(Minghui.org) Three fellow Falun Dafa practitioners were illegally arrested by local police, at different times, with completely different outcomes. The first practitioner was taken to a brainwashing center, while the other two were released the next day. I believe that their different ways of thinking determined their actions and outcomes.

Master said:

“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Zhuan Falun)

Master also said:

“Should you have fear, it will seize upon you If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse” (“What's to Fear?” from Hong Yin Volume II)

We can't be fearful. The first and second practitioners were arrested for distributing truth clarification brochures. The first practitioner thought: “I was imprisoned for seven years. I don't want to be in the same situation again.” The second thought: “I was imprisoned for five years. What else should I be afraid of? By no means will I leave a stain on my last stage of cultivation.”

The persecutors took advantage of the first practitioner's fear, but the second practitioner was fearless, with nothing to take advantage of.

Additionally, we shouldn't follow the persecutors' way of thinking. They casually spoke to the first practitioner, pretending to be very concerned while trying to get information about the source of her truth-clarification materials. They explained how difficult their jobs were, and that they were required to submit a report with pertinent information. Under pressure, the practitioner then told them a lie, claiming that she obtained the materials while attending a funeral.

They treated the other two practitioners the same way, telling them that their director would be punished if she didn't tell them anything. The second practitioner replied boldly and confidently: “Don't you have anything better to do? You don't arrest criminals, but arrest good people instead.”

When asked about the source of her materials, she replied calmly: “I can't tell you where they're from. If I do, you will go and arrest more good people and build up more karma. It will be terrible for you if you have too much karma.”

We can't give up on our efforts under any circumstances. Instead, we should think of the Fa at all times.

Master said:

“Under absolutely no circumstance should a Dafa disciple be transformed by the evil—even if it’s to expose the persecution.” (“Fa Taught in the International Teleconference” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)

The first practitioner recounted that she'd lost her righteous thoughts. She was then subjected to “transformation.”

The second practitioner recited, “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!” during her time in police custody. She also sent righteous thoughts frequently. She was released the next day; the police even gave her some money for bus fare.

She told us that during her incarceration, she could tell if a fellow practitioner in prison had been “transformed” just from facial appearance. Those who refused “transformation” had a rosy complexion, while those who had been “transformed” had gloomy faces with an unpleasant hue.

The first practitioner had been incarcerated for seven years without giving up her belief. When she was finally released, she had an attractive complexion. However, after she underwent “transformation” this time, the skin tone on her face turned darker and more gray. She now deeply regrets her actions.

Fellow practitioners, let's face the evil persecution with righteous thoughts, let go of any attachment to life and death, and eliminate the evil!