(Minghui.org) My heart aches each time I read reports on Minghui.org about fellow practitioners being unlawfully arrested, put on trial, and sentenced to prison. We Dafa practitioners are assisting Master in the Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings. It is very difficult now, and time is pressing. What a loss when such things happen! At the same time, such incidents have a negative impact on our close family members and other relatives. The cost is huge.
Nowadays in China, with surveillance cameras everywhere, the use of big data, facial recognition and tracking, and rewards for reporting practitioners, it does make it more difficult to save sentient beings. Yet, as Dafa disciples, we cannot step back. So what should we do? If we limit ourselves to the human level and measure things with human notions, then it would be truly difficult for us. However, we are Dafa cultivators and we are beyond ordinary people.
“What’s important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That’s because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (Teachings at the Conference in Los Angeles)
So we need to be more divine-like, but how? I remember a story in Shen Yun. When a Taoist disciple was about to leave the mountain, his master gave him two treasures, a token and an invisible cloak. In case of danger, he could show the token and dissolve the danger. Some practitioners thought: “If I had an invisible cloak, I would be safe when I distributed truth-clarification materials.” Do we actually have such a cloak? I would say, “Yes, we do.”
Master told us in Lecture Three in Zhuan Falun,
“Here we will provide you with Falun, energy mechanisms, and all the other kinds of mechanisms for cultivation and so on—more than ten thousand of them. They will all be given to you like seeds being planted in your body.”
Wouldn’t the “more than ten thousand” mechanisms include the token and invisible cloak? Definitely so, in my understanding. Then what is this token that we have? It is none other than our title: “Dafa Disciple.” This is the number one position in the universe, and it is unimpeded at any level and in any dimension.
Master mentioned in his teaching that when a young man from Wuhan was confronted by the demon of lust, his first thought was: “I’m a Dafa practitioner,” and the demon disappeared instantly.
In a sharing article published on Minghui.org, a female practitioner got a lift home after she had been out clarifying the truth. The driver of the car had some indecent thoughts and grabbed her hand. When she said to him, “I’m a Falun Gong practitioner,” the driver instantly became listless and let go of her hand. She got out of the car and left.
When we identify ourselves firmly with righteous thoughts in this dimension, how can countless righteous gods and divine guardians in other dimensions not come forth to protect us? Similar examples can be found in ancient books.
As for the invisible cloak, my understanding is that it means you can enter another dimension, so people cannot see you even if they are right in front of you, because you are not in the same dimension.
Master mentioned when talking about martial arts that “some can even enter another dimension…,” but “Yet they do not exist among everyday people.” (Lecture Six in Zhuan Falun)
But we are not everyday people. Practitioners have recounted many such incidents in their articles. For example, a female practitioner was being hunted down by the police, who saw her walking down a slope. They began to close in around her. There was nowhere to hide, but she crouched down behind a few artemisia plants, which barely shielded her. She then thought: “They cannot see me.”
Indeed, the police searched everywhere, but they just couldn’t see her so they left.
My understanding is that one does not need to be at a very high level to be able to enter another dimension. There are quite a few such stories in Shen Yun programs, such as “Three Hundred Years in One Day” that we can draw inspiration from.
There are many such stories recorded in ancient books as well. For example, someone drew a gate on a wall and was able to escape through it. Think about it: What could he achieve by drawing a gate on a wall? The molecular arrangement of the wall didn’t change, but his mindset did. He believed it was a gate, not a wall, so he could walk through it. Sometimes we just believe in our pair of flesh eyes too much and hold onto our human notions and therefore cannot make breakthroughs.
Master said in Lecture Two in Zhuan Falun,
“You know that the microscopic particles of matter include molecules, atoms, and protons. Upon investigating further, if you could see the plane of each level instead of a point, and see the plane of molecules, the plane of atoms, the plane of protons, and that of nuclei, you would see the forms of existence in different dimensions. All matter, including the human body, exists simultaneously in connection with dimensional levels of the cosmic space.”
If we truly understand how they all exist simultaneously in connection with dimensional levels of the cosmic space, then we may be able to break through this level. When Dafa disciples think and act with righteous thoughts, we may be able to make breakthroughs without consciously thinking about how to break through this way or that way.
I heard about a fellow practitioner who was being chased by the police when he was out distributing truth-clarification materials on a bicycle. He rode into a residential community and kept looking back to see if the police were still behind him. He didn’t see that there was a metal fence between the two buildings ahead but, not knowing it was there, he rode right through it. The police chasing him from behind were dumbfounded.
In fact, we can also see the display of supernormal powers in Shen Yun pieces, such as “Jigong Punishes the Evil.” In the story, Jigong totally ignored the fact that they were villains. Instead, he ordered them around at will—like he was playing with dolls.
Master has talked about supernormal abilities in his teachings. My personal understanding is that Master has allowed us to use supernormal abilities in our efforts to validate the Fa and save sentient beings.
Master told us that “Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress II), clearly telling us that we can use supernormal power.
In fact, Master has given us everything we need, but very often we fail to enlighten to it. The power comes from Master, from Dafa, and when we think and act with righteous thoughts, we will be able to use supernormal abilities.
I often think to myself: “I have been cultivating Dafa for so many years, so why don’t I seem to have any supernormal abilities? We understand the Fa principles, so why can’t we act on them accordingly?” I now realize there are two reasons. First of all, we have failed to truly believe in Master and in Dafa, and second, we have not changed our human notions. We belittle ourselves and give the evil too much credit. To put it bluntly, we have belittled the Fa.
The 12 high-level immortals in the novel The Investiture of the Gods are said to have reached very high attainment levels and their disciples are also very capable and have supernormal abilities. A cultivator’s attainment and abilities have a lot to do with his or her inborn quality and level of enlightenment, but mostly it depends on their master’s abilities and his level or attainment. The 12 immortals’ master was the Primeval Lord of Heaven, at a level a bit higher than that of Tathagata. Our Master is in charge of the entire great firmament, so one can only imagine how high our position and abilities might be. We are shouldering a great mission, and we cannot succeed in our mission without such levels of attainment and abilities. This is why it is normal for us to have supernormal powers as we seek to save sentient beings.
Some practitioners said in their sharing that being persecuted is like being beaten when you have the Golden Cudgel in hand or begging for food with a bowl made of gold. Put more seriously, it is an insult to Master and Dafa. How does Master feel at that moment? What would the old forces say? When we are in a difficult situation, we should at least ask Master for help. If we fail to think of Master, the old forces will take advantage of our loopholes. When we are not doing well, it is very hard for Master to help us.
As long as we firmly have faith in Master and Dafa and change our human notions and everyday people’s ways of thinking, we will be able to accomplish anything and do even better in validating the Fa and saving sentient beings; we will be able to walk well on the last remaining part of our journey and complete our mission.
Due to the limitations of my own level, my understandings are limited. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate in my sharing.
Editor’s note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state 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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