PureInsight | June 2, 2003
Dear fellow practitioners!
Recently something happened which I wanted to share with you. As an introduction to my experience I would like to use something said by our Teacher:
"Actually, every Dafa disciple has abilities. It's just that the abilities do not manifest in the surface dimension, so they think that they don't have supernormal abilities. But regardless of whether they can manifest in the surface dimension or not, when a person's True Thoughts come forth they are very powerful. Since we cultivate in a righteous Fa, we should care for and save beings and the people of the world who are good."
(from "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful" in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Recently I was translating an article for the Russian internet site. The material was very interesting. While translating the last part of the article I felt doubt about the truthfulness of what was written. The article described a work-related accident that happened in a factory while a large tank filled with boiling material was being tested. The tank spilled its boiling contents on a person underneath it. A practitioner observing this scene yelled, "I am a practitioner of Falun Dafa. If you believe in Dafa and believe what I am telling you now, then just trust that everything will be fine and you will not be burned. "
The man screamed, " I believe!" and was saved.
Unable to overcome my human attachments I could not totally believe that a practitioner in such a situation dealing with an ordinary person could do such a thing. The next day my coworker came over and shared her grief with me. She is a young woman with two young children. Yesterday she was diagnosed as having a cyst on one of her interior organs. She needed an immediate operation. I felt immeasurable heartrending for her and I tried to make her feel better in any human way I could.
But then she said to me, "I know everything will probably turn out OK, but what will my children do if I die?!!"
An unbounded benevolence filled me entirely. It was the purest form of compassion without any trace of egotism. Suddenly I felt total confidence and I said, "I know that everything will be fine! Please believe me that everything will be great! Do you believe me?" This woman is usually not prone to positive thinking, but at that moment she looked me straight in the eyes and firmly answered, "I believe you!"
The following day she had to go through her last examination after which the operation was to be scheduled. That day she came to work much later and immediately came in to my office. She told me that the ultrasound did not show anything negative and her doctors were in total disbelief of her results. The operation was unnecessary. She was elated!
Only later that evening, after reading Zhuan Falun, did it become clear to me what has happened. Teacher has yet again demonstrated the ceaseless might of Fa, the power of faith and unbounded compassion, and all the pitifulness of my doubts. I felt that he was smiling at me with his kindest in the whole universe eyes and says, "You see when, in your heart there exists nothing else but boundless benevolence, you, too, can perform miracles."