When learning Dafa,
intellectuals should be aware of a most prominent problem: They study Dafa in
the same way that everyday people study theoretical writings,
such as selecting relevant quotations from renowned people to examine their own
conduct. This will hinder a cultivator’s progress. Furthermore, upon learning
that Dafa has profound, inner meaning and high-level things that can guide
cultivation practice at different levels, some people even attempt to examine it
word by word, but find nothing in the end. These habits, acquired from studying
political theories over a long period of time, are also factors that interfere
with cultivation practice; they lead to a misunderstanding of the Fa.
learning the Fa, you should not search for relevant parts, stubbornly intending
to solve a particular problem. In fact, this is (with the exception of those
problems that need an immediate solution) also a form of attachment. The only
way to gain a good understanding of Dafa is to study it without any intention.
Each time you finish reading Zhuan Falun,
you have made progress as long as you have gained some understanding. Even if
you understood only one point after reading it, you have truly made progress.
cultivation practice you ascend by improving yourself gradually and unknowingly.
Keep in mind: One should gain things naturally without pursuing them.
September 9, 1995