(Clearwisdom.net) I am a new practitioner. I was introduced to Falun Dafa through a fellow practitioner around the time of the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008. I often feel that I began cultivating too late, and thus have missed many opportunities to validate the Fa. I feel that I must urgently catch up with other practitioners. I keep reminding myself to become a genuine Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. I do the exercises and study the Fa every day. Before I began practicing, I was often very sick, but I am now illness-free. Two months after I started cultivating in Dafa, I learned to send forth righteous thoughts. Six months later, I began to do the three things that Master asks of us.

Here, I would like to report my cultivation experience to Master and fellow practitioners for the past twelve months.

Studying the Fa Well is Key for Practitioners to Upgrade their Levels

When I first learned to do cultivation, I didn't know what cultivation really meant or how to cultivate well. I only knew that the Fa was very profound and Master was a very righteous person. I felt that Master's teachings would be very useful for me to lead a worthwhile life. After being introduced to Dafa, I have been diligent in reading Master's teachings. The more I read, the more I am touched by the profoundness of Dafa. I immerse myself into Fa study eight hours a day. I have now read all of Master's works at least four times. Master has emphasized the importance of Fa study in almost all of his lectures, thus I know how important it is to study the Fa well.

In Zhuan Falun, Master said,

"I have several books, audiotapes, and videotapes. You will find that after watching and listening to them once, they still guide you as you watch and listen again after a while. You are also constantly improving yourselves, and they continually guide you--this is the Fa."

I have read Zhuan Falun numerous times and have begun to recite the book. I find that each time I study the Fa, I gain a new understanding of the Fa. As I study the Fa more deeply, I have come to understand that cultivation is about looking inward and unconditionally assimilating oneself to the characteristics of the universe: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I have also noticed that only when I am able to look inward unconditionally can I raise my level and do the three things well.

Validating the Fa and Cultivating Oneself

After Master talked about using paper money for truth-clarification, I started using this method. In July 2008, I established a family-based truth-clarification materials production site and helped print Dafa materials and Master's new lectures. In the beginning, some practitioners contributed money to help with the printing costs. At the time, as I had not been cultivating for very long, and my xinxing wasn't high enough, I often felt discouraged when fellow practitioners offered their comments to improve the printing quality. I thought to myself, "I spend all day and night doing this job, and yet you don't seem to appreciate my hard work." I understood taking the opportunity to establishing mighty virtue, to be something like doing others a favor. This was a very selfish attachment. After coming to this understanding, I used my own money to print truth-clarification materials and passed them out around my neighborhood.

When I tried to tell people the facts face-to-face, I didn't know what to say at first. I sometimes mentioned truth-clarification topics when people were having discussions, as I figured that it was safer for me to clarify the truth this way. After I learned how to clarify the truth face-to-face with more confidence, I could persuade others to quit the Chinese Communist Party.

Last December, I started going on-line to the Minghui website, and I read experience sharing articles by fellow practitioners every day. I found that my attachments were mirrored in their sharing, and I could find where I fell short after reading their sharing. They have truly helped me improve.

Every practitioner has their path and story. As I strive to do the three things well and validate the Fa, my body has also undergone great changes. For example, my skin has become softer and more healthy-looking. I am 48 years old, but my colleagues say that I look much younger. I know that all these blessings were brought about by Master and Dafa.