A Young Practitioner: Changing Ordinary Notions and Doing Equally Well in School Study and Fa-study
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a middle school student. My school workload is heavy and I was always tired. However, being busy and tired is a claim that I made myself. My mom is also a Falun Gong practitioner and she often guides me on how to do things appropriately. Master has stated that learning Dafa will enhance your wisdom and creativity. Mom told me that I have to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts every day. Especially in the current, urgent period of Fa-rectification, one needs to be more diligent. It is not allowed to not study the Fa and to not do the Falun Gong exercises!
In the beginning I felt that it would be quite boring if I did things like this. So I was always busy doing my homework first when I got home every day. I planned to study the Fa after that. But then it became late and I felt very sleepy by the time I finished my math problems. Day after day, it went on like this and I didn't get time to study the Fa every day. Several weeks passed, I saw that my school test results were even worse than before. Once I realized this, I started to study the Fa first thing every day when I got home. Then I spent time working on learning ordinary knowledge. A few weeks passed, I found that the effect of doing things this way was quite good. I also participated in sending forth righteous thoughts at home when it was 11 or 12 o'clock sharp. This way, I didn't neglect Fa study or my schoolwork. Even when I stayed up very late, my body felt light and comfortable the next day. I didn't feel tired, but rather, I was filled with confidence. The above is a brief summary of my schedule during the last term.
Master has stated clearly in His Fa lectures that as a cultivator one has to discipline oneself with "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance." As Dafa disciples, we have to have a high xinxing level and the right attitude. There are so many things that appear to be illusions rather than true things in ordinary society. So we need to be cautious all the time. Since I am young, I like to play and tend to be naughty. I loved those little toys and used to go shopping. When I saw all those colorful toys, I could not control myself. I spent money buying those toys. However, after I took them home, I looked at those toys and felt that they were ugly. I don't see any meaning in those toys. I wasted my time and money. Now when I recall those things, I feel that they are evil and I was cheated because I had an attachment. It would have been much better if I had saved that money and used it on clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. If I want something good to play with, it is better to ask Mom for some nice cards with Dafa messages. They are beautiful and can be used for saving people.
These are my understandings. Fellow practitioners, please kindly point out any mistakes.