(Clearwisdom.net) From the very beginning of their cultivation, all practitioners experience challenges to their faith in Dafa and Teacher again and again. From illness tribulations to life-and-death struggles, practitioners are tested all the time.

When some fellow practitioners cannot overcome their illnesses, they let it shake their belief in Dafa and Teacher. When facing life-and-death struggles, they begin to have doubts: "Why does Teacher not protect his disciples?" If we believe in Dafa and Teacher with the attachment of pursuit, our belief will not be steadfast. Cultivation in the Fa-rectification period has been going on for seven years. As the mighty current of Fa-rectification continues to draw near, we, as Dafa disciples, should use the means we have to protect ourselves: namely, our righteous thoughts.

When facing evil, will you choose to defend the truth bravely, or will you ask Teacher's protection for your personal gains? If your belief in Dafa and Teacher is rock-solid, that is enough to terrify the evil. In that case, how could the evil dare to persecute you?

Teacher said in Essentials for Further Advancement II ("Also in a Few Words"),

"Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples' rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate."