New Practitioner: I Thank Dafa for Saving My Life
(Minghui.org) Looking back on the past few years, I feel very lucky. Thanks to two practitioners in my family, I have witnessed the power of Falun Dafa and became a practitioner myself.
Falun Dafa Practitioners Stand Out
The first family member is my brother. He had diabetes and kidney disease twenty some years ago. He was also exhausted from work. Every time we had a family gathering, we worried that he would not make it until the next reunion.
One year at the family gathering, he showed up energetic and healthy. He told us that cultivating Falun Gong had renewed his life. He had spent a considerable amount of money on therapies, which all failed. But Falun Gong swiftly healed him of his illnesses. We were amazed.
Then there is my sister-in-law. Practicing Falun Gong had made her become very kind and forgiving. She is always happy, gets along with everybody well, and takes great care of her parents and parents-in-law. What stood out to me was that she never got sick and didn't seem to age.
I noticed others who practice Falun Gong also had outstanding qualities. They are all the best people I've seen.
In the severe persecution that was launched in 1999, some of them were arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. In the face of the suppression, they refused give up their belief.
Beginning the Practice
Five years ago, my brother visited me and told me about Falun Dafa in detail. He told me about the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and how to cultivate. Seeing his noble spirit and great health, I wanted to cultivate, which I believed could improve my health, and change my short temper and picky personality. My brother said cultivation would improve my character, and I would become happy and broad-hearted.
A few days later, he came back with a copy of Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Dafa), and the audio recording of Master Li's lectures. But I was very busy with work, so I didn't really cultivate sincerely. I didn't read the book often, and didn't have solid belief. My brother reminded me to read the book more often, because Dafa is very powerful. He also told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and that Master Li was always with me.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
Through a car accident, I truly saw the amazing power of Dafa. It was on October 30, 2017 that I was hit by a car. I was thrown 15-16 feet, and landed in the middle of a busy street. I could not breathe or move. It was rush hour and cars were whizzing by me. I could have easily been run over.
At that critical moment, I thought of what Falun Gong practitioners told me: ask Master Li for help. I shouted in my heart: “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Help me, Master.”
Amazingly, there were no cars coming for a moment. Some people came up, and surrounded me. I was safe. A passerby called an ambulance and my family. The doctors examined me and found there was no internal bleeding even though I had been hit in the abdomen. There was a big bump on my forehead, but my brain was fine. The only real injury was a torn ligament in my left leg.
I believe that it was Master Li and Dafa who saved my life. I felt ashamed for not cultivating well from the start. But just by calling out “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” I was rescued. I truly thank Master Li and Dafa.
The first thing I did after being released from the hospital was to pick up Zhuan Falun, and read it from cover to cover. Forbearing the pain in my leg, I did the Falun Gong exercises with my brother every day. I will diligently cultivate from now on.