Memorizing the Fa Improves the Effectiveness of Truth-Clarification
(Minghui.org) I decided to start memorizing the Fa after I read a Minghui sharing article about how beneficial it can be for cultivation.
Master said in “Drive Out Interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II:
“Now you can see why I’ve often told you to read the book more, right?! The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.”
I wanted to memorize the entire book in a short time but ended up spending several months just memorizing the first section of the first chapter, “Genuinely Guiding People Toward High Levels,” and I made quite a few mistakes.
Referencing fellow practitioners' sharing articles on Minghui, I changed my approach to memorizing paragraph by paragraph. I only moved on to the next paragraph after I had memorized the current one word by word. It took me more than a year to complete memorizing Zhuan Falun for the first time. But after that, I picked up speed.
I cannot work on memorizing the Fa every night due to my studies, job, and group Fa studies, but I make time on Wednesday and Friday nights. I joined online groups to memorize the Fa, and in those groups we helped each other check our memories. The group effort was a big help.
Memorizing the Fa has many benefits. It helps us remain diligent, look inward, remove attachments, and be more powerful when we clarify the truth. Many practitioners have shared about these benefits. I would like to share some recent experiences in clarifying the truth and helping people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
Truth-Clarification Became More Difficult When I Slacked Off
I spent less time memorizing the Fa recently due to the attachment to comfort. The impact on my effectiveness at clarifying the truth wasn't immediately evident.
The number of people who quit the CCP with my help remained between 30 and 50 each time. It had gone down from 80 to 100 aeach day during the years that I was diligent in memorizing the Fa. I thought that this was because helping people quit the CCP had become more difficult and that saving people would become harder and harder at the final stage. I also told myself, “This is because I have spent more time clarifying the truth in greater depth. I shouldn't be attached to the numbers.”
However, I noticed that other practitioners had kept their numbers at the same level for years and had even experienced increases lately. They also spent more time participating in other truth-clarification approaches.
Many people didn't choose to quit the CCP after listening to me. I especially felt I didn’t have much strength when I spoke to people who had been heavily influenced by the communist propaganda.
I asked for fellow practitioners' help. They helped me find a few attachments, but I felt that we hadn't identified the root cause. That lasted for more than half a year.
The Fa Strengthens My Truth-Clarification
Master said in “Fa Teaching Given at the 2016 New York Fa Conference:”
“... for the words you say won’t have energy or be on the Fa. How can you save a person if your words don’t have the power to reduce his karma or remove his attachments? If you’re to save him then you must be a cultivator yourself. And your words will have energy and be able to eliminate his biases and attachments. They can have that impact, and can suppress the bad things in his mind that would otherwise foul things up at the time. Only this way will you be able to save the person. This holds true in all kinds of settings in which you clarify the facts, doesn’t it? There are also people who’ve been thinking that since they are veteran practitioners it’s not a problem for them to go awhile without Fa study. Well, it is a problem, no matter how veteran you may be. That’s because the part of you that has completed cultivation has been partitioned off, and also, the gong of yours that was previously pushed to where it should be won’t work without righteous thoughts that you’ve developed from the Fa; you won’t be able to command it if you don’t study the Fa or if you have strayed away from the Fa, for the power to do that comes from the Fa.”
At the end of last year, I memorized several paragraphs related to removing the attachment to comfort. This helped me resume memorizing the Fa a few times a week. I realized that my words started to have more power when I clarified the facts.
In the following weeks, I made time to memorize the Fa more. I realized that I didn't have to deliberately send righteous thoughts during my conversations with people. I didn't have to try to persuade them with multiple arguments. They quickly decided to quit the CCP after listening to me.
My power returned. With righteous thoughts, my words could penetrate to a deeper level in my listeners. I then realized that the real reason that “truth-clarification had become more difficult” was that I had slacked off in memorizing the Fa!
Master said in “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference:”
“But consider what I have said: if whatever it is that you’re doing is not grounded in the Fa, if it does not have the power of the Fa, and if you haven’t cultivated well, you will not do those things well. Although you might have done whatever it is, it has not achieved any effect and simply cannot save people, for you are ineffective in dissolving evil factors. That is why Fa-study is still the most, most important thing—it is the fundamental guarantee for all that you are to do. If you cannot keep up in Fa-study, then there is no hope.”
Starting this year, I increased the time I spend memorizing the Fa to the level I had maintained a few years ago. I can see a clear difference in my cultivation state and my power in truth-clarification. Some practitioners shared that our bodies in other dimensions assimilate to the Fa and regenerate when we memorize the Fa. Therefore, we can feel improvement in our cultivation states.
I know many practitioners memorize the Fa. I have seen that those who do need less time to help someone quit the CCP. They are also able to maintain their diligence for many years and are less prone to interference. I'm now memorizing Zhuan Falun for the third time.
Studying the Fa, memorizing the Fa, looking inward, sending righteous thoughts, and truth-clarification are intertwined. If there is a weakness in one link in this chain, then we may adversely impact our one body. If we study the Fa well, we are more powerful in eliminating the evil and saving people. In turn, this encourages us to study the Fa more. It is a positive cycle.
My recent experience tells me that it's important to keep memorizing the Fa. Otherwise, our cultivation and our effectiveness in saving people might stall or even backtrack without our being aware of it. We need to keep up our efforts so our cultivation keeps advancing.
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Thank you, Master!