Send Forth Righteous Thoughts as One Body to Eliminate the Evil
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of June 3 the head of the evil left China on an official tour to visit five Eastern European Countries. It is no coincidence that our Teacher published, on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, three poems that he wrote a while ago just before the head of the evil's visit to Europe. This indicates a change in the cosmic climate. The righteous gods are acting in accordance with the cosmic climate. As the principal parts of the Fa-rectification in the human world, Dafa disciples must actively cooperate even more with this important cosmic climate. The overseas practitioners are not the only ones who are responsible for eliminating the evil elements controlling the head of the evil. At this critical moment during the unprecedented battle between righteousness and evil, Falun Dafa disciples from all over the world should quickly be united into one body. The following are some of our understandings and actions. We wrote them down to share with fellow practitioners both inside and outside of China.
1. Learn from previous experiences and deficiencies, and try our best to inform as many practitioners as we can.
During a few important events of safeguarding the Fa, before and after the persecution started in 1999, several practitioners in charge of our local area decided to keep the news to themselves based on their own understandings. Thus, many local practitioners did not know the situation and consequently did not react to those events. There is no hierarchy or chain of command in Dafa cultivation practice. We all take the Fa as the Teacher. No practitioner has the right to keep information from others based on personal understandings. At this important moment during the battle between righteousness and evil, we should all position ourselves well.
Teacher said: "They now think that Dafa has passed the test. These matters are in the process of being concluded; it's only that there's still a group of people who haven't stepped forward." ("Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America", Guiding the Voyage)
Teacher said: "If you are doing well individually, that is the issue of your personal cultivation; if people in an area are doing well, that is because the practitioners in your area are doing well; if in the whole world or wherever there are practitioners, every practitioner is doing very well, then that is not an issue of one area or one individual, it is Dafa that is overall doing well, and it is Dafa that goes on righteously." ("Falun Dafa -- Lecture at the Western U.S. Fa Conference", tentative translation subject to improvement)
Teacher said: "Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again." ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.")
We enlightened to this point: Under the current cosmic climate, it is important to let all Dafa disciples participate and to be united into one body in order to simultaneously send forth powerful righteous thoughts.
2. Pay attention to the overall situation to avoid attending to one thing but neglecting another
Teacher pointed out: "A cultivator has no role models. The path each person is to take is different because each person's foundation is different, the sizes of their various attachments are different, the characteristics of their beings are different, their jobs among everyday people are different, their family environments are different, and so on. These factors determine that each person's path of cultivation is different, how they get rid of their attachments is different, and the sizes of their tests are different. Therefore, amidst the manifestations of things it's very hard to find a path that others have made, and it's even less possible for a person to get a ride down one. If there really were pre-made paths and effortless rides, that definitely would not be cultivation." ("Path," Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Teacher said in "Falun Buddha Fa -- Lectures in the United States": "Why does the object change the moment a Buddha thinks? When a Buddha thinks, both the countless particles and immeasurable wisdom of his gong are simultaneously making changes at every level, the overall [gong] is also making changes for everything he wants to do, and the larger grains of his gong are also changing the surface of the object. From an object's most basic particles to its surface particles, his gong is simultaneously changing it from the microscopic to the surface. He then makes that thing happen in just an instant--he gets it done instantly."
We realized: Aren't we Dafa disciples like the particles of Teacher's gong? If every Dafa disciple is simultaneously doing different things that he is supposed to do at different levels and in different scopes, then this will instantly and fundamentally change everything. In addition, we learned from Zhuan Falun regarding healing illnesses: The fundamental cause of an illness is the presence of a being, apart from which there is a karma field that the being relies on to survive. On the one hand, capturing that being is crucial. On the other hand, it is also necessary to eliminate the karma field that the being relies on to survive. Now that the head of the evil has left his nest, the evil factors in China are relatively reduced. Dafa disciples should take this favorable opportunity to make a breach where the evil is weak.
Therefore, we suggested to our local practitioners to, in addition to sending forth righteous thoughts at the four set times each day and doing normal truth-clarification work, to increase the frequency and duration of sending forth righteous thoughts according to our individual situations. At the same time, we can continue to carry out other Fa-rectification activities such as validating Dafa on Tiananmen Square, distributing flyers and hanging banners. We shall do these things as long as they fall into the category of one of the three things that we are supposed to do, and thereby ensuring the integrity of Fa-rectification and avoiding attending to one thing while neglecting others.
3. Do not treat sending forth righteous thoughts as a formality, pay attention to the quality
We can also adjust ourselves according to our individual situations while sending forth righteous thoughts so as to ensure the quality of our efforts.
Perhaps we don't have to seek uniformity in sending forth righteous thoughts at the beginning of every hour. That way we may not have sufficient energy, and the effects of sending forth righteous thoughts may not be good. So it might be best if we increase the frequency and duration of sending forth righteous thoughts under the condition that we have the time and energy, but we must ensure that we send forth righteous thoughts at the four set times each day as well as the six times on Sundays. Additionally, if we don't feel that we can enter into a tranquil state in the 5 minutes before sending forth righteous thoughts, we can extend the time for cleansing our minds to 7 to 10 minutes ahead of sending forth righteous thoughts. If we feel that we are in a good state during the 5-10 minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts, we can extend the duration. In conclusion, all is to ensure the quality of sending forth righteous thoughts rather than doing it merely as a formality.
Starting on June 4, we all felt that time has been accelerated. The more than 10 minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts passes in an instant and it is soon the beginning of the next hour. We all feel the preciousness of time and cherish even more this last period of time that Teacher gives us before the Fa rectifies the human world.
The preceding are some of the things we have learned at the current critical moment during the battle between righteousness and evil. We hope our insights can serve as a reference for fellow practitioners from other areas and overseas.