(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998 when I was in college. I was afraid of hardship, so I did not learn the exercises until the winter break at the end of 1998.
At school, I only read Zhuan Falun once in a while. Master’s words, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) was imprinted in my mind. I understood how to be a good person.
I strove to conduct myself following the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. When I heard the water running in my dorm building, I checked the tap and turned it off; if it was broken, I went downstairs to inform the Residence Assistant and had it repaired. After a lecture, I would wipe the blackboard... I lived a happy and fulfilling life.
Even though I did not do the exercises, Master Li (Dafa’s founder) started to take care of me. I’d like to share two magical events.
The Bathroom Door Opens
I went to the lady’s room after class one day. The door had a handle on the outside, but not on the inside, which means that once closed, it could not be opened from the inside, therefore the door was always kept open.
I waited in line and finished using the toilet. When I was about to wash my hands, a sudden gust of wind slammed the door shut. I tried to open it by running my fingernails along the gap.
Another girl came out of a stall. She and I were the only ones there. When she noticed the door was closed she yelled at me, “Why did you close the door? The next class is about to begin, how are we going to get out?”
I explained that I didn’t close it, it was a gust of wind, but she wouldn’t listen. “It was open when I came in, where did the wind come from?” She kept on blaming me.
I wanted to explain, but I suddenly remembered Master’s Fa, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) I wanted to practice Ren (Tolerance) and be a good person, so I stopped arguing and just moved my fingernails up and down the gap, trying to pull the door open, but it stayed shut.
It was almost time for class and nobody would come to the lady’s room. I felt anxious and didn’t know what to do. “Ding-A-Ling,” the bell rang. Almost simultaneously the door magically opened, and we both rushed to class.
Master must have seen that I maintained my xinxing, so He helped me and open the door.
My Tooth Stopped Hurting
I had a toothache. I was able to ignore it, but it worsened after a few days, and I woke up in pain. I did not want to take medicine. I reminded myself I was a practitioner and I was eliminating karma. Everything would be fine.
That night, I had a dream: someone offered me two pills, “Take these and your tooth will stop hurting.” I was about to accept them, but I suddenly remembered I am a practitioner, my tooth was fine.
As soon as I had this thought, I woke up, and my toothache was gone. I understood Master saw that I was able to maintain my righteous thoughts even in my dreams, so He helped me remove my karma.
A Car Accident
On July 20, 1999, former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) head Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. Master told us that practitioners have a mission to save sentient beings, therefore many practitioners stepped out and clarified the truth in various ways.
One evening in the fall of 2016, I was out on my bicycle putting up self-adhesive truth-clarification posters. I wanted to cross the road in front of a bus station. There was no divider in that section because it was for vehicles to make U-turns.
It was 7:00 p.m. and vehicles had their headlights on. I found a gap when no vehicle was coming in either direction and ran across the road with my bike. When I was almost in the middle, a car suddenly came from one direction and quickly turned around in front of me and went in the other direction. I avoided the car, but a taxi suddenly came out from behind that car and drove straight at me. Before I knew it, the taxi hit the front wheel of my bike and stopped.
The powerful momentum pushed me several steps back violently while my hands were still holding the handlebars, almost knocking me to the ground. At that moment, it suddenly crossed my mind that I could not fall, or else the truth-clarification posters in the bike basket would fall out. I felt a force pulling me up from a half-squatting position to the standing position.
I heard someone shouting from the roadside: “Accident!” At that very moment, Master’s Fa came to my mind:
“...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).
I immediately thought, “I’m fine, it’s okay. Master, please save me.”
The driver got out of the car and yelled at me, “Hey, you weren’t watching where you were going. You hit my car!” He was afraid that I would blame him if I was injured, so first of all he avoided responsibility. He kept shouting at me while he checked his car for damage.
I felt a lot of pain in my right leg from the impact of my bike being hit. I subconsciously lifted my right foot to stomp the ground a few times to keep it from hurting, but it didn’t work.
The driver saw his car was not damaged. He noticed I was in pain, and asked if I was okay. I said, “I’m okay. I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner. Our Master doesn’t want us to get others in trouble; I won’t get you in trouble.” He was relieved and softened his tone, saying, “Let’s go to the hospital.” I told him there was no need.
I asked him if he had heard of doing the three withdrawals from the CCP to be safe, and he said he had not.
I told him there was a book, Nine Comments on the Communist Party, which revealed that the CCP wants to maintain its rule through violence and lies, that it launched the Three-Anti and Five-Anti campaigns, Anti-Rightist, and the Cultural Revolution soon after it obtained power in order to intimidate Chinese people. It started to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, and it always did things against reason and nature.
I told him it is a heavenly principle that good and evil will be rewarded, and he should quickly withdraw from the Party and its affiliated organizations to avoid being implicated for its crimes. He said he had only worn a red scarf as a child. I gave him an alias for quitting the Young Pioneers and told him the “Tiananmen self-immolation” was staged. I told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good!”
Before he left he asked me again if I was okay. I stomped my foot twice and felt pain in my leg, but I said, “I’m fine. You can go.”
With a lot of pain in my leg, I pushed the bike and made it to the other side of the road slowly, thinking, “I still have two posters, I must finish putting them up.” I slowly got on the bike and rode forward. My leg hurt intermittently, and I began to feel cold and shivered.
In my heart I asked Master to save me. In a short while, I found a good spot and put up a poster. As I rode forward, I suddenly felt a warm breeze blowing on me, and I wasn’t cold anymore! I knew Master was encouraging me! My leg did not hurt as much. I put up the last poster and rode home.
My leg pain was reduced, but I didn’t dare to run. I had to climb the stairs slowly, and each movement hurt. I firmly reminded myself that I am a practitioner. I was okay and that it was all good.
I studied the Fa by sitting on the floor. In the past, I could get up without using my hand. However, after being hit by the car, I had to use my hand to help myself get up. Sometimes unrighteous thoughts would pop up, “Will my leg be alright and will I be able to fully recover?” I immediately rejected these thoughts and continued to read the Fa and do the exercises as usual. I did not miss any work.
About two months later, I was reading the Fa while sitting on the floor with my legs crossed in the full lotus position, and the pain in my right leg started to intensify again. I thought, “Master is helping me eliminate my karma, it will be fine as soon as the karma is gone.”
After that day my right leg no longer hurt. I could stand up without using my hands!
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I have not taken a single pill, and I am in excellent health. My stomach problems and neurasthenia are now gone. Practicing Dafa has given me true physical and mental health. I know that our Benevolent Master is protecting me.
No matter how many words I use, they are not enough for me to express my gratitude to Master. Only by listening to Master and doing the three things can I repay Master’s blessings.
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