(Minghui.org) It breaks my heart whenever I read reports on Minghui about fellow practitioners being beaten, tortured, or persecuted to death. In many cases, fellow practitioners are just enduring the persecution passively. Master has talked about the supernatural powers he gave us long ago, and we should learn to use them to protect ourselves while in danger.

Master taught us:

“When Dafa disciples have strong righteous thoughts and no fear, they can use righteous thoughts to turn the tables on the evildoers. Whether it’s when the wicked policemen are using electric batons or when bad people are injecting drugs to persecute you, you can use your righteous thoughts to redirect the electric current or the drugs back to the person doing violence to you. You can do it with or without your palm erected—it works as soon as your righteous thoughts emerge.” (“Stop the Evil Acts With Righteous Thoughts,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)

Master also said in the same article:

“When you are persecuted in any way you can use righteous thoughts to turn the tables on the bad people and stop the persecution. And this includes those who assault the students with punches and kicks: strong righteous thoughts can make the person’s punches and kicks land on himself, or make the wicked policemen and the bad people lash out against each other, and they can transfer all the pain and injuries over to the wicked person or policeman who assaults you. But the premise is that you have strong righteous thoughts, no fear, and no human attachments, apprehension, or hatred. Only when you are in that state will it be effective, and it will take effect as soon as your thoughts emerge. While sending righteous thoughts, don’t panic or be afraid, and as long as that wicked person keeps being violent, keep sending righteous thoughts.”

In the sharing articles on Minghui, there may be a common feeling that only things seen with celestial vision are manifestations of supernatural power, but I think supernatural powers are more than that. In many sharing articles, practitioners have shared about numerous supernatural powers they have – some were used intentionally and some not; some big, some small; and there are various kinds.

In one article, an elderly female practitioner shared that after her arm was twisted by a police officer, she felt she should not endure the pain, so she transferred her pain to the officer. Shortly after, he held his arm and ran out screaming, “It hurts bad!”

Another practitioner shared that he said to the police officer who arrested him, “Doesn’t your leg hurt?” The officer’s leg indeed hurt for a long time. He realized he was receiving karmic retribution and released the practitioner. His leg pain then disappeared. My understanding is that when the police officer arrested the practitioner, he generated karma, which might be paid back through sickness, loss of money, or other misfortune. I believe the practitioner’s righteous thoughts helped to make the officer receive retribution in the form of leg pain right away, which also helped the officer to correct his wrongdoing. In other words, the practitioner helped transfer the officer’s “future retribution” to the present time.

In both cases, I believe the supernatural power of telekinesis was used. I used to think that telekinesis was limited in moving objects, but I now realize that we may use it to carry anything in the world, including pain, illness, or even time.

Master told us in Zhuan Falun:

“The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and harmonizes everything.”

If our supernatural powers don’t work, is it possible that our field is not strong or pure enough, or we were not compassionate enough to be able to use our power?

Master also told us in Zhuan Falun that “matter and mind are one and the same.” Supernatural powers are made of matter, such as the energy belts formed in the heavenly circuit. If that’s the case, aren’t the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples also made of matter in other dimensions? Righteous thoughts and supernatural powers are reciprocal and strongly related. When our thoughts are pure and righteous enough, they will carry the divine power without us intentionally thinking about it.

Furthermore, we should also still be compassionate towards police officers who persecute us. They were also once divine beings who came down to the three realms with righteous faith in Dafa. They also represent the countless celestial bodies and infinite beings who seek salvation from Dafa. If they cannot be saved, it’s a really big regret.

The Minghui website reported that more than 20,000 people have suffered retribution, and some of their family members were also affected. I believe that some of them also have predestined relationships with Dafa and should have been saved.

After all, retribution for the evildoer is not what we want. What we want is to awaken and save more people. By using the supernatural powers to eliminate evil, we can deter the wicked people, stop them from generating karma, and stop the persecution. The purpose of using supernatural powers is also not to validate oneself or to show oneself off, but to validate Dafa, and to save all sentient beings.

This is my understanding at my level. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.

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