(Clearwisdom.net) The persecution of Falun Gong has lasted over five years. After my work unit asked me to "transform" [renounce Falun Gong], I many suffered tribulations of my own. I thought about my mother's abduction and being taken to the brainwashing center and my father's subsequent sudden death from illness, and I truly wished the persecution would soon end. However, I began to reconsider such thoughts after I read the commentary on minghui.ca [Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net], "Let Go of Ordinary People's Mentality and Do Not Be Swayed by Shifts in Ordinary Society." (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/11/6/54259.html)

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

"So all things aside, in this persecution the evil beings have the worst goal, while the old forces that have manipulated the evil also have their goal. And what's their goal? It appears that they're using those evil beings to do evil to Dafa disciples and Dafa in order to have Dafa disciples be supposedly "matured through tempering" and to weed out those who don't deserve to be Dafa disciples, and along with this to use the sins that the evil beings have committed against Dafa disciples to destroy them and purify the cosmos. That's what the old forces have arranged. Sounds so noble, doesn't it? But it's not! Their real goal is to get what they want out of this. This isn't cultivation with a small reach--it's the cosmos going through Fa-rectification."

Let's look at the matter of "restoring Falun Gong's reputation." Jiang's regime or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wanted to use the methods they employed during the Cultural Revolution, using a group of policemen as scapegoats and killing them in order to avoid punishment. At the lowest level, it is the manifestation of the evil head trying to avoid punishment by eliminating a few evil persons to suppress popular indignation. In higher dimensions, however, it is the old forces' attachment to what they want. The old forces want to save themselves, but refuse to assimilate to Dafa. Instead, they want to control Fa-rectification and to create tribulations for Fa-rectification.

If it happens the way Jiang's regime wants, that is, to execute a group of policemen, then, the primary persecutor of Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners wouldn't be punished and mankind's justice wouldn't be upheld. How can they pacify us by killing a few policemen after our fellow practitioners have been forced to live in exile, losing both their families and jobs, and others have been beaten to disability or to death?

We don't acknowledge this arrangement of the old forces. If they really restore our reputation, the harm to people from the poisonous lies must be cleared up, Falun Gong's reputation must be restored, the persecutors must be punished, and "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance" must be promoted. They should openly acknowledge their mistakes, apologize to Falun Gong practitioners, and financially compensate Falun Gong practitioners. They should not just play tricks of gaining fame by deceiving people when faced with an unavoidable situation.

Since the old forces have arranged the so-called restoration of Falun Gong's reputation, they must have their reasons. What are those reasons, then? It is the attachment to what they want. The old forces want to test Dafa and Dafa practitioners by using the evil people with the excuse of eliminating the evil and tempering Dafa practitioners so as to realize their goal. It is not surprising that ordinary people want to restore our reputation when the Fa-rectification of the universe is about to end and the evil is about to collapse. The new leaders in the Chinese government would be doing a good deed too. There would be tremendous positive affects in ending the persecution and saving sentient beings. However, it is the arrangement of the old forces from the perspective of the Fa. The old forces are just attached to what they want, holding to this attachment even when they are about to die. The evil is attached to what it wants under the banner of restoring the reputation of Dafa. It is unable to be evil any more when the Fa-rectification has reached this point today. It is its death throes, struggling as it is about to collapse. If we acknowledge the old forces' arrangements, the Fa's rectification of the universe will end up with nothing left when the higher level is reached, just as Master said. The universe would remain unchanged, with degenerated notions. Master does not acknowledge the arrangements of the old forces. Nor do we.

The goal of our Dafa practitioners' validating the Fa in the human world is not to suffer persecution here, and then everything will be just fine when the persecution ends. We have come to this human world to assist Master in Fa-rectification. Therefore, we must completely oppose the arrangements of the old forces, including the evil performance. Although they arranged the restoration of Falun Dafa, they have their own goals. It is clear that they did not intend to harmonize to what Master wants. Instead, they are attached to what they want. We should not rely on the restoration arranged by the old forces to give us anything. If there had not been Master's Fa-rectification, the old universe would have been destroyed. If we don't assimilate to Dafa, we won't be able to enter the new universe. It is Master and Dafa who are our only hope. So, we must let go of ordinary people's mentality and not be swayed by shifts in ordinary society.

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. When your righteous thoughts are strong enough the old forces can't do a thing. If someone in ordinary society really did restore our Dafa's name, think about it, maybe human beings will do this, but have you thought about this: how high would I have to position that person? Isn't that right? You're cultivators, and all changes come from your cultivation and the Fa-rectification; everything that you yourselves validate and enlighten to, and everything that you'll receive, all this comes from what you have done on your path. Absolutely don't think about any favors the old forces might do for us, or about how the ordinary society might help us. You are the ones saving the ordinary people's society, and you are the ones saving sentient beings!"

Master has already given us a stick wake-up. However, many fellow practitioners still have strong attachments, and are unwilling to step forward to validate the Fa. We cannot forget our responsibility because ordinary people want to "restore the reputation" of Dafa. Master said that we are the only hope for sentient beings' salvation.

We must firmly believe in Master and in the Fa, completely oppose the arrangements of the old forces, regardless of the fact that ordinary society may "restore the reputation" of Dafa. Let's do the Three Things well according Master's requirements during this final stage of the Fa-rectification. Let's walk out path well, be diligent together on our path toward godhood, and assist Master in the Fa-rectification until we fulfill our prehistoric vows.