Musings About Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I often see sharing articles about the morning exercises on the Minghui website. One practitioner wrote, “The exercises should start at 3:50 a.m.” It was published on the day that I had fortunately received an audio player with the recording of Master’s 9 Lectures and the Falun Dafa exercise music.
I started practicing the morning exercises immediately the day after. That was ten years ago. Master said,
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Zhuan Falun)
I felt a warm current flowing from my head and penetrating my entire body each night a few minutes before my wake up time.
“Those with supernormal abilities may be able to know it is happening and those who are sensitive may be able to feel it. During sleep or at any other time, a warm current may suddenly come down from the top of the head and go through the entire body.” (Zhuan Falun)
I have felt this very strongly. My whole body was so hot that it woke me up. I knew that this was Master telling me it was time to get out of bed, but I still wanted to wait until my alarm went off. I wanted to sleep a little while longer.
Once my alarm goes off, no one can stop me. I need to get out of bed, even if I cannot open my eyes. It has become a habit.
I did not follow the correct order of the exercises however. I started with the sitting meditation, followed by the standing exercises.
I suddenly realized something while I was doing the sitting meditation exercise... “Why am I sitting here while other practitioners are all doing the standing exercises? Isn’t this doing things the way I please? This is not okay!”
I then began practicing the five exercises in the correct order. I am full of energy every day.
I also pursued comfort after sending forth righteous thoughts, by immediately going back to sleep. While sleeping, I often dream about flying up to the heavens, seeing wonderful scenes, and being surrounded by hundreds of beautiful flowers all year round. I dreamed about buildings, sculptures, and heavenly armies and soldiers, and deities that guard the Fa. This was Master encouraging me. Master was often alongside me! Yet, time and time again I lost out on opportunities to improve.
I no longer go back to sleep after waking up in the morning. After sending forth righteous thoughts, I either listen to Master’s lectures or recite the Fa. I have made new breakthroughs again and again. Master has always been by my side helping me.
“As long as you practice cultivation, you are part of our school of cultivation. My fashen know everything—they know everything on your mind, and they can do anything. If you do not cultivate, they will not take care of you. If you do cultivate, they will help you all the way to the end.” (Zhuan Falun)
The more I recite the Fa, the more I want to recite it. The more I recite, the more time flies. In an instant, it is morning.
“The exercises play a supporting role alongside cultivation, and neither can be neglected.” (“A Congratulatory Letter to the Fa Conference of Argentina”)
Once, the alarm went off and I woke up and began doing the exercises. When I sent forth the righteous thoughts, I noticed that the time was off! It was a few minutes before 2:00 a.m. Ah! I started doing the exercises instead of sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight.
My 19 years of cultivation practice have passed in the blink of an eye. Fellow practitioners, join me in the morning meditation exercises! We will truly transform the earth into the biggest meditation energy field!