The ancients believed that, through disciplined spiritual practice, a person is capable of transcending ordinary human existence. They sought a higher state of being, free from the suffering and illusions of the ordinary world. Attaining this state required moral rectitude, letting go of earthly desires, and the use of meditation and other techniques to improve the mind and body. Many schools of true cultivation appeared, each offering a principled path to spiritual growth. These traditions were quietly passed down over the ages from masters to disciples. Falun Gong is one such practice and is now available to everyone.