Becoming a Graduate Student after Initially Being Ineligible for College
(Minghui.org) As a senior in high school, Xiao Jia often indulged in playing, and could not control herself from engaging in distractions. Her poor college entrance exam score meant she had to return to high school the following year to prepare to take the exam again.
Her mother told her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” when she wanted to play and could not control herself. She also found some stories about young Falun Gong practitioners who were competent both in their academics and practicing Falun Gong. Xiao Jia felt inspired by the stories and joined her mother in reading Dafa books during the holidays and school breaks.
Her study improved a lot as she rid herself of the attachment to playing. She became diligent and seemed to suddenly gain wisdom. She was admitted to the main provincial university in her area, which surprised many of her relatives and teachers. She knew that Master had helped her.
In college, she was busy and did not study the Fa much. Four years passed, and she registered to take the entrance exams for graduate school. Seeing many of her classmates give up, she also thought about not taking the exam, though her mother encouraged her to try. One of her former classmates called her around that time and said she planned to retake the graduate school entrance exam because she did not do well enough the previous year. The classmate asked to share a dorm room with Jia.
The two of them lived and studied together. The classmate's diligence, work ethic, endurance, and unyielding character moved Jia. The classmate also helped her with exam preparation. Jia became much more confident. She enlightened that Master had arranged for the classmate to accompany her and encourage her to take the exam.
She was grateful to Master, and became more diligent in her study. She reviewed courses until midnight and then studied the Fa for one hour. She recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” when she felt like giving up.
Once, when she was studying for her mathematics exam, and feeling so anxious she could not calm down, she paused to recite the two sentences, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When she felt calm again, she resumed her mathematics review. She felt clear minded and decided to take a break when she finished half of the questions (about 50 to 60 pages). She glanced at the clock and saw that she had only spent one hour to cover that many pages. She could not believe her speed, as it would have usually taken her the entire day. She enlightened that Master was helping her.
Jia was admitted to a graduate school with outstanding scores in the entrance exam.