(Minghui.org) My little sister was arrested with seven other practitioners in September 2014. I worked with local practitioners to rescue them. One of our main efforts was to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil factors in other dimensions behind the arrest of the practitioners. I would like to share my experience during that period and the scenes that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) showed me while sending righteous thoughts.
Purpose of Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
Master told us:
“A lot of people just go through the motions when they send righteous thoughts. If you don’t clean up those things in your body, your cultivation will be affected. But those things can be eliminated with one thought. When your righteous thoughts are not strong enough, when your righteous thoughts can’t come forth, they won’t work.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XIII)
Heeding Master’s teachings, we looked inward. We believed that this tribulation appeared to be targeting those eight practitioners, but it was truly a tribulation for all the practitioners in this area. It wasn’t that we were helping them, it was they who were helping us.
We repeatedly studied “Editorial: The Essentials to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts and the Schedule for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts at Set Times Around the World (Update 2)” published on the Minghui website in March 2005, which clarified the requirements and essentials of sending forth righteous thoughts.
We also reflected on our fundamental objectives for sending forth righteous thoughts. Doing it to protect ourselves from persecution or to rescue the practitioners from persecution was, to some extent, a selfish purpose. The purpose should be for others and our goal should be to prevent all lives from participating in the persecution of Dafa and freeing them from the lies of the Chinese Communist Party. I believe this is what Master wanted.
When we became clear on the Fa principles, whatever we did went well. Sending righteous thoughts is one of the three things Master asks us to do, and it is important for every practitioner during the Fa rectification. So I set the time for an hour every night to send righteous thoughts with other practitioners.
I also visited the local police department, the 610 Office, the procuratorate, the courthouse, and other government offices with other practitioners to clarify the truth and deliver truth-clarification letters that local practitioners had prepared.
Distinguishing Master’s Arrangements vs. Arrangements of the Old Forces
Any thoughts and actions not in line with the Fa were arranged by the old forces, not by Master. Be it torture, imprisonment, or financial persecution, it’s all arranged by the old forces. No matter what we have done wrong, Dafa has the mechanism for us to realize our problem and correct ourselves.
““I’m Li Hongzhi’s disciple, I don’t want other arrangements or acknowledge them”—then they won’t dare to do that. So it can all be resolved. When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you.” (Teachings Given on Lantern Festival Day, 2003)
With strong faith in the Fa and Master, we negate the old forces’ arrangements and put Master in charge of everything. When our thoughts are aligned with the Fa, Master will help us disintegrate the evil and set everything right.
The eight practitioners were tried separately in the county court in October 2014. When my sister went on trial, her son and I went into the courtroom with her lawyer. Since only two people were allowed in, other practitioners stayed outside to send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth to the police and other officials outside the courthouse. Many officials from villages and the town government came to observe in the courtroom. I sent righteous thoughts to save them and everyone else in the courtroom.
The lawyer stated clearly that Falun Gong has always been legal in China. My sister told the judge that Jiang Zemin abused his power to initiate the persecution and that a practice based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is not a cult.
The courtroom was a battleground. While sending righteous thoughts, I saw in another dimension that a big hand hovered over the top of the courthouse and cast a large net. Then the hand grabbed the net and lifted it up. It was full of snakes of all sizes. The hand was so huge that I could not see its entirety. I realized it was Master’s hand and I could not hold back my tears.
Unexpectedly, the head of the local 610 Office told practitioners outside the courthouse and other family members they could go into the courtroom to talk to my sister when she was about to leave. At that moment, we felt that our hearts were all connected. We thanked Master for arranging such a special occasion.
The practitioners’ cases were transferred to the city intermediate court weeks later. The city coordinator practitioner and I went with the lawyer to meet with the judge at the courthouse. Security was tight and only the lawyer was allowed in. We sent righteous thoughts outside to eliminate the evil elements and save all the sentient beings involved.
I saw in another dimension that the courthouse was all dark, and there was a well next to it that was deep and full of worms. One judge was down in the well. I told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and that Master Li would save him. But he didn’t believe it. I walked on and saw another well. It was bigger and full of black snakes. I was scared and didn’t dare to go any further. Just then, the verses for sending righteous thoughts floated down from the sky and sealed the well with all the snakes inside. Two small snakes that had escaped the well turned into ashes when a breeze passed by. When the well was reopened, all the snakes inside had turned into ashes.
The power of righteous thoughts is incomparable. I realized that I had the attachment of fear when I went to the intermediate court. Master showed me these scenes to encourage me and assure me that he was watching over us all the time.
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts Near a Detention Center
I also went to the detention center once a week to send forth righteous thoughts. I once saw myself like a gigantic Buddha and the detention center was like an ant at my toes. Looking up, Master was a sacred and majestic Buddha, and I was next to his toes. I wanted to touch Master’s toe but it was too tall for me to reach. Master’s body was in many layers of dimensions, the higher the layer, the bigger the body, extending infinitely.
A gigantic bulldozer landed and shoved the detention center away. The ground instantly transformed into a beautiful landscape with tall trees and flowers; fields of wheat, corn, and soybeans; and mountains and rivers. In the distance, I could see the blue sea with all kinds of sea creatures and fine sand by the shore. There were two rows of golden sparkling needles in the sand.
Master’s words flashed in my mind:
“Great waves shift sand, and that is what cultivation is all about. What is left in the end will be genuine gold.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
As I was writing this sharing, I suddenly realized that this scene represented how beautiful it would be after the police, prisoners, and all the people were saved through the collective efforts of the practitioners inside and outside of the detention center. My sister’s lawyer told me that she helped 60 people in the detention center understand the Chinese Communist Party’s evil nature and withdraw from it and its affiliated organizations.
Attentively sending forth righteous thoughts can have a big impact on any tribulation, through which Master can help disintegrate all the bad things for us.
The above is what I saw at my own level. Please point out anything inappropriate.
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