The Teachings in Buddhism are the Weakest and Tiniest Portion of the Buddha Fa

All sentient beings! Never use Buddhism to measure the Dafa of Zhen-Shan-Ren, because it is immeasurable. People have already become accustomed to calling the scriptures of Buddhism the Fa. In fact, the cosmic bodies are so vast that they are beyond a Buddha’s understanding of the universe. The Taiji[1] theory of the Dao School is also a low-level understanding of the universe. At the level of ordinary humans there is no actual Fa, but just a tiny smattering of phenomena on the boundary of the universe that can enable one to practice cultivation. Since everyday people are beings at the lowest level, they are not allowed to know the real Buddha Fa. But people have heard sages say: “Worshipping Buddha can plant causal seeds for the opportunity to practice cultivation; cultivators who chant incantations can receive protection from higher beings; observing precepts can enable one to reach a cultivator’s standard.” Throughout history, people have been studying whether what The Enlightened One taught is the Buddha Fa. The Tathagata’s teaching is the manifestation of Buddha-nature, and it can also be called a manifestation of the Fa. But it is not the universe’s true Fa, because in the past people were absolutely prohibited from knowing the Buddha Fa’s true manifestation. The Buddha Fa could only be enlightened to by someone who had reached a high level through cultivation practice, so it was even more the case that people were not allowed to know the true essence of cultivation practice. Falun Dafa has for the first time throughout the ages provided the nature of the universe—the Buddha Fa—to human beings; this amounts to providing them a ladder to ascend to heaven. So how could you measure the Dafa of the universe with what was once taught in Buddhism?  

Li Hongzhi

October 8, 1995

[1] Taiji (tye-jee)—“Great Ultimate”; the Taiji is the symbol of the Dao School, and what is popularly referred to in the West as the “yin-yang” symbol.