(Minghui.org) Discussing life and death situations we’ve overcome with righteous thoughts can help in our cultivation.

Believing in Dafa Dissolved the Tribulation

By Guizhen

I had the symptoms of a stroke in 2018. I could not lie down because if I did, I would have a terrible feeling of bleeding in my head. I felt that I was about to lose consciousness and die. I put a quilt behind my back as a cushion. I had to sit up straight and lean against the quilt. It was tiring to sit that way for a long time.

I’d had similar symptoms in the past and didn’t make an issue of it--Master helped me endure it. But this time it was different. It was very intense. I sent forth righteous thoughts and was sometimes better and sometimes worse. I thought that it was not just sickness karma and that I shouldn’t simply endure it. It was persecution by the evil old forces. I was unable to sleep. I wanted to ask fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for me, but I immediately realized that I shouldn’t, because it would acknowledge the evil persecution.

I remembered Master said: “...a tiny finger will be more than enough to crush it.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)

Right, I should be able to handle it myself. I got out of bed and started to recite On Dafa. As I recited character by character, each one appeared in my mind, and my primordial spirit was completely in unison with my understanding of the Fa at my level.

I walked back and forth while I recited. Every time I recited it once, I made a mark on a piece of paper. At first, there were distractions in my mind but my righteous thoughts dissolved them, and I started from the beginning again. Gradually, my mind was free of distractions.

I was eventually able to recite On Dafa from the beginning to the end without any distractions. Each character would appear before my eyes. I could understand the meaning of the Fa. I could feel my mind was reciting the Fa.

After I’d repeated it about 30 times, my head no longer felt heavy and swollen. I felt comfortable and relaxed. Everything was back to normal.

Master said,

“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

This was one of my most unforgettable experiences of the power of Dafa. However strong my belief in Dafa, that’s how great the power is. Thank you, Master, for offering me salvation.

Physical Tribulation Disappeared in One Day Once My Thoughts Assimilated to the Fa

By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Liaoning Province, China

My family had planned to take a vacation in April 2021. The night before we were to leave, I suddenly couldn’t move my left leg. It looked like a symptom of a stroke. I told my family, “I can’t go on the trip. You guys go and enjoy yourselves.”

They wanted to cancel the trip because they were worried and wanted to stay at home with me. I said, “I’ll be fine. Don’t worry about me. Go. I know what’s happening to me. Cultivators don’t have sickness. I didn’t cultivate very well. That’s why I am having such symptoms. Master will take care of me. I will be fine.”

When I got up to do the exercises the next morning, I first thought, “How is my leg? What if I can’t stand?” Then I had another thought, “I shouldn’t worry about it. I have Master.” I asked Master to strengthen me.

While I was doing the second exercise, I felt a powerful energy field in my abdomen. I could feel the Falun spinning nine times clockwise and nine times counterclockwise. I think Master was encouraging me. I could feel his presence. No words could describe my gratitude.

After my family left, I spend all my time studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Within a day, all the symptoms were gone and everything was back to normal. I enlightened that when my mind assimilated to the Fa, the boundless power of Dafa would manifest in me.

Passing a Life and Death Test with Righteous Thoughts

By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Heilongjiang Province, China

I had pain in my lower back when I got up one morning 10 years ago. As usual, I got ready to do the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation, with my three sisters. Suddenly, I had such pain in my abdomen that I could hardly breathe. It hurt so much that I could only take half a breath at a time. I was sweating profusely.

My first thought was that I had to go to the hospital. Then I wondered what kind of ailment I had. Then I realized that I was wrong to think that. As a cultivator, I needed to ask Master for help. At that moment, I felt I was dying. I said to Master, “Master, I must not undermine Dafa. If I die, there would be too much damage. My family and friends all know that I have been practicing Falun Dafa for many years.”

I felt a little better and began to recite the Fa.

Master said,

“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is.” (“Also in a Few Words,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)

I was much better after reciting the Fa, but I didn’t feel well enough to do the meditation and wanted to lie down. Then a thought came to me that I would be fine after I finished the meditation. I didn’t stop and had full confidence that I could continue. Indeed, everything was fine after the exercise was over. I laid down to relax.

My sister asked me, “Why are you lying down? We haven’t sent forth righteous thoughts yet.” I said, “I’ve just passed a life and death test.” She said, “Why didn’t you say something? We could have helped and sent forth righteous thoughts.”

“It would have been too late to ask you for help, and I didn’t want to disturb you,” I said. “The outcome might not necessarily have been good, either. I asked Master for help. I believe in Master and the Fa.”

I learned from this experience that it is very important to believe in Master and the Fa.