Righteous Thoughts Saw Me Through My Physical Tribulations
(Minghui.org) It has been an amazing journey since I stepped into the Falun Dafa cultivation practice in 1996. During the past 20 years, despite still having a long way to go in meeting the standard set by Master Li (the founder), I have been given so much and blessed in so many ways by Dafa.
“What's important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That's because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” ( Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Stopped
I experienced abnormal uterine bleeding in March 2008, which lasted more than two months. I was at the time very busy with running my kindergarten class, which left me very little time for Fa study. I did not pay much attention to the condition at first, but it worsened over time. Seeing the flow of bright red blood over a prolonged period perplexed me, but I never thought of it as a ‘disease’, as I knew that it was a sign that my body was being purified.
My increasingly gaunt and pale appearance – including being too weak to walk and eventually too weak to even drink water – alarmed my family. They urged me to check into a hospital. I tried to allay their worries by telling them that I appreciated their concern, but they could rest assure that nothing would happen to me. After they saw that I could not be persuaded, they had my daughter who lived out of town, come home.
My daughter cried and made such a fuss that I had no choice but to agree to their demand. We went to the hospital and more than 2,000 yuan later, we were none the wiser as to what ‘disease’ I had. The doctor found it incredible that there was nothing wrong with me, except that my blood level was less than a third of the normal level. He ordered a blood transfusion immediately, but I refused. He said, “It’s very dangerous for you not have a transfusion, because your organs will soon fail, resulting in devastating consequences for your health.” My daughter went crazy, and insisted that I stay at the hospital for the transfusion. My son-in-law also tried to persuade me.
My daughter was a sobbing mess, “Mother, did you not hear what the doctor said?” I was also in tears, “Dear daughter, please don’t worry. Your mother has been practicing Falun Dafa for so many years under Master’s care. You can see that I am not sick despite having bleeding for so long!”
My husband chimed in, “Your mother has been practicing Dafa for a long time now and if you made her lie in the hospital for a blood transfusion, it would be the same as killing her.” I was so thankful to my husband for his righteous thought in the nick of time even though he was not a practitioner.
I knew it was Master speaking to me through my husband. That calmed my daughter down. My one righteous thought at the critical time worked wonders, my bleeding stopped abruptly. It was indeed a miracle! I fully recovered without an infusion. Everyone in my family was amazed at the extraordinary power of Dafa.
Recovery After Serious Motorbike Accident
After our group Fa-study, I went with a fellow practitioner to a factory to make truth-clarification phone calls in July 2018. We were done after 9:00 p.m. I was leading with my motorbike, heading toward the gate of the factory, while she followed in hers. But, my bike's headlights were broke. While near the gate, I accelerated to get onto the road, but failed to notice the metal barrier across the gate. All I heard was a ‘bang’, the metal barrier flew upward, and threw me off my bike.
My reaction at that instant was: “Master, help me! Falun Dafa is great!” I was thrown to the ground, but I consciously felt that I was floating in the air, and could hear the conversation between the other practitioner and the guard. I kept floating comfortably in the air, but thinking that I must come down. Lo and behold, a big pair of hands holding me horizontally slowly and carefully lowered me down.
I wanted to get up but had no strength, and my legs hurt because the motorbike was on top of my legs. I called to the other practitioner to come and help me. She quickly lifted the bike off of me and said, “I was in shock. I did not realize the bike was still on top of you.” I still could not get up from the ground, so I repeated in my mind: “Falun Dafa is great! I do not acknowledge any of the old forces’ arrangements. No one else has any authority over me, except Master.”
I slowly got up and leaned on my motorbike. I could see blood on the ground and there were sticky patches on my head. My head was bleeding while my mouth felt stiff and my teeth hurt. My front teeth were loose when I went over them with my tongue. I pushed my front teeth back with my thumb, “Please go back to your normal positions. You are not allowed to come out.” I gritted my teeth, got on the bike and started the ignition.
My fellow practitioner was not so sure, “You cannot ride the bike. I will find someone to take you home.” The guard said the same thing. I said, “Don’t worry. I will be all right,” and rode away. I had not gone too far before I was stopped by another practitioner who must have received a call about my situation. He offered to take me home on his bike, but I turned it down, so he just followed behind me.
On my way home I looked within myself to find the cause of this serious accident – could it be that I hadn’t deleted the WeChat messages straight away, or was it because I did not have any lights on my motorbike. I have been riding that bike around every day without lights, and have been warned many times by my family members and fellow practitioners. I always brushed it off thinking I would be all right because I would be protected by Master.
That mentality is akin to what Master said about someone:
“There was a person who was walking on the street with my book in his hand, yelling, “With Teacher Li’s protection, I’m not afraid of being hit by a car.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
It was very likely that my wrong mentality had been exploited by the old forces! But I categorically denied any arrangements made by the old forces, irrespective of whatever excuses they may have.
When I got home, I found blood covered my hair and a small crack on my scalp. I simply washed my hair, and was going to lay down in bed. But, then I asked myself whether I was holding righteous thoughts, and acting on them, and whether I was denying what was happening to me by laying down. I decided I should not lay down, but do the exercises instead. As I finished the first exercises, I felt sick and had pain in my stomach. I also needed to go to the bathroom, but in my daze I walked into the door and woke up my husband.
My husband was terrified. I motioned for him to help me into the bathroom. I was sweating profusely, and felt as if I could not breathe, as the pain in my stomach intensified. I thought, “The evil beings just would not give up, they did not succeed before and now they are trying it again. I warned them that I was a Dafa disciple, and they had no right to inflict harm on me. Anyway, I would not accept their arrangements.”
“The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated.” (The Two Hand Positions for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts, Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I repeated that again and again in my mind. Five minutes later, it was all over and I was well again. The battle between good and evil had been won with the help of our great and merciful Master. Thank you, Master.
The next day, fellow practitioners came to my house to study the Fa and send righteous thoughts with me. My hands were still unbearably painful – they were red and hot to the touch, as if they had been scalded by boiling water. That night, my fellow practitioners would not let me join them when they were going out to paste truth-clarification posters. I insisted, “ I am going. I won’t move my hands but I can send righteous thoughts.” When we were there, a fellow practitioner took the back off and handed the self-adhesive sticker to me, “ Can you do it?” I said: “Yes, of course.” I lifted my shaking hands and pasted the sticker firmly in place.
It was a moment when I forgot about my pain. Staring at the sticker with “Falun Dafa is great, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great,” glimmering under the night sky, I paused to savor it for a little while.
With Master’s protection, I have managed to come through the above two incidents unscathed. Having witnessed the power of Dafa, members of my immediate family, as well as the larger extended family, believe that Falun Dafa is great.