Negating the Old Forces Arrangements
(Minghui.org) After I finished writing my criminal complaint letter against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa, I took a short rest and had a vision. In the vision, the letter was reviewed and approved by divine beings, which encouraged me and strengthened my righteous thoughts.
When I was doing the sitting meditation one day I heard a voice that was full of hatred, saying, “After you file the criminal complaint we will lock you up in prison and take you for re-education.”
I was arrested and detained the following year during the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) important meetings. The initial notice from the officials stated that I would be detained for a month. The police and fellow Falun Dafa practitioners had told me that whoever filed a criminal complaint against Jiang in our region would be detained for a month. I believed this to be true.
It wasn't right to have this thought, so I said to myself, “No one is worthy of determining the length of my detention. Everything is up to my Master.”
I was released after 15 days. I learned this was the power of righteous thoughts and it was so important not to be misled by wrong thoughts.
I started practicing Falun Dafa when I lived in a different region, so I didn't know any practitioners in the area where I now live. The local police told me that few people had filed criminal complaints against Jiang, so I was one of their main targets.
While I was meditating, some time later I heard a soft, kind voice saying, “They want to connect to your best part. Are you willing to let them?”
“I am willing,” I heard another voice reply.
“They will beat you and curse at you. Do you have fear?” The soft voice continued.
“I don’t!” The other voice replied.
A few days later, my husband told me that the police had contacted him and told him to take me to a week-long re-education class.
When my husband told me, I asked him not to listen to them. I also told my husband to hire an attorney and sue the police if anything happened to me.
I felt great pressure and asked fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for me. I also called the police to clarify the truth about Dafa to them.
Practitioners shared their understanding of how I should resist the police's threats, and told me how other practitioners had resisted such persecution.
“Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.)
I knew that my heart should not be moved, and I should negate the old forces' interference. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to deny the old forces' arrangement.
Negating the Old Forces' Arrangement
I studied the Fa, sent forth righteous thoughts, and looked inward to negate the old forces' arrangements. I found that I had strong attachments to self, jealousy, and showing off.
I also had a strong attachment to fear because of the persecution, and sought to protect myself in everything. These selfish notions had formed strong barriers where the evil could hide. If I didn't get rid of them they could grow, so I decided to eliminate all of the evil that was hidden by my attachments.
“When you experience any kind of interference, if you can manage not to get overly focused on the particulars of what is happening and thereby keep yourself unperturbed, then you will be able to emerge from it all, and you will have even greater mighty-virtue.” (“On the Responses to the Piece About Assistant Souls”)
I realized that I should not be affected by the old forces. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts to clear my dimension, but the pressure and fear kept disturbing me.
I tried to keep my conduct in line with the Fa. When I think of Master, I am not afraid. I feel that Master is right beside me, protecting me.
Negative Factors Exploit our Attachments
While studying the Fa and doing the three things well, I could see through the old forces' arrangement more clearly. I now understand that the evil beings used by the old forces are the manifestation of negative lives. The lower they are the eviler they become.
Because their lives were built from negative factors they take advantage of practitioners' loopholes. Every negative factor corresponds to an attachment, which is used by the old forces as a channel to reinforce the badness within us.
Every attachment could be used by the evil to cause tribulations for practitioners. As a consequence, a practitioner could fail to succeed in cultivation, or lose his or her life.
The only way to defeat the old forces is to look inward and make up for where one falls short in cultivation. We need to constantly rectify ourselves with the standard of Dafa, and be responsible to ourselves and our sentient beings.
If we can totally deny the arrangement by the old forces and walk the path arranged by Master, the old forces and evil beings would lose their value and be eliminated.