The Power of Falun Dafa: Lives Spared During the Yiliang Earthquake
(Minghui.org) On September 7, 2012, at 11:19 a.m., a magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred in the area between Yiliang in Yunnan Province and Weining in Guizhou Province, with a focal depth of 14 kilometers. One hour later, another earthquake, magnitude 5.6, occurred in Yiliang County, with a focal depth of ten kilometers. According to media reports, by September 8, 2012, the earthquakes had affected 183,000 households, totaling 744,000 people. There were 80 people dead, and 7,138 houses (containing 30,600 rooms) had collapsed. The direct economic loss was 3.7 billion yuan. A few days after the earthquakes, a heavy rainstorm blocked the roads and interrupted the urban water supply in the affected area.
The following two accounts tell of Falun Gong practitioners, who practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and believe that Falun Dafa is good, who not only weathered the disaster safely but also positively influenced others nearby.
Hearing “Dafa Is Good,” an Entire Street Was Spared
Xiao Cui, a Falun Dafa practitioner, lives in Yihe Town and was shopping at a farmer’s market that day. The earthquake started with a very loud explosion, which sent people panicking in the streets and running everywhere. Xiao Cui saw this and immediately shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" She wanted everyone to hear these life-saving words. She shouted again and again, all the way from the market to her home. Amazingly, the entire street where she shouted was completely undamaged during the earthquake. This street is in Maoping Village of Yihe Town.
When Xiao Cui got home, she saw that two cars nearby had been crushed by falling rocks from a nearby hill, while her car was intact.
People Spared “As if the Rocks Had Eyes”
In Maoping Village there was another practitioner who had practiced Falun Dafa for only a year. That day, he had hired nine people to harvest pepper on the hill. A neighboring villager had hired three people to harvest pepper on the same hill. During the earthquake, all three people who helped the neighbor villager were crushed to death by falling rocks, but the nine who helped the Dafa practitioner survived unscathed.
Later, they described the scene of the earthquake: they saw rocks crashing down and rolling everywhere, and they had nowhere to hide, but the rocks “seemed to have eyes” and did not roll toward the Dafa practitioner and his helpers. It is a good example of a whole family benefiting when even one person practices Falun Dafa. Using this example, the practitioner told his helpers the facts of Falun Gong and let them know that it was Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, who saved them. After hearing this, the helpers were grateful to Master and grateful to Dafa.