Experiences in Sending Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) Here I would like to share some of my experiences in sending forth righteous thoughts. Please correct me if there are any shortcomings. I would like to share from the following aspects:
1. Realize the Power of Sending Righteous Thoughts, Pay Attention to Sending Righteous Thoughts at Any Time
In 2002 my husband was detained in a forced labor camp for practicing Falun Gong. I sent money to him twice but it did not reach him. Around three months later, I decided to check at the post office, and they said that they could not identify who collected the money. I realized that this human way was not working, and that a practitioner should be handling the situation with righteous thoughts. So I sent out strong thoughts disallowing anyone to secretly hold practitioners' money and thus participate in persecuting practitioners financially. Practitioners' money is hard-earned, and must be returned immediately. Soon after, my husband wrote to me that the two remittances had arrived together. I realized that practitioners' righteous thoughts were so powerful, and understood the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts, and to send righteous thoughts often.
After all these years of practicing Falun Gong, I've realized that I should frequently clean up my dimensional fields, and those of my relatives and friends, as well as of those who have predestined relationships with me. Whether I am walking or using public transportation, I can send righteous thoughts, clear up all of the evil elements in the places I've passed through, including those elements which are controlling people who walk by. I send the thought, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and “Falun Dafa is good” to penetrate into the microscopic levels of their lives, allowing them have compassionate thoughts, and to be saved. After a long time, these thoughts became strong, and when I encountered danger in dreams, I would remember the Fa-rectification formula, and the danger would be dissolved. The arrests and acts of persecution in this dimension are reflections of many evil beings gathering in other dimensions. We send righteous thoughts to clear out the evil, and rectify ourselves on the basis of the Fa. By doing this, the persecution will ultimately cease to exist.
If our bodies are uncomfortable or if we're not in a good mental state, this can be easily adjusted by sending righteous thoughts for a long time. We may feel sleepy, be distracted, or get anxious during the process of sending righteous thoughts, but the more difficult it is, the more we should persist. We will then be more peaceful, the body will relax, and when we finish sending righteous thoughts, we will be clear-minded and full of energy.
Because the human body corresponds with other dimensions, incorrect states here, such as the body feeling uncomfortable, must be caused by bad elements in other dimensions. When these elements are cleaned up, the human body will relax. Since enlightening to this principle, I have taken sending righteous thoughts seriously.
2. Use Pure and Selfless Righteous Thoughts to Disintegrate the Persecution and Save People
My husband told me about one of his experiences sending righteous thoughts in 2004. He was doing sales and service at various supermarkets. He had placed some truth-clarification materials in a small supermarket several times, and one day he went there again. He had clarified the truth very smoothly at the other supermarkets that day, and his attachment of zealotry emerged, which the old forces took advantage of. After he clarified the truth to the owner of the small supermarket, the owner unexpectedly had a negative reaction and was about to contact the authorities; fortunately my husband left the scene promptly. He came home and sat down to send forth righteous thoughts, but he had all kinds of distracting thoughts and could not calm down, as he had bad thoughts about the store owner and worried that he would find him through his supplier. Later he realized that he was not handling it right, that sending thoughts with hatred and fear could not disintegrate the evil at all. So he stopped and thought, “Why do I send righteous thoughts? For me not to be persecuted? Why can't I consider the owner and the other beings who participated in this? They have persecuted a Falun Dafa practitioner out of ignorance, committed a grave sin, and are about to lose their future! I can't let them persecute practitioners, and can't let these lives be destroyed by the evil.” Once he corrected his thoughts, all of the interference in his mind and body immediately vanished. He instantly calmed down, straightened his palm, and felt strong energy continuously pouring out of his hand and body. My husband felt the power of strong righteous thoughts that had cleared out the evil and disintegrated the persecution. Indeed, nothing happened to him afterwards.
Teacher said in “Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature” from Essentials For Further Advancement:
“I also want to tell you that your nature in the past was actually based on egotism and selfishness. From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.”
The starting point of sending righteous thoughts is to first consider whether ordinary people and sentient beings can be saved. I changed from being entirely selfish to being selfless and altruistic, and from considering whether I would undergo persecution to considering whether sentient beings are being persecuted, and whether they can be saved. When our understanding meets the standard of the Fa, the power of our righteous thoughts is huge, and the effect will be good.
We send righteous thoughts to disintegrate the evil and its factors controlling people. The evil beings are the ones truly doing bad deeds, and they should be cleared out. Sentient beings are also being persecuted by the evil. There is nothing for us to hate them for, because once they participate in the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners, they face eternal destruction. Therefore, sending righteous thoughts to allow them to receive instant karmic retribution is merciful to them, because it will awaken them earlier, get them to stop persecuting practitioners, and help them move towards a good future.
3. Pay Attention to Collectively Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
Teacher said in “Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.”:
“As you know, the persecution that Dafa disciples in Mainland China suffer is quite severe, so each student has to truly, clearly realize what his responsibility is, and when he sends forth righteous thoughts he has to be able to truly calm his mind and truly produce the effect of righteous thoughts. So this is something extremely critical, extremely important. Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again--that's how important this is.”
But why is the evil so rampant in some places? I think there are several reasons:
1) The proportion of practitioners truly participating and paying attention to sending righteous thoughts. Take the example of the four global times for sending righteous thoughts: some have not been doing it for a long time, some have not done enough, some miss it from time to time, and some are distracted or not clear-minded when doing it. Each case has resulted in many evil beings having not been promptly cleared out effectively.
2) Cleaning up one's own dimensional field. If every practitioner cleans up the dimensions he or she is responsible for well, there will be very few dimensions for the evil to hide. On the other hand, if many practitioners have not cleaned up their respective dimensions, the evil can hide in many spaces, do bad deeds, and persecute Dafa practitioners and ordinary people.
3) The issue of one's own cultivation. Because we still have human notions and attachments, these are the best places for the evil to hide, and opportunities for the evil to have an effect. Therefore, cultivating ourselves well is also disintegrating the evil, and saving sentient beings.
This is my limited understanding. If there are any mistakes, please correct me with compassion.