(Minghui.org) My name is Qingqing. I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998 when I was 30 years old.

I used to be timid and scared when walking in the dark. After taking up Dafa, I became confident and was no longer afraid of being out alone at night. However, I did encounter a dangerous situation one early morning when I was still a new practitioner.

It was very early in the morning and still dark in March 1999 when I set out for the park to do the exercises. There was very little traffic on the streets and no foot traffic at all. I was carrying a bag with my meditation mat. The park was two bus stops from my home and I would have to walk underneath an unlit overpass.

Under the overpass were several large pillars. As I approached the bridge I thought I saw someone. I paid no attention. I was underneath the overpass when two people came out from behind the pillars. Then three more appeared on the other side of me. I was surrounded by five young men.

I remained calm and asked what they wanted. One of them asked me for money. I told them that I did not have a single penny on me, and that I did not care about money, because I practice Falun Dafa.

They asked me what I had in my bag, and I told them, “It is my sitting mat I use for meditation in the park – where I am headed now.”

They looked stunned and did not speak for a minute. Then, one of them asked me if he could also practice Falun Dafa.

“Yes, of course,” I said with a smile, “It will make you a good person.”

They silently lowered their heads and walked behind me.

I walked a few steps forward, when one caught up and said, “Wait a minute.” I turned and asked, “Anything else?” Without speaking he turned around and they left.

I continued to walk to the practice site. If this had happened before I practiced Dafa, it would have shaken me up. My courage came from Dafa. I also had the chance to validate Dafa and experienced the power of Dafa.

Master said,

“In practicing cultivation of our school, you will not have any problems as long as you can conduct your xinxing well, since one righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils.” (Zhuan Falun)

It was Dafa that protected me and strengthened my righteous thoughts so that I could face those five young men with dignity and without fear.

Dafa also made those five men abandon their evil thoughts and prevented them from committing a crime. In the meantime, Dafa made them show respect for the Buddha Fa. For a moment, they even had a thought of practicing cultivation, which again reflected Dafa’s mighty virtue.

Master said,

“But there is one thing: Since you practice a righteous way, your practice will benefit others. (Zhuan Falun)