Understanding of Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) This article was inspired by my reflection on a couple of things that happened when I had just started practicing Falun Dafa.
Aunty Zhao is an elderly practitioner who has attended Master's classes. She’s very staunch and loyal to Dafa. Before practicing Dafa, she had hemiplegia and had to be taken care of by others. After practicing Dafa, she could take care of herself, walk on her own, and even cook, wash laundry, and go grocery shopping. The only problem was that one of her hands didn’t work well.
Once, I saw her sewing clothes. She kept hitting her unwell hand and said, “I don’t want you.” At the time, I thought she was strong and didn’t want to acknowledge the illness karma. Then, I realized through Master’s teaching that being staunch is a human mentality and that not acknowledging illness doesn’t mean giving up one’s body.
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Lecture 4, Zhuan Falun)
I realized that Aunty Zhao’s mentality actually caused her illness. Later on, she fell and couldn’t walk again. My wife and I visited her, and she was very sad that she couldn’t move her arms and legs well. I encouraged her and said she was so fortunate to be able to attend Master's class and that she would definitely get well when she followed the Dafa principles.
I gave her a comb and encouraged her to use her unwell hand to comb her hair. She said she couldn’t reach her head with the hand. I told her that she could do it and held her hand to reach her head. After a some practice, she was able to do it on her own. She was so happy. It had been 20 years since she couldn’t even move the hand well, and suddenly she could comb her hair with the hand.
There’s another aunty who is also a practitioner. She also had hemiplegia before practicing Falun Dafa. My wife held her to get to the exercise spot when she went the first time. She was drooling and couldn’t talk. Her body was very skewed, and she could barely stand up. After practicing for a short period of time, her body straightened out. All the practitioners at the exercise site witnessed her health improvement.
Eventually, she was able to do the exercise without any problems. The second exercise requires raising both arms and having the two hands on top of the head. She not only was able to raise both hands on top of her head, but her arms also made a perfect circle. Everyone saw the change in her and asked how she did it. She said she never gave up on herself, including her stiff arms. At first, she could only raise one arm, and the other arm was by her chest. She kept thinking that she was holding both arms up and kept practicing every day. Then, one day, she was able to hold up both arms.
The mental state of each practitioner led them to different health conditions. As cultivators, we should look at problems with righteous thoughts. Dafa is beyond the ordinary, and we should use higher principles instead of human principles to evaluate things.