(Clearwisdom.net) Recently I had a conversation with a fellow practitioner who was persecuted by the evil party several times. I found that the persecution had cast a heavy blight on this practitioner's mind. After getting out of the evil den, he/she had great fear and was afraid of being in contact with other practitioners. The shadow cast by the persecution has been over him/her and he/she dares not validate Dafa or save numerous beings.

From Master's lectures, we know that Fa rectification has reached the final stage of the final stage. The old forces have been completely destroyed. Rotten ghosts that interfere with the Fa and other evil factors are almost gone. The present time is kept for Dafa practitioners to save numerous beings, not for the evil to persecute Dafa practitioners.

As a Dafa practitioner, one should maintain righteous thoughts all the time. When those unrighteous notions and thoughts occur, we should first spot them, understand that they are not from ourselves and not follow those things in our thinking. One should immediately send forth righteous thoughts: these are not what I think, these are evil thoughts, eliminate them! Then the evil will be eliminated. If we follow those evil thoughts in our thinking, creating fear in ourselves, and use human means to prevent and escape from danger, then the evil has an excuse to persecute us. Fear is an attachment. When fear is created in our minds, we are under the control of the evil and the evil is then able to persecute us.

So when a practitioner always has the shadow of persecution in his mind, when doing anything, the first thing he would think of is the persecution. Then he is actually inviting the persecution and the evil has an excuse to persecute him, and it is likely that the persecution will really happen. When we are afraid of being persecuted by the evil, our xinxing has already dropped to the level of ordinary people on this issue. It is, of course, easy for the evil to persecute ordinary people. So if a practitioner cannot get rid of the mindset of fearing persecution, he is in fact inviting the persecution. If Dafa practitioners do the three things with dignity and follow Master's requirements, Master's Fashen and divine Fa guardians will protect us. Thus, the evil is not able to persecute us and it is best and only way to ensure one's safety.

I suggest fellow practitioners to be sure to study the Fa more, study the Fa well and read experience sharing articles on the Clearwisdom website. "The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." (Essentials for Further Advancement II, "Drive Out Interference") Only through studying the Fa a lot and memorizing the Fa, can one clear evil thoughts from one's mind, strengthen one's righteous thoughts, and walk well in the final stage one's cultivation path during Fa rectification.

January 7, 2009