Maintain Righteous Thoughts and Disintegrate the Old Forces' Arrangements (Part 1)
(Minghui.org) Recently, several practitioners in our area have passed away. They were of different ages, ranging from 30s to 80s. The old forces took advantage of their loopholes and on the surface, they died of sickness karma. These practitioners were not tortured to death in the prisons but lost their lives in a comfortable environment. Moreover, they seemed to be steadfast in their cultivation, and some of them did a good job in saving sentient beings and were coordinators of their area.
My understanding is that as the Fa-rectification process is reaching the end, a portion of the old forces that participated in interfering with this process have realized what is waiting for them. Therefore, they continue to cause destruction before the final moment. During this critical period, Dafa practitioners should wake up and remember not to be lax in cultivation, to think and act according to the Fa principles at every moment, and to be diligent in doing the three things. This is the only way to completely disintegrate the old forces' final interference and destruction, and to reduce as much as possible the losses on our cultivation path and when saving sentient beings.
As the Fa-rectification process reaches the final stage, Master has repeatedly asked us to save more sentient beings, and to do it in a timely manner. When bad things happen, they create losses for the local area in saving sentient beings.
“Dafa disciples are the hope for salvation of each ethnic group.”
(“To the Brazil Fa Conference”)
When the situation I mentioned occurs frequently, it is not the issue of one practitioner's loophole in his cultivation. It is very likely a loophole in practitioners of the entire area. We really need to think and pay attention to this matter.
A while ago, practitioner A told me that her Fa study group had dissolved. She said it was because an elderly practitioner passed away from sickness karma. She and several other practitioners had studied the Fa and made truth-clarification materials at the home of this elderly practitioner. Practitioner B had not come out for several months, and practitioner C moved to her daughter's home to take care of her granddaughter. Practitioner A asked me if I could find another Fa study group for her to join.
The situation of her Fa study group alerted me. I later learned that practitioner B from her Fa study group had not come out for several months because the police began to follow her after she had clarified the truth to them. She would not let practitioners into her home when they visited her because she didn't want to cause problems for practitioners.
One weekend, five of us went to Practitioner B's home. We noticed that she was suppressed by the old forces and was muddleheaded. She was only in her 50s but looked like a 70-year-old woman. She talked mysteriously, saying that her house was surrounded by undercover police. She said she was very smart and had put away the computer and the printer, and played foreign music and historical soap opera every day in order to “numb” the undercover police. She had not done the three things for several months. I wanted to get her out of the house and share with her, but she refused, saying the undercover police would follow us. I could not force her and told her that I would visit her again.
The second time I went to Practitioner B's house, while downloading a sharing article to her computer, I noticed a dark energy in her study room. There was also a strange stinky odor coming from Practitioner B. I inadvertently found her two bookcases stuffed with Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) materials. She used to put truth-clarification materials in those bookcases, but now they were filled with CCTV's soap operas and documentaries. I was shocked and asked her, “Have you been watching this stuff at home?” She replied, “I need to study them in order to do a better job criticizing the Party culture.” I said, “The old forces are tempting you to go down a devious path.” She tried to argue with me.
I said seriously to her: “You are being controlled by the old forces to the point of losing your rationality. Master has told us, 'A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains.' ('Melt Into the Fa' from Essentials for Further Advancement). Dafa disciples' cultivation is to cleanse ourselves of the poisonous Party culture, and you are taking more in. The old forces are sinister and are taking you on a detour. You can't tell the difference and are taking in their twisted ideologies.”
I told practitioners A and C that we should get rid of all CCP materials before we leave her house. Practitioner B said she spent thousands of yuan to buy those materials and asked if she could give them to her relatives. I told her that whoever saw them would suffer, so it would be best to throw them away. We used scissors to scratch the surface of the DVDs so that they could not be played.
We sent forth righteous thoughts for a long time at practitioner B's home and cleared away the bad elements arranged by the old forces that controlled her. We also got rid of the CCP materials.
That evening, I went to bed after I finished sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. Just as I was falling asleep, the old forces came in and threatened me. I saw with my Celestial Eye a black shadow standing outside the door. He was nearly two meters tall. I asked, “Who are you?” The black shadow replied, “I'm a god.” I took a closer look and saw an elderly figure. He looked like a Daoist, dressed in a black Daoist robe and holding a book. I became vigilant and thought, “He looks like a god from the old forces because he emits a dark hue.”
I asked him, “What are you doing here?” He replied, “I came here to warn you. Just cultivate yourself and mind your own business. Don't interfere with my business.” I asked, “What have I done?” He said, “Recently, you have been going to several practitioners' homes to send forth righteous thoughts. You have cleaned up a lot of things, and I'm having a hard time doing my job.” I asked him, “What kind of a job are you intending to do?” He replied, “I was planning to collect their human skin. I have previously collected quite a few human skins.”
I was shocked! Doesn't “collect human skin” mean that he wants them dead? I immediately began to send forth righteous thoughts. He said, “Stop that! You are giving me a headache. I want to tell you something. Don't think that because you cultivate in Dafa it means that you are insured and won't die. Those who don't truly cultivate, don't let go of their humanness, and just do things superficially are practicing in vain. The gods in heaven are waiting in line to come here to obtain Dafa. If we don't think someone can pass the test, then we will collect his skin and eliminate him. We will give the skin to others who want to reincarnate to cultivate here.”
I said to him, “We are Dafa disciples, and Master Li Hongzhi has made arrangements for us. You are part of the old forces and cannot arrange things for us.” He laughed, “Don't you know that we are also helping your Master? We were helping from the beginning.”
I then remembered Master's teaching:
“With the Fa-rectification, twenty percent of the beings of the old cosmos got involved and arranged all the things they wanted in the Fa-rectification; at all the different levels a group of beings got directly involved in this Fa-rectification. They never could have imagined that their involvement would be precisely the real demonic obstacle to this Fa-rectification. But their involvement has created a gigantic obstacle to the entire Fa-rectification, and has resulted in countless sentient beings getting destroyed.” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
The black shadow continued, “Look! I have a book here that has the names of practitioners who are not up to par. Their primordial spirits are taken care of by your Master, and there is nothing we can do, but we will take away their 'human skin.'” I said to him, “Some practitioners are still young and have not reached their predestined length of life, so you cannot collect their skin.” He replied, “Who says they are not supposed to die? If it were not for your Master's protection, the entire human race would have already reached their predestined length of life.”
Master has lectured about this Fa principle:
“In fact, today's human race would have been destroyed a long time ago if it weren't for the Fa-rectification. The standard of the human race's thinking is already at a level lower than hell. It's because of the Fa-rectification that I atoned for the sins of all sentient beings in the Three Realms.” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
I felt very anxious and wanted to know who was on the list, so that I could ask more practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for them. I asked him, “Why don't you show me the book.” He replied, “How can I reveal the heavenly secret to you? Today I came here to warn you. Don't meddle in other people's business. Don't you know the principle of mutual generation and mutual inhibition? Don't add more trouble to your cultivation.”
I said, “Dafa disciples are one body. We cannot sit idly when practitioners encounter tribulations. Being selfish and doing things for the self is a deviated concept from the old universe. Dafa disciples must cultivate based on Master's requirements to become selfless enlightened beings.”
He said coldly, “If you insist, then don't complain that I didn't warn you when you run into problems.” I replied, “Master's Law Body is protecting me. I'm not afraid of your threat.” Then I began to send forth righteous thoughts and woke up.
I was still shaken after I woke up from the dream. That night, besides doing the exercises, I send forth righteous thoughts the entire night to completely negate the interference from the bad elements arranged by the old forces.
(to be continued)