My Understanding of Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
(Clearwisdom.net) Master has told us many times in lectures that Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioners should maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions at all times in all truth-clarification and other Dafa activities and not let the evil take advantage of our omissions. Though lots of practitioners are doing very well in keeping righteous thoughts and righteous actions, there are some practitioners who are not doing so well. Here, I would like to share my understanding on this issue with fellow practitioners.
First of all, we have to keep a righteous attitude all the time when making or distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials, or directly clarifying the truth to people. What does a righteous attitude mean? It means that we need to be selfless all the time. We have to keep in mind that we are not doing these for our personal benefit, we are not fighting against anyone, but rather we are saving people from being deceived by the lies and poisoned by the evil. Once we adjust ourselves to such an attitude, the other thoughts will stop interrupting us. As a result, we gain confidence and determination that we will do everything well.
Secondly, we should not have any misgivings when clarifying the truth. We should not feel embarrassed when people do not listen to us or do not accept our viewpoints, nor should we fret about whether we can convince others well. We need to keep the Fa in mind, and remember that our purpose is to save people. It is common for people to not understand or support us; this is caused by the social environment. We should consider more deeply how to break through ordinary people's perceptions, and clarify the truth to them with a topic that interests them rather than force them to accept our view. If we just tell the truth without considering other peoples' reactions, we will not achieve good results in letting people know the truth. We have to pay special attention to this issue, and gradually change people's perceptions. Trying to force people to accept anything will only achieve a negative result.
In addition, we need to get rid of unnecessary worries. Some practitioners were very nervous when distributing or mailing truth-clarification materials, worrying what would happen if the evil caught them. This is the worry and selfishness of ordinary people. We should have faith that as long as we send them out, the materials will make other people aware of the truth and be saved; it is impossible for the evil to trace them back to us. People are awakening now, and not many people will report our materials. As soon as we let go of the attachment of worrying, everything will go smoothly.
Lastly I would like to emphasize the importance of sending righteous thoughts. Before distributing or posting truth-clarification materials, we should calm down and send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil first. When sending them out, we need to keep righteous thoughts all the time. Keep in mind that what we are doing is righteous and noble; we are not threatening national security, nor are we against the government, nor are we damaging the society and families. More importantly, we need to keep in mind that we are Dafa practitioners, it is our godly side, not our human side, doing Fa-rectification activities, and we should not be afraid at all. We are not breaking any law, and our sole purpose is to let people know the truth and be saved, and then at least people will treat Dafa practitioners with kindness. This way we can clarify the truth well with righteous thoughts.
This is purely my personal understanding, please point out any errors.
June 21, 2004