Enlightening to the Importance of Every Single Thought
(Clearwisdom.net) Ever since the Sound of Hope Radio Station started broadcasting the Falun Dafa exercise music, I get up on time almost every day to practice the exercises. But for the past few days I just couldn't get up. The time for morning exercises had already passed when I woke up. This happened for several consecutive days. I was surprised, and wondered why.
I understood that whatever a practitioner encounters is not accidental, but I just couldn't figure out what the reason was behind it. Finally, I realized that my state of mind was not correct, and remembered an article that I read on the Clearwisdom website several days earlier. The article mentioned that a fellow practitioner performed the exercises after sending forth righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m. At that moment the thought came to my mind, "I could also do the same and practice the exercises after sending forth righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m.." But then another thought came to mind, "Why do I have to get up so early?" The next morning when I tried to get up for morning exercises, I was interfered with and could not get up in time. Then I enlightened to one point. Just this one unrighteous thought allowed the interference to prevent me from getting up to do the morning exercises. Realizing this, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate this unrighteous thought immediately. The next morning I could get up for morning exercises.
This event made a deep impact on me, as it often happened that my unrighteous thoughts made matters worse. Sometimes I would be aware of it, while other times I would not. Actually, the point was that I failed to look within at all times. When unrighteous thoughts surfaced, I didn't measure it against Dafa, and, as a result, it caused interference in my cultivation. Even though I have now come to this understanding through cultivation, I still must not be relaxed with my thoughts, because bad thoughts may easily slip into my mind. Any single unrighteous thought will bring interference to our cultivation, so it is very important for us to measure all our thoughts with Dafa when we cultivate.