An Understanding of “Wrong Thought”
(Minghui.org) I have a new understanding of Master's poem “Nothing Kept” in Hong Yin:
“In life, nothing sought,In death, regretting naught;Washing away all wrong thought,Buddhahood, with lessadversity, is wrought.”
I wasn't sure what Master meant by “wrong thought” in the past. However, I have come to understand that anything we have accumulated in our minds about this society, through experience or being taught, could be wrong.
For example, we may think about this or that, or plan to do this or that. Such thoughts, although subtle, could be driven by our human notions. If these thoughts are not on the Fa, won't they interfere with our cultivation?
But thoughts like these exist in our minds almost all the time. The only way to rectify ourselves is to always carefully examine what is on our mind.
Anything in our mind should align with the Fa. Otherwise, we need to rectify them. Even if some thoughts may seem insignificant, we should not ignore them. This is because once they accumulate, negative consequences will follow.
If we are able to keep doing this way all the time, we will be able to eliminate all wrong thoughts and be fully assimilated to the Fa.
This is my personal understanding, please point out anything that is inappropriate.