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3. Brainwashing Centers Leave Practitioners in a Fog

In brainwashing centers, many practitioners who have worked for a long time or who think they are relatively educated and knowledgeable have succumbed to the demands of the evil authorities because they did not want to be detained any longer.

They did this even knowing that Falun Dafa is good, and that they should not bend under pressure. They accepted the lies they were told to renounce Falun Gong. They later took in even more propaganda, believing it to be the truth. By the time they did this, they thought they were clear-headed. Actually, as soon as they took in this material, they became confused and further brainwashed. The brainwashing centers that claim high conversion or "transformation" rates all take this approach.

After these practitioners are released, many write solemn statements to be published on the Minghui webstite denouncing the persecution. They resume their practice of Falun Gong. However, there are also some that drop out.

It takes a long time, even for those who resume the practice, to de-program the messages they accepted in the brainwashing centers. Sometimes they are interfered with and live in a fog for years. They are in a very dangerous place. Why is that?

Here are some words directed to those who have experienced this:

The brainwashing centers are run by those who want to persecute Falun Gong. The things they ask you to do or they do to you are absolutely not for your cultivation and consummation. They will not save you. Why did you follow the evil's commands and arrangements? The books and materials they gave you have rotten demons and evil spirits of the old forces behind them. As soon as you thought about reading them, perhaps even before you actually read the words, these things were already attached to you. This is because you chose to accept them. These things are all very filthy, low, and evil. Once they are in your body and dimensions, they will not leave. Unless you consciously send righteous thoughts with a strong will to eliminate them, and study the Fa diligently, these evil factors will not easily disappear. They will continue to be attached to you. They hide in your body in order to interfere with you and destroy you. Thus, no matter what your situation is when you are taken to the brainwashing center--maybe you have strong attachments or have done things that cultivators absolutely should not do--as soon as you are detained, you need to be clear-headed. You must absolutely resist reading or listening to the evil. You must continue to send forth righteous thoughts, recite the Fa, do the exercises, and steadfastly give your body and mind to Master. No matter what lies the evil people conjure up, no matter what threats or temptations they throw your way, you cannot be moved. In the end, it is the evil that will give up. If you believed that you had to give up Falun Gong to be released from a brainwashing center, that showed that you still did not have a strong faith in Dafa and Master. If you didn't have a strong faith in Dafa, how could the power of Dafa manifest through you?

Some practitioners also like to dig into individual words, a habit they formed growing up in a communist society. When they are detained in brainwashing centers, they are misguided by the evil and begin digging into every word of Dafa books. As soon as they find something that looks inconsistent, they side with the evil. Again, we must always keep in mind that the brainwashing centers are run by evil forces. They will definitely not do things to help your cultivation and consummation. The things they ask you to read will not save you. Why do you follow the evil's commands and arrangements?

Furthermore, since you are a cultivator, you should follow Master's directions while studying the Fa. The method you use to study theories and knowledge in ordinary people's society will not be useful when it comes to understanding Dafa and its true principles. If your xinxing is that of an ordinary person, and you treat Dafa with ordinary people's attachments, then you will be restricted by your ability on the ordinary people's level. If you truly want to be a cultivator, you should follow Master's directions when studying the Fa. Only then can you make improvements and gain understandings on the Fa.

If you dig into the words following the evil's line of thought, aren't you cultivating in the "brainwashing school"? The evil itself is headed to hell. Where will you go? If you truly want to be a Falun Dafa cultivator, you should calm your mind and study the Fa with concentration. Regardless of how much or little you study, you will be making improvements, and the scenes in other dimensions are glorious. On the other hand, if you follow the evil's arrangements, the results will be catastrophic. You will be intertwined in dark karma amongst rotten demons. Is that what you want?

In "Seeking Discipleship with Teacher" (Essentials for Further Advancement), Master said,

"...they will already be in the Dao when they read the book over and over again. Teacher will certainly have Law Bodies (fashen) safeguarding them quietly. With perseverance, they will certainly achieve Righteous Attainment in the future."

Do you believe in Master? Can you truly let go of yourself and follow only Master's requirements? Can you truly ignore other arrangements, brainwashing, and temptations? Cherish this special opportunity as a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. It will not come again.