(Minghui.org) I thought about my own responsibility when I was reading reports on the Minghui.org website about the persecution of Dafa disciples, even though I wasn’t the victim. I felt that some of the evil beings involved in the persecution could have come from my own dimensions, and I should have eliminated them but failed to do so.

Master said,

“Let me tell you, all those who remain and that can persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are due to our students themselves. Students who haven't taken sending forth righteous thoughts seriously: the evil in the dimensions that you are supposed to shoulder and be responsible for has not been eliminated. That's the cause. So you must take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously. No matter whether you think you have the ability or not, you should do it. What you eliminate from your own mind are ones which have an effect within the expanse of your own body; at the same time, you need to eliminate the external ones, which are directly related to the dimensions you're in. If you don't eliminate them, then they not only persecute you and restrain you, but also persecute other students, other Dafa disciples.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume II)

A fellow practitioner whose celestial eye is open shared that once while he and a few others were sending forth righteous thoughts to help a fellow practitioner who had developed severe physical symptoms, he saw one of the old forces’ evil beings sneaking away, and for a long time afterwards, it often interfered with the practitioner they were helping.

A few years ago, I often sent righteous thoughts near detention centers and prisons where practitioners were being persecuted. Oftentimes, as soon as I started sending righteous thoughts, I felt very sleepy. Fellow practitioners who went with me had similar experiences. One reason was that those places harbored many evil beings, and they would interfere with us as much as they could.

Evil beings are evil and do evil things by nature. When they find it hard to survive in the dimensions of practitioners who send forth righteous thoughts regularly, they go to the dimensional fields of practitioners who do not send forth righteous thoughts as often. As a result, these dimensional fields have become hiding places for evil beings, and when there are many of them, the practitioner in question most likely experiences trouble and problems.

There are fewer evil beings now than in the early days when the persecution first started, and they are no longer able to persecute Dafa disciples on a large scale. So whenever they want to persecute a practitioner, they try to gather evil forces from elsewhere. They act together, and even have leaders and are often manipulated by the dark minions and rotten ghosts.

We should therefore take the responsibility to clean out the evil beings in our own dimensions, not only to prevent interference for ourselves, but also to eliminate the possibility of them persecuting other fellow practitioners. In situations where Dafa disciples in a particular area or a small community are being persecuted or having tribulations, other Dafa disciples should also look within instead of thinking that it has nothing to do with them.

Some practitioners believe in the power of righteous thoughts, but they do not pay enough attention to sending forth righteous thoughts regularly and only do so when they don’t feel well or when they run into trouble or danger.

That is selfish behavior—it is as if we are sending righteous thoughts only to solve our own problems instead of treating it as a responsibility that Fa-rectification Dafa disciples should shoulder. If all Dafa disciples took sending forth righteous thoughts seriously, many more evil beings could have been eliminated. The overall progress of the Fa-rectification and the elimination of the evil is closely connected to each one of us.

Some Dafa practitioners are not on the communist regime’s blacklist, and they have never been harassed or arrested. Most of them don’t participate in truth-clarification projects either.

They believe they are safe and ignore sending forth righteous thoughts. But the fact that they have not been bothered does not mean they won’t be forever. In fact, their sluggish cultivation shows that the evil is already interfering with them. The reason they are not aware of it is because they have failed to set a high standard for their cultivation.

Let us all take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously, whether we think our cultivation state is good or not, and whether or not we are in tribulations.

The above is only my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything improper.

Editor’s note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare in studying, compare in cultivating.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)