What is Expected of Falun Dafa Assistance
All local Falun Dafa Assistance Centers are
civic organizations for true cultivation, are only for organizing and
assisting cultivation activities, and are neither to be run as economic
enterprises nor managed using the methods of administrative organizations.
No money or possessions are to be kept. No activities are to be held for
doing healings. Assistance Centers are to be managed in a loose manner.
All assistants and staff of Falun Dafa
Principal Assistance Centers must be genuine cultivators who practice only
The spreading of Falun Dafa has to be guided by
the essence and inner meanings of Dafa. Neither personal viewpoints nor
methods of other practice ways should be promoted as the content of Dafa,
lest cultivators be led into incorrect thinking.
All Principal Assistance Centers must take the
lead to observe the laws and rules of their countries of residence, and they
must not get involved in politics. Improving cultivators’ character is the
essence of cultivation.
All local Assistance Centers should, when
possible, stay in contact with one another and exchange experiences in order
to facilitate the overall improvement of all Dafa cultivators. No locality
should be discriminated against. Offering salvation to humankind means
making no distinctions with respect to region or race. The character of true
disciples should be evident everywhere. Those who practice Dafa are all
disciples of the same practice.
You need to firmly resist any conduct that
undermines the inner meaning of Dafa. No disciple is allowed to promote what
he sees, hears, or awakens to at his own low level as the content of Falun
Dafa, and then do what’s called “teaching the Law.” That’s not allowed even
if he wants to teach people to do good, because that’s not the Law, but
merely kind words of advice for everyday people. They don’t carry the power
that the Law has to save people. Anyone using his or her own experience to
teach the Law is considered to be severely disrupting the Law. When quoting
my words, you need to add, “Shifu
Dafa disciples are forbidden to mix their
practice with the practices of any other cultivation way (those who go awry
are always these kinds of people). Whoever ignores this warning is himself
responsible for any problems that occur. Pass this message on to all
disciples: It is unacceptable to have in mind the ideas and directing
thoughts of other practices while doing our exercises. Just one,
instantaneous thought is as good as pursuing things in that other way of
practice. Once the practice is mixed with others, the Law Wheel will become
deformed and lose its effectiveness.
Falun Dafa cultivators must cultivate their
character, along with performing the movements. Those who focus solely on
the exercises but neglect character cultivation will not be acknowledged as
Falun Dafa disciples. Dafa students thus need to make studying the Law and
reading the books the essential part of their daily cultivation.
April 20, 1994
Regulations for Falun Dafa Disciples
in Spreading Dafa and Teaching the Exercises
When spreading Dafa to the public, all Falun
Dafa disciples can only use the statement, “Shifu Li Hongzhi has
taught that…” or “Shifu Li Hongzhi says…” You are strictly forbidden
to use what you experience, see, or know, or to use things from other
practices, as if they were Li Hongzhi’s Dafa. Otherwise, what would be
promoted would not be Falun Dafa and it would amount to harming Falun Dafa.
All Falun Dafa disciples can disseminate Dafa
through book-reading sessions, group discussions, or reciting at practice
sites the Law Shifu Li Hongzhi has taught. No one is allowed to use
the form of giving speeches in an auditorium, as I have done, to teach the
Law. No one else is able to teach Dafa; they can neither comprehend my realm
of thinking nor the true inner meaning of the Law I teach.
When our cultivators talk about their own ideas
and understanding of Dafa in book-reading sessions, group discussions, or at
the practice sites, each must make it clear that it is only “my own
understanding.” Mixing Dafa with one’s “own understanding” is not allowed,
much less using your “own understanding” as the words of Shifu Li
When spreading Dafa and teaching the exercises,
no Falun Dafa disciple is allowed to collect a fee or accept any gifts.
Anyone who violates this rule is no longer a Falun Dafa disciple.
For no reason may a Dafa disciple use the
opportunity of teaching the exercises to treat people or heal health
problems. Otherwise that would be the same as undermining Dafa.
April 25, 1994
The Standards for Falun Dafa Assistants
The assistants should cherish Falun Dafa, be
enthusiastic to work for it, and be willing to serve others voluntarily.
They should take initiative to organize exercise sessions for our students.
The assistants need to cultivate in only Falun
Dafa. Should they study other practice’s exercises, it automatically means
that they have forfeited their qualifications for being students and
assistants of Falun Dafa.
At the practice sites, assistants must be
strict with themselves but generous with others. They have to maintain their
character and be helpful and friendly.
The assistants should spread Dafa and should
teach the exercises sincerely. They should
actively cooperate with and support all Principal Assistance Centers’ work.
The assistants should teach the exercises to
others voluntarily. Collecting a fee or accepting
gifts is forbidden. Practitioners should not seek fame or profit, but merit
Notification for Practitioners of Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa is a cultivation way of the Buddhist
system. No one is allowed to propagate any religions under the guise of
practicing Falun Dafa.
All Falun Dafa cultivators must strictly
observe the laws of their countries of residence. Any conduct that violates
a country’s policies or regulations would directly oppose the merits and
virtues of Falun Dafa. The individual concerned is responsible for the
violation and all of its consequences.
All Falun Dafa cultivators should actively
uphold the unity of the cultivation community, doing their share for the
development of humankind’s traditional culture.
Students, as well as assistants and disciples,
of Falun Dafa are forbidden to treat people’s health problems without
approval from the founder and shifu of Falun Dafa, or without
obtaining permission from appropriate authorities. Furthermore, no one can
just decide to accept money or gifts for treating people.
Students of Falun Dafa should take cultivation
of character as the essence of our practice. They are absolutely not allowed
to intervene in a country’s political affairs, and moreover, they are
prohibited from getting involved in any kind of political disputes or
activities. Those who violate this rule are no longer Falun Dafa disciples.
The individual concerned should be responsible for all consequences. A
cultivator’s fundamental aspiration is to progress
with diligence in real cultivation and to reach Perfection as soon as