(Clearwisdom.net) Sending forth righteous thoughts is one of the three important things Teacher asks us to do. I would like to share my personal experience. Please kindly point out anything incorrect.
Teacher gave us this supernormal ability and we should do our best to use it. I however, did not walk this path well. Initially I was very enthusiastic and sent righteous thoughts whenever I had time, even when I walked or sat on a bus. Later Teacher talked about the importance of doing this several times in his later lectures. The Clearwisdom website also published many notices about it. I felt the urge to send righteous thoughts even more. Teacher said it was enough to spend five minutes clearing our thoughts and five minutes eliminating evils. I decided that sending 10 minutes or even 20 minutes would have even better effects and eliminate even more evil. I cleared my thoughts for 10 minutes and eliminated evils for 15. If something happened or I was ill, then I spent even more time sending righteous thoughts.
After a while, I felt the results were satisfactory and believed that anything could be solved by sending righteous thoughts. If my mind wasn't righteous, if I didn't feel well physically, if I had xinxing tests, etc., I would send forth righteous thoughts. It became a master key. Initially I found times outside of the global times to send righteous thoughts and did it alone. I then felt that the energy field created when I did it alone was smaller than at the four global times, so I returned back to the original way of sending righteous thoughts four times a day. On the surface, it looked like I valued sending righteous thoughts, but in fact a big gap emerged.
For example, illnesses often appeared in my body. I felt I needed to clear the bad factors in my body in addition to clearing my thoughts. Hence when I sent righteous thoughts, I added in thoughts to clear the old forces and black minions in my universe and the celestial bodies it corresponds to.
When eliminating the evil, I started to focus on several important characters and Jiang Zemin. Later I read on the Clearwisdom website that we needed to help rescue practitioners who have been arrested. I further added eliminating evils in Beijing, Changchun, Masanjia, and Sujiatun Forced Labor Camps. It took me a long time, almost the entire five minutes, to think about all these specific targets. When there were holidays, sensitive days, days the Communist regime held important activities, or if there were significant movements in society, I specifically targeted them. My thoughts and targets were so long that they could have filled up several pages.
I never missed any one of the four global times to send righteous thoughts, and I would make it up if I somehow missed it. However, the results were bad and my state wasn't good. I dozed off, couldn't hold the hand signs up correctly, and what I wanted to solve with righteous thoughts stopped working. I felt something went wrong and I shared with other practitioners. I realized many of them had similar problems. They couldn't send righteous thoughts with clear minds either. Everyone had his/her own situation and own reasons, and no one could convince anyone else otherwise. I knew it was serious because everyone tried hard to send righteous thoughts but the outcome wasn't good. What was worse, no one had found the problem or tried to seriously look inward. Hence we decided to calm down and study the Fa.
In "Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Fa Conference," Teacher said,
"Another thing is that from now on at group practice or when there's another big conference like this one of ours, our students can quiet their minds for five minutes, sitting with their hands in Jieyin and thinking about eliminating the bad thoughts, karma, bad notions, and external interference in their minds. As you're like this, think that they die, and then they will be eliminated. Five minutes will do."
In "Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference," Teacher said,
"When you send righteous thoughts you shouldn't keep reciting the formula. You just need to recite it once and it'll work, except for in special circumstances. If you feel that you can't become tranquil and you readjust your righteous thoughts, that's okay, but still it's just for that moment. Actually, when you can truly be tranquil, one thought is more than enough to shake Heaven and Earth, there's nothing that it can't do, and it's as if it immediately immobilizes and restrains everything covered by your domain; you're like a mountain, and you instantly restrain them. You shouldn't always have an unsteady mind. You can't achieve that when your mind is unsteady."
From the Fa I realized that my poor results in sending righteous thoughts was not a matter of technique, it was about not doing what Teacher asked and what the Fa asked. It was about not respecting Teacher and the Fa.
Teacher said five minutes is enough to clear our thoughts and eliminate the evils. "Five minutes" is the Fa and has the profound meaning of solving the great issue of making hundreds of millions of practitioners send righteous thoughts together. This is a big issue in Fa rectification. Adding another five or ten minutes is a human notion that disrupts the synchronized unity. We cannot have the power of unity if we aren't synchronized. We all know that to move a heavy rock together, we shout "one, two three!" and act on the "three." We forgot about Teacher's Fa and did what we thought to do, and this disrupted the state of sending righteous thoughts.
Teacher asks us to recite the formulas once, but we recited them over and over. Teacher told us to be focused and clear-headed, but I couldn't stop thinking about my issues and often dozed off. Teacher told us,
"There are also some students who, when they send righteous thoughts, specifically target in their minds one or a few evil elements, and that prevents the gong and the divine powers they send out from having the maximum effect. Of course, if the circumstances are special and you target one evil being or a few evil beings as you send forth righteous thoughts, either by yourself or together, then that's something you should do, and the concentrated power is tremendous. But when you normally send righteous thoughts together on a daily basis you should chase down the evil on a larger scale. You shouldn't target one or a few evil beings each day, each time. " ("Righteous Thoughts")
We often added in things from all over the place. From different times to local and out of town issues, we were adding so many other things into our thoughts. The effects were of course limited.
Not doing well in sending righteous thoughts, I looked inward for a long time and realized what caused the problem. It was the factors from the Party culture. In the past several decades, I went through several Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) movements. Every movement involved brainwashing and one needed to pass the "test" in order to survive. After a while, a certain way of thinking evolved. Notions formed requiring seeing the general direction something was heading and elaborating on it with the intention of appearing smart and alert. Hence I took the "five minutes" and created my own theory and way of doing it.
I read the book Dissolving the Culture of China's Communist Party for several days to eliminate factors from the Party culture. I followed what Teacher said, no more no less.
I quickly improved my ability to send righteous thoughts. The Fa is clear and so is my state of mind. My thoughts are focused and my mind is calm. I feel powerful energy surrounding me when I send righteous thoughts. It is very comfortable and I feel that my body expands enormously with powerful thoughts that can conquer anything. The power of globally sending forth righteous thoughts manifested.