Remarkable Events in New York City: The Power of Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts and Actions
(Minghui.org) During the Falun Dafa Experience-sharing Conference and other activities to promote Falun Dafa and stop the persecution, I had the privilege of setting up audio equipment for the activities, such as speakers for exercise music and microphones. I witnessed several miracles resulting from the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples, which I would like to share.
1. Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens, New York—May 14, 2014
The morning after the conference, practitioners were asked to come to a park in Queens, and meditate and send righteous thoughts in the formation of the characters "Zheng Fa" (Righteous Fa). An arial shot from a camera hovering overhead on a drone was to be taken, but there were not enough practitioners to fill in the shape of the characters.
The assembly was scheduled to start at around 8:30 a.m. and finish at around 10:30 a.m., but at 9:30 we still lacked enough practitioners, and the characters were far from being filled in. Some of the coordinators and photographers seemed anxious and were expressing doubts that we would have enough practitioners to form the characters and achieve the grand image we anticipated.
Fresh from the Fahui conference, where practitioners shared about maintaining righteous thoughts even while Communist Party members cursed at them over the phone, I was determined to not allow notions of doubt or negativity take over my mind. I even heard a practitioner arrive at the practice site and say, "There are too few practitioners here." I told her "No, you can't say that. Send righteous thoughts." She looked at me and said, "I understand," and with a look of calm determination she picked up her meditation mat and headed to join the formation.
I maintained in my mind the thoughts, "Of course this will succeed. We are validating the Fa of the cosmos on earth and this is a solemn, historic event."
With only around 30 minutes left before we were set to leave the park, several busloads of Taiwanese practitioners arrived, bringing more than enough practitioners to fill in the characters and present our grand display to the world.
I had tears in my eyes. I knew that with righteous thoughts there could be no interference, that all eyes are on Dafa practitioners, and by following Master closely, all things thought impossible can actually be achieved.
2. Times Square, New York, New York—May 15, 2014
The following day, the audio team and coordinators arrived in Times Square quite early to set up the practice site. It was a dreary day, and it was raining relatively hard. The main coordinator suggested we go into the van and send righteous thoughts. I sat in the front seat of the van, and with a firm and calm mind, sent righteous thoughts. The next thing I knew, I heard a loud knock on my window, and it was another practitioner on the audio team telling me to come out, as the rain had dwindled to a very light drizzle.
We set up the speakers and had all the practitioners get into formation.
It was a truly magnificent scene. With so many passersby encountering Dafa, and many practitioners passing out fliers, it truly had a powerful effect. I saw several non-practitioners come up and join in the exercises, some even completing all four standing exercises before grabbing a flier and walking off.
Across the street, a small group of people were holding banners that slandered Falun Dafa and Master. I felt very bad for them, so I went over and tried to talk with them. I remembered how several practitioners at the Fahui, who were from the call center, shared about remaining calm and reminding the Communist Party members that good and evil have consequences, and that Falun Dafa was good. I tried to tell these people that Falun Dafa is good, that good and evil have consequences, and that Falun Gong is practiced freely all over the world. I even spoke Chinese with them to clarify the facts.
They argued loudly, causing a scene. So I decided to leave and walk back over to the practice site, because their signs were ridiculous anyway, and any rational person could see the clear contrast between good and evil.
When I returned to the practice site, I saw something that truly shocked me. Ever since I moved to New York City to do work for Dafa, I had always despised the sight of the Xinhua News Agency screen at the top of Times Square. I feel it poisoned the people who glanced at it, and it is obviously full of evil because of its propaganda and lies against Dafa and Master. When I returned, I saw that the screen was completely black. The power was out only on that screen, and I believe this was a result of practitioners spreading the righteous energy and the power of Dafa.
Xinhua screen under the “Prudential” screen, second from the top, is dark
Think about it... How much energy goes into maintaining the power of these screens in the heart of Times Square? How much money has the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poured into maintaining their wicked, unjust propaganda machine? Just like the CCP's persecution of Dafa, no matter how many resources and energy they pour into it, it is useless against the divine power of the Buddha Fa.
Every time I walked by this screen I wished I had some way of shutting it off, and was indescribably satisfied and truly surprised when I saw such a huge direct manifestation of Dafa's divine abilities right in front of my own and so many other peoples' eyes. It was also not surprising, as everything is for and under the control of Dafa and Master's divine powers.
After we began taking the speakers down, and the exercises were finished, the rain began again and the Xinhua screen's power came back on. The group that had gathered to slander Dafa left and went to Union Square, where a World Falun Dafa Day celebration was being held, only to be ignored and have no effect whatsoever on the event.
These are a few miracles I witnessed during the week of the Fahui that truly reinforced my righteous thoughts and showed me how notions are a powerful obstacle that block Dafa disciples' coordination and success. In the face of true righteous thoughts, however, they dissolve and do not stand a chance, and anything can be achieved.
Please point out anything inappropriate as my level is limited.
Category: Falun Dafa's Divine Power