PureInsight | November 24, 2008
[PureInsight.org] One morning, about three months ago, a fellow practitioner and I studied the Fa together.
Master says in Zhuan Falun, “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’ shows up before one’s eyes” (Lecture Nine, “A Clear and Clean Mind”). I think we also should be in this state when we study the Fa.
In order to reach the state where “each word…shows up before one’s eyes,” we tried to read the Fa slowly and remember every single word. At the beginning, there was still no impression on our mind after reading one paragraph even if we read it slowly. It seemed very difficult to try to remember every single word. So we read those parts we didn’t understand again. In the meantime, we knelt down to study Fa to show our respect for the Fa. Then by the second day, we could remember every single word. We studied the Fa every day and we solved our problems from doing the reading. The Fa gave us hints about how to make breakthroughs, how to overcome tribulations, and how to do Fa-rectification projects. Sometimes, during several hours of studying, we felt that Master was talking about us. Before, when I studied Fa with fellow practitioners, I always had the feeling that I could not remember the part the other practitioner read. However, this time it seemed like I was reading when the other practitioner was reading and all of the Fa reflected in my mind. We were very happy when studying the Fa, and we could feel that Master was guiding us in our Dafa work.
It makes me happy to think about this Fa study. It was the first time that I could understand our Master’s teaching in “Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference” (2003), where Master said, “As a cultivating Dafa disciple, a Dafa disciple of the Fa-rectification period, when it comes to what you should do, you can comprehend that from Zhuan Falun and you can grasp it from the Fa's truths. Not only can you comprehend things to that extent, regarding what to do specifically and how you can do well, as you continue to read the book more you'll be able to even see the things of the next stage—it can still point those things out to you. And it doesn't stop there: even at the final step it can point things out to you. No matter how high a level you cultivate to, everything is in there. What a Dafa disciple should do is all in there.”
Although we can only sense a little part of this profound Fa, we can still experience the power of the Fa. More study means more confidence and more righteous thoughts. We all know the Fa principle, “cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/9/30/55124.html