Gratitude for Teacher’s Protection
(Minghui.org) I am 85 years old and began to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. My husband was persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the Cultural Revolution. Now that I am older, my five daughters do not want me to live alone, so I take turns staying with them, mainly with my second and third daughters.
Denying the Illness Persecution
One day when I was at my third daughter’s place by myself, I suddenly felt as if I’d lost control of my mouth and limbs. However, my mind was very clear, so I called my eldest daughter and sent forth righteous thoughts to deny any arrangement by the old forces or any other evil entity persecuting me.
My daughter arrived about 10 minutes later. She is a Falun Dafa practitioner, so she sent forth righteous thoughts with me. I recovered in 30 minutes.
Another time, I had a burning, stinging pain around my waist. My third daughter suggested that I go to the hospital. I thought that the symptom seemed like was often called “snake boils” [shingles]. A righteous thought came to my mind, directed at the snake boils: “You little snakes should be removed. I can crush your head with my little finger.” After that thought, I felt well immediately. I told my daughter, “I am fine now.” She was amazed and wondered if one righteous thought really could eliminate the condition so quickly. We looked closely around my waist and all the little boils were gone.
This experience showed me that Teacher has already given us practitioners supernormal abilities and it is up to us to use them properly. Righteous thoughts and actions can get rid of evil right away.
Protected from Fire
I was alone in my third daughter’s house getting ready to cook for myself three years ago. As soon as I opened the gas valve, fire shot out with a loud “pop!” I reacted quickly in my mind by calling, “Teacher, save me!” The fire was out in a minute.
I called my fourth daughter, who came right over. She saw that my hair was burnt into clumps, and there were burn holes in my sweater. Talking with her, I began to cry. She comforted me, reminding me that hair regrows and a sweater can be replaced. I told her that I was scared to think I could have died in flames if Teacher had not protected me.
Looking Inward to Resolve Conflicts
My third daughter's house is on the sixth floor. One day, we were going downstairs to a restaurant. Once I got to the first floor, I fell. It appeared as if someone had tripped me. At first, I dared not move my leg, but I suddenly thought, “I am fine!”
Teacher said: “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.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
I got up and went to the restaurant with my daughter for dinner.
Two days later, my eldest daughter invited us to a restaurant, and I fell again on the first floor. It was more serious this time, and my mouth bled and swelled up.
After these two falls, I knew that I should look within myself to find the cause. I remembered a heated quarrel with my second daughter’s husband because I did not want to lend him 30,000 yuan to pay for an insurance policy. He and I argued angrily. I have five daughters, so I was worried that it would set precedence to lend money to them.
The fall that day helped me realized my fault. As a cultivator, I should not act like an everyday person and scold my son-in-law. Furthermore, Teacher might have used the conflict to improve my character.
Teacher said: “Instead of being angry with him, you should thank him in your heart and thank him sincerely.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Thanks to Teacher and Dafa for improving my character. Otherwise, I would not have forgiven him so easily. I admitted to the Teacher in my mind, “Teacher, I was wrong. I should not have scolded my son-in-law.” After realizing my wrongdoing, I immediately spoke to my son-in-law.
Dafa is really amazing. After I improved, my son-in-law changed as well. He apologized for cursing at me first. He said, “Mom, it was not your fault. You can hit me if it makes you feel better.” I replied that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and would not do such a thing.
Teacher told us to “...not fight back when hit or talk back when cursed at.” (Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney).
As a cultivator, I should follow Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance and be a true Falun Dafa practitioner.
My son-in-law could not believe that I would forgive him after such a serious quarrel. He thanked Teacher and promised to treat me nicely from now on. Not only that, my badly swollen mouth recovered in one day. Compassionate Teacher and Dafa helped us resolve conflicts.
Teacher said: “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide.” (“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II)