Our Thinking Must Reach the Level of a God
(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher said in Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,
"...what's been bestowed upon Dafa disciples today is the state of Gods, and you should progress toward the state of a God. You can do a lot of things well if you approach them with righteous thoughts."
Teacher also said in, In Fa Rectification Your Thoughts Have to be Righteous, Not Human,
"What I am doing is leading you toward godhood in cultivation, leading your understanding, little by little, out of humanness and beyond that of man, and the goal is to lead you to Consummation and the ascension of your being."
Teacher also advised us many times to use our rationality, stay clear and calm and use righteous thoughts and actions. I enlightened to the fact that Falun Dafa practitioners' godlike state should be reflected in this dimension. In order to do this, we must maintain unyielding belief in our Teacher and the Fa and use the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" to measure ourselves; we must use rationality, clearheadedness and calmness to do what practitioners should do.
Due to my involvement in a number of political movements in the past, I was always afraid. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, even if I steadfastly believed in the Fa and Teacher, I was terrified of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
For a long time, whenever I did any Dafa related work, I worried and would only do it if it were absolutely safe. I often would take extreme measures to protect myself from the authorities. Due to not having strong righteous thoughts, I often took unnecessary precautions and as a result suffered quite a lot. Actually, I had accepted the old force arrangements.
Teacher often teaches us to have righteous thoughts and rid ourselves of fear. Teacher said at the Fa Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the US West Fa Conference,
"Nobody can manipulate Dafa disciples who have righteous thoughts and righteous actions."
Therefore, I tried very hard to cultivate myself and use righteous thoughts to do all Dafa things.
Once, when I was doing the sitting meditation, I felt a glow emanating from my whole body and I had the thought that I must fall into the state of a god. It was as if Teacher were hinting to me. From then on I experienced how to go into and keep the state of a god. Then my righteous thoughts became stronger and stronger and my attachment to fear decreased. I no longer kept on thinking about how the evil will persecute and harass me. I concentrated on sending forth righteous thoughts and totally denying the arrangement of the evil forces. Whenever I met evil, I was no longer fearful; I sent forth righteous thoughts and used wisdom to clarify the truth.
When I am sending forth righteous thoughts, as long as my primordial state sends forth a very strong thought to go into a gods' state, I feel that I suddenly jump from the ordinary human state and become separated from the human world. At the time that this happens, my thoughts are most rational, clearheaded and pure. When I gather all my thoughts and concentrate on the word "eliminate" (Mie) I can feel my body enlarging. It is very much like what Teacher said: my whole body is wrapped in energy while the gong I send forth is very strong and can suppress everything within my reach. However, at first, I felt I needed to bring my true self to the surface to maintain this state.
During Fa study and exercise practice, if we use very strong righteous thoughts and reach the state of a god studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, we can also separate ourselves from the human level and change our minds to become rational and clearheaded so that we are not affected by any kind of ordinary people's notions. Only in this way can we truly enlighten to the Fa on our level. I feel this state is very closely connected to the uplifting of our Xinxing and the letting go of our attachments and strengthening the primordial state.
Teacher said in Teaching the Fa at the 2004 International Fa Conference in New York,
"As a matter of fact, if your thoughts are very righteous, when you walk down the street and go about your life in the city where you live, all of your surroundings will be cleansed. Your mere existence has the effect of saving sentient beings."
If each practitioner is in a god's state and behaves like a cultivator wherever he goes, then he will feel that as soon as he encounters people, regardless of whether he knows them or not. After saying a few words, they will be able to see that he is not just an ordinary, good person. Other people will be able to see that he brings them compassion and a wonderful future.
People who don't know me will ask me, "Why are you so kind?" I answer, "Because I practice Falun Gong." In this way, we can bring up the really important topic of the conversation. Often people I know will ask, "How come your health is so good now? Your white hair has turned black." This will naturally bring truth clarification into the conversation. I have clarified the truth many times in this situation. If I do not have an opportunity to do so, at least, I can leave my compassion for the human beings.
Not long ago, I went with my younger brother (a non-practitioner) to a hospital for his treatment. At the hospital, almost all patients, nurses and other medical staff could tell that I was not an ordinary, kind person. Everyone was happy to come to our hospital room to talk. Even the cleaning people would come to our room to talk after work. This has brought many opportunities to clarify the truth. Some people with great pre-destined relationships asked me to teach them the exercises straightaway. Many patients also started reciting, "Falun Dafa is good," which immediately brought them good luck.