Opinions on the Recent Persecution of Dafa Practitioners
Lately, there have been many cases where the evil has escalated its persecution of and interference with Dafa practitioners, such as when the Singapore and Indonesian governments began persecuting Dafa practitioners. There is also the ongoing nationwide arrest campaign against practitioners in Mainland China as a result of the publishing of "The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," by The Epoch Times newspaper.
So why has this happened? I think it is because Dafa practitioners still have omissions in cultivation. From Teacher's lectures I have realized that the persecution would not have gotten off the ground if we had all done well in 1999 when the persecution started. Today, most of the evil beings in other dimensions have been eliminated and a widespread withdrawal from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is gaining momentum. Under these conditions, however, the evil is still running rampant, showing that many of us still have omissions. Since Teacher and divine beings in the heavens are watching us intently and helping us, how can the evil do anything if we have no omissions?
I think that many practitioners have slacked off on doing the three things requested by Teacher. Since the current situation is getting better and the general trend of quitting the CCP cannot be held back, some practitioners may have gradually lowered their standards and not worked as hard on the three things. Their minds are also less pure than before.
Not long ago, some practitioners wrote articles talking about attachments to time. After reading the articles, many of us felt that we should not be attached to time, yet we failed to examine if we had the attachment ourselves. Our failure to look within and remove this attachment may have resulted in the persecution becoming more severe.
The closer we are to the end of the Fa rectification, the more we should steadfastly make progress and do the three things well. A better environment is the inevitable result of our validating Dafa, and should not be used as an excuse to slack off in truth-clarification work. Instead, we should take this environment as motivation to make greater efforts.
"Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people." (Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference).
When the Singapore government recently persecuted Dafa practitioners, didn't we learn that the Singapore government was poisoned by the CCP? Then, hasn't this incident been exposed? Although the evil has taken advantage of our omissions and persecuted us, it can only carry out its evil actions in Mainland China and other neighboring countries that are closely related to it. Then why are we still fearful?
We should do well with the three things and walk the last leg of our Fa-validating path by studying the Fa, steadfastly making progress and letting go of attachments.