Memorizing Master's Teaching Allows Me to Experience the Profoundness of Dafa
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Dafa practitioners say that they have read Zhuan Falun so many times that they know the next sentence by heart.
I don't think that studying the Fa this way allows us to see the deeper meaning behind the words. I, too, was in this state.
I became frustrated because I wished to understand the deeper principles of the Fa, but when I studied the Fa, the concepts of atheism and modern science that I had been educated in blocked me and made me judge what I was reading with human notions. Subconsciously, I also added or omitted words.
When I read Master's teachings this way, I couldn't understand how profound Dafa is. I was just reading the books, not studying the Fa.
I remained in this state for a long time. I thought that I had been cultivating for years, but realized that I did not understand many of the deeper principles of the Fa. I decided to memorize Master's teachings and truly focus on every word. After I began doing this, when I read the books, I could feel my being completely changing. The profound meaning behind the words was revealed to me and I understood them.
First, I did not force myself to recite a certain number of pages every day. I realized that memorizing a preset number of pages would only lead to the mentality of completing a task. Instead, I decided to try to understand the profound meaning of the words no matter how many sentences I memorized.
Second, I believe that there are countless divine beings behind each word in Master's books. I reminded myself that I was reading the great Fa that created the universe and that I must maintain a respectful attitude when I study the Fa.
Third, I set aside all my ordinary thoughts and kept studying the Fa without pursuing anything. I wanted all my particles, from the most microscopic to the macroscopic, to unconditionally assimilate to Dafa.
Studying the Fa continuously like this has helped me experience how profound Dafa is. I could feel myself becoming more focused and rational. The more I study, the happier I am.