Onlooker: “You Really Are Protected by the Gods”
(Minghui.org) I am 47 years old and have been practicing Falun Dafa since 1996. Revered Master has been with me all throughout my cultivation. He has protected me, nudged me to do the right thing, and supported me with his extraordinary powers any time I faced adversity. I have experienced and witnessed many miracles along the way. Here I will talk about a motor vehicle accident I had recently.
At around 8 p.m. on July 29, 2019, I left my father’s place on my electric bike with my daughter. After stopping briefly at a bakery, I dropped my daughter off at the front of our apartment block. Before crossing the road, I noticed that a car on my side was far away. When I was halfway across, vehicles coming the other way blocked me so I stopped and waited, seated on my bike. Looking sideways, I saw a black car that was so far away moments ago was now right before me. Not attempting to brake, it kept speeding and slammed right into me. I was sent flying and was also hit by a taxi before landing on the blacktop. My electric bike was a total loss. It was bent and twisted; its seat gone and parts scattered all over the ground. The front of the bike was smashed, exposing its wires. It was quite an effort to untangle my bag from the twisted mess.
I watched the car coming at me, yet at the moment of impact, it felt I was wrapped up in a great ball of energy. It was as if I was in another dimension where I did a few somersaults in the air while it was dark all around me. I clearly heard the sound made by the impact, but I did not panic. I told myself, “I will be fine,” because I believed Master was looking after me. All that happened in a split second, but it felt like a long time. The moment I hit the ground, I clearly thought that I came back to this dimension. Lots of onlookers were gathered around me. An eyewitness to the accident told me the sound of the crash was horrific and the sight of the bike had everyone thinking I was dead. I tried to get on my feet while reassuring people around me, “I am fine. I am protected by the Gods. I practice Falun Dafa so I am being looked after by my master. I will be fine.”
An onlooker said, “You really are protected by the Gods.” I could not get up and my head and body hurt. My daughter came running over to help me. She was halfway through the apartment block when she heard the loud noise and came back out to check on me. She called the police and the ambulance. I stood up with her help but found that I'd lost one of my sandals. It was eventually found more than ten meters away.
I sat down and rested on the side of the road. The ambulance arrived to take me to the hospital, but I sent them away. I told them I was fine and signed off on their paperwork. By now, my head and body were no longer sore.
“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)
One onlooker said, “You should ask him to pay 20,000 or 30,000 yuan as compensation.” I replied, “I practice Falun Dafa. My master requires us to behave in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I won’t ask him for money.”
The driver who caused the accident came over and explained that he had been drinking and his wife was driving at the time of the accident. His wife was still in shock and stayed in the car. I said to him, “I am fine. I practice Falun Dafa and am protected by my master. I will not extort any money from you. You are lucky today and it’s no coincidence that we should meet over such an unfortunate incident.” I urged him to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. He agreed to withdraw with the pseudonym I gave him and said, “I will adopt that name from now on.”
Finally, with a bit of a struggle, I climbed the stairs and got back to my apartment. I figured that doing the Dafa exercises would be the best way to recover from the trauma, but I became nauseous as soon as I stood up, so I ended up going to the bathroom. When I came out, I sat down immediately to send forth righteous thoughts and looked within to find the real cause of this unfortunate incident. I did find some stray thoughts and the moment I rectified my thinking, I could feel the Falun spinning around my head, generating a very strong energy field. The lump on my head went away the next day. I went back to my usual routine of Fa study, practicing the exercises, and doing the three things.
A practitioner came to visit me. When she learned about my accident the day before, she said she could not tell that I had been hit.
My father and sister also came to see me. They were horrified that part of my right thigh was purple and a lump the size of a fist appeared on the other side of the same thigh. I resisted their pleas to go to the hospital and assured them I would be alright by doing the exercises. I told them that, if it hadn’t been for practicing Falun Dafa, I wouldn’t be alive. They agreed that I was extremely lucky.
The pain in my thigh was gone in a few days, the bruises faded, and the lump shrank. I was soon back to normal.
I was fired from my job as a public servant because I refused to give up cultivating Falun Dafa. My father has not always empathized with my situation, but my accident has shown him up close the miraculous power of Dafa. My friends and extended family members also changed their minds about Dafa after learning what happened to me.
I am so very grateful to Master for saving my life. Revered Master, the only way I know how to repay you is to cherish this cultivation opportunity and to do well what I need to do to fulfill my own historic mission. Thank you, Master!
I hope more people in China will come to recognize the lies being perpetrated by the CCP and gain a true understanding of Dafa for their own good.