When practitioners are detained for distributing truth-clarifying materials, fellow practitioners often point out that the reason for this is their lack of strong righteous thoughts. I feel that this is a concept of the old forces that persecute Dafa and its practitioners, and not a view from the standpoint of the Fa. In like manner, some practitioners will say that the environment is too evil, but this is a notion of helplessness and passively enduring the persecution. Others contend that with respect to safety, some practitioners might have had omissions, but nevertheless, these were experienced practitioners who knew how to conduct themselves.
"I can tell you that the suffering and tribulations endured by our Dafa disciples, are not only aimed at their personal cultivation -- there are also factors related to high-level beings' testing Dafa using the fact that the students have karma, using 'improving them' as an excuse, and using degenerate beings at low levels to carry out the persecution. In fact, all of these have harmed the Fa-rectification." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference", Guiding the Voyage)
I understand that this is not a detained practitioner's personal tribulation, but is aimed at Dafa. When witnessing a fellow practitioner being arrested, will your heart be moved? Are you condoning the old forces by complaining but passively enduring, or do you truly consider yourself as a particle of Dafa? The persecution of one Dafa practitioner is the persecution of everyone, so we must completely oppose the persecution of Dafa, and strengthen our righteous thoughts to help those who are detained.
When a practitioner was detained in May, Clearwisdom.net reported the incident within a few days, and suggested that everyone reading the article send forth righteous thoughts. Soon the practitioners were unconditionally released. In June another couple was detained, but other practitioners did not relay the information to Clearwisdom.net. As a result, those who knew about this could not strengthen their righteous thoughts to help them, knowledgeable practitioners did not spread the news, and practitioners could not publish it in the form of truth-clarification literature. This inactivity was a major reason why the arrested couple is still being unlawfully detained today.
Passiveness as a whole is a fundamental excuse the old forces use to sustain this persecution. If we still cannot understand this persecution in its entirety and from the Fa, then the evil will continue to run rampant, attacking each and every one of us. Then, the persecution will appear even more severe.
I hope Dafa practitioners all over the world can strengthen their righteous thoughts on the hour to eliminate the evil beings in other dimensions that persecute Dafa practitioners, and help those who are unlawfully detained walk out of the dens of evil with righteousness.