Touring North America to Teach the Fa

March 2002

Li Hongzhi

Hello everyone! (Applause)

I havenít seen you for a long time. Iíd like to talk to you about several things. When Iím finished, if you have any questions you can ask them, and Iíll take this opportunity to answer you.

Iíll mainly talk about three things. The first one is that everyone should make a priority of Fa-study. Iíve said this to you often. But what Iíll talk about today is different. Iím going to tell you the larger reasons. It is extremely important for every Dafa disciple to study the Fa well. This is because you are very different from any cultivation method in the past and from the cultivators in the past, for your missions are great. The Fa of the cosmos is being taught hereówho would come to listen to the Fa? And what would those beings who would listen to the Fa do? All these things have greater significance. Iíve said that Dafa disciples are magnificent. In fact, the responsibilities you shoulder are quite large. You only know that some students made pacts with me in the past. When the truth is, there are a lot of other students who came from other cosmic colossal firmaments that are extremely distant and extremely vast, and they came to establish a karmic relationship. [1] And there are also some people who entered while Dafa was being spread this time, because the door has been wide open and a lot of people with fairly good inborn quality have entered, too. So, these are the three categories our Dafa disciples mainly belong to.

Think about it, why did beings from distant cosmic bodies come here? Because Fa-rectification was going to take place in the cosmos, and they are representatives of the extremely massive groups of beings in distant cosmic bodies and colossal firmaments; they came here to establish a karmic relationship with Master so as to ensure that in Fa-rectification they wouldnít be left out amidst the reconstruction of the entire cosmos; their goal was to allow the sentient beings there to be saved. Massive, countless groups of beings are over there. Those people who were able to sign pacts with me donít have simple backgrounds, eitheróthey also came from huge cosmic bodies. If their levels were really high, think about it, donít they, too, represent gigantic cosmic bodies? There are also some who are students that entered while the Fa was being spread this time, and most of them came from really high levels, too.

What I just talked about is who has come to listen to the Fa. If people like this have come to listen to the Fa, then think about it, doesnít every Dafa disciple represent a different gigantic cosmic body? If thatís the case, doesnít whether a Dafa disciple cultivates well or poorly determine whether those gigantic cosmic bodiesí beings get saved or not? I can tell you, this is definitely the case.

The reason is, that gigantic cosmic body is below you, itís almost like your body, because thatís how gigantic you are. There are countless sentient beings and countless cosmic firmaments inside there. Your cultivation determines whether those gigantic groups of beings are good or bad, and whether they can be kept or not! Looked at from a microcosmic level, your human body thatís manifest in the human world is actually a gigantic system, too. As you cultivate, first this part of your body gets healed and stays healthy, and then it gradually transforms into high-energy matter. The changes at the surface might not be large. During the Fa-rectification, the cosmos is making breakthroughs from the microcosm toward the surface; and during their cultivation, Dafa disciples are changing from the microcosm toward the surface, too. As you cultivate, your bodies in the microcosm make rapid breakthroughs in levels. And in their cultivation the bodies of the vast majority of our students donít have much left at the surface anymore. The higher your level, the more youíre responsible for. The higher your level, the more gigantic the cosmic body and the more the sentient beings you represent, and you will be responsible for that domain. In other words, as you go on cultivating, your human body keeps improving and becomes better and better, and at the same time it transforms into the body of a God. If you donít cultivate well, as youíve seen, the changes in the body at the surface are rather small. In other words, the gigantic cosmic body you represent is the same as your bodyóit corresponds to your body. Then perhaps many beings wonít be saved because you didnít cultivate wellóitís because you havenít cultivated well that they canít become good. Your not getting rid of a lot of attachments interferes with them, and they, in turn, are also interfering with you.

Iíve often said that you need to study the Fa well. Whenever Iíve met with students at Fa conferences or in other settings, Iíve always said that you must make Fa-study a priority, and that no matter how busy you are you have to study the Fa. At that time I couldnít tell you things at a level this profound, and I couldnít reveal this. But after this tribulation youíre now able to understand the Fa more deeply, and youíve become more mature in your cultivation and in validating the Fa. Today I can tell you this: your cultivation is absolutely not a personal, simple matter of reaching Consummationóyour cultivation is saving the countless sentient beings in the cosmic body that corresponds to you and whoíve put infinite hope in you. The cultivation of you all is saving the sentient beings in every single gigantic cosmic colossal firmament.

Why do I say that Dafa disciples are different from the cultivators of the past? I say that Dafa disciples are magnificent, but only if youíve cultivated really well is your Consummation truly magnificent. A Dafa discipleís Consummation isnít just about an ordinary being breaking out of the Three Realms. Think about it, when you cultivate well few beings in the gigantic cosmos turn bad and few of them get weeded out. And when you return, they will truly regard you as their Lord, their King, and have boundless reverence for you, because you saved them, you sacrificed for them, and you gave them everything they have. But if you donít cultivate well, many beings will be weeded out since we canít not weed out beings who are no longer salvageable. Why is that? During this persecution, beings in different dimensions are all playing a role, whether theyíre good beings or bad beings. The bad beings are interfering with the Fa-rectification, persecuting our students, and at the same time theyíre interfering with you. So you must eliminate them with utter seriousness. If you donít cultivate well, many beings will be weeded out, and when you reach Consummation, when you return to your place, youíll find that an extremely large number of beings who at one time put infinite hope in you have been weeded out. Then in this cosmic colossal firmament, itís very possible that the cosmic bodies you represent will be in a broken and incomplete state, and countless sentient beings will have been weeded out.

You know, a lot of students havenít understood things clearly during this persecution and have considered it an ordinary human persecution against human beings. In fact, this persecution is entirely an unprecedented evil test of Dafa disciples that was arranged by the old forces. And they donít let the evil beings that are being used know the true situationóthey are truly doing damage. Although I donít acknowledge any of these arrangements, they have done these things, after all. I donít acknowledge any of the things theyíve arranged in history, and during the Fa-rectification Iím completely opposing them. So amidst this persecution of sentient beings we need to clarify the truth to people, and at the same time cultivate ourselves well and eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts. Although we donít acknowledge anything of theirs, their malicious slander during this persecution has poisoned the minds of countless sentient beings.

If the vast majority of the people in this world today have really come from high levels to obtain the Fa, think about itóthey arenít just some simple beings, then. Even a Tathagata represents a gigantic group of beings. But they arenít limited to Tathagatasóthose whoíve come to the human world all have great abilities. Many cosmic bodiesí Kings and Lords have come here, and they represent gigantic cosmic bodies. But after coming to the ordinary human society, they became deluded and have even participated in this persecution of Dafa. Then if someone like that is eliminated, think about it, not only is he eliminatedówhatís eliminated is also a gigantic cosmic body.

Iíve said that Dafa disciples are remarkable. In the midst of such a severe persecution, youíre still clarifying the truth to the worldís people and saving sentient beings. The beings that youíre saving, think about it, are they just ordinary human beings? If they really correspond to gigantic cosmic bodies, then when you clarify the truth to one of them youíre rescuing a gigantic cosmic body, a gigantic group of beings, and you are rescuing a Lord, or a King. Iíd say, arenít Dafa disciples magnificent? The things Dafa disciples are met with are all really significant. People in the past talked about saving sentient beings; those who were being saved were only trivial human beings, ordinary human beings. They werenít worthy of being saved by Dafa disciplesóit didnít need to be done by my Dafa disciples. The things you do are all pretty significant. During todayís persecution, if an ordinary, everyday person can say to another person, ďDonít persecute Falun Gong, Falun Gong is good,Ē and as a result that person doesnít persecute Dafa disciples, and in the future he even has the opportunity to remain and obtain the Fa, if he came down from a high level to obtain the Fa, then his cultivation will be rapid. Then think about it, his Consummation will be the Consummation of an enormous group of beings, and the Consummation of a Lord, or a King. Yet his Consummation was made possible by an everyday person. That everyday person, an ordinary everyday person, will even become a great God. Then even more so, what about Dafa disciples doing something so magnificentóthey arenít just saving one person or several persons, and theyíre constantly taking the initiative to clarify the truth to the worldís people, constantly doing these things, and saving even more beingsóisnít that magnificent?

Iíve said before that for a Dafa disciple, reaching Consummation through personal cultivation isnít such a big dealóitís only a Dafa discipleís laying a foundation for himself in the cultivation process to prepare him for bigger things. If someone considers his individual Consummation the most important thing, Iíd say that heís not worthy of being a Dafa disciple of the Fa-rectification period. So who can be called a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple? I know that there are actually 7 billion people in the world. Our Dafa students altogether numbered only 100 million earlier on. What kind of a ratio is that? Canít those other people obtain the Fa? In the next stage there will still be people who cultivate, and there will still be people who reach Consummation, yet that will be nothing but personal cultivation. The reason is, those who obtain the Fa during the first stage are called ďFa-rectification period Dafa disciples.Ē You coexist with the Fa-rectification period, and Dafa has bestowed upon you magnificent responsibilities and missions; whereas those people who will obtain the Fa later on will only do personal cultivation. They wonít have this honor, and theyíre not fortunate enough to be part of such a magnificent thing. So isnít our saving sentient beings something truly remarkable, something truly magnificent? Actually, itís also very urgent.

I said earlier that if we donít cultivate well, for our Dafa disciples it wonít just be a matter of painful regret when they reach Consummation later on. Those who have cultivated well will truly have a grand Consummation when they returnóall the sentient beings who put infinite hope in them will be saved by them. But when some of those who donít cultivate well return, theyíll find their universes in a broken and incomplete state. As for those whoíve gone to the opposite side during this persecution or even done awful things, let me tell you that Master still doesnít want to abandon them. (Applause) Nothing of theirs at the surface can be brought back anymore. Because they havenít cultivated well and havenít done well, those enormous and numerous beings are all beyond saving. Since I donít acknowledge the old forcesí arrangements and I donít acknowledge this persecution, and since the old forces have separated the surface and Dafa disciplesí original natures, there are a lot of things Dafa disciples canít do anything about, and their surfaces are manipulated by evil beings and have been driven to do some bad thingsówhich is because they have attachments that have been taken advantage of by the evil beingsóso I will extract Dafa disciplesí original natures. Meanwhile, both the old forces who arranged that Dafa disciplesí surfaces would be manipulated to do bad things, and those evil beings whoíve been used by the old forces to directly persecute Dafa, will be stripped of their Attainment Statuses and be stripped of all their abilities. Theyíll be thrust into the parts of the human bodies of those Dafa disciples, who were persecuted by them, which are made up of karma and all kinds of postnatally-acquired notions, and that part of the human body will be eliminated in the metabolic processóthat is, the part that was taken advantage of by themóand after they are thrust into it, they will go down to hell together. This is because the bad things are really done by the old forces using the evil beings and manipulating peopleís karma and notions. They cause such disciples of mine to return the same way they came, but to not bring anything back; meanwhile, when they return, the gigantic cosmic bodies they represent will be empty and will no longer have all the beings that used to be there. Since they didnít cultivate well, everything will have turned bad and been weeded out, and it can only be re-created. Thatís why I say that in your personal cultivation itís extremely important that you keep persevering with Fa-study. If you donít study the Fa well, when you do Dafa work there will be a lot of things that are hard for you to handle correctly or do well. But if you do study the Fa well, youíll find many things a lot easier to do, and at the same time, problems will be less apt to occur. Thatís why Iíve said that no matter how busy you are, you must study the Fa.

What I just talked about was the first thing. The second thing is that we need to make a priority of clarifying the truth. You need to know that clarifying the truth is extremely important for Dafa disciples. You arenít just doing personal cultivationóyour own cultivation is saving the beings in the gigantic cosmic bodies that you represent. When you clarify the truth you are saving even more and even larger additional cosmic bodies and the beings in those cosmic bodies, because this is the responsibility Dafa and history have bestowed upon you. Earlier I said that if a lot of beings in the world came with extraordinary backgroundsóif they are Kings, Lords, and Gods of huge cosmic bodiesóthen what they represent are huge cosmic bodies and numerous groups of beings. When you save such a person, think about it, arenít you saving a God? Heís probably an extremely high-level God, and he corresponds to even larger cosmic bodies and numerous sentient beings. What kind of mighty virtue are we talking about, then? Is this a simple thing? Only Dafa disciples can have such great missions bestowed upon them.

So for you, personal Consummation is minor. You have cultivated multiple times in history, and have gone through journeys like this in many time periods. The current test of your reaching the standard for personal Consummation isnít a big deal at all. Thatís the standard for measuring how much of Dafa you grasp. Your process of personal cultivation and Consummation was actually laying a foundation for your safeguarding the Fa and validating the Fa later on. This is because you have to have certain qualities, and you have to have a deep understanding and grasp of the Fa; at the same time, in your own cultivation process you have to fully meet the personal standard that you are able to reach. Only then can you truly validate the Fa and do what a Dafa disciple should do at critical moments. So a Dafa discipleís responsibilities arenít for the sake of personal Consummation, but to save sentient beings while validating the Faóthat is a Dafa discipleís historic mission, and that is why Dafa disciples are truly magnificent.

Iíd like to tell you, actually, that the people in this worldÖ the Primordial Spirit of the person inside that human skin, back when Gods first created man, has gradually been left in other dimensions during recent time periods, and they havenít been allowed to reincarnate over. The vast majority of human skins are now occupied by high-level beings. In other words, they wanted to come and obtain the Fa, and they needed to use human skins; Dafa disciples are included among them. Thatís why your clarifying the truth is extremely important.

Of course, many students have been quietly doing large amounts of truth-clarifying workópassing out flyers, making phone calls, using the Internet, going to the consulates, and using all different forms of media to tell the worldís people the truth about Dafa and to expose the evilís persecution. The students inside China are even more extraordinaryóunder the enormous pressure from the evil, they are validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. All of this is extraordinary, itís magnificent. Whatís more, youíve done this of your own initiative. Whether itís the bitter cold of winter, the intense heat of summer, or when everything is covered by ice and snow, or in the pouring rain, and no matter what peopleís attitudes are or how difficult it is, you havenít let up. Master knows about all of this. I see it, and Iím happy. I know that youíre choosing on your own to do what you should. This is what the overall body of Dafa disciples is doing. Of course, there are a few people who arenít diligent, there are a few people whose understanding isnít adequate. But they canít represent the larger group. The overall body is doing really well. And on top of this, those who hadnít stepped forward are gradually stepping forward. Iíve affirmed all of what youíre doing many times. In other words, Dafa disciples are doing things pretty much according to the requirements of Fa-rectification. There are no problems in all of this, and itís extremely good.

Just now I discussed two things. The third thing is your sending forth righteous thoughts. These are the three things that Dafa disciples need to do at present. Sending forth righteous thoughts is another really magnificent thing for our Dafa disciples. This overwhelming persecution of Dafa, of Dafa students, and of the worldís people that has happened since July 20th of 1999 is unprecedented. In history, the persecutions of Christianity, Buddhism, and other religions were never this evil. Back then there werenít massive media apparatuses like these, transportation means werenít advanced, either, and persecutions were limited to small regions. Today, Chinaís area is vast, and the number of sentient beings whoíve been victimized is very largeóin China alone more than a billion people have been directly victimized. But this persecution isnít limited to just China. This persecution is actually worldwideóthe slander has poisoned peopleís minds the world over. Meanwhile, the lies and propaganda that have blanketed the earth have put enormous pressure on Dafa disciples. And more seriously, such lies and slander have poisoned peopleís minds all over the world. This is the Fa of the cosmos. It is the Fa that created all life. If any beingís head contains bad thoughts about Dafaóthink about it, Fa-rectification is now taking place and a beingís attitude toward Fa-rectification determines whether he remains or is eliminatedócould that being still be kept when the Fa rectifies the human world? Heíll be weeded out as soon as Fa-rectification of the human world begins. So isnít this a persecution of the whole world, of the entire human race?

Dafa disciples are remarkable. When the persecution first started, you had never come across anything like this, you werenít mentally prepared, and you didnít really know what to do. Then you gradually collected yourselves, and gradually you stepped forward to validate the Fa. Now you are more rationally exposing the evil and saving sentient beings. At this point weíve basically allowed all governments and the vast majority of people around the entire world to know that our Falun Dafa is good. They all know that weíre being wrongfully persecuted, they all know the ugly nature of the evil head scoundrel in China and the warped, disgusting face of that tyrant and they can see clearly the evilness of the gang of political scoundrels. What weíve been up against is the enormous propaganda machine of a nation thatís manipulated by an extremely evil, political scoundrel ruler. Weíve managed to let people all over the world learn the truth about the persecution, and to save those people whose minds were poisoned by the slander and lies. Itís remarkableótruly remarkable. The disciples in Mainland China are doing this even more so in the face of severe pressure. They have awakened the Chinese people. And they have awakened people all over the world, who now know the evilness of this persecution. Nobody is going along with it, and everyone is resisting it. Could the evil still keep it up, then? In fact, the evil factors that control the persecution are extremely few now, and the old forces think that they donít have enough to test Dafa. The evil, too, has seen that itís done for, that Dafa will never be eradicated.

Remember back when you first started to send forth righteous thoughts? Those evil beings that were persecuting Dafa disciples came over immediately, lining up in formation and beating their drums. Through sending forth righteous thoughts for a period of time, you have cleaned out large quantities of those evil factors. Now when you send forth righteous thoughts, your gong has to search all over for those evil things. As soon as Dafa disciples hold their palms erect they flee. Dafa disciples are able to righteously look the evil people straight in the eyes, and the evil people immediately try to avoid eye contact. Thatís because the righteous thoughts scare off the evil beings that manipulate the evil people, since they know that if they flee just a bit too slowly theyíll be instantly eliminated by Dafa disciplesí righteous thoughts. Thatís why the evil is now constantly contracting itself around where the evil is concentrated in China. The evil factors that are controlling peopleís minds in other parts of the world are in the final stage of being eliminated.

I remember that when this had just started on July 20th of 1999, in many parts of the world nobody knew what Dafa was aboutóďSuch a large-scale suppression is suddenly happening in China, whatís it all about?Ē Media outlets all over the world repeated Chinaís slanderous propaganda. The pressure was enormous back then. Of course, that was only the pressureís outward form. There was also a fundamental kind of pressure. But even the outward pressure had never been seen before in history. You have gone against that kind of pressure and have rectified everything to this extent. Thatís truly remarkable.

At that time, when the evil factors in the cosmos that are slated for elimination pressed down from above, they were extremely huge. They packed the entire Three Realms and the dimensions made up of layers upon layers of particles. The evil of the entire cosmos was pressing downósomething that enormous was pressing down toward mankind and toward the Three Realms. You saw that the photograph of Earth published back then by the media looked like the face of a demon. But that was only the manifestation at Earthís surface-layer dimension. If it werenít for the Fa-rectification, not a single being in the Three Realms would have survived, because that thing was powerful enough to destroy a considerably large cosmic body. When the force of Fa-rectification destroyed all the things that were pressed down, the factors that had restrained peopleís thoughts were eliminated as a whole, and the situation changed a lot after that. When you tried to clarify the truth before, a lot of people wouldnít listen at all, and their behavior was foul. When you tried to clarify the truth again after those things were destroyed, people became willing to accept it, and they were able to listen to you. But they still werenít rational enough, because those evil beings that had made their way into the Three Realms were still manipulating peopleóthey were still manipulating people who had bad thoughts about Dafa. As a result of the slanderous propaganda, there were quite a few people like that, and thatís why the pressure on us was still pretty big. Also, many evil beings were really base. It was under those circumstances that I told you to send forth righteous thoughts. After the evil factors that were manipulating human beings were eliminated in the course of our sending righteous thoughts, only then did the worldís people fundamentally become clearheaded.

Throughout the entire process of Fa-rectification, my gong has been coming from the microcosm toward the surface. The speed is in fact extremely fast. Iíll talk about the speed of Fa-rectification in a minute. Before the force of Fa-rectification arrives at the surface level of human beings, or in other words, as Fa-rectification keeps progressing towards this surface, during this small gap of time before the surface goes through Fa-rectification, the evil old forces are displaying everything of theirs, and using the most evil and lowest-level, horribly messed up, odd-shaped beings to persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples. Dafa disciples, by contrast, are validating the Fa and saving sentient beings during this time before Fa-rectification arrives. Everything is being displayed during this period of time.

The force of Fa-rectification will continue to dash through the remaining dimensions right up until Fa-rectification is completely finished. But, until the force of Fa-rectification reaches the surface dimensions, the old Fa, the degenerated Fa of the cosmos, will still exist in the surface dimensions. Therefore, this old Fa will continue to govern all the beings in the old dimensions until Fa-rectification arrives. If this old Fa were destroyed too early, that is, if the old Fa were destroyed before Fa-rectification arrives, think about it, serious problems would occur: from the top of the cosmos to its bottom, the horizontal dimensions, the vertical dimensions, all dimensions would be thrown into disorder, all times in the cosmos would cease to exist, it would become the largest dimension, the fastest time, all of the beings in the old dimensions would turn rotten at the fastest speed in the fastest time, all matter would immediately go bad, and everything that remains at the surface of the old cosmos and that hasnít gone through Fa-rectification would be done for and instantly disintegrate. This small bit of the old cosmosís surface that hasnít gone through Fa-rectification is also made up of countless gigantic dimensions, countless sentient beings, and countless Gods, so before it has gone through Fa-rectification it canít yet be destroyed, or else the sentient beings there would disintegrate before the Fa-rectification arrives and they wouldnít be saved. Master isnít saving just you and the people of the worldóIím also saving those high-level beings. The old beings arenít able to see what the new cosmos is like, and they arenít allowed to see it, either. So theyíre following the old Fa-principles and upholding everything of the old cosmos. Thatís why when I hold them to the requirements of the new cosmos they arenít willing to complyóthey canít see it. Then, during the Fa-rectification, the old Fa is actually playing the role of interfering with me and the Dafa disciples. I have the ability to destroy it. But as I just said, to save sentient beings I canít destroy it. If it were destroyed, these beings couldnít be saved, and all the sentient beings in these cosmic bodies would be completely done for. Besides, the main body of our Dafa disciples is still here, and it would be even more difficult to offer salvation.

So, many things canít be looked at simplistically. If this old Fa isnít done away with, it will make Fa-rectification difficult; but if this Fa is done away with, it will seriously impact the saving of sentient beings. When Dafa disciples send forth righteous thoughts, pure and righteous thoughts, to clean out the evilís persecution of them, thatís allowedóthe old Fa-principles include principles like that as well. This is the same idea as approaching cultivation with righteous thoughts, or as saving sentient beings with righteous thoughts. Thatís why you can do this. If Master were to do it for you, the old Fa-principles and the old Gods wouldnít stand for it. Iíve already done many things for you, so if I overdid it, doing too much, or if I completely took over everything and did it all, the old Fa-principles and the beings in the old cosmos would see this and they absolutely would not stand for it. They would think that I had taken over everything of yours, and that Dafa disciples hadnít done their own cultivation. So they would rise up to block it.

Of course, if they block things I can eliminate them. But would that work? A lot of things arenít that simple. For example, Iíll give you an illustration. Some students in China havenít conducted themselves too well at times. When they were arrested and persecuted, when those vicious policemen beat them, they beat them horribly. But at that moment, some studentsí righteous thoughts werenít adequate, and so the persecution that they suffered became even more severe. When the evil was beating them they forgot that they were Dafa disciples, and they didnít think, ďIíll ask Master to help me.Ē Or, when some people did ask Master for help, they had a strong attachment of fear. When they were beaten and in a lot of pain, many of them cried out, ďOww! Mom!Ē [2] They completely treated this persecution as a persecution of ordinary human beings against other human beings. Then if I tried to protect them at that time, those old forces wouldnít stand for it, because theyíre upholding the principles of the old cosmos; they think those are the only principles of the cosmos, and they canít see the new cosmos. They would say: ďThis is your disciple? Do you think he sees you as his Master? Has he regarded himself as a cultivator? Does he have righteous thoughts? Has he put aside the thought of life and death? Has he remained solid and unshakable, like diamond?Ē At those moments, Master really couldnít respond to them in the face of their criticism. Of course, you canít say he isnít my disciple just because of his behavior in one or two instances or during one lifetime. They know this, too, so they say: ďThe reason we beat him is to bring out his righteous thoughts. See, he doesnít even acknowledge you as his Master. And he doesnít regard himself as a Dafa disciple, either.Ē

††††††††††† Thatís why sometimes Master was really left with nothing to say. But, since the cosmos is going through Fa-rectification, I donít acknowledge this persecution one bit. I can completely clean out the Gods who manipulate and utilize the evil beings, as well as the evil beings themselves. No matter how high their levels are, no matter who did the beating, who did the manipulating, who used others, or who arranged it, I can grab them with one swipe of my hand and destroy them. As I sit here, Master is just an ordinary personójust regard me as an ordinary person. But Masterís bodies in all other dimensions are immense beyond compare, with each one larger than the next; no matter how large the cosmos is, itís still not as large as I am. (Applause) But think about it, everyone, if I were to destroy those beings, the old principles and the beings in the gigantic surface dimensions of the cosmos that havenít gone through Fa-rectification would all see it and say, ďWhat are you doing?Ē So they would gang up and attack, and form a force that opposes me. Even so, I would still be able to destroy themóno matter how many of them came, I could clean them out, strip them of their Attainment Statuses, and cast them down into hell. But think about it everyone, I came to save all beings. Arenít those Gods beings, too? They are beings of even higher levels, beings who are even more worthy of being saved. This Dafa disciple, on the other hand, doesnít act like a Dafa disciple, yet for him I destroy countless, countless Godsóthink about it, is that right? No, itís not. Thatís why Iím telling you that itís awfully hard for Master to take care of certain things. Itís not that Master doesnít have the ability; itís to allow all sentient beings to be saved. When you conduct yourselves righteously Master can do anything for you. If your righteous thoughts are truly strong, if youíre able to put aside the thought of life and death, and if youíre solid and unshakable like diamond, then those evil beings wonít dare to touch you, because they know that other than killing you any type of persecution will be useless. The evil will have no choice but to leave you alone. If in this scenario the evil still persecutes you, then Master will show no leniency. Master has countless Law Bodies, and on top of this, there are countless righteous Gods helping me do things, and they will directly eliminate the evil, too. Didnít I tell you before that each of you Dafa disciples has eight types of Heavenly Law-Guardians protecting you? Itís all because you havenít done well enough that all these Gods are being restrained by the old cosmosís Fa-principles and canít do anything, despite their really wanting to help.

What exactly, then, is the relationship between me and the old forces? Let me talk about this. The fact is, these old forces, strictly speaking, arenít trying to destroy this Fa-rectification, and they donít dare to destroy it. Their purpose, although itís impure, is also to have this Fa-rectification succeed, itís just that they want all of this to follow their requirementsóthey want Fa-rectification to follow their requirementsówhich is absolutely prohibited. Thatís because all beings in the cosmos have degenerated, and even the original elements that make up their beings are no longer pureóeven the elements of the elements are no longer pure. They canít detect this themselves, and no matter what they do, they wonít be able to make themselves truly pure again. They canít even meet the requirements of Fa-rectification and of the new cosmosóhow could they rectify the Fa? How could the Fa-rectification follow their requirements? If after the Fa-rectification the new cosmos were created according to the standards and requirements of the old cosmosís beings, then wouldnít it still be the old cosmos? Wouldnít that be changing the form of things without addressing the underlying issue? None of the sentient beings in the old cosmos have any idea what the cosmos was like in its original, purest, and most righteous state, so how could this be done their way? Thatís why I canít acknowledge them. But they donít want to be disintegrated amidst the old Fa-principles of formation, stasis, degeneration, and destruction, so, out of instinct they want to save themselves. The beings from the highest level to the lowest level of the cosmos have taken part in this, in this complete system that runs all the way down; at each level twenty percent of the beings have taken part, and each level is arranging specifically how to help me do Fa-rectification. But the layers upon layers of beings have become impure, and even the last being has become impure. When theyíre helping me, at the same time they hide their selfish intention of protecting themselves. They all want to change others but not themselvesóno one wants to change himselfóand they even try to preserve as much as possible the things theyíre attached to and wonít let go of. Theyíve done a lot of things very poorly throughout the process; they did some of the things intentionally, while with some other things, they couldnít even realize that those were bad things. So none of what theyíve done can meet the standard of the new cosmos, and it couldnít even meet the standard of the initial stage of the old cosmos, so itís far from the requirements of the new cosmosóitís totally different. These beings have no way of knowing what the new cosmos is like. At this critical moment, the behavior of sentient beings toward Fa-rectification is determining their future. In other words, amidst the Fa-rectification, all beings are being tested and repositioned, including being weeded out. Thatís why theyíre not at all allowed to know what the new cosmos is like. Everything thatís gone through Fa-rectification is completely different from everything they arranged.

While weíre on this subject, let me first talk a little about time. Actually, the Fa-rectification is moving very fast. Outside the cosmic body, everything of the new cosmos can be created as quickly as the wave of a hand. Although thatís just an analogy, itís really as if itís just done with a wave of the handóitís that fast. Then why has it taken me more than ten years to carry this out? The fact is, there are different dimensions in the cosmos, and each dimension has a different time. In the cosmos, from the largest to the smallest, from the infinitely microcosmic to the infinitely macrocosmic, there are countless particles, on each particle thereís an independent time, and each time has a different length. Then inside the different-sized worlds that are composed of particles, there are times; inside the even more gigantic cosmic bodies that are composed of countless particles, there are times as well; and then the gigantic groups of particles that are at the same levels, existing as a whole, also have even more gigantic times. In the cosmos there are so many different times that theyíre as countless as the beings in the cosmos. And the cosmos as a whole has another time, which contains countless, countless times that have their specific effects in all the different dimensions; all these times were created for the ways of existence of the sentient beings in the different dimensions. So some dimensionsí times are very fast, while some dimensionsí times are very slow. The sentence that I just uttered about the different speeds in different dimensions, for example, from the beginning of it up to now, some dimensionsí times have proceeded at the same speed as mine here, while in some dimensions several days have already passed, in some dimensions ten of thousands of years have already passed, and in some dimensions hundreds of millions of years, or thousands of billions of years have already passed, that fast. This is because the cosmos is incredibly gigantic, the particles inside it are infinitely microcosmic and infinitely macrocosmic, and they all have their own times. Think about it, no matter how large the entire cosmos is, if Fa-rectification is done beyond all concepts of time that are in the cosmos, beyond everything, if itís done outside of the cosmosís time and not restricted by any certain time, then no matter how large the cosmos is and how many different times there are, outside the cosmic body itís completed with a wave of the hand. And that speed is faster than even the fastest time in the cosmos. But, have you thought about something? In some places hundreds of millions of years have already passed while this wave takes place.

Itís not too bad in this human dimensionóitís only been ten-plus years since Fa-rectification began, and itís only been two-plus years since July 20th of 1999, spanning four calendar years, and my Fa-rectification has only been ten-plus years. Think about it, isnít that fast? Itís actually very fastóall of this is done in the time it takes for a wave of the hand, and the difference in time manifest in the human dimension is more than ten years. Whatís more, the overall time of the cosmos has been pushed faster since Fa-rectification began. Before July of 1999, what used to be one second was one whole day. Even now itís still speeding up. What used to be about one second is one whole year nowóand this is only an average figure, and itís still accelerating.

Think about it, everyone, at this fast speed it amounts to nothing in light of the entire history of your existence, or the eternity of your existence. In the future, when you look back on this period of time [youíll find that] it was only an instant, that it was nothing. At the beginning of this persecution, each day felt like a year to you all. Even during this recent period of time, many students have been wondering, ďWhen will it end? When is this persecution going to end?Ē Some people are thus thinking about Master having written in his poems that spring is coming, (everyone laughs) and think, ďOh, so itíll end in the spring?Ē I also mentioned autumn in my poems, (everyone laughs) so some students said, ďIt must mean itís going to end in autumn.Ē Then when autumn was over and it didnít end, they seemed to be somewhat disappointed. Think about it, isnít that using ordinary human thinking to look at these things?

If one person thinks this way, or two people think this way, or maybe three people think this way, itís not a big deal. But if Dafa disciples as a whole or if more people are thinking this way, then isnít that a strong attachment, a strong obstacle? Instead of truly using this period of time well, youíre hoping that it will end soon. Think about it, if we ended it today, how many people in China would die? A lot of people correspond to numerous beings in even larger cosmic bodies, so if this ended immediately, how many beings would be weeded out? If due to our inability to clear out the evil thoughts in their heads that are hostile to the Great Fa of the cosmos, and yet many of them represent gigantic cosmic bodies, then how many beings in the universes that correspond to them would die as a result of these people being weeded out? Do you realize how many beings would be weeded out? Have you thought about this? You are Dafa disciples; history has bestowed upon you magnificent responsibilities. We should make good use of this time. Since this hasnít ended itís a chance to save sentient beings. Thereís only a short while left; once the Fa-rectification of the human world begins, the positioning of people will be set. Although we donít acknowledge the arrangements of the old forces, during this period of time you have tempered yourselves and have established Dafa disciplesí mighty virtue. When Dafa is persecuted, the first thing Dafa disciples should think of is saving sentient beings and how to validate Dafa. Isnít that magnificent? We donít acknowledge this arrangement by the evil one bit, but after all, the persecution has taken place, and after all, the evil has persecuted so many sentient beings. Shouldnít our first thought be how to make good use of time to save them? To treat it as an ordinary human persecution against other human beings, to think with an ordinary human mind, ďWhen will they restore our name? When will it end?Ēóthink about it, are these the thoughts a Dafa disciple should have?

Donít worry that it will take a long time. I can tell you that Christianity rose after three hundred years of persecution. Is a Dafa disciple, with his important mission, not as good as an ordinary cultivator? Whatís crucial is how we understand things. Let me ask you, if it would take another ten years to save all sentient beings, would you still do it? (The students reply together, ďYes!Ē) (Applause) Thatís how a Dafa disciple should be. (Applause) Of course, there wonít be another ten years. Itís not allowed to take that long, and they donít have that much time left in their lives.

But whatís crucial is how Dafa disciples look at things. If one or two people think this way itís not a problem. But if all Dafa disciples think this way, then thatís a problem. Do you remember how before April 25th of 1999 that Premier of China said positive things about Dafa? When our students went to appeal on April 25th, he met with some Dafa disciples and said good things. After the persecution started, this caused some of our students to develop a lot of ordinary human thoughts, thinking: ďI hope the chief of the evil in Mainland China dies soon. I hope he [3] falls from power so the premier can take his place. And if the premier is in power, wonít our name be restored?Ē Didnít it cross your mind: this is the Fa of the cosmos, so if humans want to attack it, you think they can just attack it? And if human beings want to restore our name, you think they can just restore our name? Humans arenít worthy of that! How could you pin your hopes on an ordinary person? You are Dafa disciples! Each one of you Dafa disciples represents a large, gigantic dimension. What does mankind amount to? Itís only that the old forces are using it and have sealed off your greater abilities. How could you think that way about things? If all of you think that way, the old forces will see it and think: ďHow can they all have those thoughts? Those thoughts have to be removed, so letís make that premier turn bad.Ē They would rather make him turn bad in order to get rid of your ordinary human thoughts. Isnít that right? The old forces have no regard for human lifeóif they want to kill, theyíll just kill. Amidst the Fa-rectification theyíre only attached to their own arrangements.

††††††††††† If the Fa-rectification really were damaged, the cosmos would truly cease to exist, and the old forces would be gone, too; not a single being would exist, and everything would disintegrate. Although the old forces want to renew the cosmos, in reality they canít accomplish that. So their being attached to what they want to do and the role they play trying to control the Fa-rectification is one hundred percent bad. All the interference with Fa-rectification was arranged by them, so when things arenít done according to their arrangements and wishes, they do bad things. In the Fa-rectification these beings are to be weeded out. While clarifying the truth, youíve seen that some people are really hard to save now. Actually, I can tell you that a lot of people in the world are already completely beyond saving. Do you remember that line I wrote, ďHow many can be saved by mercy?Ē Dafa disciples, no matter how much you sacrifice when you clarify the truth, Iíve got to tell you, in the end there will still be many beings that canít be savedótheyíre doomed to be weeded out. I know how many people in Mainland China will be eliminated, and itís terrifyingóthe number is just enormous.

Let me go back to where I was. I was talking about the relationship between the old forces and me. The old forces saw that according to the Fa-principles of formation, stasis, degeneration, and destruction, the cosmos would head toward its final stage. In order to save themselves, they started to arrange this as early as a very remote age. No one knows who I am. I do not know who I am, either. No being has ever seen me, and no being has ever called me by any name. I have neither form nor name, and I am different from anything that composes any being in the cosmos. To the sentient beings in the cosmos, I have nothing. Perhaps when the cosmos is no more, only I am there. I have nothing. No being knows who I am. Yet without me, the cosmos wouldnít exist. The reason I have come here is to save all sentient beings amidst the Fa-rectification at a time when the colossal firmament of the cosmos is disintegrating.

Actually, everything that the old forces have done is out of a natural instinct that the cosmosís beings have to try to save themselves. But itís useless. Every time before the colossal firmament was about to end, the beings in those times all did this too, but they actually accelerated the disintegration. In other words, during the Fa-rectification, all that the behavior of the sentient beings shows is their attitude towards the Fa-rectification, and this determines whether they are kept or notóhow good their attitudes are toward Fa-rectification is evaluated and used to reposition them. In other words, these are nothing more than the sentient beingsí performances at the final stage of formation, stasis, degeneration, and destruction.

When I directly appeared at the lower-middle level of the colossal firmament, the high-level beings in the colossal firmament saw it. From having nothing, I amassed myself into somethingóbut not a composition of particles, since I have no particles. You know, I couldnít come here, to where humans are, in just one step; if the composition of someoneís body is very microcosmic it affects everything in the universe. In other words, regardless of a beingís level, if he enters a universe at a lower level that universe will be destroyed, because the more microcosmic the matter, the more energy it has, and the more its radiation. Although a Godís energy has intelligence and is merciful, it will still change everything. So he has to reincarnate level by level, and only when he has a surface of that level of particles can he stay at that level. But think about it, everyone, this takes an extremely long time, then. So thatís how I entered step by step.

Iím not the only oneóa lot of Gods in the colossal firmament have come down to the human world, and they, too, had to come down step by step like this. Many Gods from different levels have come from the cosmos, and they came with the purpose of saving the colossal firmament. To humans, they are beings at extremely high levels. They vowed to save all this, and indeed a lot of them came down. Their original intention was good, but they were unable to carry it out. Not only couldnít they do it, but they also couldnít return anymore. Actually, it doesnít matter who it is, once someone enters the Three Realms itís impossible for him to ever return. But no matter how many came, the beings at the highest level of the colossal firmament saw that none of them could carry it out. They, too, were watching me all along, and they saw it very clearly from up thereóďAhh, this one can do it.Ē They thought that the composition of my being was different from that of all other beings in the cosmos, and that nothing could change my essential nature. So they decided to choose me. In fact, many Gods have come to the Earth.

Although they chose me, they didnít know who I really was. So why did I still go along with some of the arrangements they made in history? Because this involves an important issue. You know, I just talked about how there are three categories of people among Dafa disciples, and one of them came to establish a karmic relationship. The number of Dafa disciples in this group is quite large. They came from distant cosmic bodies to establish a karmic relationship, and they represent numerous sentient beings in very distant and gigantic cosmic bodies; as representatives sent by sentient beings, they came to Earth to establish a karmic relationship since Fa-rectification was going to be done here. If I hadnít taken part in this, think about it, then those beings at the highest level of the cosmos would have chosen someone else to establish a karmic relationship with, and the numerous Gods from distant cosmic bodies would have chosen someone else to establish a karmic relationship with. This is no minor thing. If the old forces had meticulously arranged for another being things at each level that were for renewing the colossal firmament, it would have led to a terrible situation. Wouldnít they have established a karmic relationship with the wrong person? Of course, even if that did happen, they still wouldnít have been able to block my Fa-rectification. But a serious problem would have occurred: when it reached the time when salvation would start, the person they chose would start to do it, even though he wouldnít have been able to do it; meanwhile I would start to do true Fa-rectification; then they would definitely think that I was interfering with them, and theyíd deploy all the beings in this entire old cosmos to annihilate meóthey would definitely think I was someone who was disrupting their affairs, and try to annihilate me. But no one would be able to annihilate me, and no one would be able to block my Fa-rectification. So think about it, what would happen? The speed of Fa-rectification absolutely cannot be affected, so if they impeded it I would eliminate them. Theyíd be destroyed instantly, and no matter how many of them took part, theyíd all be destroyed. Then think for a momentódidnít I come to save all sentient beings? If they were all destroyed, who would I be saving? Thatís why back in history when they chose me, I considered it from the perspective of saving them, and didnít object to it, but I couldnít let them know who I was, either. So thatís how they arranged everything in the colossal firmament, including everything that has taken place in the history of mankind. My thinking was that when the Fa-rectification began, it would be a test for them, as well. And since nothing they would do could meet the standard of the new cosmos, I would just regard everything they do as a game. ďIf you want to play, Iíll play along.Ē And thatís all. As for what the Fa-rectification is truly like, thatís a different matter. They are absolutely not allowed to know what the new cosmos is like. No being is to be left out of the Fa-rectification. They think that they chose me, that itís equivalent to saving me, and that theyíve made great contributions. As for what the cosmos would be like and what they themselves would be like after Fa-rectification, they wanted to have what they wanted and to keep what they wanted to keep. Letís think about this. Say that the new cosmos is one of pure gold: if one impure being got in, wouldnít it become impure? How could that be allowed? No being can escape the Fa-rectificationóno one can. Everything in the cosmic body, in the colossal firmament, is part of it. So in other words, no matter how the old forces went about arranging things, I let them arrange them, but in the end this undertaking absolutely canít be done according to their requirements. So thatís why all of these impediments have come about today; theyíre the result of the old forces insisting on having me follow their arrangements. No matter how big these impediments are, it actually hasnít affected the essence of my Fa-rectification. And the speed is just as fast. Itís being done according to my requirements all the sameóthe new cosmos is establishing everything completely according to Dafaís standards. In fact, the old forces are just acting up during this gap of time before the Fa-rectification arrives; and Dafa disciples are also upholding the Fa and saving sentient beings during this time; the evil, base beings that are being used by the old forces, meanwhile, are doing things here that persecute Dafa disciples and sentient beings; and the wicked people who are being manipulated by the base, evil beings are, also during this time, doing evil.

For how long have the old forces been arranging such things here where humans are? For two Earthsí time. I said before that Dafa was taught in the human world back in the past. A lot of students then asked me when it was taught. It was taught on the previous Earth. Why? The previous Earth was an experiment conducted for this Earth. The old forces experimented with the last Earth so as to make sure there wouldnít be problems at the end with their arrangements for the renewal. It was to make sure that no problems would come up, and to prevent it from going awry. So why did they need to do such a long-term experiment? Because there had never before been any beings like man here at this Earthís location. Why do I always talk about alien beings? Itís because no matter how many Earths were renewed in the past, the main beings here at this Earthís location were like alien life-forms. There were differences in each time period, but none of them had the image of man.

Why did the Gods in history create man in their own image? This has been a mystery to the cultivation world, too. Iíll tell you, itís because the Fa was to be taught here, and sentient beings who listen to the Fa need to have an appearance thatís worthy of listening to the Fa. Bringing a bunch of animals here to listen to the Fa would be an insult to the Great Fa, and thatís just not allowed. If it werenít for Dafaís being taught, were a God to create beings here with manís image, all the Gods would eliminate him, since that would be the same as insulting Gods. It was for Fa-rectification that Gods created human beings on Earth in their own image. Asians were created by Gods who resemble Asians, Westerners were created by Gods who resemble Westerners, and Gods who resemble black people created black people, and other races of people were created by other Gods. At that time all humans called those Gods who created them Lords. But now ninety percent of the human race are beings from high levels, and most of them are from very high levels. They are merely using the human skins that Gods created back then; they donít really have a direct relationship with the Gods who created manís being. Back when I taught the Fa on the first Earth, I didnít teach a Fa of this magnitude, because that was only for experimental purposes. The Fa that was taught only saved sentient beings to the Falun Paradise, so the sentient beings that were saved during that period are all in the Falun Paradise. That Earth was allowed to exist until the final stage. The technology at that time was quite advanced; that was when the moon was sent up there. Yet the highly-developed industrial sector made the air, the water, the soil, the plants, and the food of humansóeverything at that timeóbecome deformed. In the end, even humans became deformed, Earthís energy was completely depleted, and the humans of that period came to an end.

So this period of Earth began 100 million years ago. Some of you present here might be thinking, ďBut what I learned from textbooks is that itís been 3.5 billion to 4.5 billion years.Ē I can tell you that the period of each Earth has lasted 100 million years, and the previous Earth also lasted 100 million years. But in Zhuan Falun I also told you that the artifacts on Earth date back hundreds of millions of years, and that some of them go back more than 2 billion years. I was only trying to tell people that prehistoric civilizations existed. People are only allowed to know that much; that is, that within the history of this 100 million years mankind also created many prehistoric cultures. The planets that were previously at Earthís location also went through disintegration and re-creation many times. In the cosmos many planets disintegrate and their remnants float about, forming dust and small star-like objects. In the gigantic cosmic body, planets are continually disintegrating and continually re-forming, and they are disintegrated by explosions. Earth was also re-formed from previous Earths consecutively exploding and then re-forming into the next Earthóone explodes, the next one re-forms. Thereís a lot of dust in space. Some of it is huge, some of itís like large rocks, some of it is as large as several square kilometers, and some is even as large as 100 square kilometers. There have been civilizations on every planet, and previous Earths also had civilizations. So, on many big pieces of things that werenít completely destroyed by the explosions, there are remnants of the previous creaturesí civilizations. When Earth was re-created it was done by putting together this cosmic dust, and this is why there are remnants of artifacts and of civilizations from previous Earths and other planets. So if I didnít reveal this today, geologists and historians wouldnít be able to figure out which periods the materials on this Earth are from, regardless of the methods they use. This Earth, as I just said, has a history of 100 million years; counting up to the present itís exactly 100 million years, and it has reached the age of the previous Earth that was here. Of course, during these 100 million years mankind has gone through several civilizations, and been destroyed by Gods many times for its moral decay. The so-called civilization mankind has right now was purposefully arranged by the old forcesóitís not a true human culture.

Then why not directly create human skins at the time when the Fa is taught and have Gods come down here to listen to the Fa? Why instead create man so much earlier in history? You need to know that when Gods create humans, they canít include in them Godsí thoughts and ways of thinking, since that would make them complete Gods, not human beings. And thatís not allowed. Although humans have the appearance of Gods, Gods canít regard humans as their kin, for humans behave completely differently from Gods. So, what were humans like initially? The body structure of humans was created by Gods, so it is the most perfect human body system in this dimension. All the alien beings sigh in admiration when they see it! Of course, it also includes humansí three souls and seven spirits, and together this forms a complete human body. Without the three souls and seven spirits it would only be a human bodyís surface, or a ďhuman skin.Ē The concept of the ďhuman skinĒ is different from the skin that human beings know. Gods consider everything of the human body at the outermost surface thatís made up of molecular particles, including its bones, blood, internal organs, and so on, the entire human body structure at the surface, or to put it another way, looking at it from the microcosm, the human thatís made up of molecular cells at the surface, everything thatís visible to the human eye when the body is dissected, Gods refer to this whole structure at the surface as a ďhuman skin.Ē They arenít referring to the skin of human beings.

But a human who lacks the ability to understand the cosmos and all the things in the human world, or to understand how life manifests, and who lacks the ability to endure the changes in the kaleidoscopic world, who doesnít have any formed ideas, and who canít understand or adapt to the cosmos, the earth, or the natural worldóhow would he act? Iíll tell you, when happy things came about, he would run up a tree and roar with endless laughter, laughing so hysterically itís scary. When something sad and painful happened to him he would burrow into the ground, and he wouldnít be able to get over it for days. When he came across something that angered him, he would vent his anger without any thought of the consequences. And he would die of happiness, anger, sadness, or joy. Think about it, could this type of person listen to the Fa? Yet when humans were first created they were like that; they didnít have any substance to them, they didnít have any endurance, and their concept and understanding of the things in this dimension were incomplete. So people had to go through a long period of time to gradually enrich the human mind and give them substance and endurance. This wasnít something that could be done in a short time, so these 100 million years were spent doing this. The way people act today is such that they donít panic when something happens to them, they stay composed and calm, they think rationally, and they even have creativity. The fact that human beings have such minds and think normally as they do is a result of Gods purposefully creating this for humans over an incredibly long period of time in history. And this process, I can tell you, continued until five thousand years ago.

When it arrived at this time period of the last five thousand years of Chinaís semi-divine culture, a systematic normalizing of the human mind began so that it would be able to accept the Fa. Although the principles in the human dimension are reversed, the Great Fa of the cosmos is upright. When I teach the Fa, the inner meanings of the Fa-principles, the words, and the ways itís expressed are heard differently at different levels above the Three Realms, but the Fa-principles are still consistent throughout. The different realms that different beings have elevated to account for the differencesóthey arenít misaligned. If I taught one way here among humans and another way in the heavens, think about it, this Fa wouldnít be all-encompassingóand we canít have thatóbecause in the Fa-rectification the Fa taught here among humans has to correspond to the entire cosmos. When I teach the Fa, the meís at level after level are teaching the Fa, too, and sentient beings at level after level are listening to the Fa.

Then how was manís thinking to be shaped and normalized in a way that would allow him to understand the Fa when he hears It? However I was going to teach the Fa, thatís how mankindís culture and the human mind would have to be shaped. People around the world all know what virtue is, what faith is, what goodness is, what evil is, and what good and bad areóthese are the most basic. In China they manifest more concretely, and their inner meanings are deeper. Since the Fa was to be taught there and this undertaking was to be done there, a rich culture that could truly allow people to recognize and understand the Fa needed to be created there. I told you before that in history I was forming karmic relationships with many of my Dafa disciples all along. Establishing the karmic relationships was only the outer goal; after forging the karmic relationships, Dafa disciples and I also had to shoulder the responsibility of creating manís civilization and the culture that Dafa would require. This is because in history, if an ordinary, everyday person wanted to leave behind in mankindís historyówhich was created for teaching Dafaóa civilization, historical remnants, or a theory, that absolutely wouldnít have been allowed. So all of the culture thatís been passed down from history was made by Dafa disciples; and of course there was also Master, who was leading you. Mankindís history is like a play, and you played all the rolesófrom kings to common folk, from heroes to villains (laughter), from intellectuals, to famous people, to heroes. Now donít laugh! If nobody played the role of villain, then when I taught the Fa today nobody would know what a villain is, what a villainís actions are, how he thinks and feels, or what a villain looks like. There canít be blank spots in the Fa.

You know about Romance of the Three Kingdoms, [4] right? Romance of the Three Kingdoms demonstrated ďyi [5] Through a dynasty and a contest of strength among three powers, the inner meaning of yi was fully demonstrated. Also, it was over a period of time as long as a dynasty that the deep meaning of yi was demonstrated, and only after that does mankind, when the Fa is taught today, have a deep understanding of yi, and know what yi is, the extended relationship between its surface and its inner meaning, or how it manifests at deeper levels. People canít just know this wordís surface meaningóthey need to understand all of its inner meaning. Of course, Romance of the Three Kingdoms also demonstrated the resourcefulness of man and other qualities.

Yue Fei [6] from the Southern Song dynasty demonstrated what ďloyaltyĒ is. What is ďloyaltyĒ? You canít just say it and give an explanation. Only after an entire dynasty were people able to really know its true inner meaning, what itís related to at deeper levels, and how itís demonstrated in action.

In history, there were also different schools of thought, and there were also the concepts of benevolence, yi, propriety, learning, trustworthiness, and so on, that Confucius set forth with his teaching of the golden mean. Only after Sakyamuni, Lao Zi, and Jesus came could people today truly know what righteous faith is and cultivation is, what a Buddha, a Dao, and a God is, and so onóthese kinds of things. Throughout history the thinking of todayís mankind was being enriched, and this has allowed people to recognize and understand the Fa, and to obtain the Fa. The entire course of mankindís history was laying this foundation. In other words, it was for teaching Dafa that human beings and human culture were createdóitís not that the Fa is being taught in keeping with mankindís culture, and even less is it the product of mankindís culture. So this is what weíve done in these five thousand years.

While weíre on this subject, let me put it most vividly: human society is like a playódynasty after dynasty, itís just like the curtain opens and a dynasty begins to play out, and as one dynasty ends, the big curtain closes; then it opens again, and a different dynasty replaces the old one. Dynasty after dynasty, one after another, they paraded through in this way, formed karmic relationships, left behind history, and created the cultures needed by mankind, performing one scene after another. Why are these called ďdynastiesĒ in China, but elsewhere ďcountriesĒ? Why are their leaders called ďkings,Ē while in China theyíre called ďemperorsĒ? Let me tell you, this isnít a difference in terminology or cultures. Since mankind was created for Dafa, Dafa is this playís main theme, and all sentient beingsí existences revolve around this main theme. Itís just that people have been engrossed with the conflicts and clashes that have been acted out in the details of the play, and have forgotten the playís main theme and the purpose of life. The playís stage is China.

Dynasty after dynasty, the people in each dynasty were a dynasty of people from the heavens. They are representatives from distant cosmic bodies, representing the countless sentient beings there and having come here to form a karmic relationship so that those sentient beings wouldnít be left out during the Fa-rectification. While forming a karmic relationship during their dynasty, they left behind the culture that they brought with them. And after they formed their karmic relationship, in the next life they reincarnated in other regions and waited for the day when Dafa would be taught. Every dynasty was like this, and all ethnicities in the world incarnated in Chinaóand this includes persons in every country. Other than the large number of beings from higher realms that came after I began to teach the Fa in recent times, the people in each country incarnated in China at some point in history. No matter which country youíre in, you were first Chinese on this earth, because your first incarnation was there. Having said this much, I need to tell you that the form and the inner meaning of China as a country actually donít exist. Are you shocked by what I just said? Actually, Chinese culture was left behind by all the worldís people in different dynasties; and these people reincarnated in other regions after they formed a karmic relationship. For example, todayís Americans were people of the Great Ming dynasty. Todayís Americans like Daoism a lot and still demonstrate the values of that time. Back when Daoism reached its height of popularity in the Ming dynasty, in some cities almost every family had a crucible set up in the home. England was the Great Tang, France was the Great Qing, Italy was the Yuan, Australia was the Xia, Russia was the Zhou, Sweden was the Northern Song, Taiwan was the Southern Song, and Japan was the Sui. In those times, people from each dynasty left China and reincarnated to places that didnít have the countries that are there nowóthey were still rugged wilderness. So most people reincarnated all over the world in a scattered way, and only returned to their places in recent times. People from one dynasty went one place, while people from another dynasty went to another placeóthatís how it went. So, strictly speaking, where is ďChinaĒ? And who are ďthe Chinese peopleĒ? ďChinaĒ in the truest sense doesnít exist.

ďBut now it exists, right? Because it, too, is now called a country, and there are no longer dynasties.Ē Actually, it still doesnít exist, because when the last scene was to be performed, when the Fa was to be taught, the sentient beings all over the world who had formed a karmic relationship with me, the people who were most likely to obtain the Fa and those who would play a negative role when Dafa spread widely, all reincarnated back in China. Whether itís the ones who came to obtain the Fa or those who came to do damage, they all came for this Fa, were born for the Fa, and were formed for the Faóeveryone is in place. Thatís why the people in China today are the most eclectic; itís because the positive and negative beings from around the world who came for the Fa-rectification period have gathered there. But regardless of whether a being came to play a positive or negative role, since the Fa-rectification doesnít acknowledge the old forcesí arrangements, as long as a being can look at and handle the Fa-rectification correctly, thereís still hope that he wonít be weeded out. And if he can obtain the Fa, I will save him. Thereís something Iíve mentioned to you before. I asked, do you know why democracy appeared in the world? The fundamental reason is that the Kings of those ethnicities, who came from those cosmic bodies, have all reincarnated in China, so who in those other regions could declare himself a King? In the end, those high-level old force beings decided, ďLetís have those humans elect their leaders themselves.Ē When someone is elected he canít be called a King. ďSo letís call him a president.Ē Anyway, even after he becomes their leader he still canít be treated like a King; when he becomes bad, people can say bad things about him, and if he becomes even worse he can be impeached, and someone else will be elected. This is the real reason why those beings up there arranged democracy. There are other factors, too. What manifests at this human place also includes principles of the human level. Humans have no idea whatís going on. So even though the people in China donít look especially strikingówhich is due to the large amount of karma in recent timesóalthough this skin is no longer that pretty, the substance inside is significant. Think about how scary it will be if the sentient beings there are destroyed. Whether it be those that they represent, or the dimensions and sentient beings that they correspond to themselves, theyíre all major groups of beings.

Having talked about these things, Iíll talk about something else. I just mentioned that this Earthís history has only been 100 million years long. Basically, the 100 million years on this Earth is divided into two major periods, with 50 million years in each period. The first 50 million years was the period in which giants, dwarves, and medium-sized people coexisted. The giants had an average height of five meters; the medium-sized people were the same as us modern people, with an average height of less than two meters; and dwarves were only a few inches tall. When Gods created people, why did they simultaneously create these three types? It was to test out which of these three types of people would be suited to live on Earth until the final stage and be suited to obtain the Fa. During those 50 million years, manís ability to understand the world was constantly being shaped, while at the same time it was being determined which type of person would be kept. At the end it was found that the giants werenít suitable. Since they had large bodies, distances were shortened for them, in terms of their relation to the Earth. They also shortened time, relatively speaking, because giantsí consumption of material resources was not proportionate to the Earth. Later on it was found that dwarves also werenít proportionateóforests were everywhere on the Earth, and it was hard for them to clear trees. At that time there was no cleared land, and it would have been hard for them to establish a civilization such as todayís. Meanwhile, time on Earth seemed to be too long for dwarves, and distances were too great; crossing oceans would have proved far too difficult for dwarves. So they werenít suitable. The giants and dwarves were then weeded out. They werenít weeded out right awayó50 million years passed before they started to be gradually weeded out from history. It was two centuries ago that giants finally disappeared from our sight; in other words, it was just over two hundred years ago that giants finally vanished from sight. Dwarves, meanwhile, were still sighted just seventy or eighty years ago. Only in recent times did they become extinct, and itís not that theyíre completely goneósome went to other dimensions, and some went into the earth. They know that they are people whoíve been weeded out, so they donít make contact with modern people.

Now that weíre on this topic, Iíll unveil two mysteries of the past. Mankind canít explain how the pyramids were built. How did people transport such huge stones? For several human beings who are five meters tall, moving them is no different from todayís man moving a big rock. Constructing those pyramids, for the five-meter-tall people, was the same as us constructing a building today. Another mystery is, why were there large animals like dinosaurs? The truth is, they were prepared for the giants. Thereís no difference between the way a five-meter-tall person looks at large animals like dinosaurs and the way our people today look at cows. Different species needed to be prepared for different humans. Everything on the Earth was created for man, formed for man. I can also tell you, while Iím at it, that animals absolutely cannot be equated with humansóyou absolutely cannot think of them as the same. You can have mercy for them and you can care for them, but you absolutely cannot treat them like human beings. Man was created by Gods; to compare animals to humans is the same as insulting man and blaspheming Gods. The truth of history will soon be shown to people, and at that time mankind will have the true, right concepts of the cosmos, life, and matter. Today when some people do archaeological work they go and stick human bones onto dinosaurs, and with regard to the building of the pyramids, people also use the existing, narrow understandings to think about it and make deductions. The truth is, many understandings science has about this immediate physical world are wrong, and even their starting point is wrong. Even the theory of gravity is wrong. Iíll tell people about these things when thereís an opportunity.

I just lifted the veil covering manís history. (Applause) It wasnít to discuss history, because mankind was created and formed for Dafa. So I was teaching you the Fa while telling you this history, as all of this is related to the Fa. Many things are really important for Dafa disciples, especially since these things and everything that youíre now doing are all interwoven with your responsibilities to Dafa, and since they include Dafa disciplesí own profound and critical factors. Iím explaining this in hopes that from this point on youíll do even better in the Fa-rectification. Youíve got to try hard, and youíve got to do well, because what you want is to consummate everything, and you have responsibilitiesóyou have come with the mission and responsibility of saving sentient beings. Throughout history people have declared that they would save sentient beings. But who knew the true meaning of saving sentient beings? You are truly saving sentient beings, and only you are worthy of doing something this magnificent. Make sure you donít lose this opportunity!

I think I wonít say much more. Next, if any of you still have questions that you need to ask, that you think are important, you can ask them, and Iíll use the time we have to answer them for you. As for the specific things in your work, your life, or your cultivation, those are factors and conditions that allow you to improve in your personal cultivation, they are what you need to enlighten to and tests that you need to pass yourself. I think I should let you get the mighty virtue youíll have from enlightening on your own. If I answer them for you it wonít be yours.

Question: When sending forth righteous thoughts, do the formulas and the hand positions correspond to one another in a specific way?

Teacher: No, itís up to you which of the two hand positions you use with which of the two formulas.

Question: During the Fa-rectification [some people] listen to whatís said by the students whose Third Eyes are open, instead of using the Fa to evaluate everything.

Teacher: At all times, whether you are doing things as a group or are validating the Fa as an individual, everything has to be centered on Dafa, everything has to be evaluated using the Fa, and you absolutely cannot go by whatever someone can see with his Third Eye. This is because although most of what disciples see is true, itís only one piece of the whole picture, and at the same time, itís limited to their levels, and occasionally itís a false vision that results from their attachments. Let me tell you that in this cosmos, no matter how high a God is, this cosmos is still a mystery to him, and heís still a being that needs to be saved during the Fa-rectification of the cosmos. What he can see and know are only the things at the levels he is at, rather than the true situation of the entire cosmos, and even less is it the real, final and true picture of what Dafa disciples need to do in the Fa-rectification. Regardless of what you see those Gods doing or what you hear them saying, donít believe it. Just do things according to Dafa and Masterís requirements. You must do everything righteouslyóthis is extremely important, and extremely magnificent! You canít take what someone sees as your guide.

When you are doing things with other Dafa disciples, itís inevitable that you have arguments, and itís inevitable that you have differences of opinion. Why? Your attachments have to somehow be displayed so that you can get rid of them. But if you refuse to give ground after arguing for a long time, then itís a problem, and itís because you didnít look within and you didnít look at your own problem. You all want to be responsible to Dafa, and your intentions are good. But often you donít mind yourselves, and itís very possible you have some ordinary human attachments. Make sure you pay attention to these things.

Having reached this stage in Fa-rectification today, Dafa disciples, Master affirms everything youíve been doing during the Fa-rectification. By July 20th of 1999 I had already pushed all of the pre-July 20 students to their positionsóI pushed you to your highest positions. Iíve told you before that your changes start from the utmost microcosm and original nature. Some students felt, ďIím cultivating so rapidly.Ē You all felt like that back then. The process of your Consummation and your final elevation in cultivation were both for the purpose of your validating the Fa later on. So if you are someone who studied the Fa well in the period of personal cultivation, you will be doing well validating the Fa and saving sentient beings amidst the persecution; and your body at the surface will be continually assimilating to high levels in the Fa-rectification, and whatís left at your human surface will become less and less. But as for those who havenít done well, who have gone to the opposite side, or who donít step forward, we can see that their bodies on their godly-side are dissolving down layer by layer. Of course, this undertaking hasnít been completed yet, Fa-rectification hasnít been concluded, so thereís still a chance for you to do well again. Indeed, as long as thereís still one day when the persecution hasnít ended, that day is an opportunity. Use it well, do better, come back sooner, and donít miss any more opportunities. Donít dwell on your past mistakesóif youíve made mistakes, then do well from now on. Donít think about the things that have happened. Think about how to do well from now on, and become truly responsible to yourself and to sentient beings.

Iíd like to mention another thing. When some of our students have differences of opinion in their work, they like to call my family members and ask their opinions. Let me tell you that my family members are cultivators, too, and they, too, canít necessarily judge things correctly all the time. They, too, might do the wrong thing or say the wrong thingówhat they say isnít Fa. Donít do that kind of thing anymore. Donít push away your opportunities to establish your own mighty virtue and to improve yourselves in cultivation. During the Fa-rectification each person is walking his own path, and this is the history each Dafa disciple creates.

Thatís all Iíll say. Next, if you have more questions, you can ask them.

Question: Why does Master often have little disciples do things in the heavens?

Teacher: Itís because they donít have the postnatally formed notions that adults have, their nature is purer, and the energy they send out isnít affected by everyday peopleís thoughts. From another perspective, the extent of a personís abilities isnít restricted by his age as an everyday person.

Question: How can we help people obtain Dafa in the environment of Hong Kong, where people are obsessed with money and material wealth?

Teacher: You are Dafa disciples, and you are saving the sentient beings poisoned by the evilís lies. As long as a person isnít against Dafa, he can make it through the danger of being weeded out when the Fa rectifies the human world. As for those beings who havenít tried to damage the Fa but that arenít good, or not so good, right now we donít do anything about them. The reason is, in the next stage there will still be people who do cultivation practice, and the sentient beings in the next stage will still need to position themselves while the Fa rectifies the human world. Right now the focus of our salvation is on those people whose minds have been poisoned by the evilís lies. Those extremely evil beings that are eliminated as we save sentient beings are only targeted because they damage the Fa. There are many other beings who are at the same level as them but who havenít tried to damage the Fa, and who havenít taken part in this affairódo nothing about them. Why? The next stage of Fa-rectification is also going to be an opportunity for those who havenít tried to damage the Fa. And at the same time, the people of the next stage will still need to cultivate themselves. These things are part of the next stage.

What Dafa disciples are to do today is be responsible to Dafa. Donít touch the things in everyday peopleís society. When you clarify the truth donít say high-level things; the main thing isnít to have people understand what the high-level, profound Fa is. Well, people who are particularly good are an exception, and you can tell them about it. But when you clarify the truth to an average person, just tell him that weíre being persecuted and that weíre only doing exercises and trying to be good people, and theyíll be able to understand. After they learn about the truth, people will see all the propaganda for what it is, lies, and theyíll naturally see how despicable and evil it is. After people become aware they will be indignant: ďHow can a government act like a bunch of hoodlums? Youíve been persecuted so badly, and youíre persecuted just for trying to be good people.Ē Just use the simplest ideas when you talk to people. Not only will they be able to accept it and understand it, but theyíll also be less apt to misunderstand. Youíve cultivated for such a long time now, and your understanding of the Fa is quite deep. If you talk about your high-level understanding of the Fa, it will be hard for everyday people to understand, and itís likely they will misunderstand; you have come to the high-level understanding you have today only after a long process of cultivation. You want people to immediately understand things at a level that high, but they wonít be able to, so donít talk to them at too high a level. Even when you clarify the truth to religious people you shouldnít talk at a high level. Just talk about the persecution weíve suffered. If they donít want to hear about other spiritual beliefs, we donít talk to them about spiritual beliefs; tell them that weíre just doing exercises. Itís hard to save people nowadays. You have to explain things to them by following the logic of their attachments. For the sake of saving them, donít create any obstacles for them.

Question: Iím a disciple who only obtained the Fa several months ago. How am I different from those disciples who obtained the Fa before July 20th of 1999?

Teacher: The old forces also arranged it that some Dafa disciples would enter Dafa during the persecution. They think that if someone enters while the persecution is so severe, his mighty virtue shoots right up. But there are also some people who are part of the next group to reach Consummation and who arenít included in this, so right now itís hard to say exactly who is in which situation. No matter what, though, to have obtained Dafa is the most fortunate of the most fortunate things, so you have to make good use of this period of time, bring yourself to truly cultivate and truly obtain the Fa, and ascend in cultivation. Not everybody can obtain the Fa, and not everybody can enter, because this is the Great Fa of the cosmos. Back when I was teaching Dafa, why were the old forces dead set on limiting the number of people who would obtain the Fa during the first round to 100 million? Even these 100 million people are the result of my insistence. At the time, the number they limited it to was 70 million, while I wanted 200 million people. They knew that if 200 million people were to obtain the Fa during the first round they wouldnít be able to make this evil so-called ďtestĒ happen, so they were dead set on limiting it to 100 million. A large group of these people had just obtained the Fa when they couldnít wait anymore to begin the so-called tribulation. That was unfair to those people. Those of you who obtained the Fa recently, I havenít told you which category you belong to. You shouldnít think about this, either. Just do what youíre supposed to do.

Question: Hello, Master. Iíd like to ask a question, namely, in one of your new articles you talk about ďrenewing the three domains.Ē Your disciple doesnít understand it. Would Master please explain.

Teacher: Actually, people your age should know. Those who were educated by private tutoring in the past or who went to school before 1950 all studied the Three Character Classic [7] in their schooling. In the Three Character Classic, and in Chinese culture, there has always been the concept of the three domains. Itís also mentioned in Daoist thought a lot. The ďthree domainsĒ actually refers to the Heavens, Earth, and Man. ďRenewing the three domainsĒ refers to [ushering in] the New Heavens, the New Earth, and the New Man.

Question: Hello, Master. Iíd like to ask a question. Confucian thinking runs through each of Chinaís dynasties. So Iíd like to ask what the relationship is between Confucian thinking and the spreading of Dafa in China.

Teacher: Confucianism, as I just talked about, was merely laying a foundation for manís thinkingóthatís all. It has allowed people to know what the golden mean is and the specific things that human beings should believe in and follow, such as benevolence, yi, propriety, learning, and trustworthiness, and thatís pretty much the extent of it. The culture in each of mankindís periods was laying a foundation for the thinking that humans should have when they obtain the Fa, allowing them, in the end, to comprehend the Fa and understand the Fa when they obtain the Fa.

Question: Nowadays weíre doing a lot of Dafa work and our time is very tight. I find it hard to guarantee two hours of exercise each day. I wonder if itís alright to exercise less?

Teacher: Dafa disciples, Master has said that youíve been working hardóyou have truly been working hard. I donít have the heart to specifically tell you anymore to do something. I know that many people are taking the initiative to shoulder a lot of things, are even sleeping little every day, and they also have to go to workóit really is hard. But no matter how hard it is, I think you should still find time to study the Fa and do the exercises. I think that a cultivator canít go without doing the exercises. Although doing the exercises is only supplemental to your improvement, it, too, is part of the Fa, and itís connected to all the changes in your body. Of course, if you have too many things to do and youíre too busy, and you exercise less, or you donít exercise at all for a few days, itís alright to make it up later on. If youíre truly very busy and you truly have very little time to do the exercises, Master has ways to do that for you, too. But I would think that your being a little busy and your enduring a little hardship is your Dafa discipleís mighty virtue. In the future when you look back, youíll find it remarkable!

Question: How were the highest beings in the cosmos created?

Teacher: In the future Iíll teach you the highest Fa. Iíll talk about how the cosmos came into being, and this question will then be discussed. Itís still a bit early now to talk about it.

Question: When I studied the Fa, I read about how the people in the heavens go through transmigration every five hundred years and those on Earth go through transmigration every one hundred years. Whatís this about?

Teacher: The Three Realms is the lowest realm in the cosmos. The Three Realms is divided into three major levels, so itís called the Three Realms. Within each level there are three levels of great heavens, so there are a total of nine levels of heavens. And these nine levels of heavens are divided into many smaller heavens, so some people call them the thirty-three levels of heavens, but actually there are more. All beings in this scope go through transmigration, whereas beings outside of the Three Realms donít. The beings in the Three Realms have a relatively short lifespan in each life: the people on Earth only live for several decades; the beings at one level higher can live for one to two hundred years; the ones at one more level higher can live for two to three hundred years; the ones at another level higher can live for three to four hundred years; and those at the highest level can live for around a thousand years. But no matter how many years it is, they eventually have to drop down and go through transmigration again. Once a being goes beyond the Three Realms he no longer goes through transmigration.

Question: When there are revisions to Dafa books, which version should we go by? [8]

Teacher: When we find incorrect words itís necessary to make revisions. With Master here, the Fa cannot be sabotaged. For the Chinese books, go by what was recently published in Taiwan.

Question: I think the current school system is deviating more and more from Zhen, Shan, Ren. Itís as if theyíre teaching children to be robots, indulging them, not teaching them the principles and ideas of how to conduct oneself, not stressing virtue, and they donít teach goodness (shan) or forbearance (ren). So I donít want to send my child to school. I want to keep him at home and teach him myself. Am I being too extreme? I hope that in the future there will be Dafa schools.

Teacher: At present, when I teach the Fa I also incorporate todayís science, since mankind is already how it is. Although nowadays the education given in schools canít teach children to be good and it indulges childrenís thinking, the knowledge thatís available can still help them in understanding the Fa later on. Of course, itís better to have schools run by Dafa disciples, but until we have them I think itís better to let him acquire some knowledge. And then when he comes home you can read Zhuan Falun to him and teach him how to conduct himself. This is all you can do at present. The transition period will be short.

Question: Why is it that there have been many revisions to the words in the new articles?

Teacher: I informed them over the phone of the six articles that were recently published; I dictated and had the Minghui Website transcribe them, so there were errors. Usually, after I tell Minghui to publish an article I donít check it again, and only when some people notice something and ask me about it do I then take a look. This mainly happened because I was busy and didnít have time to check.

Question: Iím from Korea. My understanding is that everyone is equal under Dafa. But many new students have cultural differences. Would you please talk a little bit about this.

Teacher: Actually, when Zhuan Falun is translated into different languages it doesnít affect your understanding of the Fa at the surface level. During the course of cultivation, in particular, the inner meaning of the Fa doesnít manifest in the surface words. As you continually read the book youíll find that you continually have new understandings of the Fa-principles, and youíll see ever more Fa-principles. This is in fact the Fa bringing out your wisdom. So, your improvement isnít affected. In Mainland China a lot of older people who were illiterate learned how to read through studying the Fa, and their improvement wasnít affected, either.

Question: Some new students have cultural barriers and are unable to understand the Fa.

Teacher: New students can come to understand a little bit at a time. Donít tell them things that are too high-level. Just talk about whatís on the surface, like how to improve your xinxing and how to get well and stay healthy. Over time theyíll come to their own realizations by reading the book more.

Question: Many Westerners have come to learn the exercises from us, including people of different age groups. Can we make a set of exercise music tapes that are similar to the Fa-lecture tapes, in that they keep Masterís instructions but add English translation?

Teacher: Yes, you may. But donít translate the formulas. [9] Formulas are what everyday people refer to as incantations. The sound and manifestation of each character has a corresponding effect in specific cosmic bodies. Once itís translated the correct sounds and internal factors are lost.

Question: I want to ask about something. I think itís a fairly common thing, namely, I think that many Dafa disciples feel quite good when they go out to spread the Fa and find it very easy to communicate with other people. But their tribulations at home seem to be pretty big. For example, some personsí spouses donít really understand them. Take my parents for example: they have a certain amount of social status in China, so they find themselves under a lot of pressure. I think that many Dafa disciplesí relatives in China think that Falun Gong is good, but theyíre afraid that we might run into danger outside of China. But I think that these relatives of Dafa disciples have also endured some things. Iíd like to know what will become of them when the Fa rectifies the human world?

Teacher: This attachment has to be let go of. The Fa is evaluating the actions of all sentient beings at this time. If someone hasnít done damage to the Fa then thereís no problem. But if someone has bad thoughts about Dafa, then from the perspective of saving all sentient beings, you should first explain things to your family members; you should try your best to explain things to them and help them get rid of those thoughts.

Question: After this Fa conference there will be a performance and some everyday people will attend. Can we sing songs from the human society that are fairly righteous?

Teacher: Everyday people can come to listen to our performancesóweíre saving all beings. Theyíre allowed to come listen to even our Fa conferences. The talks given by students during the Fa conferences are beneficial to them. So this isnít a problem. As to whether everyday peopleís songs can be sung in our Dafaís grand halls, the answer is no. (Applause) Why not? If youíre participating in a performance in the ordinary societyóthat is, if itís Dafa disciples participating in an everyday-people sort of performanceóas long as the song isnít in bad taste and itís not at all political, then it doesnít matter. But if itís entirely our own Dafa concert, I think we should make it more pure and righteous. When itís not organized by our Dafa it doesnít matter. You must make a clear distinction. You asked if itís okay when the song is righteous. Right now itís hard for you to know whether the songís composer has taken part in persecuting Dafa. How do you know he hasnít written songs that persecute Dafa in China? You canít judge this at present. If the composer is a Dafa disciple and the song itself isnít in any way political, then itís fine. But at present itís hard to gauge these things.

Question: If students in Mainland China go out to spread the Fa, theyíll surely be arrested. But if they donít spread the Fa, theyíre afraid that it will affect their levels in the course of Fa-rectification. How should disciples in Mainland China handle this?

Teacher: Neither of these two kinds of thinking is right. If a person doesnít go out to spread the Fa, heís afraid that it will affect his level, heís afraid that it will affect his improvement, and heís afraid that it will affect his Consummation. Heís afraid of this, heís afraid of thatóinstead of truly looking at things as a Dafa disciple. Dafa disciples absolutely should validate the Fa, and they should save sentient beings. Itís precisely because of these ordinary human attachments that problems are apt to occuróthatís why a lot of problems have occurred.

Iím fully aware of the situation in ChinaóIím perfectly aware. If a Dafa disciple doesnít validate the Fa, I donít think thatís right. I canít put things too specifically. A lot of things are the old forcesí arrangements. Whatís more, they arranged them in great detail, and the manifestations are extremely complex. The situation in Mainland China seems chaotic, when itís actually very well-ordered.

There are two circumstances in which they canít touch a Dafa disciple. One is that he is rock-solid. They donít dare touch him, because they know at that time that if this disciple has taken a righteous path and conducted himself well and someone still dares to persecute him, it doesnít matter that theyíre the old forces or what the old principles areóI absolutely wonít spare them. There are countless righteous Gods by my side, too! And I also have countless Law Bodies who do Fa-rectification. My only concern is that Dafa disciples themselves wonít be firm inside; when thereís some kind of attachment, some kind of fear, or what not, then the old forces see it and take advantage of the omissions and persecute them. And if a personís righteous thoughts arenít sufficient while heís being persecuted, he will be persecuted even worse. This is always the case. Also, the vast majority of these students are ones who hadnít directly established a karmic relationship with me in history. This time while the Fa is being spread the door is wide open, and the old forces werenít able to stop them from entering. But the vast majority of these students have conducted themselves well. They donít dare to persecute too badly those who established a karmic relationship in history, because those students have suffered like this before in history. If every Dafa discipleóregardless of which category he belongs toóhad been able to do well, this persecution would have ended long ago. Speaking of being able to do well, itís easier said than doneóitís not like I tell everybody that they have to do so and then theyíre able to do so. It comes from having built a solid foundation in cultivation, and itís built through studying the Fa for a long time. Actually, the vast majority of us have conducted ourselves really well. Those who havenít done well are from the third group of students. And because they havenít done well, the persecution has become even more severe, making Dafaís situation seem as if itís being persecuted extremely dangerously and viciously. Actually, no matter which group a person belongs to, Master treats everybody the same. When we talk about putting aside the thought of life and death outside of Mainland China, itís absolutely different from when the students in that kind of environment, under that kind of pressure, and in that kind of situation talk about putting aside the thought of life and death. I donít want to say too much more about these things. If in that environment they can truly put aside the thought of life and death, though, the situation will be different. For example, after some Dafa disciples are arrested, they are able to maintain an unshakable calm, and they have no fear. Youíll see that the old forces donít dare to persecute them. Itís because they know that unless they beat them to death, any persecution of them wonít do a thing, so they donít touch them. How many students can do this? Their being so steadfast in Dafa terrifies the evil. By contrast, those whose human attachments are too strong and who havenít studied the Fa in depth have brought a lot of suffering to themselves that they shouldnít have experienced. Some of them have written so-called ďrepentance statementsĒ or have signed some things. Since I donít acknowledge this persecution, Iíll give them more chances before this undertaking concludes. I have seen from most studentsí actions that they have, after being persecuted, come to understand with greater composure and rationality the seriousness of Dafa and cultivation. At the same time, they see the seriousness of this persecution more clearly, and they no longer do things with so much human attachment, as they did before. Theyíve gradually let go of these attachments, so the things they do are more and more pure and righteous, and better and better. They have become more and more steadfast, and more rational. Donít just look at the persecutionís surface. When the Fa rectifies the human world all of the truth will unfold before peopleís eyes. The Dafa disciples in Mainland China are indeed remarkable.

Question: I have two questions to ask. One is that the family and friends of some Dafa disciples outside of China used to practice, but after the persecution began they gradually gave it up. They want to know what they should do now. Another question is that some disciples who are very diligent sometimes still experience what appears to be fairly serious sickness karma. Theyíd like to know whether itís their own karma or the evil doing damage. How should they handle this?

Teacher: As for the first question, what they want to do is up to themóit really depends on them. As for the second question, when you encounter something look at yourself firstóthis is the greatest trait that sets Dafa disciples apart from everyday people. If we truly donít have any problems on our part, then it must be the evilís persecution of Dafa disciples. During this Fa-rectification period, in particular, Dafa disciplesí karma is no longer an issue. You must consciously and clearly recognize the evil beingsí persecution. Theyíre truly doing bad things. Itís best that Dafa disciples walk their own paths righteously and not allow the evil to seize any excuse to persecute you.

Question: May I imagine a little bit what the new cosmos is like?

Teacher: Mankind will undergo changes, too. So the cosmos is undergoing changes, all the way down to mankind. The new cosmos is perfecting all kinds of elements where the old cosmos is imperfect. The new cosmos is more complete, and this is something that couldnít be resolved at all in the past without using the form of Fa-rectification. In the past, whenever a cycle of the cosmos was no longer good enough, it would disintegrate, be re-created, and start to develop again; and when it became bad it would just be re-created. Fa-rectification is happening for the first time ever in the colossal firmament since the beginning of time. So Iíve used the opportunity of this Fa-rectification to change many things. I canít talk about these things. But I can tell you that since mankind is a part of the cosmos and since Dafa has been spread hereÖ In the past there was no human race here; no matter how many Earths have been re-constructed after disintegrating, the main beings here always had the appearance of alien beings. Their outward appearances were very different each time, but none of them had the outward appearance and the internal systems of human beings, let alone the human mind. But todayís human beings were created for the spreading of Dafa. So after those people who have sinned against Dafa are eliminated, the people who remain will have blessings. So in the future the people on Earth will really have the appearance of humans. In other words, the future human race will truly begin in the next stage. The life-form this time was created for spreading Dafa. In the future there will still be Buddhas, Daos, and Gods coming down to the earth to save people, sentient beings will still be able to listen to the Fa, and sentient beings will again be saved. But things like a God coming to save people and getting crucified will never happen again.

Question: I want to ask about this: sometimes when we clarify the truth some historical figures come up. Because we donít know about the many karmic relationships, should we be more careful with certain things?

Teacher: During the Fa-rectification, youíre just validating the Fa with the human languages and with the points that can be commonly understood by mankind. Just do it according to what mankind can recognize these days as good and bad, or right and wrong. Whoever in history you mention isnít a problem.

Question: Iíd just like to give a few examples of what you just said about the situation of the Mainland students being quite good. From what I gather, almost all of my relatives and friends who Iíve come into contact with are really steadfast. Some of them went to Tiananmen in an open and dignified manner. They left in the morning and came back in the evening; they got on a plane in the morning and took a plane back in the evening. They not only shouted ďFalun Dafa is good!Ē but also held up banners, and nothing happened to them. Also, thereís an elderly person who is ninety-some years old and goes out to spread the Fa every day, and nothing has happened to him. Anyway, theyíre all very steadfast. Only one person I know has been arrested, but heís conducted himself quite well. Through talking with them I can sense that the situation is excellent. They told me, ďItís good, weíre doing great.Ē After I heard that I felt good.

Teacher: Thatís the situation now. Itís because there are no longer that many evil beings for the old forces to use. And the second they see Dafa disciples sending righteous thoughts they flee. When you go to the Chinese consulates to make appeals, the consulates seem really scared. Itís not actually the human beings who are afraid, but those evil ones that manipulate human beings. When it manifests over here in this human dimension, they appear to be really scared, when in fact itís the evil factors that are afraid. If the evil is completely eliminated, and if at that time even the people in the consulates come out to learn Falun Gong from us, it would be just too terrifying for that chief political scoundrel in China. Thatís why the evil beings are trying so hard to control those who work in the consulates, and to keep up everything that the evil has been doing. But despite this, they canít keep it up anymore. In China, other than the city where the head of the evil resides, in other areas the evil no longer controls the whole area. The evil beings have been eliminated so much that not many are left, and the situations in large areas are becoming better. If you send forth righteous thoughts at the head of the evil from nearby it, the evil wonít keep replenishing and protecting it fast enough, and that creature will take his last breath. The reason is, it has none of its human things left, and its skin is entirely sustained by the evil beingsósending righteous thoughts eliminates them. If that replenishing canít be kept up it will drop dead. Last time when the students sent forth righteous thoughts nearby it in Malta, it almost collapsed. Thatís how it is. It no longer has anything human in it. Now it has lost its senses and doesnít have normal human thoughts. It is alive for us. Its human reasoning is getting less and less rational. Actually, the staff members of the consulates in some regions have already started to come out and make contact with our students, some have already taken our materials quietly, and have said to us in private, ďGood job!Ē (Applause) This wasnít possible before. Why has this happened? After the evil that was controlling people was eliminated, people began to calmly think. Theyíre now reflecting on their own: ďJust what exactly is Falun Gong about? Why have they been persecuting Falun Gong like that?Ē And they have recognized the evilís persecution and all the lies that have been exposed. People are shocked, and now theyíre actively trying to learn the truth.

Question: I have two questions. We work on the FGM television programs. A while back, we received feedback from some viewers saying that our news program seemed too stiff.

Teacher: Actually, I think that the tone of your program is quite good. (Applause) It doesnít have the feel of class struggles, [10] itís fairly neutral. If the tone is too soft, though, that isnít good either. In fact, Iíve told the TV and radio stations in many regions that the tone of the Los Angeles students in their broadcasts is quite appropriateóitís not too stiff and itís not too soft, itís pretty moderate. Of course, that wasnít to praise youódonít get bigheaded. What Iím saying is that we should do our best to make it more moderate. That would be better. Everyday people say all kinds of things, and itís hard to make something suit all tastes; some people like spicy things, some people like sour things, and some people like sweet things. We should just project a moderate image, just do it that way. Of course, you can be a little more natural and a little more relaxed. When youíre in front of the camera you are an actor, so you might consider improving your appearance a little.

Question: I have another question. In addition to making Dafa programs, weíre also making some everyday-people type programs that donít have any Dafa content in them. How do we properly balance this? How much time should we use to produce Dafa programs? And how many non-Dafa programs should we air?

Teacher: Itís up to you how you arrange this, itís up to you how you handle the specifics. Just do whatever you feel is appropriate after you discuss with each other. The truth is, in your validating the Fa today, in the process of Dafa disciplesí clarifying the truth, the forms you have adopted, the different methods youíve used, and all the different things youíve done have all been handled very well. Donít underestimate your sending even one flyer or one booklet to China, making one phone call there, or sending one fax there or sending all sorts of informationóthe effect is quite significant, and its effect in frightening and eliminating the evil is huge, truly huge. Itís because of the evilís slanderous propaganda that people have bad thoughts in their minds. When people become clearheaded, thatís when those evil things are eliminated and disintegrate. If a person really represents a gigantic cosmic body, his turning-around means that numerous sentient beings are savedóthe impact is enormous! Truly, all of these things are being done really well. Donít underestimate these things. Of course, as for how to do things specifically, you need to gauge for yourself whatís appropriate and how to make it acceptable to people. If a form of media is to be in the format of those in the ordinary human society, it has to be made acceptable to everyday people. If it has nothing but articles that expose the persecution, it actually wonít have the best results in exposing the evil and saving sentient beings, because the target audience is not cultivators, after all. So we should make these programs more diverse and more interesting to people so that theyíll want to watch them. And then also round things out with Dafa programs. Done this way itíll have a greater impact on everyday people. It wonít work if it doesnít have any everyday-people type of contents, since you are trying to make it like those in ordinary human society. Then as for how much of them to include, you need to use your own judgment; the amount has to be appropriate.

Question: Greetings to Master from the disciples in Masterís hometown, Changchun! When can you go back to see them?

Teacher: I donít think it will be long now. Dynasty after dynasty in China, every dynastyís emperor was called, ďone who lives ten thousand years.Ē But none of them could live that long. Every dynasty wanted to make its state power unshakeable, but they were, after all, not unshakeable. We donít have any desire to overthrow the regime in China, we donít have that sort of political aspiration. We are being persecuted without justification. We just expose the evil gang of scoundrels that persecutes us. Many people in the Chinese government are actually against this persecution. Itís just that under this intense pressure they donít dare say anything. But what people do is determining their future. Dafa is evaluating all people. Iíll say it one more time: the human society was created for Dafa, and throughout history, anything that had nothing to do with Dafa absolutely wouldnít have taken place. It was the head of the evil that started that talk about ďthe Communist Party has to defeat Falun Gong.Ē Why does the Communist Party want to defeat Falun Gong? People all around the world find this strangeóďThe Communist Party controls Chinaís entire army, police force, and government. Why would it want to defeat a group of unarmed folks who are under its rule and who only want to be good people? How irrational!Ē In fact, as Dafa was spreading widely peopleís hearts were becoming good, and social stability was improving. Who does that benefit? Whoeverís in power, right? Isnít it totally irrational? Weíre not interested in political power. Actually, before the persecution started, family members of all seven members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the CCP Central Committee were practicing Falun Gong, and all seven members of the Standing Committee had read the book. They knew full well what Falun Gong is about. Jealousy that developed in political struggles has bred those things whereby people attack each other, and it has made it lose its senses and be unable to tolerate anything. Its breadth of mind is incredibly small, while its desires are incredibly large; its courage is incredibly small, while its jealousy is incredibly large. It knows nothing about governing a country, and its ability to do real things is less than that of the head of a small division in a local business. When it gets irrational itís no different than a demon. On top of all that, its Primordial Spirit is a toad. Itís hard to find someone like that! In this human worldís play, where can you find an actor like this? It took a long time of searching throughout history to find it! (Applause) The old forces donít want to let it go down to hell immediately, and they say this is because theyíll never be able to find a character like it again.

[1] This term, yuan, is sometimes translated as ďpredestined relationships.Ē

[2] The Chinese word for mother, ma, is commonly shouted when someone is in pain or frightened.

[3] Note that the pronoun used here usually refers to animals or inanimate objects.

[4] A classic Chinese novel about the battle for control of China among three warring states. The period spanned from 220 A.D. to 280 A.D.

[5] A sense of justice; loyalty; devotion; righteousness; chivalry; honor.

[6] Yue Fei (yueh fay) is a national hero in China, thought to have lived from 1102 A.D. to 1141 A..D.. He is known for his bravery and loyalty.

[7] Written in the 13th century, the Three Character Classic is a distillation of the essentials of Confucian thought expressed in a way suitable for teaching young children. Until the latter part of the 20th century, it served as a child's first bit of formal education at home. 

[8] Note that this is in reference to the formal modifications made by Master to the Chinese versions.

[9] This refers to the four-line formulas for each exercise. It is the same Chinese term that is used for the Fa-rectification ďformulas.Ē

[10] ďclass struggleĒ is a term in modern Chinese that in this sense suggests a combative, politically-laced tone.