Realizing From Fa-Study the Importance of Doing the Exercises

By Qing Shui

PureInsight | August 11, 2008

[] Recently, I studied the question and answer section of Master's "Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles" and came across the following:

"I wanted the transformation of the surface body to be in sync with the part that has been well-cultivated; I wanted to have the body be disassociated with the human state during cultivation; and I wanted to have the cultivating disciples use their own righteous thoughts to maintain a state that is just like that of human beings. Over these issues I was at an impasse with them for a year. That's why I didn't start to teach the Fa in public at that time. We stayed in a stalemate for a year. Even now I can't acknowledge what they have insisted upon, and I absolutely will not acknowledge it in the future. In the future all beings that have been part of the interferences and disruptions will be disintegrated in the process of paying for what they have done. What I want has to be accomplished, even if we have to reverse history and start from scratch again. Both this content and process are necessary for Fa-rectification. I am not referring to things that will happen when the Fa rectifies the human world."

When I read that paragraph, I understood Master's arrangement for us, but I had a question about Master's requirement. I realized that my cultivation state, as well as those of practitioners around me, is so far away from Master's requirement. The majority of us do not meet the requirement. What should we do to meet this requirement then?  Where can we see Master's arrangement?  

A few days later, I started my exercises in the morning and listened to the formula for the first exercise: "The Mind and Body Join Together." I suddenly understood its meaning. After so many years, how come I just understood it now? I was truly shocked! Master wants us to join the mind and body together. Isn't that what Master requires us to do? To do the exercises every day is to negate the old forces. I finally understand the importance of doing the exercises.  

From studying the new lectures, I was deeply aware that it is necessary to do the exercises everyday instead of doing them only when we have time and skipping them when we don't have time. Master has never said that we can stop doing the exercises. In "Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students," Master said: "If you're really busy with certain concrete Dafa work, you can ease up a bit on the exercises and find time later on to make it up. That's okay."

From studying the Fa, I recognized that Master has strict requirements for us to do the exercises. Many of us have misinterpreted what Master said and think that we can do the exercises more often when we have time, otherwise, we can do them less and even not at all if we don't have time. It is my understanding that slacking off in doing exercises is one of the reasons why we cannot disassociate from our human state.

I write this article only to encourage practitioners who are falling behind in doing the exercises. Lets together do well what Master requires us to do.

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