(Minghui.org) Practitioners in our area have been editing the verse for sending forth righteous thoughts for many years. Their updated versions were usually sent by mail or were verbally relayed at the Fa study groups or to individuals. This occurred several times a year, and the message was transmitted to practitioners within the city and in remote villages. Changing the verse became a regular practice for some practitioners.

These practitioners, including coordinators, lack a deep understanding of the Fa and have formed a human notion. They think this is how “sending righteous thoughts” is done. Whenever they encounter tribulations, they ask practitioners who know how to edit the verse to come up with a version that targets their situations. Then they send righteous thoughts using the edited version, instead of what is required by the Fa.

Master (Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa) said:

“From the very beginning I have taught the exercises in their entirety, for I have been concerned that some students might make arbitrary changes. The energy mechanism can never be changed once it forms. This problem may seem insignificant, but it is actually the beginning of a serious disruption of the Fa.” (“Immutable,” Essentials For Further Advancement)

When we change the content of the verse for sending righteous thoughts, we are changing the Fa. If one practitioner’s action is not based on the Fa, it only affects that particular person. But if a group of practitioners don’t follow the Fa principles, then their behavior could affect practitioners in the entire region.

I suggest that those who edited and disseminated the verse now notify practitioners to recite the verse in accordance with the Fa. This can be done via mail or relayed individually. I hope you can all walk the path correctly, because cultivation is solemn.

We should follow Master’s teachings. We can add a thought under special circumstances, but not every time we send righteous thoughts. In fact, even if we don’t add a thought, our gong will know what to do. Master said:

“… all that exists owes to it, with nothing outside of it.” (“On Dafa,” Essentials For Further Advancement)

Yet we changed Master’s words to, “I only want to target this or that. I don’t want the rest.” Let me give you an analogy – Master gave us a gigantic universe, but we'd rather get into a small box, and hold onto it. Aren’t we going down a deviated path? Some practitioners even get tangled up on the “inner meaning” and the “content” of the verse. They are focusing their minds on such trivialities, and can't see the forest for the trees.

This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state, meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)

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Category: Sending Righteous Thoughts