(Minghui.org) As a cultivator, when something happens suddenly, the outcome depends on our spontaneous thought, just like Master said in Zhuan Falun, “Good or evil comes from that instant thought.” 

In other words, however we choose to think or react will determine the result. The choice can be about anything. If we can use righteous thoughts instead of human thoughts or negative thinking to handle everything we encounter, we will raise our spiritual level.

Master has explained:

“...where exactly do humans’ thoughts come from? It’s extraordinarily complex.

“Then does it mean there is nothing a person can do about it? He can do something about it. How so? The brain in this surface dimension, when acting together with one’s master soul, does have the ability to take charge in forming and expressing one’s surface-level thoughts, and this includes directing one’s actions. Before an idea comes forth, what you choose is key.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Western U.S. Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. XII)

Here are a few examples of practitioners’ spontaneous righteous thoughts.

An elderly female practitioner had a high fever and her family wanted to take her to the hospital. She said she would be alright. When she went to the bathroom, she saw blood in the toilet. She was pleased, “I feel better now. All the unhealthy stuff is out!” She was indeed well.

Another practitioner was distributing Dafa calendars in a market when a manager asked her what she was giving out.

She calmly pointed to the picture on the calendar and said, “This is to bring blessings to all!”

“It’s Falun Gong! I will report you!” the manager responded.

With a smile and no negative thoughts she said, “No, you will not do that!”

The manager turned to a passersby, said, “Okay, then just take one,” and left.

Master told us:

“With this fear, it may indeed bring this person some trouble. Once you are scared, it is an attachment of fear. Isn’t that an attachment?” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)

From studying this paragraph, I gained a new understanding of “trouble” and “danger.” I understand that the danger or sickness karma we encounter are forced upon us by the old forces. If a cultivator does not make a clear discernment and acknowledge its arrangement, we are giving the old forces permission to persecute us. It is essential for us to negate that arrangement and make the choice based on the Fa, not our human thoughts.

This is my understanding at my level. Please point out anything not in line with the Fa.