My Recent Experience in Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
I would like to talk about my experience of sending forth righteous thoughts towards the dark den of evil, after the publication of Master's article "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil".
After I read Master's latest article "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil", I began sending forth righteous thoughts towards the dark den of evil. As I thought the pressure had eased off, I took the evil factors lightly and slacked off for a period of time. During that stretch, I could not stay focused when sending forth righteous thoughts. Sometimes I even slept through it. I also fumbled through group Fa study, which had never happened before.
Afterwards, I decided to go near the dark den of evil that persecuted Dafa disciples and send forth righteous thoughts. When I first made this decision to go there, the evil factors used subtle ways to manifest themselves into my thoughts, such as laziness, apathy, and complacency. It almost made me give up my plan to send forth righteous thoughts in close proximity of the evil. In my mind, it made me feel that I had no need to go at all. After we left for the site, the evil exposed its most wicked, evil nature. Vicious things manifested in our physical bodies. We kept sending righteous thoughts and knew that the battle had begun. When we broke through the evil interference and got close, the evil there was already very weak. Perhaps it was because many Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts were focused on that area.
Through sending righteous thoughts in close proximity, I was jolted awake. I remember what Master said in "Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles":
"I hope everyone will do better and better at the end. Be sure not to become lax. You must not slack off, and you must not become apathetic."
As I thought that I had been diligent all along, I never realized that slowly and unconsciously, I had slacked off. Moreover, the evil took advantage of loopholes in my thoughts. I have come to realize that cultivation is extremely serious, and we must always hold ourselves to strict requirements.
I remember that there was a practitioner who wrote about how she recited Master's new article "Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil". Each time, she would accidentally leave out "Thoroughly". I have thought about this frequently. It gave me a different understanding of the reason why I had slacked off. Before, I could be diligent under pressure. Now I feel that the pressure has gone down, so I have slacked off. Is this my own problem or a form of interference from the old forces? We must remain vigilant. No matter what, as a Dafa disciple, studying the Fa more and better is the basis of our progress in cultivation.
Also I want to share with practitioners that when we send forth righteous thoughts, our purpose is to save sentient beings and eliminate the old forces' interference. We do not want to fight with anybody, and we also don't have evil thoughts. We walk a righteous path based on the Fa, doing what we are supposed to do. When there is interference, we eliminate it using righteous thoughts and we must still do it from a compassionate standpoint. If we have the mentality of competitiveness, the old forces will create interference according to the old principles of mutual generation and mutual inhibition.