(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Minghui (Chinese version of Clearwisdom) editors asked for articles reflecting righteous thoughts and actions, we have truly realized the fast progress of Fa rectification.

At the same time, we ask, "What are the criteria for being qualified Falun Dafa practitioners?" Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York":

"Dafa disciples are all the same, and you should do well no matter where you are. Whether you are abroad or are in an environment where you are directly persecuted by the evil, you should display Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts and righteous actions, as that strikes fear into the evil. The evil is raucous on the surface, but inside it is afraid. You are Dafa disciples, and you can't have fear inside. If a cultivator can truly let go of [the fear of] death, then that death will forever be far removed from you. But this isn't something you can will to happen--it's a point that you cultivate to in the Fa, one at which you become that kind of being. When the persecution in Mainland China started, if all of the Dafa disciples had managed to act fairly righteously like now, the persecution would have never gotten off the ground, and those evil things would have been destroyed instantly. The human world is no place for them to make a display of evilness."

Through all these years, there have been many practitioners who have cultivated very well, done a lot of Fa rectification work, and not been persecuted personally. Many practitioners gradually realized that this was really the righteous way to validate the Fa--clarifying the truth to save people and avoiding persecution (detention, torture, deprived of personal freedom) at the same time. More and more examples demonstrate that the better a practitioner cultivates, the less he/she will be persecuted. Such practitioners have been very diligent in cultivation and very keen on finding their own attachments. In some areas, the police and cadres not only knew the truth about Falun Gong, but also actively protected practitioners. For instance, there are ten practitioners in one village, where the village head and cadres are so protective that they have never asked practitioners to sign any documents to slander Falun Gong. The reason is that the practitioners in that village have done very well and established a strong righteous field. Through practice, we learned that the more righteous thoughts and righteous actions practitioners have, the stronger the righteous field will be that is formed, and the less fear the public will have. Many people are not afraid to speak out for Falun Gong.

If one practitioner does well, it is only about one individual. If all the practitioners in a village do well, all the other villagers will benefit. Practitioners who have closely followed the Fa rectification with righteous thoughts and actions during these years, should write down their cultivation experience and publish them on Minghui Net. Numerous practitioners would then benefit, and thus we could help to build a stronger and larger one body. Meanwhile, more people could witness the magnificence of Dafa, and the evil elements will be substantially eliminated.

I would like to ask other practitioners to take some time from your busy lives, break through any interference, and write an article of your righteous thoughts and righteous actions during cultivation. It is, indeed, a very important step in saving people and validating Dafa.