Be Guided by Righteous Thoughts and Don't Nurture Evil
(Minghui.org) The Fa rectification period is approaching the end, and the time left for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and saving people is extremely precious. In order to fit in, balance work and family, and to do the three things diligently, it’s very important to act with righteous thoughts so as to avoid interference and not waste precious time.
Our Thoughts Will Be Righteous When We Read the Fa with Great Focus
Even though I can’t see other dimensions, I believe that behind every word in Zhuan Falun, there are layers and layers of fashens of Buddhas, Daos, Gods, and Master. Therefore, when I read Dafa books, I don't allow a single distracting thought to enter my mind. I read with my strongest focus and let every word go into my heart. Sometimes I feel warm throughout my body when I read. The power is very strong.
I have been reading two or three lectures like this every day. My righteous thoughts have been stronger and more powerful when I have sent forth righteous thoughts and clarified the truth to people about Falun Dafa.
Changing My Thinking and No Longer Nurturing Evil
Human thinking can be very stubborn when it becomes a habit, and it’s hard to notice. When Dafa practitioners don't pay attention to this, it can have great destructive power, because it nurtures evil.
“For a long period of time the sentient beings in Dafa, especially the disciples, have had a misunderstanding of the Fa at various levels regarding xinxing improvement. Whenever a tribulation comes, you do not see it with the side of your original nature but view it completely with your human side. Evil demons then capitalize on this point and inflict endless interference and damage, leaving students in long-term tribulations.” (“Expounding on the Fa”, Essentials for Further Advancement)
The Fa's power to improve xinxing is unlimited. It requires us to thoroughly change the inertia of our thinking and to replace it with strong righteous thoughts. For example, once something happens, one can’t stop thinking and worrying about it. It even happens when you are studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sending righteous thoughts.
However, every single thought of a Dafa practitioner has strong power, so human thoughts nourish the old forces and interfere with the practitioner. Master’s fashen and other gods can’t do anything about it, because it’s the practitioner who chooses to engage in the thinking and likewise strengthen the evil.
We need to compare our thoughts with Dafa to see if they conform to Dafa. For example, when we send forth righteous thoughts, Master has told us to concentrate and maintain a pure heart. Any thinking that pops up when we send righteous thoughts would interfere with us. Isn’t it the same with studying the Fa and doing the exercises? When I realized this, I started to strengthen my righteous thoughts and resisted those distracting thoughts with strong righteous thoughts. Now, I usually feel warm all over, and and that much evil is being eliminated.
Once while walking home, I saw a riot police car driving slowly towards me. I started to feel fear, because the police have arrested a lot of Falun Gong practitioners in China. I then realized that this was an opportunity for me to eliminate the attachment of fear. I immediately strengthened my righteous thoughts and controlled my thinking. Then I walked past the police car with a smile on my face. The police car drove away.
Maintaining a Pure and Serene Mind
“On one occasion I allowed my mind to be linked with the minds of four or five enlightened ones in extremely high realms. Their level of attainment was so great that non-practitioners would think I was exaggerating were I to describe it. They wanted to know my thoughts. Others have no way of doing that, given how many years I practiced for; their powers have no way to breach my space. Nobody is able to know me or what I am thinking. Yet in this case, I consented to their wish to know my thoughts, and linked my mind with theirs for a period of time. But once the connection was made I found it hard to take. That’s because regardless of my level of attainment, I am part of this mortal world and acting with a purpose—to save people—and my mind is on that. Whereas their minds were so still it was unsettling. Were it just one being who was that still, it wouldn’t have been that significant, but there were four or five sitting over there, with stillness like a pool of standing water, and I couldn’t sense anything from them. Those few days my mind really felt uneasy; the sensation that was lingering would be hard to describe. That kind of complete emptiness, free of all intention, is beyond what most people could imagine or ever experience.” (Zhuan Falun)
Every time I read this, I was amazed by the power of such stillness. If we can keep our minds so still when we do the three things, we will do them better.
Sometimes when I was getting ready to go out to talk to people about Falun Dafa, I thought about who I should talk to, how I should talk, what kinds of situations I might run into, and how I should deal with them. Even when I sent righteous thoughts or studied the Fa, I couldn’t help thinking about those things. However, when I actually spoke to people, that worried thinking interfered with me and I couldn’t maintain strong righteous thoughts and couldn’t clarify the truth effectively.
Later on, I realized that I needed to maintain my mind in a state of stillness. Only by doing so could I have strong righteous thoughts and speak naturally and calmly. Then the wisdom of Dafa would appear, and what I said would convince people.
“Be aware: I am not asking you to intentionally do something. I am only trying to make you understand the principles of the Fa so that you will have a clear understanding of this. In fact, Dafa is not only to save human beings—it is also taught to all beings in the various dimensions. Your enlightened, original nature will automatically know what to do. Cherishing your human side enables you to enlighten to and ascend in the Fa.” (“Expounding on the Fa”, Essentials for Further Advancement)
We need to change the state of always wanting to do something and instead maintain a pure and serene mind.