The Righteous Thoughts of Dafa Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners' righteous thoughts are based on their long-term study of the Fa. The righteous thoughts come from Dafa and from our true selves, and are a manifestation of lives that are improving themselves by letting go of selfishness and letting go of life and death. Through cultivating Dafa, a practitioner discards ordinary human thoughts, common views, and establishes godly thoughts. As human thoughts get fewer and fewer, one will become auspicious and benevolent--seeing clearly the happenings around us with a pure mind and observing the numerous and diverse worldly events in tranquility while not getting involved in them. One will have a joyful feeling of tranquility and happiness. "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful."
When sharing with fellow practitioners, I have occasionally heard such statements as, "Oh, what should I do if I have carsickness?" or "Oh, I can't eat cold food; otherwise, I will have stomach ache" and "My backache is getting worse in winter." Discarding human thoughts is extremely critical for moving towards godhood. When one's own condition "is not good," he should look inside for the reason why. He should think with a calm mind whether he has some incorrect thoughts. Each time a human thought is corrected (that is, a human thought is discarded, and godly thought is established), he is one step closer to becoming a divine being.
Practitioner A, after getting out of prison, told me about many of his experiences in that evil, brutal and dirty environment. He said, "Without righteous thoughts, one cannot walk out of there." He said, "During one period, I felt especially troubled in my mind. I thought that I couldn't go on like this; I must learn the Fa." He quietly asked Master in mind, "Master, I am your disciple and I want to learn the Fa. Please help me." Several days later, when he was on the drill ground, he by chance met a fellow practitioner who was arrested from another city. He asked the fellow practitioner from the other city, "Did you memorize the Fa?" This fellow practitioner wrote down from his memory the poems from Hong Yin and some other of Master's short teachings. Practitioner A then read and memorized one article after another one, and he felt substantially better in his mind. Sometimes, when he woke up in the morning, he naturally recited the article in his mind and felt energetic with a clear mind. He said, "At that time, I only had one thought--of wanting to learn the Fa, and Master helped me so that I could pass through that period with righteous thoughts and deeds."
Practitioner A said, "During one period, I did not feel well and had some symptoms of eliminating sickness karma. I thought that I could not continue like that and that I must do the Falun Gong exercises. Then I started looking for the environment and chances to do the exercises, and Master saw my thought. In several days, the two criminal inmates who were cooking in the cafeteria had a fight and were transferred away. Normally, working in the cafeteria is a lucrative position and inmates could not get a position there even by seeking connections and bribing with presents. However, the management wanted me to go there. I did not realize at the beginning that this was my opportunity, and I did not want to work there after I tried it for only one day. The guards insisted that I must work there. After I started working there, I found that the environment there was very suitable for me to do the exercises. I got up at four o'clock in the morning, started the cooking fire and filled the cooking pots with water. I then started doing the exercises. By about five o'clock, I had completed my exercises, and this is when everybody else woke up."
Practitioner A said with deep feeling, "What does our Master look at? He looks at the thoughts we have. Master does not want anything else from us, he only wants us to have a heart of diligence. Even under that evil and difficult environment, Master created the environment for me to do the Falun Gong exercises. One righteous thought can really bring miracles."
In the prison, the inmates were very defensive against one another; they were afraid of being reported by others. Practitioner A thought, "Are there any predestined people here whom I should help to save? If I run into them, I will explain the truth to them so that they can be saved." After he had this thought, one day two inmates nearby suddenly started arguing about Falun Gong. However, what they said was all from the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda. Practitioner A thought that the opportunity had come. The two inmates walked toward him while arguing. They said, "You practice Falun Gong. You tell me what the self-immolation, murder and participating in politics is about." The inmates came to look for the truth; they were of course the people to be saved by Master's arrangement. Then practitioner A, with a calm mind, explained to them with reasoning and facts about Falun Gong. He exposed that the CCP, with its wicked tricks, had fabricated lies and rumors to slander Falun Gong. He also told them that believing in Falun Gong can bring them good rewards. Finally, the two inmates walked away happily.
Practitioner A said, "As long as our thoughts are righteous in cultivation and we can come to righteous understanding, Master can do anything for us."
Fellow practitioners, we must treasure our environment and be diligent, and follow our Master to return to our true home.