A Few Words: One Can Reach a State of Calmness by Practicing the Standing Exercise

PureInsight | January 30, 2015

[PureInsight.org] I have always had a notion: one can only reach a state of calmness by meditating. While studying the Fa, The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection discussed reaching a state of calmness: “The longer the exercise time, the better, but everyone is different. After you reach a state of calm, don’t lose awareness that you are exercising, but instead maintain it.” However, I never took it to heart.

While practicing the standing exercise one morning, I suddenly had a thought, “Enter a state of calmness.” The entire feeling while practicing immediately became different. In the past while practicing the standing exercise, I was mechanically following a routine and felt as if I were doing ordinary people’s exercise. I practiced to complete the task. I found it difficult to eliminate many distracting thoughts that surfaced while I practiced, but I did my best to reject them. When I realized my mind was wandering, I would then regain my thoughts. This is how I passively coped with it.

When I had the thought of “entering a state of calmness”, the feeling was immediately different. I felt the states of the “gong [refining] the person” and the “Law [refining] the person”. More importantly, the distracting thoughts were no longer “me”; they had separated from me. I felt the same calmness as when I meditate. I was no longer interfered with passively by distractions.

On the way to work, I suddenly had another insight. I could enter a state of calmness while walking or while working. My mind was no longer under the control of distractions. There was a supernatural feeling…

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/139693

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