Arranging Our Time Well and Devoting Ourselves Fully to the Three Things
(Clearwisdom.net) Every morning at 3:50, I participate in a group exercise session, study Hong Yin for five minutes, and send righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m. I then sleep for half an hour, memorize the Fa for an hour, wash up, give thanks to Teacher with incense, and eat breakfast. I study the Fa from 8:30 a.m. to noon and send righteous thoughts. I prepare lunch and dinner a little before noon and 6:00 p.m., and eat right after sending righteous thoughts, which saves a lot of time.
After I finish eating at 12:30 p.m. I study Teacher's other lectures, then send righteous thoughts at 1:00 p.m., study for 10 minutes before I nap until 2 p.m., copy the Fa until 3 p.m., and go out to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa until dinner time. After dinner, in the summer I go out to clarify the truth again. In winter time, I memorize the Fa until fellow practitioners come to my house to send righteous thoughts at 8 p.m. We then study one chapter of Zhuan Falun. After the practitioners leave, I continue to memorize the Fa until 10 p.m., before going to bed.
I do not slack off. I have never skipped sending righteous thoughts and doing the exercises once, not even when I'm away from home. As long as my heart is pure, non-practitioners' matters can wait.
-- by the author
Greetings to Revered Teacher! Greetings to fellow practitioners!
I am a retired elementary school teacher and began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I now use almost all of my time for cultivation. I exist for the Fa, for saving people. I use every extra second I have gained due to Fa-rectification properly. I have devoted all of my time to do the three things these past several years.
1. No Crutches Since Practicing Falun Dafa
I contracted a bone disease in 1989 and became bedridden. I had to walk on crutches and couldn't do anything. I couldn't afford surgery. I tried Chinese medicine for seven years, but my illness continued and the drugs ruined my stomach. I added other physical ailments such as hemorrhoids and athlete's foot. I took more medicine than food, it seemed like. I was in bitter misery and wanted to die all the time. After I learned Falun Dafa, I no longer needed crutches. I could walk and do housework. My children no longer needed to worry about me.
2. Steadfastly Studying and Memorizing the Falun Dafa Teachings
I lived alone after my husband died. With Falun Dafa, my life was simple, happy, substantial, and orderly. Every morning, I participate in the group exercise session, study Hong Yin for five minutes, and send righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m. I then sleep for half an hour, memorize the Fa for a hour, wash up, give thanks to Teacher with incense, and eat breakfast. I study the Fa from 8:30 a.m. to noon and send righteous thoughts. I prepare my lunch and dinner a little before noon and 6:00 p.m. and eat right after sending righteous thoughts, which saves a lot of time. After I finish eating at 12:30 p.m. I study Teacher's other lectures. I send righteous thoughts at 1:00 p.m., study for 10 minutes before I nap until 2 p.m., copy the Fa until 3 p.m., and go out to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa until dinner time. After dinner, (in the summer) I go out to clarify the truth again. In winter time, I memorize the Fa until fellow practitioners come to my house to send righteous thoughts at 8 p.m. We then study one chapter of Zhuan Falun. After the practitioners leave, I continue to memorize the Fa until 10 p.m., before going to bed.
It is important for practitioners to study the Fa. This is the only way for us to cultivate our xinxing, do the three things well, and steadfastly walk the path of validating the Fa.
To be a Dafa practitioner is the most fortunate thing in my life. Coming across this invaluable opportunity, I told myself that I must memorize the celestial book, Zhuan Falun. I wanted to brand the law of the universe in my mind. Initially, it took me a long time to memorize a small part and I quickly forgot it. It took me a year to finish memorizing the book for the first time.
This was a xinxing improvement experience. In the process, I caught many attachments that I otherwise wouldn't have. I suddenly understood things that I hadn't understood before. I let go of many attachments. I gradually felt how Teacher has worked painstakingly to save us, and his expectations for us. My heart was constantly amazed. I felt bad that I couldn't eliminate my attachments faster. Sometimes I wanted to give up because it was too slow, and thought that it was better to just read the book through quickly. When I got distracted, I remembered what Teacher told us,
“When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible.” (from Zhuan Falun)
“At levels higher up, all troubles are to pave the way for ascending to Heaven.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival”)
I will continue to memorize the Fa, assimilate to Dafa and cultivate my heart.
Since 2007, I have memorized Zhuan Falun 16 times, copied it nine times and read it through numerous times. Nothing could stop me. Studying the Fa is the most powerful guarantee for me to clarify the facts about the persecution, help people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and make truth clarification materials.
3. Fulfilling My Vows to Save People
I go out during the day to distribute and post Dafa materials. I am not afraid, and know that the police can't see me because I'm a divine being, while they are ordinary people.
In Teacher's words:
“Should you have fear,
it will seize upon you
If thoughts are righteous,
evil will collapse
The cultivator's mind
is loaded with Fa
Send righteous thoughts,
and rotten demons explode
Gods walk the earth,
validating the Fa” (“What's to Fear?” from Hong Yin II)
I started truth clarification with my relatives, friends and coworkers. After they understood and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, I began talking to nearby shop owners, barbers, neighbors, those who collect garbage and fees, others who fix household appliances, and strangers everywhere I went. About 80 percent of the people I talked to quit the CCP and its affiliates.
There aren't many people on the streets during winter, so I take buses to the supermarkets or shopping malls in order to talk to people there. I go daily, no matter what the weather may be. Every day, Teacher arranges for three to five people to come to me and be saved. Of course, I come across people who've scolded me, called the police, or tried to drag me to the police station. Teacher has always protected and helped me. I got home safely each time.
In 2008, I went to my daughter's house in Shijiazhuang. A practitioner there told me not to go out to clarify the facts because there were an additional 50 plainclothes officers this year. I knew that I had to, because that was what I was to do every day. Teacher asked us to study the Fa and quickly save people because time waits for no one. I must continue to go out to do Dafa work. One day, I did run into a plainclothes officer and talked to him about Falun Dafa. He asked me whether I knew who he was, and I replied, “You are a good man, a kind person.” He told me to quickly leave. I left after I sent righteous thoughts. I helped 124 people quit the CCP and its affiliates during the three months that I was in Shijiazhuang.
4. Letting Go of Human Notions and Operating a Materials Production Site Successfully
A practitioner suggested two years ago that I buy a laptop. I learned how to turn it on and off, how to get online, and how to burn CDs. Last year, the practitioner brought me an inkjet printer and I began printing truth clarification materials. I didn't want to do this at first, thinking that other, younger practitioners knew more about computers than me, and that they should do it. Later, I realized that perhaps Teacher had arranged for me to do it. I lived alone in a safe place and was financially secure. I decided to work with other practitioners. After I studied and memorized the Fa in the morning, I started making the materials from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I made pamphlets, weekly reports, posters, calendars and paintings. The printer broke when my attachment of zealotry arose. I realized this and sent righteous thoughts. The printer then began to function properly.
I fell one day, landing on my hand and twisting my wrist. My wrist was badly swollen and turned purple. I knew that I was a practitioner and was going to be fine. However, I knew that this didn't happen without reason. I remembered receiving gifts from two of my students and a practitioner who borrowed money from me. I quickly returned what I had accepted. I knew that I was attached to greed, vanity and my reputation. I looked within. A week later, my hand recovered, and the pipe that had leaked for two years stopped leaking.
I liked to depend on other practitioners when I had technical problems. I didn't want to think about it because I believed that I wasn't well-educated or smart. Though I had a broadband Internet connection at home, I only browsed the Minghui website once every few days and needed practitioners to provide me with files to print. I printed the exact amount and the exact kind of materials that other practitioners requested. I couldn't work independently. This is where I need to improve in the future.
We all know that Teacher's grace is immense. There is no way we can repay Teacher's grace, like a small blade of grass can't repay the sun's help. The only thing we can do is to progress diligently in cultivation and do the three things well. This is the only way we can match our title of being a “Falun Dafa practitioner during Fa-rectification.” Everything I did was successful only because of Teacher's protection and care. I still need to study the Fa better and save more beings. I want to walk the last part of my path well.