(Li Hongzhi ~ 2009, in the United States)
(Dafa disciples all stand, warmly applaud. Master smiles and signals for everyone
to be seated.)
It is a rare opportunity for the Minghui  staff to come together
for a meeting; there aren’t many chances for you to share and
exchange ideas together in person. So I thought I would join you today. And
what I just said is especially true since some Dafa disciples have put all
of their effort into the Minghui website, working tremendously hard. I am
aware of that.
It can be said that among the websites that Dafa disciples run, this is a
crucial one. From the day it was set up it was firmly established as a
vehicle for Dafa disciples’ cultivation and their sharing of
experiences, and meant to report on the persecution of Dafa disciples in a
timely manner. So the role that Minghui has assumed has been particularly
decisive, becoming a thorn in the evil’s side. This has meant that
the site has had to emphasize security more than other websites, not
letting the evil capitalize on any gaps, since the site is able to, in a
timely manner, directly report on the persecution that Dafa disciples are
suffering; [Minghui’s reports] are not based on third-hand
information, but rather, on firsthand material that is acquired directly.
Minghui has its own means of connecting with Dafa disciples in mainland
China, and has managed to be quite steady in its operations over the years.
This is directly related to the cultivation states of those involved with
Minghui, particularly the Dafa disciples at the forefront, and their sense
of responsibility. This has thwarted the evil. The unique nature of Mingh
ui has meant that some of its participating Dafa disciples are relatively
isolated, and have somewhat fewer opportunities to share with other
students. That makes things all the harder for them.
Whatever the case, it is simply extraordinary that Minghui has made it
through to today. In terms of the role it has played, it has powerfully
exposed the evil’s persecution, especially in recent years. Since the
time when the persecution began, it has furthermore provided a true picture
of the cultivation state of Dafa disciples in a timely manner, and served
as a point of connection among students. Students everywhere—be it in
the mainland, outside China, or wherever it may be—can share
experiences via Minghui. By giving Dafa disciples a channel such as this in
their cultivation, each is able to promptly learn the overall situation of
Dafa disciples’ cultivation; and the site serves as an indirect means
of communication as well. This is excellent.
With the exception of Minghui and a few other sites that speak from a
different angle, all of the websites [you have set up] report on Dafa
disciples’ situation and persecution as normal media entities in
society. But Minghui, however, is more direct by assuming the standpoint of
Dafa disciples, and depicting how Dafa disciples’ cultivation is
going as well as the persecution. Especially notable is the fact that
it’s able to acquire firsthand information. That’s not
something other websites can do, and so this suggests still furthermore
what a decisive role Minghui plays. So no matter what, you need to do an
even better job of running the site, and pay special attention to
security—to keeping things secret from the evil.
As a cultivation form, Falun Gong has nothing to hide. But, with the wicked
CCP persecuting us the way that it is, we have to be on guard. It is
constantly deceiving the Chinese people, as well as the rest of the world,
keeping the world’s people from knowing its past crimes and the
realities of its persecution of Dafa disciples; it is hiding the true sight
of its sinister face while using evil means in the persecution. So, we want
to be on guard against it and disclose its evil crimes. You need to build
up this vehicle [that is Minghui] further, and do even better with it. At
the same time, you mustn’t slack off in your personal cultivation,
for Minghui will do better and be more remarkable only if you can manage to
do better as individuals and in cultivation.
Through exposing the evil, saving sentient beings, and helping Master to
rectify the Fa, Minghui has established its mighty virtue, and it is truly
remarkable. Perhaps in the future when sentient beings talk about it, they
will refer to it as something remarkable, too. That is because Minghui
reports from a different vantage point and is different from the other
media [run by Dafa disciples], which operate as normal media in society.
Another thing is, the website has managed to, despite tough circumstances,
consistently maintain contact with the Dafa disciples in the mainland, and
thus obtain firsthand information. That’s something other media
haven’t managed to do, including the large, international media
agencies. Pay no regard to what scope of influence the website has right
now: in the future people will know its significance. And actually, even
right now many major media, the intelligence agencies of most every
country, and the organizations and individuals in each country that care
about human rights in China are all visiting Minghui.org, and following it
with interest. They know that [what it reports] is true. It’s just
that, owing to economic interests, national interests, or because of
certain international circumstances, they feign ignorance, and do not
intend to, dare to, or wish to provoke the wicked CCP. In the near future
people will all have to face up to this whole affair, however. More and
more the truth is getting out, so whoever doesn’t face up to it,
whoever can’t manage to face up to this reality, will have no future.
Don’t be fooled by how society is just going along as normal right
now, busy as ever, with everything operating seemingly as normal. That is
the way of human affairs, of course, but that is not what man is here for.
The historical period during which the process of creating civilization for
mankind took place is behind us now, as is the process of fully
establishing a storehouse of culture that would allow man to understand
Dafa at the final hour. So the present is meant for people to now use all
of what they learned in the course of history so as to rationally face this
final episode. How a person chooses, and what he chooses—it all
begins now. But man constantly committed sins in the course of history, so
as people make their choices, there are gods who use evil to interfere, and
this has become an ordeal for people and sentient beings. A way out was
offered, however, in order to allow those who still have good thoughts to
be saved: Dafa disciples started to clarify the truth. Dafa disciples are
now the hope of salvation for the people of each region. Having reached
this point today, mankind’s history has entered its culminating
In the final course of events, there are also factors involved that are
meant to test Dafa disciples, for each Dafa disciple aspires to cultivate
to Consummation. At the same time, Dafa disciples have a tremendous
responsibility: more than just one’s own Consummation, each must
shoulder the mission of saving the world’s people, the sentient
beings. Never in history has that been the case. In the past, when someone
was imparting the Fa or speaking about saving sentient beings, it was
merely a case of strengthening and rounding out the culture that is
mankind’s history. Christianity and Buddhism may have spread within
their respective spheres over the course of history, but that was in fact
to establish the cultural component whereby man understands the divine.
Dafa’s spreading throughout the world is different, however. In this
case it is all of mankind facing the question of whether each will, in the
end, gain salvation. This huge stage before us today—the stage of
mankind—was prepared for Dafa and its disciples. Whatever project or
initiative it may be that you are involved in, or whatever it may be that
you’re doing to save sentient beings, you should all be steadfast
about doing it, and finishing it, well. That’s particularly true for
Minghui, which in its brief years of operation has already established
mighty virtue. Dafa disciples realize this, and Master is very much aware;
even the world’s people admire it, and even the evil ones do. In this
final phase you should do even better with it, and make it more powerful.
You cannot let up. The more circumstances ease up, the less you can let up.
The more comfortable things get, the easier it is for you to ease up in
your thinking and relax. That won’t do. It is imperative that you do
well with it. And that is in fact the point of the meeting you are having
here today—to share together from the Fa, and improve on the basis of
the Fa. It’s akin to each time we held a Fa conference in the past,
where you could all discover where you fell short, make a leap forward in
your cultivation, and thereafter better fulfill your role with the projects
or teams you are on. The same holds true for today’s meeting. Through
sharing today you can, going forward, do a better job of what you are
supposed to do.
Master isn’t just saying these things because they are pleasing to
hear. Minghui really has played an enormous role. Cultivators do, of
course, sometimes do things or consider matters with human thinking. That
does happen sometimes. Were everyone to consider things with righteous
thoughts, then I would say they’d have no need to cultivate. ( Laughing) And when there is human thinking, there are problems and
things that fall short; there are problems with cooperation; and
interference to things as a result of fear. All of this does come about.
But whatever the case, on the whole things are progressing in a healthy
manner, and the main body is doing extremely well.
You talked about a lot of things in your morning session, so perhaps you
have some questions you wish to ask me. It wasn’t easy for us to
gather together. We can explore together any questions you may want to
bring up with me, and I will answer the ones that I can. (B rief pause, enthusiastic applause)
Disciple: Is what
Minghui publishes only needed during the Fa-rectification period, or is
it something that will be passed on
to later generations?
I think Minghui’s content is precious material collected in the
course of Dafa disciples’ cultivation. There won’t be any
persecution in the future, so Minghui won’t need to be concerned with
keeping things confidential or exposing the evil’s persecution then ( laughing), since the situation will have changed. But Minghui is a
media outlet, so although it reports openly on how Dafa disciples’
cultivation is going, I think it will, being a media outlet, probably be
passed on to future generations. Even if you do not pass it on to them,
posterity will dearly cherish the term “Minghui.” But, it could
even be a major media entity that operates in regular society. I think that
may well be the case. (Master laughs) (Everyone applauds)
Disciple: During its first ten years, Minghui focused on ensuring that
cultivation-related content met a certain standard and focused on
exposing the persecution in the mainland. Going forward, should it
increase its efforts to explain the truth to well-educated people and
mainstream Western society?
To date Minghui has been giving a direct snapshot of Dafa disciples’
cultivation. As for ensuring standards, a media outlet should certainly do
a good job of it, and that’s especially true for Minghui. You are all
cultivators and know what should and shouldn’t be reported on. If
incorrect views, or understandings that are lacking, were posted
online—especially on Minghui—it would affect newer students.
You can discuss among yourselves and decide whether to strengthen your
efforts to explain the truth to certain groups in the time ahead. But as a
website, Minghui’s path has already been set. It is your path, it is
your approach, and it is your website’s direction. The way you are
handling things now is a reflection of your own best judgment, so you
should carry on as you have. Unless the persecution ends and there is no
need to expose the evil, with the truth being known to all—at which
time things will have changed—[your approach] should not change much.
Disciple: The flawless performances by Shen Yun can really have the
effect of saving sentient beings and can have quite an impact on
people. Meanwhile, the work that Dafa disciples do is often quite
rough, they don’t try to have class, and they hardly pay any
attention to the actual results of what they do.
(Laughing) Are you referring to some of the approaches and methods
people are using for their promotions and ticket sales? Shen Yun’s
performances are, naturally, of a high caliber. That’s been
established. At the very least we can say that at present no other
production is on par with Shen Yun’s. How we first brought Shen Yun
to the public was somewhat unrefined, however. With anything there is
always a process, whereby one goes from not being able to do something to
being able to; and as one gradually gains experience and skills, one learns
to do things well. There is indeed a process.
At present Master is personally overseeing the Shen Yun things, and
that’s because the bar is high in terms of technical sophistication
as well as the coordination of all the various elements involved, each of
which entails a specific expertise. Many Dafa disciples wanted to do this,
but the results weren’t all that ideal back when they tried. I wanted
to guide to maturity the Dafa disciples who wished to validate the Fa and
save sentient beings with this art form, and of course, once I got
involved, it became something entirely different. If I do something, I will
make it the best, the best in the world. (Master laughs) ( Applause) Promoting the show and selling tickets, however, rests
upon the Dafa disciples in each area. And since there are discrepancies in
the cultivation states of the students in each place, there are big
differences in how well they collaborate, and there have even been
differences in how the idea of selling tickets and the idea of presenting
the show itself has resonated with the students. So, there are bound to be
differences in approach and quality. Also, you had never done these things
before, and the students in some areas knew nothing about such things. So,
you have to go through that process we discussed of learning how to do
something from scratch. You will gradually learn how to do these things and
gain that knowledge, and the quality will gradually improve.
Disciple: I have a question regarding the full-time staff at Minghui.
They have been working on the site full-time for the past ten-plus
years, without any income or an ordinary job, and so they have begun to
start looking for regular jobs. Under the current circumstances, would
it be all right to apply for ordinary sources of funding?
Having full-time staff can ensure that Minghui goes smoothly and its
reporting is free of interruption, which is important. I think that you are
all deepening your understandings through today’s meeting. But you
have to be the ones to figure out how to resolve such challenges and you
have to be the ones to put in the effort. The task of running Minghui well
is a job of tremendous importance and one that saves people. Try to resolve
the challenges that have emerged by working and discussing together.
If you want to apply for ordinary people’s funding, you can do that.
The situation was different a few years back. The evil was really abundant
at that time, affecting all of humanity and controlling all groups of
people. Things are different now. People are now waking up and most of the
evil has been cleared out, so the evil has lost its ability to control the
general public. That being the case, you can give it a try and see how it
Disciple: With Minghui work it’s necessary to ensure security and
keep a low profile. This results in those of us outside of China often
feeling pressure from our surroundings, and some of us find it hard to
make the best use of our abilities or coordinate our efforts with
others. When other projects have tried to persuade practitioners who
work on Minghui to join them, some have even bluntly said,
“You’re still working on Minghui at this point in
Whatever point in time it may be, you will still need to work on Minghui.
There is obviously a problem with that kind of remark. Even though Minghui
doesn’t visibly influence society as much as other media entities
might, and it might not have much content that’s of interest to
ordinary people, it nevertheless portrays the cultivation state of Dafa
disciples without filtering and reports about the persecution that they are
subjected to. So it is pivotal and important. In a sense, the other media
outlets don’t have the ability to do that right now. If one of the
other media outlets were to cease to exist, there would be others to do its
job. But if Minghui were not around, no other media outlet could replace
it. That’s why I say that not only does Minghui have to continue, but
it has to be run well.
Disciple: We want the English version of Minghui and its editions in
other languages to function as effective instruments for informing
mainstream Western society about Falun Gong, and as effective resources
for Dafa disciples who interface with government. Websites ought to be
a cost-effective and efficient means for this. We are not sure, though,
whether print materials are also necessary.
The non-Chinese editions of Minghui are indeed very important for the many
nationalities out there, and governments and human rights organizations are
reading them. When you provided a factual picture of Dafa disciples’
situation before, not many people wanted to read. That was partly due to
the fact that evil elements were controlling people; another factor was
that people took their own interests into consideration as they chose
between a powerful state controlled by the wicked CCP and a vulnerable
group like Falun Gong, and decided not to face the issue. Things are
different now. The evil elements that controlled humans have been
eradicated, and people are awakening. Back when the evil elements behind
the CCP were controlling people, the world’s major newspapers and
television stations almost invariably lacked the courage to report on the
matter. But now they do so, and do talk about it. They have started paying
attention to the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong’s students.
Some things are subtly undergoing changes, so as for specific approaches to
take, you can give them a try if things seem feasible.
Disciple: We feel that Minghui’s coverage of events around the
world needs to be enriched, and we hope to bring back fellow
cultivators who used to work at Minghui. May we tell them that
Minghui’s coverage of events outside of China remains important?
If they don’t firmly believe in Minghui’s importance,
it’s pretty difficult to encourage them to work hard on the
I said it a moment ago: Minghui is very important. The first-hand
information that it gets from China is definitely reliable, and no other
website approaches things from the same angle—that is, as a window
into Dafa disciples’ cultivation. Then as Dafa disciples, you must
have a positive view of Minghui, regardless of whatever ordinary people may
think. There are some who don’t see Minghui in a positive light, and
I would say they’ve got a problem. At least that much is certain.
Since Minghui directly reports on the cultivation state of the main body of
Dafa disciples, it plays the pivotal role of facilitating the exchange of
experiences among Dafa disciples around the world, and that is something no
other media outlet can do. Nor can they report from Minghui’s angle.
So that is what sets Minghui apart. Of course, it’s inevitable that
there will be shortcomings. But, as you cultivate and mature, you will
improve when it comes to those things and grow stronger in the process.
Disciple: For years there has been a severe shortage of DVDs for
mainland Dafa disciples to distribute. Can we have cultivators from
Minghui or who used to work for FGMTV resume making programs for the
mainland that clarify the facts about Falun Gong?
I can’t get involved in the specifics of these things. If those
students have the conditions and the time that’s needed, then you can
go ahead and work together with them. I have no objection. If they are
already working on other projects or initiatives, though, then you will
have to see about coordinating things. Discuss it with them. Those DVDs
used to do a lot of good. You can do what you described if conditions
Disciple: We are tired every day, and we’ve done a lot of work. But
still, we haven’t seen noticeably better results in saving people.
Something seems to be blocking us.
There are sure to be challenges, and you will indeed be tired. Those of you
at the forefront have little time to rest, I know. You said that the
results you are getting saving sentient beings, saving people, aren’t
noticeable. I don’t think that’s the case. Minghui’s work
is being referenced and watched by various media, and they will learn about
[Dafa’s] situation from the things the site reports. Also, more and
more ordinary people are coming to recognize Minghui, and some will read
Minghui after they get to know Dafa.
Disciple: I’ve come to realize that in order to save people more
quickly, we should, first and foremost, help the students in China who
have not stepped forward to do so as quickly as possible. Small
Fa-study sites have been set up in some parts of China, and people help
one another at these, which has a great effect. Can we use Minghui to
encourage students in China to form small Fa-study groups, so that they
may better share experiences with one another and help each other out
while still being safety-minded?
Fa-study groups, practice sites, and experience-sharing
conferences—these are what I have given to you, and I have always
supported their use. But the cultivation state of some students is such
that they neglect safety to some degree, and on the spur of the moment,
when excited, they forget everything; or in other cases the problem is that
people go to extremes; and then there are some who are attached to showing
off. Any of these issues will cause us losses or endanger other students.
It is okay to do what you asked about, but such things can’t be done
Disciple: Some students in China are very experienced at clarifying the
truth, and can get passers-by to do the “three withdrawals”
within three to five minutes. Some students have told people that they
will be saved if they say, “Falun Dafa hao.” However, some
fellow cultivators believe that if in such a short span one can’t
manage to explain the facts about Dafa and the persecution that well,
then, even if the person agrees to the “three withdrawals,”
he is not guaranteed salvation. Other students believe, however, that
since the person formed such a good thought, he will be saved.
Once someone declares his withdrawal from the wicked CCP, he is no longer
under the control of the wicked CCP’s evil elements or the gods in
this universe that Fa-rectification hasn’t yet dealt with, and he
becomes a being that has taken a stance. Such people belong to the future,
and will be looked after by gods who play positive roles. His remaining
life and the future prospects of his being will be reworked. The instant a
person’s true thought emerges, everything begins to change.
When someone quits the wicked CCP, he is no longer under its control. And
once he is not controlled by it, he immediately undergoes a change. And
what kind of change is it? His body is cleansed of the poisonous elements
and factors of the wicked CCP, and he looks differently at matters of Falun
Gong and the persecution that it has been subjected to. This comes about as
a result [of his own act of breaking from the Party], so he will enter the
future. However, if he says, “I oppose the wicked CCP, but I
don’t approve of Falun Gong either,” that amounts to him not
yet taking his stance, since there is no third choice.
Disciple: Minghui has basically set the standards for, and contents of,
flyers and pamphlets for clarifying the truth. But as far as TV
programs go, our fellow cultivators outside of China haven’t
produced any complete DVDs since “Courageous Journey Between
Heaven and Earth” five years ago. Students in China have now
consolidated into one DVD various short programs that raise awareness
about Dafa and short films that expose the CCP, such as the one about
the Tiananmen Massacre and the one about the earthquakes. But the
quality is lacking. I know that producing a good DVD for clarifying the
truth is a big project, but since they can be so powerful, I wanted to
suggest that our fellow cultivators outside of China who have the means
make this a priority once again and resolve this dilemma. I don’t
know if it’s appropriate to make such a suggestion when these
Dafa disciples are so busy.
If you have the means to do such things, then you can work on them
together. If not, then don’t force it. If you don’t have any
other projects under way, if you aren’t working on anything that
urgent, or if some students haven’t been involved in any projects and
yet have the needed skills, then you can give it a try.
Disciple: Can Minghui organize theme-based discussions on some common
problems, such as having fear, being attached to time, or relying on
ordinary people, etc.?
You can discuss together anything that’s related to cultivation. You
can write articles or run a short-term column. But yes, you should
coordinate your efforts well on such things.
Disciple: I wish to ask revered Master how to regard the hiring of
righteous lawyers by students in China as a means of taking legal
action. In many cases, these lawyers speak righteously and firmly in
court, but the students involved are not spared sentencing. There are
also students who believe that if we don’t hire attorneys to make
a “not-guilty” plea for us, it means that we are
acknowledging the evil’s persecution.
Here’s how I look at it. If you have the means or the conditions are
right, then I think you should hire attorneys. And why do I say that?
Aren’t Dafa students supposed to cultivate while conforming maximally
to the way of ordinary people? Then consider that the wicked CCP is
claiming that it is “great, glorious, and correct” and telling
the world that it respects the rule of law. Well, then I would hire a
lawyer and see. Every word that some of the attorneys who have defended
Falun Gong and Dafa disciples have said in their arguments has made good
sense, and that has had a great impact. Although the outcomes have varied,
the way that those remarks expose the evil persecution amounts to
clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. Minghui and other websites
have carried reports about the persecution of these lawyers, and that has
further affirmed that the wicked Party’s legal system is a sham; it
has further exposed the wicked CCP’s true nature. That’s why
attorneys should still be hired.
Hiring an attorney and making a defense in court can itself thus serve to
save people. Whoever attends the court hearing, be it someone sent by the
wicked CCP or an ordinary citizen, is going to hear the facts clarified
when presented with the lawyers’ just reasoning. Doesn’t it
serve to bring out the goodness in such people? Some judges have fallen
silent as they listened, hanging their heads. And some police have even had
admiration afterwards, saying things like, “Well said!” when
they left the courthouse. That meant that these people’s goodness was
awakened. What is it that the evil fears? Isn’t it exactly this that they fear? That’s why I think that hiring lawyers
is necessary. When the world’s people have the courage to step
forward and speak out, and when they see that it is evil to persecute Falun
Gong, isn’t that when the wicked Party will fall apart? People will
know that retribution awaits the perpetrators, and realize that the wicked
Party will be held accountable when it falls. And those involved in the
persecution will realize that they too will be put on trial in the future.
Won’t people think of these things? Won’t that stun and
frighten the evil? And wouldn’t this help to curb the persecution?
The evil is afraid of the defense those attorneys will make, and so it
doesn’t allow such defenses. So isn’t that all the more reason
this should be done? But that said, don’t force things if conditions
aren’t right, and don’t go to extremes. Don’t insist on
doing it even if the conditions aren’t there just because Master said
what he said. Make sure you keep rational as you go about assisting Master
Disciple: Students in China are making Dafa books themselves, given the
circumstances at present. Some students think that making Dafa books
nice and elegant looking is a show of respect to Master and the Fa,
while others feel that our limited resources should instead be spent on
truth-clarification materials for saving people.
That’s right. Making the books so elegant and beautiful really
isn’t necessary right now in the mainland. Given the current state of
things, no matter how elegant you might make them there, they won’t
match the quality of printing that’s done outside of China. So why
bother with all that effort, then? As long as you have books to study the
Fa with and that can serve to save people, that’s enough. Paperback
editions are just as good. It’s not the right time to get elegant.
You should instead put all your effort into saving people. If you need to
make the books a little more elegant in order to save people, then
that’s okay. But, if that’s not the case, then focus your
efforts on the “three things.”
Disciple: How can Minghui play a larger role in saving people outside
The path that Minghui has taken is how it should be. Aiming Minghui’s
efforts at the people outside of China is not one of the site’s
specific tasks. But over time, and as the world comes to understand Falun
Gong better, people will increasingly rush to read Minghui. That’s
because they will have realized that Dafa disciples are their hope for
salvation. Things will change at that time, but right now Minghui is
focusing on the main body of persecuted Dafa disciples after all, and,
unlike other media outlets, it is more of a window into Dafa
Disciple: When Dafa disciples are handing out materials at tourist
spots or airports outside China, at many such places they mainly
distribute third-party newspapers and flyers that talk about quitting
the CCP. Materials that introduce Dafa more directly aren’t used
Falun Gong’s profound teachings are impossible for ordinary people to
understand, and they cannot be told at high levels. If you want to
introduce Dafa in a direct manner, your informational materials should
explain the most simple and plain points, such as what Falun Gong is. Talk
about Falun Gong at a simple and basic level, such as how to conduct
yourself and how effective the exercises are. No matter how many years you
spend clarifying the facts, that is the most fundamental content that you
always need to explain. Many people don’t comprehend what Falun Gong
is about due to their lack of basic knowledge, and so this will always be
something that you need to explain. None of the higher and more profound
parts of Falun Gong cultivation should be explained to ordinary people, for
such things would only have a negative effect on people since ordinary
human beings can’t grasp them. You may feel that you’ve been
able to fully grasp them, but that is because you have done cultivation for
a long time and come to understand things bit by bit. If you want an
ordinary person to understand Dafa at such a high level all at once, the
person can’t, and your doing that would amount to pushing him away.
So you shouldn’t explain things to ordinary people at high levels.
Disciple: When some ordinary people in mainland China
saw Dafa disciples distributing third party
newspapers, they remarked, without even reading the newspapers closely,
that Falun Gong was “getting political,” or they
that we were teaming up with democracy activists.
You do need to pay attention to this issue. You must have clarity of mind
and save people in a rational manner. Nowadays people do know, however,
that the wicked CCP is bad, so if they say that you’re in with the
democracy activists or that you’re part of some democratic party, you
don’t have to be too concerned about it for now. You could think of
[what you’re doing] as, “I just want you to see the wicked CCP
for what it is, and after you do so I will tell you what Falun Gong is all
about.” It’s fine to take things one step at a time. And
actually, many people would like nothing more than for Falun Gong to now
get into politics and topple the wicked CCP (audience laughs). The
majority of Chinese people have that thought. Even though Falun Gong
doesn’t want its power and we aren’t getting political, you do
need to discern whether what ordinary people are saying is meant in a
disapproving way or is simply a reflection of their shallow understanding.
By doing so you will be able to handle things as fitting the situation and
be more effective at remedying the problem.
Disciple: When clarifying the facts, many mainland students pass out only
the Nine Commentaries and focus solely on social issues and withdrawing
from the CCP. They seem to think that talking positively about Falun Gong
You can write some articles for Minghui about your understanding and share
this perspective with students in the mainland. You can talk to them and
tell them. We have to inform people about Falun Gong. The most basic
things, like what Falun Gong is, should never be left out. We must talk
about it. People who haven’t heard the truth and don’t know
what Falun Gong is, or people who are prejudiced against Falun Gong,
don’t know about or understand things on a most basic level, and
their biases were caused by the wicked CCP’s indoctrination. So you
do still need to inform them about Falun Gong, and in fact, you should make
this a focus.
Disciple: Dafa disciples from the mainland
science and technology send their greetings to their revered Master!
Almost every grade school student in the mainland, from elementary
school to high school, has been poisoned by the wicked Party; they have
been indoctrinated with bad things about Dafa. Would it be okay for us
to focus on these students and their teachers in our current efforts to
clarify the truth, and help them withdraw from the CCP and its
affiliated organizations? This is somewhat easier to accomplish, and we
can support that effort by providing informational materials.
Of course you can do such things. As for such specific questions, I can
only say that when you spot a problem as you go about clarifying the truth,
you should go ahead and address it.
Disciple: We have found that one of the main reasons certain areas suffer
severe persecution is that there aren’t enough materials there that
expose the evil locally. Also, what materials they do have generally
don’t go into detail about the evildoers’ family members,
especially their children. As a result, the evildoers don’t feel the
weight of public opinion bearing down on them, and some have acted even
more brazenly. We have learned such lessons many times. I’m not sure,
is this the right way to look at it?
Those are indeed some of the contributing factors. You can report [the
kinds of details you described] on Minghui, have students gather more
precise information about the evil and report it, and have local students
vigorously expose those bad people. These are things that Minghui should
help with, and you should tell what I said to the students in those areas
that haven’t done this or done enough of it.
Disciple: Some family members of students who died because of the
persecution have hatred towards Dafa as a result. Should we treat these
family members who are themselves victims of the persecution and who have
difficulty understanding the truth the same way we would ordinary sentient
Of course you can. You must make the facts clear to them. Get them to
realize who killed their family member in the persecution—the wicked
Disciple: Is it permitted for students to buy materials for clarifying
the truth from local production
? For example, to pay one yuan for a CD or even less for
Usually such materials are provided free of charge. If a production site
has problems with funds and starts charging students, then what will
students who have no income or a low income do? Looking at it from the
perspective of saving people, sometimes even when things are free
it’s hard to give them to people, and if you start charging money,
it’s even less likely for ordinary people to want them. So
wouldn’t that be making it harder to save people? In some areas our
Dafa disciples are financially well-off, and they can all chip in and
support a production site together. But that wouldn’t work in areas
where students are not doing so well financially.
Disciple: Can production
charge at cost for Dafa books that they make?
I have long since said that it is permitted to recoup your costs when
making Dafa books for sale.
Disciple: Since wording corrections have been made [in the books],
should people in the mainland mass-produce the new versions at this
time and give them to students
That depends on what people can manage to do. If you have the means to do
so, then go ahead and produce them. Otherwise you can hold off for a while.
As for giving them to students for free, you can go ahead if you really are
able to. These are pretty specific things, however, and you will know what
to do after giving it some thought.
Disciple: Greetings to Master on behalf of Dafa disciples in Changchun.
Your disciples miss you. Before the persecution, those serving as
assistants at the assistance centers played big roles, and now, in the
persecution, they have suffered a great deal. Many of them are
not doing well at present
, and we feel that it’s such a
. With the Fa-rectification drawing to a close, what will become of
these people? How should we go about helping them?
When clarifying the truth, we treat everyone the same. The evil’s
persecution has caused the assistants a great deal of suffering. But I do
not recognize this persecution of our students, and [evil elements] are
being thoroughly destroyed during Fa-rectification. The evil is still madly
persecuting Dafa disciples in this time before Fa-rectification arrives,
however, and that is why I say that those who can make it through are most
remarkable. Assistants from the former assistance center and other sorts of
coordinators were once cultivators just like other students. It’s not
that they became assistants because they excelled at cultivation; perhaps
they didn’t cultivate as solidly as even the average student. They
were in fact made coordinator or assistant because they were willing and
able to do things. When clarifying the truth to them, you need to find
where they are stuck.
Disciple: After the persecution began, wave after wave of
came forward to take on coordination roles, but wave after wave they
suffered persecution. Everyone is working hard, but our coordination
hasn’t managed to reach the level we had prior to the
The evil’s persecution simply cannot touch students who really have
strong righteous thoughts. When the evil’s persecution was at its
worst, such students didn’t give the evil any gaps to capitalize on.
Those that truly had strong righteous thoughts could withstand [the
persecution]. Those that didn’t have strong righteous thoughts,
however, found it hard to withstand. You might be quite happy when a
veteran student who hadn’t stepped forward before does step forward,
since now you have another set of helping hands. But don’t forget
that it was human attachments that kept him from stepping forward, and
those human attachments will bring problems with them. It was fear or
cultivation issues that led the evil to arrest such a person. But that
said, if his righteous thoughts are truly strong and he has come to
understand things at a high level, then even if he is coming back to the
path and starting anew, he can still fend off persecution. Only if that is
the case will he be relatively stable and not experience problems.
Disciple: At present the coordinators in mainland China
don’t go about things the same way that those in the Dafa
Associations around the world do. Sometimes it’s obvious that
cultivators are doing is wrong, and in some cases directly impacting
yet the coordinator will refuse to change his approach even after much
discussion. We are left to try to ensure our fellow
cultivators’ safety just using righteous thoughts. What are we to
do in such cases?
Yes, there are indeed some that are reckless like that. The evil will
capitalize on their gaps, and that is what brings about the trouble you
described. They are not diligent and pay no attention to others’
safety. If everyone could look at things rationally and do things with
righteous thoughts, the situation would be completely different.
Disciple: Nowadays there
are quite a few people leaving Dafa for some religion or other, and the
circumstances vary. Some still count themselves as Master’s
disciples, but hold on to deviant notions. We have spent quite a bit of
energy trying to help them. Some have returned to us, while others
still stubbornly cling to those trivial religious things. We know that
Master has watched over them all along, but aren’t sure what more
we should do.
Do a good job of explaining things to them and hit the right points, and
they will regain their clarity if you can help the person to see where his
understanding is off. For most of these people the issue is fear. Right now
those religions aren’t being openly persecuted, but if and when they
are, let’s see where these people go. It is fear at work.
Disciple: There are a lot of people in Changchun that have predestined
connections with Master, and they admit that Master is a great person. But
we run into great challenges when we go deeper as we clarify the truth to
them. What other methods can we use to save them?
If you are clarifying the truth on a deeper level, it doesn’t
necessarily mean that you have found the problem and applied the right
solution. Wherever they are mistaken, that is where your discussion should
head. There are also some factors left behind by the evil at work as well
as lies that have been manufactured during the persecution. Once you find
the fundamental block that they have, you will be able to resolve it.
Disciple: Is it appropriate for mainland Dafa disciples to participate
in the “Interim Government of China” movement?
(Master: No, that’s not appropriate.)
Right now almost all of the people who have joined the online
“interim government” group are mainland Dafa disciples, and
the group keeps trying to convince mainland students to join.
I don’t want Dafa disciples to participate in ordinary people’s
affairs. The “interim government,” the democracy movement, and
various democracy groups identify with Dafa disciples and are friendly
towards us, but you cannot, on that account, mix ordinary affairs in
together with cultivation and the historic responsibility that Dafa
disciples have. Dafa disciples shouldn’t participate in ordinary
affairs. To put it another way, Dafa disciples are a group of cultivators,
and the only reason they can forsake everything and thwart the evil is
because they have the Fa in their hearts. It’s a problem if Dafa
students are carrying out ordinary people’s business. And if the
group were to actually fall apart, then all those who put their hope in
Falun Gong would lose hope too.
Disciple: There was a Dafa disciple from a poor region who wanted to hire
an upstanding lawyer after being arrested and file a lawsuit, but the legal
costs were to be a hundred thousand yuan. Financially it was too much for
this Dafa disciple’s family, and there was basically no fellow
cultivator in the local area with financial means. So, he had to rely on
help from his whole group of fellow cultivators. Should that be considered
If the fees were too high, that itself was a problem. You need to find a
lawyer with a sense of justice by clarifying the truth. Taking legal action
can really serve to expose the evil, save sentient beings, and protect Dafa
disciples. If the local Dafa disciples can arrive at a clear understanding
of the matter, and if you all can work together well carrying it out, then
I think your effort would be a good thing. But, if the sole purpose is to
avoid being captured and persecuted by the evil, then there isn’t
that much mighty virtue involved. There shouldn’t be anything wrong
with people helping each other out and donating some money to hire a
lawyer. But if it’s a coordinator who is telling everyone to donate
money for a lawyer, if the cost is large, and if not everyone agrees, then
I would want to look at the person’s motive.
Disciple: Is there a security risk in having a Dafa disciple who is on
the evil’s wanted list assume the role of coordinator?
In order to protect Dafa disciples, I think you do need to consider
Disciple: The Chinese website’s literary quality still
hasn’t improved after a long time,
causing readability issues for ordinary people—especially
intellectual types. Is this a factor that has impacted our rate of
Now that’s not something I have heard much of. The primary goal of
Minghui’s reporting is to expose the evil and display the true state
of Dafa disciples’ cultivation, so it’s fine as long as you can
just maintain a normal quality of prose. There is no need to try to become
a literary or artistic publication. Of course, it would be better if your
writing were especially good. But, if you’re saying that
Minghui’s writing is so poor that it can’t save people, well, I
wouldn’t agree with that.
Minghui Weekly (Overseas Edition)
is currently being published in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, New
York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Dallas
Fellow cultivators believe that it
has had a good
impact clarifying the truth. Could we pick another of Minghui’s
publications that clarifies the truth and publish it outside China?
You can try distributing Minghui’s work out in society, but it is
after all unfiltered reporting on how Dafa disciples are suffering
persecution and how their cultivation is going, so you will have to
consider how well ordinary people will be able to accept it.
Disciple: When clarifying the truth to politicians in the West, we have
found that some legislators who are social liberals have shown support
for Falun Gong students’ efforts to stop the persecution.
Is there anything that we should watch out for here? Or could we, for
example, encourage them to show their support for Falun Gong as a
Yes, you can do that. When clarifying the truth we aim at people, and do so
to save people, regardless of who they are. If they were willing to pass a
resolution against the persecution, that would be meaningful and, at the
same time, wouldn’t the CCP just love it!
Disciple: Right now Minghui is carrying some clips produced by NTDTV of
audience comments on Shen Yun’s performances. Can we mass-produce
these a bit and use them as part of our materials that are meant to
popularize Shen Yun?
That is something that NTDTV and the other media entities could do on a
broader scale, but Minghui should not do the same. Minghui shouldn’t
veer off its course.
Disciple: Is the vigor with which people are currently distributing
Shen Yun DVDs in the mainland appropriate? Is it okay to tell people
about Dafa while we are working to promote Shen Yun widely? Some fellow
cultivators have said that it’s best not to create an obstacle
for people before they watch Shen Yun, as they would then think
it’s something related to Dafa.
That’s right. If you can’t convey the truth to them at that
moment, then it’s best not to say anything at first. The recipient
will change after he has watched the DVD. Then, when you go and approach
him to clarify the truth, he will be receptive to what you say. If you try
to clarify the truth to him before he watches, and you don’t succeed,
he will watch it with a bias. If he has even just that one thought in his
head, the effect as he watches won’t be good since that thought will
act as a block for him.
Disciple: When some fellow cultivators in the mainland submit an
article, they ask us to just pass it to the Chinese edition of
The Epoch Times
if Minghui won’t publish it. Is doing that a safety risk?
Presumably they should try to keep just a single line of contact and
have it be with Minghui.
Yes, you can do that if you don’t have any safety concerns. But if
you do, then you need to handle the issue rationally.
Disciple: Master previously mentioned that at a minimum over fifty
percent of the sentient beings in the mainland
ould be saved. How does the situation look right now? If we could
continue to be diligent and have righteous thoughts, would there be a
hope of exceeding that goal? Could we reach sixty to seventy percent?
When the gods at each level saw the state of things in this world they made
certain arrangements, with the result being that at every level the
arrangement was that but one out of ten people on the earth would remain.
Based on how much you have done so far, the number is not enough.
It’s not that I want to keep some specific amount. Rather, we should
save as many as possible, and at a minimum half should be able to remain;
or ideally, it could be seventy or eighty percent. So that’s why I
have asked you to do your utmost to save them. I know that the majority of
the people in this world came from above, which is a scenario different
from what the gods saw when they made those arrangements back at the
beginning. Had they realized what kind of human beings would be here today,
that they would come from higher planes, they would not have dared to set
the figure at one out of ten people back then. But as it stands, the evil
has arranged things to such an extent, and they are things that no one can
retract. So, faced with this kind of evil-wrought impediment, we cannot let
up in our efforts to clarify the truth.
Disciple: Since the French editions of the Clearharmony and Minghui
websites have a limited number of translators, they currently share their
translated articles with one another, and this has meant that the content
of the two sites is extremely similar. Some fellow cultivators have
wondered whether it’s necessary to keep two websites with practically
identical content going.
If the French students could manage to have enough manpower, then the sites
should try not to be so similar. But, if the manpower is not enough, then
it’s hard to say. But what Clearharmony can do is to report on some
other things. Minghui can’t change its special character, however.
They are different.
Disciple: The German edition of Clearharmony would like to, since
it’s short of manpower, team up with Minghui and share resources.
It can only be said that the Minghui reporting part [of Clearharmony] be
shared, and that way manpower is saved. But the other content will still
need to be produced by Clearharmony itself.
Disciple: Dafa has been spreading throughout many countries. How should
we better capture this grand spreading of Dafa on Minghui.org?
That’s not what Minghui primarily needs to do. Just report on it as
normal and that will be fine. What Minghui mainly focuses on is the
development of the main body of Dafa disciples’ cultivation, with a
special concern being to expose the persecution that’s taking place
in the mainland; the main thrust of its reporting is about the cultivation
circumstances of Dafa disciples in the mainland. You can do other things as
a supplement. But, you cannot break off from this path that you are now
taking, the path that you have blazed.
Disciple: Publication of the French edition of
has been halted, though it is still in circulation among our students.
Would it be all right for us to give the electronic version of it to
newcomers free of charge?
Yes, you can do that. It has always been available online, on the Dafa
websites, and Falun Gong materials have always been made available for
download there free of charge. You can do that.
Disciple: Before, when we were doing quality control on our coverage of
news outside of China, we didn’t shy away from the slogan,
“Dissolve the CCP, stop the persecution.”
However, we didn’t give this phrase any special prominence in our
reporting since we were concerned about giving Dafa disciples the
mistaken impression that this was some kind of “direction”
to follow. Plus, we had observed that some students were really making
this into a big thing. Did we handle it appropriately? Or were we
worrying too much?
The process of dissolving it is a process of reducing and eliminating it.
For one thing, that reduces the persecution of Dafa disciples, and
secondly, it expands the scope of people who can be saved. And actually,
exposing the lies of the wicked Party as we clarify the truth has the
effect of dissolving it, and that is what’s happening, for that evil
regime is sustained by deception. So as for Minghui, it is fine if you
stick to the attitude [on this] that you have had so far. Never in history
has any cultivation way had some form of connection with political power.
But there is something you all know, namely, that whether it was
Christianity, Buddhism, etc., all of them sought to vanquish evil. Be it
Satan, Māra King, or whoever it was—including the evil demons
that did harm to people—monks and Dharma masters alike would deal
with them via religious rituals. In the old days of Christianity and
Catholicism there were masters or specialists who expressly handled such
things. Whatever the case, in no case did they take aim at evil beings who
had seized political power.
As soon as some people hear about “dissolving the CCP,” they
have trouble understanding it. But the truth is, what we are doing is
rescuing sentient beings that have been held hostage by the archfiend, by
the Evil One—we’re giving them deliverance. Many people ask,
“What does this have to do with our cultivation?” Indeed, the
cultivation done today is different from that done in the past, for Dafa
disciples are on a mission. Of the numerous, abundant, countless living
entities, why was it you that became a Dafa disciple? How come you are Dafa
disciples right when this massive cosmos is going through a process of
renewal and re-creation? That is how great the responsibility of Dafa
disciples is, and that responsibility entails saving sentient beings when
they are no longer any good and when the world’s people have been
held hostage by that wretched fiend, the wicked CCP, and have no hope.
Furthermore, the sentient beings today came from the heavens, with each,
moreover, being the representative of a system of cosmic bodies. Saving one
person thus amounts to saving countless, measureless lives, and the mighty
virtue that lies behind that act is simply enormous. Would you say
that’s something an ordinary person could accomplish? Could he be
worthy? He couldn’t be. Only those who are worthy of being Dafa
disciples could accomplish that, and only they could dissolve that wretched
Something as major as this is certainly going to be directly connected to
the Fa-rectification, and that is why I call you “Fa-rectification
period Dafa disciples.” Then, what difference is there in the
cultivation of Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples and the Dafa
disciples of the future? The cultivation of the future won’t have
such a great mission or responsibility associated with it; what will then
be essential is one’s own personal consummation. Then today, when
Dafa disciples are faced with such great evil in the world, an evil which
has not only held hostage the world’s people but on top of that is
persecuting the Dafa disciples that could save them—an evil that has
destroyed so many sentient beings in its past—and at this very moment
so many sentient beings are being destroyed, then if our disciples
don’t take action to save them, who will? Though I don’t
recognize this persecution, it has, after all, taken place, and people have
been persecuted. So we must act to save them. That means that we have to
let people know that the wicked CCP is the earthly form of the devil, and
we must remember that the point of dissolving it is to save people. Our
goal isn’t to dissolve it, but to save people. We don’t
dissolve it in order to seize its political power, but to liberate the
Chinese people that it has held hostage. So we want to use all of our
strength to tell people the facts, to save sentient beings.
Once everyone has learned the truth, the persecution will have no way to
carry on, and the wicked CCP will fall from power. But what we do is not
for the purpose of toppling it; rather, it is for saving sentient beings.
The persecutor will have brought itself down, and the sentient beings will
have dissolved it. The wicked CCP is the archfiend, and so when we dissolve
it we aim at the evil factors behind it, at the sinister Party’s form
in this world, and not at actual people. And that is why we ask people to
quit the Party, to break from the wicked Party and escape from the
evil’s grip. With the exception of a handful of evil ringleaders who
are evil beings incarnate, we don’t regard anyone as a demon; it is
that people have been ensnared by it, rather. That’s how to view
things. So then as far as Minghui goes, just handle this well, and it will
be fine if you aren’t direct about, or speak somewhat less about,
dissolving the wicked Party or you choose to report on this less.
Disciple: When we want to introduce Shen Yun to ordinary people, may we
send Shen Yun’s web address to ordinary organizations or individuals
There shouldn’t be any problem with introducing them to Shen
Yun’s website. But, if you do it in such a manner that it comes
across as obnoxious junk mail, then it will have a bad effect. So you have
to do it sensibly and in an intelligent way. Don’t annoy people.
Disciple: The full team at the Japanese edition of Minghui sends their
regards to Master. We will continue to work hard, and do a better job of
mirroring the Chinese edition of Minghui.
Yes, I believe it. I can say that because you have been working on the site
all along, and what you have done really wasn’t easy.
Disciple: In many areas where the xinxing level overall is inadequate
or the cooperation isn’t good, people are hesitant to invite Shen
Yun to perform or they’re afraid of
by putting on the event
. It’s hard to
move things forward
. I’d like to ask Master to
give us some direction on this
. I’m afraid that if we still don’t put the show on, it
will be too late.
There’s actually nothing that hard about presenting a Shen Yun show.
It’s only because people don’t understand what’s involved
that they think it’s hard. You just have to find a hotel, help them
to settle in, and provide lodging. Then you prepare some food for them each
day; buying box lunches or fast food is okay, too. And anyone can do the
work of interacting with the theater. But make sure that whoever is
interfacing with the theater has agreed upon it with the local Dafa
Association and undertakes this task on behalf of the local Association.
Then when you’re interacting with the theater you can play for them
the video produced by NTDTV that introduces Shen Yun and the video of
audience responses, and they will know what it is after watching it. You
don’t need to say anything, and they will ask you themselves whether
you are hoping to get them to book the show or whether you want to rent the
theater yourself. Most of the time our students work on the ticket sales
themselves. So it’s really quite straightforward. You will want to
make sure the costs are spelled out clearly when you sign any contracts. As
for tickets, a certain amount can be apportioned to you and then
you’re responsible for selling those while the box office has a
portion that it’s responsible for; and after you have sold however
many you managed to, you can return the remainder to the box office. You
will want to return the remainder to them since each ticket represents
money equivalent to the ticket price, and finally, you can settle the
account with them. Or, if you were only renting the venue, then you will
just need to settle one thing, which is the total cost of the place.
What’s most critical is all the exhausting, demanding efforts to sell
tickets by our students. The steps involved are straightforward, though.
It’s not complex.
But there’s one thing, which is, in Western society there are
gradations of class, and the same holds true for venues. This is something
crucial to note. If your venue is high-end, mainstream society will come;
if it’s not, mainstream society won’t come. You need to be
clear on this. Don’t be so keen on looking for a bargain. If
mainstream society doesn’t attend, your audience will be small.
Disciple: Can Minghui reporters tell the stories of support given to Falun
Gong by students’ family members?
If they’re positive, of course they can. Anything like that is fine.
If conditions permit, you can go ahead with things like that. Such things
can have the effect of saving people, since they depict Dafa disciples in a
positive light and people’s positive attitudes toward Dafa disciples.
Disciple: Could Clearharmony.net publish Master’s writings? Or should
it just remain Minghui that does so?
I only publish them on Minghui.org because doing that helps to maintain its
credibility. Other sites run by Dafa disciples and meant for our own
community can republish them, and it will help guard against those fake
sites that cause trouble.
Disciple: In Geneva, and Switzerland more broadly, our preparations for
presenting Shen Yun and our cultivation environment haven’t been
the same as those in
other countries. What’s unique about Geneva, or Switzerland?
It’s not that there is something unique going on. Bringing Shen Yun
to Geneva and Switzerland is the same as anywhere else, or at least,
arranging the show during the period when Shen Yun is on tour is the same.
The only difference would be if it is ordinary people that book the show,
in which case our students don’t need to get involved in ticket
sales. In that scenario students don’t need to participate, since it
is ordinary people that are selling the tickets, and it was they that
booked the theater. That’s how it is. If the company is coming to
Switzerland as part of its tour, however, then students do need to get
involved. When it’s touring time and the show hasn’t been
booked by others, whoever tells students that they don’t need to get
involved is wrong.
Disciple: Master has said that beyond the Three Realms the Fa has already
been fully rectified, and that the majority of human beings came from
higher planes. May this be understood to mean that whether or not these
people are saved, their original cosmic bodies have already been saved and
entered the future?
Many Dafa disciples came from high planes, and some are from very high
planes; and indeed, Fa-rectification has been completed in those places.
One can foresee what things will be like when a Dafa disciple completes his
cultivation, as Master has been helping him to reconcile and perfect things
during the Fa-rectification process. But if somewhere along the way this
Dafa disciple fails to cultivate that high, then that [corresponding] world
will disintegrate and one will be developed and reconciled for him anew at
whatever height he has been able to cultivate to. If in the end the person
is not able to complete his cultivation, then there will be nothing, and
there will not be a cosmic body for him in the future, nor will there be a
place for him; all that he had represented will cease to exist, and he will
be exactly like an ordinary person.
Disciple: There aren’t many students in my area. If Minghui posts
reports of exclusive interviews
these students, will
reveal them to the evil?
That is an issue. When sometimes there aren’t many students in a
given area, and you identify where you are from when publishing the
exclusive interview piece, then it’s very likely the evil will guess
that student’s whereabouts. So, Minghui should definitely use
discretion when it comes to such things and not reveal them. Keep their
safety in mind.
Disciple: The television program “Minghui Focus” once played a
very good role in clarifying the truth, but, because of manpower issues, it
was halted. We would like to resume this program, and have tried for a
period of time. However, for various reasons, we haven’t managed to
restart it so far. Having heard Master’s Fa teaching today, I wonder
if this program isn’t in fact needed?
Did I say that? With whatever you do, it’s up to you to do a good job
of working together and discussing with one another. This question is too
specific. I won’t oppose whatever it is you do; as long as it
involves clarifying the truth, I will be supportive of it. The biggest
issue for you is to manage to cooperate well. It’s up to you to
figure out how to turn an idea into concrete work, and decide whether or
not you have the ability to do it. Provided that what you are doing is to
save people, I am all for it. All of what Dafa disciples do should be to
save people and clarify the truth.
Disciple: There are some major cities in the mainland that still
local truth clarification materials, such as a local version of
or small pamphlets to clarify the truth. Is this a situation where we
should step in to help our fellow cultivators in the mainland to make
local truth clarification materials, or should we wait for them to do
As it turns out, the manpower is very limited here outside of China. If you
take on all the hundreds of cities in the mainland and try to make truth
clarification materials for them, you really won’t be able to. This
kind of thing takes good coordination, as well.
Disciple: We encountered difficulties while trying to book a venue. Was
that a result of our not having sued the Chinese consulate for its
Sometimes when you’re applying for a venue, right, the biggest
challenges you encounter aren’t just things inherent to presenting
Shen Yun, but rather, they owe to the wicked CCP having caused trouble
behind the scenes. But whatever meddling they may do, what I think is, Dafa
disciples walk their own path, and as long as you proceed with things
having righteous thoughts, naturally you will succeed. You won’t be
able to do a good job with what you have to do, however, if you let them
rattle you. Yes, you can sue them. Exposing them for all the world to see
would help your ticket sales, in fact. But if your manpower isn’t
sufficient, then give it some thought and then proceed. First deal with the
main task at hand, and then afterwards you can take them to court. But
suing them isn’t the point. The point is to expose them. The wicked
CCP doesn’t realize how ugly it looks to the outside world. For
example, wherever Shen Yun goes to perform, the wicked CCP’s
consulate or embassy gives the foreign diplomats stationed in that city a
round of calls, telling them not to go see Shen Yun perform. Yet the
outcome is that they go buy tickets and watch the show. Many of them
don’t even know about the performance before the calls. Their doing
that amounts to giving Shen Yun a round of free advertising. And when these
people go to buy their tickets, they ask why they (the wicked CCP’s
consulate or embassy) are doing that, which gives us a perfect chance to
clarify the truth to them. I have long since said that if the wicked CCP
simply refrained from doing anything it would probably be better off, for
as soon as it does something it turns into a scandal and botches things up.
That’s all I have to say. What a huge responsibility it is that Dafa
disciples shoulder. Each and every one of the projects and initiatives you
are doing to save people was proactively organized and pushed forward by
Dafa disciples, and these things have had a huge impact as you’ve
carried them out. The results of your clarifying the truth and saving
people have been really apparent. This makes me truly happy. Back at first
I was quite worried about the detail-level things, worrying that you
wouldn’t handle them well and that you would have a hard time dealing
with the challenges you faced. So back then I was very worried. Now I am
not. All of your efforts are going well, and it’s not too often that
I give the various project coordinators a call. You have matured, and
things are going better and better. The path that each of your media
entities has taken was blazed by you. You have decided for yourselves the
direction of your media, and have managed to gauge well what you can and
cannot do. That’s especially so for Minghui, as it has done
excellently in this regard. It has handled things rock-solidly all along,
and no major problems have come about; its development overall has been
healthy. And in the course of all this, just by being problem-free you have
dealt the evil its greatest blow.
The steadiness of Minghui, its state of being that’s impervious to
interference, and its timely reporting—these things at first made the
wicked CCP hate it with a vengeance. And now, it is simply petrified of it.
As for the world’s people, not all have gone along with the evil.
Among the people who were deceived, some used to oppose Falun Gong and yet
now they have come to admire it. This tells just what an enormous impact
your truth clarification really has had. At the very least, you have all
been able to see the state of students in China and abroad and the exchange
of information that takes place, and from that information you know about
the overall situation of things, what the state of Dafa disciples’
cultivation overall is like, and the specifics of the evil’s
persecution of Dafa disciples; you have also come to know how Dafa
disciples have resisted the persecution. Indeed, however the state of Dafa
disciples’ cultivation may be, there will be some who have traveled
the path well and some who have traveled it poorly. But whatever the case,
Minghui has really achieved a downright outstanding effect with its timely
reporting. This makes Minghui something outstanding, and the students who
are involved are extraordinary.
Thank you all! That’s all I will say. (Enthusiastic applause)
 “Minghui” as used in this translation
includes the Minghui sites in all languages.
Last updated on 6/29/2017.