(Minghui.org) My mother told me a proverb when I was young: “Wishing good luck upon others brings good luck to oneself.” I did not quite understand the meaning of this, and thought that she just wanted to teach me not to hate others.

After becoming a Falun Dafa practitioner and learning many Fa teachings about life, I realized that proverbs such as this contain deeper meanings that most of us don't fully understand.

It has been proven by science that human thoughts are substances. When a person is thinking, that thought can create a substance and generate energy, which can have an impact on others.

This understanding is similar to Master's words, “the appearance stems from the mind” (“Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference X).

When we complain or hold negative thoughts about others, this negativity will generate a substance that is cast into the energy field of the person that we are complaining about. Though invisible to us, the person of concern can actually receive and feel it, and in turn, becomes uncomfortable. Therefore, the person's manner and behavior can worsen.

This explains the correlation between my attitude toward a person and how the person treats me. When negative thoughts about a person enter my mind, the person and I are at loggerheads, but if I maintain only positive and compassionate thoughts, he or she will treat me kindly.

The proverb “wishing good luck upon others brings good luck to oneself” is not merely wishful thinking, as our every thought has a material existence. We can feel it, just as we know that air exists around us, even though we cannot see it.

If a person often has negative thoughts about others and fights with others, he or she may end up harming other people or themselves.

In an old traditional story, a horse complained about a wild boar who went to the same grassland to eat the grass. The horse asked a hunter to kill the boar so that he could have the grass all to himself. The hunter did kill the boar, but also put a bridle on the horse and kept it as his slave. This story illustrates how wishing harm to others will eventually bring harm to oneself.

Falun Dafa teaches people to be compassionate, good people, and requires its practitioners to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Being a good person not only benefits others and society, but also oneself.