The Importance of Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) I have noticed for a while that some practitioners do not pay sufficient attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. The following is my observation.
The goal of sending forth righteous thoughts near the detention centers, police stations, and courthouses where the evil is concentrated is to break through the persecution with our powers from close by. Now, however, when practitioners show up at these places to send righteous thoughts, some chat or go shopping.
They even gather to become better acquainted or make friends.
Practitioners also seem not to pay much attention to sending forth righteous thoughts during Fa study in groups. Usually, except for the four global times to send righteous thoughts, practitioners rush to finish reading the Fa, then go out to talk to people about Falun Gong.
When some practitioners study the Fa at home on their own, they pay even less attention to sending righteous thoughts. It seems they would rather spend more time studying the Fa or going out talk to people about Falun Gong.
When group efforts are needed to send forth righteous thoughts to help rescue fellow practitioners who have been arrested or detained, it appears difficult to organize available practitioners. Often, they bring all kinds of human notions and attachments to the group.
As a result, unnecessary barriers are sometimes created in our efforts to rescue practitioners. We have also learned that some practitioners in other places were arrested, and their homes were ransacked. One practitioner was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Fellow Practitioners, we need to be serious about sending forth righteous thoughts.
Master has taught about sending forth righteous thoughts on many occasions:
“Everyone needs to recognize the importance of sending righteous thoughts. That's because you are Dafa disciples, and you aren't everyday people doing things for Dafa, but Dafa disciples who are validating the Fa.” ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")
“(W)hen Dafa disciples around the world send righteous thoughts together at the same time, the power is boundless. So, if each person had been able to handle this matter with very strong righteous thoughts and been doing it very well from the beginning, then perhaps there would be no evil remaining now. It's precisely because many practitioners have been interfered with by one thing or another that it hasn't been done well.” ("Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference")
I would like to end this article with Master's words from another teaching to encourage fellow practitioners and myself to improve in our efforts to send forth righteous thoughts:
“Stop letting the evil exploit gaps, and stop being interfered with by human attachments. Do well the things that Dafa disciples should do, and walk the last leg of the journey well. Righteous thoughts, righteous actions.” (“Eliminate the Dark Minions with Righteous Thoughts” in The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III).