PureInsight | December 17, 2012
[PureInsight.org] A veteran female practitioner in our county steadfastly cultivated in Dafa and used every opportunity to save sentient beings. She also denied all kinds of persecution the old forces had arranged.
One time, a police substation tricked her into taking a health examination before sending her to a labor camp. She kept righteous thoughts and clarified the truth all the way to the camp. Then, ironically, she was sent home after being told she hadn’t passed the health test. Another time, she was brought before the county court and clarified the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong. The judges were moved to tears and dismissed her case. Still another time, while clarifying the truth to local military officers, she was purposefully delayed, abducted, and taken to an office on the third floor by security personnel. After interrogation, she was asked to sign a paper admitting wrongdoing in practicing Falun Gong, which she tore to pieces. Enraged, two vicious young policemen lifted her up and said, “Let’s kill this thin old lady by throwing her down the stairs.” But she grabbed onto the office desk and could not be moved. In the end, the office desk cracked in two. One of the policemen said, “This old lady does indeed have gong from practicing Falun Gong!” They were so scared they immediately released her.
These stories traveled fast in our area and she became well-known among fellow practitioners as well as in ordinary society. Each time this “thin old lady who practiced Falun Gong” was mentioned, more people came to know about her strong belief in the Fa. But then suddenly this influential practitioner was seriously persecuted by the old forces using sickness karma.
With edema all over her body, her skin became bloated and shiny and she suffered from shortness of breath. Her complexion grew pale and she couldn’t swallow food or water and slept all day. Her daughter took her to a hospital for an examination. She was diagnosed with leukemia and needed blood transfusions, but she refused treatment and returned home. A few weeks later, her condition became perilous. When a coordinator went to see her, her main consciousness was groggy and she showed no sense of recognition. The coordinator knew at once that this was an old force arrangement aimed to stigmatize the practitioner and block sentient beings from being saved while destroying a Dafa disciple at this crucial moment.
If the old forces’ arrangements really prevailed and the practitioner passed away, the impact would have caused huge losses in saving sentient beings! When ordinary people say Dafa is good, they do so only based on their judgment of superficial phenomena because they don’t really understand Dafa. If the flesh body of the practitioner passed away too early, misunderstandings about Dafa would occur. People might think: “Just look at her—despite gaining benefits from cultivating Dafa, she passed away nonetheless.” It’ll be more difficult for these people to be saved in the future. Therefore, we have to stand by the Fa and do well as one body so as not to cause any losses.
The coordinator therefore assembled practitioners together to exchange ideas and a consensus was reached that everyone needed to cooperate as one body to help her. One practitioner’s issues are every practitioner’s issues. We should use the great power of our concerted righteous thoughts to help her sweep away and disintegrate the layers upon layers of old force arrangements and help her overcome the persecution as quickly as possible. It was a responsibility for each practitioner to act quickly. We arranged at least four to five individuals (seven or eight sometimes) to take turns in shifts to send righteous thoughts beside the fellow practitioner. Finally, after many days of fighting between the righteous and the evil, the practitioner overcame the persecution and recovered.
A period of time has passed since then and now the whole process seems quite simple—we simply sent righteous thoughts and recited “On Buddha Law” in Zhuan Falun. But it was no easy thing when we were in the midst of it, just as Master taught in the Fourth Talk of Zhuan Falun, “Transforming Karma:” “To cultivate in meditation, you have to cross your legs for a long time, and once they’re crossed, your legs ache and feel like pins and needles. After a while you start to feel anxious, and then you get really anxious.” When sending righteous thoughts you need to cross your legs for a long time and concentrate to make your thoughts powerful enough to disintegrate the evil. It’s difficult to achieve, and in the difficulty a deeper awareness can be felt.
1. The Powerful Force of Sending Righteous Thoughts in Concerted Efforts Is the Key to Eliminating the Persecution of Fellow Practitioners and Freeing Them From Suffering
The first few days of sending righteous thoughts saw no obvious change. But we believed firmly in what Master had said: “As you realize, with the many projects that Dafa disciples have initiated in order to counteract the persecution, clarify the truth, and save sentient beings, what is most important is that Dafa disciples cooperate together well, and that only when people work together well will things go well” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa”), and we also firmly believed that “Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful” (Essentials for Further Advancement II). Because the practitioner’s main consciousness was unclear, we sat her up and crossed her legs, while another practitioner held her firmly. Her head was slouched all the time. After sending righteous thoughts for a long time, we began reciting “On Buddha Law” and then continued in this pattern for a long time. Later while sending righteous thoughts, the practitioner was asked to recite Master’s Fa-rectification formula: “The Fa (Fa) rectifies (zheng) the Cosmos (qian kun); the Evil (xie e) is completely (quan) eliminated (mie)!” But she stubbornly refused. We then disintegrated that false ego of hers and she finally spoke. Her pale complexion turned pink, her breathing improved, and the edema disappeared. One veteran couple had stayed 24 hours and kept sending righteous thoughts until the practitioner awoke. Because we had worked well together the practitioner was able to break free of the sickness karma.
2. To Participate in Sending Righteous Thoughts Together and Helping Fellow Practitioners Get Out of Tribulations Is to Sublimate Oneself to the Fa and Elevate One’s Mighty Virtue
Master said: “Even if you think your idea is great, and can save a hundred people, if you don’t carry it out it is useless. Meanwhile, if something can save just one person, then whoever carries it out gains that much mighty virtue for it” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”). To help this practitioner get out of sickness karma was the top priority in our county at that time. It demanded us to work together to send righteous thoughts, to take this practitioner’s things as our own things, and to temporality put down our own things and proactively participate in helping the practitioner disintegrate sickness karma. This was what Master wanted: “Whoever carries it out gains that much mighty virtue for it.” Dafa disciples are one body; working together is a process in which we improve and sublimate our mentality of “thinking of others before acting” (Essentials for Further Advancement, “Buddha-Nature and Demon-Nature”).
September 24, 2012
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/113217