(Clearwisdom.net) For more than a year following the publication of Teacher's article "Stop the Evil Acts With Righteous Thoughts," we often saw reports posted on the Minghui website (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom) of practitioners being arrested, subjected to inhuman persecution and even tortured to death. Practitioners all know that the Great Law is omnipotent. As long as ones' thoughts are righteous, sending forth righteous thoughts during a disastrous situation will allow Dafa's supernormal abilities to come forth and turn danger into safety. Could it be that the practitioners who face severe persecution for a long time have become psychologically submissive? In many situations, we should maintain and initiate passive control rather than submissively accept the evils' arrangement. We must free ourselves from their arrangement; we must stop the evil acts with righteous thoughts

In the year 2000 when I was first tortured and persecuted, although I did not provide any written "guarantee statements," I submissively endured all that happened to me. My words and actions did not firmly resist the persecution. I realized this was not right, and it has remained a lasting lesson in my memory. Since then, unless I want to clarify the truth, no matter who calls at my door, I will not open it. I control the entire situation. Smashing and breaking down the doors will not affect my thoughts! Quite a few practitioners were secretly followed by the police and arrested. I have begun sending forth-righteous thoughts whenever I leave my house, eliminating evil especially when clarifying the truth to validate the Fa. All these years, the effects have been particularly good. In 2001, the CCP sent their spies to secretly monitor my movements. With my strong righteous thoughts, they couldn't even see when I entered or left the house. They resorted to deflating the air in my bicycle tires to hinder my ability to go out and clarify the truth. They even stole my bicycle. So I used righteous thoughts to dictate that the person stealing my vehicle return it to me. Predictably, in a matter of days, the vehicle was returned.

My understanding of any persecution is that we should not recognize it from the very beginning. Whether by deeds or actions we must resolutely oppose the persecution. At the time of arrest, some practitioners hold the stair rail and refuse to cooperate. Superficially, the human aspect has done well. In reality, they were not using the supernormal ability bestowed on Dafa disciples to control the evil person. How could human methods be effective in overcoming evil? For this reason, during times of danger, one must send forth righteous thoughts. If one feels afraid for any reason, one must also realize that the fear does not come from oneself, and one must send forth righteous thoughts and continue to adjust one's point of view until one's divine side is awakened so the evil person will "...even be conquered by the righteous thoughts" ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003".) When evil people persecute us, our righteous thoughts should never cease. On the contrary, we must use this close proximity to our advantage to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. Since the evil comes to seek us out, it's an opportunity to destroy and eliminate it. We must use these sudden situations to turn these defensive and submissive instances into passive control and eliminate the evil.

When police knocked on their doors, some practitioners immediately sent forth-righteous thoughts from inside their homes. It's mandatory to include the thoughts of saving the person who knocks on the door. The Minghui website articles reported that some practitioners were arrested when they opened their doors to the police. This is an indication that they did not handle this first hurdle well, because opening the doors to the evil amounted to surrendering to the evil.

"The crux of the matter is that you have attachments. If not, do not endure passively, and face the evil people with righteous thoughts at all times. No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won't be this way." (from "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts Are Powerful", Essentials for Further Advancement II)

We all should listen to the teachings of our revered Teacher and not cooperate with the evil. Stirring up trouble by knocking on the doors of law-abiding citizens is definitely not a good thing. Why must we knowingly open the door for those that mean us harm? Isn't this accepting the evil's arrangement and allowing oneself to be persecuted?

I am thinking especially of those steadfast, outstanding practitioners who refused to budge under the relentless odds of the persecution and have already relinquished their attachment to life and death, but who actually neglected to use their righteous thoughts and their supernormal ability to command the evil person to leave. When some practitioners let go of life and death, they actually become submissive and erroneously accept the persecution, and some have been persecuted to death. These unfortunate occurrences are regrettable. At critical times, Dafa practitioners all have supernormal abilities, and they are protected and empowered by Master. They can also ask Master to help rescue them. Those that perform this test well will undoubtedly find hope and new direction, like discovering a new path while walking in a mountainous terrain. We are the main players in this human drama. Master endowed us with a special supernormal ability so that the evil cannot see us. It enables us to control the evil and to freeze their evil acts, because we control everything.

Since 2001, I can often feel the might of the Fa when I distribute Dafa materials. At crucial times, I often use righteous thoughts and supernormal abilities to control those that hinder me from producing truth clarification materials. As long as I think about what I want them to do, they will follow my instructions. Later, the righteous thoughts formula was released, which gave a boost to the Fa rectification progress. In the summer of 2001, I experienced tremendous success and a leap forward in my truth clarification and material distribution. I was not interfered with, and I felt the environment very relaxed and accommodating. I realized this was the result of maintaining strong righteous thoughts in this Fa rectification period. For this reason, I am writing this article to share and motivate fellow practitioners. Let us use our strong righteous thoughts to passively regain control during this dangerous time and diligently perform the three things required of Dafa disciples.