(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, I have been learning how to prepare and print truth-clarification materials with help from fellow practitioners. I would like to share an incident I experienced that helped me better understand the importance of perseverance when learning something new. One evening, I wanted to give my mother something and went to the senior center where she lived. I couldn't open the door and thought they had locked it for security reasons. So, I asked a neighbor for help and we located the director of the center. The director told me that the door was not locked. This incident gave me a better understanding about my role of preparing and printing truth materials.

Some of us may think that preparing truth materials is difficult as if the door was locked. In reality it isn't if we put our mind to it. In the beginning, it was very difficult for me to learn how to prepare and print truth-clarification materials. I felt stressed and couldn't understand the instructions that my fellow practitioners were telling me. After writing down the steps, I tried doing it by myself at home. However, I kept getting errors and ended up wasting many sheets of paper. I cried when I looked at the trash can full of paper. Still, I knew I had to keep learning. After I calmed down, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate any interference and asked Master for guidance. I then practiced preparing and printing truth materials again and finally got it right. My confidence then increased and I felt I could do this project. It is just like what Master said in Zhuan Falun,

"Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master." (official translation)

Reflecting back, I knew that if I didn't persevere in learning how to print truth-clarification materials, I wouldn't have been able to set up a materials production site in my house and fulfill my role of saving sentient beings. This experience allowed me to see that Master has opened the door for all beings to be saved. However, many haven't been able to enter the door due to various postnatal notions they have. When a being understands the truth of Dafa and that he/she is here for the Fa, the individual will be able to break through the barrier. My situation was exactly like that--I had to break through family barriers to enter the door of cultivation in 1999. I also had to break through the door of fear in order to tell people the facts about Dafa at my workplace; and I had to eliminate personal fame in order to validate the Fa in Beijing. On my path of cultivation, I have broken through various barriers with the guidance of Master, the support of fellow practitioners and my understanding through studying the Fa. Validating the Fa also requires a similar process. In order to elevate to a higher level, we need to gradually take steps to get there and this is what Master expects us to do. As stated in Hong Yin,

"And follow your master to return, consummated." ("Destined Return for the Holy Fruition") (official translation)