(Minghui.org) During summer vacation, I was able to write down the entire book Zhuan Falun from memory. During the process, I experienced all kinds of interference. However, I maintained righteous thoughts with Master’s strengthening and encouragement from family members. I overcame the interference and finished writing the entire book.

In my first several years of Falun Dafa cultivation practice, I had a vague memory of a wish or a vow I’d made long ago. I would return to the heaven I had come from, bringing with me an understanding of Dafa to all the beings waiting there for me. Therefore, whenever I had difficulties discarding my attachments, I asked Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, for help. Also, in my mind I asked sentient beings, “Please urge me to do well in my cultivation practice. I will live up to your expectations.”

I started writing down Zhuan Falun from memory on July 9th of this year. I started doing so because at times I felt like I couldn’t fully understand the Fa no matter how much I read. I felt as if some wall was blocking me from cultivating forward and I could not break through it no matter how hard I tried.

However, I somehow wanted to stop writing after finishing the first page. My brain went blank when I tried to write and I could not recall any characters no matter how hard I tried. 

Master said,

“Your own enlightening is only about your continuing to cultivate after you overcome difficulties in your practice. That’s what we mean by ‘your own enlightening.’ As for truly enlightening to something from the principles, if this Fa doesn’t let you know it, you can’t enlighten to it no matter how you try.” (Teachings at the Conference in Europe)

I understood that I would not be able to recall even a single character without Master’s strengthening, no matter how fluently I was once able to recite the paragraph before. I came to understand that Falun Dafa is the Law of the Universe, one cannot simply try to memorize the Fa the same way we would memorize an ordinary book. Similarly, an ordinary person may have an amazing memory, but he would not be able to memorize one paragraph or even one sentence of the Fa. 

Several times I picked up the pen and then put it back down. I thought about giving up the writing altogether. I kept on writing with great effort but my thoughts kept wavering. In the first three to four days I was only able to write the first six pages of Zhuan Falun.

When I decided to cultivate Dafa 20 years ago, I made up my mind, “I will cultivate to the end and not give up halfway. This includes doing anything, difficult or easy, big or small.” And now here I was thinking about giving up after just making up my mind to write Zhuan Falun from memory! Isn’t this giving up halfway without accomplishing anything? I begged Master, “I want to write down Zhuan Falun from memory, from the beginning to the end. Master, please strengthen me.” 

I continued to write, persistently and with great effort I finished the first lecture in one week. I began to feel hopeful. I sat at my desk for two straight days writing nonstop except to cook and eat. I finished the second lecture and this accomplishment greatly increased my confidence. Although I had a stiff back and sore forearms, I set a plan for myself to complete the nine lectures in one month.

However, I was not able to complete the nine lectures in one month due to various delays. I finally completed the writing in about forty days. Upon finishing the writing, I felt the wall that had blocked me suddenly disappear and I could understand the Fa more deeply once again!

I sincerely suggest that fellow practitioners with similar difficulties hand copy Zhuan Falun also. If you could do so, you would really find, 

“After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!” – (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

Master also unlocked my wisdom during the writing. I became sharper and my memory improved. Writing down the Fa from memory also helped me to use my time more efficiently for learning the Fa. Previously I often dozed off while reading after dinner, but while writing I did not feel sleepy at all. The more I wrote, the more energetic I became, even writing until midnight. This also ensured that I did not miss joining the global sending righteous thoughts at midnight. Sometimes when I could not calm my mind to read the Fa, as long as I sat down to write, my mind became peaceful.

In the writing process, I noticed that I was not able to distinguish the exact meaning of many characters with the same or very similar pronunciations. I also noticed that I was not able to write some of the characters correctly. Cultivation is serious and we are cultivating the Law of the Universe. We should take care not to alter the Fa because of our omissions.

In the writing process, I also rediscovered the feeling of: “… always cultivating as if you were just starting …” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX), and felt again the happiness and honor of being a Falun Dafa practitioner. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to cultivate Dafa! I am fortunate to have the opportunity to become Master Li’s disciple!

In the several years before I started the writing, my cultivation state was not as desirable. I often felt very tired after the morning exercises instead of feeling energetic and rested, and many times I did not complete all five sets. Joining the morning exercises is natural for most practitioners but I felt burdened.

These undesirable states gradually disappeared after I started writing down Zhuan Falun from memory. Although I have not achieved the state of the more I do the exercises, the more I want to do them, I no longer feel tired after the morning exercises. Now I have a strong desire to write down Zhuan Falun from my memory for the second time. It is really that the more I write, the more I want to write.

A fellow practitioner once wrote in a sharing article that diligent cultivation begins with the morning exercises. I have the same feeling now. Doing the five sets of exercises in the morning with accurate movements, I feel refreshed and energetic for the whole day!