Gaining Wisdom To Meet All Challenges
(Minghui.org) Practitioners of Falun Dafa gain wisdom when cultivating, which helps them pass important tests.
“You are so lucky” was a text message Haitao received from a famous Ph.D. university advisor. This message meant that Haitao had been admitted to the university! That year was the last year the advisor accepted students before he retired.
Facing the Persecution
Haitao’s parents are Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) practitioners. Haitao’s father used to be an unpleasant man. After he began practicing Falun Gong however, he became a loving father and a caring husband. Haitao witnessed his father’s changes, and also started to cultivate in Dafa. He soon recovered from his illnesses.
However, Haitao’s peaceful life came to an end in 1999 when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Gong. His father was arrested several times because he did not give up his belief in Falun Gong. His mother was also harassed frequently at her workplaces. Haitao lived under great pressure due to the persecution.
Haitao’s parents prepared many truth-clarification materials at home. Haitao loved to read them. Once, he did not finish reading a new material at home, so he brought it to his school to continue reading. However, his teacher found the material and confiscated it.
It is very common for students who practice Falun Gong to be expelled from school. They also suffered discrimination among their classmates. Haitao was no exception. He experienced great pressure at school.
Haitao calmed down after a brief panic. He thought, “This Dafa material was made by Dafa practitioners, facing great risks. I must get it back.” With this firm thought, the next day he went to the teacher and had a long chat with the teacher. The teacher was moved by his sincerity, learned the truth about Falun Gong, and returned the Dafa informational materials to him.
Haitao’s academic performance then suddenly began to improve rapidly. He was not a top student before, but he soon became one.
Clarifying the Truth
Haitao went to a good university. He studied the Fa no matter how busy he was. He was able to maintain a clear mind and a healthy body despite his busy school life. He was admitted to a famous university for a master’s degree after he finished his undergraduate studies.
Three years later, Haitao decided to pursue a Ph.D. degree at another famous university. The competition was severe. He was confident that he had gained the wisdom from the Fa to meet anything challenging. At the same time, Haitao remembered what Master said, “Doing without pursuing” (“In the Dao,” from Hong Yin, Translation Version C)
When Haitao’s mother heard that Haitao applied to the program, she thought, “Regardless of whether Haitao will be admitted or not, knowing the truth of Dafa is the most important thing.” So she sent truth-clarification materials to the advisors.
It was time for Haitao to face the interview. The advisors only asked other candidates several questions. When it was Haitao’s turn, they asked him about 17 or 18 challenging questions. Haitao was not nervous. He answered all the questions calmly and smoothly. Afterward, he was also surprised by how he had answered those questions successfully, as he was not familiar with many of the professional areas that were part of the questions. He understood that he had gained the wisdom as a Dafa practitioner.
When Haitao graduated, his advisor said he was his top student, and he had never seen a student who was so compassionate and kind. This showed that Haitao had gained wisdom from practicing Falun Dafa.
After graduating with his Ph.D., Haitao got an excellent job, earning a high salary.