Since its introduction to China in the Han Dynasty, Buddhism has remained popular without decline for thousands of years. People are grateful for and admire Buddha's great compassion and obtain blessings and universal salvation from the great beings who are enlightened in the Buddha's Fa. Among them, Bodhisattva Guan Yin is the most known and well respected by people. It is said that the title of Guan Shi Yin came from the fact that this Bodhisattva could see and hear things in this world and thus identify people to save. In history, there are many stories about Bodhisattva Guan Yin saving people from sufferings and using different ways to save people at different times. Sometimes she saved several people, sometimes she saved a village, and sometimes she saved a whole city of people. Adding them all up, it would amount to several hundred million people. Even in modern times the stories of the Bodhisattva miraculously saving people count in the hundreds.
To an atheist, a story of Bodhisattva Guan Yin saving people in person would be hard to imagine. In order to verify the facts of the stories, I did a great deal of research on the Internet. Stories of Bodhisattva Guan Yin saving people have been recorded throughout history in different dynasties and they are not repeated from one another either. It is difficult for one to believe that people in so many dynasties were all making things up. Some people say that truths need to be tested by time. I think that several thousands years' worth of stories should be sufficient to test the truth of Bodhisattva Guan Yin. These stories prove that cultivation in the Buddha school offers salvation to all beings. In fact, throughout the history of China and other countries, Bodhisattva Guan Yin's saving people from suffering in person is not unique. In western religions, there are also recorded instances of disciples receiving responses from their prayers to God, Jesus or St. Mary and thus avoiding dangers. In "Journey to the West," when Tang Seng (monk of Tang) and his three disciples passed through the Che Chi Country, Wu Kong distributed a hair to each suffering monk, and they received protection from Wu Kong as long as they called out the name "Qi Tian Da Sheng." Chinese people have a saying that there are enlightened beings three feet above one's head and when people are sincere and have faith, they will be protected and helped by these deities. This is also one of the characteristics of Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa is also a cultivation of the orthodox Fa and therefore these kinds of things will happen. In February 2004, the Clearwisdom website started to report on stories of ordinary people who escaped from difficulties by reciting "Falun Dafa is good" and "Zhen Shan Ren is good." These types of stories have continued to be reported since then. Especially in recent times there have been two or three such reports per day. In one such report from August 2004, eight year-old Yu Chun visited her aunt and the aunt told her the truth about Falun Gong and told her to be sure to remember "Falun Dafa is good" and "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good." Ever since then, Yu Chun recited "Falun Dafa is good" and "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good" everyday. On the third day after Yu Chun returned home, while playing at a market place, she was knocked down to the ground by a fast moving tricycle and a wheel of the tricycle ran over Yu Chun's stomach with a "kung" sound the moment she fell down. The people nearby were all shocked and rushed the child's mud covered body to the hospital.
After a series of careful examinations with X-ray's etc., the doctors found that everything was normal with neither internal nor external injuries on Yu Chun. She didn't even have any bleeding or scratched skin. Both the doctors and the people who sent her to the hospital felt it hard to believe. Within three months after this incident, death once again threatened Yu Chun. On November 3rd, after waking up in the morning, Yu Chun's nose suddenly started to bleed without stopping. After getting a blood transfusion at the hospital, she began vomiting large amounts of blood. The county hospital diagnosed her as having congenital heart disease and because of the excessive loss of blood, her life was in danger. Upon hearing the news, Yu Chun's aunt hurried to the hospital. When she arrived, the child had already lost consciousness and was on her death bed. The aunt repeatedly spoke, "Falun Dafa is good," "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good" into the ear of Yu Chun and said to her, "Follow me and say it." Before long, Yu Chun's mouth moved and a weak intermittent voice came out saying: "Falun Dafa is good," "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good." Yu Chun slowly opened her eyes and said quietly to everyone with a smile: "Dafa is good." The whole family was touched to tears when they saw that she was out of danger. Several days later, Yu Chun recovered, and both the doctors and the patients at the hospital had witnessed the magnificence and beauty of Dafa.
Examples such as Yu Chun's are numerous. An elderly person recovered from late stage stomach cancer, a child recovered from arrhythmia, and a middle-aged person who suffered from two types of cancer all recovered after reciting the verses. Based on a rough estimation, examples of surviving dangers and living through crises number at least around two thousand cases. In recent years, there have also been several hundred cases of people experiencing miracles and gaining a better quality of life after withdrawing from the CCP. That's part of the reason why Falun Gong practitioners always hold banners like "Falun Dafa is Good," "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good," "Heaven eliminates the CCP" and "Keep yourself safe by withdrawing from the CCP" at parades and other events. These slogans are miraculously effective and should naturally be spread widely to help ordinary people keep out of danger. It's wonderful!
Falun Gong has miraculous effects. Do Falun Gong practitioners only care about themselves and are they not concerned about their country or the earthquake victims as the Xinhua news agency (the official mouthpiece of the CCP) reported? The "solemn declarations" on the Minghui website have provided us with answers. These "solemn declarations" refer to the statements Falun Gong practitioners published on the Minghui website to express their will to correct what they were forced to promise, such as not practising Falun Gong and cursing the founder of Falun Gong, under the enormous pressure when they were arrested and put in labour camps, brainwashing classes and prisons. These actions against their consciences made them very hurt and regretful, so after regaining their freedom they published a statement of correction. There are several hundred thousand of these statements on the Minghui website and this clearly shows the size of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP. I have read many statements and found that the things mentioned the most are "clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings." Even after mentally suffering so much, what they still think about is saving sentient beings and letting them know the truth that "Falun Dafa is good" and "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good." Even after enduring great suffering, they are still thinking of others. How could they possibly neglect those victims of the earthquake?
Facing the disaster of the earthquake, the victims need support and help in different areas. However, under the CCP's policy of "Cutting off financial resources," Falun Gong practitioners, who have very limited savings, are worried about the victims. Money can only reduce the victims' difficulties momentarily. How are those people going to live their difficult life in the future? In the views of Falun Gong practitioners, only when people know that "Falun Dafa is good," "Zhen, Shan, Ren is good," and withdraw from the evil Party, can they have true peace. There is a saying: "Be a good person all the way to the end and offer salvation until people reach heaven." Aren't Falun Gong practitioners' telling people these life-saving verses doing a really good deed all the way to the end? Isn't this great compassion? In the face of Falun Gong practitioners' compassion, the CCP's lies collapse in on themselves.
Now is a time with many happenings and frequent disasters. However, the Gods still bless China and the Chinese people. Gods have brought to sentient beings the life-saving verses and Falun Gong practitioners, who devote their lives to truth, defy brutality, and concern themselves in their hearts with easing sentient beings' suffering and telling them the truth so they can be saved. People, in the face of the next impending disaster, what will you choose?
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