(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. On my path of cultivation for more than 20 years, I would not have gotten to where I am today without the guiding principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and Master Li Hongzhi's compassionate protection. With infinite gratitude to Master and Dafa, I would like to share with you two of my cultivation stories.
On September 20, 2019, I went to attend an out-of-town funeral. As I got to the security check at the train station that scans my ID, there was a beep. A young female staff member motioned me to go to a table and put my bag on it. She then began a body search, which was very thorough. I was even ordered to take off my shoes. I suppressed my emotion and asked her: “Why do you check so carefully today?” She said coldly: “Routine inspection.” She didn't find what she wanted, however, so she let me go.
Before I stepped into the mourning hall of my relative's home, a police car arrived and circled around me before driving away. I thought they were trying to intimidate me; however, I have Dafa and Master in my heart, and I am not afraid of anything. So I did what I was supposed to do.
That day, I persuaded 11 relatives to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers (known as the “three withdrawals”). After returning home, I tried to reflect on my experience at the train station. I recalled that when the staff searched my body, I was scared and resentful, thinking: how much retribution will you have to get for doing this?!
I asked myself: Is this a thought a cultivator should have? We want to save all people, not just those who are nice to us. Why should I resent her? Why can't I show compassion for her? I'm still far from the requirement of the Fa, and I need to cultivate diligently!
Coincidentally, about a month later, I needed to take a train again. This time I was going with my husband. In thinking about my last experience, I concluded: “If someone searches my body this time, I must let go of my fear and attachments and clarify the truth to them patiently. I would say that Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa, that Dafa disciples are good people who follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and advise them not to help the CCP persecute good people.
My husband is not a practitioner. Although he does not oppose my cultivation, he doesn't believe that Dafa is good either; he has been misled by the CCP's propaganda. So I was thinking that if the same situation happened again, I would have to clarify the truth to the security person, and I would most likely face strong resistance from my husband.
I realized I needed to firmly hold the thought: I am a Dafa disciple, and there is Master and the Fa to protect me. My responsibility is to save sentient beings and validate the Fa. No matter how much pressure there is or how difficult the situation is, Master will help me. I firmly believe what Master said:
"When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide"("Master-Disciple Bond" in Hong Yin Vol. II, translation version A)
From that moment on, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil beings that used the railway department to persecute Dafa disciples, and the factors that interfered with my saving sentient beings.
On the bus, I looked out the window with righteous thoughts. At this time, Master’s Fa came to mind:
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” in Hong Yin Vol. II, translation version A)
In an instant, tears filled my eyes, and I realized that compassionate Master always enlightened, protected, and helped disciples at the most critical moments. My body was full of compassion and immense energy and I believed that any tribulation could be resolved under Master's strengthening.
At the security check, no alarm went off when my ID card was read. My husband and I passed through the security check smoothly. Afterward, I didn't feel zealous; I only thanked Master in my heart. Our train's destination was Shanghai. An international exhibition was being held, and any train arriving at Shanghai was required to be checked again. When I was going through the security check again, I was not tempted and still sent forth righteous thoughts. As a result, the second security check also went smoothly.
Through those two experiences, I better understand the responsibilities and mission of Dafa disciples during Fa-rectification. I once again felt the great compassion of Master, and the power of Dafa.
On a Sunday after I took the train back home from the funeral, I went into my company to work overtime. No one else was there. I turned on the computer and saw that it was 9:17 a.m. At that moment, I suddenly felt a sharp, stabbing pain strike me in the left side of my back. I instantly felt unbearable pain in my entire abdomen and both thighs. Because the pain was so intense, I felt my throat close up. I then screamed out instinctively two times: “Master, help me! Master, help me!” But there was no sound; I felt that only my lips were moving.
I struggled and instinctively remembered the phrase, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I kept reciting this. I wanted to say it aloud, but I could only move my lips. But I didn't stop reciting it.
The severe pain made me feel chilly, and large drops of cold sweat dripped down, and I saw my fingernails turn purple. I leaned forward and backward for a while. When I leaned back against the chair, I felt there was a hard object that touched the point of pain in my back, and the force was coming from the chair back. I wanted to find it with my hand and then immediately thought: “I don’t admit any of this; it’s fake! Why should I locate it?!” I kept on reciting, “Falun Dafa is good.” There was only one thought in my mind: “I will definitely be able to survive!”
In this way, the pain did not intensify and was within the limit I could bear. It also seemed to be slowly diminishing. I thought I must sit up and send forth righteous thoughts, but I needed to close the office door first. So I got up slowly and leaned on the wall. After all, I was in a cold sweat, and my shirt was soaked. I walked to the door, closed it and slowly turned around. The severe pain suddenly disappeared without a trace, as if it had never happened.
I went back to my desk and checked the time on the computer; it was 9:52 a.m.
In just over 30 minutes, I experienced a life and death tribulation! I knew that it was Master who took on this karma for me. I thought I must have paid off one or several life debts. I once again witnessed the miracle of Dafa and the greatness and compassion of Master!
Afterward, I couldn't accurately describe what kind of pain it was I experienced. About a month later, I realized that the pain was like something one would see in a movie: Someone stabbing a person from behind, with only the handle of the knife exposed. The victim then fell down immediately and slowly started losing his breath.
Through this life and death tribulation, compassionate Master revealed that Dafa disciples also should recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Zhen Shan Ren is good!” Because Master told us in the Fa:
“Zhen Shan Ren—three sacred words have boundless Fa powersFalun Dafa is good—true thoughts alter all disasters”(“The Source of All Fa” in Hong Yin IV)