On How To Help the Practitioners Who Went Astray To Be More Clearheaded in Our District
September 27, 2003
First of all, we understand from the Fa's truths that the practitioners who went astray were already not themselves but being manipulated and controlled the evil beings in other dimensions.
At the same time, those people who went astray and came out from the evil forces' black dens, such as the 610 offices, forced labor camps, were very talkative when they came back at the beginning. Do not be anxious to talk and share experiences with them. All informed Dafa practitioners should send righteous thoughts together to root out the evil factors behind them because they are not clearheaded at all. Also, the people who have gone astray have all kinds of strange theories and talk incessantly. If we argue with them one on one, it only brings about a superficial solution but not a radical one and the effect is also not very good.
Some Dafa practitioners saw layer upon layer of evil beings behind the person who have gone astray. His whole space field was occupied by the evil beings, which stretched as far as the eye can see. We understood that it was crucial to clean out the evil beings manipulating and controlling him, so it is very important to send righteous thoughts to eliminate them. We sent righteous thoughts many times and for a long time. During the course, some practitioners saw messy things such as broods of evil beings appearing like flies, being eliminated. After the evil factors were cleaned out, the situation turned better. At that time when we went to share experiences with them, they accepted us rather easily. However, sometimes they were still not clearheaded or not clearheaded enough. Under this situation, we would ask some practitioners who study the Fa well to accompany them to begin reading the books, mainly Zhuan Falun or some of the Teacher's new articles.
Sometimes, it requires several more visits to save the practitioners who went astray and help them become clearheaded. Then, we would give them specific materials such as the pamphlet Rectification, etc. to read or discuss some confusing areas remaining in their thoughts.
In summary, there are mainly two steps. The first is sending righteous thoughts to eliminate all evil beings behind the field; the second is reading Teacher's Dafa books together in the state of pure mind. Zhuan Falun is primarily to be read and some of the Teacher's articles are supporting materials. Another is to focus on the confused areas in their thoughts, query them and find solutions.
In this course, we would also talk about Dafa practitioners' state of mind and the points to pay attention to when our Dafa practitioners are helping them to regain control of their Main Consciousness.
- We should treat these people with kindness because their going astray is not only their personal problems, but the measureless and countless beings in the cosmic body corresponding to them are also being eliminated and destroyed. Some practitioners became angry and argued when they heard a particular practitioner was "brainwashed". But, the person who went astray did not seem to be angry on the superficial level, which would terribly enrage the practitioners instead. We should understand that the people who attack Dafa are not truly themselves, but the evil beings attacking them. Their side that truly knows is still eager to be saved. The more severe the attacks, the more clearly those evil beings are on the verge of their graves and in their death throes. Remember Teacher's words,
- Although the evil people in 610 Offices, police stations and so on requested every one who have gone astray to report the Dafa practitioners who still came to help them, these people still have a side that knows during our contact. When we were in the course of the actual contact, they could feel our compassionate side. Some people said, "I just regard you as a general friend who comes to visit me". And also, some people who had moved said, "I will give you my new home phone number and we can talk later". During the actual course, there is no case in our district that the person who went astray willingly reported those Dafa practitioners who shared experiences with them and truly wish them to be good.
- There is a kind of indifferent state of mind among some practitioners. Some practitioners said "All the people who have gone astray were arranged in history to destroy the Fa anyway and they also did many bad things; I also want to do other things to validate the Fa." However, the Teacher also said,
"While they're clarifying the facts some students often run into people who don't want to listen, don't accept things, or are even antagonistic. You shouldn't let one person's opposition be a mental setback for you or make you lose the courage to save sentient beings. A Dafa disciple... what's a Dafa disciple? He's a being created by the most magnificent Fa, (enthusiastic applause) and he's rock-solid and as indestructible as diamond. How could a few words from an ordinary, bad person count for anything? "However evil you are, you can't change me. I simply must accomplish my historic mission, and I must do what a Dafa disciple should do." (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference)
Those who do the so-called "reform" work, too, are people who have been deceived. Why not turn the tables and expose the evil and clarify the truth to them? I suggest that all students who they are trying to forcefully reform (this excludes those who haven't been taken away for reform) expose the evil and clarify the truth to those people who are doing the reform work, and tell them about the cause and effect relationship of "good and evil always have consequences." It is the evil that is afraid of people knowing the truth of the situation, not Dafa disciples. ("A suggestion", Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I feel many of these people did not study the Fa deeply and were confused temporarily. Even if they are arranged to come here by the old forces, they are also the living beings the Teacher want to save. As Dafa practitioners, we should save all beings with compassion, especially including the people who have gone astray, because they, after all, are so lucky to be here during this period as Dafa.
This indifferent state of mind just provides the living space for the existence of evil factors. They just exist in such a selfish and indifferent space field. It is also what the evil beings are willing to see: to continue controlling those people and create more misunderstanding. This kind of state should be corrected. We do not admit to all of these arrangements that the old forces imposed on every Dafa practitioner.
The practice proves that most people can return to the correct path clearheadedly. Many people continue with Dafa work and the mistakes once made by many practitioners have helped them to be more rational, clearheaded, mature and work better.
Here we cite a paragraph of the Teacher's article:
"A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are "reformed" and those who are being saved can only be beings who were deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa's mighty virtue is established." ("Dafa is Indestructible", Essentials for Further Advancement II)