(Clearwisdom.net) The persecution in China has lasted eight years and is still going on. We need to seriously consider why this is so. In 2000, Master said in, "Towards Consummation," "...sins can no longer be allowed."In order to not leave behind one single disciple and to save more sentient beings, Master has repeatedly postponed the conclusion of the Fa-rectification. But have we, as practitioners, ever considered what, due to our inability to keep pace with the Fa-rectification and because of our notions and our failure to improve on the Fa principles, Master has been enduring for us? We are really failing our revered Master's merciful salvation.

Even today there are still quite a number of fellow practitioners who are using human notions to look at this persecution, regarding the persecution as one of man against man, and using human methods of protecting their "safety." Fellow practitioners, Master has made it quite clear in the Fa. It's the wicked beings in other dimensions that are controlling the humans with bad thoughts and directing them to persecute practitioners. We have to be clear on this point! From this perspective, isn't today's persecution sustained by our own minds? Isn't it we who are pursuing persecution? We should stop the persecution immediately! Only by stopping this persecution can we save more sentient beings.

Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.,"

"As I've said, everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts. Even though the old forces do exist, if you don't have those thoughts they can't do anything."

None of the things we see with our flesh eyes in the ordinary society is real. They are illusory. The real elements exist in other dimensions. If each and every Dafa disciple is able to believe in Master and the Fa wholeheartedly, and not be swayed by any factors, we will be able to bring an immediate end to this persecution. But up to this day we still have not changed the human notion about the persecution from its root, and are still using it to view what is happening today. Some of the thoughts we have are: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is going to hold another meeting, someone has gone to a certain place to supervise the persecution against practitioners, a certain police station is planning another action against Falun Gong, and another practitioner was picked up by police, and will that implicate me? We won't hesitate to expose the evil schemes and criminal acts, but we have to view the news with righteous thoughts, rather than being moved. We must never allow the evil forces to interfere with what we should do--hurry up and save people.

At present, as Dafa disciples, we still have a fundamental unresolved problem. Namely, who are the dominant beings in the Three Realms? This is also the fundamental reason for the fact that some Dafa disciples are filled with fear and are unable to validate the Fa in a dignified manner. Master said:

"You are Gods, and you are the future rulers of different cosmoses, so who would you count on? All the beings are counting on you! (Applause) That's truly how it is." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")

Master also told us that Dafa disciples are the only hope for all beings' salvation. But have we regarded ourselves as the dominant ones? Aren't we still viewing the evil as a strong force? Aren't we still seeing ourselves as being under the CCP's "laws"? Aren't we still thinking that spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is violating the CCP's "laws"? Aren't we still believing that clarifying the truth, promoting the withdrawals from the communist organizations, and passing out truth-clarification materials will lead to persecution, and that the more we do the more severe the persecution will be, and that the more significant a project we do is, the harsher the punishment will be? Aren't we still having a sense of guilt when we do things that validate the Fa? So, when we do the three things, we can't help thinking that we might get caught and persecuted. Thus, we are subconsciously acknowledging the old forces' arrangements in our minds.

Sometimes persecution is a result of our pursuit. When the attachment of fear is strong and when we care too much about what we lose among ordinary people, this is in fact pursuit. That is why the persecution is still going on today. This is a principle of truth. It is not to say that doing the three things requires no rationality and wisdom; rather, it is important to have a correct relationship between Dafa disciples and sentient beings: We are dominating the Three Realms and Dafa disciples are saving sentient beings. Sentient beings are not to commit sins against Dafa by persecuting Dafa disciples. Dafa disciples' efforts to clarify the facts and save sentient beings are the most righteous and holy things in the universe, allowing for no interference and sabotage from any beings or elements. Whoever interferes is committing a sin. Is Dafa really that sacred and inviolable deep in our hearts? Are we really feeling righteous when we do things to validate the Fa? If the answer is yes, why would we think of being persecuted first when we did things to validate the Fa?

Do humans dare persecute gods when gods are saving people? Are humans capable of persecuting gods? It's because we have not reached the state of believing in Master and the Fa wholeheartedly that we do not believe that Dafa disciples have the ability to end this persecution and thus don't dare to end it.

Master has explained the Fa principles clearly, and now it is up to Dafa disciples to implement them. As Dafa disciples, we should use our righteous thoughts to eliminate the wicked beings and elements behind the world's people, and then, when we use our supernatural abilities to direct the world's people to do something, they will do it. Here, the key is the extent to which we believe in Master and the Fa, and whether we believe that Dafa disciples have the ability and whether we want to stop the persecution immediately.

If there is anything above not in line with the Fa, kindly point it out.