.” I realized that any resentment is actually a result of a karmic relationship from previous lives.
Thus, I changed my mindset based on the Fa. Gradually, I raised my xinxing and could handle this situation calmly.