With Firm Righteous Thoughts, No Path Is Impassable
(Minghui.org) As long as we do things according to Dafa, Master reinforces us. If we study the Fa diligently and believe in Master and Dafa, then there won't be any tribulation that cannot be overcome. There won't be any loophole that can be taken advantage of by the old forces.
Eliminating Sickness Karma with Righteous Thoughts
In the morning on New Year's Day 2003, I suddenly had tightness in my chest and almost fainted. I shouted, “I don't feel good again.” Then I lost consciousness. My husband (a practitioner) had one thought in his mind: “Master, please save her!” He gathered our children and said, “Your mother has passed out. Read the Dafa teachings to her. Beg Master to save her.” My husband stayed next to me and sent forth righteous thoughts.
My children read the Fa to me. An hour later, I woke up. I felt I was not in my home, but somewhere remote. I wondered if my primordial spirit had left my body. However, I knew I could not leave, that I had a responsibility to save sentient beings. I said to my children, “Read the Fa to me. I felt I was far away from you.”
After listening to the Fa for about an hour, my mind became clear and alert. I told them, “Take a break. I am OK now.” They said, “You scared us to death. Your hands and feet were trembling. Master pulled you back from the brink of death and saved you!”
In overcoming this test of sickness karma, I enlightened that, at critical moments, one must believe in Master and Dafa, understand that this is just an illusion, and reject it. Then Master will reinforce us and help us overcome the tribulation.
Leaving the Detention Center
That same year, because I always felt that there were too many chores to do at home, I didn't have much time to study the Fa. So I thought about leaving home. That thought was taken advantage by the old forces. I was arrested and taken to the police station along with a few other practitioners.
At the police station, the police asked me if I would continue to practice Falun Gong. I recalled what Master said: “No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” in Essentials for Further Advancement II) I asked them: “Do you think I should continue or not?” and stared at them. After a while, they wouldn't ask me anything.
A few guards wanted to interrogate me. I thought: “Master, please reinforce me. I don't want them to generate karma, they are also sentient beings to be saved.” When a guard called me into the room, I saw two other guards there, too.
I started to gasp just as they set out to interrogate me. My whole body lacked strength, and I leaned over the table. The two sitting on the bed said, “She's faking.” Just then, “Bang,” the bed collapsed, and they fell on the floor. One of them said, “You are really amazing; we got retribution.” They didn't ask me anything more and ended the interrogation.
I left the room and walked back to where I was being held. Two door guards pointed at me with guns and said, “Say, 'Report', then go in.” I didn't commit any crime, why should I say 'report?' I stood there and stared at them as I sent forth righteous thoughts to remove the evil spirits and rotten demons that controlled them. They put down their guns.
From this I enlightened that, as long as the things we do are to help sentient beings, and the way we do it aligns with the Fa, and we don't have fear, then the evil will be disintegrated.
A few days later, several of us were sentenced to two years of forced labor and taken to the distribution department. At mealtime, everyone had to say “I am criminal XX” before being allowed to eat. I thought that I would say, "I am a Dafa practitioner." Since I had righteous thoughts, the evil was disintegrated. The next day I was transferred to a hospital.
A month later, on our way to a labor camp, I only had one thought in mind: “Wherever I am, I will stand up for the Fa, clarify the truth, and disintegrate the evil. Due to this upright thought and Master's reinforcement, I was not "transformed."
The day before I was released, a drug addict who shared the room with me said, “It will be the New Year in two days. You won't be going home since no one is working on your case.” My mind was not affected. I knew that what they said didn't matter, that only what Master says counts. “... just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” in Essentials for Further Advancement II) One day before the New Year, I walked out of the labor camp. My husband came and picked me up.
Looking Inward and Forming a Perfect Harmony with the Whole Body
Some time ago, there was a little conflict among our local practitioners. The coordinator said that what I was doing was not safe, and that some things I did interfered with his plan. The conflict brought out a few practitioners' attachments. Some complained that what the coordinator did was wrong.
I realized that there must be attachments for me to remove. I studied the Fa and exchanged thoughts with fellow practitioners. Everyone knew that the incident must be related to our xinxing improvement, so we wondered what we did wrong.
One day we studied “Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference.” In this lecture Master said:
“Some people always insist, 'My, how come that person always has such an attitude? Why is he like that with everyone?' And there are some people who say, 'Well nobody thinks too highly of him.' But if you ask me, your master, you're all wrong. When none of you are attached anymore to wanting to hear pleasing things, when none of you are affected when you're insulted, see if he'll still be like that. Exactly because you people have those attachments, there exist factors that hit on your attachments; and exactly because those attachments of yours are stirred up, you get irritated; when all of you have those attachments, the situation where everyone is irritated by the person who hit on their attachments comes about. If you can all keep a calm and steady state of mind while being assaulted by strong words, and you're not at all affected, then see if those factors still exist.”
After reading this paragraph, everyone understood at once and smiled. Master used this incident to make us improve. The divisions among us were removed.
From this I enlightened that, as long as we study the Fa diligently, look inward when encountering conflict, and check ourselves to see if we have attachments that have not been eliminated, Master will find a way to remove our attachments. As long as our goal is to improve as a whole body and we can let go of ourselves, there won't be any hurdle that we won't be able to clear.