(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) in 2009 due to my poor health. After hearing about the amazing health benefits of practicing Falun Gong, I learned the five exercises online and started practicing at home.
I was doing the second exercise one day several weeks later, when I suddenly felt something rotating between my arms. It was so strong that it made my body sway. I realized that everything Master talked about was true, and that other dimensions truly exist! I made up my mind to cultivate myself according to Falun Dafa’s principles.
Compassionate Master soon started purifying my body. My stomach ulcer, chronic rhinitis, ventricular flutter, and fungal infection on my hands and feet, which I’d had for over ten years, were completely gone. I felt light when I walked and like I was floating when I lay in bed. No words could describe the gratitude I felt for Master.
I read the book Zhuan Falun by myself at first, sometimes only one chapter a day. I gained little understanding of the Fa at first, much less about what it meant to measure my behavior against the teachings or eliminate my attachments. Although Master had given me hints to genuinely cultivate myself, I didn’t know exactly how to do it. I treated doing truth clarification as cultivation, but neglected my Fa study, which invited tribulations.
I read many experience sharing articles on the Minghui website about memorizing the Fa in 2017. I wanted to do the same, but I didn’t know how to memorize such a big book. While studying the Fa, I ran into Master’s teaching on this issue:
“I’m just giving you the idea. They said: “Why don’t we memorize something that’s this good? It requires us to be good people at every moment among everyday people and it enables us to improve, wouldn’t it be better if we could memorize it? Then we’ll have something we can measure ourselves against at every moment.”” (“Suggestions Given at the Beijing Falun Dafa Assistants Meeting,” Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)
It turned out that Master had suggested we memorize the Fa years ago! I made up my mind and got started.
I followed a fellow practitioner’s advice to memorize one paragraph a day without reviewing previous paragraphs. It was not as stressful. I was thrilled when I finished the book after over a year! However, I had forgotten what I had memorized at the beginning. The second time took me less than a year. I was busy for the following few months and didn’t continue.
I resumed memorizing the Fa in March 2020 with higher expectations for myself. I tried to memorize one section at a time and kept reviewing it until I could remember the entire section and eventually the whole chapter. It was much harder, but I felt I had accomplished a lot every day. Despite all the interference, I managed to persist. By March 15, 2022, I had finally memorized the entire book. No words can describe my happiness.
Master told us,
“Dafa is what you carry everywhere,Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;A great Arhat walks the earth,Gods and demons fear with awe.”(“Benevolent Might,” Hong Yin [English Translation Version A])
Now I recite one lecture every day as my way of studying the Fa. The process of memorizing the Fa is a process of cultivation. Various human notions emerged during the process and led to mistakes while I memorized the Fa.
I will cultivate myself more solidly, eliminate my attachments, do the three things well, and never be unworthy of Master’s compassionate salvation.
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