Some Understandings on Fa Study, Defeating Demons that Cause Illness, and Dafa Coordinators' Words and Actions
(Clearwisdom.net) Every Dafa practitioner should have a firm belief in Dafa and righteous thoughts. A practitioner can keep up with the progress of Fa-rectification only by doing the three things well and cultivating him or herself diligently. During the validation of Dafa, Dafa practitioners' righteous thoughts and actions, and their firm belief in Dafa all come from the Fa.
Some understandings on Fa study
During cultivation, most fellow practitioners have a feeling that they have elevated themselves little by little through studying the Fa and practicing the exercises as well as through experience sharing among fellow practitioners.
It takes some effort for one to be able to truly calm his or her mind during Fa study. Some practitioners cannot concentrate when reading the books, and they just read the book with their mouths while their minds are on something else. They think about some particular things and have a strong attachment to just finishing their work. They encounter a lot of interference from their families and jobs. Every time they study the Fa, they want to settle down their minds and read the Fa, but they just cannot achieve a good result. There are also some practitioners who have cultivated for many years, but when they read a paragraph of about 300 words, they can add or miss over ten words. This is a very serious issue for Dafa practitioners.
I have found one way to prevent the mind from wandering, and fellow practitioners have deemed this method feasible during our experience sharing. Although it is slow, its effectiveness is not bad. That is, when reading the Fa, keep the eyes on two or three words. Read the Fa word by word and sentence by sentence (after reading the Fa so many times, it is very easy for one to just read the Fa without knowing what one is reading, and one has to correct this bad habit), and keep the eyes on the words. When we read one word wrong, we should try hard to find the cause. In fact, as long as we can keep righteous minds and try to get rid of the interference, we can calm ourselves down during Fa study. The effect of studying the Fa this way is really good, and it is even better in group Fa study, as when we study the Fa together if one person reads the Fa wrongly, others will notice the mistake and point it out to that person in time. After studying the Fa this way for some time, one can increase the speed of reading.
Defeat the demons that cause illness by firmly believing in Dafa
A practitioner in her 60's suddenly showed symptoms of having kidney stones. She was sweating badly and had unbearable pain in her lower back. Her family members were very worried about her. At that time, she still said, "No problem. It will be fine." She thought in her mind that she could ask Master to help her, but she soon changed her mind as she thought that she should not bother Master for this bit of suffering. Finally, she could not bear the pain any more, and she thought, "Master, please help me." Instantly, a kind of magnificent and very conformable feeling went over all her body, and she was fine as if nothing had happened to her. She quickly ran through the building to find fellow practitioners and told them of her experience: "We must firmly believe in Master and Dafa."
Practitioner A's spouse called practitioner B and asked him to come to their home straight away. On the way, practitioner B encountered practitioner C, so they all came to practitioner A's home. They saw that practitioner A was painfully groaning and looked very bad. They thought, "Hurry up, let's send forth righteous thoughts." Practitioner A was experiencing so much pain that he could not even speak. He waved his hand and said disjointedly, "I did, but it did not work." Practitioner B said firmly, "It will definitely work. Let's send forth righteous thoughts together and you will be fine." The two practitioners held up their hands and sent forth righteous thoughts. In only fifteen minutes, practitioner A said, "I am fine now." Practitioner A's spouse also said, "Dafa is really miraculous."
The words and actions of Dafa coordinators
During the Fa rectification, Dafa coordinators help transmit Dafa information among practitioners and play a bridging role in the improvement and elevation of Dafa practitioners as a whole. This requires the coordinators to spend more time studying the Fa well, and only then can they do the coordination work well. Sometimes, when they see that some practitioners have not done well, they feel worried and start to complain, which can result in undesirable effects.
Dafa coordinators should have high xinxing levels. We often hear some coordinators say amongst themselves that they failed to maintain their xinxing one day and did not do well the next. This situation would not matter much if it happened during the early times of their cultivation. However, if such things keep happening at the current time, then it means that there are loopholes existing in their cultivation. I personally believe that this is because they have not paid enough attention to cultivating themselves well. In more precise words, they have not cultivated themselves solidly. They can easily become agitated when encountering problems and their minds are not calm and can be easily swayed by their competitive mentalities. It is very important to maintain our xinxing. Master said,
"You should always maintain a heart of benevolence and a mind of kindness. If you suddenly bump into a problem, you will be able to take care of it properly. When you always maintain a heart of benevolence and compassion, you will have time or room to buffer the confrontation and think, should a problem arise suddenly." (From "Transformation of Karma" in Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun, Third Translation Edition, March 2000)
"To truly practice cultivation, you must cultivate your mind. This is called xinxing cultivation." (From "Why Doesn't Your Gong Increase with Your Practice?" in Lecture One of Zhuan Falun)
The coordinators should also pay attention to the cultivation of their speech. When seeing or hearing something, they should pay attention to their first reaction and keep clearheaded. In this way, they will not leave loopholes for their demon nature to take advantage of. This requires that each of our coordinators spend more time in doing well the three things that Master has mentioned. A coordinator's words and actions are very important as he can affect, to different degrees, some of the practitioners. To expose the evil, resist the persecution, and allow practitioners who work on rescuing the jailed Dafa practitioners to act quickly, the coordinators should have strong righteous thoughts and mobilize all the local practitioners to suppress the evil.