(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa is the Great Law of the universe. It is the fundamental law that creates all beings. In other words, no beings deviating from Dafa would exist. Persecution of Dafa is against the Fa principle, and Master does not recognize the persecution. Then why has the persecution lasted so long?

This is how I personally understand this issue. Master told us in the Fa that,

"There is a principle in our universe that normally other people cannot interfere with whatever one pursues and wants for oneself. The animal takes advantage of this loophole, 'If he wants something, I'll supply him. It isn't wrong for me to help him, is it?' The animal will give it to him." (Zhuan Falun)

This gives the reason why persecution of Dafa practitioners exists. We often say that we should completely negate old force arrangements and walk the path arranged by Master. However, on many occasions, we are driven by our notions and act according to the old force arrangements.

Here is an example: One day I went somewhere to deal with some personal affairs. On the way, the wind suddenly began to blow hard and the rain came down in sheets. I sensed the ill-intent behind the storm. So I searched inside myself for what happened. What was the attachment that I had to attract such a persecution? What thought of mine was not righteous? Oh, I've found my attachment and realized that the evil was using it as an excuse to persecute me. Well, I was going to handle the affair out of my attachment, then I would not do it any more. So I decided to go back. When I turned back, the rainstorm immediately subsided. So I thought, "The rainstorm has subsided. I have found my attachment. The persecution should not exist. Let me still go there." In my subconscious mind, I have this notion that I was persecuted because I had the attachment, then without the attachment, there would be no persecution. I was not considering things on the Fa. When I decided to continue my journey, in a few steps, however, the rainstorm became more violent. The wind and rain hit my face, and I couldn't keep my eyes open. I was riding my motorcycle, and couldn't see the road. It was very dangerous to ride in a storm and I could easily get into an accident.

I became clearheaded. For a long time, I was not able to step out of the shadow of cultivating in the persecution. This is due to my own problem. Every time I was persecuted, I searched inside myself. Then I thought I had improved my character and I shouldn't be persecuted any more. I was passive as I didn't search inside unless I was persecuted. This is exactly what the old forces wanted, as they claimed to "help Dafa practitioners to improve by beating them to bring out their righteous thoughts" and so on. However, we are Dafa practitioners. We are disciples of Master. No life is worthy of testing us, let alone persecuting Dafa practitioners in the name of helping practitioners to improve. Dafa practitioners are the most magnificent lives in the cosmos. It's an insult to Master and Dafa if we allow the low-level spirits and degenerate beings to persecute us. No matter what we think, no matter what kind of attachments we may have, the evil forces are absolutely not worthy of persecuting us. As long as we have such a firm thought, we will disintegrate the evil. We should only walk the path arranged by Master, study the Fa, cultivate ourselves and save sentient beings in a normal environment and get rid of our attachments. There is no need for the evil to participate.

When I realized this, I firmly told the beings in the cosmos that interfered me, "I am a Dafa practitioner. I will only walk the path arranged by Master. I don't want you to so-called 'help me to improve.' You are committing unforgivable sins. You should stop immediately." Along with my voice, the rainstorm weakened.

In the critical moments, when we have the firm thought of refusing the arrangement of the old forces, the evil will not be able to force their arrangement on us. So we must be firm and cultivate ourselves and save the sentient beings in the arrangement of Master. We should never seek to improve in the persecution.