(Li Hongzhi, November 29, 2003)
Hello, everyone! (Students: Hello, Master!) There are some Fa
conferences that I do attend, while some others I might not. You all know that
Dafa disciples have now become more mature. In validating the Fa, and on this
path of gods, you all know what to do. At such a time, it may be that the less I
speak, the more it benefits you all. And why do I say that? Because this period
of time is precisely given to each of you as an opportunity to temper
yourselves, this period of time is precisely given to you as an opportunity to
establish your mighty virtue. So I can't always have you do things without
thinking them over on your own, and I can't have you not blaze your own
path while validating your own Fruition. If you are always led by Master, if I
still tell you what to do when it comes to specific things in validating the Fa,
that doesn't work. Once Dafa disciples reach Consummation, your Fruition and
levels won't be low. In other words, the responsibilities that you will have for
future beings are immense. Then if that's the case, if you don't possess that
kind of mighty virtue, haven't blazed your own path, and don't know what to do
when you need to do things independently, that won't do. So I have deliberately
given you this period of time, so that you can have opportunities to temper
yourselves and become mature.
In fact, I've been quietly observing and watching. Since
you're all in the midst of cultivation, you still have human attachments. You
have human attachments, so you're able to cultivate; you have human attachments,
so they'll show themselves. Then, while doing anything that has to do with
validating the Fa, including doing things as a group and doing things on your
own, you'll think for yourselves and try to come up with ways to solve tough
problems. And when you are thinking things over, whether you use human notions
or the righteous thoughts of a cultivator is going to determine the different
results you get. The same holds true for when you work together to do things.
And when you put your heads together to figure something out, this is the case,
too, and you might even get into arguments over certain issues. This is due, of
course, to the human attachments you have, but there's also something positive
about it. When you argue you can see your attachments and your shortcomings. If
you can put the Fa first, let go of your self, and deal with your problems with
righteous thoughts, you will be able to reach a decision quickly and do things
well in validating the Fa. And actually, compared to the past few years, things
are quite good now. You've all truly matured. I don't want to say more about
this today. I mainly want to talk about clarifying the truth.
As soon as the subject of clarifying the truth comes up, a
lot of practitioners think, "When we clarify the truth, our goal is to
expose the evil, suppress it, and bare it to the light of day so that people all
over the world can see it for what it is, and then the evil will have nowhere to
hide." This is what you need to do, but that's not what is most important.
The most important goal in clarifying the truth is to save all beings.
Every Dafa disciple will shoulder immense responsibilities in
the future. There are so many beings that need you to save them--there are so
many lives that need you to save them. During this period of time, you
yourselves need to harmonize and consummate everything that's needed for your
own Fruition and countless beings. Your mighty virtue and everything of gods are
within it. That's why I often say that in validating the Fa, you should do well
the three things Dafa disciples need to do, and everything is encompassed in
them. So I say that the most important goal for you in clarifying the truth is
to save even more beings in the process. This is what's foremost, and this is
the real purpose of clarifying the truth.
During this persecution, no matter how the old forces have
arranged things, no matter how viciously the evil people in the world have
acted, no matter how frantically the evil beings in every dimension have
persecuted Dafa disciples and how many of the world's people they've poisoned,
have you thought about something: can they damage Dafa? Not a chance. And you've
seen that after experiencing the most evil persecution in history, which has
lasted four years, other than Dafa disciples tempering themselves and becoming
more mature, more clearheaded, and more composed during the persecution--you've
become more and more rational, your righteous thoughts have become stronger and
stronger, and the moment when you will return to your positions is getting
closer--other than that, what else is there? Isn't that all there is to it?
Haven't those Dafa disciples who were killed by persecution reached
Consummation? It's true that during the persecution a portion [of our students]
stopped cultivating--if they aren't good enough they will be sifted out, and
what remains will be gold.
Of course, once a being studies my Dafa I will take care of
him and treat him as a Dafa disciple, as a student. If he truly can't enter
[this practice] himself, then that's his own business. So everybody should be
clear on this point. Whether it's the whole persecution or all those
arrangements the old forces made, in reality, I took those things into
consideration when I planned my Fa-rectification long ago. They can't damage the
Fa. I don't acknowledge the persecution. That's for sure. Are they allowed to
control and even beat to death a being that has listened to the Fa and
cultivated in my Dafa? They'll definitely have to pay for it in the future. And
of course there are other factors at work. When it comes to those who genuinely
do well, they truly don't dare to touch them. When it comes to those who oppose
the old forces' arrangements and who have very strong righteous thoughts, they
can't touch them. In other words, during this period of time, no matter how bad
the persecution is, if the Dafa disciples' minds are very upright, they have
very strong righteous thoughts, and understand everything clearheadedly and
calmly, a lot of losses will be averted.
You need to be clear that a Dafa disciple's cultivation is
about stepping out of humanness; it is to step out of the old colossal firmament
that is restrained by all kinds of factors that result from endless, countless,
innumerable beings in this old cosmos; it is to gain a new life, emerging from
an environment that is at the last of the last stage of the
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction process of the colossal firmament. Who
can step out of all of this? To escape everything and be able to truly enter the
future is indeed very hard. As a matter of fact, the difficulties you've run
into cultivating amidst the persecution are manifestations here among humans.
But in reality, in other dimensions that the world's people can't see and that
are beyond this environment of ordinary people, things are even more intense. It
is the shocking and soul-stirring process of immense disintegration and
reintegration. The entire cosmos's beings are watching this affair, and
countless, measureless gods are also watching. Encompassed in all of these
changes are the factors of Dafa disciples validating the Fa. What are displayed
in the human world are the three things that you're doing at this time. As for
the behavior of the evil, that's it [acting] in an irrational, crazed state
before its disintegration, and it provides Dafa disciples with the conditions to
Clarifying the truth during the gigantic changes has already
become the major way of saving all beings and the world's people, so in doing
this, the wisdom that Dafa has given you and the enormous capability that the Fa
has provided you with are manifesting. Your clarifying the truth inevitably
initiates a sort of chain reaction. Once a person knows the truth, he realizes,
"Oh, so that's how it is. Dafa is so great, after all!" Some people
who've learned the truth may think about taking up cultivation, some may be
quite sympathetic, and others might offer support in the form of concrete
actions. These responses that came about through clarifying the truth spread
from person to person, heart to heart. The evil factors are losing their
habitat. Dafa and the righteous factors are covering and enriching everything,
and at the same time, in terms of the persecution, this will bring about changes
in society and on every front, and the wicked people will thus have no audience
and the evil beings nothing to exploit. That's the inevitable effect. Things
look ordinary and uneventful when you clarify the truth, but the effect is huge.
In fact, you've all seen that in the course of Dafa disciples
clarifying the truth, the people of the world have been changing. It's
completely different now from back when the persecution started on July 20 of
'99. And it's not just that the people of the world are becoming clearheaded,
other living beings and material factors are going through these changes too. In
other words, the situation is totally different. Of course, it's not that the
evil has stopped persecuting, but that those factors the old forces arranged, in
being destroyed, have become less and less, and the evil no longer has much
strength. But even without that much strength, as long as it still exists it's
still very evil, very bad. But the evil no longer has that much strength and it
doesn't have the environmental factors that it needs, so it can no longer
control that many of the world's people or other beings. And then when the
world's people and all other lives aren't controlled by the evil, it's much
easier at that point for you to clarify the truth. If you do it well, then the
people of the world and all beings will wake up. And once the beings wake up,
the evil has no audience at all and it really can't do things rampantly. People
will oppose it and isolate it, and the evil won't be able to do whatever it
wants, since nobody will listen to it. That's what the current trend is; it is
the change that's come about in the course of saving all beings.
Actually, I used to tell you about how in the past a
cultivator couldn't care less about what the world's people said about him. If
somebody said he was good or he was bad, it was [to him just] something humans
said, not gods. In fact, there have been a lot of people in history who the
world's people said were bad, and it's even been put that way in textbooks and
historical accounts, but it's possible they became gods. And there are those who
the world's people exalted as role models but who went to Hell after death.
That's because when people talk about good and bad it's all based on human
interests. Human principles are reversed: when people think something is good,
it's not necessarily truly good, and when people think something is bad, it's
not necessarily truly bad. In other words, cultivators didn't heed what people
said. But today's Fa-rectification is different, and whether someone says Dafa
and Dafa disciples are good or bad determines that person's future. In the
current campaign of persecution, in particular the persecution of Dafa
disciples, this suppression brought on by the evil, it's interfering with me and
the Fa-rectification itself, so it's different from cultivation in the past. It
is absolutely a sin to persecute Dafa disciples, and everyone involved will pay
for it--none of the lives that participated in it can escape.
The cosmos is going through Fa-rectification, so think about
it everybody, during the Fa-rectification the entire cosmos, from the
microscopic level to the surface, is constantly making breakthroughs. No matter
how big the enormous cosmic body is, no matter how many lives it has, no matter
whether it is a life or not, no matter if it has intention or not, no matter if
it has an existence or not--nothing can escape, because everything in the future
will be completely renewed. It's even more the case for the human race here in
this world and all the lives at the surface--they have no way of escaping. The
Fa-rectification also encompasses all of the higher beings, and right now no god
dares to say that this Fa-rectification has nothing to do with him. Of course,
right now nobody dares to say that, nobody can escape from it. So during the Fa-rectification,
there must be a complete reckoning for what each life has done. It's not that if
some life did something bad it will be destroyed and that's the end of it. That
wouldn't work. It still has to pay, while undergoing complete destruction, for
all of the bad things it did. I treat all beings with the greatest mercy. No
matter how great a sin or how big a mistake any of the lives in history
committed, I could overlook their faults and sins, and I could remove their
sins. The prerequisite is of course that during Fa-rectification you can't
interfere with it; I would save you even if you didn't do a single thing. But
once a being interferes with Fa-rectification what it faces is elimination. And
those who've committed the most egregious sins have to pay for everything
they've done while being eliminated. However much was done, that's how much has
to be paid for; however big the things it did, that's how much it has to pay
for. So this time, when it comes to the evil beings that interfere with Fa-rectification,
no matter how wicked they are, what they face is a terrifying end that's never
been seen before in the cosmos. And this includes the old forces themselves.
Even though they thought they were making a contribution for Dafa's sake, in
reality they were looking at things based on their own concepts. They never
truly looked at themselves or used Fa-rectification itself to evaluate
themselves, or used this Fa to evaluate themselves. But since the future is
this Fa, and the beings of the future are created by this Fa, what other than
this Fa could be used to evaluate things?
So when it comes to the issue of truth-clarification, since
it's so important, you should do it even more calmly and level-headedly, and you
should recognize more clearheadedly the different kinds of opportunities, ways
of handling things, and approaches that we encounter while clarifying the truth.
It's something you all need to pay attention to. You know that when I
disseminate the Fa I don't pay attention to what group in society a person
belongs to or his social status, and I don't differentiate between rich and
poor, the various professions, or a person's status at his job. I don't look at
anything except a person's heart. You should do the same when you clarify the
truth. Don't think about him being some elite figure and create an extra mental
obstacle for yourself, as if you're there to ask for his help. What's actually
happening is that you're saving him, and you're giving him a chance to choose
his future. That's for sure. So you should consider saving the world's people as
the primary objective of clarifying the truth.
Everything that Dafa disciples are doing today and everything
in society you encounter, I can tell you, you are saving all beings. So
no matter what kind of person you meet, what strata of society he's from, or
what profession he's in, don't think that you're just going to him to explain
the truth merely because evil is persecuting Dafa disciples. I'll tell you,
saving all beings is first and foremost, and clarifying the truth is the way to
save people. When people understand the facts and find out how wicked the
persecution is, people will naturally know what to do. And if afterwards you ask
him to lend support and do something about it, that's him choosing a future. So
with those people who've been deceived in the persecution, all the more so, how
could you not give them a chance? If you don't tell them the facts they will
lose their futures forever.
Also, with those people that you run into by chance, who you
run into in daily life, and the people you run into at work, you should all
clarify the truth to them. Even when in your daily life you pass by people so
quickly that you don't have a chance to talk to them, you should still leave
them with your compassion and kindness. Don't lose those who should be saved,
especially those with predestined connections. Actually, a lot of Dafa disciples
say when they're clarifying the truth, "I'm going to go clarify the truth
now," as if at that moment they're going to clarify the truth, but they
don't clarify the truth normally. Saving beings should permeate every single
aspect of your daily lives at this time. If you can all understand and really
see its importance, I think you'll probably save more beings. Now the world's
people are gradually becoming more clearheaded, and the impact of clarifying the
truth right now is even greater. The audience those evil beings have is getting
smaller and smaller, so you must understand this issue clearheadedly.
There is a small number of students who are privately
becoming like buddies and pals--"we do things together, we're a little
group"--and they often talk about a bunch of useless things, wasting large
amounts of time. Right now every minute and every second is crucial. If you miss
out during this period of time, you miss out on everything. History won't recur.
The history of the cosmos and the Three Realms have gone through so many, long,
long years--what have all the beings been waiting for? What are they all here
for? For exactly these few years! Yet there are [Dafa] students who are
squandering their lives during these few years, not seizing the time. And yet
you are shouldering such huge responsibilities for all beings and for history!
Yes, some students aren't clearheaded enough and feel that
obtaining the Fa was quite a coincidence. [They wonder,] "Do I have
such a huge historic responsibility? Am I able to take it on?" In
reality there's no need to even ask that, I've already spelled it out quite
clearly in the Fa. Not everyone can cultivate in this Dafa that I'm imparting
today. Why is it that so many people can't enter? Of course, there are a lot of
new students who are now gradually coming in, and that's due to your clarifying
the truth. It's like a master key, unlocking that old-force factor that seals
the world's people off and prevents them from learning the Fa. Only your
clarifying the truth can do this. To put it another way, not everyone can obtain
it. With things that manifest in the human realm its hard to tell what's true
and what's false, the true state of the cosmos isn't allowed to show itself, and
the special states of Dafa disciples that set them apart from the world's people
cannot be completely displayed. After all, it's cultivation in the maze--it's
about cultivating in that kind of state and breaking free from it. Don't
underestimate yourself. Every Dafa disciple, as long as you've cultivated
according to this Fa, you should do the things Dafa disciples are supposed to
Actually, I've said that for an ordinary person who has done
something good for Dafa during this period, at this critical time, it's possible
for even that person to reach Consummation as a god, let alone you, who are
cultivating in the Dafa, who are doing what Dafa disciples should do, and doing
all of it under tough conditions. You can't see much of a difference on the
surface, but it does manifest in other dimensions--that is precisely the
difference between humans and gods. The changes are gigantic. This place of
humans is enshrouded in delusion, and the real state of things and what's here
in this human place are totally different. Only those Dafa disciples who fall
behind in Fa-study will display a lack of diligence and feel dejected during
this period of time, even to the extent that they don't know how precious this
time is and don't seize the time to do what Dafa disciples should do.
Even now, in fact, there are some students who are doing very
poorly with Fa-study. Being able to study the Fa well is the fundamental
guarantee that you can head towards Consummation, it's the fundamental guarantee
that you can emerge from here. All beings were forged by this Fa, as are your
futures. As for the cosmos's future beings, because many, many lives have been
weeded out during the Fa-rectification, there are many places in the cosmos that
are empty. But they won't remain empty forever. Dafa will create from the Fa all
of the lives, along with various factors and matter that are needed by those
levels of cosmic bodies. And Dafa is forging all of the new lives that are
needed. The old lives may renew themselves only after assimilating to this Fa,
and in this way enter the future. All lives are encompassed by this.
Actually right now the overall Fa-rectification is already
coming to the surface more and more. The last factors that remain can't be
called lives anymore, they can't be called anything, there's no language to
express what they are and no concept to describe them, but everything is in this
final process of Fa-rectification. Actually, if we were to use the concepts of
"the cosmos" and "beyond the cosmos" to describe it, Fa-rectification
already fits the concept of "beyond the cosmos." Meaning, Fa-rectification
is now working on those factors that allow the firmament to exist, and even the
factors in the factors.
That being said, right now you still can't feel it, but from
the current situation of Dafa disciples' Fa-validation you can see that the
situation has changed. The evil can't be sustained anymore, and that's because
the evil lives and factors have been destroyed to the point of very little being
left, and there's no comparison with how things were on July 20 of '99. I've
described to you what it was like back then: evil beings from other dimensions
attached to each blade of grass and each tree. As you walked down the street
tree branches would whip you in the face, the grass would trip you, and the air
was filled with evil. It's not that all of that really turned evil, it was the
effect of bad lives and factors that were pushed down into the Three Realms
during Fa-rectification. Everywhere, things were saturated with evil factors.
They attached themselves to everything, doing the worst things in the Three
Realms and among humans. If this Fa-rectification wasn't done in two parts and
instead I did it in one step, then the wave of persecution would have been
global, just like the European prophet said: in 1999 the King of Terror would
descend from the skies, and people the world over would feel the frenzy of the
persecution. This time when the evil arrived, other countries around the world
and other nations didn't experience the evilness of the persecution against
Falun Gong that began in '99, and that's because this was to be done in two
parts; having other nations or more of the world's people cultivate Dafa is
something left for the next step. And you've seen that today it is Fa-rectification
Period Dafa Disciples' cultivation, and things aren't directed at more people
around the world. That's why the kind of persecution that took place against
Dafa disciples in China hasn't happened in other countries, and as a result
other nations haven't experienced evil of that magnitude. But because the evil
factors were just so, so many back then, for Dafa students, no matter what
country the student was in, he or she would feel mental pressure.
Right now the situation is no longer like that. The overall
Fa-rectification is destroying evil factors in mass quantities, and Dafa
disciples have clarified the truth while validating the Fa, along with this
sending righteous thoughts to continually cleanse themselves and clear out the
evil in other dimensions, as well as all the other things you've done validating
the Fa. All of that is destroying those evil beings and factors that the old
forces arranged, and it has had a huge effect. When a Dafa disciple's righteous
thoughts are strong his existence in the world has a positive effect. So take a
look, everybody--isn't it true that the amount of evil factors left now is tiny?
It's nowhere close to the situation of July 20 in '99.
However, even though those evil factors aren't as many, the
remaining ones are still pretty wicked. I always told you in the past: the
closer it is to the surface the less power it has, but the closer it is to the
surface the more evil it is. So it's making up for its weaker power by being
more evil on the surface, and the evil still appears quite wicked. But you've
seen that the environment has already changed. The evil can only be sustained in
those places directly controlled by that evil ringleader--those places where
hopeless, evil people are still doing evil. Right now they can't even be
sustained at the surface of Mainland China's society; the evil's suppression is
being carried out covertly, and they're afraid to let the world's people see it.
Actually, all of the righteous forces are destroying it, and the evil is scared.
They don't dare to do things out in the open, and they're carrying out the
suppression by sneaking around. They're afraid more of the world's people will
learn of the evil things they've done, and those things can't stand the light of
day. They won't even let cadres--even high-ranking cadres in the Central
Government--know about it. They're even lying and covering up the persecution
internally. But it's only those few wicked, worst dregs of society that are
making wicked people below them carry out the evil persecution. They're doing
their utmost to cover up the despicable means they've used in the persecution,
and they're even making false reports to the Central Government's cadres.
They're using lies to sustain the evil persecution. The evil has now been
destroyed in massive amounts, and it looks like the evil ones can no longer run
wild. Back when the evil was rampant, there were countless rotten ghosts
propping it up so that it could run wild, and even when others knew the truth of
things they didn't dare to speak out. Around July 20 of '99, when that evil
ringleader was stomping around making a ruckus to get its way, nobody dared make
a sound. At that time the evil factors supporting it were just so numerous, and
it wanted to suppress [Falun Gong]. The situation is different from what it was
like back then, all of the factors arranged by the old forces are being cleared
away and becoming less and less numerous, and the current environment appearing
in the human realm is different. It doesn't matter how frenzied the evil people
get, it's all over for them.
But in this period you've all seen something, and that is,
how many lives have sinned against Dafa (and that's not including those who've
committed the worst, most wicked sins). Once they understand the truth, is that
the end of it? It's not that simple. But, when you have somebody understand
things by clarifying the truth, that is giving him a chance. If he truly has an
upright thought, it gives him a chance to atone for his sins. A person has to
pay for whatever he has done--that's a law of the cosmos, and all beings are
subject to it. When the persecution first started, how many people had to pitch
in to bring about that evil situation back then? If nobody played such a role,
and nobody did or said anything, could that evil environment back then have been
created? Whether they were in China or abroad, as long as they played such a
role in that process, pushed the persecution forward, or actively contributed in
words or deeds, they have to pay for it. No life can escape, unless he has made
up for the losses he caused Dafa and Dafa disciples.
The gods of the entire cosmos are staring, wide-eyed.
Boundless, countless gods are watching this tiny little Earth, watching intently
every life's every thought. They're afraid even to blink, as they don't want to
miss an instant or let a person's single thought slip by. At this time, I talk
about these things to tell you to calmly, level-headedly, and more clearly
understand what you're currently doing. No matter what you're doing, Dafa
disciples must make validating the Fa the number one priority.
But, you have to clarify the truth rationally and in line
with people's logic and ways of thinking. If you talk about it in a strange,
otherworldly way, not at all based on people's logic and way of thinking, and
not considering whether people can accept it or not, then you're doing harm and
the result is opposite what was intended. Make sure you do it rationally and
clearheadedly. When you clarify the truth to people you have to consider their
level of acceptance. You'll be able to see and observe this, so you have to do
well clarifying the truth. Don't just go to talk for the sake of formality.
Whenever you talk to someone you need to have him understand. Of course, there
are those that absolutely can't be saved, since they've gone all the way over to
the opposite side. That kind of person no longer has anything righteous, and
when you talk to him he can't accept it since whenever he accepts a little bit,
a little bit of him has to be destroyed--whenever he accepts a little bit, a
little bit of him is destroyed. If he completely accepts it, then he's
completely destroyed, because he is evil. So there are those that can't
be saved, but that's an extremely small minority, ultimately.
There are also some people who, even if you want to save
them, like I said earlier, even if you give those people a chance and they
understand, they still have to repay their debts. That's how it works. That's
speaking from the Fa's principles. But you shouldn't worry about those things,
since as Dafa disciples you cultivate Shan, and you have to be compassionate to
all beings. As for how those lives should pay off those debts, naturally there's
the Fa to determine that. Whether or not they should remain is determined by the
Fa's standards. So as Dafa disciples, just do your best to save them, that's
Why should you save them? I've said before that the beings in
today's world are different from the lives in history, and they're different
from the people in the past. When any life arrives in this world and enters this
world of delusion, it's truly terrifying. For a god, you know, just a moment ago
when you saw him he was a magnificent god, but once he enters this world, enters
a human body, and that brain is washed clean, that's really scary, and now he
can't distinguish things; so based on his actions you can't tell the origin of
his life, and you can't see the essential difference between him and his life in
That is what I wanted to talk about, actually--to just talk
with you about the subject of clarifying the truth. You still want to talk with
me about some things, so I think I'll use the time that follows to answer some
questions for you. If you have a question you can write it down on a slip of
paper. (Applause) Let's not take too long since in the experience sharing
conference there are still people who need to give their speeches.
Explaining the Fa
Question: Beijing students send greetings to Master (Teacher:
I'm going to skip reading this part). When the Fa-rectification ends, or in
other words, right before we reach Consummation, will I be able to see you? If
that doesn't happen it will be my eternal regret. I don't know if I should think
this way. Will my wish come true?
Teacher: Aren't you seeing me right here and now? (Everyone
laughs) You want to see my True Image. (Teacher laughs) Cultivate
yourself well. Every Dafa disciple will be able to see it as long as he can
reach Consummation. (Applause) Dafa disciples not only have the kind of
predestined relationship that you have today, one that countless beings don't
have, but in fact, I have prepared for you a being's eternal and everlasting
glory in the future. (Applause)
Question: Dafa disciples in Wuhan City, Hubei Province miss
you and send greetings to Teacher.
Teacher: Thank you! (Applause)
Question: Some people say that Falun Gong is good, but they
aren't willing to help practitioners, for example, when we try to place our
newspapers [in those places], or when they don't announce Dafa's name during
activities. If these people aren't able to change, how will they end up?
Teacher: Actually, some people aren't clear about Dafa at
this time. And that's especially so for those who've been too deeply deceived
during this persecution that's so evil. If Dafa disciples aren't able to untie
the knots in those people's minds when they clarify the truth, it's possible
they are still in the process of coming to understand Dafa, and for the time
being they can't be judged conclusively. At this time it can't be said that they
are good and it can't be said that they are bad. It's possible you haven't done
enough in clarifying the truth.
Question: How should we understand "The great disclosure
of the truth will leave the world in amazement"?
Teacher: As a matter of fact, I used a gods' word,
"amazement." Think about the immense changes of the entire cosmos,
everyone. Just here among humans, in the next stage a lot of evil people will be
weeded out, and the number who will be weeded out is large and terrifying. At
the beginning people will still feel shocked, while by the end they'll be numb
to it. What kind of state will a person be in when he sees dead people strewn
everywhere on the street? The things that people don't believe in and
historically have taken to be "superstition" will all unfold. People
understand this material world through modern scientific concepts. When they
discover that's not how it is at all, what will they think? Once the things that
people don't believe in all appear, when they're faced with huge changes in this
so-called material dimension, what kind of state are they going to be in? People
will see that it turns out gods really do exist. "Whoa! It turns out Dafa
disciples are all gods! It turns out everything Dafa disciples have been saying
is true!" At the beginning they'll still have those kinds of thoughts, and
then, while enduring suffering to pay for their sins, people will gradually
become as if they don't have any thoughts. It will truly be "leaving the
world in amazement."
Question: I want to write a historical chronicle of Falun
Dafa and record all kinds of feats that have been accomplished since Master
began to spread the Fa.
Teacher: I think it'd be remarkable if Dafa disciples
could accomplish something like that. You may do it, but the effort will take a
lot of time and energy. The Dafa disciples' three things are all major ones.
Balance your time well.
Question: Please advise me as to whether I can write at a
slightly higher level about righteous thoughts and righteous actions? Would it
Teacher: No matter how high a level you write at, you
can't transcend Dafa, (everyone laughs) because it is just too enormous.
The things that you can know are only what can be shown in the ordinary human
society and those things that our Dafa disciples have done while using human
actions to validate the Fa. There shouldn't be any problems with using those.
After it is completed you can solicit feedback from other people, and that way
certain things will be done even better.
Question: I used to write martial arts fiction that had to do
with cultivation. Is it OK to use the form of martial arts fiction to expound
higher principles? How can I do a more intricate and detailed job in terms of
artistic expression so that people of the world will accept correct cultivation
concepts without realizing it?
Teacher: I think if you want to write a historical
chronicle, that would be something more serious. Writing fiction is fine, but if
you turn this whole matter of Dafa into fiction, it seems like the fictional
aspect isn't all that appropriate. I think that with a historical chronicle it
wouldn't hurt to cover more specific details and put more into bringing
characters to life. With a fictional work, if it focuses on a certain disciple,
a certain region, or a certain event, as it's just picking a subject matter,
then that's fine.
Question: I would like to send greetings to Master on behalf
of Dafa disciples in Mainland China.
Teacher: Thank you! (Applause)
Question: Secret agents use the gaps that we Dafa disciples
have in Internet security to persecute us. But a portion of overseas Dafa
disciples and those who are in positions of responsibility don't pay much
attention to it, which has caused interference and damage to Fa-validating tasks
and Dafa disciples. Master, please give us some guidance.
Teacher: I think everybody should pay attention to this
point. Even though we don't have anything to hide, we can't let the secret
Speaking of secret agents, this occupation, which in the eyes
of gods is the dirtiest human profession, causes people to become mentally
twisted after leading lives that can't bear to see the light of day and that
consist of doing things in a shadowy, secretive manner for long periods of time.
It's actually a very tough life. And don't think they are all that capable. Not
too long ago, a Taiwanese practitioner went to Shanghai and was arrested. Those
secret agents in the State Security Bureau saw his fear and insisted on making
him a secret agent. We all know those tactics were
filthy and shameless, and only evil places are able to do things that way.
Actually, I knew about their set of tricks a long time ago. Before they do this
they first get to know you well. They even get to know what you like and dislike
when it comes to food, clothing, living quarters, and transportation. And it
includes getting to know the subject's relatives and friends well. Then they set
a trap for you and arrest you. At the very first meeting they scare and threaten
you, making you feel as if you're about to get shot to death. Then they take
advantage of your mental state of being afraid and talk to you. If you don't
want to talk, they'll share with you the things they gathered a long time ago.
During the conversation you feel as if they know everything already, and it
seems like they even know things only a very small number of people know. Under
the influence of the attachment of fear, you strongly feel as if nobody around
you is dependable, and you develop this erroneous notion that everyone is a
secret agent, that nobody is trustworthy, and that you could be murdered at any
time if you don't comply with the evil's demands. Actually it is your attachment
of fear being taken advantage of. It's a ploy, and it is a set of methods that
are used exclusively by spies. Of course, right now nobody in a democratic
country dares to do things that way. Only an evil regime would dare to use that
kind of evil method to violate people's human rights. In a democratic country
that person would have been brought to a courtroom by now.
Don't be afraid of them making trouble. You shouldn't be
overly concerned with every little thing, but you should all keep alert. You
need to think about whether the evil can do harm to what you plan to do. You
need to think about this. We don't have anything to hide, we don't have anything
we're afraid of letting the world know, and we haven't done anything illegal.
But as for the evil, we shouldn't give them any opportunity to do evil things.
When it comes to the evil, the things Dafa disciples plan to do must not be made
known to the evil. So, many times you all really must pay attention to this
matter. We can't let the evil people move first and do bad things before you
have a chance to do something. That causes trouble and makes it harder for you
to clarify the truth and bring salvation to people. So you must take these
Question: Five hundred thousand Hong Kong residents took to
the streets to protest Article 23. But some of those people still don't know the
true situation with Falun Gong. Is it true they won't be saved just for opposing
Article 23 and that they need us to clarify the truth to them in more depth?
Teacher: That evil Article 23 legislation, which has been
rejected by all of Hong Kong's people, was from the beginning aimed at Hong Kong
Dafa disciples and meant to persecute them. And it was aimed at Hong Kong's
people so as to persecute them, too. So many people in Hong Kong stood up to
oppose it. No matter what kind of perspective or what kind of motives they had
at the time, when it was all said and done they were able to play a positive
role in this matter. I think that with Hong Kong's residents, you could say
they've chosen a very good future for themselves, and in terms of their attitude
towards Dafa they already have a very good start. Many people knew Falun Gong
well, and they were precisely against it [the legislation] for that reason. They
laid a very good foundation for being saved in the future. As for those who are
still unclear about Falun Gong and the reality of it being persecuted, you
should clarify the truth in more depth, that's all.
Question: When inviting some big companies to participate in
the Gala, if we don't clarify the truth and just invite them to celebrate the
New Year with the Chinese people, it isn't enough, is it?
Teacher: Of course it isn't enough. Everything that Dafa
disciples are doing today is for the sake of saving people. Otherwise what are
you doing it for? Clarifying the truth in an upright and open manner are the
very things Dafa disciples should do. I'm also telling you that all beings in
today's world came for the sake of the Fa. If you want a being to clearly
understand this point, you should go and clarify the truth to him. It is a
master key, the key that can unlock that thing all beings have had sealed off
for a long time and been awaiting for ages. (Applause)
Actually, I'm thinking that with everything you, the Dafa
disciples, are doing today, you aren't doing them for Dafa, and you aren't doing
them for me, your master, either. You are doing them for yourselves. You are
harmonizing your own worlds and establishing your own mighty virtue. You are
collecting and saving beings that you need. You are all doing things for you,
yourselves. From my perspective, as your master, I certainly have to tell you to
do these things, because I want to harmonize everything of yours and I want to
lead you to success. Only when you need things in certain regards do I tell you
to go and do them.
Also, from the perspective of cultivating goodness and
compassion, you should do these things. I'm just giving an example here. It
doesn't stop at the Gala. It applies to all kinds of other things that you
encounter and need to do. It applies to all those things. Saving all beings is
what's most important. You shouldn't think [you are doing things] in order to
add more programs to the Gala, and even less so are these things done to bring
people some momentary happiness. I am asking you to save all beings. (Applause)
If you're able to stage a high-quality gala that's filled with Dafa's positive
energy, that in and of itself can have the effect of saving all beings. Wouldn't
you be only too happy to do it? Isn't it an opportunity? (Applause)
Question: Some practitioners respect Dafa from the bottom of
their hearts. They also are very diligent when clarifying the truth. But they
just can't meet the standard when it comes to their own individual cultivation
and they make mistakes frequently. They are bothered by it too.
Teacher: That's apt to happen. The reason is, you all
understand the broader principles of the Fa, but when it comes to individual
issues, those factors of ordinary people that remain on an individual basis will
in fact lead to attachments, and can manifest themselves. It might seem quite
inconsistent but it actually isn't inconsistent, and when attachments get too
big, bad cultivation states are going to emerge. When big problems arise you
must pay attention to them. That's the most dangerous.
Having said that, another thing occurred to me, and that is,
you shouldn't look at things in absolute terms. And that's especially true when
it comes to those crooked principles that the evil in China propagates. For
example, they spread, "if you want others to do well, you have to do well
yourself first." Think about it everybody, is that saying right? Many
people hold on to that saying and use it to hide their own mistakes that they
don't want to correct. And that's especially so for those who have
problems--they take it as the truth and won't let go. I can tell you, though,
that this is absolutely wrong. Can't a person who isn't perfect tell you to do
well? Can't a person who's made mistakes tell others to do well? What kind of
logic is that? How many people have thought this over carefully?
As you know, Jesus said that all human beings have sins. So
just because you have sins, you shouldn't tell your own children to behave well?
Because you have sins, you shouldn't tell others not to commit crimes? That's
definitely a ridiculous theory, isn't it? In reality, who among humans hasn't
made a mistake? As soon as a person is born he creates karma. Everyone has made
mistakes. Just because you have made mistakes it doesn't mean you can't tell
others to do well. By the same token, just because someone has made mistakes, it
doesn't mean that he can't tell you to do well. It depends on if what he says is
right or wrong. That's how gods look at things. And in fact, that's how humans
should look at things, too. That's the right principle.
The evil regime's propaganda has twisted that principle into
this: if you want others to behave well, you have to behave well yourself. It's
a very evil saying. On the surface it looks like, "Oh, it's true. That
saying makes a lot of sense." But it doesn't make one bit of sense, and it
can only play a negative role. Who can behave so well? Where can you find a
perfect human being? Even with a cultivator who's reached the last step in his
cultivation and not yet completely shed his human body, he still has sins and
karma, and he still has attachments. But, when he reaches that step in
cultivation he has far surpassed ordinary human beings. If we go by that saying,
nobody can tell anybody else to behave well. Wouldn't society be done for?
Dafa disciples have attachments, ordinary human attachments
that they have yet to eliminate by cultivating, and they have areas in which
they fall short. But that doesn't mean a Dafa disciple is completely no good, it
doesn't mean this being isn't up to par, and it doesn't mean this Dafa disciple
hasn't cultivated himself well. In many, many areas he has cultivated very well.
He makes mistakes because he still has attachments that need to be revealed so
that he can realize his own shortcomings, and that's why they manifest. It's
only possible to cultivate them when they show themselves. If things stay hidden
and aren't displayed it's rather hard to remove them with cultivation, and if
even he himself doesn't realize they exist, then it's really hard to cultivate.
Question: Master, please talk about how the media outlets
operated by Dafa disciples should clarify the truth, especially the future
outlook for cooperation in clarifying the truth inside Mainland China.
Teacher: Our current situation is basically like this:
out of considerations for safety, conditions aren't yet ripe for Dafa disciples
in Mainland China to set up media outlets; but they do distribute flyers and
VCDs, and there are a lot of things they've done quite well. As for outside of
Mainland China, the media outlets operated by Dafa disciples need to help the
Chinese people see the true picture of the persecution as much as possible, they
need to help all Chinese people see the truth--they must help all the Chinese
people see the truth! (Applause) You need to save them. You need to help
Chinese people see what kinds of things Chinese people have done during the
persecution and what terrifying consequences await the Chinese people if it
Question: I could never completely eliminate my own
attachments. I'm really worried about this, but I'm never able to do well.
Teacher: Study the Fa more, study the Fa more. (Teacher
laughs) There's no magic pill. "Let's take a pill and the attachments
will go away." (Everyone laughs) Actually, Dafa's mighty power is
even more effective than some cure-all magic pill. Of course, you're all busy
right now and have to do all kinds of things, there are a lot of things to do,
and there are household chores, jobs, and other responsibilities to attend to.
But you have to always cultivate yourself, so you still need to study the Fa.
Question: On this holiday, please accept all Dafa disciples'
respect and gratitude. We will definitely do well and make Master happier and
Teacher: Thank you! (Applause) Dafa disciples are
all still being persecuted. You want me to be happy, but I can't be. How many
Dafa disciples are being persecuted in those evil labor camps in China at this
very moment! But I do appreciate your goodwill.
Question: I've been thinking about the following: is it OK
for those Dafa disciples who are well-known in society, for example the contact
people of certain regions or disciples who've written many articles to clarify
the truth about Dafa, to talk about their own thoughts, understandings, and
analysis of certain issues in the human world, for example the issue of the
[Chinese] territory, as members of society while participating in local
activities, Chinese community activities, and activities of the "Bring
Jiang to Justice Coalition"? What's the best way to do it so as to avoid
misunderstandings from ordinary people?
Teacher: For Dafa disciples, cultivating and validating
the Fa today are first and foremost. Dafa disciples must validate the Fa. For
you, clarifying the truth and saving all beings are first and foremost.
In society certain democracy activists, and this includes
some individuals who were involved in [the massacre on] June 4th,
have been constantly assaulting the evil, brutal regime. They too promote things
like human rights and freedom of belief, and their sharp criticism along those
lines has had a positive effect in terms of exposing the persecution of Falun
Gong. So from this perspective, they share common ground with us on this point.
So then some of our practitioners want to speak from those angles, too.
Actually, you need to remain level-headed and calmly analyze whether the thing
you're doing has anything to do with Dafa and validating the Fa. If the answer
is yes, you should go ahead and do it. If the answer is no, you shouldn't. You
should never lose your way.
Do you know about your master? This cosmos is so immense.
There are countless and immeasurable beings and countless and immeasurable
cosmic bodies. So many beings are capable of dramatically affecting the human
world with just one thought! There are so many beings, so many factors of the
old forces and old beings, all of whom want to control this Fa-rectification and
interfere with this Fa-rectification. None of them can change me. The path I've
walked is straight. (Applause) They aren't able to interfere with me in
any way. They can exhaust their ways and nothing will work. Here among humans
there are all kinds of things that interfere, but none of that has any effect.
Isn't there a saying among people that, "You have your
thousand brilliant ideas, but I have my own way"? In other words, Dafa
disciples need to realize what they're doing. [You] must keep clearheaded about
whether something is related to validating the Fa or not. We expose evil for the
sake of saving all beings. As long as it has to do with the things Dafa
disciples are doing today, you should go ahead and do it. And if it doesn't, you
shouldn't. If a person goes in the wrong direction doing things and develops
attachments as a result, those things will hurt the practitioner. If a task has
to do with Dafa, and has to do with your validating the Fa or saving beings,
then you should go ahead with it. In that case, the more you do the more
wide-open the road becomes. That's the case for sure. You absolutely must not
get mixed up in the political struggles of ordinary people.
Question: Dafa disciples in Singapore and Malaysia send
greetings to Master.
Teacher: Thank you! (Applause)
Question: When I have a lot of thought karma, can I send
righteous thoughts at any given time and place?
Teacher: Do it based on your own situation. Some thoughts
that you develop are actually interference, which can be eliminated by sending
righteous thoughts. Some are the product of your own attachments, and some are
concepts that you've formed in the human world; those things can't be eliminated
by sending righteous thoughts just once. So they surface from time to time, and
it seems that after you send righteous thoughts they still appear. That kind of
thing happens. But it's not that you haven't done anything and it's not that
what you did was not effective. It's just that each time only a portion of it
can be eliminated. Those things that were arranged by the old forces have been
divided into countless, countless portions by the factors of lives that come
from higher levels. So, each time you send righteous thoughts you are only able
to eliminate one or two portions, but more still remain.
It's not limited just to this. Within the Three Realms they
have done many bad things and made arrangements for many things that they
wanted. What's more, many of those things have become warped. During the passage
of such a long period of time, even the so-called gods of the old forces who
originally did those things cannot resolve them. If there were no Fa-rectification
they couldn't be resolved. There are a lot of things in the cosmos like that,
and it's hard to resolve them without the arrival of the whole immense force of
Fa-rectification. But as for thought karma, it can be completely eliminated
through sending righteous thoughts.
Question: How should we deal with truth-clarification
pamphlets that contain photos and stories of former practitioners who have
"enlightened" along a wicked path?
Teacher: They "enlightened" along a wicked path
because of coercion during the persecution. When they are released they will
come to their senses after some time. But it's a different matter for those who
have caused irreparable harm to Dafa and Dafa disciples.
Question: Recently new students have come to do the
exercises. How should we guide them to study the Fa and encourage them to attend
our group Fa-study?
Teacher: It's fine to encourage them to join group
exercises and group Fa-study. But don't be overly anxious and tell new students
to immediately do Dafa disciples' things, since many of the new students belong
to the next group. But at this time there are some who've gradually entered and
belong to this group. Owing to the effect of your clarifying the truth, that
lock has already been opened, and the future cultivators have begun to emerge.
Both situations exist.
Question: In our media work we have published many reports
that expose the XX Party's attempts to fake domestic peace and prosperity and
that expose its evil nature. But revered Master, please let us know the
relationship between these reports and directly saving all beings and validating
Teacher: The truth is, its goal in faking peace and
prosperity nowadays is to cover up the substance of its persecution of Falun
Gong, giving people the false impression that there's no persecution going on.
Behind the scenes they are carrying out the largest, worst, filthiest, and most
evil persecution in history. You can directly expose this. As for other facets
of it, you need to see if they're related to validating the Fa. If they are, go
ahead and do it. When Dafa disciples outside Mainland China use the media to
expose the evil's nature, they're doing that to help the world's people see more
clearly its evil nature throughout history. Some practitioners have been
continually exposing the tricks the evil uses to fake peace and prosperity in
order to cover up its crimes, exposing the evil and dirty things it's done
behind the scenes.
Question: When clarifying the truth to the Chinese people on
a large scale, in order to communicate more easily with ordinary people, we make
use of things that align with their interests that inevitably have deviated
factors, since everything of humankind has deviated. But, everything that Dafa
disciples do will be left for the future. How do we reconcile these two things?
Teacher: When you are wisely clarifying the truth to save
all beings, there's no such problem--what's left for the future people is the
spirit of Dafa disciples rectifying the Fa and their path of returning to what
is right. No matter what approach you take to clarify the truth, the goal is to
have the world's people truly understand this persecution. Freedom of belief and
human rights being trampled on are things people can understand. As for
referencing some examples, that too is done to save people. When you make use of
the different aspects of humankind's deviated culture today to clarify the
truth, you have to be careful, because you don't know what this person is
attached to. Perhaps what you use is exactly what he's attached to, and yet you
can't spend a lot of effort thoroughly explaining what he's attached to, so it
may have a bad effect. Try your best not to get involved with ordinary people's
Speaking from another angle, this is how everything of human
beings is now--everything has deviated. And not only have things deviated,
there's also a great deal of demon nature. Everything of human society has
degenerated. If it weren't for Fa-rectification human history wouldn't have made
it this far. So many catastrophes in the cosmos have been avoided because of it.
What did people invent the atomic bomb for? Everything on Earth is the result of
gods' making human beings do things, and everything has a purpose. Even though
those things have passed, nothing of humankind exists by chance. When it comes
to those things that aren't related to Fa-rectification, try not to discuss them
when you clarify the truth. Also, don't talk about the truth at too high a
level--the effect isn't good. Nothing of humankind is good anymore, that's the
Question: Do new disciples who have just begun cultivation
have the power to intimidate the evil when they clarify the truth?
Teacher: Yes. That's because while I clean out the evil
factors as a whole, all dimensions of humankind and of the colossal firmament,
and all dimensions in the Three Realms, are saturated with Dafa's factors. And
I'm not just talking about the new cosmos. When a being plays a positive role,
Dafa's factors will empower him, and that being will have good fortune in return
from then on. Don't we already know of many cases of this? In other words, when
a new student clarifies the truth, the factors of Dafa, Master's Law-bodies, and
those righteous gods who fully cooperate will all help him and play positive
roles. That's for sure. But the pre-requisite is that the new student has to do
it himself first.
Question: During this urgent time in Fa-rectification, how do
I balance Fa-rectification things and guiding children to cultivate?
Teacher: It's up to you to handle these specific things
Question: How should we understand conforming to the way of
Teacher: In your daily life, just try your best to
conform to the way of ordinary people while cultivating. Dafa cultivation has no
precepts, so in your daily life you basically keep the same ways as ordinary
people as much as possible. On the surface, you basically conform to the way of
ordinary human society. That's how it is, and at the same time you're a
cultivator. I've already talked about this many, many times; in a lot of
lectures I've talked about how to do things.
Question: Many people haven't heard about Dafa or the facts
about the persecution, nor have they participated in the persecution. Master,
please enlighten us on the need for clarifying the truth to them.
Teacher: Some people haven't heard about Dafa, nor have
they heard about the persecution, but clarifying the truth to them is still very
important. People in this world have been sealed off for an extended period of
time, and it has caused these beings to not understand for the time being this
event which they've been waiting for over ages of reincarnations. When you
clarify the truth to them you're not just telling them about this event that's
been unfolding in this world, you are also telling them about Dafa and what Dafa
is, and doing so will unlock the predestined opportunity they were sealed off
from but had been waiting for, and it will help them realize that what they've
been waiting for has arrived.
Question: I haven't done well for a while. If I start doing
well now, will there still be enough time?
Teacher: As long as the Fa-rectification hasn't entered
the human world you still have a chance. Whether you'll have enough time is up
to you yourselves. Some people seize the time well, some don't. Some people have
made huge mistakes and yet they don't want to pay for them, and they're still
like they were before, leisurely spending their time. In that case, then it's
hard to say. So, as long as this thing hasn't ended there is still a chance.
Question: Recently, many students who have shouldered a lot
of work have felt very tired. Their energy level and state aren't as good as
before. How do they break through it?
Teacher: This has to be addressed from two angles. First,
the students have been working hard, truly hard, and they've volunteered to
shoulder a lot. So perhaps we could find more people to help out, or think of a
way to solve the problem. That's one point. Another is, a lot of our Dafa
disciples are indeed quite tired, but on the other hand, they haven't taken Fa
study and cultivation seriously. They've done lots and lots of things, but they
haven't cultivated themselves, and so they'll feel fatigue, feel tired, and feel
that it's hard. Actually, I've always told you that doing cultivation doesn't
compromise your Dafa work, for sure. That's because doing the exercises is the
most effective way to get rid of fatigue, it's the best way to quickly make your
Question: Does Dafa have ways to resurrect all the beings
that were weeded out by the old forces and have them return alive to the new
Teacher: Beings that have been weeded out by the old
forces...This question gets big if I talk about it. If the old forces hadn't
interfered I could have eliminated the sins and karma of all beings, no matter
how much they sinned throughout history. Among the vast beings, the complicated
gratitude and resentment harbored toward one another throughout history, no
matter which level they are at, even the jumbled, deep resentment and intricate
relationships that are interwoven and crisscrossing from top to bottom--I could
balance all of them. I can do everything and anything. In other words, I could
save all the beings in the cosmos. But the old forces insisted on weeding out a
Of course, I still have ways that the old forces cannot
imagine. When beings have been totally destroyed and have disappeared without a
trace, and even when they've been turned into other creatures or plants and
later gone through various changes over the long course of time, I can still
locate them and bring them back. Since I can transcend the utmost microcosm of
all beings, I can find them. (Applause) I can even bring back beings'
original matter and factors that would never exist again, bring back the factors
that originally made up their beings, and bring back all the factors that made
them up, in the way they were, and I can eliminate the part, the process, and
the history in which a being sinned against Dafa--I can have a being re-born as
if he'd never gone through that part of history. I can do anything, but I don't
do things casually. I need to look at the cause. Master has to consider things
for the sake of the future cosmos, the wonderfulness of the future, and the
beings of the future. (Applause)
Question: Did the old forces have a contract with Master that
specifically restricts Master's Fa-rectification? If they did, all contracts
should be abolished, and everything should follow the arrangement of the Lord
Teacher: I can tell you, the fact is that the old forces
managed to do many things in history by taking advantage of my split bodies
reincarnating among ordinary people. When I was reincarnating lifetime after
lifetime in this world, they took advantage of the opportunities and manipulated
things. Since during those times [I] wasn't spreading the Fa, and was entirely
in the state of a human being perfecting humans, they forcefully added some of
the things they wanted. Those things weren't at all what I wanted to do, yet
they happened in this world. There were a lot of such things in each period. As
my split bodies reincarnated in the world, they would come and influence things.
That's why they shift the blame to me for a lot of things that happened in
history. They would say, "You did all that." Of course I can't accept
that. History has been so long, and over this long passage of time they
constantly did those things. Those things got too complicated and could no
longer be resolved, so they would have to wait to be resolved in Fa-rectification.
That's why once I started Fa-rectification, they realized that it wasn't at all
what they wanted, so the old forces started to resist, and its manifestation
became more and more pronounced.
During the ten-plus years of spreading the Fa, what you've
seen is just the interference at the surface, while in fact, in other dimensions
it's incredibly shocking and evil to the extreme. Of course, for you, Dafa
disciples, these things have nothing to do with your personal cultivation.
Cultivating, improving, and getting rid of your attachments are what you need to
attend to. Their interfering with me is geared towards the process and the
future of history. With the old-force beings, in order to save them I constantly
explained the Fa's truths to them. Some listened, and some knew those things
were wrong but were unable to resolve them because those things had already
taken place in history; the specific things they planned had deviated, which
made it even less possible for them to resolve things.
Many people are reflecting on the issue I just discussed (Master
smiles). What I said was just about some major events in history itself, and
it doesn't involve Dafa disciples.
Question: When we do Dafa work we need to study the Fa, but
there is work that just needs to be done, too. During Fa-study there are often
phone calls coming in, and I feel torn. If I only take care of myself and study
the Fa, is that being selfish?
Teacher: I think when you study the Fa you should just
study the Fa, and no one should interfere. That's because if you don't cultivate
yourself well, you won't have mighty virtue in anything you do. If you called an
ordinary person over and gave him something or gave him some money and asked him
to do Dafa work, would he do it? He would, but then that would be an ordinary
person doing Dafa work, wouldn't it? But what would be the point of that? What
would be the ultimate goal of that? So Dafa disciples need to cultivate
themselves well, and validate Dafa while establishing their mighty virtue. That
is what Dafa disciples do, and you know how to do it and how you can do it well.
But the condition is, it has to be when there aren't major
things at hand and it won't cause major problems for others--then it's right to
set everything else aside and study the Fa. For example, to avoid interference
while you study the Fa, you can switch your phone to "voice mail"
mode. (People laugh)
Question: With truth-clarification there's a lot we should
do, and no matter what we do we can never cover everything. I can't finish the
things I'm supposed to do. What should I do about this?
Teacher: I think you all realize now that time is
pressing. There are a lot of things that need to be done. Just do your best to
arrange your time well. Everyone is doing these things. Work together with each
other and coordinate your efforts, and maybe you can get things done faster.
Question: All disciples from World Falun Dafa Radio send
greetings to Master.
Teacher: Thank you. (Applause)
Question: Often we get requests from disciples to record
Master's new articles so they can use them for
Fa study. Since it doesn't contain Master's voice, would you please tell us if
it could still achieve the effect of listening to the Fa?
Teacher: In the past, when my taped lectures on the Fa
were being translated, I talked about this issue, and that it's okay if Master's
voice is there. Yet my writings don't have my voice to go with them. I think
that during this special period of Dafa disciples validating the Fa it's fine to
do it this way, but the humans of the future can't do so.
I've made many things easy for Dafa disciples as they
validate the Fa. There are a lot of things that actually can't be done in
cultivation but I have allowed you to do them under special circumstances. And
that includes some of the approaches you use to clarify the truth. Since they
are done to save all beings, you're doing it like that, and it's not wrong. If
they were associated with personal cultivation, though, many of them wouldn't be
allowed and couldn't be done.
Question: I obtained the Fa after July 20th.
Recently I met with a big ordeal. I can't tell whether it's a test given by
Esteemed Master, or caused by my own attachments. I feel unworthy of Esteemed
Master's merciful and arduous salvation.
Teacher: For sure some things in cultivation can't be
figured out very quickly. Many attachments or causes can't be detected so
quickly, and that's why you might feel it's hard sometimes. But from a different
angle, if a cultivator could figure everything out right away and pass whatever
tests instantly, wouldn't that be too easy? (Laughing) It would be a
little too easy. I'm referring to personal cultivation.
Of course, in some cases what's at work is the old forces
interfering. They imposed certain things that the disciples should not have to
overcome at all, and even problems that are very hard to resolve, and what's
more, those things and problems have the effect of interfering with this
historic process of validating the Fa and saving all beings--there have indeed
been things like that. So what should Dafa disciples do then? I think you should
try your best to do well, study the Fa a lot, and do more of what a Dafa
disciple should do. A lot of things will be settled effortlessly if you walk an
upright path and do things well. You can't solve a problem for the sake of
solving that problem, as that might easily generate new attachments.
Question: How do we handle things well when clarifying the
truth from the angles of ancient Chinese science, culture, and history?
Teacher: There are a lot of things from history that you
can draw upon, and you can cite facts from various fields of study. That should
be fine, but it has to be done in an appropriate way. If the examples you use
aren't appropriate then they won't be convincing. [It should be done] just
Question: My brother and I are English writers. We'd like to
know whether we could select certain people from history as examples of
traditional work. Shakespeare had quite an influence, as did the ancient Greek
writers. Can we write in styles similar to theirs? Are we setting our standards
too high by doing so?
Teacher: You're setting it too low. (People laugh)
You are Dafa disciples, and there's never been anyone like you. You are what all
other beings want to be but can't. You are creating new styles for the beings of
the future--isn't that something "high"? You may draw on the positive
aspects of some historical figures, but I think Dafa disciples still need to
walk their own path, right? Only then is it pioneering something. (Applause)
Question: May I ask that Master talk again about the stance
of non-involvement Dafa disciples assume with politics, for example, putting
that chief wretch on trial?
Teacher: That evil being is the primary culprit in the
persecution of Dafa disciples. Our suing it isn't getting involved in politics.
It has persecuted so many Dafa disciples to death, shouldn't it pay for it?
Shouldn't we expose it? Shouldn't this evil persecution be stopped?
All beings in the Three Realms came for the Fa and were
created for the Fa. In other words, this includes all forms in the Three Realms,
including all the various forms that exist in human society, among which, of
course, are today's laws, as well as the other forms belonging to mankind. Since
all these were created by the Fa, why can't they be used by Dafa in validating
the Fa? They can. But we choose those that are upright and good, and serve a
positive role. We're using them selectively. That's looking at it from a broader
Looking at it more narrowly, we haven't gotten involved in
politics. Whether mankind is good or bad, and what kind of social system the
Chinese people choose, those are all human affairs. My Dafa disciples and I have
never said what kind of system or way of life should be adopted. For instance,
many democracy activists advocate for a democratic society, and I've never let
Dafa disciples get involved in that. Dafa disciples only aim at exposing the
persecution. We're only trying to stop the persecution. Shouldn't that be done?
When your family members have been killed by persecution, wouldn't you reason
things out with [those perpetrators]? But when you reason with them they say
you've involved yourself in politics--is that reasonable? No, it's not!
Since the day I, Li Hongzhi, started teaching this Dafa,
neither my students nor I have gotten involved in politics. We have no interest
at all in it. But our Dafa is beneficial to society. It's beneficial to
all people and nations that are under different social systems--no matter what
social system you're in. Only that most irrational, most evil, most stupid thing
in the whole world and of all time would do something this dumb, persecuting the
kindest group of people who are the most beneficial to society. That's because
in their eyes there is nothing but power, and they couldn't care less about
whether something benefits the people. Whenever anything happens in society they
immediately think about whether it threatens their power. What a tiring way to
live, and what a tiring way to sustain that power! They've done evil for that
reason. I'd say it's about time their power was over. (Applause)
While you clarify the truth some people who've been deceived
by the propaganda's lies say that you're involved in politics. They only say
that because they've been poisoned by the evil. We'll explain things to them,
and help them see things clearly and become aware. Otherwise those people will
sever their future. Of course, what a person chooses is his own business.
Question: Recently there have been isolated cases in which
the lives of Dafa disciples were taken away by the old forces in the form of the
sickness demon. Please tell us, could they achieve Consummation?
Teacher: I've talked about this issue many times, and a
number of our students have in fact come to understand what it's all about. From
the perspective of cultivation, for a person to rise above ordinary people, he
has to get rid of all human attachments, and that's how the old forces took
advantage of this and arranged all those things. For instance, they arranged for
certain students to appear sick at certain times, and for certain students to
depart first at a certain time. The old forces arranged for some people they
picked to come in [to Dafa]. Those people seem to be cultivating Dafa, and some
even appear very diligent, but in fact they came in under the old forces'
arrangements to enable those things to happen when the time came. It was the old
forces' intention all along to weed out those beings. So, they made them commit
sins by doing things that would interfere with Dafa--that's the role they wanted
them to play. Of course, they only did that with the beings they'd selected for
elimination. Among my Dafa disciples there are some who were used and deceived
by them in the past, for example, [they might have said] "for you to reach
Consummation you'll have to do such and such at such and such time." There
are cases like that. That's why the true and fake ones are mixed together, and
it's difficult to tell right away which ones have come to stir up trouble and
which ones are Dafa disciples.
But, I don't look at any of that. Whether you are arranged by
the old forces or a Dafa disciple who was deceived by the old forces, once
you've read my Fa and become my disciple, you are a Dafa disciple, and you don't
acknowledge any of the arrangements the old forces made. Then I will be
responsible for you. However, the occurrence of those things has indeed
interfered some with Dafa disciples. Those students all knew not to acknowledge
the old forces' arrangements, but they had no way of escaping them. I save such
beings as well. (Applause) Of course, as for deceived Dafa disciples,
there's no doubt about it, Consummation is for sure. But with those who truly
played a bad role and were irrational, it's a different story.
Actually, during this time period the majority, including
both people arranged by the old forces and deceived Dafa disciples, have done
quite well, and they haven't caused additional losses for Dafa. And their family
members have done pretty well in different respects.
In fact, out of those killed by the persecution in Mainland
China, many were Dafa disciples deceived by them, while some were arranged by
them; they all agreed to it at some point in history, and that is why it's hard
to handle. Also, while being persecuted, they weren't clearheaded or rational,
and didn't remember that they were Dafa disciples, nor could they remember
Master, as if it were all just human beings persecuting other human beings.
Plus, they were arranged that way by the old forces back in history, so they
couldn't reject it. You tell me, how do you handle that? So, a lot of things
aren't as easy as you'd imagine. Cultivation is a serious thing, and the Fa-rectification
is by no means something trivial.
Question: The Chinese consulates threaten and entice overseas
Chinese groups with the promises of profit and gains. They take advantage of
overseas Chinese people's patriotic sentiment to incite hatred against Falun
Gong. What should we do?
Teacher: Clarifying the truth is the master key. They win
people over with money and incentives, which are all ordinary people's things,
and they only last temporarily. Yet what you give them are things that have to
do with their eternal existence, and the beings on Earth all exist for this
event. Don't undervalue what you're doing. When you've really clarified the
truth to the world's people in-depth, it will be different. If that still
doesn't work, then it's a matter of people choosing their future.
In the time between when I asked you to clarify the truth and
today, although this passage of history hasn't been long, the changes are
already tremendous. When I asked you to clarify the truth at the beginning,
there were still many factors obstructing things. Now there are still some, but
they have become very few. So in other words, as you clarify the truth, there
are fewer and fewer interfering factors, and there are more and more factors
that allow the world's people to understand what is going on. Before, your
truth-clarification didn't have good results sometimes. That was foreign, evil
factors interfering. Now it's different. Since you're compassionate, let's think
of ways to save the world's people, and have more people know the truth.
All the things Dafa disciples do are magnificent, and very
important. As you clarify the truth, the words you speak and the energy you emit
have the effect of intimidating and eliminating the evil. You are crucial in
determining whether the beings in this world stay or get eliminated. If your
words are pure and righteous they will really go right into the innermost part
of people's thoughts, and instantly make people understand.
Question: When we were making cartoons for
truth-clarification we found that there were bad factors behind some of the 3D
cartoon software. Some students felt unwell after using them for a while. Should
we stop using those software?
Teacher: It's true some things are bad. Actually, when
you use something you're selecting those beings and saving them. Some of what's
contained in there will be benevolently resolved, and some will be weeded out,
or changed and replaced. From a different perspective, your using it is being
compassionate toward it. Some deviated things need to be rectified or weeded
out, and that's the same as saving a life. But some things are extremely bad, so
you need to use them selectively.
Question: Only after having cultivated this long have I
realized what my fundamental attachment is, which is the attachment to my self.
Teacher: Yes. To put it plainly, that's the fundamental
factor of beings of the past. In the past, when it came to this, you all had it,
and many people really couldn't realize it. With all of you improving as a
whole, it isn't that pronounced anymore.
Question: When we were validating Dafa before, although
things were done to validate Dafa, looking at them today they were done on a
selfish, self-validating basis. Our question is: why did we become aware of this
Teacher: Validating the Fa is also cultivation. The
cultivation process is one of continually recognizing your own shortcomings and
then disposing of them. It's only that the earlier a lot of fundamental
attachments are recognized the better. Recognizing them is, in itself,
improvement. Being able to eliminate them, or overcome them, weaken them, and in
the end completely eliminate them--that process is one of continually improving
yourself, and it's the fundamental transformation of a being.
Question: I'm the Assistant in a region in Australia. I
haven't been diligent enough in Fa-study, and have attachments to reputation and
gain. I've been interfered with. I feel regretful, and fear that this may have a
negative impact on Dafa. As a Fa-rectification disciple, I need to improve.
Esteemed Master, should our region select a disciple who studies the Fa better
to be the Assistant?
Teacher: Being able to recognize it is itself a big
improvement. That's how cultivation is--when you constantly recognize your
shortcomings you are improving yourselves, but how to strengthen your resolve is
the most crucial thing for you to walk well the path that's ahead of you.
In passing I'll talk about something. In Mainland China,
before the persecution happened, there were indeed a lot of students who
practiced Falun Gong with different mentalities. They saw others doing it so
they did it, too. "It can heal people, so I'll practice it too."
Basically they didn't study the Fa attentively, so even less did they have a
solemn understanding of cultivation, and you couldn't see their righteous
thoughts. They were like that for a long time and in some cases it even dragged
on for years. Many students liked to look at others, "Oh, he got healed by
practicing. So I'll practice then." "He didn't get healed. So I won't
do it anymore." What's even scarier is that a lot of people would look at
the Assistant, and do whatever the Assistant did. When the Assistant did well,
they would too. When the Assistant did poorly, they would follow suit. I ask
every Dafa disciple to do well in walking his own path independently in
cultivation, to establish his own mighty virtue, and to have himself truly reach
Consummation and become a King who presides over his own domain. How could you
not walk your own path, not study the Fa well, and not establish your own
Actually, when I select people to be Assistants I don't go by
whose level is highest. In my eyes the beings are the same. I don't see beings
as you being better than him or him being better than her. I only look at
whether the person has the experience and enthusiasm of working for a group.
That's the only thought I have. I don't have thoughts like, "This person is
able to cultivate himself well and is better than others, so I'll make him the
Assistant." From the start of an ordinary person's cultivation until he
reaches Consummation, how he cultivates himself in the process and whether he
can achieve Consummation, everything depends on whether this cultivator himself
can do it.
In fact, many regular Dafa disciples who are quiet and you
don't hear much from have cultivated very well. Some have built an excellent
foundation, some have excellent bases, and some are great in every regard. But
if you ask them to do administrative work they might not be able to do it. So, I
select those students who are able to pull things together, do things, and who
are willing to put in for others, and have them be Assistants. I've talked about
these things a number of times. But, some Dafa disciples' Assistants have
performed truly well while some have performed a bit poorly. At the outset of
the persecution there were Assistants who compromised with the evil since they
hadn't studied the Fa for a long time, and that had an awful effect. So when
some of those students who had all along been watching and following how others
did things saw the Assistant do that, they would think, "Oh no, how come he
can't handle it anymore? Since he stopped practicing, I will too." It's
precisely those attachments that I want to eliminate from our students. I want
students to cultivate themselves and bring out their own righteous thoughts. I
don't want the goal of your cultivation to be helping the head of the practice
site, an Assistant, or the head of an Association to cultivate. What everybody
has to cultivate is himself.
During the persecution many of these students have matured,
become clearheaded, and grown rational. They finally understand, after such
painful lessons! In fact, I talked about it many times in the past, but they
just wouldn't take seriously cultivating themselves. There are no role models in
cultivation. You can't watch how others cultivate, and you can't just fix your
eyes on others--"If you do well, I'll do well. If you don't do well, then
I'll forget about it, too"--having no independent thoughts of your own at
all. Tell me, when it comes to those students, how am I supposed to guide your
cultivation? Are you the one cultivating? You're always foggy headed, and your
words aren't genuine. In cultivation you can't watch others, you can only
cultivate solidly on your own. How do you cultivate? Just study the Fa a lot,
and don't watch others. If you want to watch gods, that's okay of course, but
gods don't cultivate here. So, those who are cultivating here are all human
beings. Only with this human body can you cultivate yourself out of here. As
long as you haven't gotten rid of all human things you're still a cultivator.
Only when everything on the surface has finally transformed will you be
completely separated from human beings. But while cultivating you should have
clear awareness, cultivate away your deficiencies, restrain your shortcomings,
and eliminate your shortcomings. You must have a sense of constantly climbing
up. That's cultivating.
Question: After Master taught the Fa on creating fine art,
some disciples went to learn the basic skills of drawing and painting. Does this
affect their truth-clarification work?
Teacher: It does. I'll tell you, the basic skills of
painting and drawing are not something that can be trained and learned in one or
two years. Many people began their training at a young age, and it takes a long
time. All those highly accomplished painters have honed their skill for over ten
years or even decades. You might say, "I want to paint a painting now, I
want to paint a work of art," but we can't exhibit yours! (People laugh)
What I talked about was mainly for those Dafa disciples who'd acquired the basic
skills of painting or drawing or who specialized in that, or in other words,
those who are specialized and accomplished in that area. My words were directed
at them, telling them to change those notions of theirs that have been
influenced by modern ideas, and to have them present upright things to
humankind. If you try to learn [those skills] now it won't work, because that's
not something that can be accomplished in a short time. And besides, I want them
to present a high level of artistry. Be it sculptures or paintings, mastering
the basic skills is one of the most basic issues. Creating a work of art is a
painter's biggest challenge, it's really hard. Depicting what's taking place in
the subjects' minds and their expressions through painting or sculpture, really
bringing them to life, is not something that's achieved just by mastering the
basic skills. Upright, true art is a major skill passed down to human beings by
Question: How can we help more students step forward and do
the Fa-rectification work well together?
Teacher: Just do it with a lot of care and thought, like
when you clarify the truth.
Question: What are the three souls and seven spirits, and how
are they related to cultivation?
Teacher: Those are human things, and it's better that I
don't talk about them right now. Of course, I've talked about some things
regarding mankind to small groups in isolated situations, and that didn't impact
mankind. In the next phase, when human affairs are involved, I'll talk about
things within the Three Realms, including mankind's true history, the purpose of
the Three Realms' existence, the roots of the ethnic groups and the origin of
the human race and life, the true factors that compose the human body, and why
everything in the world exists.
The master soul (zhu yuanshen) and subordinate soul (fu
yuanshen) that I've told you about before were discussed while I was
imparting the Great Law. As for truly discussing the Fa of mankind within the
Three Realms, I haven't done that yet. So, all those things are to be discussed
in the future. Since it's divided into two stages--Fa-rectification and the Fa's
rectification of the human world--the future stage is to handle the human place
here, and [I will] comprehensively explain the Three Realms, mankind, the
relationship between the planets and earth and between life and the human body,
the reason for each stage of development in human society--which is mankind's
true history--gods creating human beings, and so on. All human affairs will be
discussed, and everything that human beings don't believe in will manifest.
Question: Is there any overlap between the old Fa-principles
and the new Fa-principles?
Teacher: They're very different, and there is no overlap
on fundamental issues. The basis before was self-serving, whereas everything
forged by Dafa is not attached to self. When it comes to some specific issues
the understanding is the same. The concrete manifestations of good and evil are
basically the same. But many things have undergone some changes, and life will
be more wonderful in the future.
Question: Can we charge for the newspaper run by our
Teacher: Of course you can. If a lot of people read the
newspapers you run, you can try it out by charging for a portion of them first.
Actually, the newspaper you've created has already truly become the groundwork
for the largest Chinese newspaper in the world. (Applause) It's available
even in small towns in the U.S.--I've seen it even in tiny towns. That's
something that other Chinese newspapers cannot cover or reach. You're sure to
keep improving it, and when the conditions are ripe it can gradually enter a
Question: As a media form for clarifying the truth, how can a
radio station do better in assisting and coordinating with the overall Fa-rectification
situation and play a better role informing people of the facts?
Teacher: It's the same as the other media forms created
by Dafa disciples. Learn from each other, draw from each other's strengths and
supplement the weaknesses, and you can all do well. At the very least you can
share news information and a lot of other resources, and that is something other
media don't have. You can give it a try. So to have people know the truth,
expose the evil's persecution, and save more beings, try to make the radio
station known to more people--even the Chinese people in Mainland China. That
would be great.
Question: My husband doesn't cultivate. He has attended many
Fa conferences and has done some things for Dafa, but he did bad things. He
wanted to correct himself, but there was a force that tormented him mentally and
he could no longer stay at home. We divorced. Does someone like this still have
hope of being saved?
Teacher: During this persecution, I can tell you that
strictly speaking, a lot of Chinese people have sinned against Dafa. So if you
don't save them as you clarify the truth, they really have no hope of salvation.
When you clarify the truth, aren't you giving them a chance? Aren't you saving
them? Of course, many of those people were your family before. Give it a try. If
they really prove to be hopeless, then it's different, and in that case you
won't need to ask me--you'll know whether he is savable.
Question: When we write scripts for a film, should we
directly write a script about the true situation, or use an everyday person's
approach though mixing in some content that clarifies the truth? Which is
Teacher: You're just talking about different angles. Both
ways are fine. But no matter which form you use to write it, you are a Dafa
disciple, so you know how to validate Dafa and you are able to handle it well.
So I'd say however you write it is fine.
Question: Is it appropriate to teach modern science on our TV
Teacher: I'll tell you that when Master discusses
science, actually I'm not negating it. It is a product of the cosmos. Actually,
I treasure everything that is forged by beings over a drawn-out period of time,
so long as it's not by nature damaging to the cosmos and it helps the cosmos
flourish. The course of life is not simple. I was only saying that science is
unsuitable for mankind. Haven't its deficiencies now been exposed?
You've seen how under the influence of science human beings
believe in gods less and less. And yet human beings were created by gods. Not
only were they created by gods, the purpose of creating human beings was to
allow lives that come from high levels to be saved when Fa-rectification takes
place. What's more, mankind will become a level that is truly indispensable to
the future cosmos, and will thus be connected to the overall cosmos. It has such
a huge purpose, and there's such a grand background, and yet this science thing
is damaging human beings' basic proper thoughts.
When beings use science on a large scale, it indeed has a
very bad effect in the cosmos. The cosmos is a cycling entity, and all factors
of matter are cycling. In the process of being eliminated, the beings that have
sinned rid themselves of those sins. They are eliminated, eliminated, and
eliminated, until in that elimination process they are reduced to only death
matter with no life whatsoever, and then they will gradually rise one level
after another and be utilized. The cosmos is a cycling entity, and if a
substance is warped that will be a bad situation. The warped substance will be
absorbed by lower-level beings, the high-level beings can't go to the low levels
to resolve it, and when the substance that can't be resolved by lower-level
beings is used again, it sublimates during the cycling, and after the initial
warpedness sublimates, higher-level beings can't completely resolve it, either.
As it sublimates it can't be completely resolved at any of the levels, and when
this happens to numerous substances it causes a large part of the cosmos to
You know, the steel and iron we have today, most are
composites of many different metals. When they are re-smelted you cannot again
make the metal pure, and no technology can completely separate them anymore. You
know, once chemical fertilizers are applied to soil, you can't grow anything out
of that soil if you stop chemically fertilizing it; it won't grow anything
anymore. The seeds that were chemically fertilized require the chemical
fertilization each time around. The warped seeds can't sustain themselves
without chemical fertilization. The chemical fertilizers, you know, they're
composites of chemical things.
There are many ways in which substances cycle. I'll just talk
about the simplest way in which substances cycle: the substances of plants,
animals, and the human body are all composed of particles, and there are gaps
among particles. When you magnify and look at the gaps, you'll see that the gaps
are huge. From those gaps smells are emitted, and those smells themselves, from
the vantage point of a microcosmic level, are in fact fields that are composed
of particles as well, so all animals and plants are emitting microcosmic
substances. Those things are continually used by the level above them, and when
all kinds of factors that compose water, air, and substances--which are needed
in composing human beings and other living organisms--have warped due to the
initial pollution, then what's used by the dimension one level above is now
I've told you before that because of alien science and
technology, one layer of the human body, one of the human body's layers of
particles, has been placed fully under the control of aliens. It consists
entirely of alien planets' elements, including numbers, mechanical structures,
electronic components, and so on. It consists of that stuff. And those things
are continually creating a warped effect. The large-scale modern industries
brought about by science have impacted many low-level dimensions in the cosmos.
In my Fa-rectification I've found that quite a large layer of the cosmos has
been contaminated by those things. And those warped things have had a
considerably large resisting effect in the Fa-rectification.
Think about it, those things are warped, and yet they've
elevated to such microcosmic levels, so if gods then absorb them, wouldn't those
gods become warped too? And wouldn't the gods' worlds become warped? That's what
has happened, in fact. Think about how horrifying that is! That's why I said
that those things aren't suitable for mankind and can only be used by beings
within appropriate, extremely small parameters and in an orderly fashion.
I'll tell you, the air has become so polluted that no one can
restore it back to the degree of purity it had before. We don't need to go too
far back: it can't even be compared to the air one thousand years ago. Human
beings have warped too, and they've gotten used to it. And water has been so
contaminated that there's no way to purify it to the purest degree, since water
cycles, as well.
I've told you before that water is water, and ocean water is
a different substance and not the same substance as freshwater. Freshwater can
be extracted from ocean water, and it's the same as how metal can be extracted
from rocks. It's extracted. Freshwater usually flows to a lower point, and when
it gets even lower it's the ocean, as the ocean is certainly lower than land. So
it flows into the ocean. But after it flows into the ocean, the freshwater
doesn't disperse. Particles of water are smaller than the particles of the
substances in ocean water, so the water flows through those particles and flows
away, it works like the network of energy channels in the human body, and so the
water then circulates back. That's why some rivers continually flow for tens of
thousands of years or hundreds of thousands of years. Some people say that
rivers flow due to the flow of underground water and due to ice melting. But as
you can see, how could those rivers be so huge? And they've been flowing
robustly for tens of thousands of years. For instance, the Yangtze River and the
major rivers in the U.S., those rivers are so large, how much water is needed to
sustain them endlessly? Some say that water comes from ice-capped mountains, but
some rivers don't originate from ice-capped mountains whatsoever. The reality
is, water cycles. After it flows away--its cyclical process is also its
purification process--it is purified and it returns. But the pollution of water
has gotten way too severe, and what pollutes it are not normal factors of human
substances, but rather, what pollutes it are modern science's industries which
were brought over by aliens. So it can't be purified to that degree anymore, and
that's why we say that after it has warped nothing can purify it.
Some people erect dams to block major rivers or minor ones in
order to generate electricity and change and accommodate people's electricity
usage, and resolve energy problems. Actually, it's as if they are cleaving the
body of the river right in the middle, just as if it were done to a human being
or another life, because rivers are lives, too--isn't every object alive? If you
sawed off a person at his waist, what would that do to him? Since a river is so
large and since its time is different from that of human beings, you can't see
its changes right away, but it is dying, dying slowly. Its dying process is
longer than that of humans, taking decades or even more than a hundred years.
Don't people push for changing and re-creating mountains and rivers, and
changing and remaking nature? To change and remake nature is to damage nature,
and to change and re-create mountains and rivers is to damage mountains and
rivers. There's an underlying order to everything that gods create. Gods view
heaven and earth differently from how human beings do, and they've arranged the
equilibrium of all things very well. Human beings should only utilize things in
a friendly way and not damage them. Many of mankind's natural disasters were
caused by the fundamental damage science has done. In its effort to
"develop" science mankind has excessively and wantonly harnessed
energy and resources, and everything is being damaged.
You know, during the last century industry was flourishing in
Europe and the U.S., especially the steel and chemical industries, and at that
time the resultant pollution was quite severe. But the Europeans and Americans
realized this in time and improved their protection of nature and ecology, and a
few decades later the environment there really did improve. That's why you can
see that the water in U.S. rivers is so clear, and the lakes are no longer
polluted. Human beings' waking up can really have this effect, but still it's
very hard to achieve the previous degree of purity. Haven't today's scientists
also realized the harm science has done to mankind? But that's merely what
people can see and perceive with their eyes.
Did you know this? Science's development in the microcosmic
realm is even more terrifying. In its study of the more microcosmic particles,
it makes the more microcosmic particles undergo fission, which causes the
microcosmic particles to have continuous, chain-reaction fissions, which explode
and split nonstop. The scientists have become aware of this and now they're
afraid of it. If the explosions continue on like that, it won't take long before
the entire earth disintegrates and is gone. At present none of the scientists
who did those things are able to stop this type of explosion, and the fission
and disintegration keeps on going. Those Chinese folks who knit sweaters know
what this constant unraveling is like, with one link after another. And what
science has brought upon mankind doesn't stop at that--isn't it terrifying?
Mankind thinks computers are great--they make things so easy!
I'm not against computers, and I'm not against science. What I'm saying is that
they're not suitable for mankind. Other beings can use it within a certain
limited scope, since it is a product of the cosmos. Nowadays some people are so
dim-witted that without computers they don't know how to do simple arithmetic,
and without computers they don't know how to think things over--they rely solely
on what's stored in computers. And when you reason with them they won't
listen--"Let me see what the computer says." When you explain things
to them they refuse to listen. Mankind is heavily dependent on computers now and
can't do without them. What's more, the commands computers send out, whatever
they say goes, and all the users have to obey the computers. Some people follow
what computers say so closely. Aren't computers controlling people? If computers
are developed further, people's dependency will grow greater, and computers'
commanding nature will get stronger. That's when human beings will really be
controlled by computers. If robots are made almost flawlessly and are just like
the human body, and when robots are able to make robots, mankind will be
destroyed, because they will continually make robots that will eliminate human
beings. This sounds horrifying, and if it weren't for Fa-rectification, which
has curbed the unbridled development of man's science, we would have already
reached that point today. You can see how nowadays when a lot of government
staff handle a person's affairs, they don't listen to him and just go by
whatever the computer says. That's how bad it's gotten. Isn't that horrifying?
They go by computers--human beings have to go by computers and the information
stored in computers, since they're supposed to be accurate. But human beings are
complex, dynamic, and ever-changing; their thinking changes too. And human
beings are unstable and changing between being kind and wicked, good and bad.
Also, the things in the human world aren't stable, and human beings aren't some
static substance that can be summarized with a conclusion. These are the
negative things science has brought upon mankind.
Of course, nowadays that's what everybody is learning, so if
you don't teach it what else are you going to teach? So there's nothing you can
do about it. That's what you have to do during this period of history, and it's
not considered wrong, since the rectification of all things is what's to be done
in the future.
Question: Some Filipinos would like to translate Zhuan
Falun into Filipino. If someone is going through the book and reading it but
hasn't become a cultivator, can he help to translate it?
Teacher: He can help to translate it, but Dafa disciples
need to take the leading role. That's because everyday people can't understand
the Fa, that's for sure, so you really have to be careful about this.
Question: We have been working hard on clarifying the truth
to everyday people, and we have been clarifying to them why this persecution of
Dafa is the most evil in history. We tell them that this persecution is
worldwide and is a persecution of humanity, kindness, and conscience, and that
it's not limited to killing people physically. Could Master please give us more
guidance on this?
Teacher: That's true. What they're damaging is the last
bit of conscience that's left after the degeneration of mankind's morality. And
it's not limited to just those things [you mentioned]. If this Fa couldn't save
people, mankind would have no hope.
Question: Clarifying the truth is crucial for solving all
problems, and we need to do it comprehensively and in depth, so we plan to set
up museum(s) that document the facts of the genocide that has befallen Falun
Gong students, helping government officials, those who invest in China,
students, and media to understand the truth in depth, thereby saving beings on a
Teacher: That's an excellent idea. Those places can
display exhibits that chronicle Dafa disciples being persecuted and their
validating the Fa, and serve as a place to save beings and clarify the truth.
Question: Compassion arises after emotion is removed. So how
is mighty virtue cultivated?
Teacher: You walk this path of Fa-rectification well, you
manage to overcome your limitations in cultivation, you let go of your
attachments, you save all beings with righteous thoughts in your mind, and you
handle everything you face with righteous thoughts--that is mighty virtue. (Applause)
Question: In the Fa-rectification process I did pretty well
at the beginning, but later on I didn't do well and my righteous thoughts faded.
Teacher: Then do things well. You live in ordinary
society, so all kinds of practical temptations in society appeal to the
attachments you haven't eliminated in cultivation. When you can't handle them
well problems will come up. Now that you've recognized it, just do things well
Question: During truth-clarification, some people ask,
"Why would Dafa disciples bear so much torture and refuse to give in?"
It's not easy to answer this question at the level of everyday people. How can
we answer this question better?
Teacher: You can ask him back, "Why didn't the
Christians change their faith even though they were persecuted for over three
hundred years?" Actually, answering this question for everyday people isn't
a big deal really. Haven't there been a lot of people in Chinese history who
preferred death over giving in? Actually [the question comes up] because the
morality of today's people is no longer up to par, and they don't even
understand the essence of being human. There were many people in ancient China
who would rather die than go back on one promise, so why is this matter so hard
for today's people to understand? It's because today's people have warped. You
can give them some examples to explain it from different angles. It's okay to
talk about it.
Question: There are some Chinese people overseas who
basically understand the truth about the persecution in China, and they've
expressed their sympathy and their condemnation of the evil, but they don't
believe in Dafa or that Master can save people, and instead, they even say some
things that are disrespectful of Master.
Teacher: Then don't talk to them about how Master saves
people. You can just stop at talking about the persecution. Don't talk about
things at such high levels. If people ask about it and they can understand, then
you can talk to them about it, but don't talk at a high level.
People can't understand cultivators, and you can't explain
things clearly in a few words, so the result will be the opposite of what was
intended. Don't talk at a high level. If in one shot you want to tell him all
the Fa-principles you've understood while cultivating you'll scare him. You've
come to this stage of understanding only after so many years of cultivation, and
you want him to instantly reach a level as high as yours? How could that be
possible? Even for you, you cultivated up step by step, so you can imagine what
it's like for him, an everyday person listening to the truth. And what's more,
he's somebody who was poisoned. So really make sure you don't rush things.
Question: There is an adult class teaching the Chinese
language to Westerners at our Minghui School. We want to use Zhuan Falun as our
textbook for teaching Chinese, and we're not sure if that's appropriate since we
can't explain [the Fa to them]. Thank you, revered Master.
Teacher: You can teach them using Falun Gong. In
the beginning you can use Falun Gong. I've talked about how to discuss
things. You can discuss them based on your understanding and say, "This is
just my understanding." Or you can say, "This is how much I understand
right now, but it has many more, higher inner meanings, and what I say isn't
absolute." You can say those things and talk with the students.
Actually, a lot of people are studying the revised edition of
Falun Gong, and you don't need to explain things. The person will
understand if you will just read it to him, because the Fa is at work. If there
are isolated cases where they don't understand certain words per se, and you
want to explain those words, you need to add, "That's how it's understood
based on the modern language's grammar, but there are other meanings in Dafa."
There won't be any problem if you explain it that way. As for learning the
vocabulary, just explain the Chinese characters themselves [and it should work
Question: How can we have kids participate better in
clarifying the truth? Are the people who'll obtain the Fa in the next stage
doing so during or after the Fa-rectification of the human world?
Teacher: The people who'll attain the Fa in the next
stage are already beginning to come. That's actually something for the next
step, when the Fa rectifies the human world. But now they're already coming,
because it's so close, and when Dafa disciples have a really good effect
clarifying the truth, the cultivators of the future will come. Kids can clarify
the truth based on the circumstances. They shouldn't be held to the same
standards as adults.
Question: Some disciples have realized that it's also
important to clarify the truth in the economic sphere, because right now the
Teacher: Yes, I thought of this long ago. Of the people
in the world, there are a lot of heads of big corporations, and I can tell you,
they had a wish in their previous lives to make money to use for Dafa. They've
now become lost, and not only have they not used it for Dafa, they're using it
This time the old forces won't let those people come and
attain the Fa, and that's because they think: if you had too much money the
persecution wouldn't exist; if you had a few extremely rich people supporting
you behind the scenes, could that evil in China keep being so evil? It doesn't
want the Chinese people to know the truth, and what if you made a few satellites
and sent them up there, and broadcasted into China non-stop? The old forces'
obstruction has indeed ruined some people, and some people have committed grave
You can do what you mentioned, just do the best you can.
Sometimes it's not that easy to get through to those people.
Question: When there are disagreements over the coordination
and harmonization of the whole body, should we always look for our own problems
first no matter what?
Teacher: When there's a heated disagreement, think about
whether or not you have an attachment. If everyone kept righteous thoughts the
coordination would definitely be harmonious, and any problem would be resolved
quickly. When you're having a heated disagreement and nobody is willing to give
ground, you need to remember to look at yourself. Some students believe that the
argument is for Dafa's sake after all, and they use this to cover up their
attachments. When doing things for Dafa, your competitiveness, desire to show
off, clinging to your own emotions, feeling like your reputation is being
challenged, and other attachments might be mixed in.
Question: For those who have never heard of Falun Gong, is
there a need to mention the persecution in China?
Teacher: Of course you should, because sooner or later he
will hear about it.
Question: Master, you've said before that when we cooperate
well and do things together we're powerful. Is it correct to say that Dafa
disciples as a whole haven't shown cohesiveness?
Teacher: The whole body of Dafa isn't cohesive? That's
not accurate, it's wrong to say that. The truth is, nobody can damage the Fa.
Living beings, with the exception of myself, no life and no god knows my Fa. And
with the exception of a few gods at the beginning who saw the form of an
extremely small part of this Fa, no other life in this entire cosmos really
knows Dafa's true manifestation. The Falun that you can see is the manifestation
on the gong-side, but as for the Falun that truly stabilizes the Fa,
other than myself no being can see it--and it's boundlessly powerful. (Applause)
This Fa is found in everything in the new cosmos, and
everything is permeated with Zhen-Shan-Ren. As for how well Dafa disciples
cooperate with each other, that's a matter of understanding of Dafa and personal
cultivation. The Fa is complete, it's something that nobody can touch or see,
and no life can budge it. While bringing with me Dafa and everything that was
created by it, I am advancing quickly and forcefully, advancing towards the
entire cosmos, towards the most microcosmic, towards the greatest gods, and
towards everything there is, continually advancing towards the most surface, the
lowest level and the world. Nobody can block it, it's an unstoppable force. (Applause)
I am working on everything in the cosmos with tremendous speed and force.
Question: Your disciple has sinned, but I wish to atone for
my fault by doing good. May I?
Teacher: Yes, you may.
Question: Guangzhou Dafa disciples, Changchun, Beijing, Hubei,
Tianjin, Australia, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hangzhou, Shandong, Yantai, Xingtai,
Handan, Jilin City, Zhanjiang city of Guangdong, Lanzhou, students in England,
the whole body of Dafa disciples in Toronto, the whole body of young Minghui
School disciples, Kansas, Pingxiang City of Jiangxi, Shanghai, Kai'an, Dafa
disciples in Japan, disciples in New Hampshire, Dafa disciples in Fengcheng City
of Liaoning, Guangxi, the whole body of Dafa disciples in Scotland, Shihezi in
Xinjiang, North America's Dafa disciples, Yichang Dafa disciples, Dafa disciples
in Vancouver of Canada, Weifang, Mudanjiang, Dafa disciples of Mt. Emei, the
whole body of Hengyang Dafa disciples, Shanxi, and Dafa disciples of Russia all
send their regards to Master.
Teacher: Thank you all. (Applause)
Question: Recently in our activities, we often interview
ordinary people and various political parties and groups. Since they show
support for Dafa, this is going to lead a lot of people to think we have
Teacher: What I think is, it's not a problem no matter
what political party it is that supports us, because they're people first of
all, they're beings to be saved, and you don't need to worry about what people
with bad motives are going to say. What Dafa aims at is people's hearts, we
don't aim at organizations, and it's fine for anybody to support Dafa. Whoever
plays a positive role in regards to Dafa, that's good, that's them choosing
their future. (Applause) We don't have political goals, and we don't look
at organizations per se. We only look at people's hearts.
Question: In the process of making phone calls, [we've found
that] the Mainland has a small number of veteran students who seem to harbor
some fears of persecution, and they don't want to say anything or they change
the topic. And there's one veteran student that came to the U.S., who, owing to
his attachments to reputation and gain, of late appears to have quit cultivation
and often gets together with ordinary people of his own initiative, and very
seldom does he participate in Dafa activities. I'd like to ask Master, can these
people still cultivate?
Teacher: Whether to cultivate or not is up to the person
himself, it's all up to the person to decide for himself. If a person wants to
cultivate then he can cultivate, and if he doesn't want to cultivate then he
doesn't. You can only offer him some good advice. I have taught this Fa to him,
and I can save him when he cultivates, but whether or not he wants to be saved,
that's something a person decides for himself. I'd never force anybody, and Dafa
disciples wouldn't force anybody either. What I'm doing stems completely from
compassion, and it's totally for the good of all beings.
Originally I didn't want to speak for so long today, but all
the same I've spoken as long as I have. (Long applause) There's a lot, in
fact, that I don't need to state in detail. Dafa disciples are all fairly mature
now, and there's a lot you understand. Sometimes when I see the articles you've
written I'm really in admiration, and I feel proud of you. I feel that the Dafa
disciples truly have matured, and you really are able to grasp the Fa I've
taught, to really grasp it at a deep level. This understanding is based on the
Fa's truths and it arises out of righteous thoughts. When clarifying the truth
now a lot of Dafa disciples are doing a really great job and doing it solidly.
They're doing things quietly, with resolute righteous thoughts and rationality,
and they are not afraid of hardship. Everything of the Dafa disciples' futures
is born of your doing the three things, especially clarifying the truth. When I
see everything you're doing I am thinking: truly amazing, you've truly, truly
At present I don't say anything or say very little for a
reason. It's to let you truly walk your own paths in validating the Fa, to let
you correctly realize everything of your own and your mighty virtue. In fact the
most important thing I've talked about today is the matter of saving all beings.
I've centered on this topic, and I want you to become even clearer on it. There
are a lot of things you know how to handle, and if I were to speak further in
too much detail I'd be depriving you of your opportunities to create the
future, of your opportunities to walk your own paths, so oftentimes I
don't want to talk more and I'm just quietly watching you. I know that you've
really become more and more mature.
And the same goes for the Dafa disciples in Mainland China.
Amidst the persecution they've become more and more strong, rational, and
clearheaded--and this point is the most important one, clearheaded--they know
how to handle things, and it's not just that they know how to handle things:
with a lot of things they've done a great job. Disciples who do true cultivation
must validate the Fa, and a huge number of disciples have done a great job all
along. The reports that come out [from China] are the rather dramatic instances
of persecution. The reality is that there are many who've done extremely well,
only they don't say anything themselves, and they're just quietly doing things.
There are a lot of extraordinary things. A lot of Dafa disciples have done
extraordinarily well. Later on everybody will realize this.
So, seeing these things I really feel gratified (applause),
I feel that my Dafa disciples haven't let me down. Before when I used to speak,
I'd say that I didn't do things in vain. But now I can't put it that way,
because now it's not just a matter of not doing things in vain: I feel that the
Dafa disciples have truly matured amidst the tempering, that they are truly
validating the Fa, and that they are truly walking the final leg of the path to
godhood. (Roaring applause)
Editor's note: The translation is subject to further
improvement so as to be closer to the original text. Last updated: March 19,
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