[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] The Moment the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Hit
(Minghui.org) I'm a retired engineer. I'm 78 years old. It has been more than 20 years since I began to practice Falun Dafa with my son. During our cultivation journey, Master has protected our family all the time, including our family members who don't practice Dafa. My daughter-in-law became very supportive of us after she was protected by Master during an extremely dangerous earthquake.
My daughter-in-law had a conference to attend in Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008, the day when the Great Sichuan Earthquake hit and claimed more than 69,000 lives. She planned a sightseeing trip to Qingcheng Mountain after the conference with her colleague.
Before she left home, my husband said to her: “If anything happens, be sure to recite the lucky words 'Falun Dafa is good'!” “I know.” she replied with some impatience.
Because of not giving up practicing Dafa, my son was frequently harassed by the police. He served a term in a labor camp. Our normal life was completely turned upside down.
The day before my daughter-in-law gave birth to my grandson, she was still seeking her husband's release. She was almost shoved to the ground by the police.
When my grandson was two years old, my daughter-in-law took him to visit her husband. On the eve of one Chinese New Year, before our family meal started, the police broke into our home and arrested my son again. In addition, the police often stayed outside of our apartment building to monitor us.
It just never stops. All of these experiences took a big toll on my daughter-in-law.
But on the day before she left for that conference, she would never have imagined that the kind reminder from my husband was a hint from compassionate Master that eventually saved her life.
My daughter-in-law and her colleague arrived at the top of the mountain. While they were enjoying the amazing scenery, the earth suddenly began to shake and opened with cracks. The tourists panicked. They screamed and ran all over the place. Many were hit by the rocks falling down. Some huge rocks slid down, and people were immediately buried in them.
My daughter-in-law and her colleague were shocked and extremely scared. She suddenly remembered what my husband reminded her before she left.
She held her colleague's hand, “Quick, let's recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'.”
With all her might, she shouted out the lucky words. Her colleague also followed suit.
Almost at the same moment, the falling rocks changed course and stopped coming at them. My daughter-in-law and her colleague hid under a tree and kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
After some time passed, the earthquake stopped. The mountain that was full of people moments ago only had the two of them left, uninjured. The beautiful scenery they had enjoyed became a nightmarish scene. Dead bodies, mostly incomplete, were everywhere.
Collapsed on the ground, their minds went blank. What just happened was beyond comprehension – not only the tragic earthquake, but also the magical power of Dafa.
At this point, we and my daughter-in-law's family became extremely worried after losing contact with her. We kept looking at the casualty list, hoping not to see her name on it. Finally, she came back home safe and sound.
Grateful to Dafa for saving their lives, both my daughter-in-law and her colleague described their experiences to their friends and family members. Many quit the Chinese communist regime and its affiliated organizations upon hearing their story.
Although my daughter-in-law hasn't started to practice Dafa, she understands that Dafa is the magical Buddha Fa which saves people, and that the communist regime is persecuting Dafa practitioners. Whenever the police comes to harass my son, she now stands up and defends him with strong sense of justice.
Thank you, Master for your compassionate protection!