Sharing Understandings of “Divine Occurrences in the Human World - A Call for Papers” in our Fa-study Group
(Clearwisdom.net) We as a Fa-study group discussed the Clearwisdom editorial “Divine Occurrences in the Human World - A Call for Papers” (http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/12/31/122211.html). We recognized the importance of this event and recorded some divine occurrences. Below are several points we have summarized:
1. Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples Have Witnessed Many Divine Occurrences
The disciples shared more than ten miracles: one practitioner was hit by vehicles twice while clarifying the truth but was not hurt, one walked home from the third floor of a brainwashing center unseen by the many guards there, one regained life through fellow disciples' strong righteous thoughts, one noticed that the the slanderous propaganda targeted by righteous thoughts disappeared, one has kept doing the three things well for over ten years and never leaves gaps for evil forces to exploit, and so on.
These miracles led the study group members to reflect upon similar occurrences in their own cultivation. These events seem to happen naturally during this time period with the whole body rapidly cultivating forward, and disciples are continuously breaking through to higher levels. Because we are all busy clarifying the truth and we are cultivating our speech, we have become used to such divine occurrences and have neglected recording them in writing to share with others. Now is the time to do so.
2. Divine Occurrences Demonstrate Master's Mercy and Dafa's Mighty Virtue
One disciple experienced that as long as we disciples firmly hold onto righteous thoughts, all things will be taken care of by Master. As she was distributing Shen Yun DVDs in a large garage she thought, “If all the cars were parked facing the wall, that would be great. I hope the cars are parked that way tomorrow.” The next day, all the cars were parked towards the wall.
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide
(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin Vol. II, Translation Version A)
The divine occurrences manifested in Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts and actions are manifestations of the mighty virtue of Dafa and our Master reflected in the human world. They are also ways that Falun Dafa shatters the evil and saves sentient beings. Recording these miracles is a way of validating Master's mercy and the selfless actions of Falun Dafa cultivators. People should not ignore these divine occurrences, neither today nor in the future.
3. Discussing These Occurrences Encourages Disciples to More Steadfastly Believe in Master and Dafa
This sharing helped a disciple who had been locked in solitary confinement for 21 days. He had some doubts deep down in his heart, wondering why Master did not protect him against such cruel mistreatment. He has been inactive for a long time, but hearing about these great miracles swept away his negative mindset.
Some disciples hide in their homes to study the Fa and do not dare to step forward to clarify the truth in public. Some have enlightened onto evil paths or converted to Buddhism. Some only want to live an ordinary life rather than endure the high pressure environment caused by the persecution, while some others have become spies or collaborators with the authorities. These individuals succumbed to human notions at the critical moment, causing the old forces to block their divine sides, causing them to waiver further still, to have doubts, low self-esteem, to become confused or even violent. They are in a pitiable state. Sharing stories about the divine occurrences that others have witnessed can clear away blockage created by the old forces and cleanse their realms. The righteous enlightenment these divine occurrences bring about can blow away their confusion and dissolve all sorts of wrong notions. If we share divine occurrences without the attachment of showing off, these miracles can strengthen righteous thoughts and solidify righteous belief.
4. Sharing Divine Occurrences Can Help Disciples Find Shortcomings and Upgrade Together
One disciple shared that when he was about to jump out from a third floor window to escape his persecutors, he felt his whole body become diamond-like. Just then, a police officer entered the room and the practitioner immediately felt fear. Thus, his upper body was no longer diamond like, but his legs still were. He jumped, and his legs were fine, but his head was rammed into his chest. He later saw several of Master's Fashen pulling his head up. A good or bad outcome comes from one instantaneous thought!
This complication during a divine occurrence validates Master's teaching:
“A being’s level is determined by his xinxing. That is, when you use supernormal abilities your righteous thoughts must be strong. An inadequate state of mind—such as fearing the evil, wavering in your thoughts when you use your supernormal abilities, or doubting whether they will work—can affect or interfere with the outcome of the supernormal abilities.” (“What Are Supernormal Abilities,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Many disciples enlightened when they heard this story, realizing that cultivation is sacred and the standards are strict. Authors of the “Divine Occurrence” papers and readers alike can find shortcomings in their cultivation and quickly upgrade their xinxing to better fulfill our mission of helping Master in Fa-rectification.
5. Divine Occurrences Can Shake All Layers of Evil with a Golden Light
One disciple was doubting if he should attend our gathering to share these experiences. He immediately sent forth righteous thoughts, and he saw that a golden Buddha emitted several huge balls of light, clearing away the rotten ghosts that gave him such thoughts. Returning home to write his paper, his hands felt heavy, like they were filled with lead, and his mind was filled with messy notions. He said loudly, “Ghost, Don't even think that you can win!” He began to send forth righteous thoughts then finished his paper. This was a battle against evil in other dimensions. The energy shining through the lines of his paper shocks the evil and saves sentient beings.
Master taught us,
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is. Dafa disciples are truly stepping forward out of ordinary humanness.” (“Also in a Few Words,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
During our discussion, some disciples saw Master's Fashen coming among us, wearing a suit, looking at us with compassion. Master taught us from the beginning that the Fa-rectification time period is a time when the divine exist among the human. Let us record our divine occurrences with righteous thoughts, add some golden Fa-instruments to the Clearwisdom website, and record for future human beings the precious journey of the divine among the human.