(Minghui.org) During the past 21 years as a Falun Gong practitioner, I have experienced quite a few life and death trials. I am now 76. If not for Master Li Hongzhi’s protection, I would have died from these tribulations.
My youngest daughter brought home the book Zhuan Falun Volume II. I read it in three days and felt it was a precious book that could help people return to heaven through cultivation.
My daughter didn’t get to read it before she had to return it, but this laid a foundation for my obtaining the Fa in the future.
A little over a year later, my husband, the sole breadwinner, passed away. The pressure of life and mental shock made me ill. I was diagnosed with leukemia and had to take a lot of pills every day. But my health continued to worsen.
I decided to stay with my mother for several days. During this time, I was depressed and frequently went outside for a stroll. I went to visit my sister, who was on her way to group Fa study. After some hesitation, I went with her.
I sat at the very back and leaned against the wall. When other people read Zhuan Falun, I fell asleep. But I could still hear what they said without missing a word. Someone told my sister, “Look, your sister is having a sound nap.” From then on Master started taking care of me by cleansing my body. With consistent Fa-study, my xinxing improved very rapidly, and all my illnesses disappeared.
I was stronger than before and had a healthy complexion. I was even strong enough to distribute Dafa informational materials.
A few years after my husband passed away, his manager came to talk to me. He said, “You can apply for his pension and receive 120 yuan a month (based on the cost of living back then). But the prerequisite is that you must write a guarantee statement saying you will give up practicing Falun Dafa.”
I told him, “I had leukemia and was very sick—near death, in fact. My neighbors all knew it. Only by practicing Falun Dafa and holding myself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance did I get well. It was Dafa that saved my family and me.
“I also became much stronger than before and could take on work and support my two young children.
“If you don’t want me to get the pension, I won't bother to apply for it. I should not do things against my conscience nor humiliate Dafa.” He couldn’t believe I was that sick before. Right away, he was moved by the power of Dafa and Dafa's principles.
After he learned the truth, he helped me complete the pension application, which I greatly appreciated.
Since I began to cultivate, I’ve been in a few car accidents. However, under benevolent Master’s protection, I came out of them safe and sound.
A practitioner and I were riding a motorized tricycle through an intersection with no traffic light when a big truck slammed into the side of us. It knocked us and the tricycle more than 10 meters.
The practitioner fell off and landed on the ground another two meters away. Save for a few scratches, she was fine. I stood right next to the tricycle and was perfectly fine. But the front bumper was totaled.
As soon as the truck driver saw we were fine, he took off. It took us quite a bit of effort to push the tricycle back onto the road.
I thought afterward. If we hadn't practiced Dafa, we could have been killed. Master was right beside us to protect his disciples.
Another time I had something in mind and had my head down, so I didn’t notice a car coming as I crossed the road. When it hit me, I fell down and lost consciousness. I didn’t know how long I was out, but I gradually came to. I started wondering where I was and why I couldn’t move.
I managed to make a move and heard some bystanders saying, “She's still alive, she's still alive.” When I opened my eyes, I saw I was surrounded by quite a few people. The driver called an ambulance to take me to the hospital.
I thought, “I am a practitioner, and I have Master protecting me; I should be fine.”
I said to the driver, “I practice Dafa, I am fine. If you could take me home, that’d be much appreciated. I won’t blackmail you.”
The bystanders said that I was so dumb. Other people would have insisted on going to the hospital, as they’d be concerned the driver would run away. After a while, the bystanders all left. The driver was a good person, as he was very responsible and insisted on taking me to the hospital.
At the hospital it turned out I had a comminuted fracture of my left ankle. They said I might not be able to walk for a year and that I would have to be hospitalized. They also told me if I didn’t have it treated right away, I could be paralyzed for the rest of my life.
On my first day in the hospital, the nurses gave me injections. At night, I endured the pain and managed to lean against the wall to do the exercises.
As a practitioner, we have Master and Dafa, and we shouldn’t use an ordinary means to treat things. Thus, I stopped all medications, even though that upset my daughter.
Later I said to her, “I know you are a good child and you only want the best for me. However, don’t forget that your mother practices Dafa. I have Master taking care of me. Please be assured, I’ll get well for sure.”
On the third day, I could walk to the washroom by holding onto the wall. On the seventh day, I asked to be discharged. Back home, my daughter came and spent the first week with me.
After that, I could be on my own. When Master saw my faith in Dafa, I healed quickly. Within two months, I could walk down the street. Through this incident, my children were fully convinced of the power of Dafa.
Now I can walk normally, and although I’m 76 years old, I still ride my motorized tricycle to deliver Dafa informational materials.
I keep up with Fa-study, clarify the facts to people, and am independent in my day-to-day life. People who don't know me always think I am in my 50s.
Master has given me a new life by eliminating my karma from lifetime after lifetime. Thank you, Master!
The third accident was in early February of this year. At our group Fa-study, a practitioner said fellow practitioner Ms. Lin (alias), who is in her 70s, needed a caregiver. She recently had a serious fall and ended up breaking her hip. I wanted to give it a try.
After I finished the work, I could study the Fa with her. I liked the environment, because we could cultivate diligently together.
Unexpectedly, I encountered a xinxing test on the fifth day. I couldn’t find the fresh vegetables Ms. Lin had bought and she suspected I’d taken them home.
I said to her, “I practice Dafa, and I would not do such a thing. You are also a practitioner, so you should understand that. Please believe me.” But she challenged me, saying, “You say you are innocent, but do you dare to swear by heaven?” I said, “Sure, why not?” In order to prove it to her, I said, “If I did it, then I’ll be hit by lightning.”
“Sure thing,” she replied. However, the next morning, I fell down on my way to her home.
Then I started thinking something was wrong with me, but I didn’t think it through. After a couple of days, the roads were rather slippery because of heavy snow.
In the morning, I rode my motorcycle on my way to her home, and a big truck came from behind and was very close to me. A big hook from the truck suddenly caught my tricycle handlebar, and I was dragged for more than 20 meters. The driver stopped and I was not injured.
I felt scared afterward. After I came home and started looking inwards, I dug out quite a few attachments, such as selfishness, attachments to leisure, self-interest, being praised, etc.
I only realized it then that Master used the conflict between Ms. Lin and me to help improve my xinxing.
“As a cultivatorOne always looks for one’s own faults’Tis the Way to get rid of attachments most effectivelyThere’s no way to skip ordeals, big or small[During a conflict, if you can remember:]“He’s right,And I’m wrong,”What’s to dispute?”
(“Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong,” Hong Yin III)
I found my gap. Then, she couldn't find her money. Based on what she told me, I made a detailed search and finally found the money under her mattress. I also counted it in front of her and put it back to where she thought she left it.
During the process, I didn’t get upset at all but passed this test with a rather peaceful mind.
“Study the Fa and gain the Fa,Focus on how you study and cultivate,Let each and every thingbe measured against the Fa.Only then, with that,is it actually cultivation.”(“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin, translation version A)
Only by having the Fa in my mind can I pass the trials. Therefore, studying the Fa well is the key.