(Minghui.org) I am a Dafa practitioner in Shandong Province and am 74 years old. I have practiced Falun Dafa since 1994 and was fortunate to attend Master’s Falun Dafa Lecture Series in Guangzhou. I saw Master and obtained the treasured Dafa at the meeting. Dafa has changed my life.

During my 24 years of Dafa cultivation, I have experienced great tribulations. The first was that my husband ran into debt and then my daughter went through a terrible divorce. I also experienced a life and death situation, and Master extended his great compassion to give me a second life.

A Totally Unexpected Disaster

My eldest daughter and her husband had big fights over family matters. He kicked her out of the house and then they divorced. With no place to stay, my daughter brought her child to stay with us.

In the evening on October 10, 2007, my husband, daughter, and grandchild went out. I was home alone and went to bed after reading a chapter of Zhuan Falun.

Someone suddenly kicked the front door at about 10:30 p.m., which woke me up. It thought Chinese Communist Party officials had come to ransack the house. I neither made a sound nor turned on the lights. While I was getting dressed, the door flew open and a man came in and grabbed me.

I had no way to defend myself. The man stabbed me with a knife several times all over, including on my arm and hands. They were bleeding. He then stabbed me in the stomach, and I lost my balance and began to fall. In the confusion, I suddenly remembered Master. I shouted, "Master, save me! Master, save me!"

The man got scared when he heard me. He let me go and started to run away. But he stepped in blood, slipped, and fell, and he moaned before he escaped. Hearing his voice, I knew right away that it was my daughter’s ex-husband.

Having lost a lot of blood, I was dizzy and couldn't find the phone. I asked Master to help and felt that Master was there with me. I covered the wound on my stomach, went out, and knocked on my neighbor's door. My neighbor was shocked when he saw me. I asked him to contact another practitioner for help, while I asked Master to save me.

The other practitioner called the ambulance and my son. When the neighbors took me to the ambulance, I was unconscious. After more than four hours of blood transfusions and sutures, I woke up the next day in the hospital. My husband, son, and daughter were all there.

My husband said in tears to the children, “Dafa gave your mother a second life. It was Master who saved her.”

I nodded to them and said from the bottom of my heart, “Thank you, Master, for saving me.”

I would not have survived had I not practiced Dafa. During my recovery at the hospital, I unconditionally looked within myself.

Master said:

“There have also been cases where someone didn’t take some minor things seriously in his cultivation, and they turned into major problems.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)

I realized that, because I did not pay attention to cultivating myself well at home, my cultivation was limited to paying off my debts from past lives. This resulted in my having loopholes that the evil took advantage of. I realized that I had just passed a life and death tribulation. I was grateful for Master’s great compassion and became determined to do more of the three things and cultivate diligently.

Seeing That All Beings Suffer and Resolving All Grievances

My son and daughter reported the incident to the police when I was still in the hospital. My daughter’s ex-husband admitted to the crime. Since the divorce, he was drunk all the time. He hated everyone and complained all the time. He completely lost his sense of humanity and attempted to kill me. He would have killed others if he were not put in prison.

Later I heard that he was sentenced to eight years in prison with a fine of 50,000 yuan. I did not feel at peace about this; instead, I felt bad because I was not able to save him.

Master said,

"But being a practitioner is a higher thing. So as a higher person you have to hold yourself to higher laws and higher logic. You can't evaluate things with the reasoning of ordinary people or with ordinary laws." (Zhuan Falun)

After I was discharged from the hospital, I recovered quickly because I spent a lot of time studying the Fa and doing the exercises. I felt bad knowing that Master has suffered a lot for me. After sharing this experience with fellow practitioners, I was certain that, as a Dafa practitioner, I needed to look within and be kind to everyone. I needed to think of others first and learn to be inclusive.

I also heard that, after the trial, his elderly father cried all day long and his health was deteriorating because he had no one to look after him. Now my grandchild wouldn't have a father. Against my son’s strong opposition, I quietly went to court and withdrew the case against my daughter's ex-husband.

I said to my son. "I practice Dafa. I must follow Truthfulness-Compassionate-Forbearance. In that family, they all have hardships, and we should treat them kindly."

I also persuaded my daughter to take her child and go back to her ex-husband’s home and take care of his father. In May 2008, my daughter’s ex-husband was released and returned home. Since then, the family has been able to lead a normal life.

The following Chinese New Year, my daughter and son-in-law came to see me with their child. My son-in-law stood outside and was afraid to make eye contact with me. I felt that he was already part of our family again. I went out and asked him to come in. He lowered his head and called me “Mom.”

Since then, he has become a different person. He is kind and respectful. The whole family benefits from Dafa and lives in harmony. It was just as Master said in Zhuan Falun,

“… the shade of willows, the blooms of flowers, a place to rest my head…”. (Zhuan Falun)
“When you’re going through an awful tribulation, or maybe a critical juncture, give it a try. When it’s hard to endure, try to endure it. When it seems impossible to do, or just hard to do, give it a try and see just what you can do. And when you can really do it, just like that worn and weary traveler, you’ll see, "the shade of willows, the blooms of flowers, a place to rest my head"!” (Zhuan Falun)

Although I am 74 years old, I am still full of energy. With the help of fellow practitioners and the support of my husband and children, I created a small Dafa information center at our home.

We are thankful for Master's saving grace. I will continue to do the three things diligently. I will not let Master down and will fulfill my vows. I will never forget the feeling I had when I first obtained the Fa. And I will return home with Master.