What Are "Strong Enough" Righteous Thoughts?
(Clearwisdom.net) Master said, "So when it comes to those evil beings and their arrangements, as long as your righteous thoughts are strong enough you can reject them, repel them, and make them helpless." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, USA")
While validating Dafa and clarifying the truth, many of our Dafa disciples have experiences of escaping danger with righteous thoughts. Fa-rectification has proved that as long as our righteous thoughts are strong enough, Master can do anything for us, and righteous gods in the universe will also help us. No matter what tribulations we meet, we can turn bad fortune into good, danger into safety, and fundamentally and completely reject all arrangements of the old forces. Here a question is raised: "What are 'strong enough' righteous thoughts?" My personal, shallow understanding is as follows:
- Have rock-solid righteous belief in Master and Dafa. No matter what situation we encounter, we must firmly believe in Master and Dafa, regardless of whether the evil runs rampant or desperately struggles.
- Every single thought should be from the Fa, and we should measure everything we meet at every moment on the path of Fa-rectification from the perspective of the Fa.
- Remain righteous and have a stable state of mind. While doing Fa-rectification, our state of mind must be firm and constant. No matter what urgent situations we encounter, we should remain as indestructible and solid as a diamond, and use righteous thoughts to figure out a solution.
- Keep righteous actions. Do everything by following the requirements of Dafa and the Fa-rectification. Do as Master tells us, wholeheartedly, and without condition or a cover-up.
At present, we must do well the three things Master requires us to do [study the Fa, clarify the facts and send forth righteous thoughts]. It's not acceptable to overlook any of them. If we do, we will not be conforming to the requirements of Dafa and the Fa-rectification; thus, we cannot be counted as having strong enough righteous thoughts. However, some practitioners mistakenly thought that having strong enough righteous thoughts meant to send forth more righteous thoughts, and therefore, they spent the whole day at home studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts, and would never step forward to do truth-clarification work. This actually is not meeting the requirement of Fa-rectification and is covering up one's attachment to fear. Sending more righteous thoughts does not necessarily mean one is sending "strong enough" righteous thoughts. Please think: if one is sending forth righteous thoughts with an attachment of fear or is trying to cover up one's attachments, how powerful would one's righteous thoughts be? The requirement of sending righteous thoughts is "sending forth purist and most steadfast righteous thoughts." If one sends more righteous thoughts so as to make up for one's not doing truth-clarification, one of the three things Dafa disciples currently must do well, one absolutely will not be able to meet the standard of "being pure."
Master said, "Your righteous thoughts and everything you accomplish come from the Fa, so no matter how busy you are, don't neglect Fa-study." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, USA")
Master also said, "...the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." ("Drive out Interference, " Essential for Further Advancement II)
Therefore, if we want to have "strong enough" righteous thoughts, we must first study the Fa well. That in itself will fundamentally guarantee the success of our righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Only by constantly eliminating various bad things on our surface-level bodies, strengthening our righteous thoughts and having righteous actions in the process of Fa-rectification can we fundamentally and completely negate all arrangements of the old forces, walk the path of cultivation that has been re-arranged by Master, and ultimately cultivate ourselves to become great enlightened beings who are selfless and altruistic.
Due to the limitation of my level, please kindly correct any inappropriate things.