Overcoming Interference from "Fatigue" with Righteous Thoughts
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, things like "fatigue" and "sleepiness" have been bothering some practitioners, including myself. This reminds me of an encounter, and I would like to share it with everyone.
In early June of 2000, when I was in Beijing to validate Dafa, I met a fellow practitioner in our district Beijing Liaison Office, who was hard to forget. The practitioner obtained Dafa in 1996. He came from the rural area and worked at a Chicken Farm. Every day, he would begin work at dawn. After he finished his work and had dinner, it would be nearly 8:00pm. He would read two lectures of Zhuan Falun, and then proceed to do the set of 5 exercises. When he finished, he would only have about two hours left for sleep each day. Yet he remained very energetic. He performed his work well. He had been living a life like that for several years. To him, "fatigue" or "sleepiness" simply did not exist.
I remember Teacher once said when lecturing on the Fa that "fatigue," "fear," "sentimentality" etc., were all low-level gods in the Three Realms that restrained human beings. As divine beings of the Fa-rectification, how can we be restrained by those things? How can we, for momentary comfort, relax our guard, and waste the time Teacher painstakingly extends for us? In essence, it is all a matter of whether or not one has strong enough righteous faith and thoughts.
Recently, I felt sleepy when I started my Fa study. Even though I tried to overcome it, my Fa study still did not go well. In the last two evenings, when I felt "sleepy" I would send forth righteous thoughts: "I am a Dafa practitioner; your interference with my Fa study is a crime. If you should do it again, I will have to eliminate you." I then recited Teacher's Fa-rectification verses. After a while, my sleepiness went away.
This is the final stage in the Fa-rectification process. Those who did not do well before should make the best use of their time, and double their efforts to catch up with the Fa-rectification process. At the 2001 Canada Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference, Teacher said: "I know that you've all worked so hard. You have to work and have to study, you have your family life and social activities, and at the same time you have to take care of your family, do a good job at work, and you have to study the Fa well and do the exercises well, and what's more, you have to clarify the truth. It is hard! It's pretty hard both time-wise and financially. It's hard, so your mighty virtue is displayed; it's hard, and so it's a good opportunity to establish your mighty virtue. Remarkable! Since you are cultivators, even though it's hard you should do even better." I believe Teacher meant for us to do even better in such "difficult circumstances" and not to relax our efforts.
Please correct my understanding if there is anything inappropriate.