Many fellow practitioners have shared their understandings on how to break through the old forces' arrangements. I'd like to share my own understanding on this topic.

In "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston" Teacher stated,

"I've said that the old forces have made very detailed, thorough, and systematic arrangements in history for the entire Fa-rectification period and everything that manifests during the Fa-rectification."

So how can we identify the old forces and their arrangements?

I believe the old forces are not only warped evil beings existing in different realms of other dimensions--they also include forms presented in our own dimension. They manifest as self-oriented and selfish thoughts and perceptions of ordinary human beings, which no longer conform to the ultimate Fa of the universe. Whenever we do not study the Fa well or lack righteous thoughts, these deviated old thoughts and perceptions will become obstacles for us in our efforts to assimilate to the Fa, to validate the Fa, and to save all sentient beings in the Fa rectification process. They will also become obstacles to Teacher's efforts to rectify the Fa. In order to conform to the Fa rectification standard during our cultivation, we must constantly get rid of those ordinary human thoughts, perceptions, and various attachments, which are exactly what the old forces use to control and interfere with our human side. This is in fact the process of breaking through the old forces' arrangement.

Due to interference caused by many human attachments, practitioners are not able to conduct themselves based on the requirements of Dafa. The do not have a clear understanding of the historical mission and responsibility of practitioners during the Fa rectification period. The consequence is failing to reach the standard set for a Dafa practitioner and falling behind in the progress of the Fa rectification. Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference, 2002,"

"To do well is to not walk down the path arranged by the old forces; the goal is to not allow the old forces to take advantage of your gaps."

Teacher also said,

"Whatever happens, only by keeping up your Fa-study can you get rid of your human thoughts, can you get rid of your attachments, and can you thus be unaffected by any human things."

I realized from these words that in order to become a true Dafa practitioner during the Fa rectification, we must study the Fa more, study the Fa well, and truly look at issues from the perspective of the Fa, without using human judgment. We must truly step away from human limitations without being constrained by human things. We must also follow the requirements of Dafa. Only then can we truly break through the old forces' arrangement, rid ourselves of human attachments, and follow our own paths.

Finally, allow me to mutually encourage my fellow practitioners with what Teacher said in "Lecture on the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Conference":

"Cherish the present time and make the best use of it--this time is meant for the disciples. While you cultivate, do Fa-rectification, and move yourselves towards Consummation, you also need to save sentient beings; you are creating everything for the future. Everything Dafa disciples do today is extremely important, and the righteous path they take might become a reference for beings in the future. In the meantime, they've laid a foundation in human society for humankind's future way of existence."

Due to my limited cultivation, please kindly point out any shortcomings.