Chapter II Falun Gong

Falun Gong originates from Falun Xiulian Dafa[1] in the Buddha School. It is one of the Buddha School’s special qigong methods, yet it has its own distinctive qualities that set it apart from the average ways of cultivation in the Buddha School. This cultivation system is a special, intense cultivation method that used to require that cultivators have extremely high xinxing and great inborn quality. In order for more practitioners to improve while also meeting the needs of a massive number of dedicated cultivators, I have redesigned and made public this set of cultivation methods that are now suitable for popularization. Despite the modifications, this practice still far exceeds other practices, their teachings, and levels.  

1. The Falun’s Function 

The Falun of Falun Gong has the same nature as the universe, for it is a miniature of the universe. Cultivators of Falun Gong not only rapidly develop their supernormal abilities and gong potency, they also develop an incomparably powerful Falun in a brief period of time. Once developed, one’s Falun exists as an intelligent entity. It automatically spins ceaselessly in the practitioner’s lower abdominal area, constantly absorbing and transforming energy from the universe and ultimately converting the energy in the practitioner’s original-body into gong. Consequently, the effect of “the Fa refines the practitioner” is achieved. This means that the Falun constantly refines this person even though he or she doesn’t perform the exercises every minute. Internally, the Falun offers salvation to oneself. It makes a person stronger and healthier, more intelligent and wise, and it protects the practitioner from deviation. It can also protect the cultivator from interference by people with inferior xinxing. Externally, the Falun can both heal sicknesses and eliminate evils for others, rectifying all abnormal conditions. The Falun rotates continuously in the lower abdominal area, turning clockwise nine times and then counterclockwise nine times. When rotating clockwise, it vigorously absorbs energy from the universe and that energy is very strong. Its rotational power becomes stronger as a person’s gong potency improves. This is a state that can’t be attained by deliberate attempts to pour qi into the top of the head. When rotating counterclockwise, it releases energy and provides salvation to all beings, rectifying abnormal states. People around the practitioner benefit. Of all the qigong practices taught in our country, Falun Gong is the first and only cultivation method that has achieved “the Fa refines the practitioner.”

The Falun is most precious and could not be exchanged for any amount of money. When my master passed the Falun on to me, he told me that the Falun shouldn’t be passed on to anyone else; even those people who have cultivated for a thousand years or more want to have it, but cannot. This cultivation system can only be passed on to one person after a very, very long time, unlike those that are passed on to one person every few decades. The Falun is therefore extremely precious. It is still extremely precious even though we have now made it public and altered it to become less powerful. Cultivators who have acquired it are halfway through their cultivation. The only thing that remains is for you to improve your xinxing, and quite an advanced level awaits you. Of course, people who are not predestined might stop after cultivating for a little while, and then the Falun in them will cease to exist.

Falun Gong is of the Buddha School, but it far exceeds the scope of the Buddha School: Falun Gong cultivates according to the entire universe. In the past, cultivation in the Buddha School only mentioned principles of the Buddha School, while cultivation in the Dao School only addressed principles of the Dao School. Neither thoroughly explained the universe at its fundamental level. The universe is similar to human beings in that it has its own nature, along with its material composition. This nature can be summarized in three words: Zhen-Shan-Ren. Dao School cultivation focuses its understanding on Zhen: telling the truth, doing honest deeds, returning to the origin and one’s true self, and finally becoming a true person. Buddha School cultivation focuses on Shan: developing great compassion, and offering salvation to all beings. Our cultivation way cultivates Zhen, Shan, and Ren simultaneously, directly cultivating according to the fundamental nature of the universe and eventually assimilating practitioners to the universe.

Falun Gong is a cultivation system of both mind and body; when a practitioner’s gong potency and xinxing have reached a certain level, he or she is bound to attain in this world both Enlightenment (the state of Unlocking Gong (kaigong)) and an indestructible body. In general, Falun Gong is divided into In-Triple-World-Law and Beyond-Triple-World-Law, which include many levels. I hope that all devoted practitioners will cultivate diligently and continually improve their xinxing so that they can reach Consummation.  

2. The Falun’s Configuration  

The Falun of Falun Gong is an intelligent, spinning body of high-energy substances. It rotates according to the order of the entire grand movements of the cosmos. In a sense, the Falun is a miniature of the universe.

In the center of the Falun there is a Buddha School symbol of srivatsa, , (in Sanskrit, srivatsa means “the gathering of all good fortune” (refer to the Ci Hai dictionary)), which is the core of the Falun. Its color is close to golden yellow, and its base color is bright red. The base color of the outer ring is orange. Four Taiji[2] symbols and four Buddha School srivatsa are arranged alternately in eight directions. The Taiji that consist of red and black colors belong to the Dao School, while the Taiji consisting of red and blue are of the Great Primordial Dao School. The four small srivatsa are also golden yellow. The base color of the Falun changes periodically from red, to orange, to yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. These are extraordinarily beautiful colors (refer to the color insert). The colors of the central srivatsa, , and the Taiji do not change. These srivatsa, , of different sizes rotate on their own, as does the Falun. The Falun is rooted in the universe. The universe is rotating, all galaxies are rotating, and so the Falun is also rotating. Those whose Third Eye are at lower levels can see the Falun spinning like a fan; those whose Third Eye are at higher levels can see the whole image of the Falun, which is extraordinarily beautiful and brilliant, and this encourages practitioners to cultivate more diligently and make faster progress.  

3. Characteristics of Falun Gong Cultivation 

(1) The Fa Refines the Practitioner

People who practice Falun Gong are able to not only rapidly develop their gong potency and supernormal abilities, but also to procure a Falun through cultivation. The Falun can form in a short period of time, and once formed it is quite powerful. It can protect practitioners from going awry as well as from interference by people with inferior xinxing. The principles of Falun Gong are completely different from those of conventional cultivation methods. This is because after a Falun forms, it rotates ceaselessly on its own; it exists in the form of an intelligent entity, continuously collecting energy in the practitioner’s lower abdominal area. The Falun automatically absorbs energy from the universe by rotating. The Falun achieves the goal of “the Fa refines the practitioner” precisely because it rotates incessantly, which means that the Falun cultivates people ceaselessly even though they don’t perform the exercises every moment. As you all know, everyday people have to work during the day and rest at night. This leaves limited time for exercises. Thinking about performing exercises all the time certainly won’t serve the purpose of continuous performance twenty-four hours a day. The goal of around-the-clock performance cannot be fulfilled by any other method. Yet the Falun rotates ceaselessly, and when rotating inward it absorbs a great amount of qi (energy’s initial form of existence). Day and night, the Falun keeps storing and transforming the absorbed qi in each and every location of the Falun. It converts qi into high-level substances, ultimately changing it in the cultivator’s body into gong. This is “the Fa refines the practitioner.” Falun Gong’s cultivation is entirely different from all other practice systems or qigong cultivation methods, which cultivate dan.[3]

The principal feature of Falun Gong is its cultivation of a Falun rather than dan. Until now, all the cultivation methods that have been made public, regardless of which school or cultivation way they have come from—be they branches of Buddhism or Daoism, of the Buddha or Dao School, or of the ways spread among people—cultivate dan. So do many side-door cultivation ways. They are called dan-method qigong.[4] The cultivation used by monks, nuns, and Daoists has taken this path of cultivating dan. If these persons are cremated at death, they produce sarira,[5] which are composed of a hard and beautiful substance that modern scientific equipment cannot discern. Actually, they are a high-energy substance, gathered from other dimensions—not our dimension. That is dan. It is very difficult for those who practice dan-method qigong to achieve Enlightenment during the person’s lifetime. It used to be that many people who practiced dan-method qigong tried to lift their dan. It couldn’t be lifted out once it was raised to the Niwan Palace,[6] and so these people got stuck here. Some people wanted to deliberately burst it but they had no way of doing so. There were some cases like this: A person’s grandfather didn’t succeed in cultivation, so at the end of his lifetime he spat the dan out and passed it on to this person’s father; his father didn’t succeed in cultivation, so at the end of his lifetime he spat it out and passed it on to this person. To this day the person still hasn’t achieved much. It’s really difficult! Of course, there are many decent cultivation methods. It’s not so bad if you can receive genuine teaching from someone, but chances are he or she won’t teach you high-level things.  

(2) Cultivating the Main Consciousness

Everyone has a Main Consciousness. One usually relies on one’s Main Consciousness in order to act and think. In addition to the Main Consciousness, one also has one or more Assistant Consciousnesses and inherited spirits from one’s ancestors. The Assistant Consciousness(es) has the same name as the Main Consciousness, but in general it is more capable and of a higher level. It doesn’t become deluded by our human society and it can see its own particular dimension. Many cultivation methods take the route of cultivating the Assistant Consciousness, whereby one’s flesh body and Main Consciousness only function as a vehicle. These practitioners generally don’t know about these things, and they even feel good about themselves. It is incredibly difficult for one to break with practical things while living in society, particularly the things that a person is attached to. Therefore, many cultivation methods emphasize performing exercises while in a state of trance—an absolute state of trance. When transformation occurs during a state of trance, the Assistant Consciousness in fact gets transformed in a different society and improved through this process. One day the Assistant Consciousness will complete its cultivation and take away your gong. Nothing is left for your Main Consciousness and your original-body, and your lifelong cultivation falls short of success. That’s a great pity. Some well-known qigong masters command great supernormal abilities of all kinds, and along with these come prestige and respect. Yet they still don’t know that their gong has not actually grown on their own bodies.

Our Falun Gong directly cultivates the Main Consciousness; we ensure that gong actually grows on your body. The Assistant Consciousness will of course also get a share; it also improves, while in the secondary position. Our cultivation method has strict xinxing criteria that allow you to temper your xinxing and improve while in human society, under the most complicated circumstances—like the lotus flower emerging out of mud. Because of this you can succeed in your cultivation. This is why Falun Gong is so precious: It is precious because it is you, yourself, who obtains gong. But it is also quite difficult. The difficulty lies in the fact that you have chosen a path which will temper and test you in the most complicated environment.

The Main Consciousness must always be used to direct one’s cultivation, since the goal of our practice is to cultivate the Main Consciousness. The Main Consciousness should make decisions, rather than turning them over to the Assistant Consciousness. Otherwise, there would come a day when the Assistant Consciousness would complete its cultivation at a higher level and take your gong with it, while your original-body and Main Consciousness would have nothing left. When you are cultivating to high levels, your Main Consciousness shouldn’t become unaware of what you are doing, as if it were asleep. You need to be clear that you are the one performing the exercises, ascending through cultivation, and improving your xinxing—only then will you be in control and able to acquire gong. Sometimes when you are absentminded you might accomplish something without even knowing how it was done. It is actually your Assistant Consciousness that is taking effect; your Assistant Consciousness is in command. If you open your eyes to look about while you are sitting there in meditation and you see that there is another you across from you, then that is your Assistant Consciousness. If you are sitting there in meditation facing north, but all of a sudden you find that you are sitting on the north side, wondering, “How did I get out?”, then this is your true self that has come out. What sits there is your flesh body and Assistant Consciousness. These can be distinguished.

You shouldn’t become completely unaware of yourself when you perform the exercises of Falun Gong. Doing so is not in line with the great way of Falun Gong cultivation. You have to keep your mind clear when doing the exercises. Deviation won’t occur during the practice if your Main Consciousness is strong, as nothing will really be able to harm you. Some things might come onto the body if the Main Consciousness is weak. 

(3) Doing the Exercises Regardless of Direction and Time

Many cultivation methods are particular about at what time and toward which direction it’s best to perform their exercises. We are not concerned with these things in the least. Falun Gong cultivation is done according to the nature of the universe and the principles of the universe’s evolution. So direction and time are not important. We are, in effect, situated in the Falun while doing the exercises, which is omni-directional and always rotating. Our Falun is synchronized with the universe. The universe is in motion, the Milky Way is in motion, the nine planets are revolving around the sun, and Earth itself is rotating. Which way is north, east, south or west? People living on the earth devised these directions. So you will be facing all directions no matter which direction you face.

Some people say that it’s best to do the exercises at midnight, while some say that noon or another time is best. We aren’t concerned with this, either, because the Falun cultivates you when you are not performing the exercises. The Falun is helping you cultivate at every moment—the Fa refines the practitioner. In dan-method qigong, people cultivate dan; in Falun Gong, it is the Fa that cultivates people. Do the exercises more when you have time, and do them less when you have less time. It is quite flexible.  

4. Cultivation of Both Mind and Body 

Falun Gong cultivates both the mind and the body. Performing the exercises changes a person’s original-body first. The original-body will not be discarded. The Main Consciousness merges into one with the flesh body, achieving complete cultivation of one’s entire being.  

(1) Changing One’s Original-Body

A human body is composed of flesh, blood, and bones, with different molecular structures and components. The molecular composition of the human body is transformed into high-energy matter through cultivation. The human body is then no longer composed of its original substances, as it has undergone a change in its fundamental properties. But cultivators live and cultivate among everyday people and they can’t disrupt the way human society is. So this kind of change alters neither the body’s original molecular structure nor the sequence in which its molecules are arranged; it just changes the original molecular composition. The body’s flesh remains soft, the bones are still hard, and the blood is still fluid. One will still bleed when cut with a knife. According to the Chinese Theory of the Five Elements, everything is composed of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. The human body is no different. When a cultivator has undergone the changes in his or her original-body whereby high-energy substances replace the original molecular components, the human body at that point is no longer composed of its original substances. This is the principle behind what is known as “transcending the five elements.”

The most noticeable feature of cultivation methods that cultivate both mind and body is that they prolong a person’s life and deter aging. Our Falun Gong also has this noticeable feature. Falun Gong works this way: It fundamentally changes the molecular composition of the human body, storing the gathered high-energy matter in each cell and ultimately allowing this high-energy matter to replace the cellular components. Metabolism will no longer occur. A person thus transcends the five elements, having turned his or her body into one composed of substances from other dimensions. This person will be young forever, as he or she is no longer restrained by our space-time.

There have been many accomplished monks in history who have had very long life spans. Now there are people who are hundreds of years old walking on the streets, only you can’t tell who they are. You cannot distinguish them, as they look very young and wear the same clothes as everyday people. The human life span shouldn’t be as short as it is now. Speaking from the perspective of modern science, people should be able to live for over two hundred years. According to records, there was a person in Britain named Femcath who lived for 207 years. A person in Japan named Mitsu Taira lived to be 242 years old. During the Tang Dynasty in our country, there was a monk called Hui Zhao who lived to be 290 years old. According to the county annals of Yong Tai in Fujian Province,[7] Chen Jun was born in the first year of Zhong He time (881 AD) under the reign of Emperor Xi Zong during the Tang Dynasty. He died in the Tai Ding time of the Yuan Dynasty (1324 AD), after living for 443 years. These are all backed up by records and can be investigated—they aren’t fairy tales. Our Falun Gong practitioners have come to have noticeably fewer wrinkles on their faces, which now have a rosy, healthy glow, thanks to cultivation. Their bodies feel really light, and they are not a bit tired when walking or working. This is a common phenomenon. I myself have cultivated for decades and others say that my face hasn’t changed much in twenty years. This is the reason. Our Falun Gong contains very powerful things for cultivating the body. Falun Gong cultivators look quite different in age from everyday people—they do not look their actual age. So the primary features of cultivation methods that cultivate both mind and body are: prolonging life, deterring aging, and lengthening people’s life expectancy.  

(2) The Falun Heavenly Circuit

Our human body is a small universe. The energy of the human body circles around the body, and this is called the circulation of the small universe, or the heavenly circulation. Speaking in terms of levels, connecting the two meridians of Ren and Du[8] is only a superficial heavenly circuit. It doesn’t have the effect of cultivating the body. The Small Heavenly Circuit, in its true sense, circulates inside the body from the Niwan Palace to the dantian. Through this internal circulation, all of a person’s meridians are opened up and expanded from the inside of the body to its outside. Our Falun Gong calls for all meridians to be open at the outset.

The Great Heavenly Circuit is the movement of the eight Extra Meridians,[9] and it goes around the entire body to complete one cycle. If the Great Heavenly Circuit is opened, it will bring about a state in which a person can levitate off the ground. This is what is meant by “ascending in broad daylight,” as mentioned in Scripture of Dan Cultivation. Nevertheless, an area in your body will usually be locked so that you will be unable to fly. Yet it will bring you to this state: You will walk quickly and effortlessly, and when you walk uphill you will feel as if someone were pushing you from behind. The opening of the Great Heavenly Circuit can also bring about a type of supernormal ability. It can enable the qi that exists in different organs of the body to exchange positions. The qi of the heart will move to the stomach, the qi of the stomach will travel to the intestines, and so on. As one’s gong potency strengthens, if this ability is released outside the human body it will become the supernormal ability of telekinesis. This kind of heavenly circuit is also called the Meridian Heavenly Circuit, or the Heaven and Earth Heavenly Circuit. But its movement still won’t achieve the goal of transforming the body. There has to be another corresponding heavenly circuit, called the Borderline Heavenly Circuit. Here is how the Borderline Heavenly Circuit moves: It emerges from either the Huiyin point[10] or the Baihui point[11] and travels along the sides of the body, where yin borders yang.[12]

The heavenly circuit in Falun Gong is much greater than the movement of the eight Extra Meridians that are discussed in regular cultivation methods. It is the movement of all the crisscrossing meridians located throughout the entire body. All meridians of the entire body need to be thoroughly opened at once, and they all have to move together. These things are already embedded in our Falun Gong, so you don’t need to deliberately do them or guide them with your thoughts. You will go awry if you do it that way. During the lecture series, I install energy mechanisms outside your body that circulate automatically. The energy mechanisms are something unique to high-level cultivation, and they are part of what makes our exercises automatic. Just like the Falun, they revolve ceaselessly, leading all internal meridians into rotating motion. Even if you haven’t worked on the heavenly circuit, those meridians have in fact already been driven into motion, and deep inside and outside they are all moving together. We use our exercises to strengthen the energy mechanisms that exist outside the body.  

(3) Opening the Meridians

The objective of opening the meridians is to allow energy to circulate and to change the molecular composition of cells, transforming them into high-energy matter. The meridians of nonpractitioners are congested and narrow. The meridians of practitioners gradually brighten and have their congested areas cleared. The meridians of veteran practitioners widen, and they will widen even further during cultivation at higher levels. Some people have meridians as wide as a finger. Yet the opening up of meridians itself reflects neither one’s cultivation level nor the height of one’s gong. The meridians will be brightened and widened through performing the exercises, and eventually connect to become one large piece. At that point, this person will have no meridians or acupuncture points. Put another way, his or her entire body will be meridians and acupuncture points. Even this condition doesn’t mean that this person has attained the Dao. It is only the manifestation of one level during the process of Falun Gong cultivation. Arrival at this stage signifies that this person has reached the end of In-Triple-World-Law cultivation. At the same time, this brings about a state quite noticeable from its outer appearance: Three Flowers Gathered Atop the Head (sanhua juding). The gong column will be rather high then and a great deal of supernormal abilities will have been developed, all of which possesses a shape and form. The three flowers appear on the crown of the head, with one resembling a chrysanthemum and another a lotus. The three flowers spin individually while revolving around each other at the same time. Each flower has an extremely tall pole on top of it that reaches to the sky. These three poles also rotate and spin along with the flowers. The person will feel that his or her head has grown heavy. At this point the person will only have taken the last step of In-Triple-World-Law cultivation.  

5. Mind-Intent 

Falun Gong cultivation involves no use of mind-intent. A person’s mind-intent doesn’t accomplish anything by itself, though it can send out commands. What is really at work are supernormal abilities, which have the capacity of an intelligent being to think and can receive commands from the brain’s signals. Yet many people, particularly those in qigong circles, have many different theories about it. They think that mind-intent can accomplish many things. Some talk about using mind-intent to develop supernormal abilities, using it to open the Third Eye, to heal illnesses, to perform telekinesis, etc. This is an incorrect understanding. At lower levels, everyday people use mind-intent to direct their sensory organs and four limbs. At higher levels, a cultivator’s mind-intent elevates a notch and directs abilities around. In other words, supernormal abilities are dictated by mind-intent. This is how we look at mind-intent. Sometimes we see a qigong master giving treatments to others. Before the master moves a finger, the patients already acknowledge that they have become well, and they think that the healing is done through the master’s mind-intent. In fact, that master releases a type of supernormal ability and dictates it to give the treatment or to do something else. Since supernormal abilities travel in another dimension, everyday people can’t see them with their eyes. Those who don’t know think that it is mind-intent that does the healing. Some people believe that mind-intent can be used to heal illnesses, and this has misled people. This view has to be clarified.

Human thoughts are a type of message, a type of energy, and a form of material existence. When a person thinks, the brain produces a frequency. Sometimes it is quite effective to chant a mantra. Why? It’s because the universe has its own vibrational frequency, and an effect will be produced when the frequency of your mantra coincides with that of the universe. For it to be effective, it certainly has to be of a benign nature since evil things are not allowed to exist in the universe. Mind-intent is also a specific kind of thought. The Law Bodies of a high-level qigong grand master are controlled and dictated by the thoughts of his main body. A Law Body also has his own thoughts and his own independent ability to solve problems and carry out tasks. He is an entirely independent self. At the same time, Law Bodies know the thoughts of the qigong master’s main body and will carry out tasks according to those thoughts. For example, if the qigong master wants to treat a particular person’s illness, Law Bodies will go there. Without that thought they will not go. When they see an extremely good thing to do they will do it on their own. Some masters haven’t achieved Enlightenment, and there are things that they still don’t know but that their Law Bodies already know.

“Mind-intent” also has another meaning, namely, inspiration. Inspiration doesn’t come from one’s Main Consciousness. The knowledge base of the Main Consciousness is quite limited. It won’t work if you depend solely on the Main Consciousness to come up with something that doesn’t yet exist in this society. Inspiration comes from the Assistant Consciousness. When some people engaged in creative work or scientific research get stuck after exhausting all of their brainpower, they put things aside, rest for a while, or take a walk outside. Inspiration then comes suddenly without their thinking. They immediately start to write everything down quickly, thereby creating something. This is because when the Main Consciousness is strong, it controls the brain and nothing will come forth, despite its effort. Once the Main Consciousness relaxes, the Assistant Consciousness starts to function and control the brain. The Assistant Consciousness is able to create new things, as it belongs to another dimension and is unrestrained by this one. Yet the Assistant Consciousness can’t surpass or interfere with the state of human society; it isn’t allowed to affect the process of society’s development.

Inspiration comes from two sources. One is the Assistant Consciousness. The Assistant Consciousness isn’t deluded by this world and can produce inspiration. The other source is the command and guidance from high-level beings. When guided by high-level beings, people’s minds are expanded and able to create groundbreaking things. The entire development of society and the universe follow their own specific laws. Nothing happens by chance. 

6. Levels of Cultivation in Falun Gong 

(1) Cultivation at High Levels

Since Falun Gong cultivation takes place at really high levels, gong is generated quite rapidly. A great cultivation way is extremely simple and easy. Falun Gong has few movements. Yet viewed from a larger scope it governs all aspects of the body, including the many things that are to be generated. As long as a person’s xinxing keeps rising, his or her gong will grow rapidly; there is little need for intention-filled effort, the use of any specific method, setting up a crucible and furnace to make elixir from gathered chemicals or from adding fire and gathered chemicals. Relying on the guidance of mind-intent can be rather complicated and can make it easy for one to go awry. Here we provide the most convenient and best cultivation way, yet also the most difficult one. In order for a cultivator to reach the Milk-White Body state using other methods, it would take more than a decade, several decades, or even longer. Yet we bring you to this stage immediately. This level might already pass by before you even feel it. It might only last several hours. There will be one day when you feel quite sensitive, and only a little while later you won’t feel as sensitive. In fact, you will have just passed a significant level.  

(2) Manifestations of Gong

After students of Falun Gong go through adjustment of the flesh body, they will reach the state that is suitable for Dafa[13] cultivation: the Milk-White Body state. Gong will only develop after this state is reached. People with a high-level Third Eye can see that gong develops on the surface of a practitioner’s skin and is then absorbed into his or her body. This process of gong generation and absorption keeps repeating itself, going level after level, sometimes really rapidly. This is first-round gong. After the first round, the body of the practitioner is no longer a regular one. A practitioner will never again get sick after reaching the Milk-White Body state. The pain that might emerge here and there or the discomfort in a certain area is not sickness, though it might appear to be similar: It is caused by karma. After the second round of gong development, one’s intelligent beings will have grown very large and are able to move around and talk. Sometimes they are produced sparsely, sometimes in great density. They can talk to one another. There is a great deal of energy stored in those intelligent beings, and this is used to change one’s original-body.

At a certain advanced level in Falun Gong cultivation, Cultivated Infants (yinghai) sometimes appear all throughout a practitioner’s body. They are mischievous, enjoy playing, and are kindhearted. Another kind of body can also be produced: the Immortal Infant (yuanying). He or she sits on a lotus flower throne that is very beautiful. The Immortal Infant generated through cultivation is created by the merging of yin and yang within the human body. Both male and female cultivators are able to cultivate an Immortal Infant. At the beginning the Immortal Infant is very small. He gradually grows larger and ultimately grows to be the cultivator’s size. He looks exactly like the cultivator and is indeed present there in the cultivator’s body. When people with supernormal abilities look at him or her, they will say that this person has two bodies. Actually, this person has succeeded in cultivating his or her true body. Many Law Bodies can also be developed through cultivation. In short, all supernormal abilities that can be developed in the universe can be developed in Falun Gong; supernormal abilities developed in other cultivation methods are also all included in Falun Gong.  

(3) Beyond-Triple-World-Law Cultivation

By performing Falun Gong exercises, practitioners can make their meridians wider and wider, connecting them to become one piece. That is, a person cultivates to a state in which there are no meridians or acupuncture points, or conversely, meridians and acupuncture points exist everywhere. This still doesn’t mean that he or she has attained the Dao—it is only one type of manifestation in the process of Falun Gong cultivation and the reflection of one level. When this stage is reached, the person is at the end of In-Triple-World-Law cultivation. The gong he or she has developed will already be quite powerful and will have finished taking shape. Also, this person’s gong column will be really high and the three flowers will appear atop his or her head. By that time this person will have merely taken the last step of In-Triple-World-Law cultivation.

When another step forward is taken, there will be nothing left. All of the person’s supernormal abilities will be pressed into the body’s deepest dimension. He or she will enter the Pure-White Body state, wherein the body is transparent. With one more step forward, this person will enter into Beyond-Triple-World-Law cultivation, also known as “cultivation of a Buddha’s body.” The supernormal abilities developed at this stage belong to the category of divine powers. The practitioner will have unlimited powers at this point and will have become incredibly mighty. Upon reaching higher realms, he or she will cultivate to become a great enlightened being. All of this depends on how you cultivate your xinxing. Whichever level you cultivate to is the level of your Attainment Status. Dedicated cultivators find a righteous cultivation way and achieve Righteous Attainment—this is Consummation.

[1] Falun Xiulian Dafa (fah-lun shyo-lien dah-fah)—“The Law Wheel Great Way of Cultivation Practice.”

[2] Taiji (tye-jee)—the symbol of the Dao School, popularly referred to in the West as the “yin-yang” symbol.

[3] dan (dahn)—an energy cluster which forms in the bodies of some cultivators in internal alchemy; in external alchemy, it is referred to as the “Elixir of Immortality.”

[4] qigong systems that cultivate dan.

[5] sarira—the special remains that are left behind after certain cultivators are cremated.

[6] Niwan (nee-wahn) Palace—a Daoist term for the pineal gland.

[7] Fujian Province—located in southeastern China.

[8] Ren and Du—the Du channel, or “Governing Vessel,” begins in the pelvic cavity and travels upward along the middle of the back. The Ren channel, or “Conception Vessel,” travels upward from the pelvic cavity along the middle of the body’s front side.

[9] eight Extra Meridians—in Chinese Medicine, these are meridians that exist in addition to the twelve Regular Meridians. Most of the eight Extra intersect with the acupuncture points of the twelve Regular, and so they are not considered independent or major meridians.

[10] Huiyin (hway-yin) point—the acupuncture point in the center of the perineum.

[11] Baihui (bye-hway) point—the acupuncture point located at the crown of one’s head.

[12] yin (yin) and yang (yahng)—the Dao School believes that everything contains opposite forces of yin and yang which are mutually exclusive, yet interdependent, e.g. female (yin) vs. male (yang), front of the body (yin) vs. back of the body (yang).

[13] Dafa (dah-fah)—“The Great Way,” or “The Great Law”; short for the name Falun Dafa, “The Great (Cultivation) Way of the Law Wheel.”