Studying Zhuan Falun
(Minghui.org) Many practitioners have attempted to describe their understandings of certain parts of the Fa that they have come to realize, but the language we use is not profound enough to fit what we really want to say, and is still only a surface level interpretation, not the fundamental meaning of the Fa.
In my own understanding, how practitioners improve depends on the comprehension of the Fa principles through Fa study.
I have sometimes experienced the feeling of reading a paragraph of Zhuan Falun for the first time, even though I have studied the book many, many times before. However, now I find that the whole meaning of the first lecture in Zhuan Falun is brand new to me.
This time it showed me how to clarify the facts and how to help people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
For example, Master said,
“Throughout the entire course of my lectures on the Fa and cultivation practice, I have been responsible to society and practitioners.” (Zhuan Falun)
This sentence gave me the hint that when we talk to people about the persecution of Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP, we are also being responsible to the sentient beings and the Fa.
When I read in another paragraph: “...by preserving the good part and removing the bad part...”, my new understanding was that when we clarify the facts to sentient beings, it is like looking after them and leading them to goodness, eliminating the bad substances that the Party has poisoned them with, and getting rid of their negative human notions.
Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun, “...we believe in predestined relationship. Everyone sits here all because of a predestined relationship.” I believe that this is Master telling us that the sentient beings we come across have predestined relationships with us and are waiting for us to save them.
When I studied the section “Different Levels Have Different Fa,” I realized that when we save people, we need to break through the barriers in their minds based on each person's own situation. We can't use our own human notions to force others to accept our opinions.
Master has given many examples in the first lecture of Zhuan Falun to help us gain a deeper understanding of the Fa. For example:
“Archaeologists around the world have discovered an organism called trilobite that existed between 600 and 260 million years ago.”
“...this uranium mine was verified as a large-scale nuclear reactor with a very rational layout. Even our modern people cannot possibly create this, so when was it built then? It was constructed 2 billion years ago and was in operation for 500 thousand years.”
Master provides us with examples to shatter our human notions in order to expand the capacity of our thinking. It also gives us the tools to explain to people the true situation, so that we can help Master to save them.
In the past when I talked to people about how evil the CCP was, I usually didn't give any details from history. I now understand that if we use examples to clarify what we want to tell them, we will be much more effective.
Reciting the Fa is a very good way to study the Fa, but the most crucial thing is that we must purify our minds when we study the Fa. The higher level meanings will then be revealed to us.
Please point it out with compassion if anything is incorrect.