Suggestions for Memorizing and Reciting the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) I read an article, "Reading Zhuan Falun Straight Through" (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/11/6/102035.html), on the Clearwisdom website that mentioned a problem many fellow practitioners have frequently discussed, which is, having difficulty concentrating when reading Zhuan Falun. Of course concentration is crucial to having a better understanding of the Fa and to showing respect to Teacher and the Fa. However, it is still difficult for practitioners to focus the mind without getting distracted while reading the Fa. My experience in overcoming this problem is through memorizing the Fa and reciting Zhuan Falun.
In fact, Teacher affirmed practitioners' memorizing the Fa more than ten years ago. Yet, at the time I thought it was simply too difficult and that I could not possibly memorize the Fa. At the end of 2003, after I was released from a forced labor camp, I felt that I did not get a good effect from reading Zhuan Falun. I constantly got distracted and my mind wandered, and at times I did not know what I had just read. There were times when I would read the book repeatedly and I felt very frustrated. During that time, I read "Minghui Weekly," which included an article about many practitioners sharing their experiences and understandings of memorizing the Fa. This inspired me to do the same.
I began memorizing Zhuan Falun on August 7, 2004. Under Teacher's guidance and compassion for disciples over the past several years, and the reminders not to let small setbacks be discouragement, I have gradually learned to look inward and think of others, and I have come to understand my mission and responsibility. I began the task of making, delivering, and distributing truth-clarification materials. I lead a fulfilling life and I am full of energy. People who have not seen me for several years have commented that I have not changed a bit or that I look so young. Strangers have also said that I do not look my age. Looking younger than one's age is very common for those who have obtained the Fa. Master said, "Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master." I have witnessed Dafa's miracle in myself.
My experience proved that memorizing the Fa can indeed solve the problem of not being able to concentrate when studying the Fa. I hope my experience can help fellow practitioners who have this problem. Memorizing and reciting the Fa is absolutely doable and absolutely good. I've been doing it for over four years and I highly encourage it.