Some Experiences after Studying Master's New Article "Righteous Thoughts"
(Clearwisdom.net) When sending forth righteous thoughts in the past, I was often severely interfered with by stray thoughts. The results were quite poor. In the last few days, I read Master's new article Righteous Thoughts over and over again. I deeply felt the patience and care Master has shown when teaching us how to send forth righteous thoughts. When I carefully followed what Master said, I felt the effectiveness. After I finish reciting the formulas, I focus the powerful thoughts in saying the word Mie. I then feel that my body grows immediately, after the powerful word Mie, "as large as the cosmic body" in chasing down and eliminating the evil.
Sometimes stray thoughts surface and I get distracted. I realize that these stray thoughts which are hard to clear away are my "own problems." If I fail to calm down when sending forth righteous thoughts or am distracted by various thoughts that occur to me, it always turns out -- after digging out the roots -- to be caused by some attachments that I have not yet gotten rid of. For example, sometimes events and people from my work pop up in my mind while I am sending forth righteous thoughts. That's because I am attached to these events and people. If disagreements I have had with a fellow practitioner show up, then I am probably not generous to my fellow practitioner. My emphasis on the correctness of my own opinion is an attachment to my own self. If what I have been fond of comes up, whether people or things, it is because I have not given up some of my desires, or it could even be thought karma that needs be eliminated. Thus I not only have to look inside myself. I have to find the root cause. In the five minutes before sending forth righteous thoughts, I target each and every one of them to clear them up. As Master said, "Our practice has a focus and truly points out those attachments. By abandoning them, one will make very rapid progress in cultivation" (Zhuan Falun) and "think that they die, and then they will be eliminated. Five minutes will do." (Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Fa Conference)
The stray thoughts that come up while sending forth righteous thoughts expose my attachments. The more accurate I am in identifying the attachments, the faster I can, by looking inside myself, remove them. My mind can then become purer and purer, and righteous thoughts are then sent forth "with an air of supremacy and of destroying all evil in the cosmos."
Remember what Master said in the article Righteous Thoughts, "while you clarify the facts you have to take sending righteous thoughts very seriously, and in a timely manner purge the evil and your own problems so that you won't be taken advantage of by the evil."
In Other Dimensions: What a Young Practitioner Sees
A young practitioner in China who cultivates with his supernormal abilities unlocked wrote the following about what he saw when he was sending forth righteous thoughts to clean up himself. Due to the limitation of the individual's cultivation level, this can only serve as a reference. The goal of this article is to help strengthen confidence when sending forth righteous thoughts. Let us strictly take the Fa as Teacher.
"I entered into the head through one of the ears and reached the brain. There was a control room with a lot of machines, each of which had many tagged buttons. Those tags that said 'carefulness,' 'concentration,' and 'dedication' had been replaced with tags saying 'carelessness,' 'random thoughts,' and 'absent-mindedness.' I was quite alert and restored the original tags. There were other buttons on the machines. I thought, 'I am currently sending forth righteous thoughts.' So I pressed a 'concentration' button. I was satisfied and sat down to start sending forth righteous thoughts. The evil quickly turned into water.
"I saw a large screen, which displayed a gauge that measured righteous thoughts vs. evil thoughts. The evil thoughts measured 85, while righteous thoughts was at 768. Both numbers were going up. I reminded myself to concentrate on sending forth righteous thoughts and extending the time of sending forth righteous thoughts.... Then I took a looked at the numbers. The evil index was now at 19, and the righteous index had increased to 1095. I thought I should continue to chase down the evil and increase the power of righteous thoughts. It was quite easy for the supernormal abilities to locate and pronounce Mie against the evil. When I took another look, the evil index was down to 0.
"Suddenly, I had a stomachache. I thought that the evil could be hiding there. I came down from the brain. When I reached 'heart,' I found a control room there as well. The evil beings were placing explosives all around. I concentrated on Mie, and a ray of yellow light rushed forward. All of the evil beings were knocked down and killed. I took back the yellow light and everything turned quiet."