(Clearwisdom.net) In recent years, there have been several cases of both husband and wife being persecuted. In the beginning, the evil forces wanted to persecute only one of them, say the wife, for making Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials. But the husband, in an attempt to be “brave,” told the authorities that he was the one making all the Dafa materials, and so they had a pretext to persecute both of them. Just like this, one couple in our area was illegally sentenced to prison and another couple was sentenced to forced labor. Recently, when a certain practitioner was arrested, his wife told me that her husband was extraordinary because he bore all the responsibility. In order to exonerate her husband, she not only gave in to the authorities, but also told them that she made all the materials. When I heard this, I pointed out to her the problem and she seemed to have realized it. A few days later, she was arrested.

Practitioner A went out with practitioner B to clarify the truth. When B was arrested, A carefully walked away and sent forth righteous thoughts for B silently. But afterwards, other practitioners criticized her for fearing the evil and abandoning B. She was troubled by the comments and didn't look inward based on the Fa. Later, when another practitioner was arrested, she “heroically” went to the police to clarify the truth to them. As a result, she was also arrested. This had a great negative impact.

Clearwisdom has published many good articles on not submitting to the demands of the evil authorities. Teacher has said, “No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” Essentials for Further Advancement II) Once the arrested practitioners respond to their charges, it gives the evil a pretext for persecution; even if it is a deposition of self-justification, it will be used as a so-called confession. This not only recognizes the evil persecution, but departs from Teacher's arranged path of Fa-rectification cultivation. It also leads to the people in the courts creating a great amount of karma for themselves that will be hard to repay.

Why has such a phenomenon happened? I believe I see the crux of the problem: First, they made a mistake by acknowledging that any reference to Dafa information or materials was “evidence” for persecution, and then assumed the position of responsibility to protect their family. The evil authorities could then say, “Look, he considered this as evidence.” Teacher said, “What a person wants is up to him.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York”) Practitioners used human behavior and methods to protect their family members, rather than righteous thoughts. Second, the spouses were driven by a very strong attachment to emotion. These practitioners did not think rationally and were without righteous thoughts; this was far from a righteous act.

“Cultivation practice is a serious matter... It is extremely dangerous to add anything human to cultivation practice.” (“Digging Out the Roots,” Essentials for Further Advancement) We are walking on a divine path. Remember, do not panic under any circumstance and calm down to think for a moment. Don't think of what the evil will do. Instead, what would Dafa and Teacher want us to do? As long as we achieve this, Teacher will certainly protect us!

In cultivation, we need righteous thoughts, not a human mindset. We should follow a divine being's way of doing things, and not do things to be heros. We must not provide any kind of a “confession” during an illegal interrogation.