Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Changchun
Question: Teacher, you have said
that now is the Fa-Ending period, and Buddhas, Taos, and Gods are no longer
concerned with matters of ordinary people. Then why are you concerned?
Teacher: Because I am a person
among ordinary people. Even when nobody else is concerned,
I am. This is something I myself want to do. However, it is not something that
can be done just because someone gets an idea in his head to do it.
Question: My husband practices
of] qigong. Is there a conflict with my practicing Falun Dafa?
Teacher: You practice yours,
and he can practice his. If he wants to practice Dafa,
you can teach him. If he doesn’t want to practice, then you just practice yours.
Fear is also an attachment. It is no problem as long as your mind is not moved.
Question: I don’t have the thought
of cultivating to high levels and just want
to stay at the level of healing and fitness. I would like to ask the Teacher,
can I reach Consummation? If I follow my conscience among society’s ordinary
people to be a good person, where will my soul go after I die?
Teacher: If you don’t even have
the thought of cultivating to high levels, how could
you reach Consummation? See, the problem is “I don’t have the thought of cultivating
to high levels.” If this is where you are starting from, then what Consummation
will you reach? It’s hard to say what you will be reincarnated into in your
next life, but perhaps you’ve accumulated virtue and done good things. By doing
good things, accumulating virtue, and enduring hardship, you might gain a lot
of virtue. Since you don’t want to cultivate, it won’t be transformed into gong,
so in the next life, perhaps you will attain good fortune in return.
Question: If some practitioners do
research on the Book of Changes, will their
cultivation be interfered with?
Teacher: The things in there
are just principles from our Milky Way galaxy, not greater
principles. But the Fa we practice is greater—this Dafa is enough for
you to research for a lifetime.
Question: Because I had a
face-lift, there is some silicon rubber material in
the bridge of my nose.
Teacher: It doesn’t matter.
Some people have told me, “I’ve had contraceptive surgery,”
or “I’ve had something removed.” It doesn’t matter. Let me tell you, in the
true body of yours it wasn’t removed. You should practice all the same, and
everything can be cultivated.
Question: Every time I think about
my mind I shudder. Why does this happen?
Teacher: If one has animal or
spirit possession, this might occur, but in the classes
I got rid of them for the vast majority of our students, with the exception
of the very few who still hadn’t changed their way of thinking and weren’t firm
about cultivation. When I was getting rid of those things, I didn’t investigate
Question: If getting a promotion is
pre-determined in one’s life, then is it
true that a person doesn’t have to work hard to make a good showing, and can
wait for everything to happen as pre-determined by fate?
Teacher: The Fa is taught to
cultivators. If I were to tell an ordinary person
today that this is how things work, he would still fight and struggle for things,
because he is an ordinary person and wouldn’t believe [this principle]. That’s
just how ordinary people are. Ordinary people don’t believe in this. It gets
to the point where it is inevitable that a person will fight and struggle to
Question: When I practice the
exercises, my body sways involuntarily.
Teacher: Don’t sway, don’t sway
involuntarily. If you just can’t stop swaying, then
open your eyes and the swaying will stop. Do this until you don’t sway anymore.
Question: While practicing Falun
while practicing the second exercise—Falun Standing Stance—my hands feel like
they’re holding a mass of qi. If I don’t consciously control it, the mass of
qi will pull the hands inward or sometimes push them outwards.
Teacher: This is the Falun
turning. What you are feeling is just the feeling
of the Falun rotating.
Question: Would it have any
if I do the exercises while under the effects of the Lengyan incantation?
Teacher: I have said that
reciting incantations is actually asking to be strengthened
by that practice. You have my Falun and Law Body to take care of you,
so what are you reciting that for? Do you want to stand in two boats at the
same time? Do you want to add other things to your cultivation? Isn’t that your
intent? You won’t gain anything that way.
Question: I often move. Will your
Law Body help me to purify my place of residence?
Teacher: Wherever true
cultivators go, they will be helped. If you just want your homes
cleared up when you move, you won’t get anything. I didn’t come here to clear
up your house.
Question: If I stop the exercises
when images appear, will it have any effect
on my cultivation and improvement of gong?
Teacher: Are you saying that
when you see an image in front of your eyes, how will it
affect your practicing if you stop the exercise then? It has no effect. But
often when an image appears in front of our eyes, it’s best for you to quietly
observe it until this image passes. If once it appears you don’t look at it,
and it’s as though you don’t want it, then perhaps your state is as though you
are giving it up. So we still want you to look at it, but don’t develop any
Question: Does looking for a
boyfriend or girlfriend count as an attachment?
Teacher: Many of our young
people should find a boyfriend or girlfriend and form a family.
Cultivating among ordinary people doesn’t mean you should become a nun. This
is not a problem. This practice of ours is mainly about cultivation in this
complicated environment of ordinary people.
Question: After my child attended
he couldn’t continue to do the exercises. Will the Falun protect him forever?
Teacher: If a person can’t
continue to do the exercises, then it won’t work, right?
One has to keep doing the exercises. I came to save cultivators, not to specifically
protect ordinary people.
Question: When I feel the Falun in
my body turning,
sometimes it changes direction before it completes one circle. Some people feel
the Falunturning more than a hundred times before turning the other way. Why
does this happen?
Teacher: This is because in the
beginning, when it is adjusting things in your body,
the Falun doesn’t follow a set pattern. It is an intelligent being and
knows how to adjust things for you, until you have been adjusted suitably. When
your body is finished being adjusted, and after you are completely acclimated
to it, it will quite naturally turn forward nine times and then backwards nine
times. But at that point you won’t feel anything, you won’t always feel it.
We all know that the stomach moves slowly, but do you feel your stomach moving?
When [the Falun] becomes a part of your body, when you have adapted to it, you
won’t feel its existence.
Question: Can we tell those who
cultivation the Fa and Heaven’s secrets as told to us by Teacher?
Teacher: Don’t casually talk at
a high level to an ordinary person—he won’t believe
what you tell him. If he believes, then you can tell him. But otherwise those
who don’t believe it will undermine Dafa.
Question: If a practitioner can get
rid of attachments, can he still have an
attitude of striving hard for things and doing his utmost in accomplishing things?
Teacher: At the current level,
it’s unrealistic to ask people to give up everything
and be in a state of no intent. At your current stage, although I have strict
requirements for you, being among ordinary people you are bound to still put
effort into personal gain, and there’s no major problem there. But slowly, as
you improve, all of these attachments have to be reduced gradually. It’s not
realistic to do it instantly. Also, you said that you would give up attachments
while still striving hard for things. Isn’t that an attachment itself, for you
to want to keep doing it? Your question contradicts itself.
Question: I already used your photo
to consecrate the statue of Buddha, Buddhist
scriptures, and the Buddha shrine. Is the Law Body on the Buddha statue your
Law Body? Can I burn incense for it now?
Teacher: As a matter of
principle I don’t do these things, and we are not looking after
ordinary people. As a cultivator, if you don’t really believe in these things,
it will be even more difficult in the future.
Question: As soon as I do the
exercises, I sweat all over. Is this a good thing?
Teacher: Of course that’s good.
Sweating by nature expels bad things, and it means that
your body is hot. When people have health problems their bodies are cold. It
shows that you have practiced well.
Question: For a person with great
virtue, do many people have to drop down and
lose virtue before he can collect great virtue?
Teacher: A person with great
virtue has great forbearance, and he can endure the hardship
of hardships himself—what does this have to do with others?! It’s not that in
order for him to cultivate to a high level, others have to lose virtue. In the
process of cultivation, people will seek you out so that you can pay back the
karma you owe, unless you leave this environment to cultivate, in which case
you will have to switch to another way of paying back karma. Even then, it wouldn’t
be you that was cultivating, so it is a must that you cultivate in this environment.
People will inevitably provoke you, just as you will inevitably create karma
among ordinary people.
Question: How many times should I
do the exercises in one day?
Teacher: If you have time, then
do more; if you don’t have time, then do less. However
many times is okay. In the beginning, it’s better to do the exercises as much
as you can. Your doing the exercises is strengthening the mechanisms. The true
increase of gong, the changes in your body, and the strengthening of
abilities are all results of the mechanisms that we installed in you. Your doing
the exercises strengthens the power of the mechanisms.
Question: In ordinary human society
that a person has all kinds of thoughts. Will thinking about various things
distort the shape of the Falun?
Teacher: Its shape won’t be
distorted. Thoughts in the regular course of working and
regular thoughts are normal in the process of cultivation. If you are always
thinking about personal gain or how to keep others from doing things to you,
how can you improve then, given that your thinking is the same as that of ordinary
people? That will hinder your improvement.
Question: When meditating there is
a sound in my ears, and
my mind goes blank.
Teacher: This is a good thing.
It means that your distracting thoughts are gone—this
is very good. But you have to be aware that you are practicing.
Question: When developing gong
we cultivate until the master consciousness (zhu yishi) is in charge?
Teacher: That’s not the right
way to look at it. The subordinate consciousness will
practice along with you, and he too will gain gong. But in the future
he will always exist as the subordinate consciousness. You are always the main
Question: When doing the exercises,
I feel like I’m in a bit
of a trance.
Teacher: If you feel like you
are in a bit in a trance then just open your eyes to do
the exercises. Don’t do the exercises while in a daze anymore.
Question: Can I lie on my back to
do the four wheel-holding movements?
Teacher: Don’t do it like that.
I didn’t teach you to do it like that. Perhaps some
people find it comfortable and not tiring to do the exercises this way, but
how could that be okay? Can you not endure that little bit of hardship while
doing the exercises?
Question: When I did meditation in
the past, some scenes would appear. Is it
because the sub-consciousness was closed off that they stopped appearing?
Teacher: Don’t be concerned
with this. Don’t be attached to it. That
is something that happened in the past, and whatever situation occurs in the
future while doing the exercises, just go with it naturally. As long as you
aren’t attached to it, seeing something is in itself a good thing.
Question: I didn’t attend the
class. Will I see results if I frequently read
the book and study?
Teacher: Those who didn’t
attend the class, but can study on their own
and are truly able to follow the xinxing requirements that guide
practitioners as they cultivate, can achieve obvious results just the same.
Question: What’s the lowest
Attainment Status of the Buddha school?
Teacher: The lowest Attainment
Status of the Buddha school is that of the Arhat.
Below that, there is no Attainment Status and the cultivator didn’t reach True
Attainment Status and didn’t go beyond the Three Realms.
Question: Is it true that all Falun
as long as they are diligent enough, can reach the cultivation of the Buddha
Teacher: Dafa is boundless. The
Buddha Fa is boundless. It all depends on the
cultivation of your mind. When you reach the cultivation of Beyond-Triple-World
Law, the cultivation of the Buddha Body begins.
Question: Aren’t the subordinate
consciousness and the master consciousness
two different people?
Teacher: They are all you, just
one person. They have one name and come from the womb
at the same time as you, but they are actually two consciousnesses.
Question: How do we pass on the
Teacher: We’ve discussed the
matter of how our practitioners of Falun
Dafa teach the exercises before. You can teach them and pass them on. When
you pass on the righteous Fa, you are accumulating virtue, doing something
good, and saving people. You can pass it on and teach people about it, but
don’t use your own words to teach people about it. You should use what Teacher
said and what is written in the books. You should do it this way. What you
are passing on is not Falun Dafa if when talking to others you mix in any
of your own thoughts or any images that you saw! You are at your own level,
and the principles that you have understood are not the complete Fa. When
I teach, I am combining very high-level principles, so your own things can’t
guide people. Even though you may have seen something or come to know something,
the problem still exists. Also, the way our practitioners pass on the practice
is entirely voluntary; they are doing good things and accumulating virtue.
If you’re a practitioner, what are you after? You’re not after fame and fortune,
right? What we are after is merit and virtue, so nobody is allowed to collect
money. Also, nobody can use the form I am using to pass on the practice. It’s
fine for you to hold discussion groups or for everyone to discuss things with
each other at group practice sites. The reason is that you can’t teach this
Fa. Some people may say that they are schoolteachers, but that’s something
totally different. This Fa has extremely, extremely deep inner meanings and
provides different types of guidance at different levels. You simply cannot