1. The Power of Practitioners' Righteous Thoughts
I am a schoolteacher. In 1999, not long after learning Falun Dafa, I stopped the practice, having become somewhat doubtful about Falun Dafa amid the overwhelming lies that were being spread by the media across China. I struggled with the question of whether or not I should practice, and because our benevolent Master didn't want to lose even one student, a fellow practitioner delivered a new article to me in the fall of 2004.
I knew I needed to catch up with Master's Fa-rectification process, so my fellow practitioner and I encouraged each other, helping each other to advance with courage and study the Fa. Her cultivation environment was tougher than mine. Her husband was frequently abusive with her because he was a communist and had been implicated for persecution and removed from his former position as a school principal. She was very upset by this terrible situation, in view of her total obedience to him.
After reading the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party, I had a new understanding and got together with her to help her find the root cause. Both of us thought that her husband was really under the control of the evil spirit of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), so we sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil spirit. As a result, the very next day the attitude of the practitioner's husband changed and he spoke kindly to her.
Another time, as I was correcting students' homework at the office, a group of ten or more teachers suddenly began to badmouth Dafa. Some of them were CCP members, to whom my fellow practitioner and I had clarified the truth about Falun Gong. I felt horrible after hearing their remarks. As I remembered Master saying, "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful," I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts, asserting that as a particle of Dafa I would solidly uphold the Fa and refuse to allow any evil spirit to insult Dafa. I respectfully asked Master to bless me with the gong potency to eliminate the evil. Then, as if by magic, the lady who was speaking at the time suddenly stopped mid-sentence, and the topic of their conversation inexplicably changed to something else.
In light of this experience I now more firmly believe in the majestic power of Dafa and understand why Master keeps telling us again and again that we practitioners need to study the Fa. I also better understand the Fa principle that no matter how busy our schedule is, we can't skip Fa-study. Only if we melt into the Fa can we really "Assist Teacher in the Human World."
2. Eliminate the Dark Minions and Rotten Demons Who Interfere with Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
The apartment next to mine, which shares a common wall with mine, houses a work unit. Every day, just before noon, they played loud music or someone would sing Karaoke. In my daily sending forth righteous thoughts, the noontime session often seemed not very powerful, and sometimes I would even feel drowsy. It seemed to be a coincidence that every day right before noon their music would start. When I sat down to cleanse my mind, I kept hearing their Karaoke music and couldn't enter into tranquility. My eyelids would feel heavier and heavier. At noon sharp, holding my palm erect and concentrating, I had to open my eyes. A little later, my eyesight would become blurred as the music from next-door poured into my ears.
Suddenly I thought, isn't this music interference? How could it be a coincidence? The evil really was everywhere. Then I sent forth an enhanced righteous thought, "Disintegrate all of the dark minions and rotten demons controlling the music to interfere with my righteous thoughts. Let the music stop right now! The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the evil is completely eliminated." Then the music suddenly stopped and I no longer felt dazed. My mind became clear and my righteous thoughts were again powerful and strong.
3. My Mind Became Clearer after I Withdrew from the Communist Organizations
After I declared my withdrawal from all communist organizations, my body is more relaxed and my thoughts are more pure. In the past, while studying the Fa, doing Falun Gong exercises, meditation, or sending righteous thoughts, I couldn't really achieve a calm state. I had searched inward, diligently studied and memorized the Fa, and practiced cultivation according to my understanding of Master's requirement of doing well the three things with righteous thoughts and deeds, but I felt I hadn't done well enough, especially concerning the interference during my Fa-study, which made it impossible for me to be tranquil or pay the proper attention to my studies.
After my Internet declaration of withdrawal from all CCP organizations, I could easily enter into tranquility and feel a massive energy field enveloping me. During Fa-study, my mind is calm and comfortable in a way it never was before, as my whole body melts into Fa, and I am able to study the Fa quickly and attentively. I realized that the evil communist spirits no longer dare to interfere with me.