Memorizing the Fa and Saving People
(Minghui.org) Recently, one of my friends invited me for a video chat. She told me that she had seen a Falun Dafa truth clarification poster on an electric pole and had thought of me. As we spoke, she expressed surprise at how young I looked, because she had aged, and looked somewhat unhealthy.
“My health condition has been really bad these years. I want to learn Falun Dafa too!” We agreed that she would visit me to learn Falun Dafa when the pandemic is over.
I have been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. There has been everything from joy to pride to stumbles to pain. But on the whole, one truth that remains persistent is that memorizing the Fa leads me to cultivate more diligently.
Memorizing the Fa
I started memorizing the Fa in 2000. At the time, my goal was to memorize the Fa, because I wanted to develop supernatural powers, which I would then use to rescue detained practitioners. That thought sounds almost ridiculous now.
My initial thoughts changed after reading Master's lecture:
“Also, I wanted to tell you all that I have infused the mighty power of the Buddha Fa and my various abilities into the book, into this Fa. ” (“Teaching the Fa at the Founding Ceremony of the Singaporean Falun Dafa Association”)
Upon reading this passage, I realized that Zhuan Falun is a book from Heaven. I must memorize it. It took a full year to recite the book from memory for the first time. Now I have recited Zhuan Falun 35 times to date.
When reciting the book from memory, I usually read the paragraph I'm going to recite twice. If the paragraph is long, and if I get stuck somewhere, I repeat the part that I struggle to remember repeatedly until it is firmly memorized. In the beginning, this was a difficult process. Yet, I know that this is the Dafa of the universe. I must memorize it no matter what. I must have Dafa in my heart, and in every cell of my body.
I started by reciting paragraph by paragraph. Soon I was able to recite one page per day. Later I increased this to two pages, then three. Now, I generally recite four pages a day.
Before I started to recite the Fa, I often had symptoms of the common cold, perhaps due to my karma. I also had persistent thought karma, and constantly encountered troubles in my day to day life. However, whenever I recited the Fa, everything would become smooth for a time.
I would feel my body enlarge, as if a hidden force was sifting through my body, from my inner microscopic particles bubbling to the surface. When I feel this strong energy inside me, my whole self feels more joyful. Upon encountering conflicts, a passage from the Fa will appear in my head automatically. Sometimes the Fa will even appear in my mind as I do the sitting meditation. It is such a wonderful feeling!
Nowadays, in addition to reciting the Fa, I also copy the Fa by hand. When others take naps, it is a good time for me to do this. Some days I write one page; other days I write two. Transcribing the Fa allows my mind to become peaceful and calm. As an additional side benefit, I was also able to identify and correct my bad habit of not being very careful when doing things.
Saving More People
Since I began to recite the Fa, I am always filled with energy. I am no longer afraid, and I feel a greater urgency to save people.
Master has said:
“Anyway, I just want to tell you that, as Dafa disciples, you should know how enormous your responsibility is, and this is not a child’s game. This undertaking has already come to the last stage, and I am extremely worried, yet you still do not treat it seriously. In the end, however, it will be too late even if you cry. Everything in the human world was arranged purposefully so as to arouse people’s attachments; there are so many things that prevent you from being saved. You do not consider yourself a cultivator and follow along with those things?! You are the hope for all sentient beings, and you are the hope for lives in your area!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference”)
I run a private business. During my work, I encounter many government officials and police officers. I take every opportunity to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa.
In the past, I have mistakenly thought that a person is saved so long as he or she agrees to withdraw from the CCP. So sometimes when time was limited, I only told people that withdrawing from the CCP will bring them peace and protection. I had not lead them to fully understand the basic facts about Falun Dafa.
In recent months, I like to start by telling people the facts about the pandemic, and why it originated in Wuhan. I describe in detail how the Wuhan Television Station made the first television program slandering Falun Dafa. And Wuhan is also one of the areas where the persecution has been most severe.
To tie things together, I find it useful to note that four pandemics hit ancient Rome after the rulers persecuted Christians, which eventually lead to the downfall of the Roman empire.
Then, I proceed to talk about the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax, and the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. I genuinely want people to understand that the CCP is evil. I also tell them that reciting “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” is the best protection.
Most people I talk to are usually shocked. They are understanding toward practitioners, and upon hearing this, develop anger towards the CCP. Many of them appreciate the protection that Master has provided.
During the pandemic period, I have had the chance to talk to many people one on one. Once, I was clarifying the truth to a police officer. She told me that when she once worked at a detention center, a guard was torturing many Falun Dafa practitioners. One day, he suddenly died in the restroom. She then remarked that she believed he must have been punished for his actions. She looked scared. After I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good,” she relaxed a little.
One day, I met a district police director. I had met him before and he had previously agreed to withdraw from the CCP. This time, I had the chance to explain more details about the pandemic and Dafa's protection. He listened with great interest. In the end, he asked me to help his wife and daughter withdraw from the CCP. I told him it only works when the actual person agrees. He said that he would explain this to them and that he was confident that they would agree to withdraw. Then, he carefully put the Dafa amulet I gave him into his pocket.
One day, an acquaintance whom I had not seen for more than a year came to visit me. As we talked, I found that she believed the CCP's propaganda. When I began to talk about the persecution of Falun Dafa, she said that it had occurred because the practitioners had caused trouble. I was very surprised since she already agreed to withdraw from the CCP a long time ago. I thought she had agreed with Dafa. I then realized that I had not clarified the truth well enough for her. This time, I took care to give more detailed and thorough explanations. When I brought up the issue of live organ harvesting, she jumped up, and exclaimed that it could not be true.
“You are such a kind person,” I said. “Dafa's Master would want you to be saved. He arranged you to visit me so that I can tell you the facts!” She understood and kept thanking me.
When I clarify the truth, I often hear a voice in my head saying, “A beautiful lotus is coming out of your mouth.” I know that this is Master's encouragement. I will treasure every minute that Master has provided me to hurry up and save more people.