The Extraordinary Power of Dafa: My First Thought Determined the Outcome of an Accident
(Minghui.org) My wife and I were on our way to visit my older sister on May 7, 2017, when a car hit our motorcycle near an intersection, and we were thrown to the ground.
My first thought was, “We are Falun Dafa practitioners. Master Li is beside us and looking after us. I will be fine. My wife will be fine. Both of us will be fine.”
The car stopped about three meters from my left side, while my motorcycle lay about three meters behind me.
I could see and hear my wife on my right side. She was reciting “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Master, please save me!”
The driver stood in front of me and looked scared. I thought, “I am a practitioner. Master is beside me. I am fine.” The driver heard our reciting these phrases and relaxed a little, because, as it turned out, he was also a practitioner.
While my wife kept repeating “Falun Dafa is good,” the driver asked her if she recognized him. My wife did not open her eyes but said that she did not know him, but not to worry – she would not extort money from him because she was a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Then the driver admitted that he was looking at his cellphone instead of the road and had caused the accident. He offered to take us to a hospital and pay to have our motorcycle repaired. I declined both offers.
“We have said that good or bad comes from a person’s initial thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences. With her old age, if she were an everyday person, how could she not be injured? Yet her skin was not even scratched. Good or evil comes from that instant thought. If she were lying down there claiming, “Ugh, I feel terrible. Something is wrong here and there,” then, her bones might really have been fractured, and she would be paralyzed. No matter how much money she was paid, how could she be comfortable being hospitalized for the rest of her life?” (Zhuan Falun)
Several bystanders overheard part of the conversation between the driver and me, such as “not going to a hospital” and “reciting 'Falun Dafa is good.'” They agreed that we had escaped serious injury because we were Falun Dafa practitioners.
The driver took my wife home, while I followed them on my motorcycle, which was still drivable.
“The accident today would not have happened without a reason,” I said once we reached my home. “We should all search inward. This is a good chance for all of us to improve together. Master is always by our sides.”
Nothing Happens Without a Reason
After the driver left, I hurt all over, especially my right leg, which was hit directly; the handlebars had hit my ribs. I kept reciting, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
My wife and I then started to do the sitting meditation, but I could not calm down. Scenes of the accident kept running through my head. Because of Master's protection, we did not suffer serious injuries.
My daughter noticed I was crying and asked if I was in pain. I told her I had tears in my eyes because I was touched by Master's compassion.
I am 70 years old, and my wife is 65, and only my ankle was injured. If I were an everyday person, the consequences would be unimaginable.
In the evening, the pain got worse, and I had to sit down. So I started to recite Master's Fa. Then I got up at 3:30 a.m. and did the exercises. When I started, my leg was swollen, and I could not bend my right knee, so I had to lean against the bed. Although it hurt, I encouraged myself by reciting Master's words, “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)
My wife's condition worsened, and she could not eat anything for a few days. She also could not do the exercises. Of course, we knew this was an illusion, and it would not have happened without a reason.
We thought about our cultivation states and viewed our thoughts and actions of the past few weeks.
We'd had to move to a new location and were constantly thinking about finding a place suitable for our cultivation. The thoughts often surfaced during my Fa study and disturbed me. That was it! These thoughts were based on selfishness, and so we were taken advantage of by the old forces. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the attachment.
The driver visited and got worried when he saw my wife. He asked four practitioners from his Fa study group to help us find the reason for our tribulation. They came to our home, and we exchanged our opinions and searched inward.
We realized that the old forces took advantage of our loopholes. We had to reject their arrangement and completely eliminate them. We sent forth righteous thoughts together. The energy field was very strong and harmonious. After that, my wife could sit up, and she was free of pain.
During the accident and recovery period, I remembered Master's Fa. Now I understand that, no matter what kind of tribulation confronts me, my first thought should always be of Master and Dafa.