Out the Roots
Recently, a few scoundrels from
literary, scientific, and qigong
circles, who have been hoping to become famous through opposing qigong, have been constantly causing trouble, as though the last
thing they want to see is a peaceful world. Some newspapers, radio stations and
TV stations in various parts of the country have directly resorted to these
propaganda tools to harm our Dafa, having a very bad impact on the public. This
was deliberately harming Dafa and cannot be ignored. Under these very special
circumstances, Dafa disciples in Beijing adopted a special approach to ask those
people to stop harming Dafa—this actually was not wrong. This was done when
there was no other way (other regions should not copy their approach). But when
students voluntarily approach those uninformed and irresponsible media agencies
and explain to them our true situation, this should not be considered wrong.
What I would
like to tell you is not whether this incident itself was right or wrong.
Instead, I want to point out that this event has exposed some people. They still
have not fundamentally changed their human notions, and they still perceive
problems with the human mentality wherein human beings protect human beings. I
have said that Dafa absolutely should not get involved in politics. The purpose
of this event itself was to help the media understand our actual situation and
learn about us positively so that they would not drag us into politics. Speaking
from another perspective, Dafa can teach the human heart to be good and it can
stabilize society. But you must be clear that Dafa certainly is not taught for
these purposes, but rather for cultivation practice.
created a way of existence for the lowest level, mankind. Then, among various
types of human behavior within the human form of existence at this level, which
include collectively presenting facts to someone, and so forth, aren’t these
one of the numerous forms of existence that Dafa gives to mankind at the lowest
level? It is just that when humans do things, good and evil coexist. Thus, there
are struggles and politics. Under extremely special circumstances, however, Dafa
disciples adopted that approach from the Fa at the lowest level, and they
completely applied their good side. Wasn’t this an act that harmonized the Fa
at the level of mankind? Except under special extreme circumstances, this type
of approach is not to be adopted.
I have long
noticed that a few individuals do not have the heart to safeguard Dafa, but
instead intend to safeguard certain things in human society. If you were an
everyday person I would have no objections—it is certainly a good thing to be
a good person who safeguards human society. But now you are a cultivator. From
what standpoint you view Dafa is fundamental—this is also what I want to point
out to you. During your cultivation practice, I will use every means to expose
all of your attachments and dig them out at their roots.
always rely on me to bring you up to a higher level while you, yourself do not
move. Only after the Fa is explicitly stated do you make a move. If it is not
taught clearly, you do not move, or move backward. I cannot recognize such
behavior as cultivation practice. At the crucial moment when I ask you to break
away from humanness, you do not follow me. Each opportunity will not occur
again. Cultivation practice is a serious matter. The distance has become greater
and greater. It is extremely dangerous to add anything human to cultivation
practice. In fact, it is also fine to just be a good person. But you must be
clear that you choose your own path.
event, it has been observed that several individuals ran around among disciples,
doing harm. Instead of thinking correctly and presenting their views kindly to
the assistance centers, they spread rumors among practitioners, sowed discord,
organized factions, and adopted the worst ordinary human methods. What’s more,
some people even irrationally tried to drive students away. Some of the students
whom you tried to drive away have cultivated themselves many times better than
you have. Have you thought about this? Why did you act irrationally with so much
anger? Couldn’t that mental state enable you to recognize that strong
attachment of yours? Let me tell everyone: This Fa is inconceivably enormous,
and you will never completely know or understand its laws and principles.
emphasize any specific approach; I use various means to expose your
deeply-concealed attachments and get rid of them.
July 6, 1998