Falun Buddha Law is a great,
high-level practice of the Buddhist school, in which assimilation to the
supreme nature of the universe—Zhen, Shan, Ren—is
the foundation of cultivation. Its cultivation is guided by this supreme
nature, and is based on the laws by which the universe evolves. What we
cultivate is thus a Great Law, or a Great Dao.
The focus of Falun Buddha Law practice is the mind, with
the cultivation of one’s character (xin-xing) being singled out as the
key to increasing gong.
The height of a person’s gong is directly proportionate to that of his
character, and this is an absolute truth of the universe. “Character” includes
the transformation of virtue (de) (a white kind of matter) and karma (a
black kind of matter); the abandonment of ordinary human desires and
attachments; and the capacity to endure the toughest hardships of all. It
encompasses many things that a person must cultivate to raise his or her
Falun Buddha Law also includes cultivation of the body,
which is accomplished by performing the exercise movements of the Great Way of
Spiritual Perfection—a great high-level Buddhist practice. One purpose of the
exercises is to strengthen the practitioner’s supernatural abilities and
energy mechanisms by means of his or her powerful gong strength (gong-li),
thus achieving “the Law (fa) refines the practitioner.” Another purpose
is to develop many living entities in the practitioner’s body. In advanced
practice, an Immortal Infant or Buddha-Body will come into being, and many
abilities will be developed. Exercises are necessary for the transformation
and cultivation of such things. The exercises are part of the harmonization
and perfection in our Dafa.
Dafa is thus a comprehensive mind-body cultivation system. It is also called
“The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection.” Dafa requires both cultivation and
exercises, with cultivation taking priority over the exercises. A person’s
gong will not increase if he merely does the exercises and fails to
cultivate his character. Meanwhile, a person who only cultivates his character
but does not perform the exercises of the Great Way of Spiritual Perfection
will find the growth of his gong strength impeded and his innate body (ben-ti)
There are people with a predestined connection, and people
who have been cultivating for many years but not able to increase their
gong. In order for more of them to gain the Law, to cultivate at a high
level from the outset, and to increase their gong rapidly so as to
reach Perfection directly, I have hereby imparted to the public this Great Way
(da-fa) for cultivating Buddhahood that I cultivated and awakened to in
the remote past. This cultivation way brings a person to harmony and wisdom.
The movements are concise, as a great way is extremely simple and easy.
The Law Wheel (fa-lun) is central to cultivation in
Falun Buddha Law. The Law Wheel is an intelligent, rotating entity composed of
high-energy matter. The Law Wheel that I plant in a cultivator’s lower abdomen
rotates constantly, twenty-four hours a day. (True cultivators can acquire a
Law Wheel by reading my books, watching my talks on video, listening to the
audio of my talks, or studying with Dafa students.) The Law Wheel helps
cultivators to cultivate automatically. That is, the Law Wheel cultivates
cultivators at all times even though they don’t perform the exercises at every
moment. Of all the cultivation ways introduced to the world today, this is the
only one that has achieved “the Law refines the person.”
The rotating Law Wheel has the same nature as the universe
and is its miniature. The Buddhist Law Wheel, the Daoist yin-yang, and
everything in the Ten-Directional World
are reflected in the Law Wheel. The Law Wheel provides salvation to the
cultivator when it rotates inward (clockwise), since it absorbs a great amount
of energy from the universe and transforms it into gong. The Law Wheel
provides salvation to others when rotating outward (counter-clockwise), for it
releases energy that can save any being and rectify any abnormal condition;
people near the cultivator benefit.
Falun Dafa enables cultivators to assimilate to the supreme
nature of the universe—Zhen, Shan, Ren. It differs fundamentally from
all other practices and has eight major distinguishing features.
1. A Law Wheel is
Cultivated, Not an Energy Elixir.
The Law Wheel has the same nature as the universe and is an
intelligent, rotating entity made of high-energy matter. The Law Wheel rotates
constantly in the cultivator’s lower abdomen and continually collects energy
from the universe, evolving and converting it into gong. For this
reason cultivating in Falun Dafa can increase gong and allow a person
to reach the state of Unlocked Gong unusually quickly. Even those people who
have cultivated for over a thousand years have wanted to get this Law Wheel
but couldn’t. At present, all the practices that are popular in society
cultivate elixir (dan) and form elixir. They are called
It’s extremely hard for cultivators of elixir-method qigong to achieve
Unlocked Gong and Enlightenment in this lifetime.
2. The Law Wheel Refines
the Person Even When He or She is Not Doing the Exercises.
As cultivators have to work, study, eat, and sleep every
day, they aren’t able to do the exercises twenty-four hours a day. But the Law
Wheel rotates constantly, helping cultivators to achieve the effect of doing
the exercises twenty-four hours a day. So although a person cannot do the
exercises every moment, the Law Wheel still refines him or her nonstop. In
short, even though a person might not be doing the exercises, the Law is
refining him or her.
Nowhere in the world today has another publicly introduced
practice solved the problem of finding time for both work and exercises. Only
Falun Dafa has solved this problem. Falun Dafa is the only cultivation way
that has achieved “the Law refines the person.”
3. Cultivating the Main
Consciousness so that You Get Gong.
Falun Dafa cultivates a person’s main consciousness.
Cultivators have to consciously cultivate their minds, abandon all of their
attachments, and improve their character. You cannot be in a trance or lose
yourself when practicing the Great Way of Spiritual Perfection. Your main
consciousness should govern you at all times as you do the exercises. Gong
that is cultivated in this way will grow on your own body and you will
acquire gong that you yourself can take forth with you. That’s why
Falun Dafa is so precious—you yourself get gong.
For thousands of years, all other practices introduced
among everyday people have refined the cultivator’s assistant consciousness;
the person’s flesh and main consciousness have served only as mediums. Upon
reaching Perfection, the cultivator’s assistant consciousness would ascend and
take the gong away with it. There would then be nothing left for the
person’s main consciousness and innate body—a lifetime of cultivation effort
is in vain. Of course, when a person cultivates his main consciousness, his
assistant consciousness gets some gong too and, naturally, improves
along with the main consciousness.
4. Cultivation of Both Mind
“Cultivation of mind” in Falun Dafa refers to the
cultivation of a person’s character. Cultivation of character takes
precedence, as it is considered the key to increasing gong. In other
words, the gong that determines your level is not gained by doing
exercises, but by cultivating your character. Your gong level is as
high as your character level. The character element in Falun Dafa covers a
much wider range of things than just virtue; it encompasses many types of
things, including virtue.
“Cultivation of body” in Falun Dafa refers to achieving
longevity. Through performing the exercises a person’s innate body
undergoes transformation and is preserved. Your main consciousness and flesh
merge into one, accomplishing Perfection of the whole. Cultivation of the body
fundamentally changes the human body’s molecular components. By replacing
cells’ elements with high-energy matter, the human body is converted into a
body made of matter from other dimensions. As a result you will stay young
forever. The issue is dealt with at its root. Falun Dafa is a practice that
truly cultivates both mind and body.
5. Five Exercises that are
Simple and Easy to Learn.
A great way is extremely simple and easy. Viewed broadly,
Falun Dafa has a small number of exercise movements, yet the things to be
developed are numerous and comprehensive. The movements govern every aspect of
the body and the many things that will be developed. All five exercises in
their entirety are taught to cultivators. Right from the outset, the areas in
the cultivator’s body where energy is blocked will be opened, and a great
amount of energy will be absorbed from the universe. In a very short period of
time the exercises will expel useless substances from the person’s body and
purify it. The exercises also help cultivators to raise their level,
strengthen their supernatural powers, and arrive at the Pure-White Body state.
The five exercises are far beyond the usual exercises that open the meridians
or the Great and Small Cosmic Orbits. Falun Dafa provides cultivators with the
most convenient and efficient cultivation way, and what is also the best and
the most precious way.
6. No Directing with
Thought, No Going Awry, and a Rapid Increase of Gong.
Falun Dafa cultivation involves no directing with thought,
no focusing thought on specific objects, and is not guided by mind intent. So
practicing Falun Dafa is absolutely safe, and it is guaranteed that
cultivators won’t go awry. The Law Wheel protects cultivators from going awry
in the practice as well as from disturbance by people whose character is poor.
Moreover, the Law Wheel can automatically rectify any abnormal condition.
Cultivators begin their cultivation at a very high level.
As long as they can bear the toughest hardships of all, tolerate the
intolerable, maintain their character, and really practice only one
cultivation way, they will be able to reach the state of Three Flowers
Gathered Atop the Head within a few years. That is the highest level a person
can reach during Triple-World-Law cultivation.
7. No Concern for Location,
Time, or Direction When Doing the Exercises, and No Concern About Ending the
The Law Wheel is a miniature of the universe. The universe
is rotating, all of its galaxies are rotating, and the Earth is rotating as
well, so there is no north, south, east, or west for us. Falun Dafa
cultivators do their cultivation according to the fundamental nature of the
universe and the laws by which it evolves. So no matter which direction
somebody faces, he or she is doing the exercises towards every direction.
Since the Law Wheel rotates constantly there is no concept of time;
cultivators can do them at any time. The Law Wheel always rotates and
cultivators couldn’t stop its rotation [if they tried], so there is no concept
of ending the practice. You finish the movements but not the functioning of
8. Having the Protection of
My Law Bodies, There is No Need to Fear Meddling by Malevolent External
It’s very dangerous for an everyday person to suddenly
receive high-level things, as his or her life will instantly be in danger.
Cultivators will gain protection from my Law Bodies (fa-shen) when they
accept my Falun Dafa teachings and truly cultivate. As long as you persevere
in cultivation, my Law Bodies will protect you until you reach Perfection.
Should you decide to stop cultivating at some point, my Law Bodies will
The reason many people don’t dare to teach high-level
truths is that they are not able to assume the responsibility, and heaven
prohibits their doing so. Falun Dafa is an upright Law. One right thought will
subdue a hundred evils, provided that in the cultivator’s cultivation he
maintains his character, abandons his attachments, and forgoes any incorrect
pursuits, as prescribed by Dafa. Any wicked entity will be afraid, and
anything not related to your improvement won’t dare to meddle with you or
disturb you. The teachings of Falun Dafa are thus completely unlike those of
conventional cultivation methods or the elixir-cultivation theories of other
practices and branches of cultivation.
Cultivating in Falun Dafa consists of many levels in both
Triple-World-Law and Beyond-Triple-World-Law cultivation. This practice, right
at the outset, begins at a very high level. Falun Dafa provides the most
convenient cultivation way for its cultivators, as well as for those who have
been cultivating for a long time yet have failed to increase their gong. When
a cultivator’s gong strength and character reach a certain level, he or
she can attain an indestructible, never-degenerating body while in the secular
world. A person can also achieve the Unlocking of Gong, Enlightenment, and
ascension of the whole person to high levels. Those with great determination
should study this upright Law, strive to achieve the Rightful Attainment,
improve their character, and discard their attachments. Only then can they
general name for certain practices that cultivate the human body. In recent
decades, qigong exercises have been extremely popular in China.