Studying and Reciting the Fa to Cultivate Myself Well and Save People
(Minghui.org) Practicing Falun Dafa makes me the happiest person. I am 63 years old. Throughout the past twenty-plus years, I have paid close attention to studying and reciting the Fa. I have understood from studying the Fa that saving sentient beings is Dafa disciples’ noble mission.
Importance of Studying or Reciting the Fa
I have been studying, memorizing, and reciting the Fa ever since I began to practice Falun Dafa. It is the most important thing that I do each day, and I consider this time to be my happiest moment of the day. Even when I was illegally detained in 2004, I persisted in reciting the Fa, sending righteous thoughts, and clarifying the truth about Dafa. I did not cooperate with the persecutors. I was released and returned home safely. Nothing could stop me from believing in Master and the Fa.
Master tells us to study the Fa more in many of his lectures. He said,
“I’ve often said that I have incorporated into this Fa everything that can allow you to cultivate and advance, and everything that you can attain through cultivation. Although you are in different realms, none of you can truly understand the weight of my words. You will obtain everything so long as you cultivate. But do you know how many things of mine are incorporated into what you obtain?” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland)
“A person is like a container, and he is what he contains. If he contains Fa, he has assimilated to the Fa; if he’s filled with dirt, he is dirt.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Singapore)
I am determined to keep the Fa principles in my mind and assimilate to the Fa. This determination was established in my mind in 2007 when I began reciting Zhuan Falun. Since then, I have recited Zhuan Falun 60 times. It took me half a year to recite all of Zhuan Falun the first time, and the result was excellent.
Learning the Fa by heart helped strengthen my willpower. The more I recite, the easier it is for me to remember what I’ve learned, and the more accurate I get. When I persist, reciting the Fa helps me understand the Fa principles at different levels. The more I study, the more I discover about myself, and it becomes easier to resolve issues, as I can continuously correct myself.
When I memorize the Fa, I focus on what’s before me and let go of any human notions. I can discipline myself better and get rid of bad thoughts and other interference. Sometimes when there are distractions, I consciously suppress them. When I am in a good state, getting rid of distractions is easy, as reciting the Fa will immediately eliminate them. When something puzzles me about the Fa, it is usually resolved in the process of reciting the Fa. Sometimes I also experience a warm current passing through my body. I know that this is because Master is purifying me.
I enlighten that when I recite the Fa well, I also recite the Fa in my dreams, and I know that I am a cultivator at any given moment. Therefore, tests I encounter in my dreams are easy to pass. Sometimes I dream about clarifying the truth, or I see some beautiful scenes, such as images of Master and rotating Falun.
Whatever I encounter is often the reflection of a Fa principle, and I can make the right decision. Any sickness karma I experience is quickly resolved because of my strong righteous thoughts.
When there are conflicts, I can find my shortcomings and eliminate them. Interacting with my in-laws was very challenging, but I was able to handle the injustice like a practitioner and did not retaliate. The benevolent resolution had good results because the problems that I had with my father-in-law for many years were resolved. Now, we get along and he supports Dafa. Therefore, I understand that the three things that Master asks us to do are interrelated.
The inner meaning of Zhuan Falun is very profound. I can only understand some of the enlightenment in my mind, as no words can describe my feelings. What I manage to communicate through language is only on the surface. I feel that my xinxing is improving and my realm is continuously rising. I am able to take fame and money lightly and often feel that I am in the state of Dao.
Master Gives Me Golden Notebooks and Golden Pens
I experienced a breakthrough in 2007 when I was reciting the Fa. A practitioner helped me buy a computer and taught me how to use it. I learned to use the internet, download files, send off lists of people who quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations, download Minghui audio clips and Minghui Weekly, help practitioners install MP3 files, and much more.
I was very inspired by the task, especially when I read practitioners’ sharing articles. I thought about making a contribution and writing my experience to help nurture the cultivation environment on the Minghui website. This simple thought resulted in my having a dream at night–I saw four golden notebooks and pens. I was very moved. I felt Master’s encouragement.
From then on, I often wrote about my cultivation experiences. I wrote for the China Fahui and the World Falun Dafa Day celebration. I appreciated the careful editing of sharing articles, as I benefited greatly from it. Whether a submission is published is all recorded in the universe. In my dream, every single sharing article was a shiny heavenly flower.
I found that the writing process was also a cultivation process. I enlightened to the mighty power of righteous thoughts. Even when the blockade was at its most rampant, I could still get online and rarely needed technical help from other practitioners. I could basically resolve problems by looking within and asking Master for help. I felt that I was constantly elevating on my cultivation path.
Clarifying the Truth
After the Nine Commentaries were published in 2004, I began clarifying the truth to all my family members and helped them quit the Party. I also helped relatives, coworkers, classmates and neighbors quit the CCP, and everything went smoothly.
People trusted me because they witnessed my recovery from my illnesses after I began to practice Dafa. I used to have migraines, neurasthenia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and other illnesses. After I gave birth to my son, I was also diagnosed with rheumatism. All these illnesses disappeared after I started cultivation.
All my relatives and friends witnessed the changes in me. I became kind and tolerant and was always in good spirits. I looked much younger than my actual age. Everyone I associated with came to understand the facts about the persecution. They agreed to quit the CCP, and a few began to practice Dafa.
After I started reciting Zhuan Falun, I let go of the attachment of fear. I was no longer afraid of approaching strangers to clarify the truth and ask them to quit the CCP. I also recognized that I was too concerned about saving face and too attached to comfort.
I felt that Master helped me broaden my truth-clarification skills and gave me wisdom. I just talked as if they were my good friends. When I met those who refused to listen to the truth, I spoke calmly and accepted the fact because I believed that they would have another opportunity to hear the truth in the future. My understanding made people feel at ease. Therefore, I was not reported to the police.
Before I went out to clarify the truth, I would ask Master to help me meet predestined people. I kept with me all kinds of Dafa informational materials because I anticipated meeting people who came to me with a purpose. Whether I was waiting for a bus, or sitting on a train, there were always people who were willing to listen to me. Occasionally I missed a stop because I was too focused on the conversation, but it didn’t matter as I did what I was meant to do.
I often carried an umbrella, even on hot days, so I could keep people from getting wet or provide them some shade. I didn't bargain when I went shopping and did not take advantage of anyone. If people asked for directions, I usually took them to their destination and clarified the truth while walking with them. These small random acts of kindness helped me talk to more people. They were thankful for my help, and when they heard that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, they thanked Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) for teaching students like me to be so kind.
I try to find good opportunities to start a conversation by saying hello or giving people a smile. This is usually effective. If we happened to have a longer conversation, I would clarify the truth. Otherwise, the nodding or smiling still helped plant a seed in these people's minds. Of course, there were those who took the initiative to greet me and start a conversation. I never missed an opportunity and regarded these people as predestined ones.
I believe that all the people I come across are predestined to meet me.
I know that it is Master who makes all the arrangements. All we do is move our mouths and legs, and Master helps us establish mighty virtue. I feel honored to be a Dafa practitioner.