(Minghui.org) Sometimes we might encounter things that happen “by chance,” such as someone suddenly get better after being ill for a while or someone in difficulty miraculously overcomes it. In traditional Chinese culture, however, “by chance” does not exist—there must be a reason behind.
It’s believed in traditional Chinese culture that the gods are aware of every person’s every thought and will bless those with good thoughts and punish those with evil thoughts. Here are three stories about how one good thought led to a miraculous change.
Fate Changed after One Kind Thought
At the end of Qing Dynasty, a man named Wei Yu excelled in calligraphy and music. He was also good at martial arts. He was one of the successful candidates who took the imperial examinations in 1885.
When he went to take the imperial examination in the fall of 1882, he ran into a fortuneteller named Guang Wen, who was especially good at looking at one’s face to predict the person’s future. He told Wei that he might have a misfortune and also asserted that Wei would fail the exam. He was right.
Discouraged and depressed after he failed the exam, Wei started to drink. An elderly woman named Qi did not like him and told everyone about his bad behavior. Wei got very angry and made plans to burn her house down.
One night, he went to the woman’s neighborhood and saw that her house was surrounded by poor neighbors who lived in houses made of wood. He sighed, “Although the woman is abominable, I can’t get all her innocent neighbors involved.” He gave up his plan.
Three years later, in 1885, Wei went to take the imperial exam again. And again he happened to run into Guang Wen. Guang Wen was very surprised after studying his face. “How strange,” he said. “Your face has changed. Not only has your misfortune been eliminated, but you will pass the imperial exam. You must have done something good. What was it?” After hearing about how Wei changed his mind and didn’t burn the old woman’s house for fear of burning the houses of the poor families next to her, Guang Wen said, “That thought saved many lives, and your life has changed accordingly.”
Paralyzed Mother Recovered after Reciting Auspicious Phrases
A few years ago in Jilin Province, many police officers were aware of the persecution of Falun Dafa and how the Chinese communist regime had spread slanderous propaganda to defame it.
One day the police ransacked a practitioner’s home, confiscated many Falun Gong informational materials, and took them back to the police station.
Wanting to know more about Falun Dafa, one officer secretly took some of the brochures home. His mother, who was paralyzed and bedridden, started to read them. She read stories of people recovering from terminal illnesses by reciting the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and decided to give it a try. And a miracle did happen: Her health improved and eventually she was able to stand up.
Chronic Ailments Gone after Speaking Up
Ms. Zhang, in her 60s, lives in a village in Mengying City, Shandong Province. She had back pain for many years. In addition, her back was covered with small bumps that itched and hurt.
Ms. Zhang’s neighbors, a middle-aged couple, were fined a huge amount because the wife practices Falun Dafa. The husband thus often got angry at his wife. His voice was so loud that Ms. Zhang always heard it very clearly. She wanted to help but didn’t know what to do.
One day the husband started yelling at his wife again. Ms. Zhang couldn’t stand it anymore and went to their house. By then, the wife had left to work in the family’s fields.
She said to the husband kindly, “Please calm down and listen to me. It is not good for you to abuse your wife in front of your grown children. Think about how poor her health used to be—she couldn’t even do simple household chores. But now look at her. After she started practicing Falun Dafa, she regained her health and can do all the housework plus work in the fields.”
The husband still grumbled, “How can I not be angry? A whole year of hard work will not be enough to pay off her fine.” Ms. Zhang continued, “But that was not your wife’s fault. It is the authorities who extort money from innocent people. Think about it. Since your wife has practiced Falun Dafa, she’s never talked back when she is insulted or hits back when she’s attacked. Right? And with all her illnesses gone, have you thought about how much money she has saved for you? Look at me. I have spent so much on treatments for so many years, but I’ve not improved at all. I might as well have thrown my money away.”
Ms. Zhang’s heartfelt words made the husband speechless. He wasn’t as angry. As Ms. Zhang was talking, she straightened her back without realizing it. After she returned home, all the itchy and painful bumps down her back were gone.
Both happy and confused, she went to ask the wife if she knew what had happened. The wife smiled and said, “I was wondering why my husband suddenly changed his attitude. Thank you so much! What happened to you is no surprise. Despite the persecution, you have the courage to speak up for a Falun Dafa practitioner in this situation, so you have been blessed.”
The older woman couldn’t help exclaim, “Falun Dafa is so amazing!”
The news that Ms. Zhang was cured after speaking up for a Falun Dafa practitioner quickly spread throughout the village.
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