The Essentials of Diligent Progress III

Hongzhi Li


Congratulatory Statement to the New York Fa Conference

To the New York Fa Conference:


First, I would like to wish the Fa Conference success! What history has bestowed upon Dafa disciples are all the most magnificent things. At present, all that you are doing is the most sacred, all that you are doing is for sentient beings, and all that you are doing is creating the future.

In history’s past, you brought to humankind the splendor it should have; in history’s present, Dafa has bestowed upon you the mission of saving all sentient beings; in history’s future, everything of yours that is pure and righteous will be what ensures that the colossal firmament has formation and stasis, but not destruction. Walk your paths well. The beings who are saved are to be your sentient beings. All that you do establishes all that you will consummate.

Hongzhi Li
february 1, 2002

All Dafa Disciples Around the World, Happy New Year!

Hongzhi Li
february 11, 2002

Look at Things With Righteous Thoughts

Right now, the Dafa disciples of mainland China using television to let people know the truth is exposing the evil’s persecution, is saving the sentient beings whose minds have been poisoned by the evil’s deceit, and is a magnificent act of mercy.

The group of evil political scoundrels has never followed the law in dealing with Dafa disciples, so don’t disapprove again of the actions Dafa disciples are taking as they clarify the truth, due to your attachment of fear. No matter how the evil persecutes, what awaits Dafa disciples is still Consummation, and what awaits the evil beings is nothing but eternally paying in Hell for all they have done to interfere with and persecute the Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples.

Hongzhi Li
march 8, 2002

The Blessings From Dafa

The ten years of Fa-rectification have recreated the cosmos, have saved countless sentient beings from degeneration and annihilation, and have established the immeasurable colossal firmament’s all-encompassing and eternal Fa-principles and immeasurable wisdom. This is a blessing for sentient beings, and it is the mighty virtue of the Dafa disciples.

Master has spread Dafa for ten years. Even in the human world, predestinations have been greatly changed. The comet catastrophe predestined in history is no more, the third world war has been averted, and the peril in 1999 from the cycle of formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction of Heaven and Earth will never recur. The Fa-rectification of the human world is on the verge of arriving. The world’s sentient beings will [strive to] repay the saving grace of Dafa and Dafa disciples. How wonderful. Wonderful. Truly wonderful!

Hongzhi Li
may 19, 2002


These ideas are really good. If all Chinese Dafa students can be more mindful of their conduct in daily life, be neater, and be considerate of others in everything they do, then that’s the demeanor of Dafa disciples. As your Teacher, throughout all these years of teaching the Fa, I have always done things with a sense of responsibility to society and its people.

All the Dafa disciples who participate in the sit-ins in front of the Chinese embassies and consulates are remarkable. You’ve really endured a lot. The weather is so hot, now make sure to take good care of yourselves.

Hongzhi Li
june 21, 2002

The above is in regards to a June 21, 2002, article run by entitled, “Some Ideas From Discussions Among Students Who Have Participated in the Sit-In Appeals in Front of the Chinese Embassies and Consulates.”

Righteous Thoughts

Dafa disciples’ sending forth righteous thoughts at this special historic period—in order to reduce the evil beings’ persecution of Dafa, Dafa disciples, and the people of the world—has played a very critical role. A large number of evil beings have been cleaned out in a timely manner before the force of Fa-rectification arrives, and this has reduced many potential losses. Yet the evil beings have already seen that they’re doomed, and they are acting more and more madly. Dafa disciples are now sentient beings’ only, sole hope for salvation. So, in order to do Fa-rectification more effectively, while you clarify the facts you have to take sending righteous thoughts very seriously, and in a timely manner purge the evil and your own problems so that you won’t be taken advantage of by the evil. At present, there are still some students who haven’t really grasped the essentials of sending righteous thoughts. Some students are in the exact same state as when they do the meditation—even when they’re just doing the meditation, some students are in a half-asleep state, are in a state in which their minds aren’t alert enough, or are in a state in which they’re severely interfered with by stray thoughts—so they can’t achieve a very good effect. There are also some students who, when they send righteous thoughts, specifically target in their minds one or a few evil elements, and that prevents the gong and the divine powers they send out from having the maximum effect. Of course, if the circumstances are special and you target one evil being or a few evil beings as you send righteous thoughts, either by yourself or together, then that’s something you should do, and the concentrated power is tremendous. But when you normally send righteous thoughts together on a daily basis you should chase down the evil on a larger scale. You shouldn’t target one or a few evil beings each day, each time.

This is how to do it: (1) You should focus your attention and your effort, your mind has to be absolutely clear and rational, the force of your thoughts needs to be focused and strong, with an air of supremacy and of destroying all evil in the cosmos. (2) The disciples who for the time being aren’t able to see other dimensions can focus powerful thoughts in saying the word mie after they finish saying the formula. The mie word needs to be so strong that it’s as large as the cosmic body, encompassing everything and leaving out nothing in any dimension. (3) Those disciples who can see the evil beings in other dimensions can handle things according to the situations they are aware of. Their righteous thoughts need to be strong, and they should fully use their wisdom. One righteous thought itself subdues a hundred evil things. (4) Closing your eyes and not closing your eyes both have the same effect when you send righteous thoughts. If you keep your eyes open you need to reach a state where you don’t take note of anything you see in the dimension of everyday people.

When you send righteous thoughts, no matter how intense things get, the surface should be serene. This especially applies when you’re at your workplace or in some other particular setting; you don’t need to hold your palm erect and the results will be the same. As long as you keep your righteous thoughts strong and focus your mind, you can achieve the same results. But under normal circumstances you should hold your palm erect or do the lotus hand position.

To reduce the losses, and to save sentient beings, put your Dafa disciples’ powerful righteous thoughts to full use! Show your Mighty Virtue!

Hongzhi Li
october 13, 2002

New Year’s Greetings

A Happy New Year to all Dafa disciples around the world!

While emerging from the hardship, while saving the people of the world, and while becoming more clearheaded and mature, you have come through another year. On the rest of the journey, may you fulfill, with godlike righteous thoughts and righteous actions, the grand vows you made before history!

The endless journey has come to a close
And the pervasive haze is gradually dispersing
While righteous thoughts display the might of Gods
Returning to Heaven is no longer just yearned for

Hongzhi Li
december 31, 2002

New Year’s Greetings to Dafa Disciples in 2003

Happy New Year, Dafa disciples in mainland China!
Happy New Year, Dafa disciples around the world!

Descending to the Earthly World

With the turning of Falun there is sure to be madness,
A whole nation’s resources drained, working on me.
I quietly observe the buffoon’s devilish play dying out,
Only the last vestiges of dirt now blow to and fro.
Five thousand years of reincarnation
through shifts and change,
I brush off the enshrouding dust,
and all their realities are seen.
Who is really the gallant lead in this gigantic play?
I made this trip just for the sake of sentient beings.

Hongzhi Li
twenty-ninth day, twelfth month,
year of ren wu in the lunar calendar
january 31, 2003

Comment on a Student’s Article

Well said. Each person’s cultivation path is different, the way in which each validates the Fa is different, their social statuses are different, their occupations are different, and their surroundings are different, but they can all cultivate nevertheless. This is the path Dafa presents to its cultivators. Dafa disciples are one body, and I affirm everything they have been doing during Fa-rectification—they are all doing what Dafa disciples should do. Different approaches are in fact the all-encompassing way in which roles are dynamically distributed in the operations of the Fa, and the Fa-power is a reflection of the one body.

Hongzhi Li
february 16, 2003
revised on october 8, 2005

Comment on a Student’s Article

The ideas in this article are laid out well, and the author has a very clear understanding of Master’s Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ validation of the Fa. If all Dafa disciples can be as rational and clearheaded as this, and have righteous thoughts and righteous actions in validating the Fa, then there will be no persecution, and there will be no gaps for the evil to exploit. It is not important to me who wrote the article. As long as what is displayed [in a given article] is something effective for the students’ validating of the Fa, I encourage it—even in the case of an article written by someone who opposes us. That is because we are in fact saving all beings, and as long as the persecution has not ended and Dafa students’ cultivation journey has not been completed, it presents people with opportunities and gives them hope.

Hongzhi Li
august 29, 2003
revised on october 8, 2005

Comment on a Student’s Article

I suggest that all Dafa disciples read this article.

Hongzhi Li
november 1, 2003

Comment on a student’s article, “Golden Buddha,” published the same day.

Comment on a Student’s Article

Exposing the wicked policemen and bad persons and publicizing their evil deeds is extremely effective at shocking and restraining those irrational, wicked people. At the same time, by clarifying the facts to the people on a local level it most directly exposes, and generates public awareness of, the wicked persecution. It is also a great way to save the people who have been poisoned and deceived by the lies. I hope all Dafa disciples and new students in mainland China will do this well.

Hongzhi Li
november 15, 2003
revised on october 8, 2005

New Year’s Day 2004 Greeting to Dafa Disciples

Dafa disciples of mainland China,
Dafa disciples around the world,

Happy New Year!

Lasting or momentary—all caused by time
Fa-rectification has forged the New Epoch
The long, drawn-out years of glory and suffering
All to fulfill the grand pledge today

For the sake of all living things, for the sake of validating Dafa, stay diligent on the path to godhood! The future, eternal harmonization will exist alongside your glory!

Hongzhi Li
december 31, 2003

Fa Taught in the International Teleconference

The book does a certain amount to expose the evil’s persecution of Dafa students and to save people. You can publish it in ordinary society, enthusiastically spread it among everyday people, or publish it in installments on certain websites meant for the public. However, don’t promote it among our students so as to avoid causing them disruption. Nothing should interfere with how students progress towards Consummation and validate the Fa.

As far as its content goes, many passages in the book were written with human attachments. We absolutely cannot promote among students somebody’s being attached to writing a book to expose the persecution and for that purpose being transformed by the evil. Do you know what “transformation” means? In fact, what gods see is this: the person got out of there to expose the evil because she could no longer endure it, and her pursuit of getting out was really an attachment that she wasn’t able to let go. Under absolutely no circumstance should a Dafa disciple be transformed by the evil—even if it’s to expose the persecution. Besides, exposing the persecution is not the ultimate purpose of a Dafa disciple’s cultivation. So we cannot have other students who haven’t completely removed their human attachments follow suit, and even less so should the book be promoted among students on websites for students.

Cultivation is a solemn thing. I want you to cultivate into gods, and in that process you are able to validate the Fa. That is why I have imparted the Dafa to you, and why I have given you unprecedented, eternal glory. It is not to have you simply become a hero among everyday people in counteracting the persecution. Rather, it is to have you validate the Fa while negating the old forces’ arrangements and opposing the persecution, and to, through this, progress towards godhood.

Hongzhi Li
january 19, 2004

Stop the Evil Acts With Righteous Thoughts

Compared to the past, right now the evil factors that persecute Dafa disciples have become minuscule, yet the bad people and wicked policemen are still committing acts of evil against Dafa disciples. That is human beings committing sins directly against gods. Therefore, you may stop them by taking all kinds of approaches, such as exposing the evil acts, clarifying the truth, and directly telephoning those people.

Everything Dafa disciples are doing at present is to save the world’s people and all beings, to expose the persecution, and to put an end to the persecution. So you cannot accept any of the evil’s persecutory acts, and even less should you allow the evil to do whatever it wants persecuting Dafa disciples. If the wicked policemen and the bad people can’t be dissuaded and persist in doing evil, you can stop them with righteous thoughts. When Dafa disciples have strong righteous thoughts and no fear, they can use righteous thoughts to turn the tables on the evildoers. Whether it’s when the wicked policemen are using electric batons or when bad people are injecting drugs to persecute you, you can use your righteous thoughts to redirect the electric current or the drugs back to the person doing violence to you. You can do it with or without your palm erected—it works as soon as your righteous thoughts emerge.

When you are persecuted in any way you can use righteous thoughts to turn the tables on the bad people and stop the persecution. And this includes those who assault the students with punches and kicks: strong righteous thoughts can make the person’s punches and kicks land on himself, or make the wicked policemen and the bad people lash out against each other, and they can transfer all the pain and injuries over to the wicked person or policeman who assaults you. But the premise is that you have strong righteous thoughts, no fear, and no human attachments, apprehension, or hatred. Only when you are in that state will it be effective, and it will take effect as soon as your thoughts emerge. While sending righteous thoughts, don’t panic or be afraid, and as long as that wicked person keeps being violent, keep sending righteous thoughts. This is not to be done with anyone or anything else in the world outside of the persecution. The basis of what Dafa disciples do is saving people and doing good. These righteous thoughts are to stop wicked people from doing evil, to warn other bad people, and to prevent the world’s people from committing sins, and their purpose is still to save all beings.

Hongzhi Li
february 15, 2004

Eliminate the Dark Minions With Righteous Thoughts

With regard to things at present, the rotten demons that have taken part in persecuting Dafa disciples have been eliminated to the point that the remaining ones are extremely few and can’t have much of an effect. In this circumstance, all of the various types of gods that the old forces let in from beyond the Three Realms before—those that they themselves want to weed out, that are at low levels, that have turned bad, and a portion of whom have the form of Buddhas, Daos, and other Gods—should have disintegrated and been weeded out long ago amidst the old Fa’s law of formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction. The reason the old forces let them into the Three Realms at the start of the Fa-rectification was to have them interfere with the Fa-rectification and take part in persecuting Dafa disciples.

The old forces knew that doing those things was an enormous sin. They were afraid of being cast down to hell for directly sinning against the Fa-rectification, so they have controlled from beyond the Three Realms those bad gods (the dark minions) that are within the Three Realms, and the dark minions have in turn directed rotten demons to interfere with the Fa-rectification and to persecute Dafa disciples. All of the persecution against Dafa disciples in these years was done under their direct command. Their sins are boundless now, and the weight of the evil and sins they have committed is now beyond what they can pay for.

The destruction of the old forces as a whole, and all of the last factors that will be eliminated, are related to the enormity of the dark minions’ sins. The dark minions have been a part of all the disruptions to things big and small that have happened to all Dafa disciples since the start of their cultivation and all the different situations [that have arisen] in Dafa disciples’ personal cultivation; they have seized every opportunity. The number of dark minions is large, while in this dimension their manifesting bodies are quite small. They range from being as big as a coin to as small as the tip of a pen; most of them are the size of a pen’s tip. They could hear all of the Fa that I have been teaching over these years, and I have given them chances all along, yet they have kept on doing the evilest of things. As a result of the advance of the Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ righteous-thought-guided actions, the rotten demons have been destroyed to the extent that too few remain to be of use to them, and so the dark minions are now themselves taking part in the things that the rotten demons have been doing. They are directly persecuting Dafa disciples and interfering with the Fa-rectification.

For this reason, all Dafa disciples, new and veteran students alike: when you send righteous thoughts, besides the targets that you specifically lock in to, aim directly at those dark minions and completely eliminate them. Along with this, when you send righteous thoughts you need to have your mind be more focused, purer, and steadier, so as to mobilize your greater abilities, disintegrate all of the dark minions and rotten demons, and eliminate the final disruptions that are in other dimensions.

Stop letting the evil exploit gaps, and stop being interfered with by human attachments. Do well the things that Dafa disciples should do, and walk the last leg of the journey well. Righteous thoughts, righteous actions.

Hongzhi Li
march 16, 2004

Be Clearheaded

If you, as a student [of Dafa], do not follow Master’s requirements, it is definitely no simple thing. The old forces have arranged for all Dafa disciples a set of their things, so if a Dafa disciple doesn’t follow Master’s requirements, he must be following the old forces’ arrangements. The old forces are in essence gigantic trials and tribulations that accompany you at all times, focused on whether in Fa-rectification Dafa disciples are able to step forward.

If after going through this ordeal some students are still not clearheaded, then they will miss [the opportunities presented in] all of this. Only when you follow Master’s requirements are you validating the Fa and cultivating yourself as a Dafa disciple, and only then are you a true Dafa disciple.

Hongzhi Li
may 8, 2004

Comment on a student’s article

Comment on a Student’s Article

All Dafa disciples, whether they are in mainland China or other parts of the world, should, with the approaches they take to counter the persecution, keep close in mind the safety of mainland China’s Dafa disciples. All actions that jeopardize Dafa disciples’ safety should be stopped.

Hongzhi Li
may 31, 2004
revised on october 8, 2005

To the Fa Conference in Montreal, Canada

Greetings! Through Dafa disciples’ constant efforts over the last several years, and through your clarifying the truth, the world’s people have become more and more clearheaded. You have saved more and more beings, and along with this have been establishing Dafa disciples’ futures. This is commendable and worth congratulating.

In our Fa conferences you are continually reviewing [what you have experienced and learned]. While validating the Fa and putting into action how Dafa disciples should cultivate, you still have some shortcomings. Fully utilize the good things you’ve learned and strengthen your righteous thoughts, and doing so will allow you to do even better with Dafa disciples’ things.

This Fa conference is a grand gathering of Dafa disciples, and it is a reflection of Dafa disciples establishing their mighty virtue. Don’t let up with your efforts, and let’s do even better in this final time. I wish you complete success.

Hongzhi Li
june 20, 2004

To the European Fa Conference Held in Vienna

To the European Fa Conference held in Vienna:


We should make our Fa Conferences grand gatherings in which we reflect upon what we’ve experienced and learned, find where we fall short, draw on what we have achieved, and establish the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples. Cherish all of what you’ve done, and on the path ahead may you do even better.

Master is watching you all, and always looks forward to good news from you.

Lastly, I wish the Fa Conference complete success!

Hongzhi Li
june 20, 2004

Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People

Dafa disciples as a whole have passed the stage of personal cultivation. At present, because the enormous current of Fa-rectification is charging forward, the stage of Dafa disciples’ validating the Fa is approaching completion and history is about to enter a new phase. From now on, the Dafa disciples in China as much as anyone, both new students and veterans alike, should let go of their longstanding human attachments and start to seize the day and comprehensively save the world’s people. Once the current time period is over, the first large-scale process of weeding out sentient beings will begin. For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don’t forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth. This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people. And as for people who want to learn the practice after you clarify the truth, you should arrange for them to study the Fa and learn the exercises as soon as possible. They are the next group of disciples who will cultivate.

When you clarify the truth, you need to make Fa study a priority. And stop reading and passing around those fake scriptures made by rotten demons who disrupt the Fa and that are spread by evil taking advantage of students who have studied the Fa poorly and harbor strong human attachments. Keep up your righteous thoughts and righteous actions, keep a clear head, and rationally and comprehensively save the world’s people.

Hongzhi Li
september 1, 2004

Comment on a Student’s Article

This article is excellent. Its understanding of why Dafa disciples validate the Fa is lucid, the righteous thoughts behind it are strong, and it is logical and clear. I hope the Dafa disciples in mainland China will all read it. Dafa disciples are validating the Great Law, and they should not be attached to the outcome of the vile Party’s meeting. This is because everything in human society exists for Dafa and for Dafa disciples’ cultivation. Whether something be upright or wicked, all the same it can only act in accordance with the needs of Dafa.

Hongzhi Li
september 19, 2004
revised on october 8, 2005

In Fa-Rectification Your Thoughts Have to Be Righteous, Not Human

My Dafa disciples who have strong human thoughts: the path I’m leading you down heads toward godhood, yet some students just tenaciously cling to human notions. Before, in personal cultivation you always saw Dafa’s benefits as benefits for human society; during the tribulation, you’ve taken the persecution of Dafa disciples by evil beings in this cosmos using bad people to be human acts; and when hardly any of the evil remains in Fa-rectification as Dafa disciples validate the Fa with righteous thoughts and clean out the evil, and as the world’s people begin to see things clearly, you are putting your hope for an end to the persecution in ordinary people.

What’s happening is that the cosmos is going through Fa-rectification. [What is taking place in] the human world is merely how low-level beings act when gigantic cosmic bodies are being impacted by the Fa-rectification. What could human beings possibly do to divine beings? If there were no outside factors, would human beings dare to do anything to divine beings? How human society unfolds is nothing but the outcome of high-level beings controlling things. When you’re compared with those Dafa disciples who have strong righteous thoughts and have done well, [I have to ask,] can you really not raise your ultimate understanding of Dafa beyond this human plane? What are you really cultivating for, then? To achieve something for human society? To achieve something for China? To achieve something for the side of Dafa disciples that’s in the human world? Or to merely have the world bring justice to Dafa disciples in the human world? Did I impart the Fa to you to accomplish something for human society? What I am doing is leading you toward godhood in cultivation, leading your understanding, little by little, out of humanness and beyond that of man, and the goal is to lead you to Consummation and the ascension of your being.

Snap out of it! If even this, the most wicked ordeal ever, can’t wake you up, then when the Fa rectifies the human world you will only be able to watch—watch with shock and regret, with angst and lamentful despair for having done so poorly—the magnificent sight of the Consummation of those Dafa disciples who truly cultivated. It’s a case of reaping what you sow. I don’t want to leave behind even one single Dafa disciple, but you have got to improve yourselves through real Fa study and cultivation! With validating the Fa, you should save the world’s people and do well the three things Dafa disciples are supposed to do. Be diligent! Cast aside your human attachments. Godhood isn’t far away.

Hongzhi Li
september 19, 2004


I appreciate the Mid-Autumn Festival greetings and thoughts from the Dafa disciples in mainland China and of different nationalities around the world. In response, I would like to share a few words. Dafa disciples are walking a divine path. Don’t be affected by shifts in the ordinary world, seize the day to clarify the truth, save the world’s people, clean out the rotten demons, and keep your thoughts and actions righteous. The Dafa disciples in mainland China, more than anyone, should step up their efforts and do well the things they are supposed to do, staying always diligent.

May all of you strengthen your righteous thoughts this Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hongzhi Li
fifteenth day, eighth month,
year of jia shen in the lunar calendar
[september 28, 2004]

My Version of a “Stick Wake-Up”

In Fa-rectification all of the cosmos’s final, remaining things will be born anew as they are disintegrated and re-created, and the moment when the Fa rectifies the human world draws ever nearer. Over the past five years, as Dafa disciples have validated the Fa they have established the mighty virtue of gods, in the human dimension they have saved great numbers of sentient beings and people through their righteous thoughts and righteous actions, and they have destroyed great quantities of rotten demons and old-force factors. And judging by the way things look in the human world, they have lessened the evil’s persecution, as well as freed sentient beings and the people of the world from the control of the evil beings in other dimensions and from the factors that interfere with Dafa. People are starting to take clear note of and think about the persecution of Dafa disciples and the world’s people. And this has started to make the wicked people in this world who’ve had a hand in persecuting Dafa disciples tremble with fear, and now they keep their evil nature nearly at bay; some evildoers have even stopped persecuting Dafa disciples. All of this has made for a much improved situation. This is what Dafa disciples have accomplished with righteous thoughts and righteous actions before the Fa rectifies the human world. Dafa disciples are now seen by the gods in a new light, having become beings forged by Dafa amidst the Fa-rectification—the Disciples of Dafa. The path that Dafa disciples have walked in validating the Fa—where as they cultivate themselves they also save sentient beings, accommodate the needs of the cosmos’s Fa-rectification, and disintegrate and clear away the dark minions and rotten demons that are negatively impacting the Fa-rectification and doing evil against Dafa disciples, as well as all the elements of interference and persecution arranged by the old forces—such is the complete path of cultivation, Consummation, and becoming a magnificent god that Disciples of Dafa walk.

By contrast, when it comes to those who hide in their homes and “study the Fa,” no matter the excuse, it’s actually due to the attachments they can’t let go of. Those people even form little cliques, complain together and make off-base comments to one another, adopt a negative attitude about Dafa disciples’ validating the Fa and everything that Dafa disciples are doing, constantly nitpick about other students’ faults and shortcomings in cultivation, and even spread rumors both in China and beyond. What they do pleases the evil and helps the evil in the persecution. Some people say, “I only read Zhuan Falun, I don’t read the new scriptures.” Are you still my disciple? Let me make this clear to you: the period before July 20, 1999, was one of personal cultivation and comprehending the Fa, and in the process of comprehending it one could arrive at Consummation. But that is not the end of a Dafa disciple’s cultivation. In the ensuing five years, the situation has been reversed. Who can truly make it and who cannot needs to be seen; those who are not truly cultivating are weeded out; and the five years have been a time when those Dafa disciples who truly cultivate establish their mighty virtue and save beings. Why is it that a being needs to be saved by Dafa and me personally? Or, to put it plainly, [think about] what kind of a being is worthy of salvation by the Great Law of the cosmos? For a being who is saved, could it just be about personal Consummation? So what kind of being deserves to be a Disciple of Dafa? Would you say those people who hide in their homes and “study the Fa” do? Or those who only want to gain from Dafa but don’t want to give for Dafa? Furthermore, what about those who, while Dafa disciples are being persecuted, don’t want to speak up for Dafa and yet still “read the book” at home and try to get things from Dafa—what kind of people are they? You be the judge.

Master sees that danger is already approaching you. I don’t acknowledge the old forces’ arrangements, and that includes this persecution, but I knew that the old factors that would be impacted by Fa-rectification would do this, and that it was just a matter of time and of which ones. In other words, it would have been best if the persecution hadn’t happened; and if it hadn’t happened, I would have had you take [different] paths in that scenario. Now that the persecution has happened, I’ve made use of it so as to have Dafa disciples nullify the persecution while validating the Fa, thus establishing the mighty virtue of Dafa disciples. Do you think a Dafa disciple’s cultivation path is supposed to accommodate your fear, your pursuit of comfort and ease, and all your desires? Do you think that the religious cultivation methods and beliefs of long ago are the only forms of cultivation? If the Three Realms and everything throughout the history of man was planned for the Fa-rectification of the cosmos, then the sole purpose of history was to enable Dafa to create, throughout the course of history, sentient beings and mankind, along with the human mind and culture, so that when Dafa would be spread widely people’s thinking would allow them to comprehend the Fa and understand what the Fa is, what cultivation is, what it means to save sentient beings, and so on, as well as understand the variety of cultivation forms. If that’s the case, then weren’t all the cultivation ways and beliefs in history establishing a culture in this world for the later Fa-rectification of the cosmos? What course is needed for a human being to become divine? The gods on high all say that I have given human beings a ladder to Heaven.

And there are some people who think that Master, like the people of the world, can’t do anything about the persecution. Did you know that the world’s big monster is, other than the fact that the old forces are ensuring it lives until the so-called “tests” come to an end so that they can use it, acting under my command? Haven’t some people said that when I tell it to jump, it jumps, when I tell it to go mad, it goes mad, and when I tell it to go wild, it goes wild? Don’t you all know that whenever I say or write something, it leads just about its whole hoodlum gang that persecutes Dafa disciples to “study” it right away, day or night? Right now, it looks like it has been cast out amidst political rivalry—isn’t that because the wicked rotten demons that controlled it stopped functioning? That’s the only reason people could do, and dared to do, that to it. How could you deny that, the impact of Fa-rectification aside, it’s the result of Dafa disciples’ thinking and acting righteously, exposing the persecution, and nullifying the old forces’ arrangements as they validate the Fa, take action against the persecution, and save beings?

Some people have family members who have been imprisoned in the persecution and are being persecuted, and yet instead of hurrying up and working along with everyone else to resist the persecution, stop the persecution, and lessen the persecution of your family members, you’re talking about things like “studying the Fa at home” and you’re still full of complaints about everything that [Dafa] students are doing. Did you know that when the persecution of your family members who have been imprisoned is lessened or stopped, it’s the result of Dafa disciples exposing and shocking the evil beings while braving evil and danger to take action against the persecution? When they get out, how will you bear to face them? What have you done for them? A cultivating human being is not a cultivating god, and everyone makes mistakes in the cultivation process; the key is how you deal with them. Some people are able to recognize them and some aren’t, and then there are people who don’t want to recognize them because of their attachment of fear and some other factors. Cultivation is not about taking part in ordinary people’s political struggles, and even less is it about fighting for power or gain. The notions, bad habits, and tendencies that you’ve formed in ordinary society and in political circles and the like are looked down on even among ordinary people, so even more so should they be disposed of in cultivation.

Cultivation is the process that enables a human being to ascend to Heaven and become divine, so how could it not be hard? The Buddhist religion used to talk about “stick wake-ups,” so let me give my version of a stick wake-up to those who don’t measure up and have put themselves on the brink of danger.

Hongzhi Li
october 11, 2004

To the 2005 European Experience Sharing Conference

Greetings to all Dafa disciples at the conference!

While going through the persecution that has lasted for over five years, the mainland Dafa disciples have—much as have the European Dafa disciples and Dafa disciples all over the world, who are exposing the persecution, clarifying the facts, and saving sentient beings—done what Dafa disciples should do. The Dafa disciples’ combined efforts have made the truth known around the entire world and will leave the evil with no place to hide. This has fully displayed the magnificence of the Dafa disciples of the righteous Fa and righteous belief.

Everyone, keep up your diligent efforts! Human history does not exist for [people] to take being human as its final goal, nor is human history a recreation ground created for the evil to display its viciousness. Mankind’s history was established for the Fa-rectification, and only Dafa disciples are worthy of displaying their glory here.

Once again, I wish complete success for the Dafa disciples’ experience sharing conference!

Hongzhi Li
january 15, 2005

We Are Not “Getting Political”

With regard to the persecution of Falun Gong by the malevolent CCP, many Chinese people who don’t know the truth have over the past few years believed, owing to that Party having infused the Chinese people with its Party’s culture over half a century of rule, that the persecution was justified. The CCP has led the Chinese people to judge things, consider things, and act based on a mindset steeped in that Party’s culture—a culture created with specific ends in mind. Having been through this ideological remolding, the Chinese people can no longer judge things, consider things, or act as do normal people. Under the influence of the Party’s culture, whenever foreign countries are brought up, the basis of these people’s thinking is “those capitalist countries that oppose the CCP.” But the reality is, those countries are normal forms of society in the world. Whenever problems that exist in China are brought up, the basis of the Chinese people’s thinking sees it in terms of “anti-China forces.” The extent is such that if someone mentions the CCP there will be people who think he is referring to China itself. And when someone talks about “the Chinese nation,” there will be people who conflate that concept with the CCP. And it goes even further: whenever a problem needs to be addressed, the first thought is about how to crush others, and the means include rule by force, attacks, launching political campaigns, suppression, denunciations, and the like.

Right now, the CCP is at the end of the line, being mired in corruption and beset by crises on all fronts. Yet when the Chinese people curse the malevolent CCP, their opposition to that party is still within the context of the consciousness created by that same party’s culture, and they are in fact still viewing the Party from within the Party’s culture. Some people even have the mentality of, “How could China exist without the Party?” But over the 5,000 years of Chinese history, which dynasty wasn’t followed by a new one after its fall? And haven’t the countries of Eastern Europe done just fine since the malevolent party collapsed there? And don’t forget that human society is in the hands of gods. It will fall into chaos if such is their will, and nothing can disturb it if they wish otherwise.

When Chinese people come to Western society, the people of this society can’t understand their words or actions, and they find them odd. The words and actions of CCP leaders on their visits overseas make Westerners question their rationality. Then just how warped has this Party’s culture made the thinking and culture of the Chinese people? Even people at the level of the Central Committee of the CCP can’t escape that warping of thought, action, and culture. The deviation of human thought has made it easy for the CCP to find a legal pretext for its constant litany of suppressions of the Chinese people. Even today, when the slogan “our Party has always been right” no longer works, the CCP has—in order to maintain the legitimacy of its monopoly on power—driven this confusion further so as to capitalize on and stir up the Chinese people’s ardent patriotism and keep heightening patriotic sentiment, even mixing in ideas like “If there were no Party there would be no China,” “To love the country is to love the Party,” and, “To love the Party is to love the country.” They keep making people’s thinking confused and deceiving the Chinese people.

Following its failure in persecuting Falun Gong, the CCP rolled out a saying: “Falun Gong is colluding with anti-China forces.” After Falun Gong exposed the truth about the CCP’s persecution, the CCP again stirred people up, saying, “The Falun Gong are unpatriotic.” That has resulted in Falun Gong students indeed seeing, as they go about exposing the persecution and clarifying the facts, that some Chinese won’t listen one bit to what they have to say. Those people truly believe that what the Party says is surely correct, that what the Communist government says is surely correct, and they believe that Falun Gong really is as the CCP portrays it.

Dafa is saving people. Dafa disciples are compassionate. For the sake of mankind’s future, they are telling the world’s people the facts of the persecution so that people may see clearly the persecution’s wickedness, and that is stopping the persecution. But with the CCP’s “one hall, one voice” and its overwhelming, slanderous propaganda, some people have indeed been fooled by that deceptive, false propaganda. And these people include those who felt deceived and cheated after experiencing firsthand the mass campaigns of the past, or were even persecuted in them, and they include as well those who grew up amidst the Party’s culture right from birth. But there truly are many among them who are good people and have good inborn quality. Even so, they have been fully taken in by the Party’s propaganda and brainwashing.

What should be done, given these circumstances? The only thing that can be done is to strip naked this vile party that persecutes Dafa disciples and let the Chinese people and people of the world see this party—a party they have believed and that has always claimed to be “great, glorious, and correct”—for what it really is. After The Epoch Times carried the Nine Commentaries on the […] Party, the CCP again started cooking up stories and telling lies, alleging that, “Falun Gong is getting political.” The fact is, whoever has something to say about the Party will be called “getting political,” and that is in turn used to deceive the Chinese people. Actually, the Chinese people are fearful of and attach a negative sense to “getting involved with politics” because of the very Party-culture that the Party has instilled in them. Anywhere outside those nations ruled by the malevolent CCP, being a “politician” would seem a rather elite designation.

Falun Gong is apolitical. That’s something lived experience has shown, and it is something the world has recognized. If our efforts to stop and expose the persecution by evildoers and the CCP are now being labeled as political, then we might as well spell things out completely—like what Falun Gong is, what the malevolent CCP is, and why the malevolent CCP wants to persecute Falun Gong. As for what Falun Gong is, Dafa disciples have explained that to the world’s people in their all-out efforts to clarify the facts, and people the world over have come to understand. Then what’s left is to help the world’s people see what the malevolent CCP is about and why it persecutes Falun Gong. And that is done, in fact, to stop the persecution, not to get political. We have no political motives. We are cultivators, people walking the road to godhood, we transcend the human world, and we neither seek nor covet the fame and profit found in this world. We expose the evildoers and that vile party in order to stop the wicked persecution, and it is done to awaken and save the sentient beings who have been deceived by the evil.

In order to prevent misunderstandings by those who have lost their way in the Party’s culture, I told Dafa disciples in mainland China not to incorporate the Nine Commentaries as they clarify the truth. But the Fa-rectification is progressing rapidly and the circumstances in which Dafa disciples validate the Fa are changing. Recently the CCP’s lies and propaganda have again been pushing fabrications such as the “self-immolation” and been spreading fake versions of the Nine Commentaries so as to further poison the minds of the world’s people. This has created more obstacles for clarifying the truth and saving the world’s people. And so, to have the world’s people be aware of that vile party’s nature and why it has persecuted Dafa disciples, it has become necessary for people to learn about the Nine Commentaries.

Actually, nowadays is there a single Chinese person who still believes in Communism? Even between that evil ringleader and the current Central Committee of the CCP you can’t find a single person who really believes in the malevolent CCP. The moment the Party and that evil ringleader exclaimed that they wanted to “defeat Falun Gong,” the gods gave the verdict that the Party must be dissolved and destroyed. At present the gods are comprehensively destroying all of the Party’s factors. Who in their right mind would want to now, at this final juncture, be the scapegoat for all the crimes committed by the malevolent Communist Party over the last one-hundred-plus years? Well, somebody is about to end up bearing all the blame for the malevolent Communist Party’s crimes, and [the fact that he risked this situation] must be the result of his having been intoxicated by political power. In reality, though, the exposing of the Communist evil spirit is not directed at certain people. The Nine Commentaries aim to save all beings whose minds have been poisoned by the evil, which includes members of the malevolent CCP, those in the CCP’s most powerful organs, and the common people. The goal is to help beings in all spheres see clearly the factors behind the malevolent CCP.

Actually, it’s not all that wrong for the people of this world to live for power or their own gain, but why do you have to join the ranks of those wicked beings that poison and harm the human race? People, you need to wake up! If you have truly lost sight of the purpose of being human, then nothing could be more terrible! If you, as somebody in this world, are truly waiting for and searching for the path of return, then wise up!

I’ll share with the world some Truth: when a God or Buddha descends to the world, and when an upright Fa is taught, there are bound to be depraved demons that interfere. A whole range of things described in legends and things passed down through religions might well be, right now, happening. Don’t let your human thinking block your true nature, and even less should you sin against people who are on the road to godhood.

Hongzhi Li
january 26, 2005

New Year’s Greetings

Dafa disciples in mainland China, Dafa disciples around the world, Happy New Year! The Year of Yiyou has begun. During this year, Fa-rectification’s enormous force will bring changes to mankind. That being the case, all the more so should you do well the three things that Dafa disciples should do, let go of attachments, and not look with human thoughts at what Dafa disciples need to recognize: the persecution and the true nature of the evil Party that has been persecuting us.

We have not been doing political work, we have not been picking fights with the human race’s real evil cult, and even less so do we want any worldly political power. During the persecution, we must be clear that we are saving the people in the world who have been misled by the Party’s culture, because they believe in that cult so much that they won’t even listen to the truth. Also, what we are doing is having those students who are not clearheaded on this issue recognize its evil nature. It is a human attachment that must be let go and a step that has to be taken as part of the process of validating the Fa. Don’t use human notions to judge the Fa-rectification or the form in which Dafa disciples cultivate, and don’t always prolong the process of improving your understanding due to your human thoughts. You are people walking the path to godhood, and every single attachment will hinder you.

The path that Master tells you to take is sure to be righteous. I hope you will complete—soberly, rationally, and with righteous thoughts—your journey to Consummation.

Hongzhi Li
new year’s day, the year of yiyou
february 9, 2005

Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World

Those Dafa disciples who haven’t lived in mainland China find it hard to understand what goes on under the rule of the CCP. In particular, when the Dafa disciples from the mainland and Dafa disciples in the mainland renounce the various organizations of the CCP, they see that many Dafa disciples were Communist Party members, and they can’t come to terms with it and think, “How could Dafa disciples be Communist Party members?” It is especially hard for Dafa disciples in non-Communist countries to understand. The reality is, in mainland China, before Dafa disciples took up cultivation they, too, were educated in the Party’s culture. At that time in China, the CCP was China, and China’s upper-middle class had to be a class of Party members. It had become the way of things in society. When under those circumstances many people joined the Party, it wasn’t because they wanted to become a part of it, nor was it because they actually believed in it. Rather, it was the only way for people to make it in that society. It seemed as though Chinese people just had to go that route; to do otherwise would get you branded a heretic and made a target for public denouncement by the CCP. Of course, the Party’s truly evil henchmen are a different story. And some people didn’t join the Party of their own will—many were pressured to join or joined as their work units collectively joined. Even though Dafa disciples have issued statements publicly withdrawing from the CCP, they in fact stopped being members of the Communist Party or the Communist Youth League long ago, because according to the CCP’s regulations, those who don’t pay party dues for six months are automatically considered to have withdrawn from the Party. When the CCP began to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, didn’t they say I had joined the Communist Youth League in the past? The truth is, back then there were only two people in my entire work unit who were still not members of the Communist Party or the Communist Youth League, and I was one of them. At that time my work unit stipulated that every single person had to join either the Party or the League. If we still didn’t join we would have been considered by the CCP heretics, so it was more like going through the motions.

In the Fa-rectification, Master is actually offering salvation to all beings, not just the good ones; evil ones are of course included as well. I have often said that during the Fa-rectification I don’t hold the past faults of any sentient being against him, and that I look only at a sentient being’s attitude toward Dafa during the Fa-rectification. In other words, no matter which beings they are or how huge the mistakes and sins they committed in history, as long as they do not play a negative role with regard to the Fa-rectification, I can give them benevolent solutions and eliminate their sins and karma. That is the greatest mercy and true salvation. That’s because in the universe positive and negative beings co-exist, and that is the principle of yin and yang and their mutual generation. It is the CCP itself that chose to make Dafa its enemy. From the moment it proclaimed that it must defeat Falun Gong, the evil spirit of the CCP and the CCP’s wicked, base group that has been persecuting Dafa disciples in the human world were condemned to death by all of the cosmos’s gods. Actually, when I spread Dafa it was done in the CCP’s society. Had it not persecuted Dafa disciples, it would have ended up making the greatest contribution in all of the cosmos. Besides, my teaching the Fa in that society benefited the society in many, many ways and did not an ounce of harm. When people’s health improved, for whom did that reduce medical expenses? When people had healthy bodies, to whose society did those people contribute? That Party has done so many bad things that it is afraid of losing power and thus always stresses “social stability.” When Dafa was being widely spread people’s morality improved, and due to Dafa’s overall situation the society began to truly stabilize. Of course, Dafa wasn’t spread for the purpose of stabilizing human society; that was a result of the improvement in morality. Many people, ranging from the CCP’s central leadership down to the different classes in society, had recognized that fact. However, the CCP’s true nature is, after all, that of a cult which contains all evilness there is. It couldn’t stand Dafa despite [the benefits it brought]. Its extremely arrogant and twisted mentality that desires to control Heaven, control Earth, control people, and control people’s minds, couldn’t handle even that little bit of irritant. And even though it had benefited from the spreading of Dafa, that made no difference, and it was dead set on eliminating Falun Gong before it could be satisfied. Furthermore, that wretched one in the human world of course was driven out of its mind by jealousy, and stubbornly went ahead with its wishes, refusing to listen to others. It made a perfect partner for the evil spirit of the Communist Party. They not only made Dafa their enemy, but during the persecution they have also exhausted all means of persecution and have persecuted to death or severely injured numerous Dafa disciples who were or are on the path to godhood and who had been chosen ages and ages ago. Tens of millions of people have been persecuted through a variety of means, and the righteous faith of 100 million people has been suppressed. This enormous sin of the ages, this enormous sin whereby the [perpetrators] are brimming with evil and guilty of countless crimes throughout the firmament, has enraged all of the gods in the colossal firmament! Now even the elements of the old forces that had controlled and manipulated it are hurriedly dissolving it and its evil spirit. The evil furor is gone. It’s not that those bad people have changed, though, but that the evil spirit that was controlling them has been decimated. In other words, the CCP’s demise is not the result of a decision made at the beginning of the Fa-rectification that it would be eliminated. Fa-rectification is to rectify all bad beings, thereby saving all lives. It is the CCP that chose to make Dafa its enemy. Of course, cultivators have no enemies, and nobody is worthy of being Dafa’s enemy. The purpose of exposing the evil is to stop it from doing evil. In the past when we clarified the truth we always said that we were not against the Party, but that absolutely didn’t mean we loved it or recognized it, and it didn’t mean we repudiated it either. It meant that cultivators have nothing to do with any organization, political party, or substantive form in human society. In other words, if the CCP hadn’t done evil against Dafa, whether a person is a Party member or not would be a non-issue. And if we look at it from this perspective, wasn’t my joining the League when I was young giving it an opportunity? Now, however, not only has the Party committed acts of evil, but its sins are unforgivable and its nature is no longer the same. And that naturally imperils CCP members. If a person doesn’t withdraw from it, he is a part of it, one of its particles, and a part of its composition, and he will become a target for elimination by all gods. When that chapter of mankind’s history starts, there will be no more chances for human beings. Through clarifying the truth, Dafa disciples have given plenty of chances to human beings. In today’s historic time, human beings must choose a path for the future of their existence. Whether someone listens [to us] or not is a way in which he chooses his future. Taking into consideration the above situations, [you will see that] although some Dafa disciples were members of the Party or the League at some point, it wasn’t their fault, and the fault lies with the Party’s head and the Party’s evil spirit that chose to do evil. Dafa disciples do not want to leave behind any blemishes; their making a renunciation is not “getting political,” and even less is it going through a formality. Rather, it is an attachment that needs to be removed in cultivation. No one can reach Consummation if they remain marked by, or if they acknowledge, the most evil thing in the entire cosmos. In addition, only when Dafa disciples are able to clearly recognize it for what it is, purge it from their minds and no longer let it interfere with their thinking, can they have stronger righteous thoughts and do well what Dafa disciples should do; it is a step in cultivation that you have to take.

Hongzhi Li
february 15, 2005

To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm

To the European Fa Conference:

Greetings, Dafa disciples.

Everything in the world was established and created for the Fa-rectification, and Dafa disciples are the great figures of our time. Since ancient times the beings in all realms have waited in anticipation. Gather up and rescue the beings that you are to save! Have righteous thoughts and righteous actions, dissolve all hindrances, and spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men.

I wish the Fa conference success.

Hongzhi Li
june 12, 2005

Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments Is Not Hard

This article is very well done. Those students who are still not clearheaded about the methods Dafa disciples are using to validate the Fa and save all beings should read this article. Even though the article is not as comprehensive as it could be and is limited in its depth, it is clear about everything that Dafa disciples should do to validate the Fa and save beings.

The fact is, those who can’t step forward, regardless of the excuse, are concealing fear. Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one’s] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove.

Hongzhi Li
july 20, 2005

Comment on a student’s article

Shed the Human Mindset

This article is well written, and the understanding it expresses is even better. Some students really haven’t regarded studying the Fa as something important, and often look at situations that arise among Dafa students with an ordinary human mindset; and it’s not limited to blindly admiring certain people. The display of this human mindset truly, in fact, bespeaks of the [difference between] a cultivator and an ordinary person. This brings upon oneself many problems in cultivation, and interferes with efforts to validate the Fa and the coordination and cooperation that takes place among students and that is based on the Fa. The most prominent manifestation of this is the severe persecution many students face as a result of their strong human mindset and lack of righteous thoughts. The solution is to without exception make studying the Fa a priority and to study the Fa diligently. This Great Law is able to rectify the colossal firmament and allows people to cultivate to Consummation—shouldn’t you treasure an opportunity as rare and precious as this? And this is an opportunity that will be gone in an instant!

Hongzhi Li
september 1, 2005

Comment on a student’s article

To All Dafa Disciples Around the World and in Mainland China, A Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

A Will That Ebbs Not
(in Song Dynasty poetic form)

Surpassing time and space,
Fa-rectification dashes forward
Massive is the challenge,
but your will is firm
Unbridled are the wicked,
yet you keep your bearings
Purging evil as if but whisking dust away

My disciples,
walk straight the path of Dafa
May your radiance grace the human world,
as you transcend the Three Realms
Disciples of Fa,
be diligent, with a will that ebbs not
The countless years of hardship were all for this time

Hongzhi Li
mid-autumn festival
september 18, 2005

Walk Straight Your Path

Fa-rectification means rectifying the cosmos’s past Fa—a Fa no longer right—and it encompasses [rectifying] all living beings, high-level as well as low, found in the cosmos. Of course, this also includes the Fa that they have left at different levels, among which are the Fa they have passed on to human beings to guide man’s cultivation. Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples are to take validating Zhen, Shan, Ren and attaining the Dafa of the new cosmos as fundamental, so how could they disseminate and validate things that are not part of Zhen, Shan, Ren or the new cosmos? Don’t let the pursuit of some particular goal cause you to ignore the meaning of a Dafa disciple’s existence. In fact, making progress in one’s own cultivation is a part of the process of saving beings. Saving beings, improving yourself, and resisting the persecution are all acts that validate the Fa; only walking straight your path amounts to validating the Fa. Also, don’t use the wicked things that happen during the persecution as an excuse for not validating the Fa or not validating it well, for the reality is, the wicked persecution arranged by the old forces was put in place to test you. Even though we don’t acknowledge the old forces’ existence or arrangements, they have done what they’ve done. You play the leading role in this period of history, and the existence of everything at present, whether it be evil or the upright gods, has to do with you. It is walking straight your path that is most important. In the final time, the evil’s factors will dwindle, circumstances will ease up, and the world’s state of affairs will change, but never will the path that you are to walk straight change.

Hongzhi Li
september 25, 2005

To the Prague Fa Conference

Greetings to the Dafa disciples at the Prague Fa Conference!

I hope our Fa conference is a success.

Improve together, demonstrate the demeanor of Dafa disciples, do well the three things Dafa disciples are supposed to do well, and ensure that our Fa conference is a success and brings results.

Hongzhi Li
october 2, 2005

The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be

A person has many tests to overcome in the course of cultivation, one reason being, from the time of birth on, a person ceaselessly forms notions of every sort as he comes to an understanding of human society, and attachments result. Because human society is a place in which suffering goes hand-in-hand with enjoyment, life does abound with suffering, however wealthy you may be or however high your status. Because pain is hard on people, they try to, consciously or unconsciously, ward off suffering in hopes of leading a more pleasant life. And so it is that in the pursuit of happiness people form ideas about how to avoid harm, how to live well, how to get ahead in society and achieve fame and success, how to acquire more for themselves, how to come out on top, and so on. To this end, as they gain experience people come to form notions about life; and those experiences, in turn, come to fortify these notions as people live out their lives.

But in reality, what human society takes to be truths are, from the perspective of the cosmos, inversions of truth; when humans go through hardship and suffer it is so that they may pay off karma and thereby have happiness in the future. A cultivator thus needs to cultivate by correct and upright truths. Going through hardship and suffering is an outstanding opportunity to remove karma, be cleansed of sin, purify the body, elevate your plane of thought, and rise in level—it’s an extraordinarily good thing. This is a correct and upright Fa-truth. But as cultivation is lived out, when the suffering bears down on you and conflicts come up that hit upon the deepest part of you—and especially when it rattles the rigid notions you have—the test is really hard to pass. It can even be to the point that you know full well it’s a test but still can’t let go of your attachments. What’s more, Dafa disciples are cultivating in this “real” world that brims with temptation, so it becomes even more difficult—and even more important—to change those notions. That is why I often tell you to study the Fa a lot as you cultivate and why I periodically publish articles meant to point out common problems, continuously correcting the direction of things. Even then, new problems do arise from time to time on your path of cultivation. As far as how things are now, in the course of the cosmos’s Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ validating of the Fa, gigantic changes have been effected in the circumstances of the persecution that arose on the Dafa disciples’ path of cultivation. The cultivation environment and the perceptions people have are both undergoing changes on a fundamental level. This phenomenon indicates that Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ cultivation are in their final stages. And yet a small number of students—veteran students, even—have to differing degrees exhibited a despondent state and slackened in their resolve to be diligent. They haven’t realized that this is an attachment to the duration of Fa-rectification, or is caused by interference from incorrect, acquired notions, which results in their gaps being exploited by interfering factors that the old forces left behind early on in the surface of the human dimension, wicked specters, or rotten demons—things that have magnified and strengthened those attachments and human notions—all of which has brought about this despondent state.

Actually, if you think about it, the cultivators of the past didn’t dare to slack off for even a second, and that was when it took an entire lifetime to complete the journey. So how can Dafa disciples—who are to achieve the celestial rank of a being who is saved by Dafa and who have the most convenient cultivation way—not be even more diligent when they are given this most glorious honor of Fa-validating cultivation in a brief cultivation period that passes in the blink of an eye? You already know that the form of a Dafa disciple’s cultivation has one cultivate here, in the world, among ordinary people, and that the cultivation directly targets one’s mind. All human attachments and notions that interfere with validating the Fa and saving sentient beings must be removed. For cultivators traveling a divine path, is it really that hard to get rid of those attachments that arise from human thinking and to change those notions? If a cultivator doesn’t want to get rid of even those things, well, how is he to show that he’s a cultivator? Of course, most disciples who are in this state are that way because, at the beginning, they didn’t realize that they had subtle attachments or were being interfered with by their own notions, and so the evil has exploited this gap and magnified those factors. I know that after you become clear on this you will quickly catch up, but you should take fewer detours on this most magnificent, divine path; not leave reason for regret in your futures; and not fall so far behind in terms of levels. That is my hope, your hope, and the hope of the beings who are counting on you.

Hongzhi Li
october 8, 2005


Having read the papers from the mainland Chinese Dafa disciples’ Internet experience sharing conference, I find that none of them are written now with human attachments; there is no sense that the papers were written to complete some task, nor, in either form or content, done using clichéd, bogus, vacuous Party-style rhetoric; absent is the attachment of reporting accomplishments with the mentality of “If I don’t tell people, how will they know”; and for the most part they are free of the Party culture’s logic. I could also sense in them a maturation in the authors’ cultivation.

The form cultivation takes for Dafa disciples is one in which they cultivate among ordinary people, and it is among ordinary people that they validate the Fa, save sentient beings, and work against the persecution. In this, a circumstance in which no cultivation form was left by any predecessors as a referent, it is incumbent upon the cultivators to blaze their own trails, and it is required of each person that he affirm the path that he himself has come to realize—role models aren’t set up to follow. The path that each person takes can be an example only to posterity. And there is no [cultivating] in another’s place—the one who cultivates gains. Under the intense, sinister pressure that was forced upon them; on a cultivation path with nothing to reference; living in a most materialistic and practical society of man; with human morality sliding downhill fast; and with strict requirements for self-improvement set forth for Dafa disciples by the Great Law, you have nonetheless made it through. The papers mostly involve rationally analyzing and uncovering shortcomings, and they exchange thoughts for the purpose of validating the Fa, reducing losses, helping fellow cultivators to think and act righteously, thinking of ways to help fellow cultivators who are being persecuted, and saving more sentient beings. Gone are the flowery expressions meant for affective show: the papers are full of substance, and they are accurate, clean, and free of human sentiments. They are not something an ordinary person could write, for the inner world of a cultivator is pure and clean.

This is but one of the feelings I had from reading the online papers shared by the mainland Chinese Dafa disciples. My overall impression is that most Dafa disciples have matured; the way in which they are cultivating has matured; the understanding cultivators have of cultivation has matured; and the rational behavior that comes from a progressive decrease in human thoughts has, likewise, matured. When all Dafa disciples are like this, the evil will be completely eliminated and Gods and Buddhas will grandly manifest.

Hongzhi Li
october 29, 2005

To the Israel Fa Conference

Greetings to the Dafa disciples of Israel and those attending the conference!

Dafa disciples’ Fa conferences are the Dafa disciples’ environment in ordinary human society in which to learn from each other. Owing to the fact that so much time is spent amidst the reality of ordinary human society, the time Dafa disciples have together is all the more precious, and Dafa disciples’ Fa conferences are furthermore an excellent opportunity for Dafa disciples to come together and improve as a whole. Master is confident that through this experience sharing conference you will be enriched, and I would like to wish the Fa conference success. I hope that you will do well the three tasks, just as I hope that you will walk well, with righteous thoughts and actions, the path of cultivation.

Hongzhi Li
december 3, 2005

A Reply to the Dafa Disciples of Peru

Dear Dafa disciples of Peru:

I have received your letter. You’ve been working hard, and I am fully aware of your situation.

Dafa disciples’ cultivation is done among ordinary people, and this is something never done before in history. If you each travel well your respective paths there are bound to be difficulties, and going forward to meet those difficulties head-on is for the sake of validating Dafa, saving all beings, doing away with the old forces’ arrangements, and countering the persecution. The cultivation done in the past never had these things, and Dafa disciples are the pioneers. That is why in cultivation sometimes you will do well, and sometimes you won’t know what to do. When you encounter difficulties, sit down and study the Fa some more, and as long as you are righteous in thought and action, there will be no barrier that you can’t pass through.

Your conduct has confirmed that the path Dafa disciples have taken is right, and moreover, that you have traveled it extremely well. With the progress of Fa-rectification everything will change for the better, and Dafa disciples will mature even more fully. I know that the difficulties you face will be resolved with the progression of Fa-rectification and with your maturation and diligent efforts. I hope that you will do even better, for Dafa disciples are the hope of all beings.

Hongzhi Li
december 17, 2005

Congratulatory Message

To the Dafa disciples attending the Atlanta Fa Conference: Greetings!

I would like to first wish this grand conference complete success. I hope that all of you will gain something from the conference and do well on the path that remains ahead.

Dafa disciples, you are golden light in the mortal world, the hope of the world’s people, Fa-disciples who help Master, and future Fa-Kings. Keep diligent, Awakened Ones that walk the earth: everything of today will be the glory of the future.

Hongzhi Li
december 31, 2005

Eliminating the Evil

All along, lowlife secret agents of the wicked CCP have been constantly gathering so-called “Falun Gong intelligence.” The dissemination of Dafa, however, is solely for the sake of having people cultivate, and in spreading the Fa, everything is done out in the open and with no secrets. Even as the evil Party carries out its irrational, sinister persecution of Dafa disciples, everything that Dafa disciples around the world have been doing to counter the persecution is open—to the point of many things being put in writing on the Minghui website and shared openly. The acts of the lowlife secret agents of the evil Party are in fact done, for one, because [the CCP] knows the persecution is groundless and it feels uneasy about that. So it bluffs and blusters to show strength. At the same time, they’re done so that CCP insiders can deceive one another, generate false intelligence, and come up with reasons for the persecution, and all of this is done for the sake of a handful of individuals who have gotten themselves into a hopeless bind persecuting Falun Gong. But when it comes to those people who don’t think for themselves, and who can’t distinguish good from evil—especially those who, after being instilled with the evil Party culture, use the perspectives, logic, and standards of the evil Party, which are not those of normal people, to judge what is kind or wicked, good or bad, and what should or should not be done—the evil Party has manipulated and used them very easily, and they have fully become shameful tools of the evil Party. Meanwhile, these people have indeed committed colossal sins in persecuting Dafa disciples, and they are beyond redemption.

In spreading the Fa and saving sentient beings these years, I have actually included people from all social strata and professions, and I have not treated anyone differently than others. When being saved by Dafa, all beings are equal, including those who are in very bad professions, such as secret agents. When literary or artistic works portray people in these professions as heroes, that is done out of political necessity and to meet the needs of nationalism, it is done to stay in power, and it is human beings who dub them “heroes.” In the eyes of gods, they are the lowest and most criminal of people; they are liars and persons who damage human morality. Their characters and behavior are despicable and shameless, their actions criminal. They are different from the detectives in normal settings who solve crimes. But don’t forget that human affairs are planned by gods, whether humans interpret the way they unfold as good or bad. Human beings have karma, and for this reason must go through the cycle of karmic retribution. If gods don’t want something done, nobody will be able to do it, regardless of whether human beings think of it as a good thing. And with those things that gods do want done, the actions of human beings are merely part of the playing out of karmic retribution.

While the Fa was being spread over the years, there were indeed some people who did this type of work and who, despite their initial motivations for coming in, became genuine Dafa disciples after coming to understand Dafa. Thus I continually gave opportunities to such people, for among them there really were some with good foundations and who were excellent people in their previous lives; some were beings who came down from high realms. So I couldn’t deny them salvation just because they were secret agents in this lifetime. Life is precious, and the process of going through life is precious, so I have always waited for them to come to their senses—this, even though Dafa disciples were suffering persecution at their hands. And in order to save them, I even told Dafa disciples to clarify the truth to them while being persecuted. The evildoers not only haven’t listened, but their karma has grown ever greater—to the point that they can no longer be saved. Moreover, at this point the interference from the secret agents has developed into a trend of persecuting Dafa disciples, and that is absolutely unacceptable. The use of lowlife secret agents to target Dafa disciples’ cultivation in such a manner, as arranged by the old forces, absolutely cannot be acknowledged. Viewed in terms of cultivation, it’s not as if there is some indispensable connection between cultivation and those lowlife secret agents, who are the lowest of the low of the human race. Thus I shall no longer recognize this type of thing, and in the future, this specific type of agency will not exist, nor will there be great numbers of people who hold this type of loathsome occupation.

Henceforth, the gods and I will completely take away the future of this type of human occupation, and take away the good fortune in the lives of the lowlife secret agents who have been produced by the evil CCP since July 20 of 1999, and have them very swiftly wrap up their lives, paying in the process for the sins they committed. And this especially holds for all who participated in and planned the Atlanta incident: the good fortune in their lives will be completely taken away. Starting from this moment, they will pay for their sinful karma, [the misery of which will leave them] wishing they were dead. In rapid succession they will die and descend to Hell. The same fate awaits each and every CCP secret agent, in China or abroad, who fails to repent and change his or her ways. I am saving all sentient beings, but those who don’t want to have a future nonetheless cannot be allowed to destroy sentient beings’ opportunity for salvation.

Those who are still persecuting Dafa disciples: I hope that you will truly come to understand what Falun Gong is, as well as why the evil Party has been persecuting Dafa disciples. I hope even more that you will have a good future.

Hongzhi Li
february 9, 2006

Pass the Deadly Test

Some people haven’t made Fa study a priority, and while the evil persecution of Dafa disciples and intense pressure from the ruthless red terror have taken place, their omissions have been exploited by the evil because of their fears, and they have done bad things to Dafa and Dafa disciples that they should not have done. They have served as secret agents and moles for the vile Party’s intelligence agencies such as the CCP’s Ministry of State Security, Headquarters of the General Staff [of the army], Ministry of Public Security, etc. When some of them have given in to the evil, they have done things, in varying amounts and of differing degrees, that are utterly disgraceful for cultivators to do. Being lives themselves, they all know deep down that Dafa is good, so after they do those things they regret it. They want to return to cultivation, but they now have something that the CCP secret agents can use against them, so they are filled with remorse. They fear that, if they return, the secret agents will use those things against them to threaten them. And they are even more afraid that once Dafa disciples learn about what they have done, they will be too ashamed to face those Dafa disciples. It’s quite a dilemma for them.

The truth is, losing this opportunity of the ages and not fulfilling the real purpose of coming to this world are more terrifying than the attachment of being too ashamed to face others. Cultivation is cultivation, and cultivation is about getting rid of one’s attachments, putting a stop to bad human behavior and all kinds of fears, including the human attachments of being afraid of this and being afraid of that. You went down a wrong path because of your attachments and fears to begin with, and now, when you want to come back, you are again being held back by fear and letting it block your return.

Fear can cause one to make mistakes, and fear can cause one to lose a predestined opportunity. Fear is a death trap on a human being’s journey toward divinity. You have made huge mistakes because of it already, and yet now that you want to correct them you are afraid of people finding out about them. Cultivation is a serious matter. If you keep harboring fears like this, when are you going to stop being held back by fear? To those students in particular who have been covering up all of these things and have seemingly acted better than most other students, if you don’t let go of this attachment, stop your sinful behavior, and get rid of your fears, then no matter how many Dafa disciples’ things you do, you are doing them to cover things up. If you let go of these sins that you have been carrying around and suppressing inside and you make your way back, then everything you do will be clean and part of a Dafa disciple’s cultivation.

As your Master, I have never kept account of the wrong things you have done in your cultivation; I remember only the good things you have done and your accomplishments. Dafa disciples have made it through during cultivation and unparalleled evil persecution, so they are deeply aware of the hardships in cultivation, and they won’t fail to understand the students who have gone down the wrong path. So I am telling you one more time here: all students who have made these kinds of mistakes [spying], starting now it’s best that you publicly state that you are getting rid of that filthy burden and returning to Dafa. Only when you openly reveal everything that you have done wrong will you be able to break free from the secret agents’ entanglement and threats. And only when you openly reveal those things will you be able to remove your attachments and fears. Dafa disciples and I will not regard students who have gone down the wrong path in their cultivation the way ordinary people would. Back when I began teaching the Fa in human society, I knew about the various states that would emerge in people’s cultivation. During a human being’s journey toward divinity, since it is a human being—and not a god—cultivating, he will definitely make mistakes in the process of cultivating, and there will definitely be tests that he doesn’t pass well. And of course there are those who make huge mistakes. Once you have recognized your problem, the key question is whether you are determined to get rid of it. Only when you are determined to emerge from it can it be called cultivation, and that is cultivation.

I hope that the students who have gone down the wrong path won’t keep making mistakes. This may be the last time Master teaches the Fa to students like these. Seize your opportunity. Countless gods are watching you, and Dafa disciples and I are looking forward to your return.

Hongzhi Li
may 9, 2006

To the Ukraine Fa Conference

Greetings to the Dafa disciples attending the Ukraine Fa conference!

First, I’d like to wish you a successful conference. The Consummation of Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples is Dafa creating the Great Enlightened Beings of the new cosmos, so this makes your responsibilities that much greater. As you progress in cultivation, your mission of saving beings and dissolving the evil and the old factors’ interference will naturally converge with your cultivation. Only when you cultivate yourself well can you establish everything of the future. So I hope your conference is a grand occasion that is truly able to inspire Fa study and improvement.

Be diligent, Dafa disciples! Although in your cultivation it is painful to get rid of your human attachments, this path is a sacred one.

Once again, I wish your Fa conference success!

Hongzhi Li
may 26, 2006

To the Chicago Fa Conference

Greetings to all the Dafa disciples attending the Chicago Fa Conference!

First, let me wish the Fa Conference complete success in achieving its goals.

Dafa disciples’ Fa conferences are Law assemblies where they improve by learning from each other, that allow them to find where they fall short, and that enable them to strengthen their righteous thoughts on their paths to Consummation. Your accomplishments reflect mighty virtue gained through sound Fa study and the solidifying of righteous thoughts, and your shortcomings tell of the things that you need to work on along your cultivation path. Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating. A cultivator cannot achieve Consummation when laden with human thoughts, laden with karmic debts, or laden with attachments. Gold’s luster increases as it is refined over time. Through righteous thoughts and righteous acts, Dafa disciples are establishing every aspect of their divinity, and are, at the same time, building the cosmos’s future.

Dafa disciples, be diligent!

Hongzhi Li
june 25, 2006

Thoroughly Dissolve the Evil

As a result of the righteous thoughts that Dafa disciples have put into validating the Fa and saving the world’s people, the complete dissolution of the evil beings and elements that play a negative role and persecute Dafa disciples is taking place. Right now, there are only a small number of evil, rotten demons, and they are being concentrated by the old forces in labor camps, jails, and other dark dens that are taking part in persecuting Dafa disciples. This has caused the evil’s persecution to remain severe in certain, limited areas. In order to completely eliminate the persecution of Dafa disciples by the dark minions, rotten demons, and old forces, all Dafa disciples around the world—particularly the Dafa disciples in each region of mainland China—are to concertedly send righteous thoughts toward those evil places, thoroughly dissolving all evil beings and elements that persecute Dafa disciples, clearing away the evil circumstances under which Dafa disciples are persecuted in mainland China, and saving the world’s people, [thereby] fulfilling the duties of a Dafa disciple and advancing toward godhood.

Hongzhi Li
october 24, 2006

To the Australia Fa Conference

All Dafa Disciples at the Australia Fa Conference:

Greetings! First, I would like to wish the conference success. Fa conferences are grand gatherings of Dafa disciples, are good opportunities to help each other improve, and testify to [the power of] good Fa study.

In order for Dafa disciples to walk their paths well and do the three things well, they must study the Fa well and take Fa study seriously. The regions that have done well saving sentient beings and validating Dafa, and where great changes have transpired, are always places where people have studied the Fa well. And the Dafa disciples who have improved quickly are always those who have made Fa study a priority. That is because the Fa is the foundation; it is what’s fundamental for Dafa disciples; it is what ensures everything; and it is the avenue by which a human being journeys toward godhood. Thus I would like to take the opportunity of this Fa conference in Australia to tell all Dafa disciples around the world: whether you are a new or veteran student, all the same you must not neglect Fa study on account of being busy. Don’t just go through the motions when you study the Fa. You should study with a concentrated mind, and you must really be studying. There have been so many lessons involving this. I hope all of you do well on the final leg of the journey. The future will soon be displayed before [the world’s] eyes.

Hongzhi Li
november 18, 2006

My Thanks to Sentient Beings Who Have Sent Greetings

Dafa disciples, people of the world, and all sentient beings:


Thank you for sending along your greetings and well wishes! I sincerely hope that all of my Dafa disciples will achieve Consummation! I sincerely hope that all the people of the world can be clear on the truth and distinctly see the most wicked demon that history decided to visit upon mankind for what it is, see how the wicked Party has poisoned the Chinese people and the entire world, and see how it has persecuted Dafa disciples—and thus manage to survive the greatest catastrophe of all time, which has befallen all beings. I sincerely hope that all sentient beings will be saved!

Sentient beings! All that you have been hoping for, awaiting, and concerned over for thousands of years has arrived, and is in fact currently unfolding. Through it each and every person is choosing, whether knowingly or not, his or her fate.

I would like to tell you: Dafa disciples are the sole hope of salvation for the beings in each region and each nation. Cherishing what they are doing amounts to cherishing yourselves!

Thank you again for sending your greetings!

Hongzhi Li
january 1, 2007

Further Remarks on “Politics”

As Falun Gong students work against the persecution and clarify the facts using ordinary people’s methods in response to the CCP’s vile smearing of Falun Gong, they have fully and truthfully exposed why the rogue CCP regime has persecuted Falun Gong, and they have helped the world learn what Falun Gong is. Once all the world understands the reality of what is happening, there will be no way for the persecution to be sustained. The tactics used in the persecution by the CCP thugs and the extent of the persecution’s wickedness help people see the CCP for what it is. Thus the CCP has once again, so as to confuse right and wrong, pulled out the bogus line that Falun Gong students are “getting political.” They do so to confuse those whose thoughts are being led along by the CCP and yet think they are clear on things, vainly attempting to sustain the persecution and give it theoretical grounds. The truth is, mankind’s “politics” was not designed for the persecutors’ use. If “getting political” can expose the persecution, if “getting political” can stop the persecution, if “getting political” can help clarify the facts, if “getting political” can save sentient beings—if “getting political” can do all of this good, then why not do so? The crux of the matter, it would seem, is that a cultivator’s motive is to stop the persecution, and not to “get political” for the sake of gaining human political power. Cultivators have no desire for power among men: just the opposite, cultivators are to let go of any attachment to power. So, as you clarify the facts, if anyone still brings up that nonsense and cannot sort out whether what should be condemned is the persecution or “getting political,” then tell him what I just said.

While clarifying the facts, Dafa disciples have come to know quite well just how hard it is to save people, and Dafa disciples are saving people while themselves being persecuted. The Party-culture that the wicked CCP has infused into the world’s people, and that has, most notably, poisoned the Chinese people, along with the lies it has fabricated about Falun Gong during the persecution, have led some who have blindly complied with the CCP—and in particular those who know full well that this is persecution but have sold out to the CCP on account of self-interest—to render humankind’s immediate prospects for the future even more tragic. And those are the reasons it is so hard for Dafa disciples to save people. Since Dafa disciples are responsible for saving all lives at this critical juncture in history, do give it your best effort. As for those who really can’t be saved, that is those people’s own choice. If when the world’s media are kept silent by incentives and disincentives from the CCP, Dafa disciples’ forming their own media to counter the persecution and save the world’s people is labeled “political,” then let’s go ahead and confidently make use of “politics” to expose the persecution and save sentient beings!

Hongzhi Li
february 21, 2007

Disintegrate Completely All the Meddling Deities in the Three Realms that Have a Hand in Interfering With Fa-Rectification

For quite some time now, the old forces and all of the meddling deities in the Three Realms that play a negative role have been having a terrible impact. Early on, when Dafa disciples were obtaining the Fa, they severely interfered with the Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ and sentient beings’ obtaining of the Fa and cultivating. Around the year 1999 they took part in, to varying degrees, the persecution of Dafa disciples, which exacerbated the terror of the already sinister circumstances, abetted the evil, and severely interfered with Fa-rectification. And, notably, at the critical time when Dafa disciples are clarifying the facts and saving the world’s people and sentient beings while being persecuted, they have again taken part in preventing the world’s people and sentient beings from being saved. That amounts to directly persecuting the world’s people and sentient beings. Among them were so-called deities who were guarding and controlling the major religions of man, and who I asked to leave the Three Realms when I first began to impart the Fa, so as to give the people of the world equal opportunities to become Dafa disciples. Some of them did leave. But a portion would not, contending that people with religious affiliations would not get involved in the affairs of Dafa disciples during the Fa-rectification period. And they have not allowed people with religious affiliations to come to know Dafa—which has gone against the principle, “Open to all, only what a person truly wants matters,” [that we have] when spreading the Fa—and have failed to adjust to the change in situation that occurred during Fa-rectification. Furthermore, at present they are doing all they can to prevent religious believers from learning the facts, causing the billions of people with religious affiliations to miss this chance that they have waited millennia for, and putting the sentient beings in danger of being weeded out; and they have even been directly interfering with Fa-rectification. Thus, if the world’s people are to be saved, it has become an absolute necessity for Dafa disciples to completely disintegrate the old forces and all of the meddling, vile deities in the Three Realms that are hampering sentient beings’ salvation and learning of the facts. No matter what outward appearance their existence may assume, whether they assume a form or not, what level they may be, or whose appearance they may take on, completely disintegrate and eliminate them all. In the process of being eliminated, they will of course have to pay for the crimes they have committed against Fa-rectification, Dafa disciples, and sentient beings. And especially when it comes to those meddling deities that have been guarding and controlling religions and are hostile towards Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples’ saving of sentient beings: disintegrate them completely. Don’t do anything differently when you clarify the facts to religious people, don’t direct anything toward a particular group, and look only at what a person really wants and his or her own choice. Dafa disciples are to do the three things well and steadily, and not be swayed in any human way. I hope that the Dafa disciples will, by way of godly righteous thoughts, walk the last leg of their journey well.

Hongzhi Li
february 28, 2007

On the Novel The Cosmic Disaster

These words in question are not mine, but it looks as though most everyone has taken them to be. At that time when I was leaving, there were some people who were really worried about everyone and who thus took certain actions. In reality, that period of time was to see whether Dafa disciples were up to the test, and they responded in a variety of ways. Before long, one could truly see a playing out of various human attachments as well as how students with strong righteous thoughts handled things. What has happened is over with, and I am concerned only with whether Dafa disciples are ultimately up to standard.

A novel is just a novel, however, and it is but one of the many methods Dafa disciples have used to validate Dafa and save sentient beings. While a novel’s contents might include things that Dafa disciples have come to understand through cultivation, those cannot be taken as a historical record. If I had not talked about the process of the Fa-rectification, even gods would know very little about it.

What I want to tell you is this: you have gone through great trials and hardships to arrive at where you are today. By all means, you shouldn’t let your heart and mind bob about like duckweed, stirred at the first hint of wind.

Hongzhi Li
may 10, 2007

Note: The following is the passage referred to.

Lu Qing was handed the fax and took a close look. On the sheet, roughly A4 in size, were just a few short lines. Given how long it had been, Lu couldn’t recall exactly what was written on it, and knew only that the general idea was: “You don’t need to ask who I am—Dafa disciples should all know this. We absolutely will not allow the Great Law of the universe to come under attack in the human world. Immediately step forward to protect Dafa, and immediately go to Beijing and the provincial governments. Whoever still does not step forward at this point is no longer my disciple.”

To the Canada Fa Conference

To the Dafa disciples attending the Canada Fa Conference:

Greetings, all!

The Fa-rectification is progressing rapidly, and the righteous thoughts of Dafa disciples as they validate Dafa and save sentient beings are disintegrating in large quantities the meddling deities and rotten demons that play a negative role, thereby effecting fundamental changes in the state of the world. But the evil elements as well as the evil Party and evil specter, who can see that all is lost, are putting up a final struggle, and this is all the more reason for Dafa disciples to do an even better job of clarifying the facts and saving the world’s people and sentient beings. The closer it gets to the end, the more you cannot let up; the closer it gets to the end, the better you must study the Fa; the closer it gets to the end, the stronger your righteous thoughts must be.

May the Fa conference be a grand occasion wherein you all improve together! I wish the Fa conference complete success!

Hongzhi Li
may 19, 2007

To the Midwest Fa Conference in Minnesota

To the Dafa disciples participating in the Midwest Fa Conference being held in Minnesota: Greetings!

I would like to first send my wishes in advance that the grand conference be a resounding success. Dafa disciples’ cultivation is not merely for the sake of individual Consummation. Doing well at the three tasks of Dafa disciples and saving sentient beings are things Dafa disciples must do. [I know that] doing a good job of reflecting upon and exchanging experiences in cultivation and related to saving sentient beings, as with doing better at fulfilling what Dafa disciples ought to do, are things that you the disciples of Dafa hope to achieve by attending the conference. I hope that all of you will benefit from this Fa conference.

Hongzhi Li
september 22, 2007

To the European Fa Conference

To the Dafa disciples attending the European Fa Conference:


Dafa disciples’ cultivation is not merely for individual Consummation. Saving sentient beings is the responsibility of Dafa disciples, a responsibility that those cultivators who bear the title “Dafa Disciple” must fulfill. I hope that you will, by reviewing at the Fa conference what you have learned, manage to fulfill still better Dafa disciples’ vows and responsibilities, and do even better with things.

In closing, I would like to wish the Fa conference complete success.

Hongzhi Li
september 23, 2007

To the France Fa Conference

To the Dafa disciples attending the France Fa Conference:


All that Dafa disciples do at present is for the purpose of clarifying the truth and saving the world’s people. A Fa Conference serves additionally as a forum for exchange, wherein you can reflect upon what you have learned in regards to Fa study and cultivation, and can discuss how you are clarifying the truth and saving the world’s people at present. You can also identify your shortcomings, and henceforth do even better. It is thus imperative that a Fa Conference achieve the intended effect.

I would like to take this opportunity to share my hope that the Dafa Association of each respective region may manage to play its part, to take responsibility upon its shoulders, and to do well the work of coordinating each region. Don’t just go through the motions, and even less should you retreat from adversity. Don’t give up on practitioners who do not share the same views or ideas, for they are all my disciples.

Currently there still exist cooperation problems in various regions when it comes to group activities and initiatives. For example, when some students discuss something they excessively emphasize their own things, and argue nonstop. Going about things in this manner will compromise Dafa disciples’ efforts at clarifying the truth and validating the Fa. Having overly strong human attachments makes it likely the evil will step in and foul things up, with the result that things don’t get done. When this is the case, do things according to the centralized planning of the Dafa Association and, regardless of what your personal opinion is, set aside your attachments and cooperate. I hope that every Dafa disciple can recognize that clarifying the truth is what really matters.

Let me conclude by wishing the Fa conference resounding success. May our Dafa disciples’ righteous thoughts become ever stronger.

Hongzhi Li
november 21, 2007


Dafa disciples attending the Australia Fa Conference: Greetings all!

Australian Dafa disciples are doing progressively better at validating the Fa and rescuing sentient beings by clarifying the facts. I hope that during this conference you will take stock of your positive experiences and discover where you fall short, and thus do even better in the little time that remains ahead.

I wish the Fa conference resounding success!

Hongzhi Li
december 15, 2007


Dafa disciples around the world: Greetings!

Dafa disciples of mainland China: Happy New Year!

Fa-rectification is sure to succeed, and Dafa disciples are sure to achieve Consummation. When Heaven dictates change, no one can stop it! The Fa’s rectification of the cosmos and the re-creation of Heaven and Earth are coming to a close. The reformation of the vast firmament is charging forward rapidly and powerfully. What do a handful of wretched creatures above or on the earth amount to? The mighty virtue of Dafa disciples gloriously illuminates the universe. What gods and man alike have awaited and worried over has arrived. Save your sentient beings, fulfill your great prehistoric vows, and make good on the pledges you made!

Let me again wish you all a happy New Year.

Hongzhi Li
february 6, 2008
thirtieth day, twelfth moon,
year of ding hai in the lunar calendar


There are always some people who muddle and stir things up, interfering with fellow students. No matter who you are, just apply yourself sincerely to cultivation and do your utmost to clarify the facts, and by doing so, let your actions speak for themselves. Why is it you’re always going on about how you are this or that? Could that be called cultivation? That amounts to causing interference among students.

Hongzhi Li
february 20, 2008

The above is in regards to a February 21, 2008, article run by entitled, “Study the Fa Well and Break Out of Interference.”

Sifting of the Sand

Fa-rectification is in its final stage, and the disruptive factors in the cosmos are dragging those who have failed to be diligent out from among the ranks of practitioners, such as those who 1) lack rationality; 2) act and talk senselessly; and 3) have not removed their attachments, which have increasingly expanded, leading these practitioners to have a strong tendency to look outward and seek outwardly, losing their sense of reason. The [factors’] means of interference is to cause people’s minds to become overwhelmed and confused amidst irrational attachments, leading them to do bad things that harm practitioners and harm Fa-rectification, thus making it very hard for them to turn around and do well again even if they wish to. That is because once someone has done grave harm to practitioners, and caused some practitioners to fall—or even to be placed among the ranks of those who will be eliminated—how is such a massive karmic debt to be paid off? And since that person whom he or she ruined was a Dafa practitioner, no less, is there any difference in effect between this and persecution during Fa-rectification? The sin is the same as that of the evil.

At present a band of special agents has done exactly such a thing, rigging up a wicked website in the name of a practitioner and going so far as to swindle and con people in Mei Ge’s name. Mei Ge is right by my side, however—how could what they claim be true? This is now becoming rather major interference for Taiwan’s practitioners, and there are some irrational persons helping the evil to circulate that website among practitioners. By doing that, you are standing on the side of the evil, taking part in the persecution of practitioners, and ruining them. So, given that ruining any practitioner by circulating that stuff is equivalent to a huge amount of sinful karma that you cannot possibly pay off, what are you going to do?

Whatever the case, Fa-rectification is still in progress. I would suggest to whoever has circulated the special agents’ website: undo any harm you have caused as quickly as possible; find and clear things up with those whom you circulated that website to. If you miss even a single person, you will, together with him or her, be eliminated. For the cosmos’s law is this: whatever a being does, he must be held accountable for it. Master is compassionate and Dafa disciples are saving people, but Fa-rectification is solemn. I hope that those who momentarily lost their senses and acted as an accomplice to evil will handle themselves well from here on out.

Hongzhi Li
february 26, 2008


The three things are what Dafa disciples currently need to do well. Human rights are something that human beings pursue and value, whereas cultivators make a goal of transcending this world. Dafa disciples’ working against the persecution is what takes place on the surface, but the reality is that these are acts of saving people, saving sentient beings. The Human Rights Torch Relay does involve working against persecution and helping people to see the evil party for what it is, but it cannot take the place of clarifying the truth to save people. The Human Rights Torch Relay has everyday people as its driving force and was initiated for the purpose of exposing and resisting the evil party’s persecution of the Chinese people, so it is not Dafa disciples that this event is for. Dafa disciples in mainland China should not set aside their truth-clarification work and participate on a large scale.

Hongzhi Li
april 14, 2008

Again Wishing Complete Success to the European Fa Conference

To the Dafa disciples attending the European Fa Conference:

Greetings! I hope that by attending the Fa conference you will be able to benefit, make improvements, and identify any shortcomings in clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings, thereby doing even better hereafter. I also hope that those students who have not been so diligent all along will be able to find where they fall short, step forward, and fulfill their historic missions. Time waits for no one!

Again, my best wishes to you all.

Hongzhi Li
november 16, 2008


The destruction of the wicked CCP is something gods have determined, so pay no heed to any of its things. The historic mission that Dafa disciples shoulder is to save sentient beings.

Hongzhi Li
december 24, 2008

The above is in regards to a December 23, 2008, article run by entitled, “Regarding Charter 08.”


To the Dafa disciples attending the Canada Fa Conference: Greetings!

Walk the last steps of your path well and with determination, study the Fa well, and, with a foundation laid by your having cultivated well, your righteous thoughts will naturally grow stronger and you will surely do well with what Dafa disciples are supposed to do. The evil is finished and the environment has changed, so it is even more imperative that you not let up in cultivation. Go forth and forge your mighty virtue and glory by carrying out the sacred mission of saving sentient beings!

Hongzhi Li
may 17, 2009

Be Vigilant

Cultivation is about removing human thinking and attachments. Some practitioners follow human thinking as they go about validating the Fa, and in the process satisfy a wish to do what they enjoy. When their ideas are not adopted or when their shortcomings are pointed out, they become resentful and even have no scruples about doing wrongful things, and very much reveal that only by causing disruption can they vent their hatred. All of this goes directly against my requirement that Dafa disciples cooperate well with each other, validate the Fa, and save sentient beings. When those kinds of human-thinking-born attachments drive you to align with the opposing side in your actions or on some particular matter, is that the conduct of a Dafa student? Isn’t that precisely doing what the evil wants done? If the bad things you’ve done have caused sentient beings or practitioners who haven’t studied the Fa deeply to be unsavable or lose their opportunity, when the day of Dafa disciples’ Great Consummation arrives, how could you not be held accountable and suffer the consequences? Could you still achieve Consummation in that case? If you cannot achieve Consummation, then what are you cultivating for? I have always said that this cosmos has a principle: whatever a being—whoever it may be—does, he must face the consequences and make up for any losses caused. This especially holds true in the Fa-rectification period. I have long pondered, “What am I going to do with you students who are still not rational at this point?” I can help you eliminate a great deal of karma, but you must face on your own what you are to face, and neither Master nor anyone else can do so on your behalf. You have to, yourself, get through the attachments that are to be removed and the tests that need to be passed.

The online Qingxin Discussion Board that Dafa disciples used to run was frequently exploited by chaotic demons who are special agents, and when certain practitioners with attachments were added to the mix, the board turned into a forum for them. After the board, which wasn’t having a positive effect, was shut down, some practitioners actually went looking for some other online forum. Are you really that attached to doing that? Do you really not understand that it was a demon who came knocking at your door, thanks to your human attachments? When that chaotic demon special agent named “Tang Qi” found gaps to exploit and got so out of hand online, wasn’t that solely because he saw your human attachments? Hasn’t he dared to be so brazen because practitioners who lack righteous thoughts gave him a forum? There are some who went further, regarding him as a “second master.” Could someone who thinks that way still be my disciple? My daughter has always been by my side, yet when that rotten demon special agent Tang Qi made up lies about her, some people believed them—even to the point that they lost their sense of reason and echoed those lies, completely refusing to listen when other Dafa disciples pointed out the problem. And there are those who went still further, circulating widely the crooked words and lies of that rotten demon special agent, leading some students who hadn’t studied the Fa deeply and some new practitioners to go astray. If, when such people indeed end up going astray because of that, they lose their chance to be saved and thus face the prospect of being weeded out in the future, how are you going to pay for what you’ve done? And that’s not all, for the responsibility you must bear for having disrupted the Fa is itself immeasurably large. Scaring people is not Master’s way, so I’ll just give those students who are failing to pass muster a “stick warning.” Cultivation is about removing human attachments, so how could you go looking for a forum for them? How could you be so incredibly attached while cultivating?

Your wish is to help Master rectify the Fa, and that is something that can only be achieved with righteous thoughts. The main, predominant group of Dafa disciples who are validating the Fa and saving sentient beings is excellent, and no past cultivation form or religion can compare. This is your glory, and Master’s glory. I am truly happy about the Great Consummation that’s in store for you in the future. Walking the final part of the path well is a must, and it is Master’s wish for you.

Hongzhi Li
august 4, 2009

Cleaning Up

There are two reasons why I have not said anything about these matters all along. The first is that I wanted our students to cultivate to maturity on their own, to see these problems for themselves as they go about cultivating to maturity, and to get through them on their own. The second is that [I wanted] to see just how far those who orchestrated things would deviate. I was going to say something only when the human attachments had fully revealed themselves. Now that you have seen the problem, I’m going to say a few words.

The goal of some of the activities and projects that our students run is to save people and help Master validate the Fa, but time and again the only people it reaches are our own students, rendering these as internal things. We can’t go on like this. For one thing, those efforts cannot save people, and secondly, they interfere with our students’ cultivation and saving of sentient beings. At the very least such efforts consume a great deal of manpower. Dafa disciples are to help Master rectify the Fa, and you mustn’t consume our human resources this way. If some of the websites run by students can have a positive effect saving sentient beings, then you should continue to run them and do so in a healthy way. If they cannot do this, however, then don’t let them end up serving as interference. I would especially suggest that you shut down all websites that drive a great number of new students as well as those who haven’t studied the Fa deeply or who have strong human attachments to join in. Ordinary people’s websites, things done by those who think of themselves as promoting certain activities on Dafa’s behalf, and online activities by self-proclaimed practitioners have nothing to do with Dafa disciples’ validating the Fa. From this day forth Dafa disciples should not participate in them anymore, especially the politically-oriented activities. Toppling the wicked CCP is not the goal of cultivation. Rather, for Dafa disciples the ultimate goal in cultivation is to reach Consummation. We expose the persecution in order to help people see the evil for what it is, and thus be saved. The disintegration of the wicked CCP is Heaven’s mandate and a historical inevitability, and not something worthy of Dafa disciples doing things solely to that end. There are a few people among our students who, because they believed some nonsense from ordinary people early on when they first got close to Dafa and did not realize that it was divine beings probing their minds, have long held doubts about the cultivation done by Dafa disciples. So many years have passed, yet they still keep looking at Dafa with a human mindset and cannot forsake their attachments to politics and the power and gains that may come from such things in the future. Time has waited for you too long. Don’t do Dafa things with impure human attachments. Dafa disciples’ cultivation is solemn. No matter how clearheaded you may think you are, in reality, all of your involvement stems from your wisdom having been clouded by the attachment of pursuit that you have had since early on. Though you have made it to where you are today, you have always been the object of ridicule by divine beings. How sad it is that you have come close to Dafa, but cannot enter.

Let me address another matter. The human mind is unstable, so don’t think that ordinary people are going to have righteous thoughts. There are some ordinary people who identify with Dafa’s principles, but they have not actually done cultivation that is based on Fa. They have, via the media, spoken up for Dafa disciples and opposed the persecution, and this has led some students to consider such people extraordinary, and even treat them like Dafa disciples, not making a distinction between the two. And then there are others, even more foolish still, who regard what those people say as Fa. Being flattered by more and more people, these [ordinary] people can’t help but grow delighted with themselves and forget who they are, which then leads all sorts of attachments to emerge in them. They then become so bold as to say or do anything, even to the point of disrupting Dafa disciples’ normal cultivation and validating of the Fa. The truth is, this phenomenon can’t be blamed entirely on these ordinary people. These people—who sympathized with Dafa—have been ruined by some of our students who lack righteous thoughts, are irrational, and don’t do things based on the Fa. Since what we do is to broadly save sentient beings, then people, no matter their frame of thought, are to be given a chance of salvation, and thus, human thoughts of every type are going to manifest among our students. I knew about all of this even before I first imparted the Fa. What is key for you is to study the Fa a lot. With a great deal of Fa study, you will naturally have righteous thoughts and, as you go about validating the Fa you will naturally do things based on the Fa. And only then will you take the right path. Master doesn’t want you to always take the wrong path, and even less can he bear to see you being persecuted. Oftentimes the hardships you endure really are brought about by human attachments. When your human attachments are strong and you don’t realize it, the old forces’ factors will use the evil to capture you and send you to labor camps for persecution.

After reading this student’s article, I wanted to say a few words to help you clean things up. It is still up to you yourselves to walk your paths well hereafter. When you have all become mature, the next stage will begin.

Hongzhi Li
august 6, 2009

The above is in regards to an August 6, 2009, article run by entitled, “Don’t Be Self-Indulgent and Draw Demons to Ourselves.”

To the Midwestern U.S. Fa Conference

Studying the Fa well, doing a good job of clarifying the facts, and saving sentient beings are your top priorities. If your righteous thoughts are amply strong, you will manage to do well the things that Dafa disciples are supposed to do.

I wish the Midwestern U.S. Fa Conference complete success!

Hongzhi Li
september 27, 2009

To the Brazil Fa Conference

To the entire body of Dafa disciples attending the Brazil Fa Conference, I send my regards!

Dafa disciples are the hope for salvation of each ethnic group. If you are to do well at the task of saving sentient beings, you first must cultivate yourselves well. Only by studying the Fa more can your righteous thoughts be ample, and only by studying the Fa well can a Dafa disciple fulfill his or her historic mission.

May the Fa conference be a resounding success!

May you elevate together!

master Hongzhi Li
october 2009


Dafa disciples should not let human thoughts guide their actions. Nobody is able to disrupt the Fa, so any behavior that serves as interference can only be a stain upon one’s own cultivation. For someone who cultivates, failing for a long time to pass a test or doing bad things after taking up cultivation will become a massive, imposing barrier standing between you and the finish line. And how, then, will you deal with that?

Hongzhi Li
november 13, 2009

The above is in regards to a November 14, 2009, article run by entitled, “Only Teacher’s Words and Voice Can Be Used in Audio Recordings of Dafa Scriptures; No Other Recordings Are Allowed.”

To the European Fa Conference

To the Dafa disciples attending the European Fa Conference: Greetings!

Let me begin by wishing the European Fa Conference resounding success. At the same time, I would like to say a few words to those students who are failing to live up to expectations. Dafa disciples have a duty and must, no matter what, fulfill the vows that brought them to this world. For it was on that account that you once pledged your life as a god and were thus allowed to become today the most magnificent kind of being in the cosmos—a disciple of Dafa. Some students have, throughout the course of their cultivation, always looked outward, sought external solutions, and looked for things outwardly, focusing on things such as how others are not treating them well, are saying displeasing things, are acting too much like ordinary people, are always being hard on them, or are never accepting their ideas. As a result, you have stopped doing anything that Dafa disciples do to validate the Fa, and have even stopped cultivating in a fit of anger. Do you really not realize for whom you are cultivating? Do you really not understand that those unpleasant things are helping you to cultivate, remove your human thoughts, and get rid of your attachments? Didn’t the course of your life change into that of a cultivator the day you took up cultivation? Isn’t it true that nothing you come across is by chance? Aren’t you traveling the path to divinity? Do you really believe that cultivation is only appealing and you can only elevate when what graces your ears are pleasing things and when Dafa disciples only say things that resonate with you? When you cease to study the Fa or do the exercises in a fit of anger, who is it that you’re feuding with? Gods? Master? Or is it, rather, yourself? Not being able to get over something for a short time is understandable. But being like that for a long time is a serious violation of your vow, and it means that you are failing to shoulder your share in Fa-rectification, which adversely affects the whole body’s overall progress. As the gods see it, nothing is more serious. The evil beings that persecute Dafa disciples were arranged as such by the old forces, and are being controlled. No matter what kind of ruckus they may make, or what evil they may seemingly do, they are merely doing others’ bidding. If a student [of Dafa] does poorly, however, it is not just the old forces that will not forgive you, but all gods in the cosmos. Time is pressing for you as well as for the countless sentient beings in this cosmos. Perhaps Master has used heavy words. But I must ask those students who have long been in a state of confusion: have you really thought in earnest about what course to follow? I only hope that this blow with a heavy hammer will wake you up. I do it for you, not for me—your master—and certainly not for those fellow cultivators who made you upset. Be diligent! This is your vow. This is your responsibility. And this is your road to Consummation!

Let me end by wishing the Dafa disciples attending this Fa conference tremendous success.

Hongzhi Li
november 22, 2009

To the First Fa Conference in India

Greetings to the Dafa disciples attending the first Fa conference in India!

I hope that India’s Dafa disciples may be like those of other nationalities, study the Fa well and abundantly—and do so frequently—become true cultivators of Dafa, and shoulder the responsibility of helping Dafa to spread widely and save sentient beings.

May your Fa conference be a resounding success!

Hongzhi Li
december 26, 2009


I would never tell Dafa disciples to do anything of this sort. This is the product of self-made demons.

Hongzhi Li
september 8, 2010

The above is in regards to a September 9, 2010, article run by entitled, “Does Throwing Divination Blocks in Front of Master’s Image Really Amount to Asking for Direction?”

What Does It Mean to “Help Master Rectify the Fa”?

For some time now, there has existed a critical problem in some students as they carry out the three things that Dafa disciples are supposed to do: namely, not understanding what it means to “help Master.” For example, when Master says something or decides how Dafa disciples are to go about something, there are always some students who size up Master’s [plans] with human thinking, forming opinions about how Master should handle some particular matter or thinking about how it would be if Master did it differently, rather than putting their minds to how to best fulfill what Master expressed or how to carry out the specifics; some students even wish to change Master’s thinking; some go and extol the virtues of their own ideas among fellow students; some people are confused as to what Master has said on account of their human attachments, and react negatively; and some people go so far as to seek out my family members to try to garner support for their own approaches. But what Master wants done is in fact what is required by the Fa’s rectification of an incalculable number of cosmic bodies. Though this plane of mankind may be lowly, it is nonetheless a manifestation of higher lives at a lower place, expressed in the forms of this lower plane, and is at the same time the heart of Fa-rectification—the focal point of everything. However great your idea may seem, it is limited to only this one plane of existence, this singular spot, and that one particular matter. And could you possibly know what impact that thing which Master wants done is meant to have at countless, immeasurable planes of utterly massive cosmic bodies? If you, as my student, truly want to “help Master rectify the Fa,” then you should concern yourself only with how to best fulfill what Master wants. This alone is what you should be doing, yet you want instead for Master to help you? How could you use Dafa during the Fa-rectification to instead help fulfill your human ideas?

While encountering persecution there have been many Dafa disciples who have fallen, or who have failed to keep up, and it has largely been due to their not having understood what Master is doing, to using human thinking to evaluate Master’s [wishes]. To give but one example of such human thinking, many students are wondering why we cannot respond to persecution in the manner that other religions have. But in history, the fundamental purpose of religions was simply to establish a cultural foundation for mankind, whereas what mankind has truly been awaiting is Dafa; and it is only when one does things according to Dafa that one is truly acting like a cultivator. Of course, when people fail to keep up, there may be many other reasons at work, too. But in every case the person has not managed to really understand Dafa. And of course, when the person’s thoughts aren’t sufficiently righteous, he is bound to waver under persecution.

And then there is a segment of people who haven’t managed to, through cultivation, get rid of the bad habits they formed in the ordinary world, such as using their connections and influence to get things done. For example, whenever such a person isn’t able to find Master to express his own human ideas, he seeks out Master’s family members under some pretext or other, after which he goes and talks to other students about how Master’s family members said this or that. But think about it: could Master’s family members possibly represent him, when it was to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings that Master came to this world? Just like you, Master’s family members are in fact cultivators, and just like anyone else, they will fall short if they don’t cultivate well. Who could possibly represent Master, out of all those parents, spouses, children, and siblings he has had over the course of his numerous lifetimes in this world? It’s similar to the situation with you, where it’s merely that when Master comes to this world there are those who serve as Master’s disciples, those who serve as his earthly parents, those who serve as siblings, or spouses and children, and each serves to help Master fulfill the grand task of rectifying the Fa by doing the specific things that he or she is supposed to. They too are cultivating themselves, and they too will at times fall short in terms of reaching a sufficient understanding of the Fa’s principles. Then when you seek them out and use what they say as Fa, is it not a case of your disrupting the Fa? And at the same time, it turns what Master’s family members said into a sin against the Fa. As a Dafa disciple, you should be clear that Fa-rectification is done only by Master. And even if Master isn’t around, you still must do things on the basis of the Fa—you can’t do things according to some family member or other of Master’s. Only then are you a Dafa disciple; only then are you Master’s disciple; and only then are you helping Master rectify the Fa.

Also, there is a segment of people who go along with certain evil websites. Such people have gone far astray from Dafa, abetting those evil sites by spreading misinformation and even hurting the reputations of Master’s family members. And some people—in spite of Master’s having told everyone at the Fa conferences convened by our Dafa disciples not to listen to, believe in, or look at those evil websites—haven’t taken my words to heart and behave as though they’re completely under the spell of those sites. Even to this day they’re still irrational about it. When a person goes down the wrong road, he can start over, but what if someone destroys several people while making a mistake because of the evil websites that you promoted? Behind each person are countless beings awaiting salvation—what happens if their chances of salvation are lost forever because of you? Do you realize how dire the consequences of this are? When you ignore what Master has said, can you be considered a Dafa disciple who is “helping Master rectify the Fa”?

The expression “help Master rectify the Fa” isn’t just big, empty talk. Although I have only discussed a few problems, there are in fact a lot of other instances of failing to believe in the Fa. Hanging in the balance at this dangerous juncture is nothing less than, for Dafa disciples, the wait of tens of millions of years; for our students, your sole, true wish for coming to this world; and for Master, whether he will manage to widely save sentient beings—including all of you—in this Fa-rectification.

Hongzhi Li
june 10, 2011

Watch Out for Breeding Demons in One’s Own Mind

I found some time to read the first half of articles that the Minghui website sent me. The articles are written fairly well, and even though the understandings are limited, with some understandings of the Fa principles and the structure of the cosmos being inaccurate and the tone being rather grandiose, the starting points are good, and they may be published batch by batch.

With regard to the pen names used for the articles and the way in which some local contacts pushed for the articles to be published, their tone was really not right—saying things such as that some articles have surpassed the Nine Commentaries, some have reached a state of Enlightenment, or things such as [that certain articles are] going to lead the world’s Dafa disciples to new heights and beyond, or how their writing was strengthened by gods. I would like to point out here with all due seriousness: don’t let your human attachments become overly inflated and get out of hand just because you’ve done something or other. The only one who can guide Dafa disciples’ progress is Master.

Luckily, the articles are nonetheless rational. Just have [the writers] not be so grandiose in their tone in the articles, for they are people that are cultivating, after all. Otherwise, even if they are doing good things, gods will still look down on them.

Hongzhi Li
december 8, 2011

On the Issue of Collecting Funds

Over the past few years there have been people in mainland China collecting funds without permission. They have been collecting money from students with the excuse of helping New Tang Dynasty, The Epoch Times, and other media outlets run by students outside of China. This cannot be done. If a media company can’t operate normally on its own for a long period of time and relies on long-term support from students, that in itself is a serious problem. If more funds are then collected from students, that would be another mistake. I have spoken with the main media outlets about such problems multiple times, and they all clearly stated that they will not collect funds from students in China. If that’s the case, then who are these people that are collecting funds throughout China? What are they after? Back when the persecution first started, there were often agents of the CCP and bad people with ill intentions collecting funds from students using all kinds of excuses. It severely impacted some students’ daily lives and caused them to suffer severe persecution, by being implicated in [collecting funds]. In my previous Fa teachings I have addressed the matter of not collecting money from students. So why have you not complied? (It’s a different matter when students collaborate on their own for the purposes of making truth-clarifying materials.) Even students who are very successful in business and have the financial means must first get permission directly from me. Also, whenever students do something that they shouldn’t, the evil will exploit those gaps and have those students who were involved get arrested and persecuted. You need to learn from this! Looking at it from another angle, I want the media outlets to have a firm footing in society and become normally-operated companies. And only by operating with a positive cycle can they be more helpful in clarifying the truth. Otherwise, won’t such financial support lead them to have a longstanding mentality of relying on students, and thus not do well running the business? If things continue on like this, won’t that reliance drain those students’ resources? And mighty virtue will not be gained from it. I hope people won’t encourage the mentality of relying on students, which some media outlets have. This concerns all of you. If you handle this well, it’s a good thing; if you handle it poorly, it’s a bad thing. I hope that you will learn your lesson from this, not continue to carelessly collect funds or to give financial support, and walk your paths of cultivation well!

Hongzhi Li
january 9, 2012

The Ultimate Goal of Clarifying the Truth

Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. The CCP’s wicked propaganda has instilled the world’s people with lies that slander and defame Falun Gong, and this is meant to incite hatred against the Buddha Fa and Dafa disciples, who are on the path to divinity. This is particularly the case with Chinese people, in terms of the attitude that they show in conversation or when interacting with Dafa disciples. They take the evil’s side. If that is the case, then aren’t the world’s people in danger? In other words, no matter how evil the persecution is, Dafa disciples are still heading towards Consummation amidst the evil’s tests; whereas the world’s people, who have been instilled with the wicked Party’s lies, are the ones who are truly in danger. The emergence of the Communist Party and the CCP’s real goal is to have people hate Gods and Buddhas, to propagate atheism, to instill a philosophy of “struggle,” and to thereby destroy humankind. And this is the reason Dafa disciples are to clarify the truth. The goal is to get rid of the evil’s lies, to enable people to see the CCP’s true face, to clear away the sins committed by people against Gods and Buddhas, and to thereby save the world’s people.

Hongzhi Li
february 6, 2012 > Books