(Minghui.org) After beginning Falun Dafa cultivation practice, I started to memorize Zhuan Falun on and off, but I didn’t continue. So I decided to just focus on memorizing On Dafa first. As soon as Master’s “On Dafa” was published in 2015, I read the first sentence, “Dafa is the wisdom of the Creator.” (On Dafa, Zhuan Falun

I immediately felt that this sentence of the Fa broke my notions and restored the essence of my life. This sentence of the Fa is now engraved in my mind. I kept memorizing “On Dafa” when I was studying the Fa, doing housework, and even when I was walking.

I would memorize “On Dafa” while on my way to and from work. I would memorize again when I picked up my child from school. With these efforts, I have experienced the formation process of the universe and understood that every particle contains the characteristics of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I came to understand what Master said, 

“As for the origin of matter, then, it can actually no longer be called “matter.” It is the Fa power or the nature of Zhen Shan Ren that forms original elements into primitive substances, and those, in turn, through Zhen Shan Ren form layers upon layers of different levels of substances, until an even larger layer of matter is formed, reaching all the way to neutrinos, quarks, nuclei, atoms, molecules, and all the way to the surface substances that humans now understand. All of them are merged together through this nature, Zhen Shan Ren. Thus the ultimate truth of this universe is Zhen Shan Ren, and it is the essence of Buddha Fa.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Founding Ceremony of the Singaporean Falun Dafa Association,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. I)

The more I recite “On Dafa,” the more I like to memorize it, and the more I can feel the profoundness of Dafa. The more I recite, the more I feel the beauty, joy, and peace of dissolving myself in Dafa. Sometimes my mind recites “On Dafa” automatically.

The night before my child’s college entrance exam, my husband was blaming him for something and he slammed the door and ran away. My husband and I hurried out to look for our son. It was around midnight and nobody was around. The wind was so strong that the trees and grass made a whining sound. We called my son’s name again and again but got no response at all. We were so worried! 

At this time, I felt some kind of “bad thing” coming out of my head and it deliberately created a false impression. That bad thing, whatever it was, made me hallucinate. I tried my best to calm down and reminded myself that I am a Dafa practitioner, and everything would be fine with the protection of Master and the Fa. Suddenly, Master’s Fa appeared in my mind, “Dafa is the wisdom of the Creator.” Yes, I should recite “On Dafa”!

I had righteous thoughts at once. I just concentrated on reciting “On Dafa” while I was walking around and thought about nothing else. I was about to finish reciting the words for the third time when I felt that “bad substance” and the hallucination disappear. I thanked Master from the bottom of my heart. I sincerely confessed to Master that I was wrong, and promised that I would not blame my child anymore. I vowed to cultivate myself better. At this time, my cell phone rang and it was my son. He said he was okay and would be home soon.

After my son returned home, I told him about the whole process of looking for him and shared the wonder of Master’s compassion and reciting “On Dafa.” We then decided that we would no longer go to the school for the evening self-study classes. Instead, we would study at home. We would study the Fa together and then study the schoolwork. We would share together, truly look inward, and cultivate ourselves. Later, my child was successfully admitted to a key university. He was satisfied with the results of our study plan and so were we.

In the Fall of 2018, I couldn’t concentrate on studying the Fa and therefore I didn’t absorb the Fa. I know studying the Fa is very important and therefore, I always had a Dafa book in my hand. I felt uneasy when I did not have a book readily available. Unexpectedly, one day a few police officers broke into my home and took me to the detention center. I did not have any Dafa books with me. Then I remembered to recite “On Dafa.” However, although I could memorize “On Dafa” smoothly, I didn’t have a good understanding of the Fa principles I recited.

Master told us:

“When one chants the Buddha’s name, one must do it single-mindedly with nothing else in mind until other portions of the brain become numb and one becomes unaware of anything, with one thought replacing thousands of others, or until each word of “Buddha Amitabha” appears before one’s eyes.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

“That’s because when you memorize the book, behind every word there are infinite Buddhas, Daos, and Gods, and every word can allow you to understand principles at different levels.” (Teachings at the Conference in Europe)

Thus, I decided to memorize “On Dafa” from my heart. I insisted on imagining every word completely and then wrote the word down. The person next to me at the detention center was amazed by my concentration, as he felt like I sat there forever.

Whenever I had a chance, I would recite “On Dafa” aloud to the people around me. One of them was a woman from Sichuan Province. In the beginning, she was always crying as if she was suffering and couldn’t control herself. After she heard me frequently reciting “On Dafa”, she felt much better and stopped crying. Even the police officers were surprised by my memorization of the Fa. 

In this way, I broke through the problem of not being able to get Dafa books while in detention. I also resolved my issue of not being able to absorb the Fa due to a lack of concentration when studying.

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