Further Elimination of Attachments 

My disciples! Master[1] is very worried, but this cannot help! Why can’t you abandon ordinary human attachments? Why are you so reluctant to take a step forward? Our students, including our staff, are jealous of each other even in their work for Dafa. Can you become a Buddha this way? I want to have a loose administration simply because you cannot let go of ordinary human things and so will feel uneasy in your work. Dafa belongs to the entire universe, and not to any one, insignificant individual. Whoever does the work is spreading Dafa. It is not important whether it should be done by you or by others. Are you going to bring to a paradise this attachment that you cannot let go of, and contend with Buddhas? Nobody should treat Dafa as his own exclusive thing. Get rid of that thought that you’ve been treated unfairly! When your mind cannot get over something, isn’t it caused by your attachment? Our students shouldn’t think that this has nothing to do with them! I hope that everyone will examine himself, because you are all cultivators, with the exception of me, Li Hongzhi. Everyone should think about it: Why do I teach so great a Fa in the time of Last Havoc?[2] If I were to disclose the truth, I would be teaching an evil practice since there would definitely be those who learn the Fa because of this. That would be studying the Fa with pursuit. In being saved, only when you seek righteousness can your attachments be eliminated. You all know that a person won’t succeed in cultivation without getting rid of attachments. Why don’t you dare to abandon more and go one step further? In fact, there must be an unspeakable reason for my teaching this Dafa. Once the truth is revealed it will be too late for regrets. I have seen the attachments in some of you, but I cannot tell you them directly. If I did, you would keep Master’s words in mind and become attached to them for the rest of your life. I hope that none of my disciples will be ruined. Saving people is just so difficult, and having them enlighten is even more difficult. More importantly, everyone should carefully examine himself in this light. You all know that Dafa is good, so why can’t you let go of your attachments? 

Li Hongzhi

January 6, 1996

[1] Master—the Chinese term used here, shifu, is composed of two characters: one means “teacher,” and the other “father.” The author often uses this term in a self-referrential manner.

[2] Last Havoc—it is believed in cultivation circles that the universe has three phases of evolution (Beginning Havoc, Middle Havoc, and Last Havoc), and that now is the Last Havoc’s final period.