(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa a few years ago. I’ve since tried to do the three things, but I did not really understand the seriousness of cultivation and the importance of sending righteous thoughts. I would like to share my experience in this regard.

At one point in my life, things became very difficult and painful, and I was facing various difficulties that disturbed me, preventing me from studying the Fa and doing the three things. I then completely changed my view of my cultivation process.

When I faced various pressures, I thought about how Dafa practitioners in China cultivate under that intense pressure, and realized my shortcomings in understanding practitioners and the seriousness of cultivation. For example, I had always neglected to send righteous thoughts at the global times, and my excuse was that I would do it later. I wasted a lot of time and failed to consider this as my issue.

Although I frequently clarify the truth to people, most of my attention was focused on explaining that Falun Dafa is good, and on what it was all about. I rarely sent righteous thoughts for my fellow practitioners in China when sending righteous thoughts.

I then thought about how, under the Chinese communist regime, even when talking to someone about Falun Dafa, you might be reported and your house ransacked, and you might lose your job or your pension. Your children and family might be harassed, your home might be raided at any time, and you might be imprisoned for a long time or lose your life as a result of the persecution. Some practitioners have children or care for their parents, and their children or parents depend on them. Or it is possible that your family could be torn apart as a result of the harassment.

So after realizing my shortcomings, I tried to take sending righteous thoughts seriously to eliminate the interference coming from the old forces and evil beings that interfere with other practitioners. I also cleansed the bad things in my area. I used to be indifferent about it, but I then realized that I should send righteous thoughts for the practitioners in China and destroy the communist specter in the universe, along with the rotten ghosts and evil beings behind the perpetrators, and stop the persecution of practitioners.

I also realized that if I don’t fully understand the evil nature of communism, the impact of my righteous thoughts would be limited, so I began to read parts of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and listen to the audio files of how the specter of communism is ruling our world, which made my mind clearer while sending righteous thoughts.

If we can send righteous thoughts for our fellow practitioners in China, we will certainly reduce the persecution, and the evil will not dare to do evil deeds.

Master has said in The Effect of Righteous Thoughts:

“I have asked disciples to send forth righteous thoughts, because those so-called evil beings are in fact nothing. Yet because the old forces have taken advantage of Dafa disciples’ mercy, the evil beings that are protected by the old forces have been deliberately persecuting, so what Dafa disciples are enduring is no longer just their own karma, but something they should not endure under the evil beings’ persecution. Yet these evil beings are extremely base and filthy, and are not worthy of playing any role in the Fa-rectification. In order to lessen the persecution of Dafa and Dafa disciples, I have asked disciples to send forth righteous thoughts to clear away the damage these beings deliberately do to the Fa-rectification, thereby lessening what Dafa disciples should not endure during the persecution and, at the same time, saving all sentient beings and consummating Dafa disciples’ paradises.”

In the past, sometimes even when I had the opportunity, I would miss the global times to send righteous thoughts, or I would do something else and make the excuse that I would do it next time, but now I think that at the global times to send righteous thoughts, a great event is happening in the universe, an event that has a great impact on saving sentient beings and on our cultivation paths.

I re-read the text of the main points for sending righteous thoughts and realized my mistakes in sending righteous thoughts. For example, I did not cleanse my dimensional fields before sending righteous thoughts, and instead quickly proceeded to the second part and read the righteous thought formulas, so my mind was not clear and I could not concentrate. I memorized the meanings of the formulas too, and now I think of the meanings as I read the formulas. And sometimes I recite Master’s poems about righteous thoughts.

“Swift like lightning, soaring to cosmic heightsMighty like a thunderbolt, reaching beyond heavensSweeping across the cosmos, no place untouchedEliminating altogether all that’s decayed and deviant”(“Righteous Thoughts,” Hong Yin IV)

Recently, Minghui has been releasing information about the perpetrators of the persecution. I don’t think we should look at this matter indifferently, because we are able to eliminate the evil beings behind the perpetrators. On the other hand, if we can reduce the persecution by sending righteous thoughts, and if we can help practitioners have more opportunities or less interference when they clarify the truth and save people, and if we are negligent in doing so, can we forgive ourselves? Wouldn’t that be hurting the people who could have been rescued? We might be living normally outside of China, but maybe a practitioner in China is being persecuted or interfered with.

I still have many shortcomings in my cultivation. I hope I can be diligent in cultivation and able to act as a true disciple.