(Minghui.org) I had a problem when I studied the Fa, as it was difficult for me to concentrate, and I became sleepy. This went on for a long time. Attempting to overcome this, I started memorizing the Fa, but there was no fundamental change. I was frustrated!

Then I began to copy the book Zhuan Falun by hand. It took me more than six months to copy the book three times. Despite making frequent mistakes, being distracted from time to time, and having difficulty writing the correct sentences at night, I loved to copy the Fa. The more times I copied it, the less mistakes I made. When I copied Zhuan Falun for the fourth time, I felt engaged when reading it.

Master Li said:

“A person who truly cultivates will gain things naturally without pursuing them. All of the gong and Fa lie in the book, and one will naturally obtain them by reading Dafa. Those who learn it will change automatically, and they will already be in the Dao when they read the book over and over again.” (“Seeking Discipleship with Teacher,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

As a result, I started to read the Fa more. During the holidays, I sat in the lotus position (legs double-crossed) to study, while my husband helped with the meals. I asked Master for strength and persisted in reading when I felt sleepy or was distracted. I thought: Master asks his disciples to study the Fa more, so I will do it!

With my mind focused on the Fa, the interference disappeared. The more I studied, the more I liked to read. By studying persistently, I could skip a meal without feeling hungry. I could also read aloud and endure the pain I felt in my legs when sitting in the lotus position for a long time.

I could read more than one lecture in Zhuan Falun without a break. I also no longer felt sleepy when studying at night. I sometimes spent the entire evening studying the Fa and doing the exercises, and I then discovered I was not sleepy at all the next day, but instead had more energy.

One day after work, I finished the chores, then sat in the lotus position in front of Master’s portrait and studied the Fa. I read the second and third lectures. While reading the section “What I Do for Learners” in the third lecture, I suddenly felt some bad things being pushed out from both sides of my head. Out of deep gratitude, I began to sob.

I realized that crying might interfere with my study, so I calmed down and continued to focus. My emotional state then returned to normal. At that moment, I felt something totally different from anything I ever experienced. It seemed I was separated from the world and in a different dimension. I no longer heard anything or had distracting thoughts. My mind was clear and pure. It was a great feeling!

While I was studying the sixth lecture in Zhuan Falun the other day, my back began hurting. No matter how I changed my posture, I felt the same pain.

Master said:

“…Let joy be found in hardship...”(“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin)

I thought the pain was a good thing, so I kept reading. I was fully focused on Fa study, and did not think about whether or not the pain would stop.

There was another occurrence one night at 1:00 a.m. As I sat doing the fifth exercise, I felt that there was nothing in the entire space. The only thing I could sense was the sound of the exercise music. I experienced an emptiness, and that Master had taken away my thought karma. This gave me a chance to make up for my lack of diligence, catch up with Master's Fa-rectification process, and fulfill my vows.

Thank you, Master!

I shared these experiences to encourage practitioners who have not yet broken through any resistance in studying the Fa. Don’t be discouraged, stay firm in your righteous thoughts, and you will definitely be able to pass this hurdle. It’s not that we possess great supernormal abilities, but because we are Dafa disciples, and we have a great and compassionate Master!

It is just as Master said:

“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)