Be Levelheaded  

I have told some practitioners that extreme thoughts are caused by thought-karma, but many students now consider all their bad thoughts in everyday life to be thought-karma. This is incorrect. What is there for you to cultivate if you no longer have any bad thoughts?! If you are so pure, aren’t you already a Buddha? That understanding is wrong. Only when your mind violently reflects filthy thoughts or curses Teacher,[1] Dafa, other people, etc., and you cannot get rid of them or suppress them is it thought-karma. But there is also some weak thought-karma, though it is different from regular thoughts or ideas. You must be clear about this.

Li Hongzhi

May 23, 1995

[1] Teacher (or “Master”)—a respectful title of address used in China. Here it refers to Teacher Li.