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My Understanding of Why Master Displays Divine Powers to Disciples

Oct. 21, 2021 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Dalian City, China

(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners understand the Fa principles when we study the Fa. In that case, why did Master still need to display some of his supernatural abilities to his disciples and let them experience and seek understanding from them? I learned that this is Master’s wisdom in his compassionate salvation of people. It is one way Master could help his disciples improve in their cultivation so that we can have stronger righteous thoughts, understand the Fa principles correctly, and cultivate until we reach consummation.

Protected in a Car Accident

I am a 54-year-old village woman and work at the big supermarket in our town. When I rode my electric bike to work after lunch one day in June 2021, a small white car drove towards me on the narrow village road. Generally, when two cars meet, one car would voluntarily stop to let the other car pass through first. In my situation, that car should have stopped to let me pass through first. However, this car did not stop when it had almost reached the front of my vehicle, and it showed no sign of stopping. I immediately put on the brakes. However, that car still sped towards me and hit my vehicle, sending me down the two-feet-deep ridge. A mass of the high sorghum that was growing by the roadside were flattened.

I knew that I had been hit by the car. I lay on the ground and did not move for a while. I begged Master to protect me and recited “Falun Dafa is good.” I quietly said in my heart, “Dafa disciples will be fine.” The car stopped after hitting me. The people in the car made no sound for a long while. The surroundings were very quiet. Disaster or fortune all lay within in suspense.

After a long while, two people in the car hopped off and came to my side to support me up with uneasiness. They also helped pick up my vehicle and asked if I was hurt. They asked me to go to the hospital for a checkup.

Seeing that both of them were fellow villagers–one in his 50s and the other in his 30s–I said, “I cultivate Falun Dafa. I have Master’s protection, so I am fine. I will not extort money out of you, so you can be at ease.” They were touched, made a bow with both hands folded, and kept thanking me. After that, they tried again to persuade me to go to the hospital for a checkup. I declined again, saying that I would be fine and that I still needed to go to work. I also said, “Please remember that ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.’” Both of them said that they would remember it.

Just as both of them got back in their car and started the engine, I suddenly remembered that there was something important that I had not done. So I quickly shouted, “Stop! I still have something to tell you!” I limped to their car window and persuaded them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. As both of them had joined the Young Pioneers, I gave them both a pen name, and they agreed to quit the CCP.

After that, I rushed to the supermarket for work. Luckily I was not late. Everyone saw that I came much later than usual, and they all teased me for it. When they heard that I had been hit by a car, they were all indignant, saying that I should ask for medical fees, delayed work fees, nutrition fees, etc. from the driver.

I said, “I am a cultivator of Falun Dafa. Everyone knows that Dafa disciples have Master’s protection, so there will not be any problems. The other party also did not do it intentionally, so I should not give them trouble. Cultivators must think of others first.”

Everyone wanted to see my injuries, but as I was wearing rather tight jeans, I could not roll up my pants. From the outisde, there seemed to be no damage to my pants and nothing seemed to be a problem. Furthermore, it was almost time for our shift.

My job is to sell loose products at the supermarket. The sales for that afternoon went especially well. My leg did not hurt at all, but it just felt a bit numb and swollen, making it difficult to move. I kept reciting, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in my heart and sought Master’s strengthening not to let my image cause misunderstanding by people, affecting their chances of being saved. I weighed goods, received goods, displayed goods, moved goods, and was very busy for seven hours.

After 9 p.m., I returned home and saw that the leg that had been hit was swollen. It looked like a fully pumped up tire and felt hard like a wooden stick. On the tibia’s front center segment, there were two open wounds with two lighter scratch marks on the side.

What is miraculous is that despite having open wounds on my leg, the outside of my jeans was totally intact; the bumper of my vehicle was damaged but my leg bone was neither broken nor fractured by the impact. Common knowledge says the front of the tibia has no flesh to protect it, so it is the most susceptible to impact and hurts the most, but I did not feel any pain. Furthermore, when I fell into the ridge, I clearly felt that I landed slowly onto the ground. The next day, my whole left leg became bruised in green, red and purple. It seemed that the impact was quite great, but it did not hinder my work.

When I saw my leg, I immediately remembered Master’s lecture about martial arts with an energy component. Master said,

“Training these might involve striking the trunk of a tree with your hands, or palms, or repeatedly slapping your hands against slabs of stone. You can just imagine how painful it would be for your bones to hit stone in that manner; even just light impact might result in bleeding. Yet that’s not enough to mobilize the body’s chi. For that, the person has to swing his arm so that his blood pools in the arm and causes his arm and hand to swell. They really do swell a bit, and then when he next strikes stone his bones will be cushioned. It won’t hurt as much since now his bones won’t be making direct contact with the stone.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I understood that Master had displayed his supernatural powers when he protected his disciple. For example, at the moment when I fell to the ground, Master used his powers to support his disciple, so that I landed slowly on the ground. A matter, like energy, had already wrapped around my leg fully and protected it; I did not feel any pain despite working continuously for seven hours. The next day, the entire left leg was bruised but I could still work. Everything was supernatural.

Master said,

“A practitioner, however, is someone who operates on a higher plane. And as a higher being you should go by a higher logic; you mustn’t always look at things with an ordinary lens.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

When I met with this accident, I followed what Master said, maintained my composure, and believed that Master was just by my side and that Dafa is supernatural. I also resolved the matter using Dafa’s supernatural principles to treat the perpetrators with kindness. In the end, not only did I save people, but my body also showed no signs of the scary consequences that a normal person would have from such a serious accident.

If I had treated myself like a normal person and followed everyday people’s theories to treat the accident and resolve the problem, how could my human body withstand such a great impact from a car that did not slow down at all? Wouldn’t my tibia have been broken and shattered by the impact? It is difficult to imagine the possible consequences of being handicapped by this accident!

Through this accident, Master displayed his supernatural powers to let his disciple witness and experience the clever use of supernatural abilities and understand the supernatural nature of Dafa and cultivation.

Illness Tribulation Immediately Stopped After I Found My Attachment

The many miracles that Master displays to his disciples are also to help us improve in our cultivation.

In 1992, I dreamed that there were many lotus flowers in the sky. Some of them had Buddhas and Bodhisattvas above them, as well as flying Apsaras (a type of female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist culture). A voice said to me that a high-level being would come to lift me up. I did not know what that meant, but I felt happiness in my heart as I knew it meant something good was going to happen. I only knew in 1998, after I started cultivating Dafa, that 1992 was not a usual year. It was the year that Dafa was first taught to the public, and Master told me that when the affinity came, I would be connected with Dafa.

One night, not long after I started cultivating, the string that I pulled to turn on the light broke and the light went out. The whole house was pitch black. I used my hand to feel for the torch. Out of the blue, I suddenly discovered that there was light wherever I touched.

I recalled Master’s teaching,

“The fact is simply that anyone who really does have an energy like gong will leave traces of it on whatever he or she touches, shining and radiant, without even consciously emitting it.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

Master displayed a little miracle to me when I had just obtained the Fa, and it increased my confidence greatly. I was determined in my belief that what Master said is all true. When the cruel persecution was launched, my house was ransacked and I became a key target. I was often taken to high-pressure brainwashing sessions by the police. However, I never wavered.

One day last year, an employee at the supermarket brought some passionfruit to make drinks for everyone. As the passionfruit juice was very sour, I grabbed a bit of the rock sugar on the shelves to add to the drink. After sipping two mouthfuls of the drink, my throat felt stuck and I coughed vigorously. I could not catch my breath and felt as though I was going to suffocate. As I needed to work, I could not be in any trouble at this moment. I immediately begged Master for help, and the situation eased.

During lunch break and after returning home, the cough was very serious. I could not sit or lie down, and I could not eat or drink anything. My daughter asked me to go to the hospital, get a IV drip, or take some Chinese or Western medicine, but I did not do so. I sent forth righteous thoughts and looked within for my shortcomings. I recalled what had happened when the fake illness symptom appeared and searched to see what problem I may have had with my xinxing. Then, I suddenly recalled that I should not have taken the supermarket’s rock sugar to add into my drink, even if it was just a little bit.

Actually, having cultivated for so many years, I understand from the Fa principles that cultivators need to maintain their virtue–no loss, no gain, We need to keep improving in our xinxing and we should be a good person no matter where we are. Once when I was selling sorghum, the buyer gave me 2,000 yuan. I returned the money. At the supermarket, it is common for employees to pocket loose goods, but I did not take any. But why did I not maintain my xinxing this time? As I had not thoroughly gotten rid of my desire for personal gain, it controlled my behavior.

Taking advantage of others seems like a small flaw that people can stand, just as taking a little bit of sugar to sweeten my drink seemed like a very minor thing. However, there are no small matters in cultivation. All those little things in our daily lives are big things when seen in another realm, and they could block us from rising to higher levels.

When I found this dirty attachment to petty gain, among others like jealousy and combativeness, I was convinced that I was wrong. A miracle happened immediately: this illness symptom of violent coughing that had lasted for a day and a half stopped. It was as though nothing had happened, and life returned to normal in a peaceful and orderly manner.

Master puts in so much effort in every step of our improvement. We must cherish this predestined opportunity to be able to cultivate during this Fa-rectification period with Master by our side. We must cultivate ourselves well, do well what we should do, and attain consummation.