The Driver Who Hit Me Shouted “Falun Dafa Is Good” with Me in Front of over 100 People
(Minghui.org) A fast-moving car hit me on March 14, 2013, when I was walking on the sidewalk on my way home from grocery shopping. Though I was thrown over 12 feet, I felt at the time that my body was very light, and as if I landed on a soft, padded bed. Despite the sharp blow and sudden fall, I had no pain, nor were there any bruises or other physical signs of injury.
Since the accident happened downtown, more than 100 people gathered quickly and stood in a circle to watch. The driver got out of the car and said, “It is all my fault. I will take you to the hospital.” I told him I did not want to go to the hospital. He asked again, “If you don't want to go to the hospital, how much money do you want?” I said that I did not want any money. Upon hearing this, the onlookers began talking heatedly. Some said, “This old guy is dumb. He doesn’t want any money.” Some said that it was strange and inconceivable that a person nowadays did not ask for any money in this situation.
“Then, as a cultivator, you should make use of all feasible conditions to spread Dafa and validate Dafa as a correct and true science, rather than preaching or idealism—this is every cultivator’s obligation.” (“Validation,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I realized this was an excellent opportunity to validate the Fa and save sentient beings.
I got up from the ground and brushed off the dirt. Standing in the middle of the crowd, I said, “Why do I not want to go to the hospital and don't want the driver's money? I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I was not hurt because my Master protected me. Master teaches us to be good people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and always thinking of others first. Today you all witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa.”
I looked around. Everyone was listening to me attentively. So I continued by saying, “I am nearly 80 years old. I was struck by a car, but I got up easily. If I did not practice Falun Dafa, things would be different. People my age can break legs due to a trip and fall. It is not uncommon to be paralyzed or lose one's life due to a fall.”
The onlookers were amazed that nothing happened to me. I said, “I hope everyone remembers, ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ If you remember these words, you will be as good as me when you encounter danger.”
Some who were worried for me said, “Old man, you are at an advanced age. You may be okay now, but it doesn't mean you will be fine in the future. What if you have some symptoms later? Your children would blame you for not getting any compensation.”
I replied, “First of all, thank you for your concern for me.” I said to the driver, “Please don't worry. I am not asking for your name and won't write down your license plate number. I am a practitioner. I have Master's protection. Nothing will happen to me. My master saved me today, and you should thank my Master for helping you avoid a disaster.”
The driver asked me how to thank Master. I told him we need neither money nor other compensation. We should shout, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to the onlookers. He readily agreed and asked me to teach him. I raised my fist with a loud voice and shouted in front of everyone, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” Then the young driver raised his fist and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
His voice was louder than mine. I bowed to everyone and said, “Everyone who is present should remember that ‘Falun Dafa is good,’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I hope you and your families have a good future. Thank you.”
When I left the scene with my basket of groceries, everyone gave me a round of warm applause, and some gave a thumbs up. When I was more than 30 feet away, I could still hear their applause. I was very excited and returned to thank everyone. After I was again 30 feet away, the applause had not stopped. I turned around and thanked everyone again and left. I could still hear the applause as I got further away.