Power of Dafa: My Home Remains Intact after Fire
(Minghui.org) We live in a small town in Northeastern China where a fire broke out recently. It burned for eight hours in the warehouse next door. The apartments in our building that face the warehouse were badly damaged, except ours.
I heard a noise from outside at around 9:30 p.m., as I was printing Dafa brochures. I didn't pay it any attention and continued to produce the materials.
I could hear the noise outside getting louder, and I felt warmer as time passed. I was shocked when I pulled back the curtain to find a raging fire blazing outside my window. It took a few seconds for me to realize that the warehouse next door was on fire.
Protected by Master
Many people had gathered outside, and I saw things falling from my building as they passed my window.
I wondered what to do. My home was a Fa-study site. There were so many Falun Dafa books, Master’s pictures, Shen Yun DVDs, and Dafa brochures in my home.
I felt that Master was by my side at that moment. I knelt down, closed my eyes, and pressed my palms together in front of my chest.
I said in my mind, “Master, I am your disciple. I may still have many attachments to let go, but I will not let the old forces interfere with me. I can't let the fire destroy my treasures here. Can you help me please?” I then recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The window sill was too hot to touch at this point, and the flames were taller than our seven-story building. When the flames came directly toward my apartment, the wind suddenly changed direction each time. Master was protecting me.
The flames grew bigger and bigger, and the fire engines still had not arrived. I began to lose confidence and realized that I didn't have 100% faith in Dafa.
As such, I was still worried and called a fellow practitioner. She came over immediately.
She could see me panicking, and said, “Don’t worry. Nothing will happen. We have Master. You can see that the flames switch direction as soon as they get close. It’s the power of Dafa.”
“With Master and the Way by my side, what is there to fear?” (“Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney”)
“If you are a true practitioner, our Falun will safeguard you. I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
Remembering these words strengthened my righteous thoughts and calmed my mind. I knelt in front of Master’s picture and kept reciting, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The fire engines finally came, and it also began to rain heavily. The fire slowly died out.
We sent forth righteous thoughts at midnight and checked the scene afterward. We saw that the fire had cracked the outside frame of my windows, but they were otherwise intact. Even the satellite dish for New Tang Dynasty TV was untouched.
The fire had lasted for eight hours and was still smoldering at 6:00 a.m. When we went out that morning, we found that only our apartment was intact, and the windows of most of the other apartments had been destroyed by the fire.
I knew that what we experienced was a display of the power of Master and Dafa. I felt sorry that Master had to shoulder this huge tribulation for me. I was truly grateful. I will be more diligent in the future and continue to correct myself.