Cultivation Practice is Not Political 

Some students are discontent with society and politics; they learn our Dafa with this strong attachment that they don’t abandon. They even attempt to take advantage of our Dafa to get involved in politics—an act born of a filthy mindset that desecrates Buddha and the Fa. They certainly won’t reach Consummation if they don’t abandon that mindset.

In my lectures I have repeatedly stressed that the form of human society—no matter what type of social or political system—is predestined and determined by heaven. A cultivator does not need to mind the affairs of the human world, let alone get involved in political struggles. Isn’t how society treats us testing cultivators’ hearts? We should not get involved in politics.

Such is the form of our Dafa cultivation practice. We will not rely on any political powers at home or abroad. Those people of influence are not cultivators, so they certainly cannot hold any positions of responsibility in our Dafa—either in name or reality.

My disciples, you must remember that we’re doing true cultivation practice! We should abandon those ordinary human concerns for reputation, profit, and emotion. Do the conditions of a social system have anything to do with your cultivation practice? You can only reach Consummation after you have abandoned all of your attachments and none of them remain. Other than doing a good job with his work, a cultivator will not be interested in politics or political power of any sort; failing this, he absolutely isn’t my disciple.

We’re able to have cultivators obtain the Fa and achieve Righteous Attainment, just as we’re able to teach people to be kindhearted in society—this is good for the stability of human society. Yet Dafa is not taught for the sake of human society, but for you to reach Consummation. 

Li Hongzhi

September 3, 1996