(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 when I was 57 years old. If not for Master’s care and protection, there is no way I could have overcome the many obstacles I’ve encountered on my journey of cultivation. I would like to share two near death experiences with fellow practitioners.

Hit By a Motorcycle

My daughter and I were on a trip to visit her grandmother in January 1998. I was following her across the road to catch a bus when a motorcycle ran over me. It felt like my head was cracked open! My first thought was, “I am a practitioner and am protected by Master Li.”

My daughter, who had been walking ahead of me, looked back and saw me lying on the ground. She did not even know what had happened. I assured her that I was fine. The motorcycle rider left the scene.

I asked my daughter to go on and see her grandmother by herself. Believing that I was okay, she boarded the bus and left. I waited for a bus to take me back home.

When I tried to get on the bus, my left leg was so in much pain that I could hardly lift it, and my head suddenly felt swollen. It was also very difficult for me to climb the stairs to our fourth-floor apartment.

When I finally made it home, I cleaned myself up and fell asleep. When I awoke, I could not even turn over, let alone get up. Suddenly, I started coughing and couldn’t stop and felt extreme pain in my lower back. It seemed the ground was shaking!

I thought that I should get up and study the Fa. With much effort, I eventually managed to sit up. But when I tried to read, everything was blurry, and my head ached terribly.

I held the book Essentials for Further Advancement in my hands and said to Master, “How can I study the Fa and do the exercises in this condition?” Suddenly, my vision cleared up, and the pressure in my head eased. In an instant, I could study again!

In the following days, I memorized several articles from Essentials for Further Advancement. Amazingly, my meditation improved, and I was able to double-cross my legs for the first time. Until then, I could only cross one leg at a time.

Six days after the accident, my daughter returned home and was telling me about her trip when I looked up and saw a big Falun floating just below the ceiling. It was spinning very quickly and, suddenly, I felt as if we were spinning with it. When I blinked, it disappeared. I got up immediately, and found that I had completely recovered! At that moment, I thought of Master’s words,

“What is owed must be paid for. Therefore, some dangerous things may occur in the course of cultivation practice." (Zhuan Falun)

Master helped me repay a karmic debt. If he had not protected me, I would have died when the motorcycle hit me. I had obtained the Fa only four months prior to the accident, but I now had infinite gratitude towards Master and made an oath in my mind to follow him forever.

Looking Within

The second incident happened in October 2015. I began feeling unwell and lost my appetite. It felt like a film was covering the inside of my mouth. Everything I tried to eat tasted awful; it was also very difficult to swallow due to intense pain in my throat. My hands were weak and shook when I did the exercises.

Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference. In two weeks, I only ate half a pound of rice and a few cups of yogurt. I had difficulty speaking, and whenever I tried to study the Fa, I fell asleep. I knew the old forces were trying to drag me to my death!

I remembered that Master told us to look within whenever we encountered problems. Recalling my past ups and downs, I found a lot of attachments, such as fighting, seeking comfort, and complaining about others.

Although I had been doing the three things and clarifying the facts face-to- face, I had an attitude that I did better than other practitioners. Without realizing it, I had fallen into the old forces' arrangements and had given them an excuse to harm me. My mistake was a result of not taking Master’s teachings seriously and not studying the Fa with a clear mind. I admitted my mistake to Master in front of his photo.

That same day I took a nap and dreamed that two hands opened my skull and pulled out a mound of gray substance. I heard a voice say, “One more in the left side.” I pulled it out using my hand and recited, “The Fa rectifies the universe and eliminates all evil.”

When I woke up, I realized that Master had removed black substances from my head. I told myself, “My head is empty now. From now on, I will only retain the Fa and prevent any bad things from getting in.”

I fell back to sleep, and when I woke up the next morning, I was greeted with a magical experience: my room was filled with a soft translucent glow. When I got up, my body felt very light, as if I were floating. I looked all around and was amazed by the beautiful light.

I opened the window to look out at the clear sky and saw a beautiful brick staircase that reached to the heavens. I turned back and saw that the room was still illuminated by the beautiful light. After that wonderful experience, I began to eat normally again. All my symptoms and discomfort disappeared; I felt energized!

My life is given to me by Master Li, and I can never repay His immense compassion. I can only do my best to cultivate diligently and accomplish my historical mission. I will use the wisdom of the Fa to help save people and complete the last phase of the journey to return home with Master.

Thank you, Master, for your compassion.