Pay Attention to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) I read the sharing article “I No Longer Slack Off ” on the Minghui website. The author shared how the evil stopped her from getting up to send forth righteous thoughts. It reminded me of a similar experience I had.
One winter night in 2011, I went to bed early, at around 10:00 p.m., since I had to get up early the next morning. I set the alarm to wake me up to send forth righteous thoughts at midnight.
When the alarm woke me up, I was not clearheaded. My mind was unclear during the first five minutes of self-cleansing. When the clock struck 12:00 a.m., I raised my palm. However, I felt a force pushing down my erected palm. I could not see anything in other dimensions, but I could feel it vividly and closely. I tried my best to hold up my palm, but it kept being pushed down.
After a few rounds of fighting, I suddenly became alert to the strong force. I concentrated to eliminate it and continued to send forth righteous thoughts for 30 minutes. I sat there afterward and pondered what had happened.
It has been seven years since it occurred, but I still remember it as if it had just happened. I also would like to share some understandings that I enlightened to on sending forth righteous thoughts.
One’s Main Consciousness Must Be Clear
Falun Dafa cultivation is done with a practitioner’s main consciousness. Master bestowed upon us all kinds of mechanisms in our bodies for increasing gong and eventually consummating. No matter if we are sending righteous thoughts or doing any Fa-rectification work, we should always keep our main consciousness alert, which helps to eliminate all the interference and reinforce our righteous thoughts with strong power.
The demons manipulated by the old forces are always watching us and try to interfere with or impede our righteous thoughts. They cannot sit still and wait to be wiped out. When any practitioner’s main consciousness is unable to remain awake or concentrated, they will utilize the loopholes to interfere.
The power of practitioners around the world sending righteous thoughts together is indestructible. If one practitioner does not do well, it leaves a hole. Not only are the practitioner's own dimensions not cleansed, but the effect of global righteous thoughts is also reduced.
Master told us:
"No Dafa disciple can neglect this. Nor can you use any excuse to neglect sending righteous thoughts. That's because if you don't cleanse yourself well you won't be able to do well yourself, and if you don't cleanse yourself well you'll also interfere with others." (“Teaching and Explaining the Faat the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference,” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference III)
A Test of Believing in Master
Like many practitioners, I am unable to see anything in other dimensions. I saw sending forth righteous thoughts as a task to be done. Master asked every practitioner to do it, so I did it. But my experience warned me and made me realize the seriousness of sending forth righteous thoughts. I no longer slack off or do it superficially. We must all do it wholeheartedly.
Sending forth righteous thoughts is one of the three things Master asked practitioners to do. By doing it, we use our supernatural powers to eliminate the evil and demons that undermine Dafa, as well as to get rid of the evil specter of the Communist Party.
It also dissolves interference from the old forces. Thus, it is important and meaningful. Practitioners with their celestial eyes open see that practitioners use their divine powers in other dimensions through their righteous thoughts, and its effect is powerful.
One practitioner shared his experience: When he sent forth righteous thoughts, he saw through his celestial eye that many martial arts spirits quickly flew away from his body with all kinds of weapons. When it ended, they all came back to his body and brought good things with them. This shows that sending forth righteous thoughts is sacred and magnificent.
"A lot of students don't place high importance on sending forth righteous thoughts, and a very big reason for this is that they are not sensitive [to what it is doing]. Whether you are sensitive or not, when Master tells you to do something you should do it, and it will for sure have its effect. It's definitely not just a formality! Master would absolutely not ask you to do something useless." (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
Some practitioners like me who are unable to see anything sometimes do not have confidence in our righteous thoughts and thus do not do well. We should look inward on the basis of the Fa. No matter how much we can perceive during righteous thoughts, we should be responsible to ourselves and our sentient beings by ignoring our own mindset. Master asked us to do it, so it is a test of how much we believe in Master and Dafa.
Do Well During the Four Set Times
"When Dafa disciples join forces the power is really enormous. When everyone manages to focus their minds while sending righteous thoughts, the power is especially strong, and it’s just phenomenal." (“Fa Teaching Given at the New York Fa Conference Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Dafa’s Spreading”)
"With so many Dafa disciples around the globe sending righteous thoughts at the same time, 100 million plus Dafa disciples sending righteous thoughts together at the same time globally, would that not be terrifying to the evil and the old forces? To the gods, it would be a truly magnificent sight. What power!" (“What is a Dafa Disciple” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI)
If we can't do well in sending forth righteous thoughts, we are not doing all three things. One practitioner shared her experience: she slacked off on sending righteous thoughts for a few days. She had a dream after falling asleep while sending forth righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m. Master showed her some words in the dream: “your prior achievements are in vain.” She shared her dream with other practitioners. They all realized that Master had given her a hint about the seriousness of sending forth righteous thoughts.
After so many years of sending forth righteous thoughts at the four global times every day, many evil spirits and demons were eliminated. They have been reduced dramatically in numbers, and the Fa-rectification has progressed.
But some practitioners are unable to do it every time or do not do it well. During work hours, we should do as Master told us: "This especially applies when you’re at your workplace or in some other particular setting; you don’t need to hold your palm erect and the results will be the same." (“Righteous Thoughts” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
If it cannot be done due to our circumstances, we should remember to make it up later. Master said,
"If you say that you really can't [stop working], then it's okay for you to continue with your work and make it up later. But that said, when Dafa disciples around the world send righteous thoughts together at the same time, the power is boundless." (“Fa Teaching at the 2007 New York Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference VIII)
We have followed Master on our cultivation path step by step. We should solidly do the three things well without leaving any regrets and be worthy of Master's compassionate salvation.
Let's all do better on sending forth righteous thoughts, especially at the global set times, and show our divine power in Fa-rectification.