(Clearwisdom.net) In the article "Melt Into the Fa," Master wrote, "A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains. All of what a person sees with the eyes and hears with the ears are: violence, lust, power struggles in literary works, struggles for profit in the practical world, money worship, other manifestations of demon-nature, and so on." (from Essentials for Further Advancement)

In Mainland China, in order to reach the goal of completely eliminating Falun Gong, besides brutal physical tortures, the old forces also use the most vicious brainwashing methods to try and poison us. During our detention period, they forcefully infuse Dafa slandering things into our minds from morning to night. They force us to read books, watch videos and listen to audio recordings that slander Dafa. Furthermore, several people surround us trying to brainwash us around the clock, trying to infuse those rotten materials into our brains to replace Dafa. Under this most vicious mental torture, Dafa practitioners must use righteous thoughts to guide themselves in order to not be interfered with by them.

However, in such an evil environment, because of those Dafa practitioners' not being able to study the Fa, and not being able to send forth righteous thoughts, their own dimensional fields were stuffed with many evil beings and evil factors. After they got out of those vicious places, if they could not realize the damage or seriousness of the brainwashing, and could not act quickly to clean up the mess, then they would find themselves in long periods of tribulations. Their thoughts would drift while studying the Fa, they could not concentrate while sending forth righteous thoughts and they could not stay tranquil while doing the exercises. Some seriously affected ones were in a state of sleepiness from the weakness of their master consciousnesses. Their righteous thoughts were weak, they felt tired, or could not become diligent. Furthermore, they would not get up early to do the exercises; when the alarm clock sounded, they turned it off unconsciously. Those more seriously affected could not get up even when other practitioners called them. Thus they could not practice as usual.

Regarding the issue of not being able to do the exercises, Master said in Zhuan Falun, "For one thing, the movements are for reinforcing abilities. And what's 'reinforcing' about? It's about using your mighty potency to fortify your abilities, and it makes them stronger and stronger." I understand that if we do not do the exercises, our "abilities" will not get fortified, which will affect the results of sending forth righteous thoughts. If we cannot concentrate our minds, we will not be able to ensure the quality of sending forth righteous thoughts, and thus cannot utilize the power of the righteous thoughts. "When your mind isn't at peace, studying the Fa is not effective." ("A Heavy Blow," Essentials for Further Advancement) If our mind is not on the Fa, our study will have no effect. How can we do well the three things Master has asked us to do under this kind of situation? If our cultivation state is not stable, the evil will take advantage of this to impose more persecution, and their ultimate goal is to destroy us.

Looking at all kinds of situations of their fellow practitioners, other practitioners often could not understand, or even felt confused, especially concerning those who righteously came out of the labor camps. They thought these practitioners were able to break through because of their strong righteous thoughts and good cultivation states. However, everyone ignored the consequence of their long period of brainwashing by the evil. Some practitioners thought their problems were because of their attachments, omissions, or they did not intend to overcome the problems, etc. Did they deserve being arrested even if they had attachments? Did they deserve being persecuted even if they had omissions? Are there any practitioners who do not have any attachment or omission? Isn't this acknowledging the old forces' arrangements? Master asked us to reject everything from all aspects, and not to accept the persecution by the evils. We should not accept this as well.

How can we do away with all of this and walk out of the tribulation then?

Master said in, "Eliminate Demonic Nature (With Master's Comments)" "The understanding is very good. With regard to the manifestation of thought karma, the damage that the evil forces have created for us, and our clarifying the truth to people, we are actively eliminating the demons instead of condoning or passively enduring; but our thoughts and actions must be benevolent." I came to understand that we must take the initiative to clean up any impure materials in our own dimensional field, and not deal with them passively. We should prolong the five minutes of cleaning up our own space before sending forth righteous thoughts. Practitioners who have been detained or brainwashed before should more specifically and more effectively clean up those evil factors that were forcefully infused. The length of time can be decided according to one's personal situation. During the elimination process, a reverse result could come out, or even worse situation could take place. However, we should not feel disappointed and should not give up. We must have the courage to completely eliminate it. We must realize at this moment that its madness is its desperation before death, trying to confuse us and make us question the effectiveness of our righteous thoughts. Master said in Zhuan Falun, "But most people can use their strong minds (their strong master consciousnesses) to get rid of it, to fight it. That shows that this guy can be saved, and that he can tell good from bad, and it means that his comprehension is good. My Law Bodies will help him remove most of that thought-karma. This situation is pretty common. When it comes up, it all depends on whether the person can overcome these bad thoughts. When you can stay steadfast we can eliminate karma." If we can withstand its interference and persist to the end, we will be able to eliminate it and our thought karma will be reduced. Everything will turn to our side and we can quickly pass through this tribulation.