Over a long period of time I often had difficulties in studying the Fa with a calm mind. After suppressing one thought another emerged. Sometimes I even failed to reach the goal of truly studying the Fa, as I only paid attention to speed and quantity. Sometimes I felt very sleepy when studying the Fa. As a result, I read paragraph after paragraph and page after page, yet I did not remember what I had read. Sometimes, when I did not have time to study the Fa during the day, I would plan to read it in the evening. However, in the dead of the night I fell asleep. Sometimes, I was afraid of difficulties in my life and did not take the initiative to study the Fa.
We all know the importance of studying the Fa as Fa-rectification period practitioners. Only by studying the Fa can we we do the three things (study the fa, send forth righteous thoughts, explain the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong in China) well and save more sentient beings. When finding that I lagged behind those practitioners who were diligent in their Fa study, I began to worry and hoped that I could genuinely study the Fa well and be able to recite Zhuan Falun as soon as possible.
"Cultivation is serious. You have to be able to ensure a pure and sincere state when you study, and cultivate, and only then will you make improvements and get results. " ("Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference")
At that moment I felt that the day grew brighter, as I had found the root cause of my problem. I realized that when studying the Fa, I didn't have a pure mind and it was not genuine Fa study! As practitioners, we must be genuine and earnest when studying the Fa and only by doing that can we truly study the Fa well.
From that time onwards, I set up very strict standards for genuinely studying the Fa. The result was very good. This is the manifestation of a Fa-rectification period practitioner in validating the Fa and in respecting Teacher and the Fa.
Please kindly point out any shortcomings I may have.
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