Clarifying the Truth after a Motor Vehicle Accident
(Minghui.org) While riding my bicycle one day, suddenly, and with a loud bang, a speeding taxi slammed into me and my little granddaughter, flinging us high into the air. I hit the ground about eight meters away, and my granddaughter landed softly on top of me. She was totally fine and did not even cry. I was also unscathed, but my bicycle was a twisted mess of metal.
“There are indeed divinities in this world”
While I was still in a daze, someone who saw the accident – a security guard at a nearby hotel – rushed over to pick up the little one, “You must be practicing Falun Dafa and looked after by your master. Your master is phenomenal! That was a miracle! There are indeed divinities in this world and I have now witnessed a divine act with my own eyes.”
When my head cleared a bit, I looked around but all I saw were onlookers’ feet because I could not lift my head. I thought, “Master, please help me! I want to tell all these people the truth about Falun Dafa.” My eyelids got heavy and I drifted into unconsciousness.
I was surrounded by many people when I came to. I sat up and realized that all these anxious faces staring at me were here to hear me clarify the truth. I said, “Don’t worry, I am fine. I practice Falun Dafa so I am looked after by my master. My master has displayed his divine power in saving both of us today. If you sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is great! Zhen-Shan-Ren [Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance] is great!’ you will also receive divine help in times of danger. Also don’t forget to withdraw from any memberships or associations you have with the Chinese Communist Party (CPP), and renounce any vows of loyalty you have made to the Party. That is the only way to guarantee your own safety.”
One astounded onlooker said, “That was unbelievable! That little girl got tossed high up into the air but somehow landed on top of her grandmother. No one can explain how that happened; it defies logic. Falun Dafa’s master is exceptionally remarkable. You and your granddaughter are very blessed indeed.”
For about a year after the accident, some of those onlookers would still come up to us in the street to tell us how lucky and blessed we were as Falun Dafa practitioners. I was happy for them because they were now more receptive to the idea of gods and Buddhas.
“Go to the hospital to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa”
The ambulance came, but I didn’t plan on getting in it, as ambulances are for the sick. The ambulance personnel yelled out, “Get her in!” “Don’t touch me!” I warned. The ambulance gave up and left. My son arrived on the scene and started crying when he saw me. I was still sitting on the ground busily talking to people. No one seemed to mind; it was a perfect time reserved for me to clarify the truth.
My son and daughter-in-law wanted to take me to the hospital for a check-up but I refused – we Falun Dafa disciples are looked after by our master. My son helped me to my feet and I walked unaided to my son’s vehicle, feeling completely fine.
Out of nowhere, a young, pretty lady approached me to give me a hug and said, “Auntie, if you have such strong righteous thoughts, why worry about going to the hospital? Go to the hospital to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. You will be fine.” I took that as a hint from Master. My son drove me and my granddaughter to the hospital.
To the doctors at the hospital, we did not look at all like victims of a car accident. We appeared quite well, with no signs of bruises or even scratches. The doctor took x-rays of both of us, found nothing wrong, but still insisted that we get admitted. I flatly refused, but the doctor took my son aside. While they were gone, I recognized that I was again being given time to clarify the truth.
I spoke to the taxi driver and the taxi owner who did not know about the three withdrawals from the CCP, “Falun Dafa is rather extraordinary and its master can protect us in unfortunate events like today’s.” Having witnessed the miraculous event with their own eyes, they both agreed to withdraw their CCP memberships after I clarified the truth to them.
My son and the doctor came back after their little conversation. The doctor told me, “You think there’s nothing wrong with you now, but we had a case like this in this hospital. The patient looked fine but died three days later.” I smiled and said, “ I will be fine because I practice Falun Dafa and will be looked after by my master.”
I walked out with no hesitation whatsoever because Master says,
“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”)
I Overheard the Taxi Owner Saying, “The CCP is doomed!”
The first thing I did when I got home was to kneel with my granddaughter before Master’s portrait and light incense offering our gratitude to Master. I thanked our merciful Master for resolving our karma, and apologized for the trouble we caused him.
“I’ve given my utmost concern not just to you, but to all lives. I have almost depleted everything of mine for all lives.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland”)
My son lives away from home due to work, so my daughter-in-law handled everything regarding the car accident. The taxi driver gave her 1,000 yuan as compensation for the accident and told her to ask me if that was enough money. I knew from Master’s teachings that I was not to accept that money, so I told my daughter-in-law, “I don’t want the money. You take it and get yourself a bicycle to ride to work.” She did not say anything and I thought that was a good way to settle the matter.
When I woke up the next morning, I kept having this idea in my head: “It’s something for you to cultivate, for you to improve on...” I enlightened that I should not have taken the money. Once that was clear in my mind, the idea disappeared from my head. I went before Master’s portrait and put my palms together in the heshi gesture, and said, “I am sorry, Revered Master, I was wrong. It’s the same whether I take the money or my daughter-in-law does. It’s not our money to take. I was tempted because I have not been strict with myself. I will heed your words and return the money.” I knew I definitely had to return the money, but I had also promised it to my daughter-in-law. While I was pondering what to do, my daughter-in-law came out of her bedroom. She put on her bag, quietly left the money on the coffee table and left for work without saying a word.
I was deeply touched, “Master, you are just so great! Your teaching is very true:
The relief and gratitude I felt at the time was indescribable. I was also happy for my daughter-in-law for her righteousness. Master makes everything possible. Thank you, Master!
I brought the 1,000 yuan with me, along with a Dafa book and some truth-clarification materials when I went to see the taxi driver and the taxi owner. The taxi driver was surprised and relieved at how well I looked. I said to him, “I am sorry. I feel terrible for the anguish I caused you. Your taxi owner told me you did not get home until late in the evening on the day of the accident. You were so worried that you did not even have your lunch or dinner. I am truly sorry!” He said in earnest, “I should be the one to say sorry, not you. I am sorry, auntie!”
When I tried to return the 1,000 yuan to the taxi owner, he insisted that I keep it. I told him, “We Dafa practitioners strive to be good people not merely in name but in our actions. I will recite for you a passage from my Master’s teachings.”
“We have said that good or bad comes from a person’s initial thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences. With her old age, if she were an everyday person, how could she not be injured? Yet her skin was not even scratched. Good or evil comes from that instant thought. If she were lying down there claiming, “Ugh, I feel terrible. Something is wrong here and there,” then, her bones might really have been fractured, and she would be paralyzed. No matter how much money she was paid, how could she be comfortable being hospitalized for the rest of her life? Those bystanders even found it strange that the elderly woman did not exploit him and ask him for money. Nowadays, human moral values have been distorted. The driver indeed drove the car too fast, but how could he possibly hit someone on purpose? Didn’t he do it unintentionally? But people are like this today. If he were not exploited, even the bystanders would find it unfair. I have said that nowadays people cannot distinguish good from bad. If one tells another person that he is doing something wrong, he will not believe it. Because human moral values have changed, some people seek nothing but personal gain and will do anything for money. “If a person is not after self-interest, heaven and earth will kill him”—this has already become a motto!” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
“That was what Master said in the book called Zhuan Falun. What do you think of it?” He was quick to reply, “The CCP is doomed! Such great teachings and good people have been persecuted for such a long time; it really is a sin against heaven!” I said, “The teachings in Zhuan Falun are very profound. It teaches one how to conduct oneself and be a good person, and be considerate of others. It can help to purify one’s soul in this morally corrupt society. Would you like to read it?” “Of course I would,” he replied keenly.
I gave him the book, a truth-clarification booklet, and the 1,000 yuan. He thanked me sincerely. I said, “Master is the Buddha of Buddhas and offers salvation to sentient beings at every level. Please thank Master.”
“Thank you, Dafa’s master! Thank you Dafa’s master!” he repeated cheerfully.
Many people out there still believe the lies spread by the CCP and have not awakened to the truth. The secret to save yourselves from impending calamity is to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!”
I wish you all a bright future.