(Minghui.org) I have been bothered by a negative mentality for the longest time. Whenever I ran into a problem, this mentality would surface. The more I thought about it, the more anxious and worried I became. I knew it was not right and tried to push the negative thoughts away, but I was not able to get rid of them from the root and they popped up whenever issues arose again. 

Tormented by Negative Mentality

I made several mistakes in a row at work the other day. It stirred up my negative mentality big time. I was loaded with anxiety and doomsday scenarios ran through my mind. I almost wanted to quit my job and go home! 

This kind of negative thinking made me feel like I couldn't do anything right. It even affected my confidence in cultivation. I realized that it had seriously interfered with my righteous faith in Master and Dafa. 

I knew I needed to cultivate more solidly and improve my character. I knew this kind of mentality was not right, as it was not the righteous thoughts a Dafa practitioner should have. It was not from me and I didn't want it!

I asked Master to enlighten me. I began to search for the source of this mentality. I suddenly realized that it was a form of persecution arranged by the old forces, who exploited one's notion, thought karma, and sentimentality and infinitely magnified those things. The purpose was to make one doubt Dafa and Master, in order to destroy one’s righteous faith. 

It's the Old Forces' Trick to Persecute Practitioners

I realized that the negative mentality was direct interference and persecution of a Dafa disciple's mind by the old forces. It is very subtle and very evil. If we fail to recognize the interference and continue to think in a negative way, we would have the situation that I mentioned above, where our mind becomes unstable and fearful, unable to see things in a positive way. Then we lose our confidence in cultivation and Master, and eventually become ruined.

I realized that the old forces used this negative mentality to directly interfere with the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples, and that this invisible persecution aimed to destroy cultivators' righteous faith in Master and Dafa. I enlightened to the fact that what the old forces wanted to hit and destroy with the negative mentality was Dafa disciples' righteous belief, righteous thoughts, and righteous enlightenment towards Master and Dafa. In other words, the old forces intended to completely destroy Dafa disciples – what a sinister motive and a crime!

And the reason I fell into the old forces' trap was that I was obstructed by my acquired notions, thought karma, and blind faith in empirical science. When I encountered problems, I did not evaluate them on the basis of the Fa, but was inclined to assess and treat them with human reasoning, notions, and experiences – which were the things that prevented me from having righteous belief and righteous thoughts about Dafa.

Master taught us:

“If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation.” 

“If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary—the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!” (“Cautionary Advice,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

It Is Essential to Have Righteous Faith and Righteous Thoughts

Having righteous faith and righteous thoughts is essential throughout our cultivation. It is the fundamental guarantee of whether we can achieve consummation. In the face of trials and tribulations, if we can use the righteous thoughts cultivated from Dafa to evaluate problems and act righteously, then we meet the standards of Fa-rectification, and the Fa can reveal mighty power. Conversely, there will be no way out if we follow the mindset arranged by the old forces. The old forces have limited wisdom and power. They are the ones that will be eliminated during Fa-rectification.

When I enlightened to the above, I began to send forth righteous thoughts to completely eliminate the old forces’ interference and persecution. My righteous faith towards Master and Dafa filled my heart and I felt full of joy and hope, and became upbeat. 

Some Thoughts about the U.S. Election

Regarding the recent U.S. election, I read many sharing articles on the Minghui website. They helped me to have a clear understanding of this election. Fellow practitioners and I feel that no matter how chaotic things might seem, we will not be fooled and affected by the false impressions. We will view things on the basis of the Fa. Master is in charge. We know what the outcome will be!

No matter how fierce the battle between righteousness and evil in the world, it is just a surface manifestation. The truth is that Master may be using these remaining evil factors to make deep-seated evil beings fully manifest and reveal themselves, and let the world see clearly what they are and choose to eliminate the evil and embrace a bright future. In this process, the divine is choosing and providing salvation to kind people.

These evil factors and communist evil specters are nothing at all before Master and Fa-rectification. After the people of the world position themselves well in the process, evil will be eliminated.

The general election in the United States also provides the world’s people with a choice between good and evil, and an opportunity to position themselves. For us, it is to assist Master in rectifying the Fa and eliminating evil. In other dimensions, it is to wipe out the remaining communist evil factors in the universe and all the evil beings and factors that stand in the way of the Fa-rectification. This is a process of purifying the universe by removing the last of the dust and rubbish.

I would like to remind fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts and eliminate any interference and disturbance brought out by the old forces. Let us keep up our righteous thoughts and righteous faith!