I Went from Knowing Nothing to Writing Prize-Winning Research Papers
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1999. Dafa has completely changed me from someone who had lost hope in life to a man with dignity and wisdom. Currently, I am very healthy, doing well at work, and have a wonderful family. This is something that I dared not to imagine before practicing Dafa.
I had a very poor memory and could not concentrate since I was a child. Starting in elementary school, I could not keep up in my school work. From middle school to secondary technology school, I pretty much just semi-consciously got by without learning much.
As an adult, I was very thin. I was 5'9'' and weighed merely 130 lbs. My face was pale, and my hands and feet were often cold. I also had high blood pressure, severe stuttering, migraines, and incessant hand tremors.
When I was 20 years old, I took up my father's job in a public research institution. I did not know much about the work, and due to my poor health, I was often ill with colds or stomachaches.
Every year, we had to travel around for flood prevention work. I would often bring along a lot of medicine, including Eastern and Western remedies. An old Chinese medicine doctor said that I had a kidney deficiency, so he prescribed a Chinese remedy.
However, I did not improve after taking these medicines for several months. I often had abnormal sweating and would catch a cold and fever from just a draft.
Several farmers remarked, “Look at that young man. It seems like a draft would just blow him to the ground. What could he do?”
This all changed at the beginning of 1999 when my mother brought me the book Zhuan Falun, which encompasses the main teachings of Falun Dafa.
“I have practiced this for a while and feel very good. Other people all say it is good. You can take a look,” my mother said.
I spent about a week reading the book. It teaches people how to be good, and its deep principles made me aware that an individual can live with great compassion as well. I felt joy and excitement deep in my heart, and it immediately revived my spirit.
After another week of doing the exercises, my back stopped hurting. I started to feel very energetic and clear-minded. My pale complexion became rosy. All my neighbors said that I became healthier just by looking at my complexion.
The medicine was not required anymore and all my illnesses disappeared. For the first time, I truly experienced what it felt like to be a completely healthy person. The joy I felt was impossible to describe.
Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, taught me that I need to be a good person everywhere, including work. Through cultivation, I no longer felt as impatient as before.
I forced myself to sit down and study for my job. I began reading a scholarly book. I only understood a couple of sentences each day. It was uninteresting and very hard to comprehend, but I persisted.
I was able to read through one paragraph a day a week later. I kept studying and asked my co-workers questions. I finished studying the fundamentals and had a good understanding of the nature of my work after several months.
Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises more and more, I was able to become calm and read the professional books faster. Then I was able to read through a very thick computer application book within a week and then apply it on the job. I was also able to quickly grasp new technologies.
I was assigned to manage the work of a department within a year after I began cultivation in Dafa. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and everything went very well.
As I gained more experience at work, I began to write my first research paper. I had not done one before, so it was a big challenge for me. I first read articles of other authors to learn the format and then wrote my own paper. After careful revision, I submitted it to our director. He said it was very good. The paper was then published in an internal journal in our province. It was my first article; I felt very encouraged.
I later wrote many more research articles with good results. I frequently won awards and many were published in province level journals. A paper often requires cooperative efforts from several talented individuals. It can take several months and up to a year for a team to collect and analyze data, create graphs, write arguments and conclusions. But I often work independently, and it takes me just two to three months.
All my papers and scientific research results look at things with new perspectives and approaches.
“You are the best in our institution,” our chief engineer exclaimed.
The director also said that he had never seen papers like mine and suggested that I submit my papers to the national level journals.
A research paper of mine accurately predicted the seasonal distribution of precipitation and its frequency for the following year in my city. It earned 1st Prize in our provincial internal system. Within over 40 institutions in our province, there were only eight-first prizes.
It was the first time that my institution was awarded a first-prize paper. Everyone was quite astonished that I earned such a prize. The competing institutions included field experts, top engineers, professors, and other researchers with doctorate and masters degrees.
I was merely a technology school graduate who barely knew much before practicing Dafa.
Everything I have was given to me by Dafa. If I had not been doing cultivation practice, I would not be healthy, and a person with high character. Dafa has given me all the wisdom and capabilities I need and turned me from a desperate individual into someone who is often positive and thinking of others.