Our Every Thought Must Be Righteous
(Minghui.org) When I saw a group of people dancing one June evening, I started to move with the music. A practitioner asked me, “What are you doing?! As soon as you like it, that element will interfere with you.” I just laughed and went home.
My right leg did not feel well when I practiced the exercises that evening, but I did not eliminate it when I sent forth righteous thoughts.
My leg was sore when I woke up the next morning. I thought it was because I laid on it when I slept. By the afternoon it felt uncomfortable when I stood up, and it hurt when I walked.
When I tried doing the meditation that evening, my leg hurt so much that I could not hold the full lotus position. My big toe was also cold; I felt a chill and shivered.
I covered myself with a comforter and wrapped up my right foot. I felt awful and curled up in a ball.
When I looked up, I saw Master's photo! I then remembered to send righteous thoughts to get rid of any bad elements and interference. I told the old forces that they could not control me despite my shortcomings, and only Master had the final say. I knew the pain was an illusion and not the real me. I asked Master for help.
I felt calm, and then I fell asleep after sending righteous thoughts.
The cramp was gone the next morning, and the pain had diminished. I should have continued to send righteous thoughts to eliminate all the bad elements, but I went to work instead.
After lunch, I went to a practitioner's home to study the Fa with other practitioners. On my way there, my leg began to hurt again, and it got worse with every step I took. When I arrived, I could not climb up the stairs, and another practitioner had to help me.
As I sat waiting for other practitioners to come, I recalled Master's teachings,
“I am telling everyone that no matter how uncomfortable you are, you must continue to attend this class. Once you walk into the classroom, all of your symptoms will vanish and there will not be any danger. There is one point to make to everyone: No matter how much you suffer from the illness, I hope that you will continue to come, because it is difficult to obtain the Fa. When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified. The cause of your illness has been removed, and what remains is only this bit of black qi that will come out on its own to let you suffer some and have some pain. It is forbidden for you not to suffer even a little bit.”(Zhuan Falun)
Master's words reminded me that I should not avoid difficulties, and that I must examine myself for my shortcomings.
We began to study after sending forth righteous thoughts. I focused on reading the book and forgot about everything else. I did not even notice when I put my legs in the full lotus position. When I put my legs down three hours later, the pain was gone!
It was exactly as Master said,
“Once you walk into the classroom, all of your symptoms will vanish and there will not be any danger.”(Zhuan Falun)
Everything Master says is true.
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.”(“Drive Out Interference,” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I now know that when my thoughts wandered for just a few moments, I let something negative in, which caused the pain. I will study the Fa well and make sure my thoughts and actions are based on the Fa, then nothing can interfere with my cultivation path.