Not for Relaxation and Serenity
(Clearwisdom.net) When Dafa practitioners are studying the Fa, it brings relaxation and calmness, as well as serenity and happiness. However, it is not our goal to study the Fa to achieve these states; it is a little manifestation in this dimension of the boundless blessing of the Fa. If you feel relaxed and energetic after studying the Fa, and spend more time and energy in pursuing and enjoying ordinary people's things, you are still studying the Fa with normal people's notions. You are not taking Dafa cultivation seriously.
The goal of studying the Fa is to be more sober and to understand what Teacher wants. We should be unmoved by other things, including interference created by other practitioners. We should be wise and clear on this issue. The goal of studying the Fa is that we can think less about personal gain or loss and attain selflessness and altruism to meet Teacher's requirements rather than to seek to satisfy our own needs from Dafa. Teacher has provided us with the best things. We should think more from Teacher's vantage point and consider things from the point of offering salvation to humankind. We also want to have great courage, to maintain a determined mind, and to enlarge our own capacity so as to better clarify the truth of Dafa. We also aim to understand the requirements of the Fa so as to treat ourselves seriously from the heart and to make progress. The reason why we study the Fa well is so that we can help facilitate the full disclosure of Dafa's virtue, power, and mercy, both in the world and in each dimension, during the final stage of Fa-rectification.
If you want to be relaxed and calm, you can go to an ivory tower to study Falun Gong. Isn't it easier that way? Why, while during truth clarification, should we add on extra and unnecessary work? We know what Dafa disciples of the Fa-rectification period are. Yet many are only clinging to themselves and cannot let go. There are some fellow practitioners who cannot do things quickly. They either delay or defer. However, they can find no problems with this or think things are just this way. Actually, Teacher told us, “With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,” (“The Knowing Heart” in Essentials for Further Advancement II) We say that we should listen to Teacher, especially when we encounter conflicts. Only when we treat ourselves seriously according to Teacher's Fa are we the embodiment of our true self and true nature.