My Understanding of Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) "Sending forth righteous thoughts" is one of the three things Teacher has asked us to do. It is truly important since this ability plays a crucial role in validating Dafa and saving sentient beings. In our area however, many practitioners had issues in our minds when sending forth righteous thoughts, and this doesn't conform with the instructions Teacher gave us. Many practitioners have not mastered the key elements of sending forth righteous thoughts, so I would like to share my understanding:
1. When sending forth righteous thoughts, some practitioners' positions were not correct. For example, their backs were not straight or their palms had dropped down. The improper positions affected the outcomes. Teacher requires us to send righteous thoughts "...with an air of supremacy and of destroying all evil in the cosmos" ("Righteous Thoughts"). How could we have the air of supremacy with poor posture while sitting? Some others became drowsy as soon as they started sending forth righteous thoughts. Isn't this interference from the evil? We suggest that those practitioners review Teacher's article "Expounding on the Fa" (Essentials for Further Advancement). We cannot slack off and need to diligently strive forward.
2. Some practitioners kept looking at their watches while sending forth righteous thoughts to check if it was time to end. Their minds were not calm and peaceful, and contained many random thoughts. We need to clear our minds first and focus on thoroughly eliminating the evil. We can't just do this as a formality.
3. While sending forth righteous thoughts, we shouldn't mix in disgruntled feelings about the evil. We are Dafa disciples with great compassion and forbearance. Therefore, it is an act of compassion to let evil beings receive retribution before they do any more harm to themselves or others. This is also to give them a lesson so that they will stop persecuting Falun Gong. However, we should not be attached to what extent the evil beings will suffer retribution or whether those beings will be completely eliminated. Otherwise, we might become disheartened if we don't see the results we expect. We need to have correct attitudes, because sending forth righteous thoughts is nobly and justly eliminating evil factors that don't conform to the Fa, and is a compassionate act targeting sentient beings who can enter the future.