(Clearwisdom.net) The Fa-rectification has reached its last stage. Judging by reports from different areas in China, the persecution of Falun Gong remains rampant in some areas. During the Fa-rectification period, evil beings, at the bidding of the old forces, will do what they do. Those who have persecuted Falun Gong practitioners have chosen their own fates. As Falun Gong practitioners in the Fa-rectification period, we must completely deny the persecution while doing our best to save all sentient beings.

Falun Gong practitioners, too, are lives from the old universe and carry notions from the old universe. The old forces have made meticulous arrangements for the Fa-rectification and practitioners, regardless of which of the three categories of being (as taught by Master) they may belong to. These arrangements include so-called "tests" for practitioners. Such tests include all the trials and tribulations we have encountered since the very first day of our cultivation practice.

Any divine being that comes down to Earth to participate in the Fa-rectification must descend into delusion. This is one of the reasons why divine beings throughout the cosmos were moved when practitioners came down to Earth. All the divine beings thought that no one can return to heaven once they descend to Earth. After a divine being comes down to the human realm, he is bound to create karma and generate notions in each reincarnation. The accumulated karma and notions manifest themselves as tribulations when practitioners begin their cultivation practice.

A cultivator has to overcome these notions and repay his or her karma. The old forces are very pleased with the meticulous arrangements they have made for the Fa-rectification, practitioners and even Teacher. The old forces merely regard Teacher's Falun Gong cultivation practice as a very righteous cultivation school among the many that they selected to aide in the Fa-rectification and to serve their selfish agenda. By making these arrangements, the old forces thought that they were above the scrutiny of the Fa-rectification and would go on to the new universe unchecked. However, the old forces will never really know who Teacher is. When the Fa-rectification started, Teacher completely denied the old forces and all of their arrangements. The persecution of Falun Gong is caused by the old forces stubbornly adhering to their arrangements, manifesting in tests and long-term tribulations for practitioners.

If a Falun Gong practitioner fails to assimilate to Teacher's Fa and reach the standards of the Fa, he or she will not be free from the notions of the old universe or deny the old forces' arrangements completely. In other words, Falun Gong practitioners must eliminate all acquired notions from the human realm, as well as purge the notions of the old universe, while saving all savable people with pure compassion generated by the Fa. Practitioners must give people opportunities to learn about the true Fa. The police officers who have participated in the persecution must also have the truth clarified to them, for the Fa is selfless and altruistic.

Evil beings in other dimensions manipulate people to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. For example, if practitioners persevere in practicing Falun Gong, they might be sent to detention centers, forced labor camps or prisons. If we are intimidated by the police or the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s henchmen, then we are regarding the persecution as being directed by people instead of by the evil beings from other dimensions, and we are more likely to give in and compromise our beliefs. This is a sign that we have failed to eliminate our acquired notions. On the other hand, if we have no fear or are determined to prevail over fear, we will be able to look directly into the eyes of those manipulated people and eliminate the evil beings behind them with our powerful righteous thoughts. If everyone could do this, then there would not have been so many practitioners facing torture in the forced labor camps or prisons.

We are following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. We have done nothing wrong. We are explaining to people what Falun Gong is about because we are trying to save them out of our compassion. Our Teacher and the Fa are the most righteous. Falun Gong and its practitioners should not suffer from any persecution. Those who persecute or suppress Falun Gong are violating the law and will have to face the consequences. In order to be saved, they should treat Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners with kindness.

Whoever is involved in the persecution is committing a crime and will have to pay for it. Only if people treat Falun Dafa and practitioners well and remember that Falun Dafa is good, can they have a good future. As practitioners, we should also persuade them to quit the CCP. When talking to people, we should send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements behind them. In other words, we should resist the persecution with peacefulness, compassion, and calm and righteous faith. In this way, the persecution will not continue.

If the evildoers refuse to listen, we can use our righteous thoughts. Do not forget that we have Teacher's Law Bodies and righteous gods on our side. We will not allow the evil to run rampant.

When some practitioners went to the hospital after manifesting illnesses, they failed to break through human mentalities. On the other hand, some practitioners were very firm, having the utmost faith in Teacher and Dafa. However, deep in their minds, they still could not let go of their pursuit to getting well, even though they continued to send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. As a result, they did not get well, and the condition even worsened because they did not break through selfishness, a principle belonging to the old cosmos. Some practitioners refuse the persecution of illness and look inward, believing that their bodies are for saving sentient beings. The first thing on their minds is saving people. They do whatever needs to be done for that purpose and as a result, they recover very quickly. There are many such examples. In fact, it is because they measure up to the standards of Dafa. No matter what happens, and under what circumstances, we should use Dafa to measure our actions. If we measure up to Dafa, with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, Teacher will protect us.

It is the same in other aspects. If we cannot step out of human mentalities, especially selfishness, we will not be able to step out of the law of the old universe. Dafa is the master key to unlock human mentalities. As practitioners, we study the Fa respectfully and have faith in Teacher. When we measure up to the requirements of Dafa, we will be able to enter the new universe. There will be nothing the old forces can do.

With regard to the old forces, practitioners should be very clear that had it not been for the persecution, Teacher would have arranged a different path for us to meet the required standard. However, the persecution did take place and we have to break through the arrangements of the old forces. Since Teacher controls Fa-rectification, the evil's display is also under Teacher's control. If we can all do the three things well, the persecution will end soon.

We all know that persecution cannot help us elevate. It is Teacher's Fa that helps us elevate. The standard of the new universe is much higher than the old universe. Because the persecution happened, Teacher is making use of the old forces' arrangements to provide practitioners with an opportunity to do the three things. We should always keep Teacher in mind and measure ourselves to the standards of the new cosmos. When the Fa-rectification comes to an end, Dafa disciples will consummate and the sentient beings will have been saved. The old forces will be eliminated during Fa-rectification and through practitioners' righteous thoughts. We are all cultivating as if on a plane, guided and protected by Teacher. Therefore, we should study the Fa more and follow Teacher in order to do a better job.

The above is my limited understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.