When we have strong faith and practised in accordance with what Nichiren Daishonin taught, not only our prayers will eventually be answered, we will also be protected by Buddhist gods in one form or another. The following testimonial from Jeetu, a member from Indonesia shows this actual proof.
My name is Jeetu from Indonesia.
I recalled an episode in my life where the power of chanting is too mystical to be called a coincidence. The incident happened as follows:
We were on the way to a hill station called Puncak along with 7 relatives (I was 9 at the time).
We had to travel on a highway called Tol Jagorawi, which is known for its high crime rate where robberies, murders and other crimes occur frequently.
I remembered it was about 10pm when suddenly, our car stopped as the clutch had a problem,
We were in a fix.
Our driver, even though he is a kind man, has the look of a tough guy that no one would want to mess around with even though he is kind.
He tried his best to stop other cars to help us but no one did because of the notoriety of the highway.
While he was doing that, I instinctively started chanting in my heart.
About 20 minutes later, a car stopped and a very kind person (regretfully, I don’t know his name and thus, he is known as Mr X) spoke to our driver.
Mr X helped our driver to tow the car with his own and brought us to a mechanic shop which was closed for business for the night. He knocked on the door and convinced the mechanic to help us.
While the mechanic was busy repairing our car, the elder members of my relatives asked Mr X why he dared to stop his car and help us due to the reputation of the highway as a dangerous place.
He said while driving, he felt that there is something he must do. He didn’t know what it was until he saw our car on the side of the highway with the hazard lights on.
Mr X told us that he was actually on his way to a place called Mega Mendung in Puncak (where we are also heading) to attend Gohonzon prayer sessions.
We were pleasantly surprised and honestly, there are no other words to add here except Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.