Validating Dafa with My Actions
(Minghui.org) I have been trying my best to follow the standards of Falun Dafa to be a good person ever since I started cultivating in 1998. I am 73 years old now. These are a few examples of how I've tried to validate Dafa with my actions.
Hit by a Minivan
One time, a minivan hit me from behind as it was backing up. I fell down, but the driver didn't notice and continued to back up. He didn't stop until my shoulder was under the van. After the van stopped, the driver and the passenger just sat there.
An old man saw what happened and walked up to them. “How could you?! You hit an old lady and you don't even get out the car,” he scolded them. The passenger finally got out of the van and pulled me out. My whole body was shaking and I could hardly stand. I couldn't move my right arm or my left shoulder. The person helped me to slowly walk around.
I told them, “I am a practitioner of Falun Dafa. I will not extort money from you. If I didn't practice Falun Dafa, you wouldn't be able to leave here without paying me 30,000 yuan. You can go now.”
When I got home, I laid on my bed and could not move. For two days, I didn't eat or drink, just laid there. Then I thought to myself, “I am a practitioner, I don't have an ailment. I am fine.” I rolled myself off the bed and managed to stand up. Slowly, I was able to move around. Two days later, my son wanted me to go back to our hometown with him. I walked out into the yard but couldn't get into the car. My son was puzzled, “What happened?” He carried me into the car. Because I live on my own, I didn't tell him about the accident. I studied the teachings and did the exercises every day despite the pain. I recovered fully in a month.
Hit by a Moped
Another time, a woman riding a moped ran into me and hit my chest. I was knocked over. She helped me up. My pants were torn in three places. I told her I was okay, but someone fetched my son. He grabbed the woman's moped and won't let her leave. I told my son, “Let her go. I'm okay.” A few days later, I saw the same woman. She said, “I was so unlucky. I ran into another person that day. That person went to the hospital. It cost me 2,000 yuan.” She tried to give me some pears.
I said, “I practice Falun Dafa. We practitioners do not take other people's things.”
“I cultivate another school. We are not as good as you are. The more I think about it, the more I feel you [Dafa practitioners] cultivate well,” she said.
Returning Lost Items
One day, I saw a man leave three new brooms and a bag outside before going into a store. When he came out, he took the brooms but forgot the bag. I looked into the bag and saw ten packs of cigarettes. But the man had already left.
The next morning, I got up early and walked in the direction the man had gone. Then I saw three new brooms outside a gate. I went inside and found the man. He was very happy and tried to give me five yuan. I told him, “I practice Falun Dafa. I don't take other people's things.”