(Clearwisdom.net) On the topic of studying the Fa, I would like to talk about my experience and discuss this with everybody.
After I broke out of detention with Master's protection, I was quite puzzled over some practitioners' giving in to the pressure of persecution. At the same time, I thought about how to be firm.
Later, a practitioner reminded me of Master's words, "the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts" ("Drive out Interference," Essentials for Further Advancement II ) Yes, this is the answer. From then on, I started to study the Fa more.
Later, I found that I was going after quantity, instead of paying attention to whether I had learned something. I made some improvement, and started to read out loud. In the past I could finish 3 lectures in two hours. Now I finish only one lecture. But I make sure that I understand what I am reading. The result has been rather good.
After some time, I found that I had been reading only Zhuan Falun. Master has over 20 books. Then I made a plan. Every day after I finish a lecture, I would arrange some time to study other books. I read the other books in turn, and then start from the beginning again. I found the result is even better.
A practitioner told me that besides studying the Fa, I should cultivate firmly, which was a wake-up call for me.
Another practitioner said, "Actually studying the Fa includes many things already. It also includes cultivating firmly, because the Fa is capable of all things." I felt this statement is right too. Then I made a summary, and felt that if I want to "study the Fa well," I have to study the Fa more, read the book with concentration, and do as told by Master. Then it is to "study the Fa well."
One day, when I was reading the section of "A Clear and Clean Mind," (Zhuan Falun) I suddenly came to understand a deeper meaning of "read the book with concentration." There is no external method that one can use to settle down the mind. Only by getting rid of attachments can we truly settle down the mind. Isn't this cultivating firmly?
"Sincerity is a prerequisite if you are to rectify your heart." (Chapter III Cultivation of Xinxing, Falun Gong) A sincere attitude is critical. After I studied Master's Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference, I realized that as Dafa disciples, we should seek to assimilate to Dafa, and follow Dafa's requirements unconditionally. We cannot look for something according to our attachments.