(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started its so-called “Zero Out” campaign in our county in mid-March of this year, and harassed our local Dafa practitioners on a large scale. The CCP personnel in our county tried to pressure the practitioners to go to “brainwashing centers” and sign guarantee statements. They threatened the practitioners, and pressured their family members and friends. They were trying to force practitioners to give up their belief.

CCP personnel did not directly harass me in prior years, although they harassed and persecuted other practitioners. It was probably because they did not know that I cultivated in Dafa. This time, however, they did harass me, while they did not bother other nearby practitioners.

I wasn’t home when CCP personnel from the county and the township government came to my home the first time, but they returned four or five days later. They took my wife, who is not a practitioner, and me to to the village committee. They separated us, and then talked to us individually. While meeting with them, I refused to cooperate, refused to go to the brainwashing session, and explained the truth to them about Falun Dafa and the persecution.

The son of a relative got engaged that day. The CCP personnel’s coming that day disturbed many of my relatives who came for the engagement. They started having a different a opinion of me, thinking that I did not want to work with the government.

Because I refused to corporate with them, these CCP personnel came every day to pressure me to go to the brainwashing session. Their frequent harassment bothered my family badly. Although my family members had supported my cultivating in Falun Dafa, they now started pressuring me to go to the brainwashing session.

One of my family members asked me, “The CCP personnel will take you there by force if they can’t pressure you to go. If they take you away, what should our family do?”

Some family members also complained that I was being selfish and did not care about the family. I tried to explain, but they didn’t want to listen. I was stressed, and wondered, “How could this happen? Did I do something wrong?”

I knew that as a Dafa practitioner I should look inside for the reason. I reflected on my recent thoughts and recalled how the 2020 U.S. presidential election disturbed me. The election results made me feel helpless. I was depressed for a long time, and negative thoughts kept popping up in my mind. I was less diligent in my cultivation and had a hard time focusing on doing the three things well. Although I noticed my problem, I did not look within for the attachments that caused these negative thoughts.

Facing the constant harassment, I realized that my attachment to the election results had affected my belief in Master and Dafa. My lack of firm belief, my attachment to time, and other ordinary mentalities were most likely the reasons for the harassment. My lack of firm belief in Master and the Fa would certainly be a reason for the evil to persecute me.

After I found these attachments, I hurriedly corrected my thoughts, discarded those attachments, and rejected those mentalities that did not conform with the Fa. I came to understand that as a Dafa practitioner, I should truly and firmly believe in Master and Dafa under all circumstances.

After I discarded the attachments and corrected my thoughts, those CCP personnel didn’t come the next day, and stopped coming. My family situation calmed down, and it was as if nothing had happened.

Master taught us:

“...Cultivate until not one attachment is left,Bitterness gone, sweetness come, is true happiness.”(“Cultivating in a Maze,” Hong Yin)

From this experience I came to understand that a Dafa practitioner must cultivate his character based on the Fa at all times. Any insufficiency in cultivation, if not corrected in time, could give the evil excuses to persecute, and the opportunity to interfere with our efforts to save sentient beings. If a Dafa practitioner relaxes himself in cultivation, his character could fall behind, and he may not be able to catch up with the process of Fa-rectification.

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