PureInsight | August 25, 2019
[PureInsight.org] Upon seeing the new exercise music on Minghui.org, I immediately downloaded it. That afternoon I tried the second exercise. When holding the first wheel for over 8 minutes, both my arms felt heavy; unable to bear it any longer, I put them down. Feeling that my determination was not adequate, I was very ashamed. After that, I urged myself to do better to past this test, but I always felt that I couldn’t do it and never tried again.
Last year, when sharing with a practitioner from another region, when I was asked whether I had done the second exercise for an hour yet, I abashedly replied, “I haven’t.” The practitioner said that all of the local practitioners from his area are now able to do it. Some practitioners start morning exercise at 3:50 and then practice the second exercise for an hour in the evening. They are all very diligent.
When holding the wheel for an hour with other practitioners and I see practitioners persisting, I also persist, and in the end I really am able to do it. After being able to do it once, the second time is less difficult. By the third time, it begins to feel natural. I find that exercising for an hour makes my entire body feel relaxed. My mind is clear and rational, and my understanding of the Fa’s principles are more lucid.
A year later, when sharing with local practitioners, they all talked about how difficult it was for them to hold the wheel for an hour. Doubting that they could persist, some didn’t even try. Actually, if you can do it the first time, the next time won’t be so hard.
The earliest exercise tapes included the first, second, third, and forth exercises. I would do exercise one, three and four once for half an hour. The first time I did exercise two, I couldn’t hold the first movement for even a minute, and felt quite useless. During college, I would do the exercises off-campus in the evening. There was no tape recorder, and when I did the second exercise it would always be around 80 minutes. At the time I was very motivated. Having obtained the Fa, and having Master, I felt very happy. Whenever I couldn’t persist, I would think that after looking for so long, I had finally found such a wonderful Master. I was very relieved and felt that no matter how tiring or difficult it was, I would be able to endure it. Master said in Zhuan Falun, "When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it", and in True Cultivation, in Essentials for Further Advancement, “Did you know that in order to save you the Buddha once begged for food among everyday people?” Thinking about Master’s Lectures was my motivation for persevering. Then how come when comparing myself with the Fa today, I am not as diligent as before? Why can’t I “cultivate with the heart I once had?”
The attachment to comfort is too strong! I’ve gradually forgotten my responsibility and mission. Continuing down this path is self-annihilation!
I also hope that other practitioners can take heed of this lesson and achieve “cultivate with the heart you once had”, using our wisdom to harmonize what Master wants. I am writing my experiences to share with practitioners to improve together!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/250035