Ensuring the Effectiveness of Sending Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) I have had many thoughts since reading the article "Shattering All Arrangements of the Brainwashing Center" in the June 20, 2010's edition of Clearwisdom.net.
I am an elderly practitioner who has cultivated for many years. I have been doing the three things, but not that diligently. In particular, I did not regard sending forth righteous thoughts as being very important since I could not see anything with my celestial eye, nor could I feel anything extraordinary either. I have not always fulfilled my duty of sending forth righteous thoughts four times a day, and could not concentrate my mind when doing it. Thus, the results were not that good.
Recently, my body developed some problems. My right leg hurt badly; sometimes I was bothered so much that I could not go out to tell people the facts. I sensed that it was the evil interfering with me. I looked inward to find my shortcomings, and increased my Fa-study. However, I still did not appreciate the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts.
Seeing that I had not enlightened, Teacher's Fashen arranged a fellow practitioner, whom I had not contacted for a year, to come to my home. After hearing about my situation, she suggested that I increase the frequency and duration of sending forth righteous thoughts. She corrected my posture while doing it and then did it with me.
One day she came to my house at around 7:00 a.m.. We sent forth righteous thoughts twelve times between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., each time lasting twenty minutes. We read Zhuan Falun in between sending forth righteous thoughts, and finished reading five chapters. Afterwards, I did it by myself four times. In the past I had never sent forth righteous thoughts so many times in one day. After that day, my leg stopped hurting. The fellow practitioner's celestial eye was open and could see. She said that sometimes my hands, while doing Jieyin, were apart and sometimes my erected hand tilted when my concentration was lost. The black substances were not being cleared away, furthermore, they pressed my hands and hampered the effectiveness of my sending forth righteous thoughts. When my thoughts wandered, she saw the black stuff on my eyelids. She suggested I open my eyes. The black substances were cleared away as soon as I did. In addition, she saw that Teacher's Fashen was noting my situation in sending forth righteous thoughts when I was doing it. (Of course, it was what she saw at her level. The truth may be different at different levels.)
This incident taught me a big lesson. Teacher once said that if all practitioners in the world can concentrate and send forth righteous thoughts at the same time for five minutes, the evil will be completely eliminated. But I have not done it well. Teacher said that we are at the end of the end. The fact that the end keeps being delayed is exactly because of our not meeting the requirement. I have written down my thoughts to help remind myself to be diligent, and also to remind fellow practitioners who have the same problem to truly pay attention to ensure the effectiveness of the sending forth righteous thoughts.
Please point out my deficiencies if you see them.