(Clearwisdom.net) I have practiced Falun Gong for almost 12 years. Here, I'd like to share my experience as a first-year high school student.

1. Put Studying the Fa and Exercising at Highest Priority

A relative introduced me to Falun Dafa, however after the persecution began in July 1999, I quit for a while due to pressure from my parents. In 2003, I resumed my practice again. I immediately jumped from an average student to a top student (that was Master's encouragement to me to be more diligent). At the same time, I generated the attachment to fame and my scores started to go down. I enlightened that I should not be attached to my scores as part of my goals to study the Fa and do the exercise. That was disrespecting the Fa. Since then, I have put studying the Fa and exercising as my highest priority and studying for school next.

2. Send Forth Righteous Thoughts Well and Clarify the Truth to Classmates

Since I always try to follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance during my daily life, my classmates regard me as a sincere and kind person. When I talk to my friends or classmates about the persecution or ask them to withdraw from the CCP, I experience both bitterness and sweetness. Some of them withdrew from the CCP right away, while some others do not believe what I say. Since I am now high school, the schoolwork is heavy and there is a lot of pressure too. I study at a boarding school, so it is not as convenient for me to study the Fa and do the exercises as before. Nevertheless, I keep up with Fa study and exercises and remembering to do the three things.

3. Reciting the Fa Becomes Part of My Life

Master has emphasized many times in his lectures that practitioners need to study the Fa more. Fa study is a very important part of cultivation. Only by studying the Fa well can we improve ourselves and eliminate our attachments and strengthen our righteous thoughts so as to do a better job of saving sentient beings. They are all closely related.

During a group sharing, I met two practitioners from another city. After they heard that the practitioners at our group chatted about their daily lives during sharing, they came to share with our group. When they asked how many people in our group recited Fa, very few of us did. One of the two practitioners remembered a sentence from a practitioner's article "Fa is Boundless with Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Action" on Minghui, "For a few days, I felt really sad when I saw many practitioners lost among the ordinary people and not be able to return to their origins."

After I heard the sharing from the practitioners about the importance of Fa study and the lessons learned when not studying the Fa well, I realized that cultivation is a serious matter. I made up my mind to recite Zhuan Falun. I understand that the Fa rectification is close to its end and not treasuring the present means not treasuring the thousands of years of waiting for this opportunity. So I started to recite the Fa in school. At the beginning, there was a lot of interference. I had many thoughts in my mind, and I had to distinguish which one was the true me. I found that I needed to recite the Fa every day. If I had not done so for some time, there would be more interference. The old forces prevent you from assimilating with the Fa and try to drag you down.

After I started to recite the Fa, I felt that I improved and the Fa has had higher requirements for me. Looking back, I saw that I did not do well before. Sometimes the Fa gave me hints on my shortcomings, such as the attachment to a good future, too many everyday people's thoughts, and lack of firmness on the Fa. While reciting the Fa, I saw the Fa differently than before and truly understood the concept that different levels have different Fa. When my mind was peaceful while reciting the Fa, I felt that many enlightened beings were watching over me. When I had other thoughts that interfered with my reciting the Fa, I looked inward at myself and always discovered the cause.

I hope other young practitioners my age will utilize their time well and recite the Fa. It really speeds up our improvement.

This is my experience sharing from the past few years. I hope young practitioners will mature and do better in the future. Please point out anything inappropriate.