Eliminating Attachments While Memorizing the Fa
(Minghui.org) A fellow practitioner talked about his experiences reciting the teachings of Falun Dafa. I was so touched that I decided to recite the Fa too. He reminded me that I must not take breaks, and must continue every day. I started by memorizing Master's poems.
As I memorized, I noticed that I kept enlightening to different levels of the Fa, and my attachments were eliminated layer by layer. The process was not easy and I experienced a lot of interference and bad thoughts which made it hard for me to calm down.
Master taught us,
“But most people can use their strong minds (their strong master consciousnesses) to get rid of it, to fight it. That shows that this guy can be saved, and that he can tell good from bad, and it means that his comprehension is good. My Law Bodies will help him remove most of that thought-karma. This situation is pretty common. When it comes up, it all depends on whether the person can overcome these bad thoughts. When you can stay steadfast we can eliminate karma.”(from Lecture Six in Zhuan Falun).
I reminded myself to be determined and did not allow any negative factors to disturb me.
In the process of memorizing the Fa, I realized that I had a deeply rooted grievance which I removed layer by layer. I kept correcting myself and gradually became compassionate. Before, I did not like and even hated some of my husband's behavior. As I memorized the Fa, I enlightened that his behavior was able to bother me because I did not cultivate well. When I realized this, I felt regretful.
Master taught us,
“What a cultivator works on is always him or herself, and even the slightest change to your human thinking amounts to an improvement and will be witnessed by divine beings. Cultivation is not something done for Dafa’s sake, and nor is saving lives. Rather, cultivation ensures that a being is progressing toward spiritual perfection, while saving lives comes from a cultivator’s compassion and his or her responsibility when sentient beings are in peril. The journey that you take is a process of letting go of your many strong attachments and walking the path well.”(from “A Congratulatory Letter to the Fa Conference of Europe”)
In the past, I was not punctual. Even though I hurried to attend scheduled events I did not leave early in case unexpected situations arose. I was always stressed out and in a hurry, but I did not change. As I memorized the Fa, I understood that this was a dark substance playing a role in my dimension. Being punctual is our responsibility as practitioners. As soon as I identified this shortcoming I corrected it.