Stomping Out a Fire on a Burning Truck
(Minghui.org) I was walking near a market during the Chinese New Year season in the year 2003. There were a few young boys setting off fireworks nearby. One landed on a thick cotton shipping blanket on the back of a truck and it immediately burst into flames.
The driver of the truck, the owner and his wife were all trying to extinguish the fire, but they were not having much luck. Over 100 people gathered to watch, but no one wanted to help battle the blaze. The owner's wife carried water from a faucet nearby, but it wasn't enough to put out the fire. The flames grew bigger and the fire burned hotter. Their efforts were in vain.
By the time I got there, the fire was raging. Without even thinking, I jumped on the truck and stomped on it, trying to put it out. The heat was intense and the smoke burned my eyes. The owner, his wife and the driver were trying to help. The crowd stood and stared as I stomped the flames with my expensive white running shoes. Slowly, with the help of the owner, we extinguished the fire. My beautiful shoes, as well as the clothes I wore, were all black..Just as I jumped off the truck, the fire department arrived. I said to the owner, “The firefighters are here so I'll go on my way.” He asked for my name. I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Just remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
A couple of weeks later, I was at fellow practitioner's home talking with him and his mother. His mom commented, “Dafa practitioners are so good. One helped put out the fire on a truck and wouldn't even leave his name. He just said, I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and left.” I told the fellow practitioner, “That was me!” He said, “That was you? They've been looking for you!”
My fellow practitioner got in contact with the owner and told them he had found the person who helped put out the fire. The wife of the owner asked if I would come over so she could thank me. She was so nice and said, “We finally found you! Please accept some money.” I said, “No thank you, I just did what a Dafa practitioner should do.”
She responded,“Then how can we ever thank you?” As she was talking, she handed me an apple. I said, “I'll just eat this apple.” She said, “If you ever need anything please let us know! The driver thought that you must be my relative because you were so determined to put out the fire!
I told her some basic facts about Falun Dafa and when I left, she said, “Please come over often when you have time. My husband believed the propaganda against Falun Dafa and totally misunderstood it. Now we have seen it with our own eyes. Falun Dafa practitioners are great people!”
Over these years of cultivation, Dafa has changed me for the better and I have been constantly improving. If it were not for that, I would not have helped put out that fire.