China Fahui | Righteous Thoughts Demonstrate Mighty Power
(Minghui.org) I became a Falun Dafa practitioner at the beginning of 1999. The practice taught me to improve my morals, return to my original self, help Teacher rectify the Fa, and save sentient beings. I changed from a lost soul to a most noble Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. Teacher has been beside me and guided me every step of the way.
Teacher Blessed Me
When I first started to practice, I always felt that Teacher blessed me when I did the third exercise, as well when I was sleeping. Once, three big golden words, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” stayed over my head when I was doing the second exercise. Another time I saw the sun lying below me far away, about the size of a ping-pong ball, also when doing the second exercise.
On April 25, 1999, I stood outside of Zhongnanhai in Beijing [the central government compound] for a whole day without food or drink and decided to remain there until our appeal to the authorities to redress Falun Dafa was settled. Teacher blessed me several times that day.
Escaping Unharmed from Accidents
One day not long after I learned Dafa, I was in an accident. A motorcycle hit me and bent the wheel of my bicycle. I felt no fear, understanding that those to whom I owed karma were trying to kill me and that Teacher saved me. The motorcyclist tried to blame me, but I reminded him that he drove against the traffic, so he apologized.
The bystanders urged me to demand compensation. I told the motorcycle driver, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Don’t worry, I won’t take a penny from you. You must have been in a hurry and you did not do it on purpose. Why don’t you go.”
I took my bicycle to the shop for repair. The owner said, “The person who rode this bike must be badly injured from the looks of it.” I answered, “I am here.” He looked me over carefully and said, “Not hurt at all. How much did he pay you?” I told him, “Nothing.” I said that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. He responded, “Good. You are indeed a cultivator. You definitely will succeed.” Teacher was encouraging me through him. He insisted that I only pay two yuan to fix the bike.
The winter of 1999 was extremely cold, with ice and snow covering the entire area. One day I left a truth-clarification materials production center with a full load of Dafa brochures on my motorcycle. As I went through the gate, a big motorcycle hit me. My motorcycle, with me sitting on it, was lifted more than a foot off the ground and came down again. I was unscathed, but the other motorcyclist fell over. I was grateful to Teacher for protecting me.
Police Officers and Inmate Understand the Facts about Falun Dafa
In January 2001, I was illegally arrested and taken to the criminal police squadron. They said that I was a local coordinator and interrogated me, but I refused to cooperate. I was tortured, handcuffed, and made to sit on the ground in the cold. They hit me with batons the entire night. I thought that practitioners had indestructible bodies, so I didn't feel the pain, but my body was bruised.
Later, the police, Procuratorate, and the court collaborated to sentence me to prison for eight years.
In 2002, I passed Teacher’s new poem “The Chill of Autumn’s Winds” to Practitioner A. An inmate-helper saw it and reported me to a guard, and I was called into his office. I thought that I wouldn't be moved, no matter what he did. He asked me why I passed the article along. I told him, “Our Teacher wrote it. We have the same Teacher and are cultivating in the same Fa. I feel that he should know what Teacher said.” The guard responded, “I don’t see anything wrong with that, but don’t do it in the future.” Then he let me go. Later, I often told him the facts about Falun Dafa, and he became the first guard who voluntarily left the ward.
There was an inmate in the prison who had committed economic crimes. I talked with him about the facts of Falun Dafa off and on for two months. Afterward he said, “Had I known you before, I would not have committed crimes. I will practice Falun Dafa, too, after my release.” Practitioner A was persecuted for that poem. I asked inmate B to take care of him, and he did. After I left the prison, I was told that B had begun to practice Falun Dafa. I deeply appreciated Teacher’s benevolence.
Released and Catching up with the Fa-rectification
I was released and went home in January 2008. I asked fellow practitioners for Dafa books on the third day after my release. When my fellow practitioners found out that I would be released soon, they put together Teacher’s lectures for me. I read them immediately and couldn't describe my feelings. I studied the Fa diligently and felt that there was a big gap between me and fellow practitioners.
One morning I wondered if I could catch up with the Fa-rectification requirements. Still half sleep, I felt that I was flying in the sky. Below was an immense ocean, with waves 20 feet high. I wondered, “Will I be able to pass over this ocean?”
A column of gold light encircled me, and I saw Teacher in his yellow kasaya sitting on the top of the column, one palm erect. I sensed that Teacher was encouraging me and tears covered my face. Teacher wanted me to have a strong belief in Dafa. I steadfastly believe that Teacher is always next to me, and I will be diligent and keep up with the Fa-rectification.
Helping Fellow Practitioners in Time of Need
One day, just after I had finished reading “What are Supernormal Abilities” in Essentials for further Advancement II, I looked outside the window and saw two police officers walking toward my building. A police car parked not far from a fellow practitioner’s house, with seven or eight police officers standing nearby. It appeared that they wanted to arrest the practitioner.
I stood on my balcony, erected my palm, and sent forth righteous thoughts: “The two officers will be dissolved if they move forward three more steps.” Then, I saw the two officers turned back right at the third step. I sent forth righteous thoughts again: “The fellow practitioner can correct himself in Dafa, whatever problem he has. The old forces are not allowed to persecute him with any excuse. All evil shall leave the spot within five minutes, otherwise they will all be destroyed.” After that, I saw the seven or eight officers run toward the police car and quickly drive away.
I once again witnessed the power of a Dafa disciple’s righteous thoughts. They are very effective. I also understood that the reason disciples’ righteous thoughts are so powerful is for saving sentient beings.
The Power of Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
The evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was harassing practitioners in July 2008, just before the Olympic games. One day I noticed two young men hiding behind a woman downstairs. My son was at home preparing for his college exams. I told him that I was going to the market and asked him not to pay attention or respond to these people. They were still there when I returned ten minutes later. I asked them if I could help them. They said they were looking for houses to buy. I said that they had been there for over an hour and we were not selling our house. I then said, “Instead of minding your own business, you try to persecute good people. You are disturbing my son preparing for his exams.” By then, a big crowd had gathered in the little district. Everyone was criticizing them and they left quickly.
At another time, two police officers were playing with a four-year-old girl downstairs. I realized that my space was not clean and the evil had directed the two officers to spy on us. I sent forth righteous thoughts to clean up my space and eliminate all dark minions, rotten ghosts, and the CCP evil spirits, as well as any evil lurking in the mind of these officers. I thought that they must disappear from my space forever.
Fifteen minutes later, the little girl suddenly started yelling, “Why are you here? What do you want? You two are awful! Get out! Never come back!” The two said, “This kid is too tough. We are leaving.” Watching this from my balcony, I deeply appreciated the power of Dafa. From that time on, I knew how to use righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.
Forewarned of Impending Problem
In 2009 I was sending forth righteous thoughts at my small shop. A vision of me as a huge figure on top of the world appeared, with bunches of police officers less than an inch tall in front of my toes. Benevolence filled my mind. Afterward I thought it over after sending forth righteous thoughts, but had difficulty making sense of this vision.
A few days later, a couple came to my store, saying that they were from the police station and they came because they were told that practitioners were going to make trouble. I said, “Who lied to you? Don’t be fooled. You are not welcome here. It is OK if you want to buy something. But if you want to come here to harass practitioners, I’ll ask you to leave. You have a bad reputation. People say that ‘Bandits used to hide in mountains, but now they are in police stations.’ Your coming here affects my business.” They left without saying another word.
The next day the director of the neighborhood association came. I told her about being tortured and persecuted in detention. She cried and said, “We deal a lot with the police and know they are bad. But I did not know that they were so bad. I know that you [Falun Gong practitioners] are all good people. They always wanted me to monitor you, but I just wouldn’t.” She told me that she had a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. I said, “You should study it as soon as possible. If you protect practitioners, your merit will be immeasurable.”
I then told her, “I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in all that I do, be it my private or business life. Nowadays fake stuff is everywhere. I guarantee all my things are authentic.” She said that she would buy things from my shop from then on. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts after she left to reinforce her righteous factors.
A couple of days later, a black car parked in front of my store. I knew it was the evil, so I sent forth righteous thoughts. Fifteen minutes later I went out to chase them away and they left.
At about 10:00 a.m. the next day, another police car came and parked in front of my store again. I had a slight thought of fear, but I caught it immediately and sent forth righteous thoughts. I looked inward, but could not find the problem. So I sent forth righteous thoughts again: “If I have problems, I want to correct them by immersing myself into the Fa. The old forces are not allowed to use any excuse to control the police and persecute practitioners, thereby destroying sentient beings.” A few minutes later, I got up and walked toward the police car. It backed up, turned around, and left before I got there. I then realized why Teacher let me see the vision of my being on top of the world. I was truly grateful to Teacher.
“I Am Positive Falun Dafa Will Succeed”
A local practitioner was arrested in September 2010. Practitioners discussed it and decided to hire a lawyer. We discussed it with the practitioner's family, and the practitioner’s parents agreed. But her brothers and sisters did not agree and would not cooperate, so fellow practitioners agreed to pay the attorney fees. The practitioner’s father insisted on giving us 10,000 yuan [$1,641], and told us that he would pay us the rest later.
On behalf of the practitioners, I said, “We will cover the expenses, since your daughter is one of our fellow practitioners.” Her father was moved to tears. Later he put the money under my car seat, but I asked another practitioner to return it to him.
The attorney’s argument suppressed the evil, and the practitioners’ benevolence moved the family. The arrested practitioner’s father has become a practitioner. Her mother has become even more diligent. Her sisters and relatives all learned the facts and now think positively about Dafa.
On the day of the trial, about 600 practitioners stood outside the courthouse sending forth righteous thoughts. Practitioners in neighboring cities also send forth righteous thoughts. The authorities dispatched tons of plainclothes to stand outside the courthouse and arranged a team of security guards to patrol the area. Two large police cars were outside the courthouse. Practitioners were undaunted, and no one backed off. A court marshal standing in front of the courthouse said to a practitioner, “Falun Dafa practitioners are truly united. I am positive you will succeed.”
Afterward, we made many truth-clarification materials that described the whole affair and with the attorney’s closing statement, and distributed them to almost every house in town. Many people switched their position and became supportive of their family members that cultivate in Falun Dafa. Many learned the facts. Many practitioners who used to only study the Fa and do the exercises at home stepped forward. Former practitioners resumed their practice.
Practitioners Experience Miracles
Practitioner A is 70 years old and has never been to school. When she learned Dafa, she was very distressed when she found that she was the only one who could not read Zhuan Falun. That night when she fell asleep she held the book against her chest and dreamed of Teacher, who taught her Lunyu and the First Lecture. The next day during the Fa study she could read Lunyu and the First Lecture fluently. Now she can read the entire book. She also can download and print materials and make DVDs for the three study groups. She often distributes Falun Dafa materials or tells people the facts about Falun Dafa. She also coordinates with practitioners in the village. She has helped a few of them recover from illness karma.
Practitioner B is a farmer She owns a ten-acre farm and a five-acre orchard. She needs to take care of an elderly person at home who cannot take care of himself and supports two college-age kids. She tells everyone the facts about Falun Dafa and urges them to quit the CCP. She is almost 50 but is full of energy. Aside from taking care of her own fields, she finds time to help others, not to make more money, but to tell people the facts about Dafa.
Practitioner C is also a farmer. She is the Falun Dafa coordinator in the village. She was often so busy helping others that she did not have enough time to take care of her own fields. She thought, “I am a Fa-rectification period practitioner. I need to do the three things well. I cannot spend all my time harvesting corn. I will just spend one day doing it.” As a result, she managed to harvest all the corn on a 15-acre field within a day. Her husband, parents-in-law, uncles, and neighbors believed this to be a miracle, and became even more respectful of Dafa.
Practitioner D was telling people the facts about Falun Dafa one summer night in 2010. A guy suddenly appeared and grabbed her, asking, “What are you distributing?” She calmly said that they were Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials. The man wanted to call the police. She thought, “What you say doesn’t count. What my Teacher says counts. You are not able to make the call.” As a result, he tried to call five times without success. Practitioner D kept telling him the facts and gave him the attorney’s statement and a DVD of the 2010 Shen Yun performance. Someone standing by said, after the first guy had left, “Do you know who he is? He is the deputy captain of the local Domestic Security Division.”
There are more miracles I could share, but space is limited. They are all made possible by Teacher’s benevolence.
Finally, I want to quote the song “Journey with Teacher” to express my immeasurable gratitude to Teacher:
“The universe is so vast; the sky is so deep;
we come to this world after enduring so much tribulations for so long.
Our vows are in the heaven; our vows are in heaven; in one life after another we longed for Teacher’s coming.
Luckily we learned Dafa and meet Teacher; We are fulfilling our predestined relationship and journey with Teacher.
Endure the pain and be diligent; endure the pain and be diligent;
The true nature will show after the tribulations.
Develop our righteous thoughts and rid off all bad elements; the sentient beings were all rectified and the whole world is bright.
Teacher’s grace is so great; Teacher’s grace is so great;
The trillion-year old cosmos becomes brand new."
Heshi to benevolent Teacher.
Heshi to fellow practitioners.