(Clearwisdom.net) The Clearwisdom.net website recently reported that the battle between righteous and evil as seen in other dimensions is quite vicious, and all overseas practitioners who are able to go to New York City have devoted themselves to clarifying Falun Dafa's truth to the people. They have held live anti-torture exhibitions exposing the evil nature of the persecution and awakening people's righteous thoughts. Many disciples' financial condition is very tight. To save expenses, they brought their rice cookers and noodles to New York City. Escalating gas prices, rent, and parking costs can be seen as evil interferrence, aimed at preventing the salvation of sentient beings, but with Dafa's might and Teacher's grace, Dafa disciples have persisted, and the entire situation is becoming better and better, with more and more people coming to understand and support Dafa, condemning the persecution, and helping to stop the persecution.

Practitioners in China have their own situation, and they are fairly indifferent to the significance between the battles of righteous versus evil in New York and Beijing, and don't know how to understand and respond to the battles based on the Fa. When exchanging viewpoints on this issue with some practitioners, I found they were all distracted by different problems, hardships, contradictions, or complex states. Many practitioners simply don't realize what this battle between righteous and evil in New York and Beijing signifies. Regarding our efforts as a whole body, we must acknowledge that our pace in keeping up with Fa-rectification is too slow.

With the progress of Fa-rectification at this point today, many evils in other dimensions have been destroyed, and the remaining ghouls and evil sprits that are able to sustain the evil head are drawing back to New York and Beijing. This shows that the evil has come to a dead end and is having difficulty protecting itself. The battles in Beijing and New York also illustrate very clearly that Fa-rectification has come to the end of the end. Disciples in China should pay close attention to these battles.

Many practitioners went to Beijing to validate the Fa (1) after the persecution began in July 20, 1999; some of them even did it many times. After five years of ruthless persecution, many practitioners' finances are completely drained, and it is relatively difficult for them to go to Beijing. They might not see the difference between validating the Fa before, and this current battle between righteous and evil.

I. First, we should have a clear-headed understanding of the battle between righteous and evil in Beijing and New York based on the Fa:

1. The battles in Beijing and New York are opportunities which our benevolent Teacher arranged for his disciples to display their mighty virtue through Fa-rectification

"As the whole Fa-rectification in the cosmos has come to this stage today, I can't in fact describe it accurately with human language anymore, as human language can no longer express it. I can only describe things in general. The things that I planned way back when have all been completed. In fact, our own cosmos has been completed. (Applause) The only things left are those final factors that make it possible for this gigantic cosmic body to exist, and all of those factors are things that are separating the human surface on a fundamental level." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference")

"In this Fa-rectification, the best opportunity has been created for the colossal firmament's sentient beings; all sentient beings have the best opportunity to lay a foundation for their future. The same is true for Dafa disciples. The fruits of your cultivation, your position, your mighty virtue, and everything of your future is also established in this opportunity of Fa-rectification. Then, if you don't do everything well, you're really letting yourself down!" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston")

The mighty current of Fa-rectification is getting closer and closer to the outermost surface of the human world. The Fa-rectification of the human world has almost arrived. As suing the main accomplices of the evil and the defendant's response to suits in court gradually took shape, and as society becomes anti-persecution in both Mainland and Hong Kong, we clearly realized that time and tide wait for no man. Actually, Teacher's rectifying the colossal firmament by supernatural power takes place very quickly. But in the three dimensions there is a time difference.

"When my immense force of Fa-rectification arrives, the good ones will be kept and the bad ones will be dealt with. So the time before the Fa-rectification arrives is the best opportunity for you to save sentient beings. When the time comes it will wait for no one. As soon as the immense force of Fa-rectification arrives, however things should be will be." ("Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference")

It is Teacher's grace that prolongs the termination time again and again so that no disciples who are able to consummate will be left behind. As Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, we must cherish this precious opportunity, which will never occur again in the history of the cosmos.

2. There is no "intermission" in Fa-rectification cultivation

When sharing experiences, some practitioners said they had been to Beijing to validate the Fa after July 20, 1999; some even did it multiple times. They seemed to feel they have done all they should do.

There is no "intermission" in Fa-rectification cultivation. Why are we called "Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples"? It is because our cultivation coincides with Fa-rectification, with teacher. Our mission includes assimilating to the Fa, eliminating the evil with righteous thoughts, saving sentient beings that were poisoned by lies, and assisting Teacher in the human world. All our future glory will originate from it. Therefore, we should cherish this solemn responsibility and be sure to live up to this title.

The whole arrangement for Fa-rectification cultivation is very urgent with no room to relax. Each step of Fa-rectification is closely linked so as to accomplish the unprecedented undertaking before the disintegration of the old cosmos. This is why the requirements for Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples are very high.

Some fellow practitioners did pretty well in the initial stage, and had very strong righteous thoughts. They did go to Beijing many times to validate Dafa, clarify the truth, distribute flyers, and make materials. But they gradually developed a complacent feeling, and thought they had already done what they should to "meet the standard." They no longer listened to other's comments or criticism, and were driven by the desire to follow a demonic path of seeking ease and comfort, or they became trapped in a selfish state, preventing them from forging ahead diligently and following the progress of Fa-rectification. What a bitter lesson.

"Cultivation and Fa-rectification are serious. Whether you are able to treasure this period of time is, in fact, a matter of whether you can be responsible to yourselves. This period of time will not last long, but it can forge the mighty virtue of magnificent Enlightened Beings, Buddha, Daos, and Gods of different levels, and even Lords of different levels. It can also destroy overnight a cultivator who has reached a really high level but who has become less strict with himself. Disciples, be diligent! Everything that's the most magnificent and the most wonderful is developed in the process of your validating Dafa. Your vows will become testaments of your future." ("Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples")

3. Making truth materials and focusing on a regional scope does not represent the entire consciousness

Some fellow practitioners shared their thoughts that clarifying the truth to save sentient beings locally is also very significant. They were concerned, "If we all go to Beijing to send righteous thoughts, who will take care of local work?"

Since Fa-rectification cultivation is drawing to close, our understanding of the Fa is becoming more mature. The whole cosmos is focusing on the earth. Fa-rectification disciples are one body, and the regional scope cannot reflect its entirety. Teacher's great Fa has been bestowed upon us, making our breadth of mind larger and larger, and our field of vision broader and broader. We see everything more and more clearly. It is important that our scope should expand as well and not be limited to a small range. This way, both overseas and domestic disciples will cooperate with more tacit understandings.

"The main body of Dafa disciples is in China, so the Dafa disciples there should do even better; through lessons learned they should become more rational and more clearheaded, and do things more righteously; they should allow more sentient beings to be saved; and they should have the effect of the main body of Dafa disciples. Everything the Dafa disciples in other regions do revolves around the main body of Dafa in Mainland China, and is restraining the evil's persecution, lessening the pressure for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China, and helping the Dafa disciples in Mainland China to clarify the facts." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference")

Overseas Dafa disciples are cooperating with disciples in Mainland China to expose the evil's persecution, and have done a great amount of arduous work to clarify the facts. Their manpower is very limited, but they worked tirelessly and with perseverance, especially the disciples who have been sending righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese embassies in every country. Rain or shine, they persist 365 days per year.

As the main body of Dafa disciples, we have played a leading role. Sentient beings expect that of us, and the gods are watching us too. We must also treasure this opportunity.

The number of Dafa disciples is limited. In addition, all evils are assembling in Beijing. So their pressure is tremendous. As one body, Dafa disciples in other regions are duty-bound to actively support them. First, we should realize the significance, and coordinate local work and the battle in Beijing well. By exchanging views, we can arrange personnel and adjust our schedules to assist disciples in Beijing well. Successfully defeating the evil is the responsibility of disciples in Beijing, as well as that of every disciple in Mainland China. This way we will not miss the local area or the entirety, and the evil will have nowhere to escape.

4. The key issue is the attention to Fa-rectification

After five years ruthless persecution, many practitioners' finances are completely drained, and it is relatively difficult to go to Beijing.

Actually it is not absolutely necessary for every practitioner to go to Beijing to send righteous thoughts. The financial difficulty is indeed a problem, not only for practitioners in China, but also practitioners overseas. However, Fa-rectification cultivation does not lie in how many specific things you have done, but in the degree of attention you have paid. If you do not have the financial means, but your every thought and deed revolves around Fa-rectification, and you participate in the battle in Beijing with mighty righteous thoughts, the result will be the same.

"The firmament is infinitely distant, with a switch in thought, it is right before the eyes;" (Hongyin).

When we melt into the Fa, the huge energy created is strong enough to thoroughly eliminate the evil.

For practitioners with a good financial condition, if your local work is not critical, you can temporarily let it go to concentrate your energy, and plan your travel to Beijing. Certainly the premise must be a solid foundation for Fa study, and a clear understanding of the battle based on the Fa. Otherwise, it's easy to be trapped into passiveness when facing specific problems and difficulty in Beijing.

We should prepare ourselves thoroughly so that the evil cannot penetrate. They have tried everything to keep overseas practitioners from going to New York, and are likely to do the same thing here, setting up layer upon layer of obstacles to keep us from going to Beijing. We must be clearheaded, and not deceived or hindered by the appearance of false contradictions, difficulties, and limitations arranged by the evil.

5. Only by eliminating all the evils we can save more sentient beings

What Teacher is doing includes recovering the disintegrating old cosmos, and rectifying the universe to save all sentient beings, creating an incomparably fine future for them. The evil old forces have fabricated the persecution to seriously interfere with the Fa-rectification. Deceived by the evil propaganda, some people have committed offences toward Dafa, but most of them are actually high-level beings who have come for the Fa. If these beings are destroyed it will result in the destruction of their entire corresponding celestial body. If it weren't for the persecution, it would be just as Teacher once pointed out, everything would be tranquil when the Fa comes to the human world. So it is imperative to eliminate the evil thoroughly in order to save more sentient beings.

The battles in Beijing and New York are unmatched in importance for eliminating the evil, saving sentient beings, and greeting the arriving of the Fa in the human world.

II. Secondly, according to the specific conditions in each region and of individuals, we may make plans to go to Beijing or send forth-righteous thoughts toward Beijing.

The circumstance in China is still quite different from that of overseas. The evil continues the persecution. Although the evil is diminishing, what remains is running rampant, and can reflect the different state of each region.

Regardless of these circumstances, we must strive forward with our mission to eliminate the evil persecution and save sentient beings. Since the battle in Beijing will last for months, it will also be a trial for practitioners in China. Every practitioner should have a clear-headed understanding and pay close attention.

According to the specific conditions for each region and individual, arranging our schedules and travel well is also cultivation. The cooperation of the whole body of disciples is especially important. The coordinators in each region should consider arranging the travel in stages, so they can continue supplying truth clarification materials, exposing local evil people and deeds, and clarifying the truth. This way, we can both minimize expenses, and enable practitioners to leave for Beijing without affecting the local workload.

Be alert in travel, and don't let the evil take advantage of loopholes. We should discuss the ticket and boarding details beforehand. Experienced practitioners who have been to Beijing many times may share their experiences to help fellow practitioners complete their travel successfully.

The issues we should keep in mind for Beijing are discussed in articles on the website, so I won't go into unnecessary details here. Practitioners who are making materials may download them to distribute the information.

Finally, let's all find strength in Teacher's poem "Invincible might":

Dust disappeared, fog dispersed, air gradually cleared up
The enchant of people awakened astonished
The mighty current of Dafa overflowed the human world
Gods and Buddha came down to the world again.

December 28, 2002

(Provisional translation subject to improvement, from Hongyin II Chinese version)

This article is throwing out some ideas so that others will also share their thoughts and we can all come to a better understanding. Fellow practitioners are welcome to kindly point out shortcomings.


(1) Fa: Law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa