Completely Oppose Everything Arranged by the Evil Old Forces, and Take the Initiative to Rectify Everything That is Not Righteous
Teacher said: "Master wants to save all beings. But the evil forces are truly committing sins against Dafa by using all beings, with the ultimate purpose of destroying the beings." Teacher also said: "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces." ("Dafa Is Indestructible", June 23, 2001, updated July 1, 2001). I realized that it is very critical and important whether we, as Dafa disciples, can genuinely oppose everything arranged by the evil old forces. Precisely because we are "in the face of the real evil--the old forces" (Teacher's article "Persons in Charge of the European Fa Conference and All Attendees"), we have to rectify everything that is not righteous, to offer salvation to all sentient beings, and to create a history for the future.
1. Keep a sober mind all the time, and oppose everything arranged by the evil old forces
The arrangements by the evil old forces to persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are extremely hideous and malicious, as well as very thorough and well organized. If Dafa disciples are not cautious enough, and still have attachments such as fear, or an unclear mind, or lower their guard and treat the arrangements of the evil old forces lightly, we will be trapped by these arrangements. However, if we can always keep a sober mind to recognize and oppose these arrangements, the outcome will be completely different. An example would be going to Beijing to validate Dafa. Dafa disciples should oppose all the requests of the evil old forces at the very beginning, and these forces will be at their wits' end. When arriving at Tiananmen Square, first of all, do not acknowledge that we should be arrested and instead, immediately send forth righteous thoughts to free ourselves from the wicked people. If arrested, we can use the righteous thoughts to free us from the control of the evil old forces. If we cannot get out, we should never expose our identity and allow the persecution to extend and worsen any further. Dafa disciples have to boycott the brainwashing classes, use righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements that are behind these deeds, and make the persecution campaign stop. We may even leave our homes to foil their plans for setting up brainwashing classes. Another example: while distributing truth-telling materials, we should first eliminate the evil within the distribution area to ensure our safety. When running into the depraved people, we should use righteous thoughts to handle the incident or use our supernormal abilities to escape. The critical factor for these types of refusals and non-cooperation lie in our own thoughts. If you still have thoughts such as "I will be caught," "I will be found," then in fact you have already acknowledged and cooperated with the arrangements of the evil old forces. Another example: when local police are planning to take some actions against Dafa disciples, we should first oppose all the arrangements of the evil old forces, send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil, and take actions to boycott, restrain and defeat it. If instead we think that this event will constitute a big threat to us, should we defer a Dafa activity? This in fact to some degree already acknowledges the arrangements of the evil old forces and we will actually be trapped into a passive mode and be in danger.
2. Constantly cultivate oneself in the Fa-rectification, and forbid the evil to take advantage of any loopholes
Teacher said in "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful," "The evil is being destroyed en masse in the Three Realms and the human world. They have already seen that they will end in failure, so they make their last-ditch effort even more madly. The most severely persecuted ones are precisely those students who harbor attachments. The more fearful they are inside, the more the evil will specifically go after such students." The evil old forces often take advantage of our own attachments and dare to persecute us. Some practitioners have done a lot of work in the progress of Fa-rectification, but they henceforth neglected Fa study, and neglected to search inwardly to cultivate themselves. They cannot let go of all kinds of human attachments and have a lot of fear. These people actually fit themselves in the setting of the evil's arrangements, and provide the evil excuses to persecute us.
To completely oppose all the arrangements of the evil, we must constantly cultivate ourselves in the progress of Fa-rectification, and we have to calm ourselves down and study the Fa, no matter how busy we are. We have to constantly search inward and give up all kinds of attachments and fear so that the evil does not have any loopholes to take advantage of. Even if we are arrested, we should not acknowledge the persecution and should instead take advantage of the opportunity to completely give up fear and all other kinds of attachments. When the righteous thoughts emerge to oppose all arrangements of the evil, it will be just like an old Chinese saying: "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!" (Used by Teacher in Zhuan Falun). There are tens of thousands of examples of Dafa disciples using righteous thoughts to free themselves from the control of the evil.
3. Take the initiative to do it, and don't just hope for changes in external factors
Teacher pointed out in "To All Students at the Nordic Fa Conference:" "So in clarifying the truth, don't wait, don't rely on others, and don't just hope for changes in external factors." I have become enlightened that as Dafa disciples, we not only should follow that saying in clarifying the truth, but also should practice the same habits in the entire progress of the Fa-rectification. "Every one of us is creating a history for the future" ("To All Students at the Nordic Fa Conference"). The Fa-rectification is moving forward. Who is moving the Fa-rectification forward? All Dafa disciples are the main forces in the progress of the Fa-rectification. Teacher said that "Everything of yours is formed by Dafa and is the most righteous," and our mission is to eliminate all the evil and "rectify everything that is not righteous" ("Dafa Is Indestructible"). But how many of us have once thought: How come Teacher has not eliminated this (evil) or that yet? Or some of us are still pondering and waiting for Teacher to tell us how to act. This state of waiting and relying on Teacher is not the correct state of mind of a Dafa disciple. Dafa disciples are established in the progress of Fa-rectification, and our enlightenment quality should also be gradually upgrading in the process. In our minds, a lot of degenerated ideas or concepts, including waiting and relying on others, are part of the direct arrangements of the evil old forces. Concepts not meeting the requirements of Fa-rectification and those not keeping up with the concepts of Fa-rectification are also formed as a result of the arrangements of the evil old forces. All of these should be eliminated. When Teacher taught us the way to clean up the evils at the Experience Sharing Conference at Canada, Teacher also taught us to clean up our own bad thoughts. Actually, Teacher has also explicitly taught us the Fa at this level.
We should clearly understand that Dafa disciples' Fa-rectification should not be limited by the arrangements of the evil old forces. Instead, we have to completely oppose and eliminate these arrangements.
We should also clearly understand that Teacher or other Gods should not have to do what Dafa disciples should be doing. As to those incurably evil lives, if we sit and wait for Gods to destroy them, are we still the creators of the history for the future? If everything is still following the arrangements of the evil old forces, how can we still be considered as "completely opposing it?"
My understanding is that in "Dafa Is Indestructible," Teacher has told us the reason why the most wicked people have not received their retributions yet. Teacher also clearly told us that we should completely oppose all the arrangements of the evil old forces. Teacher is actually telling us to take the initiative to do things. Actually, the mighty virtues established for passing a lot of tests and tribulations are different from what disciples enlightened to on their own and what disciples follow after Teacher clearly states the Fa. The references left to the future universe are also different. Teacher said: "Once I spell things out for them, however, what they do is no longer self-initiated and out of their own righteous thoughts" ("Serious Teaching").
At the same time, we have also realized that in the progress of the Fa-rectification, whenever Teacher reveals to us a level of the principle of the Fa, the evil old forces will oftentimes use that as an excuse to intensify their degree of frenzy and craziness. It is extremely difficult for Teacher to balance all the elements and factors in the universe and to endure everything that is beyond our imagination. Every time, when Teacher kept silent and when Teacher said something to us, there were a lot of "hard to disclose" reasons. At every critical moment, Teacher always waits for Dafa disciples to become enlightened and ascend to a higher level on their own. Teacher has always tried to reduce Dafa disciples' tribulations and give Dafa disciples the best. We should at least enlighten a little to Teacher's great compassionate heart!
Actually, though the evil old forces need to use the scoundrels in the human world to "test" Dafa disciples, Dafa disciples around the world do not stop eliminating the evil elements that control those most wicked people. The effort of eliminating the vicious lives at places concentrated with wicked people, such as "6.10 Offices" (offices established on June 10th for Falun Dafa persecution), labor camps and brainwashing classes, has achieved some positive results. We can also center our power on a few most wicked scoundrels, and use our benevolent righteous thoughts that offer salvation to all sentient beings to order them do something, or let them receive retributions to awe the evil and to warn the human beings.
All the persecutions to Dafa and Dafa disciples are the evil old forces "using the evil arrangements that they contrived and that don't conform to the true Fa-principles of the cosmos," ("Dafa Is Indestructible"). But "I'd say that no one is worthy of testing Dafa. Yet they have, so they've committed a sin" (Speech by Master Li Hongzhi at the Western US Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference of Falun Dafa on October 21, 2000). Dafa disciples have to rectify everything that is not righteous. All that are wicked and unrighteous should of course be eliminated without giving them a second thought.
"When Dafa has consummated everything amidst the tribulation, all of the evil that persecutes Dafa will be finished." ("What are Supernormal Abilities")
These are my understandings to share with everyone, and I ask for practitioners' compassionate comments.