(Clearwisdom.net) Recently the police actively seized Dafa practitioners and set up some brainwashing sessions. Government officials visit Dafa practitioners' houses frequently and try to "reform" them. As Dafa practitioner's, how do we stop this elevated persecution with our righteous thoughts and acts? I would like to share my thoughts on how I am dealing with the situation:

  1. Sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the wicked beings that control humans and cause them to commit crimes that damage Dafa and persecute Dafa practitioners, and clearing up obstacles during Fa rectification.
  2. Always having strong righteous thoughts without any fear. Master said: "As I've said, everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts. Even though the old forces do exist, if you don't have those thoughts they can't do anything. When your righteous thoughts are strong enough the old forces can't do a thing." [from "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia"] Any fear and human feelings will easily form loopholes in our cultivation.
  3. Treating others with compassion and using our wisdom to clarify the truth; exposing the evil to safeguard Dafa. Master said: "All of this is your goodness (shan) made manifest, and it is what evil fears most." "The actions they are now adopting in the persecution of Dafa and its students are extremely evil and shameful, and they fear these will be exposed." ["Rationality" from Essentials for Further Advancement II] When we face these people, we cannot judge them as unsalvageable and disregard them. Actually, the heart of just being wise in the world and making ourselves safe is deeply hidden. We are Dafa practitioners, and our mission is to validate Dafa and protect sentient beings from being weeded out. People are poisoned by deceit and need to know the truth about Dafa! When they slander Buddha and the Fa, shouldn't we step forth and validate Dafa! If the topics such as: should we practice the exercises in public, self immolation, killing lives and other sensitive subjects are brought up during a conversation, I will clarify the truth of Dafa persistently even if the other party continues to talk. I shall not cooperate and will not let the old forces taking advantage of any loopholes.
  4. With righteous thoughts and actions we should make sure we have an understanding with our family members, especially when the wicked people push them for answers to their questions when we continue to practice Falun Gong. First of all my family will tell them how practicing Dafa improves our health. When the authorities push for "guarantee statements," our family answers: "What kind of guarantee will you give us? You seize people and lock them up for seven to eight months. This has created a big loss to our life and financial security. You should guarantee to us no more taking our family members away." Some family members even loudly yelled at them after experiencing disturbances in their homes, saying, "Every day you come here to disturb us, what do you want from us!" The authorities will then leave sheepishly and never come back.

Dafa practitioners have passed through four years of persecution. Let's complete what's left of our journey with righteous thoughts and actions!