(Minghui.org) Two practitioners came to my home recently for group Fa study. The experience sharing from that day brought me to a sudden realization that I'd like to share with you here.
When it was time to send righteous thoughts, I stood up to go to another room. One of my visitors asked, “Why are you leaving? Isn't it more powerful if we send righteous thoughts together?” I told her that when I send forth righteous thoughts, I use lots of strength and make loud noises, and that I didn't want to interfere with the others. She looked very puzzled and said that sending forth righteous thoughts should be simple, quiet and pleasant, and that one should not make sounds.
I was perplexed. I had always thought that I was very committed in sending forth righteous thoughts. I had always stayed very focused and used all my strength to send forth righteous thoughts. Was there something wrong with my method?
To find out, I took out the Minghui article, “The Essentials to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts and the Schedule for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts at Set Times Around the World (Update 2).” I carefully read it with a peaceful mind and suddenly realized that indeed, I had not followed the essentials.
Although I silently recited every sentence and word correctly, my mind was neither pure nor stable when I did so. In particular, my mind lacked sufficient serenity, as I often felt strong hatred toward the evil forces as I set my mind to eliminating them.
For example, when I repeated the word Mie, I did so with a strong intention to pressure the evil down from other celestial bodies. And then if I felt that the evil had still not been totally eliminated by the time I ran out of breath, I had to take a deep breath to continue to destroy it, thus making loud noises.
I was shocked to find out that there existed major problems in my sending forth righteous thoughts! I have been using brute force yet Master told us to use our supernormal abilities and divine powers to send forth righteous thoughts! Master said,
“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.” (“Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
I started to rectify myself bit by bit.
“When silently reciting the verses, the more tranquil, the more steadfast, the more pure and stable the thoughts, the greater the power they will have.”
“Use pure, righteous benevolence and serenely, silently recite the Fa-rectification verses.”
“While in a state of tranquility, concentrate your strong force of thought and hold on to this giant character of Mie.”
(“The Essentials to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts and the Schedule for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts at Set Times Around the World (Update 2))”
As I repeat the word Mie now, I do so with steadfast righteous thoughts, but without the additional “force” that I had applied before. I made further improvements in tranquility of mind and purity of thought over the following four or five days. I continued reading and tried to understand all of the requirements set forth in the essentials, and truly follow them. I read and studied the essentials ten times in about ten days.
I observed one day that I was not attached to attaining deep tranquility, yet after twenty minutes of sending righteous thoughts I was in complete tranquility. I felt myself totally melting into the cosmos, surrounded by a warm energy field as if in the clouds. In tranquility, I held on to the word Mie with ease, and I felt that the evil diminished and was eliminated within this powerful energy field of the word Mie.
After sending righteous thoughts for thirty minutes, my breathing was still smooth and every sweat pore in my body seemed to have completely opened up, breathing freely. My body felt weightless and comfortable. All the bad thoughts and attachment to fear vanished. How happy I am to have obtained the Fa!
I recall that Master said,
“Actually, when you can truly be tranquil, one thought is more than enough to shake Heaven and Earth, there's nothing that it can't do, and it's as if it immediately immobilizes and restrains everything covered by your domain; you're like a mountain, and you instantly restrain them. You shouldn't always have an unsteady mind. You can't achieve that when your mind is unsteady.” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference”)
Only now have I realized that sending righteous thoughts can reach such a wonderful realm, even for a new practitioner like me who has cultivated for only two years.
When I feel sleepy, I now sometimes stand up to send righteous thoughts. When I cannot concentrate, I filter the evil in my brain and eliminate them one by one. I usually spend the first ten minutes of the four set times to send righteous thoughts, then I focus on rescuing practitioners being persecuted and other immediate concerns. Afterward, I send righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil locally, especially the dark minions and rotten ghosts that manipulate the evildoing perpetrators.
I discovered something else, as well. I noticed that I often felt drowsy at home. I felt drowsy even when I began to read first thing in the morning. I also sometimes fell asleep when sending righteous thoughts. However, this would not happen when I was at work, only when I was at home.
Cleaning My Environment
So, I carefully checked my around home and found many pictures of the evil Mao and Jiang Zemin as well as images of the CCP flag and emblem in my child's politics and history textbooks. In the books that my child is using in school currently, I wrote a big Mie on each of the evil pictures and images, and sent righteous thoughts to destroy them. For out-of-use books and flashcards containing similar degenerate contents, I eliminated the evil factors with righteous thoughts and burned the books and cards. I then sent righteous thoughts for a long time to clear my dimensions and eliminate the interfering factors. My state of drowsiness soon disappeared.
It Is Very Important to Cleanse Oneself
For the first five minutes cleansing myself, I am often hurried to get set and calm down. When I'm finally ready, sometimes only two or three minutes remain. So now I start to prepare myself ten minutes before the designated time. In addition to following Master's requirements to cleanse myself, I use the time to find my attachments and thoroughly eradicate them. I know that only by cleansing ourselves well can we leave no loopholes for the old forces.
The Enormous Field of Practitioners as a Group
Some practitioners had told me that doing exercises as a group is very good, but I had not paid attention. A practitioner said this again yesterday so I decided to give it a try.
I got up early and started the exercises at 4:10 a.m. I planned to leave the second exercise for the evening and do all the others in the morning. I felt the strongest energy field right after I started the movements. When I placed my palms in front of my lower abdomen there was a strong pulling force inside the navel. During the sitting meditation I was very concentrated and my whole body was full of energy from beginning to end.
How I regretted not listening to the practitioners' advice earlier! I suggest that fellow practitioners hurry up and participate in the global simultaneous group practice! I also plan to practice all five sets of exercises in the morning.
The purpose of this article is to remind practitioners to repeatedly study the essentials of sending forth righteous thoughts. We may think that we have sent forth righteous thoughts for many years and are very familiar with it, but please look inward carefully and see if you have truly made good use of the process. Every minute is precious and we should strive to achieve the best efficiency. I suggest that our materials sites print out the above mentioned essentials and give every practitioner a copy so that they can read it when necessary and constantly strengthen righteous thoughts to ensure having the most power.
Please kindly point out anything that is not within the Fa.