Paying Attention to Sending forth Righteous Thoughts While Clarifying the Facts
(Clearwisdom.net) While reading the article, "Who are You Clarifying the Truth To?" (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/4/19/21150.html) on Clearwisdom.net, I did not pay much attention to it. Recently, I gained a deeper understanding of the article after experiencing several incidents. I would like to raise this issue here again to share with other practitioners.
Master has repeatedly talked about formations of the human body, main spirit, assistant spirit, notions, thought karma, clear side and unclear side, etc. He also said, "...all the bad things in the cosmos, or in the Three Realms, will flow around continually in the human body, and even when they stay there the person doesn't realize it." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.") The old forces made a lot of arrangements in order to create this evil environment that we see before our eyes today. Under these arrangements, people unknowingly formed many degenerated notions. We can think of these notions as those that the old forces intentionally embedded into our bodies to be able to control us. They are similar to the evil beings themselves. We typically ignored this issue before. We often think that the other person is unclear. We think that he does not have any problems other than not knowing the truth about Dafa. We even hope to get immediate results when we clarify the facts to him. However, in reality the situation is much more complicated. Sometimes, the being that you clarified the facts to may not be the being you actually wish to save, although they all are within the same person's body.
A colleague of mine used to have a positive view of Falun Dafa. She used to praise Dafa and could accept the facts and agree with me when I promoted the practice to her. However, one day she suddenly uttered, "I believe evil will overcome righteousness," and also raised some very bad and hostile questions. I was shocked and felt deeply saddened, and questioned myself, "How is it that she has run to the opposite side and turned against Falun Dafa in such a short period of time?" With the help of a hint from Master, I believe I found the answer. Did those words come from her main spirit or from the struggling evils inside her body? Dafa saves people's main spirits. But beings from other dimensions who are residing inside the human body cannot be saved and are not even worthy of hearing the facts. Our goal is to eliminate them with our righteous thoughts, and their complete elimination is the right thing to do.
Today's Chinese people have been deeply affected by the Jiang regime's lies. When we clarify the facts, we must pay close attention to sending forth righteous thoughts at the same time. This way, the result we achieve is bound to be good. One day, I was on my way home from work. On the bus, there was a person who was my colleague's friend. He came from northeastern China. During a conversation, the topic suddenly switched to Falun Gong. This person started to aggressively slander Falun Gong. When I just started to clarify the facts by saying, "Please do not do this, what the government says are all lies, you do not know anything about Falun Gong." To my surprise, he suddenly raised his voice saying, "Do not say that I do not know Falun Gong! In the early years, I was in the same work unit as the Master of Falun Gong." Immediately, the atmosphere of the bus became evil. Some people laughed loudly, some even mentioned some cult in Japan. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts. In my mind, I wanted to use all my power to eliminate the evil factors behind all those people. I felt my whole body become very warm. A few minutes later, people calmed down and nobody talked about Falun Gong again.
I had another encounter recently. When I was clarifying the facts to my colleagues, it was alright to talk about certain things; they knew, for example, that the "self-immolation incident" was false and was staged. However, when I spoke of the head of the evil Jiang Zemin, they started to talk back, and even defended him. It was like whatever the evil head did was understandable to them. Some people even said, "If I were Jiang, I would do the same as well." Their words gave me an impression that I was talking directly with the evil head, and not with my colleagues. Now I understand the reason this situation occurred, it was because I did not study the Fa well. Since I did not study the Fa well, I was not effective in clarifying the facts. When we look at a person, we cannot just look at the person's appearance, but we should look at the spirit or soul that is controlling that person at that moment. If at that moment an evil thing is controlling him, then we must send forth righteous thoughts toward that person. My sending forth righteous thoughts was effective; many of my colleagues changed their attitudes after that. They started saying things like "I actually think Dafa is good," "I believe that your Master is a very high level being," etc. Of course, this kind of situation could reverse again. However, no matter what happens, I shall clarify the facts when they are clear and send forth righteous thoughts if they show any evilness. Either way, I won't be angry or impatient, and I will just do what I'm supposed to do.
Through this series of incidents, I further realized that everything that Master says has its own message and purpose, and they are not to increase our human knowledge. They are to guide us in our cultivation practice. If we study the Fa well, we not only can do well in clarifying the truth, but we can also reduce or avoid losses. Moreover, I further understood what Master said about the three things -- that studying the Fa, clarifying the truth, and sending forth righteous thoughts are sometimes related and are carried out simultaneously. Studying the Fa well is the foundation and pre-requisite for doing other things well.
The above were my personal understandings. Please kindly correct me if you see anything inappropriate.
August 6, 2003