A Dialogue with Time  

Master: What problems do you find my disciples to still have? 

Divine Being: Your disciples can be divided into two groups. 

Master: What are the two groups? 

Divine Being: One group is able to painstakingly make progress in the Fa by following your requirements. This group is quite good. The other group is attached to human matters, is unwilling to give them up, and is unable to steadfastly make progress. 

Master: Yes, I’ve seen that. 

Divine Being: You allow them a period of time to understand the Fa, so some people come with various intentions. After studying the Fa, most of them are able to change their initial purpose for learning the Fa. 

Master: Some of them have not changed yet. 

Divine Being: Yet it has been too long a time. 

Master: Yes! 

Divine Being: In my opinion, there is no need to wait for those who cannot become gods. In fact, they can only be humans. 

Master: (talking to himself) In the human world, they are indeed too thoroughly lost. They might have to end up like this. I’m afraid they won’t even be qualified to be humans in the end! 

Divine Being: Actually it’s not bad to become humans in the new world. Compared with those innumerable high-level beings in the universe who have been eliminated by history, they are already incomparably fortunate. 

Master: I still want to wait for some time, see what they are like when the more microscopic matter that damages mankind has been cleaned up, and then make a decision. After all, they did come to obtain the Fa. 

Divine Being: In terms of this group of people at present, some have come to study the Fa because they could not find their purpose in life. They are attached to these notions which they are unwilling to change. 

Master: There are more such people among new practitioners. 

Divine Being: Some of them have come looking for the aspect of the Fa that they consider good, but they are unable to let go of the aspect that prevents them from having a complete understanding of the Fa. 

Master: There are also such people among veteran disciples. And the most outstanding evidence of that is that they always compare themselves with humans and with their own past, but fail to examine themselves with the requirements of the Fa at different levels. 

Divine Being: These problems have already become very serious. It would be good if they could manage to search within themselves for the things that they have been able to find in others. 

Master: It’s time for them to become clearheaded so that their environment can turn into one for true cultivation practice, and thus they will be able to become real gods. 

Li Hongzhi

July 3, 1997