Discovering Who Saved My Life
(Minghui.org) I was on my way home, riding a pedicab on April 30, 2010. About five minutes from my home, a van pulled up from behind, hit my pedicab, and I was flung under the van and lost consciousness.
When I woke up, I heard people talking. People pushed the van to one side then found me curled up, and in a pool of blood. I tried to open my eyes, but saw nothing. Someone recognized me, and called my family. Then I was taken to a hospital. The doctor did a blood test but all he got was blood foam. The physical exam showed that four ribs were broken, my pelvis fractured, my thigh bones were split, two-thirds of my skull was fractured, and lots of blood poured out from there – surgery was needed.
But, I was not given a blood transfusion, nor surgery, only a partial suture of the head, and the suture of the left skull remains pointy still today – but I survived.
In fact, I was not scared of death. Two years before this car accident, I was already prepared for “death”. I stayed in a temple for one-and-a-half years waiting for its arrival.
At that time, there were lots of symptoms showing that I was about to die: the tip of my tongue turned black, my blood pressure was abnormal, my trachea, heart and lungs had serious problems, and my legs were swollen. I didn't go for a check-up in a hospital, as my father and aunt died of lung cancer. I knew I wouldn't be able to escape from this destiny. But I didn't want to die in pain. I hoped that I could die like monks, dying in their sleep while sitting.
Defending Falun Dafa
Actually, I already knew that Falun Dafa could restore my health, because two relatives who paid rare visits to me promptly recovered after practicing Dafa. They were told by doctors that nothing could be done for their incurable diseases, but Falun Dafa gave them back their health.
The practice was fully supported by the Chinese government at that time. Then Jiang Zemin (the former communist party leader) started the persecution of Falun Dafa. I went to visit my relatives and asked how their illnesses were cured. They said it was the practice of Falun Dafa. Sometime later, I met another person that practiced Falun Dafa. The person told me he really liked it because whenever he did the sitting meditation, he felt very comfortable.
I am the kind of person who is upright, direct, and dare to say and do anything. Although I didn't know much about Falun Dafa, I believed that Falun Dafa is good, just because it could cure the diseases that hospitals were unable to. I didn't believe the propaganda I heard on the television. Therefore, when I met people that slandered Falun Dafa twice, I spoke up for the cultivation practice.
“Don't talk nonsense,” I said. “I think Falun Dafa is pretty good because it can truly bring people health! Who can help others to get well? Only Falun Dafa! I knew several people that recovered from their ailments after practicing Dafa.”
But, I felt that I had no predestined relationship with Falun Dafa. So, all I could do was to go to the temple, waiting for death to arrive. But I was there for one-and-a-half years and didn't die. So I returned home and had this car accident.
Having been in the hospital for more than 20 days, I heard some casual conversations among some patients and helpers/caregivers. They were talking about what was going on in a temple. They asked if I practiced Falun Dafa. I got angry and yelled, “Practicing Falun Dafa? If I did practice, I wouldn't be staying in the hospital!” In my heart, I said, “If you all practice Falun Dafa, you wouldn't have to suffer like this.” The room was silent. Everybody was listening to what I said.
I went home after more than 40 days. I had lost a lot of weight and weighed only 90 pounds. My face turned yellow. Looking out of the window, I thought, “I didn't die this time. Which god saved me? Was it Sakyamuni? Probably not. Why was I given a chance to live? What is the purpose?”
Gradually I was able to move around, so I went to my aunt's house. There, I met a Falun Dafa practitioner whose husband was the security guard of the building. So each time when I visited my aunt I saw her and chatted with her. Once she brought a Falun Dafa book. I flipped through the pages and found out that this was a Buddha School practice. I put it back because I felt that I already knew quite a lot about the Buddhist theories.
Getting Serious about Studying Dafa Teachings
Then, when I wore thick winter clothes in October 2010, and the cold wind blew around me, I saw that a Falun Dafa practitioner was wearing short pants and sandals! I asked her if she was cold. She said no, which got me very curious. I wanted to read Zhuan Falun.
She said she lent it to someone already. So she gave me a copy of the Collected Fa Teachings. I took it home, sat with my legs crossed and started reading. I was still reading it in the early evening. All of a sudden, I heard a noise! What was it? The fuse was blown? No. I checked around the house. Still, everything seemed to be normal. I went back to my reading.
When I returned to my book, suddenly, things were changed. I could read the tiny print in the book! At the time, I suffered from presbyopia and it was a struggle to read the large print anyway, let alone the small print. But, now I could read the small print clearly. What a surprise! Wow! This was an extraordinary book! I only read it for a short while, and I no longer had to worry about my presbyopia.
I ran to my aunt's house and asked the practitioner to bring me all of Teacher's Fa lectures, all of them! I wanted to practice Falun Dafa!
I eagerly read Teacher's teachings, and the more I read the more I understood. I felt the light in my heart was shining brightly.
“Even when an ordinary person shouts out "Falun Dafa is good" today, Master will protect him, since he's shouted those words I can't not protect him amidst the evil. And how much more so am I protecting you cultivators!” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. III)
By then, I realized that it was Teacher Li Hongzhi who saved my life!
“Through Dafa disciples' giving their all in clarifying the truth, many people have really come to see all of this, and they have a lot of righteous thoughts. I think, then, that for these people it's not just an ordinary matter of seeing what Dafa is--they might also come to say some fair things about Dafa, and then they will have in fact already laid for themselves an excellent foundation for their beings in the future. (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
“Suppose an ordinary, everyday person who isn't a Dafa disciple tells another everyday person, "Don't persecute Falun Gong," and tells him in what ways Falun Gong is good, and from that point on the other person really stops persecuting Falun Gong; after he makes up for what he did, it's quite possible he'll enter the future, and it's possible that he'll obtain the Fa when the Fa rectifies the human world; and since his being came from a high place he'll be able to cultivate quickly, so because his Consummation is directly related to the person who told him about the truth back then, even that ordinary, everyday person, I think, will reach Consummation. You see the idea, right?” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I became very certain that Teacher had already taken care of me long ago, a time when I told people to say, “Falun Dafa is good,” and told them “not to speak nonsense,” Teacher had begun to protect me. Yet I didn't know that. I walked many detours. It took so long for me to find Teacher, and it also took Teacher much effort to bring me to the door of cultivation! Now, I understand that the reason that I am meant to obtain the Fa is to cultivate it, and assist Teacher to awaken people. I understand everything now.
I have practiced Falun Dafa for almost 10 years. I weigh nearly 150 pounds and I have endless energy. I have recovered from my illnesses. I study the Fa, and walk on the path of assisting Teacher Li in the Fa-rectification.
I no longer wrap myself up in the winter now. Just a light down jacket for the winter is enough to keep my body and my heart warm.