Overcoming Physical Tribulations With a Righteous Mind
(Minghui.org) I have guided my life by Dafa’s principles since I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. Under Master’s blessing, I have passed a number of tests and tribulations. I would like to share two cases with fellow practitioners.
Our Minds Must Be Righteous When Tribulations Happen
One day when I was driving home, my left hand suddenly dropped from the steering wheel. The left half of my body lost feeling. I knew this was demonic interference which was trying to destroy me and stop me from practicing Falun Dafa, and that I had to deny it. With all my strength, I managed to step on the brake and stop by the roadside.
I began sending forth righteous thoughts, and asked Master Li to give me strength. I said out loud, “Master, the evil forces want to kill me. I want to follow Master home. I must defeat them.” I reached out with my right hand to lift my left hand back to the steering wheel. But after a minute, it dropped down again. At this moment, I recalled Master’s poem:
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II, Translation Version A)
I told myself that I am a Falun Dafa disciple of the Fa Rectification Period, and Master has a plan for me, and makes the final decision on my fate. All other arrangements don’t count. I slowly raised my left hand to grab the steering wheel, and drove home.
After returning home, my left foot felt painful and I had trouble walking. I remembered that as a Dafa disciple, Master Li Hongzhi will protect me. I must not let my family members know my condition. I slowly walked to my room, sat in front of Master’s portrait, and began to send forth righteous thoughts. In the evening, I did the Falun Dafa exercises as usual.
I had regained my strength by the next morning. I resumed my routine life, including driving to work every day. Without Master’s protection, I would not have recovered. This incident inspired me to become more diligent.
2) We Must Have Strong Righteous Thoughts
During an experience sharing meeting, a practitioner talked about the benefits of hand-copying Dafa books. I thought this would be a good thing to do. I bought paper and pen and began copying Zhuan Falun. But upon beginning, my hand started to tremble, and my head felt dizzy. I stayed calm and thought, “The old forces are trying to stop me from copying this Dafa book. How can they control what I do?” I began to send forth righteous thought and eliminate the evil interference. I was determined to copy Zhuan Falun as planned, and nothing could stop me.
I began to copy slowly. Day by day, my writing became better and better, and my righteous thoughts also strengthened. Nothing could stop me from cultivation, as long as my heart is truly with Master and Dafa.
Everything I have was given by Master. I must remain steadfast in cultivation until the day I reach consummation.