(Minghui.org) Over 10 practitioners in our area were detained and sentenced this year. Another 21 local practitioners were persecuted in other ways.

A lot was done by local practitioners to rescue those who were detained and sentenced. They hired lawyers, visited their family members, sent many letters to the involved government agencies to tell the officers the facts about Falun Dafa, and exposed the evil deeds and evil doers. However, the practitioners were not set free.

Looking for Reasons for Worsening Persecution

A practitioner who is related to one of the persecuted practitioners said that he did not pay much attention to sending righteous thoughts. Another practitioner who is also a family member of a persecuted practitioner thought sending righteous thoughts had no effect. It was beyond my expectation that practitioners, and especially those who are family members of the persecuted practitioners, did not place importance on sending forth righteous thoughts.

Looking at the previous year, quite a few practitioners were arrested, but they were released fairly soon. This year the situation has been worse, as practitioners were detained and sentenced to prison. With the Fa-rectification charging forward, the evil becomes less and less. So why are practitioners being detained for longer periods of time instead of shorter periods, or not at all? Isn't this strange? I think the reason is that practitioners have not paid attention to sending righteous thoughts to clear the evil factors in other dimensions.

Take Lian (alias) as an example. She was arrested in 2013. Many practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts for her to clear the dark minions that persecuted practitioners in other dimensions. She was released 10 days later. In the last year, she was arrested again and was detained for eight months. Local practitioners agreed that one of the main reasons was that practitioners as a whole did not pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts.

Enlightenment Quality

Master said,

“The enlightenment that we actually refer to is a matter of whether in the course of cultivation practice one can enlighten to and accept the Fa taught by the master or the Tao taught by the Taoist master, whether one can treat oneself as a practitioner upon encountering tribulations, and whether one can adhere to the Fa while practicing cultivation.” (Zhuan Falun)

The above Fa shows us that enlightenment quality is a demonstration of ones xinxing. So when we send forth righteous thoughts well, we are following Master's Fa, which is an indication of good enlightenment quality and a demonstration of good xinxing.

Regardless of whether you can see the effectiveness of sending forth righteous thoughts, doing so is still a demonstration of belief in Master and the Fa.

If you think it is not useful to send forth righteous thoughts, it would be as Master said,

“They will hold on to their stubborn beliefs rather than relinquish them, and this renders them unable to believe.” (Zhuan Falun)

You are restrained and are immersed in your human attachments, and do not improve on this matter.

I saw with my third eye at my level that a human notion is like a rope that will tie you up if you do not get rid of it. At times, other practitioners could not unwrap the rope even with their supernormal abilities. Human notions can drench people in tribulations and prevent them from breaking through them.

Controlling People

Master said:

“All of them might appear to be natural manifestations, but if the evil beings hadn't been purged away a lot of things couldn't have been accomplished. That's because there were their factors behind humans, and they were taking the place of humans--they weren't just controlling people, but replacing people. When you were clarifying the facts to people they were controlling people and making them turn a deaf ear to you. It was demons exerting control.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)

A lot of times the judges, officers from the 610 Office, and officers from the legal departments behaved in a very evil manner. I believe this was because the evil beings in other dimensions were replacing them, and they became evil and sentenced practitioners severely.

Then what would happen when the evil in other dimensions was cleared out?

Master said,

“When the Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts are a bit stronger, everything will be changed by the Dafa disciples and the evil will be eliminated. Then what will the bad people amount to? Aren't those few bad people doing these things under the evil's control? When the evil is eliminated and you stand in front of that person, will he dare to say a single negative word [about Dafa] to you? Facing a god, he won't dare.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005”)

Effectiveness of Righteous Thoughts

Hai (alias) was arrested when he was clarifying the truth in public. He sent forth righteous thoughts and cleared the worm that controlled the police officer in another dimension, as well as the dark minions that assumed the image of a goddess. Hai was released about 10 days later.

Ming (alias) was arrested. The police officers confiscated over 200 copies of truth-clarification materials, copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and a photocopier from his home. Other practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts intensively. Though none of them could see anything, they strongly believed that sending forth righteous thoughts could dissolve the evil that persecuted Ming in other dimensions. He was released seven days later.

When Kai (alias) was clarifying the truth to people, police officers beat him and broke his leg. They also confiscated his car. Kai demanded his car back from the police when he recovered from his leg injury. The police behaved very poorly and did not return his car. One practitioner whose third eye was open eliminated two ferocious wolves that controlled the police officers in other dimensions when sending forth righteous thoughts. The police officers then became much better natured and returned the car to Kai.

Regardless of whether practitioners can see or not, as long as we calmly send righteous thoughts, keep our thoughts pure and we believe in Master and the Fa, our righteous thoughts are definitely powerful.