[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Struggling Student Gains Wisdom After Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) When my husband told our work colleagues that our son was applying to study in a graduate school, they thought it was a joke.
To their surprise, my son did very well in the National Graduate School Entrance Exam, scoring 25 points above the national average. He also passed the subsequent interview. Our colleagues wondered how an academically-challenged boy could pass this exam.
Eight years ago, although we found him tutors, my son’s graduation examination score was below that required to get him into a decent high school. Three years later, he failed the National College Entrance Examination and had to go to a technical college in a small city.
While studying, my son debated taking an undergraduate course. He was below par in two compulsory subjects in the admission examination, mathematics and English. He achieved only 20% in mathematics in the National College Entrance Examination and had failed the fourth level English test a few times. Nonetheless he was adamant about trying again.
During his exam preparation, he became frustrated because he could not grasp the respective subjects. As the deadline approached, he felt that he was not ready to take the tests, especially the mathematics part.
Power of Dafa Improves Mental Abilities
Seeing that he was desperate, I advised him to practice Falun Dafa, and said, “Only Falun Dafa can give you wisdom. Only Dafa can help you pass the exam.”
Since I started practicing Dafa, my son had accepted Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, but did not begin cultivating himself.
In primary school, he corrected an exam question that slandered Dafa. In secondary school, he wrote “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” on an examination paper. This time, he took my advice to begin practicing Falun Dafa.
During his school holiday, he studied at home. When he felt tired and anxious, he watched Master’s Fa teaching videos, which calmed him down. After Fa study, he became focused and gained a deeper understanding of the subjects he was studying.
He gradually no longer paid attention to others’ progress, nor did he worry about the examination itself. After taking the exam, he outperformed some of the top students by 30 points in math and English, which surprised his tutors and classmates. He achieved 83% in mathematics and 75% in English.
His English also improved. He won first place among the students recruited by a college in Hebei Provence for undergraduate courses. His overall score exceeded the average admission scores by 61 points. His success made him experience the power of Dafa!
A year later, he decided to apply for graduate school. Compared to previous years, that year’s graduate school entrance exam would be the most competitive, with only half a million admissions among over two million candidates.
As his understanding of the book Zhuan Falun deepened, my son took fame and benefit very lightly. He also became more tolerant and kind. At the last minute, he purchased a set of videos for the exam, but had no time to watch them. So, he offered them to another candidate for free.
A few days before the exam, this classmate offered my son a set of very useful exam techniques.
My son declined, however, and let life take its course. He remembered that Master said,
“...as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master taught us,
“As a result of studying the Fa and cultivating your inner self, you do better and better, and gods give you the wisdom you deserve and give you inspiration so that you can come to realize a lot of things while you study, create better things, improve your technique, and reach beyond.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)
The exam results were far better than expected, as he got 185 points, while the national average admission score was 160 points. For him, this was extraordinary!
He said, “This was given by my Master. I couldn't achieve this by myself!”
He had an interview at a university in Southern China. He kept reciting, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and felt very relaxed.
While on his return home, he received an admittance to this university.
“Please say thank you to Master for me,” he texted, “I will express my gratitude when I return!”