(Clearwisdom.net) I am 74 years old. One early morning this past January, I went on my way to meet another practitioner so that we could go to a local market to clarify the truth to people about Falun Gong. However, just a few steps away from where I had to board a bus, I was hit by a motorcycle. The rider helped me to my feet and said that he would take me to a hospital. Although he insisted, I told him that I was fine and that he could leave, and he did so.

A girl waiting at the bus stop said, "Why did you let him go so easily? Do you remember his license plate number?" I said that I was a Falun Gong practitioner, and I don't wish to cause trouble for anyone. He didn't hit me intentionally, perhaps he was just in a hurry. Then, I talked to her about Falun Gong. Afterwards, she withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. Then she thanked me and said that Falun Gong practitioners are very kind and that Falun Gong is good.

I could not lift my arms at that point, so I walked home. I could not even take out my keys, so I kicked the door, and my wife opened it for me. I asked her to contact the other practitioner, who was waiting for me at another bus stop, and let that practitioner know that I could not go to the market. I stood in front of Teacher's portrait, feeling regret that I did not talk to the person who hit me about Falun Gong. I asked for Teacher's forgiveness. When my wife returned and helped me take off my jacket, I realized that a bone in my elbow was dislocated. My wife slowly pushed the bone back in place. However, as soon as I moved, the bone protruded again. Finally, we had to bind the elbow with a makeshift sling to hold it in place.

On the second morning, I wanted to do the Falun Gong exercises, but my right arm and hand were swollen. My right ankle was especially swollen. I was in excruciating pain, and I was thinking about how long it would take for my condition to improve. I worried that my truth clarification work would be affected. Then, I remembered that I have Teacher and the Fa, and that I can pass this test. Subsequently, I increased my Fa study and sent forth righteous thoughts on the hour. Fellow practitioners shared their cultivation experiences with me and sent forth righteous thoughts on my behalf. Yet, I felt very tired all the time. I felt helpless; I had pain throughout my limbs and could not fully do the exercises. I kept thinking that as a cultivator, no matter what happens, my thoughts have to be in accordance with the Fa.

Teacher said in Hong Yin II, "Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions"

"A Great Enlightened One fears no hardship
Having forged an adamantine will
Free of attachment to living or dying
He walks the path of Fa-rectification
confident and poised"

I was determined to eliminate the dark minions of the old forces in my body and the evil spirit of the Chinese Communist Party, study the Fa more and send forth righteous thoughts more often. My condition improved after each round of sending forth righteous thoughts.

On the third day, I undid the sling around my arm and started to do the exercises. I could only lift my right arm to my waist, and I needed assistance from my wife, who encouraged me to do the exercises despite the pain. I agreed with her since cultivation is unconditional. Except for the first two days after I was hit, I managed to do all five exercises and send forth righteous thoughts daily. Within less than two months, I was again able to clarify the truth face to face.

Because of this accident, I realized that we have to be very serious about cultivation. No matter how much pain we experience, we have to keep our thoughts and actions righteous. We have to keep all our thoughts on the Fa, maintain our faith in Teacher, and eliminate the negative thoughts. We cannot let the evil take advantage of our loopholes. Once we enlighten to the Fa principles, our actions have to be in accordance with those principles, or we will be unable to pass a corresponding test.

Different thoughts will lead to different results. In Zhuan Falun, Teacher stated: "Good or evil comes from a person's spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences."

Master also wrote, "This is an issue of whether you can become enlightened to it and whether you can be saved."

Cultivation is simultaneously difficult, solemn and magnificent. We have to be diligent and study the Fa often. I am not very well educated, and I just wanted to share my experiences. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate. My thanks to Teacher and fellow practitioners.