Unrighteous Thoughts Cause Tribulations
(Clearwisdom.net) During the Olympic Games, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conducted an intensive persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in our city. Over twenty practitioners were illegally arrested. Rumors were abundant. One afternoon, a practitioner rushed to my home to inform me that policemen were coming to arrest me, so I left town immediately. As I was leaving, I looked inward: "Where's my gap that the evil is taking advantage of?" Then I realized that my unrighteous thoughts caused this tribulation.
In March 2006, I was reported to the police and arrested. Officers from the National Security Team subjected me to an intense interrogation, declaring that all the truth-clarification materials in our city were written by me. I didn't cooperate with the evil persecution. With Teacher's benevolent help and my righteous thoughts, I was released within a few days. Although I rejected the old forces' arrangement, I didn't successfully disintegrate the slander to Dafa and myself, which left a root for future persecution.
Last year, I observed that many practitioners had created local versions of truth-clarification flyers and pamphlets on the Minghui.org website (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net). I decided to do the same thing for our city. Immediately, the policemen's words kept popping up in my mind. I started to think, "When the truth-clarification flyers and pamphlets come out, will the National Security Team think that I did it? If they ask me, how should I respond?" I knew that these were unrighteous thoughts. They were not from my own nature, but pushed into my mind by the old forces, so I suppressed them with strong righteous thoughts. The pamphlets were created and published on Minghui.org, which helped our local practitioners to explain the facts about Falun Dafa and save sentient beings.
There were several incidents of persecution of practitioners in our city prior to the Olympic Games. To expose the evil and awaken public awareness, I wrote several articles for Minghui.org. The articles were effective, yet during this time, my unrighteous thoughts returned. They were very strong, and I could not eliminate them, so I stopped everything and spent three days sending forth righteous thoughts. My intent was to stop the evil's persecution against myself, but this was a selfish notion, so my sending forth righteous thoughts did not carry much power. I asked Teacher to strengthen me, but how could Teacher help someone with a selfish mind? Since I could not fundamentally disintegrate the unrighteous thoughts in my own dimension, I was acknowledging the old forces' arrangement. "If you ask for an illness, it will come inside your body." ("Cultivation Insanity," Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun) As a result, this tribulation materialized.
A month later I returned home, taking on local work to validate the Fa and save sentient beings again. The policemen didn't bother me; the tribulation was over, but the lesson was serious: As a practitioner, when someone slanders Dafa, you must disintegrate the unrighteous things immediately. Otherwise, you've accepted unrighteous things into your field, and it's like setting up a time bomb. As for any unrighteous thoughts entering our minds, we should immediately realize that these thoughts do not belong to us, and instantly disintegrate them. The old forces will then have no excuses to create tribulations to persecute practitioners.
March 8, 2009