Follow Master, and Pay Attention to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) About the “three things” Dafa disciples should do, Master said,
“As you've seen, you are clarifying the facts, sending righteous thoughts, and cultivating yourselves. Right now these three things are the three most important things for Dafa disciples to do. Clarifying the facts, when you view it from the surface in light of the truths at this human level, is exposing the evil persecution. And sending righteous thoughts, that's eliminating those hopeless, filthiest beings' persecution of Dafa disciples. Viewed in light of the truths of slightly higher levels, then, the true point of clarifying the facts is to save sentient beings and to prevent the human race from being eliminated. The old forces have used evil beings to do evil things to Dafa disciples in order to, for one thing, create tests, and secondly, to have me clean out that garbage from the cosmos. Dafa disciples' sending righteous thoughts is fundamentally rejecting the old forces' arrangements and eliminating the evil's persecution.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festivalat the U.S. West Fa Conference)
For a long time, I was sending forth righteous thoughts as a daily routine, like a job. Afterwards, I felt like I completed a task, and was not too concerned about occasionally missing them.
I also read an article that suggested that one does not need to think about the details of the righteous thoughts every time, so you will have more time to clean up the evil.
This approach fit well with my inertness, so I followed it. Later on, I found myself even being unable to remember the contents of righteous thoughts.
I then realized this was a wrong approach.
I carefully read the notice about sending forth righteous thoughts on Minghui by the Falun Dafa Association. Then I wrote out the righteous thoughts verse down on paper and read it repeatedly. I continuously gained understanding of how to properly send forth righteous thoughts.
I enlightened to the understanding that Dafa disciples' sending forth righteous thoughts to clear the evil in the persecution of Dafa and Dafa disciples is upholding Dafa, eliminating the persecution of sentient beings by the evil, validating Dafa, and saving sentient beings; “...fundamentally rejecting the old forces' arrangements....” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
As the overseas media has reported an increase in organ harvesting instead of a decline, I felt very sad, and that I really needed to check my cultivation state.
I looked inward and found that I did not care enough about practitioners in China, or take their troubles as my own. And I felt that I did not make enough phone calls to rescue them, even though I live in a relaxed environment overseas.
I have been interfered with when sending forth righteous thoughts for a long time now, but I did not paid enough attention to it.
Master said in “Righteous Thoughts”, The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III that
“You should focus your attention and your effort, your mind has to be absolutely clear and rational, the force of your thoughts needs to be focused and strong, with an air of supremacy and of destroying all evil in the cosmos.” (“Righteous Thoughts” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress, Vol. III)
I have now realized that sending forth righteous thoughts is a very sacred and serious thing, and that any other thoughts should never have occurred.
Why didn’t I realize the sacredness of sending righteous thoughts before?
I began to realize that Master's allowing Dafa disciples to send forth righteous thoughts is of great significance and has far-reaching meanings.
“I’ll tell you, for years I have been continually saying that Dafa disciples’ abilities are tremendous, yet many people don’t believe this since those abilities were not allowed to be seen. Under the effect of righteous thoughts, everything around you, as well as you yourself, will undergo changes. Yet you have never thought to give it a try. The old forces as well as the interference from the evil elements are precisely exploiting the gaps in your thinking. That’s what they have been doing all these years. All along the old forces have been directing rotten spirits and the factors of the evil Party to do this, causing you to fail in your efforts to save people. They do this because they don’t have the ability to defeat you in a direct fight.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
In particular, "Yet you have never thought to give it a try." (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
I have been sending forth righteous thoughts for over ten years, why have I never wanted to give it a try?
I understand that sending forth righteous thoughts is more far-reaching than what I imagined.
I realized that sending forth righteous thoughts well could change the old forces’ arrangements for Dafa disciples, clean up our own surroundings, and ensure that I realize what Master wants to do in Fa- rectification.
I realized there is a layer of content in righteous thoughts- to rectify all selfish things which cannot meet the standards of the new universe.
Looking at my state of cultivation, the subtle jealousy, fighting, unhappiness when being criticized, and serious selfishness, are all signs of evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture.
I lived in the evil CCP culture for decades, so I was not able to see the CCP factors myself.
I felt that my bad state was all due to interference. Now I understand that I should eliminate them by sending forth righteous thoughts.