(Minghui.org) I am a veteran practitioner who started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I was 36 then. The first lecture series that I watched was Master’s lectures in Guangzhou. Master started to cleanse my body as I watched the fifth lecture. I recovered from constipation that had plagued me for nine years. Other health problems such as hemorrhoids, uterine fibroids, the after effects of a sprain and so on went away one by one. I truly experienced what it was like to feel light and be free of illness.

More than two decades have passed. I recently realized that the bad thoughts that kept arising in my mind while watching Master’s lectures would not go away because I did not discern that these thoughts were disrespectful to Master and Dafa, and I did not realize that these thoughts were not me.

Several days ago, when I watched the lectures again I became aware of how serious my problem was. The more I thought about it, the more I felt that I had failed Master, who has great compassion and has given disciples everything. I was certain that the disrespectful thoughts towards Master and Dafa were not me. I needed to eliminate them. I watched Master’s lectures three times in a row. I felt better each time. I ultimately got rid of long-hidden omissions that had allowed the old forces, dark minions and the evil Party’s specter to take advantage. When I watched the lectures again after this, I no longer had any bad thoughts.

As my mind became pure, many wonderful feelings arose. I saw the meaning of Master’s large hand signs (mudras). I hadn’t known what they meant in the past. To understand Master’s thoughts with a pure mindset, before listening to each lecture, I first watched Master’s hand signs. Finally, one time, I seemed to grasp a layer of meaning and I cried out loud. Master told us right from the beginning that we must hold on to righteous thoughts during tribulations; in the battle between good and evil, we must believe in Master and Dafa until the Fa rectifies the cosmos.

I had previously only paid attention to Master’s lectures. I did not think too much of the galaxies and the Falun spinning at the start of each lecture. At times, to save time, I even fast forwarded to the lecture portion and skipped the opening part where the Falun was spinning. I now realize that this was a mistake. There is nothing extraneous in Master’s lectures. Every part is precious. It shows the evolution of the universe, the progress of Fa rectification encompassing the solar system, and the emergence of the Falun Buddha Fa. Saints in various countries had prophesied several centuries ago that the Creator would come to the earth to offer salvation. The opening before each lecture symbolizes these prophecies coming true, and Master’s hand signs are a form of teaching the Fa to sentient beings in the universe.

I even cherish the music that accompanies the spinning Falun at the start of the lectures. It is as if I am amid the Falun. The Falun’s taking in and giving out energy is just like my inhaling and exhaling, purifying my mind and body. All selfish, random thoughts are purged from my brain, and when I listen to Master’s teachings afterward, I feel it is even more sacred.

Due to my poor enlightenment quality, despite practicing cultivation for more than two decades, I only recently became aware of these things. I should put in more effort and practice cultivation more diligently.

Editor’s Note: This article only represents the author’s understanding in their current cultivation state meant for sharing among practitioners so that we can “Compare with one another in study, in cultivation.” (“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)