(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) once again made persecuting Falun Gong practitioners a top priority in our local area. Every practitioner has been sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil in other dimensions.

I sent righteous thoughts several times a day, but it didn't seem to have much of an impact. I asked myself, "Can the old forces persecute a true practitioner? The answer is no." Practitioners follow Master to validate the Fa and save sentient beings. If they deviate from the Fa, they can correct themselves. There is no justification for the old forces to persecute practitioners in order to test them. In fact, there's no connection between what we're doing and the persecution.

If that is so, when the evil is harming practitioners, why should we send forth righteous thoughts? If it is because we want to protect ourselves, then what will this kind of thinking bring us? Wanting to protect oneself is a normal reaction for ordinary people and is consistent with the logic of the old universe. However, it is set up by the old forces and is the equivalent of accepting its arrangement. That is why when we send righteous thoughts, they do not have a strong impact.

Regardless of what the reasons are for persecution, the purpose of the old forces' interference is to harm people. When we fail to see that the selfish elements in what we do, all of our activities will be ineffective. It does not matter whether we are sending forth righteous thoughts or doing the three things. Until we eliminate this selfish element, our attempts to disintegrate the evil and save sentient beings will be ineffective.

As practitioners during the Fa-rectification period, we must be selfless, compassionate, and focused on saving sentient beings. When my mind is in such a state, I feel that my body covers a bigger space and is full of energy. Then, when I send righteous thoughts, it has a stronger effect.

In "Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference," Master said:

"Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad."

My level of understanding is limited. I hope fellow practitioners will point out anything that is improper.