During an experience sharing, a young practitioner spoke about failing the test of lust. For that reason, an older practitioner whose celestial eye can see clearly into other dimensions talked about his encounters with interference from lust in recent years. At the older practitioner's request, I organized his narration as a reminder for those practitioners who still cannot completely handle themselves well when facing the demonic interference of lust.

He mentioned that those various lives from high levels that he had seen all had the beautiful appearance of divine beings and looked young and attractive. Beginning several years ago, however, using the excuse that they wanted "to test the practitioners," these various lives became shameless, using their bodies to behave very shamefully everywhere around practitioners. They manipulated people with low morality and attached themselves to things made by people with deviated thoughts. For a time this practitioner often saw groups of various kinds of lives. All of them were very attractive, and could be seen everywhere, on a campus or in the woods. Naked, they were embracing each other and making obscene gestures, trying to arouse lust in the minds of practitioners. If they influenced someone, they would then penetrate that practitioner's space and keep enlarging his attachment. The consequences were serious.

Among these various lives, the big ones were as tall as a 20-story building and the small ones were as small as a finger. Especially when a practitioner would try to sleep, they would try to interfere, doing all kinds of things. In the beginning, the practitioner would admonish them, hoping that they would stop. But very few of them would stop. The stubborn ones who did not listen to the advice could only be eliminated with righteous thoughts. Although they had divine bodies, their power was weak and in front of Dafa practitioners, they were incapable and easily eliminated. The problem was that they came in great numbers and thus they could not be resolved in one or two days.

The elderly practitioner warned those practitioners who repeatedly failed these tests that, if they were taken advantage of by the evil and committed a wrongdoing, they should realize that they were being affected by demonic interference.

At the same time, in everyday life, these various lives manipulate some people of the opposite sex to entice a practitioner. Sometimes it was a female colleague or even women he had pursued when he was young. They can all be manipulated by those beings. If one is moved, one may commit a wrongdoing.

Sometimes, those lives may act together to try to control the practitioner's reproductive system. This will cause the practitioner to feel "physiologically excited." However, the practitioner warned that practitioners being interfered with should not allow this. If this happens, the practitioner should not believe in what ordinary people call the "natural physiological response." A practitioner's body is completely different from that of an ordinary person. The part of our human body which our Master has left us with is for cultivation and to validate Dafa, and can be controlled with righteous thoughts. As long as the practitioner seriously eliminates this interference with righteous thoughts, it will be reduced and finally eliminated. Otherwise, the interference will become more severe and it may become difficult for one to get rid of. It may even become more severe later on and the practitioner being interfered with may end up making a big mistake.

The various behaviors and thoughts in this aspect that occur in ordinary society are all being influenced by these deviated high-level beings. Their intention is to drag practitioners and all living beings down toward destruction.

After the practitioner shared his experiences, the other practitioners exchanged some of the common problems they had encountered during the persecution. They recalled that at different periods, most of the coordinators who were persecuted and detained, as well as many practitioners who had contributed a great deal and were detained, had some common problems. One of them was that they were not able to break through the continued demonic interference of lust with righteous thoughts. For instance, in our area one practitioner had his own company. He was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment during a significant, influential event. Another practitioner who was imprisoned with him said that after this person was released, the police found a pornographic disc in his closet. Another one of his serious problems was his self-inflated mentality-- thinking of himself as being very important.

The interference of lust includes factors from high levels. Master Li mentioned,

"I have talked before about the old forces' interference. Have you thought about the following? [Sexual desire] is one of the factors [they use] to hold you back! What do the old forces and the old cosmos see as the gravest thing? Lust, [in the form of] sexual activity outside of marriage. That's what they see as the most serious of things. In the past, once someone violated the precept on that, he would be thrown out of the temple, and his cultivation would be utterly finished. So how do gods look at this now? Do you know what they have said in the prophecies that they left behind? They prophesied that all of the Dafa disciples who would be left in the end would be those who had maintained their purity along these lines. In other words, these things are extremely serious to them. So the old forces and all of the gods in that cosmos will not defend anyone who violates the prohibition on this, anyone who doesn't do well in this regard; in fact they will push you downwards. They know [and think to themselves], "Li Hongzhi, you won't abandon your disciples, so we will make you abandon them." That's why they have the students who have made mistakes make more mistakes, over and over, and in the end do wicked things and go to the opposite side. "We will fill his head with crooked understandings and make him damage Dafa. Then we will see if you still keep him."" ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles," February 25, 2006)

When we are sending forth righteous thoughts in order to eliminate the evil interference, we should also assimilate to the principles set forth in Zhuan Falun and use these principles to measure our thoughts and behavior at all times. We can then steadily walk well the path of Fa rectification.

July 22, 2006