The Seriousness of Sending Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) I am an senior citizen. Right before July 20 last year, I read from articles in Minghui that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had intensified the persecution of Falun Gong. This really upset me. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I was not calm and put in a lot of my own thoughts that were not based on the teaching.
A few minutes after I finished sending righteous thoughts, I fell off a chair. I hit the ground hard and couldn't get up. I suddenly realized that I was not thinking like a practitioner. I should have been fine. I recited 'Falun Dafa is good' and slowly got off the ground. After I sent righteous thoughts that night, I couldn't stand up. I lied on the bed and could not take care of myself.
It wasn't until then that I looked within. I found that I had the attachments of showing off, struggling and wanting to be different. The old forces took this opportunity to persecute me. I remembered that Teacher taught us that cultivation is a serious matter and we can not do things at will.
My children asked me to go to the hospital for a checkup. I refused, knowing that this was my test to pass. I did the exercises, studied the teaching and sent righteous thoughts every day, yet still I couldn't get up and walk.
Three days later at 11 o'clock, I felt an urgent need to use the restroom. I was going to wake my husband up to help me but I felt bad about it because he was sound asleep. At that moment Teacher's words came to my mind, "Your hands move however you want them to, your arms move however you want them to, and your head moves however you want it to, and that's because all of them are you." ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe") I was excited and thought to myself, "Right! I am Teacher's student. No matter what I do, the old forces are not qualified to persecute me. Teacher will guide me. My limbs are mine and they will move however I want them to. I will walk on my own today." I immediately was able to walk. I was so exhilarated and was so grateful to Teacher.
It was truly what Teacher said in Hong Yin II, "When disciples have ample righteous thoughts; Master has the power to turn back the tide" ("The Master-Disciple Bond") From then on, I did not need anyone to help me walk.