Chapter I The Characteristics of Falun Dafa
Falun Buddha Fa
is a great, high-level cultivation way of the Buddha School, in which assimilation to the supreme nature of the universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren, is
the foundation of cultivation practice. Its cultivation is guided by this supreme nature, and based on the principles of the universe’s evolution. So
what we cultivate is a Great Fa, or a Great Dao.
Falun Buddha Fa aims
directly at people’s hearts and makes it clear that cultivation of xinxing
is the key to increasing gong.
A person’s gong level is as high as
his or her xinxing level, and this is
an absolute truth of the universe. “Xinxing”
includes the transformation of virtue (de)
(a white substance) and karma (a black
substance), the abandonment of ordinary human desires and attachments, and the
ability to endure the toughest hardships of all. It also encompasses many types
of things that a person must cultivate to raise his or her level.
Falun Buddha Fa also
includes cultivation of the body, which is accomplished by performing the
exercise movements of the Great Consummation Way—a great high-level practice
of the Buddha School. One purpose of the exercises is to strengthen a
practitioner’s supernormal abilities and energy mechanisms using his or her
powerful gong potency (gongli), thus achieving “the Fa refines the practitioner.”
Another purpose is to evolve many living beings in a practitioner’s body. In
high-level cultivation practice, the Immortal Infant or Buddha-Body will be
born, and many abilities will be developed. The exercise movements are necessary
for transforming and cultivating these things. The exercises are part of the
harmonization and perfection in our Dafa.
So Dafa is a comprehensive mind-body cultivation system. It is also called
“The Great Consummation Way.” This Dafa thus 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 xinxing.
A person who only cultivates his xinxing
and does not perform the exercises of the Great Consummation Way will find the
growth of his gong potency impeded and
his original-body (benti) unchanged.
There are people with
predestined relationships, and people who have been practicing cultivation for
many years but have been unable to increase their gong. In order for more of them to obtain the Fa, to practice
cultivation at a high level from the outset, and to increase their gong
rapidly so as to reach Consummation directly, I have hereby imparted to the
public this Dafa for cultivating Buddhahood that I cultivated and awakened to in
the remote past. This cultivation way brings one to harmony and wisdom. The
movements are concise, as a great way is extremely simple and easy.
The Falun is central
to cultivation practice in Falun Buddha Fa. Falun is an intelligent, rotating
entity composed of high-energy matter. The Falun that I plant in a
practitioner’s lower abdomen rotates constantly, twenty-four hours a day.
(Genuine practitioners can obtain a Falun by reading my books, watching my
lectures on video, listening to my lectures on audiocassette, or studying with
Dafa students.) The Falun helps practitioners cultivate automatically. That is,
the Falun cultivates practitioners 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 Fa refining the
The rotating Falun
possesses the same nature as the universe and is its miniature. The Dharma Wheel
of the Buddha School, the yin-yang of
the Dao School, and everything in the Ten-Directional World
are reflected in the Falun. The Falun offers salvation to the practitioner when
it rotates inward (clockwise), since it absorbs a great amount of energy from
the universe and transforms it into gong.
The Falun offers salvation to others when rotating outward (counter-clockwise),
as it releases energy that can save any being and rectify any abnormal
condition; people near the practitioner benefit.
Falun Dafa enables
practitioners to assimilate to the supreme nature of the universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren.
It differs fundamentally from all other practices and has eight major
The Falun possesses the same nature as the universe and is an
intelligent, rotating entity made of high-energy matter. The Falun rotates
constantly in the practitioner’s lower abdomen and continuously collects
energy from the universe, transforming and converting it into gong. So practicing cultivation in Falun Dafa can increase
practitioners’ gong and allow them
to reach the Unlocking of Gong (kaigong)
state unusually quickly. Even those people who have cultivated for over a
thousand years have wanted to obtain this Falun but could not. At present, all
the practices popular in our society cultivate dan and form dan. They are
called dan-method qigong.
It is very difficult for practitioners of dan-method
qigong practices to achieve the
Unlocking of Gong and Enlightenment in this lifetime.
As practitioners have
to work, study, eat, and sleep every day, they are not able to do the exercises
twenty-four hours a day. Nonetheless, the Falun rotates constantly, helping
practitioners to achieve the effect of doing the exercises twenty-four hours a
day. So although practitioners cannot do the exercises every moment, the Falun
still refines practitioners without interruption. In short, even though the
practitioner might not be doing the exercises, the Fa is refining the
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 Fa refining the
Falun Dafa cultivates
one’s Main Consciousness (zhu yishi).
Practitioners have to consciously cultivate their hearts, abandon all of their
attachments, and improve their xinxing.
You cannot be in a trance or lose yourself when practicing the Great
Consummation Way. Your Main Consciousness should govern you at all times as you
do the exercises. The gong cultivated
in this way will grow on your own body and you will obtain gong that you yourself can take forth with you. This is why Falun
Dafa is so precious—you yourself obtain gong.
For thousands of
years, all other practices introduced among everyday people have cultivated the
practitioner’s Assistant Consciousness (fu
yishi) ; the practitioner’s flesh body and Main Consciousness have served
only as mediums. Upon the practitioner’s reaching Consummation, his Assistant
Consciousness would ascend and take the gong
away with it. There is then nothing left for the practitioner’s Main
Consciousness and his original-body—a lifetime of cultivation effort is in
vain. Of course, when a practitioner cultivates his Main Consciousness, his
Assistant Consciousness also obtains some gong
and, naturally, improves along with the Main Consciousness.
of mind” in Falun Dafa refers to the cultivation of one’s xinxing.
Cultivating xinxing takes precedence,
as it is considered the key to increasing gong.
In other words, the gong that
determines one’s level is not obtained through doing exercises, but through
cultivating one’s xinxing. One’s gong
level is as high as one’s xinxing
level. The xinxing element in Falun Dafa covers a much wider range of things
than just virtue; it encompasses many types of things, including virtue.
body” in Falun Dafa refers to achieving longevity. Through performing the
exercises one’s original-body undergoes
transformation and is preserved. One’s Main Consciousness and flesh body merge
into one, accomplishing Consummation 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 one will stay young
forever. The matter is dealt with at its root. Falun Dafa is thus a genuine
cultivation practice of both mind and body.
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 are completely taught to
practitioners. Right from the outset, the areas in the practitioner’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 practitioner’s body and purify it. The
exercises also help practitioners to raise their level, strengthen their divine
powers, and arrive at the Pure-White Body state. These five exercises are far
beyond the usual exercises that open the meridians
or the Great and Small Heavenly Circuits. Falun Dafa provides practitioners with
the most convenient and efficient cultivation way, and is also the best and the
most precious way.
cultivation practice is free of mind-intent, with no concentration, and is not
guided by mind activities. So practicing Falun Dafa is absolutely safe, and it
is guaranteed that practitioners will not go awry. The Falun protects
practitioners from going awry in the practice as well as from interference by
people with poor xinxing. Moreover,
the Falun can automatically rectify any abnormal condition.
their cultivation at a very high level. As long as they can bear the toughest
hardships of all, endure what is difficult to endure, maintain their xinxing,
and genuinely practice only one cultivation way, they will be able to reach the
state of Three Flowers Gathered Atop the Head within a few years. This is the
highest level one can achieve during In-Triple-World-Law cultivation.
is a miniature of the universe. The universe is rotating, all of its galaxies
are rotating, and the Earth is rotating as well. Thus, north, south, east, and
west cannot be distinguished. Falun Dafa practitioners practice cultivation
according to the fundamental nature of the universe and the law of its
evolution. So no matter which direction a practitioner faces, he or she is doing
the exercises towards every direction. Since the Falun rotates constantly there
is no concept of time; practitioners can do them at any time. The Falun rotates
forever and practitioners are unable to stop its rotation, so there is no
concept of ending the practice. One finishes one’s movements but the practice
is not finished.
It is very dangerous
for an everyday person to suddenly receive high-level things, as his or her life
will instantly be in danger. Practitioners will gain protection from my Law
Bodies (fashen) when they accept my
Falun Dafa teachings and genuinely practice cultivation. As long as you
persevere in practicing cultivation, my Law Bodies will protect you until you
reach Consummation. Should you decide to stop cultivating at some point, my Law
Bodies will leave you.
The reason many
people do not dare to teach high-level principles is that they are unable to
assume the responsibility, and heaven also prohibits their doing so. Falun Dafa
is a righteous Fa. One upright mind can subdue all evils, provided that in the
practitioner’s cultivation practice he maintains his xinxing, abandons his attachments, and forgoes any incorrect
pursuits, as prescribed by Dafa. Any evil demon will be afraid, and anyone not
related to your improvement will not dare to interfere with you or disturb you.
The teachings of Falun Dafa are thus completely unlike those of conventional
cultivation methods or the dan-cultivation
theories of other practices and branches of cultivation.
cultivation in Falun Dafa consists of many levels in both In-Triple-World-Law
and Beyond-Triple-World-Law cultivation. This cultivation practice right, at the
outset, begins at a very high level. Falun Dafa provides the most convenient
cultivation way for its practitioners, as well as for those who have been
practicing cultivation for a long time yet have failed to increase their gong.
When a practitioner’s gong potency
and xinxing reach a certain level, he or she can attain an
indestructible, never-degenerating body while in the secular world. A
practitioner can also achieve the Unlocking of Gong, Enlightenment, and
ascension of the whole person to high levels. Those with great determination
should study this righteous Fa, strive to achieve the Righteous Attainment,
improve their xinxing, and abandon
their attachments—only then will they be able to reach Consummation.