With Faith in Master and Dafa, I Looked Within to Overcome a Tribulation
The Motorcycle Accident
In December 2017, I was riding a motorcycle to a remote market, carrying two fellow practitioners. We planned to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to people there. At a corner, I collided with a tricycle. My head hit the ground, and I passed out.
The other two practitioners helped me to sit up. I felt my head was large and heavy. My face was swollen and numb, and I had short bursts of pain. My ears were ringing. A small wound on my eyelid was bleeding. The weather was cold. It was hard to wipe off the blood. As result, my whole face was covered with blood.
I regained my senses after a while. The other practitioners reminded me, “Hurry up. Ask Master for help! Say, 'Falun Dafa is good!'” I just realized I had an accident. I felt upset and guilty that we couldn't clarify the truth after coming from so far away.
I sat on the ground. The two practitioners helped the tricycle rider to straighten up his tricycle and checked whether he was hurt. That person said he was fine. The practitioners told the person that we were Falun Dafa practitioners and that we would not try to squeeze money out of him. They told him that the facts about Falun Dafa were different from the government propaganda presented by the media. They asked him to remember that 'Falun Dafa is good' so that he would be blessed. The person nodded, said he would remember it, and left on his tricycle.
After quite a while, I felt better. The practitioners said, “Let's go home.” On the way back, we kept sending forth righteous thoughts and asking Master to help us. I felt dizzy off and on, so we rode my motorcycle at times and had to walk at other times. Finally, we arrived home.
My husband does not practice Falun Dafa. He was taken aback upon seeing me like this. The practitioners told him what had happened. He insisted on sending me to the hospital. I told him, “Don't worry. My Master will take care of me. I won't have any problem.”
He said, “Your face is a mess, and your head is bleeding. Do you know this?” I insisted, “Please do not push me. I won't go anywhere. I need to do the exercises and study the Fa. I will show you the miracle of Falun Dafa today!” He did not say anything upon seeing that he could not make me change my mind.
Responding to the Tribulation as a True Practitioner
I felt Master was strengthening me. My righteous thoughts were very strong. I wiped away the dirt and blood from my face. One practitioner said to me, “Your face is swollen. Apply some alcohol to eliminate the swelling.” I did not think about it and did not reject it either. She cleaned my face with alcohol. They left after seeing that I was okay.
At lunchtime, I could not open my mouth to eat. My teeth were tightly clenched together. My face was black and blue and badly swollen. It looked scary. My head was so heavy that I could not raise it. I felt a burst of severe pain. I also felt nauseous and wanted to vomit. I was really suffering.
No matter how bad I felt, my heart was not moved. I knew that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. My compassionate and mighty Master was helping me. Regardless of whatever tricks the evil was playing, it was nothing in front of a true Falun Dafa practitioner. I believe in Master and Dafa.
“No matter how much you suffer from the "illness," I hope that you will continue to come, because it is difficult to obtain the Fa.” (Zhuan Falun)
I followed Master's words and started to recite the Fa. I did whatever I should do. Since I could not eat, I decided to do the exercises instead. After doing the exercises for a while, I smelled something very bad. So I moved to another room, but the smell followed. I realized it was the rubbing alcohol.
I told myself that I could not mix in any human attachments at this critical moment. The only thought I should hold firm to is believing in Master and Dafa. Enlightened by this, I washed my face with warm water until I could not smell the alcohol. My face felt much better.
I continued doing the second exercise. Then, I could open my mouth. When I was doing the fourth exercise, a human notion came up: “The small wound in my eyelid was still bleeding, and bending over would cause me to bleed more. So I should instead do the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation.” Once I sat down, a thought came through: “Is this avoiding the problem?” I was surprised. Yes. I was trying to avoid the problem. Would a real Falun Dafa practitioner do this? I should do the fourth exercise in sequence. Cultivation is serious, and I cannot take any shortcuts. I cannot mix in any human notions at this critical moment. I must completely eliminate the old forces' interference and deny its persecution.
I decided to stand up and do the fourth exercise. The blood from my eyelid continued to trickle down, and it soon formed a patch of blood. I did not care about it and finished the exercise with my whole heart. Then I finished the fifth exercise. After that, I began to send forth righteous thoughts.
Miracle Occurs after Looking Within
I am 65 years old. My health has been good since I started practicing Falun Dafa. Every morning, I rode my motorcycle and took other practitioners to various places to tell people about Falun Dafa. I worked in the field in the afternoon and studied the Fa with fellow practitioners in the evening. I was diligent in doing the three things required by Master. So why did I encounter such a large tribulation? That evening, I calmed down and looked within myself for the reason. Where did I deviate from the Fa?
By then, my husband had turned on the TV, and a familiar opening song of a TV series floated over. That is it! Now I know. My husband especially loved to watch TV. He watched it every evening while we ate dinner. Sometimes, I watched them too. I especially liked the series about the Qianlong Emperor. When it was time to leave for group study, I sometimes took my time, trying to watch more of the show before I left. Actually, regardless of which TV series it was, it was full of lust and power struggles. For practitioners, Master continuously cleanses our bodies and minds. But I did not treasure what Master has done for me, and I continued filling my mind with those dirty things!
I thought about it more: Why do I want to watch those TV series? Actually, I was seeking comfort and pleasure. I continued to look within. I found my desire for doing things, a mentality of showing off, a competitive mentality, and an attachment to “not wanting to be criticized.” The accident I had was really serious. It exposed all my attachments. How could it work to do a sacred thing like saving sentient beings with those dirty attachments? I wanted to completely eliminate them. I didn't want any human attachments. Following what Master's says, I will spend more time studying the Fa and cultivating compassion so that I can save sentient beings with a compassionate, pure heart.
After I realized this, I felt more at ease. I started to recite the Fa because my eyes were swollen shut. I sent forth righteous thoughts every hour. I got up at 4:00 a.m. the next morning to recite the Fa. After sending forth righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m., my headache lessened, and I no longer felt nauseous. I could open my eyes a little. The swelling in my head went down some. I felt better overall.
I asked my husband to lock our door. I studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts in an undisturbed environment. I was making progress rapidly. Every day was different. With Master's compassionate care, I completely recovered in four days.
In the morning on the fourth day, my husband was amazed and shouted, “My God! You recovered in four days without any medication! You wouldn't have recovered as well as you did if you were hospitalized for two weeks. This is a miracle! It is incredible! I am totally convinced. No wonder you read and recite that book every day. Everything is true. Give me that book. I want to read it too. This Fa is really good. It is miracle!”
As a result of this episode, two of my relatives started to practice Falun Dafa. After seeing my experience, a practitioner who had not been diligent said to me emotionally, “I can never leave Dafa again. I want to be a true practitioner!”
I am very grateful to Master for enduring my suffering. Thank you, Master!
I hope fellow practitioners will learn from my experience. Don't be distracted by TV dramas in this human world. Don't feel that it is okay to watch a little bit. Our every thought is crucial at this last stage. Do not let the evil have any loopholes to take advantage of. We should truly believe in Master and the Fa and become true Dafa disciples.