Will Forever be Pure Like Diamond
Religion cannot be mingled with
politics, or its leader will necessarily be preoccupied with worldly affairs.
Paying lip service to teaching people’s hearts to be good and leading people
back to the pure land, these people’s hearts are bound to be evil and
hypocritical; what they pursue is surely fame and self-interest. Power is what
everyday people crave, while fame is a great obstacle to reaching Consummation.
This person is bound to gradually become the leader of an evil religion. Because
religion’s goal is to teach people to be good so that they can eventually
return to their heavenly paradise, the principles it preaches must be higher
than those in human society. If they are applied to politics in the human world,
it is the most serious corruption of heavenly principles. How could Gods and
Buddhas be driven by human attachments to get involved in the dirty political
matters and power struggles of human society? This is what a human being does
when driven by his demon-nature. Such a religion is bound to be used by
governments to engage in violence and launch religious wars, thereby becoming an
evil religion that harms mankind.
people practice religion” will not do, either.
First, this can easily alter religious doctrines and reduce them to theories
of ordinary human society. Second, religion can easily be turned into a
political tool that will tarnish the Buddha Fa’s image. Third, religious
leaders will become politicians, and this will make religion come to an end,
thereby turning it into an evil religion.
Falun Dafa is
not a religion, but future generations will regard it as one. It is taught to
human beings for the purpose of cultivation practice, rather than to establish a
religion. There can be a large number of people learning Dafa, but it isn’t
permitted to turn all of a nation’s citizens into religious followers and make
everyone take part in the unified activities of cultivation practice. Dafa
cultivation practice is always voluntary. Never force anyone to participate in
At no time in
the future may Dafa be used for any political matters. Dafa can make people’s
hearts become good, thus stabilizing society. But by no means is it taught for
the purpose of maintaining the things of human society. Disciples, keep in mind
that no matter how much pressure there might be in the future from political
forces and other powers, Dafa can never be used by political powers.
involved in politics, nor interfere with state affairs. Truly cultivate and
become benevolent. Keep Dafa pure, unchanged, and indestructible like diamond,
and it will thereby exist forever.
September 7, 1996