(Clearwisdom.net) Since April 1, 1996, when I first read the precious book Zhuan Falun, I have persisted in reading the Fa every day. On any rare occasions when I was unable to read the book, I recited what I could remember of the contents in the book. Regardless of what methods I used or of how much or little I studied, I studied the Fa every day; otherwise I was not able to sleep. Through studying the Fa, I have enlightened to numerous wonders of the Fa, and come to understand what a life of cultivation is under the guidance of the Fa in the different layers--clear, reasonable, light, natural, truthful, and meaningful.

Through over 11 years of cultivation, I have experienced a miraculous change, as if I were reborn. All this is what Master has done for me.

Becoming Healthy, Strong, and Vigorous

After practicing Dafa, I stopped feeling pain in my eyes, and I no longer needed to wear glasses. Before cultivating, I had a rare eye condition--one eye was near-sighted, but the other was far-sighted with astigmatism. The most unbearable thing was that I was unable to read a book continuously for over an hour. Otherwise, my eyes would become dry and sore. Sometimes after waking up in the morning, I would be afraid to open my eyes because of the pain. As a teacher, my eye problem brought a lot of troubles for me. All that I hoped for was to not become blind and to have no pain.

My face rarely showed a healthy flush before, and my skin was dry and rough. Now I am over 40 years old, but my skin is fine and smooth. It is even better than it was when I was twenty years old. Before I began cultivating I often felt tired after doing a little physical work. Sometimes I couldn't stand up straight after I washed my hair. I was always slow at doing things. Now, after cultivating, I can do things quickly, and I have more energy with five hours of sleep than I previously did with ten hours. Because of the persecution, I had to leave my hometown and do labor work at a small private factory. People who worked with me knew I had a lot of physical strength and good endurance although I am not tall and didn't look strong. I once needed to move large oil barrels that weighed over 50 kg. (110 lb.), which is even hard for a man to do. However, I finished the task. Since then, my co-workers have all called me "Hercules."

Becoming Optimistic and Open

I never received any praise while growing up, and I even felt I was a little clumsy. My appearance was mediocre, and therefore I was very self-abased. After cultivating Dafa, I changed completely. The light of the universe's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, drove away many of my indescribable fears. I became open and optimistic and developed an open mind. Regardless of the difficulties I encountered, I had no fears.

Regardless of whether it was facing the persecution during July 1999, that seemed to blot out the sky and cover up the earth, or facing the inhuman persecution of practitioners during the past eight years, my determination to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance has never been moved. No forces can stop me from following Master to assist in Fa-rectification. Just like my fellow practitioners, I have become more and more steadfast, clear-headed, and reasonable.

Validating Dafa with Wisdom

After cultivating Dafa, Master opened my wisdom. I became professional in everything I did. I was able to catch the key points in doing things, and I became efficient. Because of my excellent teaching, I was awarded several honors at school, such as "Excellent Achievement in Teaching," "Champion" in the competition of teaching by young teachers, "Excellent Teacher," "Advanced Teacher in Imparting Knowledge and Educating People," and I became one of the "Top Ten Teachers." To many people's surprise, I was even awarded with two provincial honors in teaching and research. In the foreign language exam that was organized state-wide and was required for a senior position, I got the grade of "excellent." I had never received a mark over 70 in that subject during my college years. Moreover, after so many years of not using the foreign language, I nonetheless achieved such a grade, which was a result of Dafa opening my wisdom.

Overcoming "Egotism" to Save Sentient Beings

Master taught us in "Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature" from Essentials for Further Advancement:

"I also want to tell you that your nature in the past was actually based on egotism and selfishness. From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. So from now on, whatever you do or whatever you say, you must consider others--or even future generations--along with Dafa's eternal stability."

Through studying the Fa, I have a clearer understanding of "selfishness." As long as I can recognize it, I can firmly eliminate it. Now I can sense that I have gradually come out of the self-circle. Every day, my thoughts have basically focused on how to save people. In the process of clarifying the truth and encouraging others to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its associated organizations, I realized that as long as we put down our "selfness," we can save people.

In the past, I mainly distributed truth-clarifying materials but feared clarifying the truth face to face. With my improvement in cultivation, I now can do it, and I also made a breakthrough. It takes less time for me to advise people to quit the CCP and its associated organizations. At the beginning, I thought I didn't have a convincing eloquence and I lacked experience, and I even comforted myself by thinking that they still had other opportunities to do so. Now, I realize that the essential reason was that the "selfness" in my mind occupied a greater portion than that of thinking about "others." Trying to protect "selfness" is the true reason for being less effective in clarifying the truth. It is Master who is saving people. What Master asks us to do is essentially attain the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.

I still have many shortcomings and attachments that I am unaware of, and I still have a long way to go to achieve what Master expects. However, I must advance more diligently on the path of cultivation and fulfill my holy vow.

November 22, 2007