Some Thoughts on Supernormal Capabilities
(Clearwisdom.net) I am seventy years old. My wife and I started practicing Dafa in 1997. I haven't been able to see anything in other dimensions, but my actual experiences have indicated that I have some supernormal capabilities. Here are some examples:
Example One: One morning on August 2002, as I was walking on a quiet street, I found it a bit unusual that there was nobody around. I immediately peeled off a wide and long piece of tape with "Falun Dafa Is Good" written on it. I was trying to put it on an electric pole, when all of a sudden, people came walking towards me from different directions. What came to my mind then was, "This is interference that I cannot accept, because I am on the mission of saving people, the most righteous thing, and I've got to be on the safe side without wasting any material about Dafa. In my mind I said to the person who was coming from an alley, pushing a cart, "Do not turn your head, walk away fast." She did so, just like I said.
Then in my mind, I said immediately to the four ladies on the right side of the street walking towards me, "Don't walk this way right now, just stand over there and talk, and don't even turn your heads." Then they immediately stood over there by the side of the street, chatting and giggling. Again I gave a command in my mind to the two men walking in the middle of street towards me while they were still about 12-13 feet away, "Don't come forward--go back immediately." They did what I commanded. I took this opportunity to finish putting up the tape, and sent forth righteous thoughts, "This is for saving people; no one can touch this or prevent people from reading it." This tape stayed there for a long time, even after it had all faded.
Example Two: One day in 2006, my wife and I went to a park, and saw vicious Communist promotional pictures that were guarded by more than a dozen military police. Those pictures were there for poisoning sentient beings, and were hung along both sides of the street smearing Dafa. According to what people said, those filthy pictures were scheduled to be there for at least a week. So, my wife and I started asking for Teacher's strengthening, and began sending forth righteous thoughts toward this vicious field for about fifteen minutes, "Disintegrate the vicious Party and evil spirits, eliminate the plot that is trying to persecute Dafa and poison sentient beings. You aren't permitted to stay here for even a day--move out immediately!" As expected, they were all moved out within two hours! It's possible the reason the result turned out to be so good was due to other practitioners taking part in this joint effort, even though I didn't see them.
Example Three: In 2008 while there was an illegal sentencing of a Dafa practitioner going on in the local court, many fellow practitioners and I were sending forth righteous thoughts. We were in close proximity outside of the courtroom, because they only allowed a small group of registered people with verified documents to come inside. Hence, I the sent forth these righteous thoughts: "As a Dafa practitioner, I'm here for eliminating the evil and assisting a fellow practitioner. I must enter the court, and they're not justified to stop and check me, and I don't need to register nor do I need to sign anything. Make me invisible!" Thus, I was able to go in and out of the building several times and pass along the latest developments to the other practitioners.
The aforementioned facts are sufficient to demonstrate the supernormal capabilities that Teacher has bestowed upon us Dafa disciples.
In fact, it was back in 2001 when Teacher spoke about supernormal capabilities several times, such as "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful"
"Actually, every Dafa disciple has abilities. It's just that the abilities do not manifest in the surface dimension, so they think that they don't have supernormal abilities. But regardless of whether they can manifest in the surface dimension or not, when a person's True Thoughts come forth they are very powerful." (Essentials for Further Advancement II, "Dafa Disciples' Righteous Thoughts are Powerful")
To tell you the truth, although things turned out the way I had hoped, I didn't really realize that I had these abilities and that I was using them. Of course, on all those occasions it was Teacher who did the protection and encouragement.
In two other examples that I recalled, I could see that it's really a serious matter whenever it comes to using supernormal abilities. In 2009 there were two occasions that I gained information about a City Government illegally sentencing a Dafa practitioner. Both times, I was able to get close to the nearest location for sending forth righteous thoughts.
The first time, my thought was, in order to help the fellow practitioner, I must get as close as possible to the location to eliminate the evil. I was thinking "They cannot see me" as I had experienced before. Then I was able to walk right into the building without any interference, and then through some difficulties I finally found the trial court.
Due to insufficient righteous thoughts, it didn't take long after I started to send forth righteous thoughts that I heard a policeman shouting, "Get out of here if you're not a relative." I did what the police said, and right after I was outside, I came to realize what I did wasn't right, but I wasn't able to get back in again. What happened to me that I didn't have enough righteous thoughts?! Aren't Dafa practitioners Teacher's disciples? What could be a closer relationship than this? Since I didn't have better control of it, I lost a good opportunity to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil within close proximity.
The second time, because it was a relative who was being put on trial, my righteous thoughts were interfered with by kinship. My first thought was of sending forth righteous thoughts up close, but at the thought of not seeing her for a long time, I took this opportunity to have a good look at her and to encourage her. This thought was selfish, a gap. My thinking was that I had previously been able to go in and out the court many times and that this time should be okay too. That was a hidden attachment of complacency, another gap.
Then again, while previously I was in close touch with fellow practitioners, this time I only nodded to them, having placed myself in a wrong position. My reasoning was that "I'm here for a relative, not to increase fellow practitioners' troubles." I forgot I am also a Dafa practitioner, one of a whole body. To save and help Dafa practitioners being put on a trial would require full coordination of one whole body, whereas I only looked at myself as a Dafa practitioner's relative not a Dafa practitioner. Was I any different than an everyday person?! What I was doing would be like everyday people doing their best to do a good deed.
Teacher said, "A being's level is determined by his xinxing. That is, when you use supernormal abilities your righteous thoughts must be strong." (Essentials for Further Advancement II, "What Are Supernormal Abilities")
At that time, I had no supernormal abilities because I didn't have righteous thoughts, so I wasn't able to gain entrance to the building, let alone enter the court.
One of the three things Teacher requires Dafa practitioners to do is "sending forth righteous thoughts". Teacher 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.")
From what Teacher said above, my understanding is that Teacher wants us to use supernormal abilities. It is one of the most important things that we must do.
I have come to realize that if we want to use supernormal abilities, we must focus on studying the Fa, immerse ourselves in the Fa, and always consider ourselves as Dafa practitioners. Also, we must truly believe in Teacher, trust the Fa, and have righteous thoughts and righteous actions in order to bring Dafa's mighty virtue into play.
I sincerely hope, that while studying the Fa, fellow practitioners can learn, with righteous thoughts and a righteous mind, how to utilize their supernormal abilities to stop and eliminate evil.
Fellow practitioners, please kindly correct any errors in my understanding.