(Minghui.org) The persecution of Falun Dafa has lasted 18 years. Even though Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party chief who banned Falun Dafa in China, left his post more than 10 years ago, the situation in China is still serious, and the persecution in some areas remains severe. This may require us to look within for loopholes that may have been taken advantage of by the old forces.

When reading the following poem from Master, I had some further understandings:

“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin Vol. II)

That is, when we Dafa disciples do not have compassion in our hearts, Master may have to extend the Fa-rectification, waiting for us while the harsh suppression continues.

From Fa lectures, we know that resentment in our minds can lead to interference. In fact, the old forces have been using this to interfere with practitioners. The resentment could be rooted in jealousy and selfishness. Why do we want to keep it? Can we reach Consummation with such an attachment? We should save all people, including those involved in the persecution (except for the key perpetrators).

I was imprisoned for three years because I practice Falun Dafa. At that time, I had strong negative thoughts towards those who persecuted me, hoping they would receive karmic retribution immediately. As I looked back, I did not have compassion as a Dafa disciple. In fact, we Dafa disciples have no enemies. I know there are some practitioners who still have resentment toward those officers or even everyday people. Only when we have compassion can we break through their ignorance, save them, and end the persecution.

Right now, some practitioners still have negative thoughts toward family members, neighbors, coworkers, or fellow practitioners. We need to let go of all these attachments to reach Consummation. Only by doing so can we fulfill our mission and return with Master. I believe the Fa-rectification has been extended not because of the vicious persecution but because we have not met the criteria of letting go of these attachments.

There are many elderly people in China who have to live longer in order to be saved. We have no excuse but to do well and save them. To fulfill our vows, we need to let go of resentment and other attachments. Let us treat everyone and everything with compassion. This way, we will be able to eliminate all the evil, stop the persecution, and save more people.