(Minghui.org) I am a student at Qinghua University. There was an article on the Minghui website that impressed me about a student who practiced Falun Dafa, and became a top student during his high school years. Two top universities wanted him as a student.

When I was in middle school I was an average student. Attending Qinghua University was just a dream. Master Li, Falun Dafa’s founder, taught me to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Thus, I was accepted into the top university in China – Qinghua.

Fooled By Atheism

I was an only child and thus I was spoiled. I believed in atheism taught by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Self Immolation Hoax was published in my elementary and middle school textbooks to smear Falun Dafa.

Having been taught by the CCP, I did not know how to treat my parents properly. I always lost my temper and showed no respect. I also had poor study habits and often neglected my homework. My parents were not happy when I could not do all my homework, which made me dislike school.

Practicing Falun Dafa

I watched a DVD at the home of one of my relatives during the summer of 2009. The DVD exposed many points of the Self Immolation Hoax that showed that it was staged. That is how I learned that it was fabricated by the CCP to smear Falun Dafa. I immediately tore out all the pages in my textbooks about the Self Immolation Hoax. I began to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa.

I began to practice Falun Dafa, and kept reading Zhuan Falun to get rid of the atheism poison in my mind. Within one month I was able to sit in the double lotus position for one-and-a-half hours.

My view of the world and my attitude and behavior changed as well. I felt ashamed of my past behavior. I began to be respectful to my parents and helped them with the household chores, including laundry and cooking. I no longer had a bad temper and did my homework.

I abided by the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance when dealing with my classmates. One classmate borrowed more than 100 yuan. I knew her family was poor and so I did not ask her to pay me back. I volunteered to help my classmates with their homework. There were so many I helped during the day that I had to do my own work in the evenings, working late into the night. When I was tired, I would think what Master Li has taught me.

Master said,

“…A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy.” (“Realms,” from Essentials for Further Advancement)

“The cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.” (Zhuan Falun)

My behavior and my school work improved. I was among the top 10 students in the county.

Cultivation in High School

I refused to join the Youth League in high school and had already announced that I terminated my membership with the CCP on the Epoch Times website during middle school.

I knew it would be difficult to read the Fa in the school dormitory since I shared a room with many other students. Therefore, I memorized Hong Yin and Hong Yin Vol. II, poems by the founder of Falun Dafa before I started high school.

I recited Hong Yin twice each day while in high school. I did the sitting meditation for one hour every night in my dormitory. As a result, school life was pleasant and easy for me. I was ranked as one of the top two students in the county.

My teacher encouraged me to be the number one top student. My fame-seeking attachment arose and I spent all of my time studying and ignored my Fa-study. I came down with a high fever in the afternoon just before my examination. I was very sleepy during the three-day test and consequently my test score was only ranked 5th.

I felt awful and began to look within. I found my attachment to seeking fame. I knew I had to abandon this attachment. It was Dafa that helped me in my past. A life without Dafa is unimaginable.

I learned my lesson. Regardless of how busy I was, I always made time for Fa study. After I let go of my attachments, I was ranked the top student in the county. My interest in studying the Fa increased greatly. Whenever I had the opportunity, I told others about the goodness of Dafa.

True Goal: “Returning to my true self”

When the college-entry exam was approaching, many classmates asked me to help them prepare for the exam. I patiently taught them one by one. Many classmates were nervous and had trouble sleeping, but I would recite the Fa everyday and slept soundly every night.

Before each test, after I recited the Fa, I would feel Master's presence and my head was clear. My test results were ranked number one in the county. I was admitted to Qinghua University. The local TV station and newspaper all reported that I was the “champion of the college-entry examination.”

During the three years of high school, my Fa study and my improvement in my scholastic achievements showed me the wonderfulness of Dafa and made me feel closer to Master and Dafa. Master was protecting me in those years to push me closer to my ultimate goal – returning to my true self.

I hope all young and junior high Dafa practitioners can cultivate diligently and fulfill their missions. I also hope all non-practitioner students can learn the truth about Falun Dafa and repeat the words: 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' every day. I believe they all can be excellent students like me if they truly believe in Falun Dafa.