Strengthen Our Compassionate and Righteous Minds
June 21, 2002
Teacher said in Touring North America to Teach the Fa,
"The third thing is your sending forth righteous thoughts. These are the three things that Dafa disciples need to do at present. Sending forth righteous thoughts is another really magnificent thing for our Dafa disciples. This overwhelming persecution of Dafa, of Dafa students, and of the world's people that has happened since July 20th of 1999 is unprecedented. In history, the persecutions of Christianity, Buddhism, and other religions were never this evil. Back then there weren't massive media apparatuses like these, transportation means weren't advanced, either, and persecutions were limited to small regions. Today, China's area is vast, and the number of sentient beings who've been victimized is very large--in China alone more than a billion people have been directly victimized. But this persecution isn't limited to just China. This persecution is actually worldwide--the slander has poisoned people's minds the world over. Meanwhile, the lies and propaganda that have blanketed the earth have put enormous pressure on Dafa disciples.
"When Dafa disciples send forth righteous thoughts, pure and righteous thoughts, to clean out the evil's persecution of them, that's allowed--the old Fa-principles include principles like that as well. This is the same idea as approaching cultivation with righteous thoughts, or as saving sentient beings with righteous thoughts."
During the Fa rectification, I recently came to realize that Dafa has once again mercifully given practitioners another precious opportunity to eliminate evil in other dimensions. In Iceland, I found that the foundation of sending forth righteous thought is the most important. Whether or not we can keep a pure, compassionate heart to save sentient beings determines the effect of our sending forth righteous thoughts. If we have an attachment of pursuit (it is indeed a heart of selfishness), then we cannot focus our minds on sending forth righteous thoughts. Instead, we would appear to be agitated and anxious. As a result, we might become depressed or disappointed if our expectation is not met. Or we might slack off as soon as we got back from Iceland, thinking that we already did our best.
Recently, the clearwisdom website published an article entitled "Humbly Requesting Dafa Disciples Around the World To Send Forth Righteous Thoughts Together with a State of Mind of Divine Beings," (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/6/18/23260.html) and other experience sharing articles written by practitioners who have participated in sending forth righteous thoughts in close proximity to where the evil gathers. All these articles helped to deepen my understanding of sending forth righteous thoughts. I came to enlighten to the following: We need to remove every human notion and use a pure heart to send forth righteous thoughts. No matter where we are, whether or not we have interference, we do not need to think or get attached to anything other than one pure thought, namely, eliminate all evil that damages Dafa, encompassing everything and leaving out nothing.
After I got back from Iceland, I realized that I needed to keep sending forth righteous thoughts. After finishing my work yesterday, my boss was satisfied and gave me another half-day off. I then continuously sent forth righteous thoughts for twelve hours in front of the Chinese consulate until 3:00 am (Beijing time 6:00 pm). However, once I got back, I slacked off without realizing it and developed the attachment of complacency. I thought to myself that I had accomplished a big task at this crucial moment. Most evil factors may have probably been eliminated. Meanwhile, I questioned the effectiveness of this several weeks' intensive sending forth righteous thoughts.
Upon reading articles on the Zhengjian website (Chinese version of Pureinsight.org) about the effect of kind thoughts on water, I suddenly realized that the real meaning of our sending forth righteous thoughts is far more profound than to simply eliminate the evil factor behind a certain individual. It is indeed to let every reachable dimension of every practitioner fill with the righteous thoughts of "eliminate evils that damage Dafa." If each practitioner's dimension is filled with the righteous thoughts of saving sentient beings and leaves no space for any evils, the righteous thoughts will be very powerful; and any evil will be eliminated. There is no reason for evil's existence in that dimension.
After I realized this, I found myself having no doubt about the effectiveness of my righteous thoughts. No matter whether I can see the direct results or not, I can send forth righteous thoughts firmly. We are eliminating evil and intensifying the righteous thoughts in our dimension until the force of Fa-rectification comes to the human world.
I had a grand new realization when I once again read teacher's article "The Effect of Righteous Thoughts." I hope our practitioners are not disturbed by interference, and will send forth righteous thoughts with a steady and pure mind. Our dimensions will be filled with the righteous minds of saving sentient beings. Meanwhile we need to study the Fa well and clarify the truth. Only by doing this will we not disappoint the many lives that have a high expectation of us.