A Little Essay on Righteous Thoughts

Ji Nan

PureInsight | November 25, 2002

Even though I cannot see other dimensions, I feel more and more strongly that Master has passed on to us a most peerless and priceless treasure of Fa-cultivation, that being sending forth righteous thoughts.

1. Pay Attention to Cleaning Yourself

In his new article "Righteous Thoughts," Master points out that we need to purge our own problems in a timely manner. I believe one way this is done is by following Master's instructions during the first part of sending righteous thoughts, "…sitting with your hands in Jieyin and thinking about eliminating the bad thoughts, karma, bad notions, and external interference in your minds. As you're like this, think that they die, and then they will be eliminated. Five minutes will do." (From "Teaching the Fa at the 2001 Canada Fa Conference")

Cleaning ourselves is also purifying our own space in this dimension. Only when our own dimension is clean are we able to be focused in the manner in which Master instructs us to be. As Master states, "focus your attention and your effort; your mind has to be absolutely clear and rational; the force of your thoughts needs to be focused and strong…."(From "Righteous Thoughts")

From my own experiences, I have realized lately that an absolutely clear mind is not only a concept, but can actual exist in the material world , because as Master notes, "matter and mind are one thing." (From Zhuan Falun) This was especially evident when I sent righteous thoughts in the early morning hours. Right after I thought to clean myself, my mind became immediately clear and awake. All the filth and the heaviness disappeared without a trace. From that I came to realize that there is a very close relationship between the state of mind in our dimension and what occurs in our other dimensions, such as what is happening to those parts of our godly bodies that have already cultivated. Only when we have cleansed each of our dimensions, purged all filthy things, and everything that is not in line with the teachings of Dafa and Master, can we maintain the state that Master explained as, "focus your attention and your effort, your mind has to be absolutely clear and rational, the force of your thoughts needs to be focused and strong…" (From"Righteous Thoughts")

Cleansing our own dimension can also purge interference, fatigue, and the sleepiness. I suggest, that based on our own circumstances, we could extend the time to clean ourselves by a few minutes.

2. An article from the editors of Clearwisdom pointed out, "While sending forth righteous thoughts, imagine that you are like a god that is as tall as the heavens and incomparably noble, with an enormous body." (From "Send Forth Righteous Thoughts at Set Times") I felt that the spaces that our gong cleans in the cosmos to a large extent correspond to the size that we imagine our bodies to be. That is why, only when we imagine our bodies to be enormous, can we "chase down the evil on a larger scale" as Master suggests we do together daily. (From "Righteous Thoughts")

3. "Send Forth the Purest and Most Steadfast Righteous Thoughts," as suggested by the editors of Clearwisdom

Both the sitting meditation and sending righteous thoughts involve being still. Although similar in appearance, they carry a substantial difference. During the meditation exercise, Master says, "Don't think about anything when performing this exercise; no mind–intent is involved; from tranquility into ding; but your main consciousness must be aware that you're the one who is doing the exercise." (From "The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa") With righteous thoughts we need to send forth the purest and most steadfast righteous thoughts "with an air of supremacy and of destroying all evil in the cosmos." (From "Righteous Thoughts")

Entering into the best state of mind is different when sending righteous thoughts than when in meditation. I learned from experience that when you put yourself fully into sending righteous thought, it is also concentrates the mind. For example, when we all think of eliminating the head of the evil, because of such strong thoughts, in the end it will be very concentrated. Master states, "focus powerful thoughts in saying the word Mie (purged) after they finish saying the formula(s). The Mie word needs to be so strong that it's as large as the cosmic body, encompassing everything and leaving out nothing in any dimension." (From "Righteous Thoughts)

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2002/10/20/18956.html

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