Our Righteous Thoughts Can Overcome Secret Agents

A Practitioner In New York

PureInsight | February 19, 2006

[PureInsight.org]  I work
in a medium that clarifies the truth. After the Atlanta incident in
which a Falun Gong practitioner was assaulted and his computers stolen,
we had a discussion during our weekend meeting about spies and what we
can do to prevent them from attacking us. There were different opinions
among practitioners in the meeting: some felt we should use external
methods, some felt we should look inside.

I was initially also of the opinion that we should use external methods
to prevent attacks from spies, but then I remembered a section of the
Fa that reminded me about how important it is to have righteous
thoughts to overcome the evil:

"You can't say that it's because we
have special agents there causing interference or blame it on this or
on that. Actually, I talked about this long ago: When your minds are
very righteous, a special agent wouldn't dare to stay where you are. He
only has two options...."

"So why is it that some people are able to pry their way into where we
are? ... It's because our field isn't pure and righteous in those
places, and it's not able to have the effect of saving sentient beings
and rescuing lives. It can't shock the evil. Isn't that our own
problem?! ..."

"So from now on you should do better in studying the Fa, and that way
your righteous thoughts will be stronger and you'll have a greater
ability for saving sentient beings."

("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference")


In this lecture, Teacher talks in detail about the issue of secret
agents and how it is related to Fa-study and our righteous thoughts. I
have only quoted some portion that I feel briefly conveys the idea
about this issue.

Of course, we shouldn't blame the practitioners or groups which were
sabotaged by the secret agents, and we shouldn't accuse the
practitioners of having not studied the Fa enough or not paying
attention to righteous thoughts and personal cultivation. As Teacher
said in the new scripture "Eliminating the Evil" http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/2/9/69839.html)

"The use of lowlife secret agents to
target Dafa disciples' cultivation in such a manner, as arranged by the
old forces, absolutely cannot be acknowledged. Viewed in terms of
cultivation, it's not as if there is some indispensable connection
between cultivation and those lowlife secret agents, who are the lowest
of the low of the human race."

Also, we still need to use external methods to prevent attacks,
cultivate our speech and eliminate any external loopholes for the
secret agents to take advantage of. Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at
the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York" (http://www.falundafa.org/book/eng/jw_115.htm)

"So for security's sake, a lot of the
things you do to save sentient beings can't be known widely before you
do them. You have to be clear on this point: you need to make
allowances for students [when they don't let you in on things]. They're
not trying to hide things from you—they are trying to keep them
low-key. For example, let's say you want to hold an art exhibit to
clarify the truth, and before things start up the consulate makes a
phone call to intimidate the gallery, saying, "If you let them use the
gallery, you'd better watch out: there will be an explosion." No
underhanded behavior is beneath them. So with some things we can't have
a lot of people involved."

At the same time, I believe that we should remind ourselves how
important it is to study the Fa, study the Fa and study more. Only by
studying the Fa a lot, can we truly prevent interference from the evil,
do the three things well and follow the progress of Fa-rectification in
the long run, and truly save sentient beings. Of course, external
methods are also necessary to prevent attacks from spies, but I think
we need to look at both sides of the issue - internal as well as
external – and make studying the Fa a priority.

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