Experiencing the Power of Dafa: Master Saved Me from Danger
(Minghui.org) My family and I once owned a butcher shop. Although we had employees, I often helped when it was busy, so I accumulated a lot of karma through killing animals.
After I got married, I no longer helped in the butcher shop, but bad things began to happen when I had my first son. My wife became ill, and we used up all our savings on medical care, soon going into debt.
I visited a relative and saw a book with a blue cover on the counter. I picked it up and flipped through the pages. It was Zhuan Falun. The more I read it the better I felt. I borrowed Zhuan Falun and showed it to my wife.
We both liked it so much that we decided to practice Falun Dafa. We were later introduced to other Dafa practitioners in our village and learned the exercises.
Ever since I started practicing Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi protected me and helped me eliminate karma.
“If a debt is owed, it must be paid. Therefore, some dangerous things may occur in the course of cultivation.”
“If you truly follow the righteous way in cultivation, nobody will dare to do something to you at will. Besides, you have the protection of my fashen, and you will not be in any danger.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
One autumn, I drove a small tractor with a full load up a steep slope. It was hard to maneuver, and I lost control as I neared the top. It slid all the way to the bottom and hit a tree.
The tractor turned upside down with me underneath. My wife panicked and didn't know what to do. I climbed out and found that I was not harmed. I was thankful that Master had protected me.
I once worked in the cold storage of a slaughter house, where they held frozen beef in 25 kg steel boxes. I was reaching over when I lost my balance, and a pile of full boxes fell on top of me. Other workers quickly pulled me out and took me to the medical office, where they cleaned me up. The next day, the damaged skin started to crust over. I knew Master had saved me again.
I later worked in a paper mill, and worked next to a mixer that broke up used cardboard boxes. I stepped on a box that was caught, and my foot and the box both went into the mixer. The blade was rotating fast, and I felt my pants being torn. I screamed for help. The new mechanic heard me and came to my rescue. Without ever having seen the switches on the control panel before, he hit the stop button on his first attempt and managed to stop the machine. I escaped unharmed.
Another time I was in charge of the coal burner. We usually used the tractor shovel to load the coal for the burner. The tractor was old and the brakes didn't work, so we relied on the clutch to park it in front of the door of the burner housing.
The clutch failed when I was parking the tractor. Instead of stopping in front of the door to the burner housing, it kept moving forward. The door opening was not very high, and the top of the door frame was at the level of my neck. My head would have been chopped off if it kept going.
Luckily, the tractor stopped when my neck just touched the door frame. I couldn't shout for help because my neck was stuck. I pulled out my cell phone and called a colleague. He thought I was joking at first and hung up the phone. However, he rushed over when I called again, and pushed the tractor back and saved me with other people’s help.
I yelled with joy after I had got free, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master has saved me.” People laughed, but I knew there was nothing to stop the tractor from going forward. My neck would have been broken if it had moved one more inch. I wouldn't be alive if it weren't for Master.
Master saved me many times. I don’t know how to express my gratitude. I will do my best in my future cultivation. I will do the three things well and awaken the conscience of more sentient beings.