(Clearwisdom.net) Yesterday I couldn't calm down as I was doing the second exercise. I thought only about my personal problems--I was almost totally immersed in thinking about my own problems.
Then I thought, "I can't be like this!" I said this to myself and
pulled my thoughts back. I realized that all of my thoughts were attached to
"self." I realized that this was not right and that I should think
about what I could do to validate the Fa. With this thought, my mind suddenly
became clear and all the bad thoughts I had were suppressed.
Just then I believe I understood a principle of the Fa. The Fa guardians that Teacher has arranged for us are for guarding the Fa. They guard the Fa for us when we act according to the Fa. If we act like everyday people, the Fa guardians can do nothing.
In fact, melting into the Fa is as simple as it is intricate. If we measure everything that we do with the Fa, think about the Fa, and control our attachments to "self," we will have the power to protect ourselves. Thank you, Teacher, for compassionately giving me this hint!