(Clearwisdom.net) I learned about Falun Dafa in March 1996. I understood the meaning of life and many things that I did not know after I read the book Zhuan Falun. The questions I had about life were answered, my health improved, and my spirituality was enhanced.

Before I became a practitioner, I was very lost. None of the books that I read could answer my questions. It wasn't until after I read Zhuan Falun that my view widened, my thoughts expanded, and my view of the world, life, and values fundamentally changed. I knew what I should do in the future, which was to be responsible for my life, not to be confused by people's notions and not to get attached to the vanities of the world. I understood that I had to reposition myself in the new universe and stop fighting for fame, personal gain, desire and affection.

My mind and physical body improved tremendously because of my practice. I used to have gastritis, hepatitis, and cholecystitis before I learned Falun Dafa. I often visited hospitals and took numerous medicines. I couldn't eat very well, was underweight and had no energy. After I finished listening to Teacher's 6th lecture in Jinan city, I began to have blood in my stool that lasted two weeks. Afterward, all my illnesses were gone and never came back. That was the first time I knew how it felt to not be sick. Teacher purified my body.

A true practitioner's body gets better and better because of the improvement in his mind and character. The practice requires us to be good people by following the standards in the teaching. Teacher said in Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe,

"What's meant by being a good person? What does emphasizing virtue mean? It means that you should conduct yourself better and better. How good should you be? You should be better than all everyday people--then you're someone who transcends everyday people. Since you are a cultivator your body will develop gong,* and your gong will grow as high as your realm of mind. The higher your realm of mind, the higher the level of your gong."

To practice Falun Dafa is an action that is beyond space and time. It is a process whereby a human turns into a divine being. First we must learn the teachings well and understand the principles in the higher realms in order to be guided toward higher levels. We need to eliminate our attachments and human notions. If our minds are attached to things of this world, we are beings of this world. To enter the realm of divine beings, we must get rid our notions. Teacher said in Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference,

"as no human attachment can be taken to heaven."

We, being a part of the universe, must conform to the standard of what the universe wants for its beings. People who no longer have Dafa, the Great Law, in their hearts are certain to do bad things, which is not allowed in the universe, and are thus in a dangerous position.

"The human moral standard is declining tremendously, and human moral values are deteriorating daily. People only pursue self-interest and will harm others for a tiny bit of personal gain. They compete and struggle against each other by resorting to all means. Think about it, everyone: Will this be allowed to continue?"

Lecture One in Zhuan Falun.

Teacher told us that Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is the characteristic of the universe , and that every being will be judged by this principle. Only those who have assimilated to this principle or at least be able to see it as good will enter the future. Those who choose to defame and persecute Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and the practice are bound to be weeded out by the future.

Practicing Falun Dafa became a way for me to find my roots. The teaching shows me where I truly came from.

"The vast cosmic body was born of the universe's nature, Zhen-Shan-Ren. Dafa's being taught in public demonstrates again the original nature of the universe's living beings." "A Brief Explanation of Shan," Essentials for Further Advancement.

Every being in the universe is made of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truth-Compassion-Forbearance). It is our root and our fundamental nature. Practicing Falun Dafa is the process of returning to our true selves by assimilating to Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.