(Selected Submission) Giving Thanks for Master's Protection of My Family
(Minhui.org) May 13, 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the day our great compassionate Master introduced Falun Dafa to the public. To express our entire family's gratitude for Master's merciful salvation and to help those poeple who are deceived by the CCP from understanding the truth, I offer my experiences of turning bad luck into good when in danger.
“Spending Nothing Compared to Spending 10,000 Yuan”
My mother-in-law started practicing Falun Gong when she was 65 years old. Before that, she had health problems from her head to her toes. She needed to be hospitalized once or twice a year and had to take medicine every day. After she started practicing Falun Gong she became healthy, with a rosy complexion and walked energetically.
My mother-in-law never went to school and she did not know many Chinese characters. She followed fellow practitioners to read the Fa and learned the characters while listen to Master's Fa lectures. After two months she could read through Zhuan Falun and see each character in the book glittering with golden light, but could not recognize the same character in other books. The fellow villagers saw my mother-in-law's positive changes and learned the beauty of Falun Dafa. They started reading the Fa and doing the exercise together with my mother-in-law. Falun Dafa spread rapidally in my hometown.
Since the evil Party started persecuting Dafa practitioners in July 20, 1999, the 610 Office personnel and the wicked police harassed our family members by phone or in person on holidays. My mother-in-law witnessed our family members' suffering the persecution, such as arrests, home searches and detention. She was always in a state of anxiety. She eventually moved to her new home to live alone, and her cultivation temporarily halted.
One December I went to see her and saw her sallow complexion and pained expression, and she had difficulty walking. I learned that she had a big sore on her back and she was suffering pain all over. She could not sleep at night because she had to sit through the night due to the pain. She also had hypertension. My husband and his elder and younger sisters tried to take my mother-in-law to a hospital. But she said angriely to my husband, “Your father-in-law got an infected mosquito bite that had some pus. He went to the hospital to have a minor surgery. The hospitalization cost 10,000 yuan. I have a big sore. How much money would that be?"
No matter how others tried to get her to go to a hospital she did not want to go. I said,“Do you want to go to my home for the New Year and to practice Falun Gong with me?" She nodded and agreed. My husband and his sisters did not disagree because they all knew how healthy my mother-in-law was when she was practicing Falun Gong. She stopped practicing Falun Gong because she was afraid of the persecution.
After my mother-in-law came to my home she did the exercise with me in the morning and read the Fa by herself in the daytime. We read the Fa together in the evening and shared our experiences. She kept looking inside for reasons for her present dilemma. She came to understand that her health problem happened because she had slacked off in her cultivation and did not follow the standard of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" in her daily life. The second day her fever stopped, and on the third day her sore discharged pus. The site scarred over within a week, and by the Spring Festival her complexion returned to the former rosy color, and her health recovered completely.
My mother-in-law cultivated Falun Gong. Withought spending a penny, the big sore on her back healed without medication. My father had an infected mosquito bite, and the hospitalization cost more than 10,000 yuan. My whole family witnessed again the miracles of Dafa in healing and improving health. During the Spring Festival period she told all the relatives and friends who came to pay holiday calls that her recovery happened because she practices Falun Gong. She also advised them never to listen to the evils' lie and urged them to remember, "Falun Dafa is good!"
“Sir, Be Careful when Driving!”
One day in the early spring it was raining, mixed with snow flakes, and the road surface was slippery. My son rode his bike to middle school.When he came home after school he was covered in mud. I anxiouly asked, “Did you fall?” “No, I was knocked down by a vehicle!” he said.
After he changed clothes, he told me in detail what had happened in the morning. The road was slippery and my son rode his bicycle carefully. At the turn near the school a freight vehicle hit my son from behind and bumpped him off the bike about five to six yards. My son sat on the ground. He did not feel any pain, except he was covered with mud, and the bicycle was resting in the middle of the street. My son was not afraid in any way. The first thought that came to him was that he was OK, and he had Master's protection. The driver then stuck his head out of the cab and yelled at my son, "Hey, do you have eyes?" My son replied, "Sir, you hit me from behind.” All the pedestrians came up and accused the driver. The driver came out of the cab with a blushed face, "Are you all right, young fellow?” My son shook his body trying to get rid of the mud and said, "I am all right.” The driver took out ten yuan and said, "Give this to your mother to buy a bag of laundry powder to wash you clothes for you.” My son shook his hand and said, "Sir, you don't need to do that. Be careful when you are driving later on.” My son then went to his school, pushing his damaged bike with him.
After his classmates heard about what had happened, some of them said that my son was dumb, and some said indignantly that the driver needed a lesson. My son said with a smile, "The driver did not do it purposely. There was no need to hold him up." My son said with his hands in the heshi position, "Thank gods, and Buddha's blessings. I did not die in the accident, and I will have good fortune later on." After school my son took his bike to a repair shop. The man at the shop also complained about him not taking the money. However, my son had no regrets.
My son started practicing Falun Gong when he was eight years old and has been able to see things in other dimensions. Since the evil Party started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, my son has firmly believed in Master and Dafa. He often spreads paper currency with Dafa messages written on them and also often explains the Dafa facts to his classmates and friends.
What happened that day further strengthened my family members' and my understanding and belief in Master's teachings,
"Therefore, some dangerous things may occur in the course of cultivation practice. When these things take place, however, you will not be scared, and neither will real danger be allowed to happen to you. ”(Zhuan Falun)
"There was not even One Vehicle on the Road"
Since July 20, 1999, the 610 Office personnel either came to my home to threaten me or went to my husband's work place to harass him, or they made phone calls to harrass us. My husband witnessed the persection I suffered. I also often explained the Dafa truths to him. After he understood the truth he withdrew from the evil Party and its affiliated organizations. He supported and helped me doing things to validate Dafa and offer living beings salvation. In his mind he always believes in Master and believes that Dafa is good.
At about 10 o'clock one night my husband was drunk and rode his motorcycle home. He stumbled into the room and collapsed on the the sofa. He kept mumbling, "It was really a good evening and there was not even one vehicle on the road, excpet myself. A big Falun (Law Wheel) was illuminating the road ahead of me when I was driving home."
Listened to his mumbling, a heat flow ran shrough my body and tears ran down my face. The road my husband took is a major traffic road running east and west of the city. There is always continuous traffic, and it takes 20 minutes to drive that road riding a motorcycle. How could it be that there was no traffic on the road? My husand was able to come back home safely only with Master's protection.
Similar things happened to my husband many times. Initially he felt strange. Later on, one day I related the persecution I had suffered to him. I told him that it was because of Master's protection that I passed the tribulation of life and death each time.
One time the wicked police arrested me from my workplace and sent me to a detention center. A month later when I was released I was physically weak and lost conciousness in the yard of the police station. The police pulled me into a vehcile and sent me to a “reformation center" where I went on a hunger's strike. At that time my heart beat more than 100 times per minute and my lower body bled. When the police saw that my life was in danger, they were afraid of taking responsibility and had my husband take me home for medical treatment. Once back home I read the Fa and did the excersies. I recovered within a month.
My husband came to understand that when my family members encountered danger, Master protected us and turned the bad luck into good. My husband sincerely said, "Master protected our family time after time. Let's give thanks for Master's graciousness of saving our lives. Our whole family has benefited from your cultivating Falun Gong!”
Because our entire family understood the truth about Falun Gong and withdrew from the evil Party's organizations, and we all believe, “Falun Dafa is good," we are under Master's protection.
(From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction)