85-Year-Old Practitioner Protected After Serious Car Accident
(Minghui.org) I am an 85-year-old Dafa practitioner from Liaoning Province. I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I recently experienced a severe car accident. I was protected by the power of Falun Dafa.
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” in Hong Yin Vol. II)
It happened on a morning in October last year. I took public transportation to a village 10 miles away to keep an appointment with an 82-year-old practitioner who would drive us on his small electric motor scooter to a Falun Dafa study group, located in a remote ravine.
When I arrived 10 minutes early, the practitioner said, “Since there’s hardly any traffic, let’s leave now.”
That was the last thing I remembered. When I regained consciousness, I was in the emergency room in the city’s central hospital.
When I realized where I was, I immediately announced, "Take me home. I want to go home. I practice Falun Dafa. Only the Master of Falun Dafa can save me. Nobody else can!"
My daughter-in-law was crying and begging me to stay in the hospital for treatment, but my son listened to me. He tried to carry me and called for a taxi to take me home. But my body couldn’t straighten up.
A hospital ambulance was finally located, and two medics transferred me from my hospital bed to a stretcher, drove me home, took me on the stretcher up five flights of stairs, and placed me on my own bed.
I laid in bed and couldn’t move for 15 days!
I found out later what happened. A speeding three-wheeled electric car ran straight into our motor scooter and threw me to the ground. My head was punctured in two places and bleeding. I was knocked out completely.
I was taken to the city hospital. They bandaged my head, took X-rays, tried to revive me, but I remained unconscious.
My 80-years-old wife and another practitioner rushed over to the hospital. Their repeated reciting of "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good," along with their continuous support and asking Master for help, finally brought me back.
The first words that came out of my mouth when I became conscious was: “I want to go home. I don’t want to stay in the hospital.”
The nurse said, “It took us a long time to revive you. You should immediately be checked out so that doctors can give you a comprehensive once over.
“From the X-ray photographs, we can see that a lot of your bones have been broken. It will take us a week to have your bones reset. Then, you will need another week of drug treatment…
“Whether we can reconnect your bones properly is hard to say.
“The hospital doesn’t agree with your wanting to go home. We don’t even know what injuries your brain has sustained or whether there is any residual problems, because it has taken you so long to wake up.”
I insisted I had to go home. The nurse left, but returned promptly to ask how old I was. When I answered, “84” she turned on her heels and left without saying another word. When she came back a second time, she said, “OK, you can go home.”
I knew the hospital had no faith they could save me because of my injuries and my advanced age.
The young driver who hit me came to the hospital with his mother and said, “How can you not stay in the hospital for treatment?! You are of such a great age!”
I told them, “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner. You don’t have to worry about me.
Then, I asked them, “Have you ever joined the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations? If you have, I hope you will withdraw from them completely so you won’t be implicated when it collapes.” They assured me they had not.
My wife and I taught them the nine golden words: "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good", and suggested that they remember to recite the words often.
We told them, “Reciting these words often will be good for you, especially when you are driving around a lot. They will provide you with peace and security.
We also assured them, “You don’t have to concern yourself with us. You can go home. We won’t come after you, and you don’t have to come to the hospital any more. Just try to be careful and pay more attention in the future.”
The driver’s mother tearfully said to me, “Falun Dafa is indeed so good! You are an older man, if you had to be hospitalized for treatment, we don’t know where we could have raised the necessary funds. My son has no father. Neither does he have a wife. We also had to borrow money to buy this electric car so he can make a living…”
After I returned home, I was unable to study Falun Dafa because my vision was affected from the accident and I couldn’t read, so I listened to Master’s lecture tapes. Whenever I felt too tired listening, I would recite in my heart "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good."
I had the bandage on my head removed. Several practitioners came to my house for support and to help out. I slept little and ate little. There wasn’t much pain. I merely felt general discomfort.
However, the evening of the next day, excruciating pain started. It was so bad, it was practically impossible to bear.
My wife held my hands and we recited together: "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness Compassion-Forbearance is good!" Every so often I would call out for Master to help and to save me! That lasted for another day and night.
On the third night, the pain generally subsided, but there was still much local discomfort. The discomfort locations would change every few days.
I still felt something was still quite wrong. I had a sensation my intestines might have been dislodged and entangled. I would have a bowel movement every five days, and it would take me a full day to finish the process of elimination.
My wife maintained her cool but kept a close watch over me. That went on three times for 15 consecutive days. After that, the pain was gone and everything became normal.
During the time when I was home recuperating, I could only listen to Master’s taped lectures, but as soon as I could read on my own, I did. When I became tired, I would recite in my heart: "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." I tried to submerge myself in studying Falun Dafa.
On the 20th day, I got help to sit in double lotus to do the meditation exercise, and I did it for the full hour.
All practitioners and family members present put their palms together and held them in front of their chests to thank Master for His wondrous saving grace.
On the 50th day, I was able to walk around holding onto the back of chairs. Ten days later, I could walk entirely on my own.
Now, I’m completely recovered and everything is back to normal.
“But if you can, as cultivators, steady your minds a bit and do well at what you’re supposed to do, everything will be there for you, in fact. If you can all manage to do the three things well, divine beings will look after you even if you are off in a remote corner of the world, and so will Master’s law bodies.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
Since my first thought was trusting that Master could save me, that was the thought that made the difference. If it was not because of Master, my life would have ended. How can I repay Master?! The only way is to “sprint”.
"For some there is still time left, and for some their only hope is to sprint. But if the person hasn’t laid an adequate foundation, and if the person’s understanding of the Fa is limited, how could he have the drive to persist? Have you been diligent? If you haven’t laid a solid foundation that’s built on the Fa, you won’t be able to do that. That kind of determination and firm sense of conviction come from the Fa." (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
I looked inward.
In retrospect, I have studied Falun Dafa many, many times over the years, yet I didn’t truly understand and study it with my heart. I had not succeeded to laying the necessary foundation of being a practitioner. I was not diligent enough. My subsequent inadequacies had left loopholes in my practice which caused a serious accident to occur.
After that I seize every opportunity to study Falun Dafa in depth, to look inward seriously, and to elevate myself to become a better person.
When we sincerely believe in the goodness of Dafa, we can overcome difficulties and tribulations.