(Minghui.org) I started memorizing the Fa one summer after graduating from elementary school. I was beginning to slack off in cultivation, so when my mother suggested that I memorize the Fa, I agreed. My mother did not set any specific goals for me and I memorized ten pages per day. I finished memorizing Zhuan Falun in about a month.
I had more schoolwork when I started middle school so I spent less time studying the Fa. When I entered my third year of middle school, time became very tight and I barely had any time to study the Fa. Mother and I were worried. So, right after I took my final examination in my last year of middle school, I began memorizing the Fa for the second time.
After my experiences the first time, I thought that memorizing the Fa would be easy and smooth. However, things did not turn out as I expected. I began sneezing and had a runny nose. It was hard for me to concentrate and I became concerned. My mother and I soon realized that the old forces were interfering with me. I send forth righteous thoughts with my mother and eliminated the interference in other dimensions. After a while I started to feel better.
I continued memorizing the Fa and was able to memorize ten pages per day, but it was more of a challenge for me this time around.
On the third day of my memorizing Zhuan Falun, I was caught up in other matters in the morning and only began memorizing the Fa when I got home. I was not very productive when I started to memorize the Fa and was unable to memorize it very well. I only memorized four pages that morning and thought to make up for the rest later in the afternoon.
However, I was only able to memorize another four pages that afternoon and suddenly the words, “Upgrade” surfaced in my mind. I enlightened to the fact that Master was telling me that it is time to upgrade my xinxing. Perhaps I slacked off too much because of my schoolwork and I needed to improve myself now!
As soon as I realized this, I calmed down and focused on the quality instead of the number of pages I memorized. I memorized the Fa with my heart. I realized that I was focused on memorizing ten pages per day and felt good about it. Wasn’t this an attachment to zealotry?
In addition, while I memorized the Fa, I had the mindset of getting it done so I could relax. Wasn’t this an attachment to comfort? I was also being disrespectful to Dafa. I realized that memorizing the Fa is very serious. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference and I apologized to Master and asked for his help.
My body suddenly felt very comfortable and my mind was without any stray thoughts. As I memorized, the Fa principles were revealed to me. I realized that those sections that I was having trouble memorizing addressed exactly what I needed to work on in cultivation! I recited that section continuously until I was familiar with it. As I did this I truly experienced the wonders of memorizing the Fa!
By memorizing the teachings I’m able to remember what Master said and easily handle challenges in my life and schoolwork.
“Let joy be found in hardship.” (“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin)
When I changed my perspective, my cultivation state improved and I felt like I was living to my fullest.
Being immersed in the Fa is truly wonderful!