(Minghui.org) For a long time now, some practitioners have noticed that some elderly practitioners’ hands slump when they send forth righteous thoughts, and some even doze off. When other practitioners remind them, they usually deny it or offer a variety of excuses to justify themselves. As it turns out, I was among those who allowed their hands to droop.
“Let me put it this way: Dafa disciples need to do three things well on their way to Consummation, right? And sending forth righteous thoughts is one of those things. If it’s that important, why can’t you do it well?! Why do you think of it as such a simple thing and not take it seriously? You do know how important it is. Besides, if you don’t do one of the three things well, then what?” (Teachings at the Conference in Los Angeles)
Sending forth righteous thoughts is one of the three things that Master said Falun Dafa practitioners should do. Some time ago my family members pointed out that my hand drooped when I sent righteous thoughts. I looked inward and corrected this. I’d like to share my insights with you.
Main Consciousness Must be Clear
I think the main reason for a drooped hand is that the practitioners’ main consciousness is not strong enough so it is disturbed by the bad things, either within or outside of ourselves. When we send righteous thoughts, we must remember that we are working against meddling deities who cause chaos, rotten demons, and the Communist Party’s evil specter. If we don’t eliminate the evil in the space we are responsible for, they will not only interfere with us, but will also interfere with others.
Deny the Concept of “Aging”
Due to the old forces’ interference with Fa-rectification, some elderly practitioners show signs of “aging”, i.e. easily falling asleep when they relax or start to meditate. Master does not acknowledge the old forces’ arrangements, so practitioners should not go along with their interference. We must eliminate human notions and deny them. In order to prevent our hands from drooping or us dozing off, we can keep our eyes open so we stay awake when we send righteous thoughts.
Keep One’s Body Upright
When sending righteous thoughts in the cross-legged lotus position, the body should be upright, and it is best to sit on a firm surface. For the sake of comfort and convenience, some practitioners sit on a bed or sofa while sending righteous thoughts or when they meditate. If one sits on a soft place for a long time, the lower back will easily curl, or one’s body will slump, which tends to cause people to feel drowsy. Therefore, when sending forth righteous thoughts or sitting in meditation, one’s posture is very important. The body should be upright, the back should be as straight as possible, and we should constantly correct our posture. This can help keep the main consciousness awake.
Please kindly correct me if there is anything wrong with my understanding.
[Editor’s note: 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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