The Relationship Between Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts and the Process of Fa-rectification
(Clearwisdom.net) Sending forth righteous thoughts started a long time ago. When I just started to send forth righteous thoughts, after I recited the formula, I could feel that my body was getting hot. As I could not see other dimensions, I thought that state meant that my energy had been sent out and righteous thoughts had played their role. However, such a feeling became weaker and weaker and in the end disappeared. I tried to look for my own reasons and found that I was too attached to that feeling and it had become an attachment. After I realized this, I stopped being attached to it and only asked myself to concentrate on sending forth righteous thoughts. As a result, I found that when I sent forth righteous thoughts, I could feel that my energy rushed out from my palms and head, as well as other parts of my body. However, such feelings became not so obvious a short while ago. This time, I didn't doubt if my righteous thoughts had played a role or not. But I knew such a state was not right. When I looked for a reason, I could not find it. This state didn't change either.
At this time, Master Li published his new article "Righteous Thoughts." Checking myself with the situation that Master Li mentioned, I found that when I send forth righteous thoughts, I focused too much on eliminating one or a few evil elements. Moreover, when I sent forth righteous thoughts, I tried to find the state of doing sitting meditation and my main consciousness was not clear enough. When I corrected this mistake, I started to have the feeling that my energy rushed out again. However, a few days later, this sensation disappeared. When I checked myself, I found that when sending forth righteous thoughts, I didn't have a clear understanding about the evil elements that I need to eliminate because I could not see them. Thus only if I have a clear understanding from the Fa principles, can I genuinely eradicate those evils.
Through Fa-study and looking inside, I found the following problems.
When I sent forth righteous thoughts before, I only eliminated those evil old forces that were arranged to damage Dafa. I didn't realize that all the arrangements of the old forces are also the evil elements that I should eliminate. In fact, Master Li has said that in the Fa-lecture,
"This created a serious problem, then: not only could all these things that they've arranged not play a positive role in the Fa-rectification, but they also became a serious impediment ..."
"As I just mentioned, I can't acknowledge any of these. So I need to eliminate them, including this evil drama."("Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America").
Sometimes when I sent forth righteous thoughts to specifically eradicate the evil factors in other dimensions that were controlling humans to do bad things, I always thought about what the results should be after the evil is eliminated. This is not right either because my thoughts regarding what the results should be after the elimination of the evil actually became a goal for me. Yet this goal is formed from human notions. From the perspective of Fa-rectification disciples, that will become an attachment. The Fa-rectification process is controlled by Master Li. After the evil is eliminated, the Fa will naturally bring everything that all sentient beings should have and Master Li will have his own arrangement. But we cannot imagine what all these will be like with human notions, nor can we understand it with human thoughts.
Our sending forth righteous thoughts is intended to assist Master Li in Fa-rectification. It is the Fa that can genuinely rectify everything and bring the most beautiful and purest things to all sentient beings. Only when we are not attached to the results and human notions, can we send forth the cleanest and purest righteous thoughts and can we fulfill our mission better.
The above is my personal understanding. Please kindly correct me if there is anything inappropriate.
Written on November 8, 2002