(Clearwisdom.net) When I was illegally detained in a prison, I often heard some fellow practitioners saying, “I was given a sentence of several years for preparing truth-clarification materials,” “I was sentenced to several years in prison for tapping into a cable TV network and broadcasting videos about the truth of Falun Gong,” etc. I was very sad to hear such statements. There should be no such “cause-and-effect” relationship. This is exactly the logic that the old forces have used to persecute Dafa. This is degenerate logic formed under the influence of the Communist Party culture.

Preparing truth-clarification materials and clarifying the facts of the persecution to sentient beings is the most righteous, most magnificent thing one can do in the universe. All righteous gods should cooperate and the old forces should also give way to this effort. How could we acknowledge such a degenerate “cause-and-effect” notion?

There are also some practitioners that say, “My work unit has withheld my salary because I refuse to be brainwashed” or “They have done something against me because I did not agree to the brainwashing.” This view is also a degenerate “cause-and-effect” notion providing a root for the existence of the evil persecution. It is because of this degenerate notion that the evil forces have dared to do what they have done.

From the perspective of the Fa, refusing to be brainwashed is correct. Because of one’s refusal, the work environment should improve and become increasingly smooth. Because one refuses, the evil does not dare to persecute practitioners. Only this is following the righteous Fa principles.

If we are persecuted, denied our right to be paid, or even sentenced to forced labor because of this refusal, we need to carefully examine ourselves to see if there are elements that we possess from the depths of our minds that acknowledge this degenerate cause-and-effect notion and eliminate them immediately. What we have been doing is the most righteous thing in the universe, so everything that has manifested among us should also be most righteous.

There were also some practitioners who, when they saw people passing by as they were distributing truth-clarification materials, would start to worry—as if they were doing something not good—or harbor the thought that they would be arrested. This contributes to an unrighteous energy field, which would offset the effect of our offering people salvation. We should offer sentient beings salvation in an open and dignified way, and with the greatest field of compassion. Of course, I do not mean that we should not pay attention to safety when distributing truth-clarification materials. I just mean that one must have righteous thoughts and not acknowledge the degenerate “cause-and-effect” notion that “one is arrested for giving out materials.”

Master said,

“Let me tell you, all those who remain and that can persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are due to our students themselves.” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” 2001)

We have unknowingly used the degenerate “cause-and-effect” notion to measure what we have encountered during Fa-rectification, rather than looking inward and strengthening our righteous thoughts. This has provided the basis that the evil forces have relied on for their very existence.

Each and every thought of ours will exert a great impact on the salvation of sentient beings and the future. We need to completely negate and eliminate any degenerate “cause-and-effect” notions and use our mighty righteous thoughts to fulfill our historic mission and live up to Master’s compassionate salvation.

This is my personal understanding. Please point out anything that is improper.