Further Comments on Superstition

"Superstition" (mi xin) was a rather ordinary term before certain people in China who play politics hyped it into a term with deadly power. Actually, the "superstition" propagated by those politicians is not superstition, but a political label, a political slogan; it is a political term used specifically when attacking others. Once something is slapped with this big label it becomes antithetical to science, and can thus be brazenly attacked.

The fact is, those who have gone through all kinds of political campaigns are very discerning. They used to believe in something, they have experienced disappointment, they have blindly admired something or someone, and from their experiences they have learned their lesson. During the Cultural Revolution, notably, they experienced an unforgettable blow to their souls. Could you possibly get people like this to just rashly believe in anything? People today are more capable than ever of discerning whether something is the truth or some so-called "superstition," as cooked up by people who play politics.

Whether something is science or superstition isn’t to be decided by politicians. Instead, it should be appraised by scientists. Yet those so-called "scientists" who are used for political purposes are actually political figures, too. It’s impossible for such people to draw fair and scientific conclusions from a truly scientific and neutral standpoint. So, fundamentally, they cannot be considered scientists. At most they can merely act as a club that’s held in the hands of politicians and used to strike at people.

The understanding of the Truth of the cosmos by students of Dafa cultivation is an elevation that results from rational understanding and experience. It’s futile for human beings to refute—regardless of what their stance is—the Fa-principles of the cosmos, which transcend all theories in the human society. At a time when the morality of human society is on the verge of total collapse, in particular, it is the great cosmos that has once again shown mercy to human beings and given them this final chance. This is mankind’s hope, which it should treasure and cherish immensely. Out of selfish wants, however, humans are undermining this last hope the cosmos has given mankind, infuriating Heaven and Earth. Ignorant people even call the many disasters "natural phenomena." The cosmos does not exist for mankind. Humans are merely a manifestation of the existence of the lowest-level beings. If humankind no longer meets the standard of existence at this level of the universe, then it can only be weeded out by the cosmos’s history.

Mankind! Awaken! The vows of Gods in history are being fulfilled. The Dafa is judging all beings. What path a person takes in life is his own choosing. One thought a person has might determine his future.

Treasure and cherish it: the cosmos’s Fa-principles are right in front of you.

Li Hongzhi
July 13, 1999