My Understanding about "Enlightened Well"
(Clearwisdom.net) Many of my fellow practitioners think that "enlightened well" in the Fa means being able to come to new understandings of the Fa. Some other practitioners think that those who share "high level" understandings have "enlightened well" or have "good understandings" of the Fa.
In "Lecture At The Us East Coast Conference (New York, March 27-28, 1999)," Teacher said,
"The enlightenment I talk about refers to whether you're able to deal with everything with a righteous mind during your cultivation practice. The sentence I just said perfectly describes the kind of enlightenment that's to take place during cultivation in Dafa."
After I read the above words, I came to realize that understanding the principles of Dafa is only part of "enlightenment." Another very important part is being able to deal with everything with a righteous mind during cultivation practice. If a practitioner can deal with every big and small matter with a righteous mind and righteous actions, yet is not able to express high-level understandings at all, I think the practitioner has "enlightened well" in Dafa cultivation.
The daily schedule of myself and a few other practitioners around me is like this: get up before 5 a.m., and go to sleep after sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. One day, I worked on a fellow practitioner's experience sharing article until 3 a.m. I slept for about 2 hours before getting up as usual at 5 a.m. We then did the exercises and studied the Fa together. While studying, I was a little sleepy. A thought entered my mind: I am sleepy because I did not get enough sleep last night, so I will go to sleep after the Fa study. I fell asleep with that thought, and the Dafa book slipped from my hands to the bed. I suddenly woke up and remembered Teacher's words:
"The enlightenment I talk about refers to whether you're able to deal with everything with a righteous mind during your cultivation practice."
I realized that the thought I had was a thought of an ordinary human person's, and regardless of how much sleep I had, being sleepy while studying Fa was interference. When I had the righteous thought, the sleepiness disappeared immediately, and I felt a strong power from the bottom of my heart, a feeling I had never experienced before. When I next sent righteous thoughts, I was surrounded by a strong energy field, and was able to sit still and send righteous thoughts for 40 minutes.
Another time, a fellow practitioner had an acute pain in her knees. She told me she had been suffering from arthritis for many years, and that her knees had always swollen on the day after she felt the pain. She added habitually, "My knees will swell again tomorrow." I realized that she did not have a righteous mind on the issue, so I said to her, "Your knees will recover tomorrow!" Hearing my words, she also realized her human notions, so she replied immediately: "Yes, my knees will recover tomorrow!" On the next day, she indeed recovered: no pain and no swelling at all.
There are many examples like these. I feel that through studying the Fa a lot, it will guide us in everything, we surely can be diligent in our cultivation and can "enlighten well" within Dafa.