What Is There to Fear?
(Minghui.org) If you've ever entered a dark, unfamiliar house in the dead of the night, you may have felt a twinge of fear.
Throughout history, many evildoers have carried out their crimes under the cover of darkness. Thus, people naturally associate the dark with “danger” or with a sense of foreboding.
Many Falun Dafa practitioners, who are deeply immersed in human society, also harbor fear. Yet, as practitioners who walk the path of divinity, we no longer belong to the Three Realms!
I recall reading an article on Minghui.org recently in which the author said, “I remember back in 2015, when practitioners first began filing complaints against Jiang Zemin (the former head of the Chinese Communist Party who initiated the persecution of Falun Gong). The police often talked among themselves, saying: 'It's useless to arrest these people because they absolutely won't give up their faith.'
“These police officers' initial impression was similar to how they viewed the steadfast practitioners they encountered when the persecution first began on July 20, 1999.
“However, the police soon realized that the practitioners who had filed complaints against Jiang, lacked righteous thoughts when faced with the prospect of being persecuted.
“This surprised the perpetrators: 'It's so easy to get these people to renounce their belief! There's such a huge gap between them and the practitioners of the past.'”
I enlightened to the fact that some practitioners still harbor the mentality of fear because they regard the darkness or evil as a formidable force to be reckoned with.
Master taught us,
“As a matter of fact, with regard to the veteran students [that started] prior to the persecution, I raised all of you to your positions. As long as you can go about things with righteous thoughts and righteous actions you can protect yourselves perfectly well, and that applies as well for new students that joined later. It's just that some students simply don't have righteous thoughts. They have all the things in place, and yet when experiencing persecution they still look at things with a human mindset and still have a big pile of attachments.” (from Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)
As we know, it's not the police in front of us who are persecuting us, rather it's the demons behind them in other dimensions. When we have strong righteous thoughts, we don’t even need divine beings to intercede on our behalf.
With the power and wisdom that Master has given us, it's easy to sweep away those low-level evil factors in the Three Realms. Without the support of demons in other dimensions, the police can be moved by your compassion and can even be saved.
When we have insufficient righteous thoughts or fear, our thinking is the same as an ordinary person. Demons in other dimensions know that higher beings will not step in to protect an ordinary person, thus these demons persecute us with impunity. Without sufficient righteous thoughts, we'll be unable to mobilize our power in other dimensions.
“...because the part of you that has been cultivated is already separated from you. Your gong that has been elevated to your original heavenly position will function only if combined with your righteous thoughts in the Fa. If you do not study the Fa and are away from the Fa, your gong cannot be mobilized, because that is Fa’s power.” “How could those human attachments and fear mobilize gong?” (from “Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
The persecution suffered by Dafa practitioners comes in a myriad of forms–the illusion of illness being one of them–which are no different than being abducted, tortured, or imprisoned for our beliefs. As long as we truly understand the above principles, our righteous thoughts will be able to overcome all evil!
Master taught us,
“It wouldn’t matter what kind of mighty force they assembled, the instant you started sending righteous thoughts they would all be turned to ashes, completely destroyed and unable to amount to anything.” (from “20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” in Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XI)
Master also taught us,
“I have removed the names of Dafa disciples from Hell's registry. I had their names removed from Hell. So your names are not there. In other words, you are not in any way beings of the Three Realms, and you are no longer ordinary persons. That is why when your righteous thoughts are strong you can resolve any problem.” (from Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
Master has taught us Dafa and has elevated our gong to our original, heavenly positions. So, with ample righteous thoughts, what is there to fear?