(Clearwisdom.net) With the Fa-rectification moving forward, the evil is getting less, and most of the local situation has been significantly relaxed. Recently on the Clearwisdom website, however, they are still reporting in some places large numbers of Dafa disciples being arrested by the CCP. In some places they are using forced brainwashing sessions. Master said: "The students in regions that have been severely persecuted, or in places that have been seriously damaged, should really think about it: What's really going on?" ("Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference," April 20, 2003)

In those places where persecution occurs, practitioners should search inward, unite as one body leaving no gaps, study the Fa well, and be diligent in cultivation. Practitioners should attentively send forth righteous thoughts and proactively grasp every opportunity to save more sentient beings. Only by doing well the three things that Master requires, will the evil be unable to find gaps to persecute.

One issue that I would like to share that I enlightened to with fellow practitioners is that we should pay close attention to eliminating the damage locally to Dafa, and the evil persecution of Dafa disciples. Where a large number of persecutions have occurred, like the 610 Office, Police Department Domestic Security Divisions and police stations, there still could be a lot of evil gathered in those areas. Local practitioners have not seriously taken the initiative to eradicate the evil in those places. Even when the persecution occurred, we were in a passive situation.

Our area's situation has become relaxed in recent years, with no Dafa disciple arrested even during the Beijing Olympics. The following is how we have been practicing for reference:

In recent years practitioners in our region have been paying close attention to sending righteous thoughts in these places. A few years ago the police were using evil ways to arrest Dafa practitioners in our area. Since then I started to send righteous thoughts toward those evil places. If I did not have enough time to send righteous thoughts during my working day, I would make use of the last five minutes of the four times of globally sending righteous thoughts to eradicate the local evil. The first five minutes is according to the requirements of Master to eliminate evil on a large scale. It seems very effective. Since we have been persistently doing it, the evil is getting less and less, so it cannot perform persecution on a large scale. This has provided an environment that local Dafa disciples can be assured of for doing well on the three things.

Certainly, practitioners still can send forth righteous thoughts at seven, eight and nine o'clock to eradicate the local evil, and it is important to persist in doing it. The reason that I use the last few minutes of the four times of globally sending forth righteous thoughts, is to stay with it for a longer period, and as long as the evil exists, eliminating the evil cannot cease. For these years, local practitioners have seen the effects of sending righteous thoughts. For example, a local practitioner said that a local policeman who used to work very hard at persecuting Dafa disciples, no longer persecutes Dafa disciples. Certainly Dafa disciples clarifying the truth played a significant role. A local State Security Bureau officer told the local Dafa disciples "We know your entire situation, and we just did not take action." Why haven't they taken action? It is not because of them having a good conscience, but because the evil factors supporting the local police officers are getting less, and are unable to form a persecution force. Master said: "What could human beings possibly do to gods? If there were no outside factors, would humans dare to do anything to gods? How human society unfolds is nothing but the outcome of high-level beings controlling things." ("In Fa-Rectification Your Thoughts Have to be Righteous, Not Human")

Two years ago, a neighboring city's main coordinator came to attend our local experience sharing conference. We were so touched by listening to him presenting the situation on rescuing fellow practitioners in his local city. At that time, when six to seven practitioners were abducted by the evil, local practitioners worked as one body. Some moved quickly and exposed them on the internet, some sent forth righteous thoughts, and others went to the police department again and again to clarify the truth and demanded the release of practitioners. As soon as the police saw practitioners, they found places to hide, thus eventually all the abducted Dafa disciples were released. Suddenly I wanted to engage in a discussion with that neighboring coordinator after the experience sharing conference ended which I felt was guided by Master. I affirmed the ways of their rescuing practitioners and also shared with the coordinator that we should stress taking the initiative to eliminate the evil of local 610 Offices, State Security Bureaus, Police Departments of Domestic Security Divisions and police stations. We must not wait until persecution occurs thereby placing ourselves in a passive situation. The coordinator agreed with my points. In the past two years I have not heard of any of our practitioners being abducted in that neighboring city.

We have learned from Master's lectures that the evil is getting less, and it is mostly concentrated in prisons, labor camps, brainwashing centers, 610 Offices, police departments, police stations, and communities. Therefore, if any of the local prisons, labor camps and brainwashing centers of those places have illegally detained Dafa disciples, it was suggested that the region's practitioners should persist in long-term non-stop sending forth righteous thoughts in those places. This would reduce the evil persecution of illegally detained practitioners, resulting in clearing the remnants of evil, and to rescue fellow practitioners, which will help with coordination in the process of Master's Fa-rectification.

Fellow practitioners, let us take the initiative to clean out the evil, deny the old forces' persecution and cultivate ourselves well, saving more sentient beings, so we will not disappoint Master and will fulfill our prehistoric vows.