(Minghui.org) A lot of people have asked me how I have benefited from practicing Falun Dafa, since I began in 1998, so many years ago! I don’t know where to start to answer that question, since I’ve benefited in so many ways.
Speaking of physical health, I am 60 years old, I have more energy than most young men, and I haven’t had any need to take medicine since I started.
Regarding character changes, I have a much better temperament now, and I’m much more tolerant and considerate of others.
I could spend many days talking about the benefits I’ve derived from practicing Falun Dafa.
Improving My Character
I used to run a small business and had to deal with taxes a lot. In order to pay fewer taxes, I often took people from the tax bureau out to meals, bribed them with gifts, and falsified the numbers in my accounting books.
I worried about being audited and thought of joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a way to protect myself. As soon as I talked about this idea with my accountant, the county branch chairman of the People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the village CCP branch secretary all wanted to be my sponsor. The village secretary told me, “After submitting applications, people must go through two years of examinations before they can become an official CCP member. I will waive you the two years. Go ahead and write your application. You will be an official member as soon as you submit it.” I was quite excited at this prospect.
I was busy delivering goods out of town and didn’t write the application right away. When I came back home, I saw a book on the table. I had a quick look and thought: What a great book! I didn’t know there was such a good standard for human beings to follow!
I asked my daughter-in-law where the book came from. She said, “Our neighbor gave it us. There are more books! You can read it. Don’t forget to wash your hands before reading though.”
I washed my hands and started reading. The more I read it, the more I wanted to keep reading:
“The ancients said, 'Money is something external to this physical body.' Everyone knows it, yet everyone pursues it. A young man seeks it to satisfy his desires; a young woman wants it for glamour and luxury; an elderly person goes after it to take care of himself in his old age; a learned person desires it for his reputation; a public official fulfills his duty for it, and so on. Thus, everybody pursues it.
“Some people even compete and fight for it; those who are aggressive take risks for it; hot-tempered people resort to violence for it; jealous people might die for it in anger. It is the duty of the ruler and officials to bring wealth to the populace, yet promotion of money-worship is the worst policy one could adopt. Wealth without virtue (de) will harm all sentient beings, while wealth with virtue is what all people hope for. Therefore, one cannot be affluent without advocating virtue.” (“Wealth with Virtue,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
“From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
Every sentence gripped my heart. This was the book I was looking for!
As I started cultivating Falun Dafa, I understood the importance of being a good person. I was both happy and regretful. I was happy for having the opportunity to cultivate, and I regretted not being able to come across these teachings earlier. If I had become a practitioner a few years ago, I would have done fewer bad things and lost less virtue. I said to myself: I will never do a bad thing or hurt others again.
Over the years of my cultivation, Master Li Hongzhi (Falun Dafa’s founder) protected me many times.
What Just Happened?
I went to deliver some goods with two colleagues in 2001. I drove the car along a narrow road, and a white car was approaching in the opposite direction, with a few tractors behind it. As we were about to pass each other, a motorcycle suddenly appeared from behind the car, wanting to pass. I braked hard and turned the steering wheel trying to avoid hitting the bike, but still I heard an alarming thud. One of my colleagues shouted, “It’s over, he must be dead!”
I thought, "We must try to save him!" So I jumped out of the car and looked around but didn’t see anything, not even a bit of blood on the road. Where was he?
I then looked further down the road and saw the motorcycle stopped 60 to 70 meters away with the rider still on it, looking my way. I ran up and asked him, “Are you okay?”
“I’m okay!” he replied but looked grumpy. While my two colleagues were rushing over, the rider said, “I’m fine. I’m leaving.” He probably realized that he was the one who had caused the accident.
My colleagues asked me what happened. I told them with a puzzled look, “Nothing happened!” We couldn’t believe it. My colleagues said in unison, “Dafa protected us!”
I exclaimed, “Yes! Master protected us. If we really did hit the motorcycle we would have killed him, and my life would be in ruins.”
One of my colleagues said, “It’s amazing! Nobody would believe me if I told them. There’s no way he could have avoided a collision. How was it possible? The impact was so loud, how could he have avoided it?” My colleagues couldn’t stop talking about it, and none of us could believe what had just happened.
Reciting “Falun Dafa Is Good” Saved Me
I also ran a market stall, and the neighboring stall sold boiled peanuts. I helped take care of his stall when he wasn’t around. One day, a woman came to buy some peanuts. He wasn’t there, so I went over to help. She tasted a peanut and said, “It’s a little salty.” I asked, “Is it?” and tried one. While chewing it, I told her about the peanuts.
Suddenly, I started coughing violently, as pieces of peanut got stuck in my throat. The woman became frightened and left. I couldn’t breathe. I grabbed hold of the stall and thought, “I can’t do anything about it, only Master can save me.” I started reciting in my mind, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master, please save me.” I immediately caught my breath and could speak again.
Heavy Frame Stopped by Windshield
My coworker’s sister and I went out on business in the summer of 2020. While passing a van coming in the opposite direction, I felt something hit my windshield and immediately blanked out. When I came to, I saw a steel pipe had broken through my windshield glass and was pressed against my face. Broken glass and blood were everywhere in the car.
My passenger handed me a roll of tissue paper. I didn’t feel pain and after I got out of the car, I saw a big steel frame, of about 20 kilos (40 lbs), resting against the windshield.
I was driving at about 80 kilometers per hour, and the van coming my way must have been doing about 60 to 70 kilometers (50 miles) per hour. How was it possible for such a heavy steel frame to be stopped by the windshield? Master must have protected me again, or I would surely be dead.
The young man who caused the accident ran over, but he seemed frightened and kept saying “Let’s go to the hospital quickly.” I comforted him while pressing on my wound with my hand. I told him that I was fine and he needn’t worry. After I wiped the blood and broken glass off my face, I noticed my upper lip was split when I was talking. I then said, “Okay, lets go to the hospital to get a couple of stitches. It’s not convenient for me to drive like this.”
The doctor in the emergency room treated my wound with six or seven stitches. He also wanted to give me a tetanus shot, but I refused. After the young man paid for my medical treatment, we went back to the scene of the accident. The broken windshield had already been repaired. I said to the young man, “It’s all good. You can go now.”
He said with tears in his eyes, “How can this work? How much money should I compensate you?”
I replied, “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner. I’m not wanting any money from you. If I didn’t cultivate, I would be dead.” He bowed to me and said, “Thank you!”
“If you want to thank anyone, you should thank Falun Dafa and thank Dafa’s Master! Master Li taught me to be a good person.”
He bowed again before he left. A bystander said to him, “You’re lucky that you met a good person today!”
However, he came back shortly after and wanted me to give him proof that he was free from any responsibility. I said, “Okay!” and let him record me stating that I released him from any liability for my injuries.
He made two recordings, but he still wasn't convinced. He then asked, “Could you write me a statement too?” I wrote him such a statement. He read it and appeared much calmer, then left.
When I got home, my family didn’t have any complaints upon seeing my injuries. They understood that Master saved my life again and helped me to pay off another big karmic debt. I recovered completely in a few days. Even more miraculously, I didn’t feel any pain from the time of the accident to my full recovery.
I would like to thank Master again for protecting me! I advise everyone not to miss any opportunities to learn more about Dafa. Please remember that sincerely reciting “Falun Dafa is good! and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” will benefit you immensely.
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