Finding the Heart of Cultivation I Once Had
(Minghui.org) I acquired the Fa in 2015 after reading Falun Dafa books online. While watching Master Li Hongzhi’s first talk on the Lectures in Guangzhou video, I immediately realized that Falun Dafa is what I came to this world to find. It was the practice I was looking for. The more I read Dafa books, the more I wanted to read. I quickly understood a lot of things that puzzled me before, and my mind was elevated to a level I was unable to reach previously. I read all the Falun Dafa books within a short period of time and understood Dafa disciples' responsibilities. I started my cultivation practice in Falun Dafa and vowed to assist Master in rectifying the Fa and saving people.
I usually read the Falun Dafa books by following the list as posted on the falundafa.org website. It took me eight to nine months to finish reading all the books. As time went by, I gradually formed the mentality of following a list just to finish a task. I no longer experienced that fresh feeling I knew when initially learning Falun Dafa, and the strong determination of cultivating diligently had waned.
Recently I noticed many Minghui articles discussed illness karma and other sorts of interference encountered in cultivation practice. During recent Fa conferences, when practitioners asked Master about issues of interference, Master always asked us to find the heart we once had as we started our cultivation.
Recently, after reading all of Master's 2019 lectures, I started to read the book Falun Gong. It is the second book listed on the website and considered the most basic Fa book. Surprisingly, after I finished reading Falun Gong, all my questions disappeared! Falun Gong, which seems quite basic, is often overlooked by practitioners.
Since I acquired the Fa relatively late, I have not had the chance to read the Minghui articles from earlier years. But at least based on recent articles, I seldom saw the content from Falun Gong quoted.
Since I cultivate alone, I need to solve all my cultivation issues based on the Fa, getting information from Minghui or communicating with fellow practitioners in Taiwan or the United States. When I started to read all the Dafa books again earlier this year, I also skipped the book Falun Gong. I thought this was a very basic Dafa book meant mostly for new practitioners.
Master repeatedly asked us to find the heart we once had for cultivation. I did not know where to start! I felt it was hard to find that heart. When I read the book Falun Gong, I felt something extraordinary and regretted not reading it again sooner. The book Falun Gong used plain language to explain Fa principles, and explained the issues we had when we first started cultivation, including dealing with interference such as illness karma. I found the book to be not only an encouragement to practitioners who do the three things well every day, but also a useful tool for those dealing with interference and illness karma. I finally found the heart I once had after reading the book Falun Gong!
At this very last stage of Fa-Rectification, the world changes day by day. The frequent changes within the universe started to show up this year. The recent discovery from NASA showed a galaxy was sucked into a black hole and was immediately dissolved. My understanding is that the Fa-Rectification is already close to the surface. We should cultivate ourselves diligently until the last moment of Fa-Rectification and finish our cultivation perfectly.