(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa 17 years ago. When I looked back on my path of cultivation about a year ago, I found that I should be more diligent with the exercises, as I was in the first few years.

Regaining My Diligence

Back then, I did the complete set of exercises for two hours every day. Eventually, I got busy with college studies and did just one hour per day, so I was completing all the exercises in two days instead of one. This went on for years. After taking a big detour and undergoing many tests and tribulations, I realized the seriousness of cultivation practice in Dafa. I think we Dafa disciples should cherish this unique, historic chance and cherish every opportunity to save sentient beings.

For the past year, I have gone back to doing the full set of exercises, and for nine months I have done the Falun Standing Stance for one hour. A month ago, I increased the duration of the fifth exercise (sitting meditation) to two hours, so as to make up for my laziness and shortcomings in the years I was not diligent. I realize now that my slacking off was caused by my “human heart.”

I now understand the importance of consistently doing the full set of exercises. Doing this daily turns us into supernatural beings, regardless of our age, and we then carry a huge amount of energy that helps sentient beings. Consistently doing the exercises gives us good energy and good discipline to send forth righteous thoughts. I have found that that, while doing the Falun Standing Stance for an hour, the intensity and depth of our energy in other dimensions is massive and powerful. 

Meditating for Longer

I would like to share my experience of doing the fifth exercise for two hours. Sitting in the lotus position for the first hour and a half is relatively easy for me, but the remaining time, the last half hour, has been really difficult at times. I achieved it by tempering my will, and the results have always been good.

After two weeks, I basically had no pain in my legs during the meditation. I really sensed that our revered Master bore my karma for me. For the sake of sentient beings, Master has borne a lot of karma and guided our cultivation. We should be sincerely thankful for his grace.

Arranging My Time to Do All That a Practitioner Should

I study one or two lectures of Zhuan Falun every day. I divide my study into two sessions, one in the morning for 30-50 minutes and another in the afternoon or at night. In the past, when I didn’t study in the morning, I would have many conflicts with people around me. Thus, I made up my mind to guarantee some study time in the morning.

I usually get up around 5 a.m. to meditate and then study the Fa. After that, I have breakfast with my family, and then I go to my neighborhood park to do the standing exercises from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

On the way to park and in the park, I often offer Falun Dafa flyers to people, sometimes I am able to talk to them in more detail about the practice and the persecution in China. From an experience-sharing article I read on Minghui, I learned not to hand flyers to everyone; rather, I ask if they’d like one first, so as not to give them to people who may throw them away without reading them. I feel this is more respectful of Dafa materials.

I believe there are supernatural forces that draw predestined people to us to learn about Dafa. Regardless of where we are, having a good cultivation state helps these people learn about Dafa. By the same token, if our cultivation state is shallow and not genuine, it leads to our words being phony or empty and causes the truth to be unclear for sentient beings. Then they would have no way to learn the truth, beauty, and wonderful things of Dafa.

I send righteous thoughts in the morning, at noon, and at night. When conditions allow, I can often send righteous thoughts for 30-60 minutes, sometimes even longer. By sending righteous thoughts more, we can suppress any kind of thought karma and reduce interference from other dimensions that tries to hinder our progress.

Finally, I would like to send greetings for World Falun Dafa Day (May 13) to revered Master and Dafa practitioners around the world. I’d also like to share two verses from Master to encourage fellow practitioners to be diligent in doing the three things in the Fa-rectification period:

"Falun Dafa

Cultivating gong has a pathmind is the way On the boundless sea of Dafa hardship is your ferry"(Hong Yin)

"Seeking the Righteous Fa

Supernatural skills are but petty means,the Great Fa must be the basis of everything."(Hong Yin)

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