PureInsight | May 4, 2013
[PureInsight.org] In the latter half of last year two practitioners in my area were kidnapped by the evil and were illegally detained and persecuted in a detention center. The first practitioner was quickly released, but the second practitioner was unjustly given a heavy sentence and secretly taken to prison. Both practitioners were put under severe pressure in a secret, sealed off environment, so much they could bear and what kind of mental state they were in was hard for us practitioners on the outside to know. All we could do to help them was to send forth righteous thoughts to try strengthen them. Looking back, we wondered what factors led to their very different detention outcomes?
Later, we came met with the practitioner who had been released, and he gave us some insight into the situation. From the moment he was taken to the detention center to when he walked out, the evil was constantly controlling demons to rush his trial and putting pressure on him to acknowledge his so-called crimes. However, in his heart he always held firm to a single righteous thought: “I’ve committed no crimes, the evil is not worthy of persecuting me, and I should not be in this detention center.” So when the evil put him on trial, he didn’t say a thing and refused to cooperate. He would gaze his eyes on the evil while sending forth righteous thoughts. After some time, the evil realized that they couldn’t get anything out of him—not a single confession. Moreover, when they searched his house, they weren’t able to find a single piece of the so-called evidence they needed. They were therefore forced to release him soon after.
In regard to the second practitioner, I inadvertently overheard an ordinary person who was aware of the situation talk about the practitioner’s replies during the evil’s secret trial of him. It went like this:
Officer: “Was it you who placed the pamphlet outside?”
Practitioner: “It was I who placed it.”
Officer: “Was it you who taped it outside?”
Practitioner: “It was I who taped it.”
Officer: “Have you gathered together with others?”
Practitioner: “I have gathered.”
Officer: “How many people?”
Practitioner: “Just myself.”
Officer: “Then how many years should we sentence you because of this?”
Practitioner: “However you want to sentence; it’s up to you.”
Upon hearing the above narration I was very startled—I now understood what had happened. The reason for his heavy sentence was because he had unknowingly cooperated with the evil and acknowledged the persecution the old forces had imposed on him. He had tricked by the old forces’ trap and accepted a burden he was not supposed to bear. He mistook his thoughts as righteous while walking the path the old forces had arranged for him. Thus when confronting the evil’s court hearing, he was unable to discern his true righteous thoughts, which rendered him unable to achieve the purpose of eradicating the evil and saving sentient beings. What he brought on himself instead was a crooked, heavy prison sentence.
Superficially looking at the question-response above, the practitioner’s righteous thoughts seemed to be strong and resolute, but in reality it was not so. Supposedly during the initial stages of the hearing the practitioner said: “I’ve not committed any crime.” Since he had not committed any crime, if the evil still wanted to sentence him, then they were the ones committing a crime. At that point he should have firmed up his righteous thoughts: “The evil cannot sentence me.” As long as he held this thought, the evil really wouldn’t dare to rashly sentence him because he would not be acknowledging them and not cooperating with them—he would have negated them, and this is of utmost importance. Later on in the hearing however, he went as far as to confirm his own wrongdoing, even confidently telling the evil: “However you want to sentence; it’s up to you.” He unknowingly cooperated with the evil. Wasn’t it himself who was seeking trouble? Wasn’t it himself whose thoughts weren’t righteous? At that point even if he thought he was steadfast in believing in Master and asked Master to strengthen him, Master couldn’t do anything about it because Master has said in the Fa that if it’s what you want, no one can do anything about it. Thus he allowed himself to seek more serious persecution from the old forces.
The lesson from these two practitioners’ experiences is very profound; the first practitioner allowed me to enlighten that being resolute on a single righteous thought from the Fa is the key to eradicating the evil. He didn’t acknowledge or cooperate with the evil’s false evidence, and this allowed him to later receive Master’s strengthening and guidance. He said, “The night I was detained, I heard Master say to me very clearly: ‘You cannot stay here any longer.’ The evil released me the next day.” This really is a testimony to what Master lectured in “What is a Dafa Disciple”: “Even with just one Dafa disciple, if your righteous thoughts are strong, the power is enough to split a mountain—just one thought will do it.” Really, it’s that effective.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/116518