Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s unusual military purge is connected to a prophecy, according to an authoritative source.
Earlier this summer, Mr. Xi reshuffled the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force, a military unit that operates the country’s nuclear and missile forces.
Just last week, insiders revealed that China’s Defense Minister Li Shangfu is currently being investigated for corruption related to military equipment procurement, after disappearing from the public eye for more than two weeks.
According to an authoritative source familiar with the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the main reason for Li Shangfu’s downfall is that Mr. Xi is a firm believer in prophecies, and he has people with supernatural talents around him who analyze ancient Chinese prophecies for him.
They deduced from the Pushback Diagram, a famous prophecy from the 7th-century Tang dynasty, that Mr. Xi is destined to be assassinated by a soldier carrying a bow, as described in the 46th Image of the Pushback Diagram.
The ProphecyCreated by astronomer-astrologer Li Chunfeng, the Pushback Diagram is one of the most prominent Chinese prophecies that, in retrospect, accurately predicted many historical events.
In the 46th image of the Pushback Diagram, the accompanying ode reads: “There was a soldier with a bow, and he only said that I was a white-headed bulbul. Golden sword(s) lying in ambush in the east door, and the warrior entered the imperial palace through the back door.”
The last two sentences apparently refer to an assassin or a coup that is aimed at overthrowing a state leader, as it described a soldier entering the imperial palace through the back door.
The Chinese character of Mr. Xi’s family name is composed of two parts, meaning “feather” and “white,” respectively. The mention of “white-headed bulbul,” a kind of bird also known as Chinese bulbul, could well be a word game to hint Mr. Xi’s surname. In that case, this ode is talking about a “palace coup” targeting Mr. Xi.
Xi Jinping Believes in Supernatural PowersAlthough Xi claims to believe in Marxist-Leninist theories and atheism, he is interested in Buddhist martial arts, qigong, and mystical powers.
In 1983, Mr. Xi approved the reopening of Linji Temple to the public. He also supported the appointment of Master Youming as abbot. Even after taking new posts in other places, Mr. Xi went back to Zhengding County to visit Master Youming from time to time.
The professor said he was surprised by how much Mr. Xi knew about the subject and his belief in supernatural phenomena.
Mr. Xi’s fascination with Buddhism and interest in the supernatural may come from his father, Xi Zhongxun.
Xi Jinping’s wife, Peng Liyuan, was also revealed to be a Buddhist. Rumors circulated in China that she had become a disciple of a revered Tibetan Buddhist master.
Belief in Divine ‘Something Inherent to Human Nature’Speaking to The Epoch Times on Sept. 12, current affairs commentator Nathan Su said that belief in God is something that is common to all human beings, even if one subscribes to atheism.
"Atheism cannot explain many things that exist in the universe and many phenomena that happen around us every day," he said. "Therefore, even if one is an atheist, in many cases, in the face of countless uncertainties, one still has to believe in something supernatural, and this is not surprising."
Mr. Su said that throughout history, many atheists have had this in common.
“Karl Marx claimed that he was an atheist. But Marx believed in Satanism. Satanism is a cult, but it is not an atheist notion,” he said.
In October 1835, after enrolling at the University of Bonn, Marx became a Satan worshipper who regularly participated in occult practices.