Some Thoughts Regarding Rampant Persecution and Continuing Presence of Evil Dens in Prisons
(Clearwisdom.net) Master stated in “Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil”:
“As a result of the righteous thoughts that Dafa disciples have put into validating the Fa and saving the world's people, the complete dissolution of the evil beings and elements that play a negative role and persecute Dafa disciples is taking place. Right now, there are only a small number of evil, rotten demons, and they are being concentrated by the old forces in labor camps, jails, and other dark dens that are taking part in persecuting Dafa disciples. This has caused the evil's persecution to remain severe in certain, limited areas. In order to completely eliminate the persecution of Dafa disciples by the dark minions, rotten demons, and old forces, all Dafa disciples around the world--particularly the Dafa disciples in each region of mainland China--are to concertedly send righteous thoughts toward those evil places, thoroughly dissolving all evil beings and elements that persecute Dafa disciples, clearing away the evil circumstances under which Dafa disciples are persecuted in mainland China, and saving the world's people, [thereby] fulfilling the duties of a Dafa disciple and advancing toward godhood.”
I felt very ashamed after reading this teaching again. Over the past year, I have been the coordinator in a city where many practitioners were detained at prisons. Thus, I have been working with the families of practitioners to help them in their rescue efforts. During the process, I often felt that I didn't do it right in some areas. I felt that I was not completely acting in accordance with the Fa. One day I realized that it was not enough to just rescue fellow practitioners. We must recognize the importance of disintegrating prisons and labor camps in which Dafa practitioners are being detained and abused. We must eliminate all evil factors and stop the persecution. Then we are acting within the Fa, and only in this way will we have no omissions. My heart was shocked tremendously when I realized this.
I realized that this understanding was a hint from Master. Later, when expanding upon this thought, I gained a more clear understanding of the goal and meaning of disintegrating the evil's den in which Dafa practitioners are being mistreated:
1. Disintegrating these detention centers and labor camps means to completely eliminate the persecution of practitioners by the dark minions, rotten demons and old forces. In addition, it means to remove this terrible situation that practitioners in China are being subjected to, and to save sentient beings. This is actually helping to put an end to the persecution, which has lasted nearly 13 years, thus creating a better environment for saving more sentient beings.
2. By disintegrating these places, it means that practitioners are opposing this persecution as a whole. Therefore, we need to form a whole body, because Master has taught the Fa broadly. We know that every practitioner is responsible for every person in this world. Only when we practitioners have done our jobs will sentient beings do theirs.
3. When we understand the main goal, we will have an entirely new basis when we rescue fellow practitioners. In other words, rescuing fellow practitioners is not the only goal. Our goal is to disintegrate the evil and better accomplish our mission of saving sentient beings. When fellow practitioners walk out of these places, this is part of the process of disintegrating these evil dens, and also a state that we must reach. Our fundamental goal is to disintegrate all evil and stop the persecution.
4. Then where exactly is the root of this evil? I think it remains in the mind of every Dafa practitioner.
Master has said:
“In fact, let me tell everyone that matter and mind are one thing.” (Zhuan Falun)
In other words, the root of the evil is in fact in the dimensional field of every practitioner. Therefore, we must recognize that evil should not exist and these evil places should not exist. We should completely remove its shadow and eliminate the corresponding evil factors from our minds. Whether it exists or not, it is something that needs to be eliminated. Dafa practitioners should no longer need to go through tests. When we clearly realize this point, our righteous thoughts will be powerful enough to split a mountain. When every practitioner realizes this, evil beings will be completely eliminated.
The above understanding is intended for initiating a discussion on this topic. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.