(Clearwisdom.net) During the Midwest U.S. Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference held in Chicago, I had an opportunity to participate in the conference as a staff member. During the ten minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts, I once opened my eyes to monitor the conference site. Since I was sending forth righteous thoughts in a standing position, I had a clear view of the site. I found that many practitioners' hand postures had become more or less distorted.

When holding the palm erect, quite a number of practitioners' hands were not straight, and they became tilted further and further as time went on. Furthermore, some practitioners' hands even became closed and turned into a fist. Some people seemed to realize the distortion of their hand postures, and made adjustments. However, one minute later, their hands became slanted again. Along with the distortion of their hand postures, some people nodded their heads and fell asleep. When holding the lotus hand position, many practitioners' two hands gradually converged. Some individuals even joined the two hands so that it became like a Heshi position.

The hand postures and the two-line formula used in sending forth righteous thoughts are the precious weapons Master has given us to eliminate the evil, and they are powerful weapons in the battle between righteousness and evil. Thus, we should perform the hand postures well. Master said in "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference,"

"Well in principle, as long as you're rational and clearheaded, making hand gestures or not won't affect anything. But, it's apparent from your hand gestures whether you've entered into tranquility or not, or if you've fallen into a foggy state. So when you send righteous thoughts you have to be alert. And what's that state like? It's very pleasant, as if everything is still and quiet and the whole body is enveloped by energy."

I suggest that everyone should have this understanding from now on during sending forth righteous thoughts, and make more effort to maintain the correct hand postures. In fact, if we apply just a little bit of force, we should be able to keep the palm straight. Often we become sleepy when sending forth righteous thoughts, and when the ten minutes are over, we immediately become awake and no longer feel sleepy. Think about it, isn't this interference by the old forces? Let us reject this kind of interference, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts and save the sentient beings.