The Power of Sending Righteous Thoughts and a Few Other Experiences
(Minghui.org) I would like to share a few of my experiences regarding sending righteous thoughts with fellow practitioners so that we can encourage each other and be more diligent in our cultivation.
The Power of Sending Righteous Thoughts
Some fellow practitioners still do not take the act of sending righteous thoughts seriously. It may be because they do not see or feel its effects.
“So you must take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously. No matter whether you think you have the ability or not, you should do it.”
“Then if every student is able to do that, I can tell you, with five minutes of sending forth righteous thoughts together, the evil in the Three Realms will never exist again--that's how important this is.”
(“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)
I want to share an experience I had while sending righteous thoughts toward Beijing in 2004.
I live about 150 miles away from Beijing. The moment I held my palm upright, I felt a beam of powerful energy surge from my palm all the way to Beijing. As my hands changed to the lotus position, I was able to see a glowing green substance quickly flowing from the bases of my palms to my fingertips.
Although these moments were both brief, I believed that they were a reflection of my cultivation level. Being able to feel the energy might be a hint from Master about the importance of sending righteous thoughts.
It is clear that pure righteous thoughts are powerful. We as practitioners should insist on sending righteous thoughts and take it seriously, regardless of whether we can feel its effects. Our belief in Master and Dafa must be firm and persistent, and we should continue sending righteous thoughts until all the evil forces are eliminated.
The Healing Power of Dafa
In 2006, I was at the playground with a few friends and took a serious fall down a grass slope. I felt my internal organs twist inside me, and I started sweating profusely. But I immediately remembered that I had Master's protection and told myself I would be all right.
“What is owed must be paid for. Therefore, some dangerous things may occur in the course of cultivation practice. When these things take place, however, you will not be scared, and neither will real danger be allowed to happen to you.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
Both sides of my body felt strange when I woke up the next morning. More specifically, I felt something extra protruding into the skin layer on my waist. It could be that my intestines had slipped through a broken inner layer of my skin.
At that moment, Master's words appeared in my head:
“I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I thought that this incident might be arranged by Master to test my faith and courage, so I pushed my intestines back into my abdominal cavity and decided to leave everything to Master. I then got off the bed and went to work without thinking about it the whole day. With Master’s protection, I quickly recovered.
Later, I realized that I must have hurt many people badly in my previous lives and that this was their way of exacting payback. Thank you, Master, for your protection.
Master Bears Sickness Karma for Dafa Disciples
I used to have chronic pain in one of my upper left teeth. It disappeared after I started practicing Falun Gong.
The pain returned on the evening of October 2, 2016. I felt uncomfortable, but I was not too concerned on the whole.
The left side of my face started to swell after breakfast in the following morning. I thought it was to eliminate my karma and that it was be a good thing as I was paying back the karma that I had made previously.
On October 4, the swelling became so severe that the left side of my face was level with my nose and I could barely open my left eye.
I endured the discomfort and repeatedly recited Master’s teachings in Zhuan Falun:
“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
On the morning of October 5, the swelling vanished and a small amount of pus came out of my nose. When I sent righteous thoughts at noon, I saw a small river that was so filthy that the water was black. Then the flow gradually stopped as water became clear.
I realized that Master had removed sickness karma from me.
“Let us use an example. We will put together your different karma in your future life, and eliminate part of it or half of it. The remaining half is still higher than a mountain, and you cannot overcome it.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
The karma gathered on this tooth alone was already as large as a river, so what about even more severe manifestations of karma? Master has endured most of it for us, which may have been high as a mountain or as deep as a sea. Knowing this, I have absolutely no reason to slack off in my cultivation.
A Young Doctor Awakens
One day, I came across a young man who had his Ph.D. He had just started a job and was asked by his company to join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He told me that he did not sign up for it himself even though he had joined its affiliated organizations when he was at school. I praised him for his decision and encouraged him to quit the CCP’s youth organizations.
I said, “The CCP is really very corrupt. In order to persecute Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin allowed his corrupt officials to hoard money by any means. Government-constructed buildings collapsed before they were even finished. These officials turned a blind eye to gutter oil used for cooking, buns made with waste paper, and poison in infant formula. It's terrible!”
“Right, and these have all been reported,” he replied.
“But live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners for profit is the most cruel crime the CCP has committed.”
“They are inhumane, crueler than the Nazis.”
I continued, “Jiang’s persecution of Falun Gong has been opposed by many high-ranking members of the CCP. The international community has also condemned him for it. To justify the persecution, the national TV station used the ‘Tiananmen self-immolation hoax’ to incite hatred against Falun Gong.”
I told him how one participant’s plastic bottle was intact while the gasoline inside it was supposedly burning, and how the little girl whose throat was burnt could sing only three days after her operation.
“The CCP has kidnapped the whole nation,” I said. “Every student is forced to join the Young Pioneers and the Communist Youth League at schools. Those who don’t follow them will be alienated and punished.”
“It's just like what happened in the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Those students were killed just for asking the government to punish corrupt officials. Many families were torn apart.
“There is a big rock with naturally-formed words on it in Guizhou Province,” I said. “It reads, ‘The Chinese Communist Party will be eliminated.’ It means that heaven will eventually destroy the evil Party. Kind people like you should renounce your membership in the CCP to be saved, either with your real name, a nickname, or a pseudonym.”
“Please help me quit the Young Pioneers and the Youth League,” he said. “Thank you. Please be careful out there.”