(Minghui.org) I’m 81 years old and I currently reside in a small township in Hubei Province. I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, three years before the Chinese communist regime launched the persecution of the mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was inevitably targeted by the recent nationwide “Zero-out” campaign.

What exactly is the “Zero-out” campaign? Since 2020, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been attempting to force every Falun Gong practitioner on the government’s blacklist to renounce their faith. Local authorities would try and make practitioners sign or mark their fingerprints on a document slandering Falun Gong.

Harassment on Chinese New Year’s Eve

It was January 25, 2020, Chinese New Year’s Eve, when the director of the township police station, several police officers, and the village chief showed up at my home. After they inspected my home inside and out several times, they formally addressed me.

“How old are you?” the director asked.

“I was born in 1941. I’m now 80.”

“Wow, you look much younger than 80. Do you still practice Falun Gong? You know it is banned by the government, and you shouldn’t practice it.”

“I have benefited a lot from practicing Falun Gong. First, it helps rid me of diseases and keep me healthy and fit. Secondly, since I’m healthy, I don’t need my children to take care of me, which makes their lives easier. Thirdly, I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person, not to compete with others for fame and fortune, and reduce the burden of the government…...”

Before I finished my words, the director interjected, “What you said is very reasonable, and you must be well educated.” I told him that I only went to school for two years.

Then the village chief explained to the director, “He is really a good person. You know what? The year before last year during the village reconstruction, the village occupied part of his own land, but he never complained. After the construction, all the trash was left at his land but he quietly cleaned it up. He never tried to seek any compensation. However the village committee felt sorry and paid him 200 yuan.”

The director was curious, “You didn’t ask for any compensation?”

I told him that I never thought of it. The director was very surprised and pondered for a while, “You do have high morals.”

I smiled, “That is nothing. Once, my wife and I were hit by a car and we simply let the driver go without asking for a penny.”

The director had heard this story around two years ago and he was very interested in hearing the details.

Here is the story.

I Survived a Car Accident at the Age of 78

One afternoon in the summer of 2018, I rode back home on a motorcycle with my wife. Even though there were very few cars on the road, I controlled my speed. When we were close to a bridge, a white sedan suddenly hit us from behind with a loud “bang.” My motorcycle was knocked into the air and landed more than ten meters away.

My wife was over 70 at that time. She landed on her right hand as she hit the ground. Her wrist was fractured and I could see the bone protruding out. She began shivering from the pain. I was crushed under the car with the right side of my body pinned to the ground. My shirt and my pants were not ripped or damaged, but the skin on the right side of my body from my armpit to my knee was pitch black.

My mind went completely blank. I instinctively prayed to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master, please help me!”

My wife and I were seriously injured and lay on the ground for a while before we struggled to get up. We were alive and I believed that it must be Master who protected us. I was reminded of Master’s teaching that as a practitioner we should consider others first and that whatever we do or say, we must consider others. Even though the driver was speeding, I believed that she didn’t hit us intentionally. I wouldn’t hate the driver or ask for money from her.

The white sedan who hit us parked on the side of the road. It seemed like the driver was observing from inside her car. When she finally saw us moving, she rolled down the window and asked from the car, “Can you move? Are you okay?” I grimaced with great pain and told her I was okay.

She said her husband was the director of the township police station and she wanted to go to that police station. My wife told her that our home was nearby the police station and asked if she could give us a ride. The driver said, “I have no time to drive you. I need to get my car repaired.”

Since I had decided to let her go, I told her, “Never mind. You can leave.” Then she left.

I used all my strength to stand up, and slowly picked up the motorcycle from the ground. I tried to step on the gas pedal, and the motorcycle was okay. Then I helped my wife sit on the back and drove back home.

Recovered from Serious Injuries in One Month without Treatment

The director listened wide-eyed to my story. “I heard about this car accident. It was not my wife. She didn’t know how to drive. There are three directors in our police station. One director’s wife was from the city and she often drove a white car back and forth. The year before last year, she told me that she hit two seniors. She said she was lucky because the seniors didn’t ask for any compensation.”

He was curious to know how we recovered from such bad injuries.

I told him, “I know how to set bones myself. I set my wife’s bones and made a cloth sling for her arms. She wore it for two months. She doesn’t practice Falun Gong but she supports me and always sits beside me while I read Falun Dafa teachings. As for myself, half of my body turned black and I couldn’t eat or drink due to the extreme pain. However, I persisted in doing the five sets of Falun Gong exercises and reading the teachings every day as usual. After about a week, the blackness lightened and became rosy. After another 20 days, the pain was gone and I was fully recovered. We didn’t go to a hospital, nor did we ask for any help. My two sons came back home from Wuhan after they learned about the car accident. They were angry and tried to look for the director’s wife to hold her responsible but we stopped them.”

The director said, “That is amazing!” He became more respectful.

I also told him that my older brother was a soldier and was killed in the communist civil war in 1949. My family was regarded as a martyr family and was eligible for many benefits. However, we didn’t ask for a penny from the government. We practitioners take gains and losses lightly.

The director said we should get what we deserved. He stood up and shook my hands, “Grandpa, you are really a good person. I won’t disturb you anymore. We are leaving!”

The village chief added, “He is indeed a good person. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he quit drinking and smoking. He also never fights with others…...”