(Minghui.org) I am a 66-year-old man who started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. My wife was the first in our family to cultivate Dafa. An acquaintance had given her a copy of Zhuan Falun, explaining it had miraculous effects on healing and fitness. In order to cure her illness, my wife read the book and practiced the exercises every day. Within a short period of time, her illness disappeared. Her rosy cheeks and nimble movements were so different from her previously sickly condition, that I could not help but pick up the copy of Zhuan Falun to read. The more I read, the more impressed I became. This book truly taught people how to be good, and soon I was hooked. Thereafter, I started cultivating Falun Dafa.

Recovering from Serious Injuries

As a manager of a construction engineering company, my job requires long working hours. My busy schedule left me very little time to study the Fa, and my cultivation state then was very poor.

On October 28, 2011, a six-meter-long iron pipe fell from the 16th floor of a building under construction and hit me. I passed out instantly and was rushed to a hospital. There, I was diagnosed with fractures in my left shoulder and ribs. My cervical vertebrae were also dislocated. I spent a total of 12 days in intensive care, during which doctors further operated and removed my spleen.

I continued to remain in a coma, even after my eventual transfer to the hospital’s general ward. My primary physician told my wife I would need three more months of recovery before further procedures could be done. When my wife asked about my future prognosis, the doctor told her, “He has little hope of regaining the ability to walk.” My wife replied, “If so, let us stop further treatment. Let him be discharged from the hospital.” As a Dafa practitioner, my life came under the protection of Master Li (Dafa’s founder). Only Dafa could save me. My wife overrode my doctor’s disagreements and insisted on bringing me home. I was finally discharged by the hospital after my wife signed a waiver of responsibility.

I remained in a coma after returning home. My wife sat by my side and read Master's teachings aloud. Fellow practitioners also visited my home to study the Fa. Gradually, I regained consciousness and could sit with some support, though my ability to speak remained lost. When reading the Fa with fellow practitioners, my hands had no strength to hold the book open. My wife placed a pair of clean chopsticks on the outer edges of the page and asked me to hold the chopsticks firmly so the book would not close. I persevered in reading the Fa with fellow practitioners. Only when the pain was unbearable, did I concede to sit back and listen to them recite the Fa. Dafa healed my body rapidly, and I saw improvements in my health almost every day. Eighteen days after my discharge, I developed a sudden notion to stand on my own. After shuffling my body, I placed my feet on the ground, stood up, and proceeded to take one slow step after another. My wife had been dealing with housework and glanced my way only after a while. On seeing I was able to stand and even walk, she rushed to my side. “Husband, you can stand and walk on your own?!” I nodded vigorously in reply. My wife was so elated she ran out and told our neighbors, “Come and see! My husband can walk!” On seeing my improved state, our impressed neighbors immediately praised the miracle wrought by Falun Dafa. My story caused quite a stir in our area.

Falun Dafa gave me a second chance at life. I resolved to follow Master's teachings, cultivate diligently and save more sentient beings in order to repay Master's efforts. I began studying and memorizing the Fa every day with my wife. If I happened to wake up in the middle of the night, I would use the time to recite Master’s teachings from memory. At first, I was only able to do the sitting meditation. But with continued persistence, I regained the strength to do the first four exercises. As my health improved, I started waking up at 3 a.m. every morning to practice the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts with my wife. I would venture out almost daily with fellow practitioners, to clarify the truth behind the persecution of Dafa to people.

Doing Truth Clarification Work

As my home was situated far from the nearest city, obtaining truth-clarification materials was somewhat inconvenient. I wanted to make my own truth-clarification materials but did not have a computer. Just as I was mulling over this problem, a neighbor told me he was giving away his old laptop and asked if I was interested. I was delighted and started to take computer lessons from him. A few days later, a fellow practitioner staying in the city offered to give me a printer. All this must have been arranged by Master. With help from fellow practitioners, I learned how to surf, download and print truth-clarification materials from the internet. My home became a materials publication hub for practitioners in my area.

As I frequently visited the liquefied gas station to fill up gas, I started clarifying the truth to the proprietor, his wife, and their various employees. I gave them truth-clarification materials, persuaded them to quit the CCP, and advised them to remember the phrase “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. The proprietress also changed the truth clarifying banknotes with me for use at the station. I have been providing them with these banknotes for the last four or five years.

In order to save more people, I offered to help other households fetch liquefied gas from the station. This allowed me to get in touch with more people. The liquified gas station proprietress noticed and said, “Your volunteer work has helped us to save costs. Here is some money for your efforts.” I replied, “I cannot accept this money, since I offer my services voluntarily.” She responded, “You are truly a good man. Nowadays, who would turn down money freely offered? It is rare to find a person with integrity.” I told her, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. While I adhere to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in order to be a good person, credit rightfully belongs to Falun Dafa and our Master for teaching me how to become a good person.” On hearing my words, the proprietress expressed her admiration for Dafa.

On yet another occasion, I was conversing with the gas station proprietress when she commented, “Elderly gentleman, not only do you have integrity, but your health is also good.” I told her, “I have not taken any medication or visited a doctor in over ten years. My wife has not fallen ill in over fifteen years.” The proprietress was impressed, “Dafa cultivators do not suffer from illnesses. Moreover, Falun Dafa’s teachings are very good. Can you lend me a Falun Dafa book the next time you visit the station?” I agreed to her request, and told her, “Do you know why your business is so good? It’s because you use truth-clarifying banknotes. By clarifying the facts behind the persecution of Falun Dafa, you have accumulated great virtue which has benefited your business.” She exclaimed, “Ah, now I understand!”

I find ordinary people love listening to Master’s words. Hence, I often quote phrases from Master's teachings or Hong Yin whenever I venture out to clarify the facts.

Immediately after completing the draft of this article, the image of a faulty printer at my home suddenly popped into my mind. My wife had previously commented, “If it can’t be repaired, just throw it away.” Although my previous attempts at repairing it had met with failure, I had a sudden urge to try and tackle the problem again. After all, this printer would be useful in printing flyers to awaken sentient beings. After examining the printer for a while, I quickly traced the problem to a set of wrongly connected wires. After verifying the printer could now be used, I excitedly thanked Master for watching over us and promised to diligently cultivate on the path to enlightenment.