Experiencing the Joy of Cultivation by Memorizing the Fa
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, and I know the importance of validating the Fa. However, in June 2006, I experienced a tribulation. But with Master’s benevolent guidance and other practitioners’ help, I was filled with the same joy as when I first started.
When I looked within, I realized that this tribulation was caused by my being busy with doing things but failing to study the Fa with concentration and not examining my cultivation state. This became a loophole that was taken advantage of by the evil.
I started to memorize the Fa last year. It took me about four or five months to finish reciting Zhuan Falun once. While memorizing the Fa, I overcame my fear of difficulties, headaches, and leg pains. Every day, I recited three to four pages. After I recited the Fa once, I could feel that my main consciousness was clearer than ever before. Now, as soon as I encounter a problem, I can examine it from the perspective of the Fa.
After I memorized the Fa, the pain in my legs disappeared when I did the sitting meditation for an hour. When I felt pain at the end of the sitting meditation, Master’s Fa would appear in my mind:
“Then, what specific state will occur? When you sit there, you should feel wonderful and very comfortable as though you are sitting inside an egg shell; you will be aware of yourself practicing the exercise, but you feel that your whole body cannot move. This is what must occur in our practice.” (Lecture Eight in Zhuan Falun)
Previously, when I sent forth righteous thoughts, I always had a lot of distracting thoughts. I tried my best to banish them, but to no avail. After reciting the Fa, this part of Master’s teachings also came to mind, and the evil interfering factors would be disintegrated instantly::
“Most people, however, can remove and resist it with very strong thoughts from themselves (a strong Main Consciousness). With this, it indicates that this person can be saved and can distinguish good from bad. In other words, the person has good enlightenment quality. My fashen will help eliminate the most of such thought karma. This situation is seen frequently. Once it transpires, one will be tested to see if one can overcome such bad thoughts on one’s own. If one is determined, the karma can be eliminated.” (Lecture Six in Zhuan Falun)
It's now also easy for me to overcome lust. As soon as images of beautiful women appear when I meditate, my first thought is: My life is sacred, and I don’t have lust. This must be interference. The beauties immediately disappeared!
Minghui Weekly focuses on Falun Dafa practitioners’ experiences in cultivation practice. I never paid attention before, but now I read Minghui Weekly every day. Sometimes when I experience fear about going out to clarify the facts to people, I read articlesand see how other practitioners handle it.
I always had difficulty approaching or talking to strangers because I was introverted. Now I read the truth-clarification materials and use what is written there as a guide when I talk to people. Others now say that I am an eloquent speaker, but I know that I am given wisdom by the Fa.
It really is: “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.” (“Drive Out Interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Now I get up at 3:50 a.m. every day and do the exercises. I then do the sitting meditation and send forth righteous thoughts in the evening. Although I only sleep about four hours, I feel energetic. I am now back to the wonderful state of when I first started!