“根本上对法还不坚定，那什么也谈不上。 ”《精进要旨》（为谁而修），“弟子正念足，师有回天力。”《洪吟二》（师徒恩）。我找到了自己学法和心性上的差距：没 有认认真真的学法，法理不清，没有坚定的信师信法。我认识到，要做好救度众生的三件事，必须是坚信师父、坚信大法。在任何环境和任何情况下都要相信师父都在身边看护着你；相信大法无所不能，只要信师信法，坚定正念，就没有做不成的事。
发正念除恶是做好“三件事”其中之一，为了发好正念，我们认真学习了师父有关发正念的经文。在发正念过程中，长期困扰着的难题就是出现的迷糊、倒手现象。在一次交流中，一位从国内来的老年同修深 有感悟的讲了她的见解：“师父说要我们发正念集中精力、头脑绝对清醒、理智、念力集中、强大，要达到这一点就要从头到尾都要一直保持头脑绝对清醒、念力集中才行。”她这句话，一下点醒了我，使我茅塞顿开。她的境界使她悟到了师父讲的发正念的要领，我立即按这种方式去发正念；真的能做到念力集中、由始至终保持强大的正念，也不会产生迷糊、倒手的现象。向内找自己的原因，一是没有认认真真的领会师父的要求，二是因为中共邪党绝对化的思想教育方法，使自己的思想僵化，将精神 与物质分离，只认物质，不知怎样控制精神活动。师父在《转法轮》（论语）：“如果人类能从新认识一下自己和宇宙，改变一下僵化了的观念，人类就会有一个飞跃。”感谢同修的启悟，使我的思想有了突破，能够控制精力集中发出强大的正念，阻挡了邪恶的干扰。
Elevating Self Through the Process of group efforts in Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
Greetings our venerable Teacher! Greetings Fellow Practitioners!
all know that despite our efforts, the ticket sale was
I really felt Teacher's compassion and his cherishing of all his disciples. He guides us step by step and teaches us to walk righteously our own paths to consummation through cultivation. He forbears all hardships for us. We could never repay Teacher's boundless compassion and mercy. Master wrote in Essentials for Further Advancement II in the article "Drive Out Interference": " Disciples: The Dafa I have taught you is the only thing that can ensure your reaching Consummation through improving yourselves in cultivation."
In order to disintegrate the evils persecution of Dafa disciples, Master told us in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference": "When it comes to those who oppose the old forces' arrangements and who have very strong righteous thoughts, they can't touch them." Also, in Essentials for Further Advancement in the article "For Whom Do you Practice Cultivation?", Master wrote: "If you still are not fundamentally resolute in the Fa, everything else is out of question." and in Hong Yin 2 in the poem "The Master-Disciple Bond": "When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide"
I have found the omissions in my Xinxing and Fa study: I did not study the Fa with all due diligence; I had not grasp the principles of the Fa well; I wasn't steadfast in my belief in Teacher and Dafa. I had realized, to do well the three things to save sentient beings, we must first be resolute in our belief in Master and Dafa. And believing that under any circumstance and environment Teacher is right next to us helping and protecting us. And believing in the boundless power of Dafa. Only by being resolute in our belief in Teacher and the Fa, and in our righteous, that there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
In the lecture "Be More Diligent" (2010 Washington DC Fa Conference), Teacher required of practitioners: "But, what I’m thinking is, you are all here to “help Master rectify the Fa”—to use your own words for it—so I would ask, do you really want to help Master rectify the Fa? You say, “Whatever Master says, that’s what we’ll do,” and, “Whatever Master wants, that’s what we’ll do.” Then I will tell you: this is what I want!" Teacher also said: "If you, as my student, truly want to “help Master rectify the Fa,” then you should concern yourself only with how to best fulfill what Master wants. This alone is what you should be doing". From now on, I will do what Teacher requires of me, and with righteous thoughts and actions, I will get rid of my human notions and attachments, and let go of myself. I will walk my final path well, save sentient beings and accomplish my historical mission. I will reach consummation and return with Teacher.
As there had been difficulties obtaining the venue for Shen Yun's 2012 show, the Falun Dafa Association of NSW in September 2011 organized a group for sending forth righteous thoughts for the situation. I again participated in it. Because we did not do well in our promotion of the show for 2011, there was difficulties in obtaining a venue, and we were experiencing great pressure. Teacher personally led the project of the Shen Yun performances, so we can only do well and if we can be resolute in our belief in Dafa and Teacher, there is nothing that we cannot do. I recommended the part of the Fa-teachings which I thought was most useful for sending righteous thoughts to the coordinator of the project. She added a few more things and this material was printed out for the practitioners in the sending righteous thoughts project. We memorized Lunyu and the paragraph in "Explaining the Fa during the 2003 Lantern Festival at the US West Fa Conference" everyday: "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.
"The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." (Essentials for Further Advancement II)
"When disciples have ample righteous thoughts, Master has the power to turn back the tide" ("The Master-Disciple Bond",Hong Yin 2)
At the same time we studied all the lectures in 2011, Hong Yin 3 and because time was limited, I had to study Zhuan Falun at home by myself. In order to strengthen our ability for sending righteous thoughts, some practitioners suggested that we do the standing exercises. Practitioners who participated in the project of sending forth righteous thoughts had very strong righteous thoughts. Our hearts were together and we came to the site for sending righteous thoughts early (outdoor on the grass).Some practitioners came to join us after clarifying the truth at tourist sites, some came after work, some came after delivering newspapers. We did not talk about everyday things, nor did we gossip about others; there were no arguments and we were serious and solemn and we concentrated on sending forth righteous thoughts. Be it windy or rainy, we were not deterred. We would hold the umbrella and continued to send righteous, without feeling any bitterness.
one occasion I opened my eyes to look around. I saw
countenances were solemn, pure and they were focused
in their minds. The
postures were upright and they did not move even a
little bit. I was quite
moved by what I saw, how magnificent! We did not take
any days off, and we
persisted like this for several months. Maybe it was
because we had met the
standard, our compassionate Teacher helped us. At the
end of the year, the good
news came. The theatre had agreed to sign a contract
with us. Also it was the
oldest and the most famous theatre in
Here I would like to share how my xinxing had elevated due to a small incident. When the project of sending righteous thoughts was organized, I was studying English in TAFE at the time. The classes were held three times a week. I often rushed to join the group after the classes. However, I was late all the time. For the first two times I was late for half an hour, and the third time for one hour. I knew it was an important project and I was considering whether I should approach the teacher and ask to leave the school early, so that I wouldn't be late. As I was hesitating, I suddenly felt that I did not want to do it. I thought that wasn't really my thoughts. Later, I saw some chewing gum-like thing in front of me (my third eye had not been open before). I did not think it was my third eye that had seen this, so I looked again. I still saw the same thing. I realized this could be what Teacher talked about in the lecture "Dafa Disciple Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference" the sticky substances. This was the evils taken advantage of my loophole in cultivation, utilizing my human attachment of hesitation and interfering with our sending forth righteous. How can I allow these kinds of substances to exist in my space?
I quickly made a decision to let go of my human thinking and leave the classes early so that I wouldn't be late. After I made the decision, the interferences disappeared. After we got the venue for Shen Yun, it was again time for us to send righteous for the ticket sales, so I made a decision to stop going to classes for the next semester. Teacher said in the "20th Anniversary Fa Teaching": "Shen Yun is meant to save sentient beings. While you all know that, has it occurred to you: Master is giving you an opportunity to work together and for those who haven’t stepped forward to step forward."
understood that the project of sending forth righteous
thoughts was a great
opportunity given by Teacher. It provided us with the
cooperating with each other, saving more sentient
beings and at the same time
eliminating the evil and warped beings in our own
dimensions, thus purifying
our own dimensional fields. It also gave us a chance
to elevate our Xinxing.
The coordinators arranged some practitioners to
contact those practitioners who had not stepped out
and so that more practitioners
could join the project. Some mothers even came with
their children. Fellow
practitioners also came from other projects to help
out, despite their being
already quite busy. It was all out of their own
hearts. A veteran practitioner who was 75 years old,
who had organized group
practices and delivered newspapers for more than 10
years, also came after he
finished other tasks. A fellow practitioner who had a
who came from
Sending righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil is one of the three things that we must do well. In order to achieve this, we diligently studied the relevant lectures. During the process of sending righteous thoughts, a long-standing difficult problem had been practitioners becoming muddle-headed and the tilting of their hands. On an occasion, a veteran practitioner who just came from China shared with us her understanding: Teacher wanted us to concentrate when sending righteous thoughts, our head had to be clear and our minds rational, we needed to be focused and our thoughts needed to be strong. In order to achieve this, we must be absolutely aware and our minds needed to be very focused, from the beginning to the end. Her sharing helped me a lot. Her realm had enabled her to understand the essences of sending forth righteous thoughts. I followed her suggestion, my mind was focused and I kept very strong thoughts throughout the process. The occurrence of being muddle-headed and tilting my hand was gone. After I looked inwards, I found there were two reasons for my not doing well in sending righteous thoughts: One was I did not try to understand Teacher's Fa teaching with all due diligence and dedication. The other was due to the Communist education which separated the mind from the substances. We only recognize the physical objects while ignoring the disciplining of the minds. Teacher said in Lunyu in Zhuan Falun: " If human beings are able to take a fresh look at themselves as well as the universe and change their rigid mentalities, humankind will make a leap forward." I am grateful for the practitioner's sharing, which enabled me to have a breakthrough in my thinking, so that I can be more focused and send out strong righteous thoughts.
Because I was quite conscious of being muddle-headed and the tilting of my hand, I often opened my eyes when sending righteous thoughts. I was able to see practitioners tilting their hands unconsciously. I did not mind whether practitioners would accept my suggestions or not, as I often reminded them to be more mindful to not tilt their hands. Later, I realized that I should not just look at others and not looking back to myself - this was not being compassionate. No one would intentionally tilt their hands. I had to change myself and when I saw practitioners tilting their hands, I would send righteous thoughts to help them: to disintegrate the evils that caused him to tilt his hand. That really worked. After a while, however, their hands started to tilt again. It doesn't matter, I should keep on having kind thoughts towards fellow practitioners. I shared this with the coordinator of the project, and asked him what could I do? He shared: "You should be in a state of 'the Buddha light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities!" I came to understand that it was my level being not high enough and my gong wasn't strong enough. I can only try my best to elevate my xinxing and myself, breakthrough my current level, so that I can help others more.
am grateful to Teacher for providing me with the
opportunity to send forth
righteous thoughts for the Shen
this year. Although I did not have proper rest for
several months, I did not
feel bitter. Especially after listening to Teacher's Fa
Finally, please allow me to share with you a passage in "What is a Dafa Disciple": " Dafa disciples are no doubt working very hard. And that’s because the historic responsibility entrusted to you and that you shoulder is so great, and your historic mission dictates that you must, at this critical time, shoulder such a historic responsibility." If there is anything that's not on the Fa, please kindly point out to me.
Thank you, Master; Thank you, fellow practitioners.