Using Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate Notions and Cultivate Compassion
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998 and have gone through ups and downs since the persecution started on July 20, 1999. Protected by Master Li Hongzhi, I have been cultivating steadily with righteous thoughts. I’d like to share how I have clarified the truth, assisted Master to save sentient beings, removed my Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture mentality, and balanced my relationship with my husband.
Clarify the Truth and Saving Sentient Beings with Compassion
My husband was hospitalized for hemorrhoid surgery in January 2020. There were around 20 patients on his floor and they all walked the hallways in pain. I felt sympathetic to see them suffering so.
I did not want to miss opportunities to clarify the truth. In the hospital cafeteria, I talked to people who were helping to care for their family members. After a few days, other patients started coming to my husband’s room to chat. Many of them accepted what I told them about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
Among the people who quit the CCP were village heads, farmers, and firefighters. Eighteen people agreed to quit the CCP during the 10 days my husband was in the hospital. They were grateful when I reminded them to repeat the auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good!”
After the outbreak of the CCP virus, people started coming back to public life when the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan. I believed that Master had compassionately given us more time to save people, so we had to do our best. I talked to people whenever I got an opportunity, telling them to recite the auspicious phrases.
Most people believed me, agreed to quit the CCP, and said that they would remember the phrases. I persuaded people to quit the CCP every day, and they were especially willing to quit after I told them about the persecution. The number of people who were willing to quit increased from a few people per day to a dozen per day. One practitioner helped me send righteous thoughts, and within two hours, 20 people wanted to quit the CCP. On my way home, tears came to my eyes. I thanked Master for his compassion.
One day, we heard that the police were going to arrest practitioners en masse. One practitioner immediately disbanded the Fa study site at his home. Some practitioners said that they would not go out to clarify the truth because CCTV cameras were installed, making it unsafe. I said that no one had the right to prevent us from going out to clarify the truth, and I continued to do it every day.
I felt that Master had not arranged for us to be persecuted and that the surveillance cameras had nothing to do with us. I told these practitioners not to be blinded by the old forces and encouraged them to go out to clarify the truth. The Fa study site resumed, and the practitioners started going out again. I later heard that the news about the arrests was false. Dafa practitioners should only follow the path arranged by Master and must completely negate all arrangements by the old forces!
Eliminating CCP Culture to Balance My Relationship with My Husband
I am a strong and capable woman. After I married, I paid all the family expenses. I was later arrested and illegally sentenced to prison by the CCP after I went to Beijing and displayed a Dafa banner.
I returned home from prison in 2002 only to find my husband had sold our house. He also had affairs with many women. He didn't have a job, so I supported the family by renting a house and providing everything for our child to go to school.
Our child was admitted to a college in 2008. At that point, my husband left me for another woman. He wanted a divorce and was afraid that I would blame him. But I did not divorce him, thinking that he and I were predestined. I felt that this was not what Master would have wanted for me, and I couldn't give up on my husband. I thought the divorce would ruin him.
I treated him kindly, although I knew he was messing around with other women. I invited him to family meals when our daughter came home on her college break. He gradually became less fierce towards me than before.
I bought a house in 2010, and my husband helped me renovate it. He also came home to spend the Chinese New Year and other holidays with me and our daughter. The woman who had an affair with my husband died suddenly in 2014, and my husband returned home permanently.
I treated him even better than before. I cooked the food that he loved and didn’t complain about him not having a job. When he got angry with me, I would try to stay calm and send righteous thoughts to remove any evil factors controlling him. He would stop being angry after a while.
When he had affairs with other women, I would try to detach myself from it and send forth righteous thoughts to remove the lust demons interfering with him. I looked inside at my own shortcomings when I saw anything wrong with him, then sent forth righteous thoughts to dissolve the evil factors. My husband got better as time passed. He found a job and stopped contacting the women he had messed around with.
We bought a large house in 2017, and I paid off the debts my husband owed for six years of social security. My daughter and I also bought him a car. I knew all this happened because Master helped me resolve the bad karmic relationship with my husband. Over the past ten years, my family has undergone tremendous changes. I owe everything to Dafa and Master’s compassion and protection.
My husband often got angry with me over small things. Sometimes when he said something that really hurt me, I couldn’t maintain my xinxing and argued with him. I realized that something was not right with me and stopped arguing.
I looked inside to see why I’d lost my temper and found that I judged things with human notions. I didn’t remember that these things were meant to improve my xinxing and eliminate my karma. Instead, I allowed those human notions to control me. I thought that I had been nice to him, so it was not fair for him to treat me badly. The notions led me to think about divorcing him if I wasn’t a practitioner.
Recently, I have improved after I listened to practitioners’ cultivation experience sharing articles and the book Disintegrating Communism (dissolving the culture of the CCP). I realized that the competitive mentality was not me, it came from the CCP culture. I knew that I was too strong and inclined to fight. My husband was helping me to get rid of my attachments to not accepting criticism, jealousy, and resentment. I should be grateful for his help and thank him from the bottom of my heart.
I decided that, from that point on, I would change my way of thinking by taking bad things as opportunities to improve myself and seize every opportunity to cultivate diligently.
Miracles Happened after My Thoughts Changed
My older sister is a Dafa practitioner. A few years ago, her husband had a stroke and fell into a coma, but he recovered after my sister played Master's lecture recordings to him. At that point, he started to cultivate Dafa.
My sister was arrested and illegally sentenced to prison by the CCP in 2018. Her husband was alone at home, so he stopped studying the Fa or doing the exercises. In May 2020, he had another stroke and was hospitalized.
I visited my brother-in-law in the hospital and saw him clutching his heart. His sister was taking care of him because the doctor said he required 24-hour care.
I asked my brother-in-law if he feared death. He said that he did, so I reminded him that his illness had been cured when he started to practice Dafa. I said, “You can't be afraid of death. If you are afraid of it, the old forces will take your life.”
I assured him that he would get well if he started asking Master for help and reciting, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.” I told him not to be afraid because the illness he was suffering was an illusion and that he should have firm faith in Master! He nodded.
I sent forth righteous thoughts for my brother-in-law and believed that everything about his illness was false. Two days later, the MRI results came back—he had suffered a brain hemorrhage, not a stroke. The next day, he was discharged from the hospital and now he doesn’t have any illness symptoms.
One day, I felt tired and lay down in bed after I finished my work. I then felt my back ache and started worrying that maybe I had a kidney problem. After a while, I went to the bathroom and saw that I’d passed blood. I thought that it was okay; the blood in the urine was karma manifesting in that form. I went to rest again.
After taking a shower two hours later, however, I had to urinate, and it was all bloody again. I looked inward and found that my worries about kidney problems were not right. I immediately negated these thoughts. I told myself that the thoughts didn’t come from me—the old forces used this wrong idea to persecute me. They were all false, and I wouldn't allow the old forces to persecute me like this. By midnight, I was fine.
Through this incident, I have learned that Dafa practitioners must maintain righteous thoughts. We mustn’t allow the old forces to take advantage of our human notions. We should take every step steadily, and live up to Master's compassionate salvation!