Short Stories of Cultivation
(Minghui.org) In 1997, my cousin died as a result of an injury she received in an accident. Not that long after, I dreamed about my cousin, and she was pulling me towards her. The dream seemed so realistic and so scary! My brother told me to practice Falun Dafa, as Master Li protects his students. I listened to my brother and started cultivation in Falun Dafa.
Cultivating Dafa, Master Protected Me and I Received a New Life
In May of that same year, I was also involved in a car accident. At the very moment when the car hit me, I saw my liver shattered into pieces. I still remember that to this day. When I woke up, people were eager to find the car that had hit me. I asked them to stop searching for this car because I cultivate Falun Dafa. Master had protected me, and there wasn't any damage done. Everyone in my family saw how miraculous Dafa was as a result of witnessing my accident, and they went on to cultivate also.
Facing Persecution, Mom Remained Steadfast in the Fa
Before practicing Falun Dafa, my mom didn't even know how to read her own name. After cultivation, a miracle happened—my mother could read. She could read the entire book of Zhuan Falun. My mother had ill health since childhood. She took countless amounts of medicine that she carried with her at all times. After cultivating Dafa, she changed. She looked a lot younger and was very strong for a seventy year old. Our neighbors saw the changes in her and wanted to cultivate as well.
In 2000, my mother was persecuted and held in a local detention center. She was very determined to resist the police's efforts to get her to stop cultivation in Falun Dafa. The police urged her to quit so that they could report this to their boss, but she still refused. They brought her relatives to the detention center to convince her, but she refused them all. In the end, the policemen were exhausted and had to let her go free.
Clarifying the Truth, Saving Predestined People
My family started a convenience store near the local granary and a lot of people came and went from this store. This was a good place for my mother and I to clarify the truth to people.
During the winter, while the granary was collecting food, cars were lined up waiting for quite a long time. The drivers were so cold that they came into our store to warm up. We put the informational materials on a dresser that was visible to everyone. My mom told them the facts about the “Tiananmen Self Immolation Incident”. When they left, they took the information with them and said that they would read it closely.
Stopping Killings with Kindness Regardless of My Safety
A few days ago, at 7 p.m., my husband and I were preparing to eat dinner when a young man came into our store. He was severely intoxicated and said he wanted to buy his “last tin of tobacco”. I wondered why he said this and questioned him. He told me that he was going to kill someone for revenge and he took his knife out to show me. When he bought the tobacco he put the knife away and left. I thought to myself, “No, this isn't right! I need to convince this person!” He was intoxicated and could not think properly. I chased him and tried to convince him that violence isn't a solution. He spoke a lot of gibberish to me, but I didn't stop and I wasn't afraid.
After several minutes, he still wouldn't change his mind. I remembered that I was a Dafa practitioner, and Dafa has the power to correct all wrong thinking. I told him that “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told him to repeat it with me, and he did. After a couple of times, I told him, “Brother, listen to me, and go home!” He was suddenly excited and told me, “Yes, I'll go home! You were the only one who could do this! You should go home as well.” He turned around and walked home. It was chilly that night, and I asked him if he wanted a jacket. He refused and I saw him disappearing into the distance.