Eliminate the Attachment of Validating Self While Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) While I was sending forth righteous thoughts today, I recited the formula "fa zheng qian kun, xie e quan mie (The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the evil is completely eliminated)." Master has enlightened me to understand its meaning at my current level. I now realize that in the past, I had a strong attachment to validating myself while sending forth righteous thoughts. I thought that it was I who was using righteous thoughts to rectify everything not conforming to the Fa in my corresponding celestial body and it was I who was destroying all the evil.
Today, I have come to realize that it was not me who was capable of doing that. It is the Fa that rectifies the cosmos and eliminates the evil. It is all done by Master and the power of the Fa. The only thing I had was strong righteous thoughts. In the past, since I had a strong attachment of validating myself, my righteous thoughts were not pure. As a result, the power of the Fa was restricted and not displayed fully. Just as Master told us:
"As a matter of fact, this results from an inadequate understanding of the Fa by your human side. You have humanly restrained your divine side; in other words, you have restrained the parts that have been successfully cultivated and have prevented them from doing Fa-rectification. " ("Expounding on the Fa", Essentials for Further Advancement)
Meanwhile, this attachment of validating oneself separates one's energy field from that of the whole body, reducing the overall effect. If we all can let go of self, and understand sending forth righteous thoughts from the Fa, our energy field will form a truly unified body, complementing each other without any barriers, and its power will be tremendous.
Due to the limitations of my level of understanding, please kindly point out anything incorrect or inadequate.
September 19, 2009