A Brand-New Perception
(Clearwisdom.net) I had always been worried about my inability to reach tranquility when sending forth righteous thoughts. I had never been able to experience the feeling of dignity and tranquility. Although I sent forth righteous thoughts every day, I was often interfered with by miscellaneous thoughts in the first 15 minutes and was unable to stay on task, especially at the four times daily when practitioners around the world send righteous thoughts in unison. I had to extend my time of sending forth righteous thoughts. After studying the Fa for so long and finishing so many truth-clarification projects, why was I still not able to reach tranquility? Any why were all of the thoughts interfering with me related to my truth clarification efforts?
Two days ago my mind wandered away again while sending forth righteous thoughts. Suddenly I realized, "What are the old forces? Why are they constantly interfering with me? Am I inferior to them? No! I am definitely higher than them because I am with Dafa. They cannot interfere with me. Everything is up to me." I instantly reached a tranquil state after this righteous thought came out. I had a brand-new perception and immediately experienced the mighty power of righteous thoughts. I looked down at the old forces from an extremely high position in the universe. They were well below me and were all very tiny. I suddenly realized the reason for not being able to reach a tranquil state. It was because I had considered the old forces as being higher than myself. This notion, which was formed when I was at low levels, kept me feeling defeated. My righteous thoughts had been hindered because they were not strong enough, therefore, I could not feel their immense power.
Through the course of my cultivation, I realized that instant sublimation is really powerfully breaking through the old forces. When our consciousness is able to go beyond the boundaries of the old forces, then the old forces will disintegrate in our bodies and in corresponding dimensions. When we send forth righteous thoughts at very high levels, aren't we transcending all time-spaces? I feel that this is why I felt like I was standing at an extremely high position in the universe. In order for us to break through the arrangement of the old forces, to eliminate the evil and cleanse the entire universe, the first and the most important thing is that we should follow what Master said,
"I absolutely will not acknowledge any of those things you arranged in the past, old forces. I don't even acknowledge you."
("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")
Only in this way can we achieve the effects of fundamentally denying the old forces' arrangements.
December 24, 2002