Not long ago, a fellow Falun Gong practitioner told me that he had been suffering from symptoms of sickness karma and had not been able to defeat the evil factors responsible for the demonic interference. Because of him, I was inspired to share a true story where the local practitioners and I, as one body, eliminated the evil elements from other dimensions that kept disturbing a fellow practitioner with symptoms of sickness karma. I hope our story will be of some help to all Falun Gong practitioners.

In the autumn of 2004, I contacted X, who had given up her Falun Gong cultivation practice, and encouraged her to resume her cultivation. With the help of Teacher's compassion, X soon started her cultivation again. However, when I went to X's home to give her a copy of Falun Gong's truth-clarification materials, she told me anxiously, "Please don't bother with helping me any more. I am hopeless in terms of cultivation practice." Next she told me she was diagnosed with an illness that required an immediate operation and that she was getting infusions. I was very calm when I heard the news. The only thing I worried about was how I would go about helping X defeat the demonic interference manifesting as the symptoms of sickness karma.

On my way home, my heart was fully laden with worries. X had overcome a lot of difficulties to return to her cultivation practice in the Fa-rectification period. Besides, Teacher expects every Falun Gong practitioner in the Fa-rectification period to help with the important truth-clarification work and to offer people his salvation. But just as soon as X returned to her cultivation practice, the evil factors from other dimensions started their attack against her in the form of sickness karma. Suddenly I detected that back at her home, I was responding to the bad news as a human being, but not a Falun Gong cultivator. Wasn't this how a typical person would respond to bad news like this? "Oh, she had gone through so much. Why did this have to happen to her?" But I am a Falun Gong cultivator in the Fa-rectification period, so I should respond to this issue from the standpoint of the Fa-rectification.

Teacher said, "Dafa disciples are one body." (From "Lecture on the Fa at the U.S. Midwest Conference")

It follows that when the dark minions and rotten demons exploit a fellow practitioner's loopholes in her cultivation practice, they are attacking all of us. Once I started to think from the standpoint of the Fa-rectification, I felt a powerful righteous thought rising within me. We must never allow the evil's persecution against X and we must completely eliminate all the evil factors creating the appearance of sickness karma. I remembered there were some similar cases published in several issues of Clearwisdom Digest, where local groups of Falun Gong practitioners together helped those fellow practitioners by sending forth righteous thoughts for them, pointing out their attachments, encouraging them to eliminate these attachments and strengthening their righteous thoughts. In several cases their collective efforts successfully eliminated the evil factors in question, but in other cases there were no noticeable results. I was not discouraged by the less successful cases, because I felt the reason might be that those practitioners were probably at a different stage of understanding on this issue. Whether X could reinforce her righteous thoughts or not, I was confident that the rest of the practitioners in our area together were fully capable of eradicating the evil factors responsible for the persecution. I felt that we must do so for X.

I approached several fellow practitioners living near X and shared my personal understanding on this issue. After everyone agreed to help eliminate the evil factors attacking X, I called on X again. First of all I asked her to reinforce her righteous thoughts. "We are Falun Gong practitioners," I said. "It is the evil factors that caused these symptoms of sickness karma. But we are not going to wait until you have reinforced your righteous thoughts. As one-body we are fully capable of completely eradicating the evil factors that are attacking your health. So five other practitioners and I are going to send forth righteous thoughts for you until we eradicate these evil factors." Thus we started to send forth righteous thoughts for X at many set hours every day. Several days later I called on X again, and found that her health had significantly improved.

She told me that she couldn't help but throw up the medicine and the fluid would not travel down the infusion tube. She has told her family, "See? I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I am different from everyday people. You don't need to worry about me." Therefore, her family stopped pushing her to get an operation. She was feeling much better, and I was very happy for her.

But several days later, things suddenly took a turn for the worse. She told me, "My family absolutely insisted that I get a physical examination, so I did. The result showed that my condition had gotten worse than the last checkup." I spent some time exchanging understandings with X. Meanwhile, I thought I finally understood a passage of the Fa in Guiding the Voyage. Teacher said,

"When any being in this cosmos has enlightened to his Fa, his Fa-principles, or his Attainment Status--no matter at what level--he has to go through a truly serious test. This determines whether what he has enlightened to can hold ground in this cosmos, and it establishes his mighty virtue."

(From "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference" in Guiding the Voyage.)

Obviously we will refuse to acknowledge the old forces' so-called "test," but perhaps they are now throwing us tests to determine whether our understanding of the trial of the sickness karma can hold ground in this cosmos. I believe we should have faith in our understanding and remove any impure thoughts in our heads. Meanwhile, I believe we should continue to completely eliminate the evil elements in this persecution. After returning from X's home, we continued to send forth righteous thoughts for her.

Several days later I made another visit to X's home, only to find that the persecution against her had ended. She told me she now felt perfectly fine. After having witnessed the miracle brought about by Falun Gong, her mother-in-law and her husband started to watch videos of Teacher's lectures. Her husband now often shares the truth about Falun Gong with the neighbors and encourages everyone to watch Falun Gong's truth-clarification VCDs.

This experience has helped us realize something: When a finger bleeds, the whole hand bleeds. When the evil factors exploit upon a fellow practitioner's loopholes by attacking her health, they are attacking the one body of Falun Gong practitioners, so we should upgrade our understanding on the issue as one body and coordinate with each other to eliminate the evil factors as soon as possible. The process will also help us, as one body, reinforce our righteous thoughts and become more mature in our cultivation. Thus a bad thing will become a good opportunity to improve as a whole. Besides, Teacher said, "Dafa disciples are one body." If we do not solemnly regard persecution against fellow practitioners as persecution against all of us, then we have failed Teacher's expectation. Teacher said,

"The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference") [Note: The Chinese word translated here as "things" is very broad, and it can also mean "issue," "business," "problem," "task," "affair," "difficulty," and so on.]

Recently the evil factors have repeatedly attack the health of several fellow practitioners in my neighborhood. I, too, was subjected to two attacks in two weeks. Although we, as one body, have helped each other eradicate the evil factors responsible for these attacks, during the periods of these attacks, our doing the three things required of us by Teacher were severely compromised. While I was reading Clearwisdom Digest the other day, I suddenly realized the possible root cause: We (practitioners in our area) have fallen behind Teacher's Fa-rectification and the evil spirits possessing the Communist Party are now exploiting our gap.

In Teacher's latest articles, Teacher repeatedly condemned the Communist Party's poisonous persecution against the world's people. Doesn't that mean Teacher's Fa-rectification is now targeting the evil spirits behind the Communist Party? Therefore, it is imperative that we actively identify and remove the evil factors within us. There can be countless Communist Party's evil factors in us that we cannot even identify. If we fail to purge these evil factors from within, the how can we do the three things well? Teacher said,

"When a practitioner does something specific, it is his or her supernormal abilities that do the work." (From "Mind-Intent" in Lecture Nine of Zhuan Falun.)

We should take a hard look at what the Chinese Communist Party is by reading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. (http://www.theepochtimes.com/jiuping.asp) After seeing the CCP for what it is ourselves, we can then more effectively help the world's people clear away the poison in their minds.