Different Actions Have Different Results
(Minghui.org) I am over 70 and I obtained Falun Dafa in 1997. I fell recently and was injured. Although I am fine now, the process could have been better. Compared to another 70-year-old practitioner’s experience, who gave an experience sharing article during a recent local Fa conference, my performance was inferior.
Dealing with Pain Like an Ordinary Person
As I waited for a neighbor outside my home last September, I suddenly couldn't move, as my back and leg were very painful.
When the neighbor arrived, she tried to help me get up but failed. She called my husband and son. They wanted to take me to the hospital, but I refused and told them that I would be okay. They said that they would just take me for an examination to see exactly what had happened. Not being able to resist their pleas, I agreed to their request.
They put me in the car. After the exam, the doctor said that my femur had a crack and a fracture that required an operation, otherwise it wouldn't heal properly.
They did not ask for my opinion. They took me to the operating room and put three screws in my thigh bone. The medical expense came to over 20,000 yuan.
I had to stay in bed for over two months and couldn't clarify the truth about Dafa, nor could I do the exercises. It was a huge loss, and I regretted not have been firm in refusing to go to the hospital.
I felt truly bad when I compared myself to the other practitioner after I listened to her story. She is also over 70, fell at home, and was unable to get up. Her children wanted to take her to the hospital, but she was adamant and refused to go no matter what anyone said.
She told her children, “Don’t worry, we cultivators are protected by Master Li (the founder). It will be okay.” She kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and so did her husband when he was near her. Very soon, she was able to stand up.
Her husband helped her to the bedroom. Her back and leg were painful, so she lay in bed.
Her husband said: “Pain and suffering are all good things. It means your karma is being eliminated. The black substance is turning into white-colored virtue. Don’t just lie in bed, you are a practitioner. You will be all right.”
“Indeed,” she thought. “I should not lie down.” So she struggled to get up, resisting the pain and suffering. She kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and so did her husband.
A while later she said, “I am no longer in pain.” Indeed, the pain was gone. Her body was healed completely. She was happy and smiling again. She knelt before Master’s picture and thanked him.
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
That practitioner trusted Master and Dafa. She did not go to the hospital or see a doctor. She recovered quickly by just reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She did not have to pay any money. She validated Dafa and was able to clarify the truth without interruption. Compared to her behavior, my response was weak.