Using Group Righteous Thoughts to Resist Evil
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 4, 2000, the third group of laborers in Tuanhe Labor Camp organized a group of traitors to make evil speeches framing Falun Dafa. Midway through, the meeting was aborted because over a dozen Dafa practitioners firmly resisted it.
Practitioner Hu Changan firmly refused to participate in the meeting before the maligners started to speak. The policemen pressed Hu Changan down in a seat and forced him to listen to the speech. Hu Changan stood up again from his seat and demanded to leave the assembly room after one of the traitors finished his speech. The policemen surrounded him, and wanted to carry out an act of violence. Then, over a dozen Dafa practitioners stood up together at the same time, and sternly restrained them: "You cannot beat people." The entire auditorium was suddenly flooded with righteous thoughts; the evil was scared. The labor camp superintendent Zhuang Xuhong hurried in with a group of policemen who carried electric batons. However, this maligning meeting had to be aborted at midpoint. A labor camp section chief said: "This was the only meeting that has ever been cut short like this."
This kind of meeting had been held before. At that time, the evil took advantage of Dafa practitioners who were unable to work as a team because of their attachment of fear. Only a few Dafa practitioners stood up to resist each time, so, the evil persecutors felt secure in the knowledge that they had strong backing and dared to torture the resisting practitioners.
Teacher told us in "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful": "As a Dafa disciple, why fear the evil ones when enduring persecution? The crux of the matter is that you have attachments. If not, do not endure passively, and face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this, the environment won't be this way."
I realize that Teacher is not only telling Dafa practitioners to face the evil with righteous thoughts at all times, but also explaining to the practitioners to use group righteous thoughts to change the environment and eliminate demonic tribulations that we should not endure.
In fact, evil is very scared of our group power, of our experience sharing, of our group hunger strikes, and of our group working together. In order to split us up, the evil detained one practitioner in every room and would not let us communicate with each other. In this way, they attempted to weaken our field of righteous thoughts.
At the DC Conference, Teacher said: "You are one body." The persecution by the evil demons of any practitioner is the persecution of Dafa and ourselves. While using righteous thoughts to resist and eliminate evil, we need to exert the whole body's power at the same time. Only by doing so can we truly be responsible for Dafa, practitioners, and ourselves, and meet the requirement for a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period.
This is my personal understanding. I hope fellow practitioners benevolently point out my mistakes.