(Minghui.org) I once read a Minghui article about Falun Dafa practitioners not able to keep their palms in the upright position when sending forth righteous thoughts.

I have practiced Falun Dafa since I was young. As I grew up, I read the Minghui Weekly from its very early editions. We had no computers, and did not know anything about getting online. The only thing we had was the Minghui Weekly, and it was passed to us through a single line of communication from fellow practitioners. They had to overcome much difficulty and pressure to distribute the magazine to fellow practitioners. Through their selfless contribution, we were able to obtain the latest news about Dafa practitioners, and learn about the situation and progress of Fa-rectification. 

Our local practitioners have strictly followed Minghui’s requirement, and insisted on using the single line of communication for the past 20-some years. The practitioners at the Dafa materials production site have been keeping everything low key. Therefore, our local practitioners have always been able to obtain materials over the years.

We really treasured the Minghui Weekly, as it was difficult to acquire. While I was home, I never missed reading an edition. From it we also learned about the three things that Master told us to do, one of which is sending forth righteous thoughts (SFRT). We followed Master’s requirement and SFRT according to the Editorial Articles on Minghui. Regardless of whether we could feel anything or not, we still paid great attention to it and sent forth righteous thoughts four times a day.

Master told us in the Fa that Dafa practitioners in China should pay attention to the persecution news. Since then, I always paid close attention to the “Overall Persecution News From China,” and my heart was very heavy. Besides the four set global times, I tried to SFRT at other times throughout the day for these fellow practitioners. Master showed me the miracles of SFRT, in that I began to feel a strong energy field. Regardless of the temperature around me, my hands were always warm when sending righteous thoughts. 

Master said, 

“In the past it wasn’t called “sending forth righteous thoughts,” it was “divine powers”--using divine powers, Buddha Fa’s divine powers. Everyday people have referred to it as “supernormal abilities.”” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

Dafa practitioners’ SFRT is extremely powerful. It should be “His palm erected, the whole Cosmos shakes,” (“The Awakened One,” Hong Yin, Translation Version A) and we should always be able to keep our palms upright.

The more Fa we study, the more Fa is in our head, the more we are assimilated to the Fa, the stronger our divine sides are, and the more powerful our righteous thoughts are.

Dafa disciples’ SFRT should be extremely powerful. When I first heard that some practitioners were unable to hold the palm upright, I really couldn’t understand it.

My mother had this problem for a long time, before she eventually passed away. Whenever she did SFRT, she would feel sleepy and her hand would fall down. I didn’t quite know how to help her. I tried to remind her, and suggested that she should keep her eyes open. I also tried to SFRT for her, but she was still unable to keep her palm upright.

Lack of Sleep – Lack of Fa Study

Some practitioners think that reason people can't hold their hands in the correct position when they send righteous thoughts is a lack of sleep and rest. I heard about a practitioner who was involved with helping fellow practitioners with computer projects. He had shouldered many Dafa projects and was very busy. Because he was never able to hold his palm upright when SFRT, practitioners asked him to take a day off to rest, and they spent some time sharing with him on that day. However, even with a day's rest, he still could not hold his palm upright when SRFT.

In the second half of 2015, I came back home to take care of my mother, who was going through a tribulation of sickness karma. I could not keep up with Fa-study and only relied on reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and reciting the Fa that I had memorized in the past to maintain my cultivation state. In a dream, I saw Master hinting – "long time and consistency." I realized that I had not consistently studied the Fa for quite some time.

Fighting Rotten Demons and Other Evil Factors

Persecuted by the old forces, my mother passed away in 2016. Later that year, I finally began to catch up on Fa study. One day, when sending righteous thoughts after studying the Fa, my mind was very clear. But all of a sudden, I felt that my right palm was being pulled down by some kind of force. Prior to this I had never had a problem with not being able to keep my palm upright. I opened my eyes and forcibly held my hand in position, while also sending a strong thought, “Master please help me eliminate all the old forces’ ‘black hands’ (evil schemers), rotten demons, fallen divines, and the factors of the evil communist spirits that are interfering with me doing SFRT.” Then my hand felt normal again, and I no longer had to try to force my hand to stay upright.

But the old forces did not stop there. At times I was not sleepy at all, but as soon as I did SFRT, I would feel as if I was mesmerized. Whenever this happened, I would open my eyes and strengthen my main consciousness, while asking Master to help me eliminate all the evil factors. At the same time, I asked that my limbs must only follow the orders from my divine side, and I insisted on staying wide awake. 

One night, I had a dream. I saw that while I was sending forth righteous thoughts with my right palm in the upright position, there were two rotten demons, one on each side of my palm. They were trying their hardest to pull my palm down, but they failed.

I thought about it after waking up. There were only two rotten demons. Why were they able to cause a Dafa disciple’s palm to fall down? Why were they able to stay in my dimension? It was because they took advantage of my shortcomings of not being able to keep up with the three things, and being too relaxed when doing Fa study and SFRT.

Master said, 

“Now the evil doesn't dare to just show up, and it no longer has the ability to organize evil beings to stage large-scale attacks on Dafa disciples. It is Dafa disciples who have the upper hand now; when they send forth righteous thoughts they eliminate them everywhere, until all are eliminated.

Let me tell you, all those who remain and that can persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are due to our students themselves. Students who haven't taken sending forth righteous thoughts seriously: the evil in the dimensions that you are supposed to shoulder and be responsible for has not been eliminated. That's the cause. So you must take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously. No matter whether you think you have the ability or not, you should do it. What you eliminate from your own mind are ones that have an effect within the expanse of your own body; at the same time, you need to eliminate the external ones, which are directly related to the dimensions you're in. If you don't eliminate them, then they not only persecute you and restrain you but also persecute other students, other Dafa disciples. As you know, the persecution that Dafa disciples in Mainland China suffer is quite severe, so each student has to truly, clearly realize what his responsibility is, and when he sends forth righteous thoughts he has to be able to truly calm his mind and truly produce the effect of righteous thoughts. So this is something extremely critical, extremely important. Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again--that's how important this is. But it's been a long time since you started sending forth righteous thoughts. The evil beings that have been eliminated are really many. From another perspective, since how well each person does in the process of his cultivation, his improvement, and his understanding, and how well he does in the Fa-rectification is directly related to his own cultivation, and also directly related to the level he has elevated to, Master cannot require too much of you. I'm only telling you its importance. How far a person wants to cultivate to and what realm a person wants to reach are his own business. Master can only tell you the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts.” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

When we are unable to keep the palm upright and if we do not strengthen our main consciousness, we will be further interfered with by the "black hands" and rotten demons. They will have the opportunity to stay in our dimension, putting us into a very passive state, not able to make a breakthrough.

Through constantly strengthening my main consciousness, opening my eyes, controlling my hand to stay in position, and eliminating all the old forces that interfere with SFRT, with Master’s help, I was able to make a breakthrough and my SFRT state returned to normal.

With my experience, I realized when Dafa disciples are unable to keep the palm upright, it’s not as simple as a lack of sleep or rest. It is the old forces taking advantage of Dafa disciples not paying enough attention to SFRT, and it is a prelude to the old forces persecuting Dafa disciples.

When we see a fellow practitioner with this problem, it may not be enough to just remind him or send righteous thoughts for him. There are more things we can do to help. First of all, we should share with him and make sure that he truly understands that SFRT is a divine power that Master has given us. We should make sure that his divine side truly know the importance of sending righteous thoughts. Secondly, we can share with him that the old forces’ "black hands" and rotten demons that are causing him this issue are very small in quantity. If he is determined to make a breakthrough, by strengthening his main consciousness and controlling his own hand with his true self, then Master will help him get through it.

Editor's note: This article only represents the author’s current understanding meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)

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