Blessed for Protecting a Dafa Practitioner and Escaping a Big Explosion
(Minghui.org) Traditional Chinese beliefs hold that good deeds are rewarded while evil is punished in a cycle of karmic retribution. There have been many miraculous stories of family members of Falun Gong practitioners receiving good fortune for protecting practitioners amid the communist regime’s persecution of the self-cultivation practice, which is based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Escaping a Big Explosion
On November 28, 2018, an explosion occurred near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou City. More than 50 vehicles caught fire and were destroyed. All the drivers were killed except one practitioner's son, who often recited the words, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Most people call him Xiao Gong (pseudonym). He is an honest man in his 30s who is always willing to help others and very filial to his parents.
He had a job transporting coal from Inner Mongolia to Zhangjiakou–a journey of more than a thousand miles each way. At the end of every trip, he has to wait in a long line to have the coal unloaded at the chemical plant before going back home to sleep. Often times more than one hundred trucks would wait in this line, and he couldn't leave until the coal was unloaded. Whenever he was tired, he would sleep in his truck. If he left his truck, the drivers behind him would take his place in line, and he would have to wait in line again when he came back, making this long wait difficult.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on November 28, Xiao Gong felt extremely tired and sleepy. But for the first time in a long time, he felt like he didn't want to sleep in his truck. He decided to take a taxi and went back home to sleep. After about an hour, when he just finished getting ready for bed, he received a phone call from a driver who had been waiting in line behind him:
“Where are you? Come take a look. An explosion is happening here. Your truck......”
Xiao Gong rushed to the site, only to find the wreckage of dozens of large trucks– including his own. The drivers who were waiting in line around him all died. It's said that the cause of the explosion was the leakage of vinyl chloride from the chemical plant, which led to a sudden fire and the explosion of a large truck loaded with chemicals.
It was in the early morning when the explosion occurred. Many truck drivers waiting in line were still sleeping in their trucks. None of the trucks or drivers within the blast radius survived the disaster. In total, more than 50 vehicles, including 38 big trucks and 12 cars, were burned up.
The chemical plant and its surroundings were ruined. Even the employee dormitories two kilometers from the blast were seriously damaged. The iron window frames of the building were burnt and deformed; the exterior walls of the office building were burnt as well, and the window glass was shattered.
This was a large-scale tragedy that hurt so many families. However, Xiao Gong was able to escape it miraculously.
Protecting Dafa Practitioners and Reciting Nine True Words
Xiao Gong has Falun Dafa practitioners in his family. They often told him about Falun Dafa, its persecution by the Chinese Communist Party, and the movement to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They reminded him to recite the words “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” so that he can receive blessings. Xiao Gong responded positively each time.
During the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the CCP launched a large-scale arrest of Falun Gong practitioners. One night, when Xiao Gong was returning home, he saw several people looking around suspiciously at his doorstep. He went to the store across the street for food while keeping his eye on them.
He waited there until midnight, when they finally knocked at his door, and then rushed over and questioned them.
“What are you doing here? Why are you knocking at my door at midnight?” he asked.
One government official said, “This is a mandated action. We are here to arrest Falun Gong practitioners.”
Xiao Gong stopped him and said, “Only one old man is sleeping inside. He didn't do anything wrong. You are harassing us at such a late hour. You're the ones breaking the law!”
The old man inside got the hint and didn't open the door when he heard Xiao Gong arguing with the officials. However, the people insisted on going inside to take a look.
Xiao Gong told his family inside, “Just open the door. I'm here, so don't be afraid of them.”
His family opened the door and let the officials in. However, they weren't able to find anything that they wanted and left empty-handed.
Cause and Effect
Xiao Gong protected his family members who practice Falun Gong; he also has a Falun Gong amulet in his truck. His righteous thoughts brought him blessings and ultimately helped him escape the disaster.
Somehow, he got a strong urge that night to leave the chemical plant and return home at the critical moment before disaster struck.
“It's all because of Master Li Hongzhi's protection that my son could escape that disaster unscathed,” said Xiao Gong's mother. His wife also said, “If he didn't come back home at that moment, he would have died.”
Xiao Gong’s friends who heard his story agreed that the outcome was an effect of his positive attitude toward Dafa.