PureInsight | December 13, 2012
[PureInsight.org] Recently, many fellow practitioners have been arrested one after another by the evil in a neighboring area. When one practitioner heard this news, he alerted everyone to Send Forth Righteous Thoughts (SFRT) for the kidnapped fellow practitioners. Several names were provided; then after a few days, again another couple of names were given. Some of them had been arrested and released more than once. We heard that some of them were reported to the evil when they were clarifying the truth, while others were arrested because they didn’t pay attention to safety while using the telephone. As a result, some fellow practitioners were so nervous about using the telephone that they stopped using it for all communication. I think it’s right to SFRT collectively as one body to eliminate and disintegrate thoroughly all evil that would attempt to destroy Dafa and Dafa Disciples, and at the same time to reinforce the righteous thoughts of fellow practitioners because Master has told us that Dafa disciples are one body. Master said, “The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference”).
However, while we SFRT, I think everyone should calm down and look inward carefully to eliminate attachments. We should pay more attention to true cultivation and our character. It’s not too late to mend the pen after the sheep are lost. Master taught us in Zhuan Falun: “People with supernatural abilities see black Qi there, and they consider it pathogenic Qi. What doctors of Chinese medicine see is the energy channels blocked there, that Qi and blood are blocked, that the energy channels are congested. What doctors of Western medicine see is the symptoms of an ulcer, tumor, bone spur, inflammation, or whatnot—these are the forms it takes here in this dimension. After you remove that thing you’ll find that there’s nothing in the body over here. You’ll see that the slipped disc or bone spur is immediately healed after you remove that thing and wipe out that field. You can take another X-ray and there won’t even be a trace of the bone spur. The root cause was that thing which was at work.” Master does not accept this persecution. The old forces insist on targeting our various human notions. That is to say, when a problem arises it’s not just due to the superficial reason of not paying attention to telephone safety, which is only a manifestation. Of course we should also pay attention to apparent safety. It’s also because we have loopholes collectively or individually, which the evil exploit. One of the persecuted fellow practitioners was illegally arrested after he clarified the truth to other people and was then reported. According to other practitioners, this fellow practitioner was chronically busy with housework, couldn’t keep up with studying the Fa, and fell asleep while Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts. As this persisted, his dimension couldn’t be cleaned. Along with other unknown reasons, he eventually ran into trouble.
Master has said: “The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston”). We all know from the Fa that clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings is the greatest and most solemn act and must not be the reason for any persecution. That is to say, clarifying the truth is not equal to being persecuted; they have no necessary relationship. However, if we can’t meet character requirements or hold onto attachments for too long, then the old forces, dark minions, and rotten demons will make trouble when we do such things. Therefore, we must do better and walk righteously, paying attention to every single thought and idea. Otherwise, there will always be this kind of persecution or that kind of interference.
An elderly fellow practitioner told me that she had prepared her coffin after she came back from her vacation the year before last. This is an ordinary person’s notion that hasn’t been let go of. We all know from the Fa that Falun Dafa cultivates both mind and body. Your life can be prolonged as you cultivate. Some older practitioners with less education are not very clear about this point. They had more or less prepared for their death because they still treat themselves as ordinary people. Ordinary people definitely have birth, aging, sickness, and death, but because you have the pursuit of death, wouldn’t the old forces use that to persecute you? This is one of the reasons why some practitioners have lost their lives due to sickness karma. Last year, that elderly fellow practitioner went back on vacation again. Before she left, we talked with her and hoped that she would not leave the cultivation environment, but she said there were some things that needed to be done at home. One month after she arrived home, she had symptoms of cerebral apoplexy, and her relatives sent her to hospital. This is in fact just another form of persecution.
Master told Dafa Disciples in “Don’t Be Sad,” Hong Yin II: “Calmly reflect on the attachments you have, Remove your human thoughts, and evil will naturally die out.” We should study more Fa and send forth more righteous thoughts. Also we should face our own cultivation state, steadily cultivate ourselves, and make ourselves more righteous. True cultivation is not just something you say or show fellow practitioners and others. Rather you should truly change yourself from the inside, solidify your Righteous Thoughts, and eliminate all kinds of human notions and attachments. We should look inward at all times, judge everything by the Fa, and eliminate all loopholes. Only then can we totally deny the arrangements of the old forces and lessen the losses.
If there is anything inappropriate, please point it out compassionately.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/112330