Comments Regarding the Fa-Rectification Made at the Falun Dafa Assistants’ Meeting in Beijing

Hongzhi Li
January 2, 1995 ~ Beijing

Happy New Year, everyone!

We’ve gathered you here today even though it’s the New Year holiday. But this meeting has to be held, because, as a lot of our students know, I’m soon going to teach the practice overseas. So, since time is pressing, I’ve called you here. The reason is that I have to talk to you about some things. If I didn’t, some problems that have already sprouted up could affect the healthy development of our Dafa.

First, I’ll talk about the situation of Falun Dafa’s spreading. As you know, our Falun Dafa has now had a fairly big impact in different regions around the country. Nowadays, people in charge in the qigong world, many qigong organizations in different regions, and the Qigong Science and Research Society branches in different provinces and cities all have this impression: all other qigong are going downhill; only Falun Dafa shows an upward trajectory and is growing really fast. This situation has been described by the Qigong Science and Research Society branches in different regions and by people who oversee qigong—those aren’t my words. This also illustrates a point. What point? Our Dafa is developing faster and faster, and the number of students is growing bigger and bigger. Of course, you have to look at it from two angles to explain why it’s able to grow so fast. One reason is that many qigong practices are shams and they cheat people, and they don’t care about morality. After people have been fooled once or twice, after a while they come to realize it. This is one angle. Another reason is that ever since our Falun Dafa was introduced to the public we’ve been responsible to our students and to society, we’ve allowed a lot of people to truly benefit from it, and we have, through having so many people truly cultivate in Dafa, helped improve the society’s overall moral state. That’s why it has achieved such good results. So in other words, Falun Dafa is spreading rapidly, it’s now been recognized by people widely, and it has spread more and more widely. But as I said earlier, we have also seen our shortcomings in this really good situation, for sure. A lot of the things done by the Assistants at the practice sites, by a lot of our practitioners, and by some of our veteran students are far from Dafa’s requirements. To a certain degree, they’ve corrupted Falun Dafa—they play a corrupting role. This is because whether you’re a student or cultivator of Falun Dafa—and this is especially so for a person who does an Assistant’s work—people don’t see you as a lone individual, as just another qigong practitioner. No matter what you do, people will see you as a Falun Dafa cultivator who represents Falun Dafa. This is a really important point, because a lot of people throughout the country know Falun Dafa is good—it’s good in that it teaches xinxing cultivation and has gotten to the heart of the matter; all Falun Dafa cultivators consider xinxing important, so people pay attention to you, Falun Dafa cultivators, and to your every move. If you don’t do well, people will think that you only talk but don’t put things into action. If your speech is so lofty but your actions don’t conform, it will give people that impression, and I’d say that’s not good.

What I just talked about is the situation of our practice’s spreading. We have noticed this phenomenon, so we wanted to have this meeting. Also, I had to talk to you about this issue before I go abroad, because in Beijing there are a good number of people practicing Falun Dafa, and they have a certain impact on things. Actually, my teaching the practice abroad is the same as my teaching the practice in our country. You know, I go to the Northeast today, go to the Southwest tomorrow, go to the South the day after tomorrow, and then I go here and go there—haven’t I traveled around like that? Going abroad is no different. Circling the earth takes just two days. It’s not like I’d go somewhere and never come back—many people have that thought. There was also someone who said, “Now that Li Hongzhi is gone, I’m in charge.” There are people with all different kinds of thoughts.

Our Falun Dafa cultivation emphasizes cultivating your xinxing. When any move or action of yours doesn’t meet the standard for cultivators, our students can tell by evaluating it. But there are also some people who just can’t manage to see clearly their wrong tendencies and actions. For many students this is the result of their attachments, their intention of showing-off, and their many different attachments that haven’t been eliminated. You all know that this Fa is good, and you all know that this Fa can save people. Then think about it: this Fa can save people. Why can it save people? Why can it make people good? There’s a prerequisite: if you don’t want to become good, no one can save you. Yet your becoming good can only be the result of you yourself wanting to become good. Every single move and action of yours must meet the standard for a true cultivator. This is very serious!

Some people’s attachment to showing off is really obvious. If it develops further, it will damage the Fa and cause some people who haven’t attended the seminars, as well as people at different practice sites, to form some wrong ideas or even to thoughtlessly follow them to do reckless things. So this brings up the matter of the Assistant’s responsibilities. The Assistant’s responsibilities are extremely important. I remember that before I went to Guangzhou city to teach the practice I said, “Assistants, your responsibility is no less than that of the abbot in a monastery.” Why did I say that? To truly teach a practice towards high levels is to save people. A person who truly does monastic cultivation is also a true cultivator, only he cultivates in a religion while most of us cultivate in this society-form. Then, since you’re all cultivators, you do the exercises together, you share your thoughts together, and you improve together—what’s the difference between the coordinator, that is, the Assistant, and the abbot of a monastery? I’d say that our Falun Dafa students have higher xinxing than monks do in the Latter Day of the Dharma. I said that my students’ xinxing is higher than monks’, so our Assistants should be higher than the abbots in monasteries. Then, think about it: have some of our Assistants met this requirement?

Of course, in the audience here we still have some Assistants who haven’t attended a seminar. This is a problem. But we don’t object to this; in the future it won’t be possible for us to have only practitioners around the country who’ve gone to the seminars become Assistants. All the same, we do need to measure you with the standards for an Assistant to see whether you meet them and to see how much you understand the Fa. Someone who doesn’t even talk or act like a cultivator and who doesn’t resemble a Dafa cultivator cannot be an Assistant. The goal of our cultivation should be very clear—to cultivate towards high levels—and we’ve made this perfectly clear in the seminars. Think about it, would a True Being who has attained the Dao, or a Buddha or Bodhisattva of the Buddha School, talk like you do? Would his or her thoughts be as impure as yours? Would he or she do things the way you do? Of course, it’s not that our requirements for you have to be so high—after all, we’re still cultivating. But shouldn’t you be strict with yourself?

Most students and most Assistants have conducted themselves very well, they have made great contributions and worked hard to organize people to study the Fa. All of us voluntarily come to do cultivation. It’s not like someone has appointed you a leader, promised you something or that you would make a certain sum of money. We don’t have any authorities, we aren’t obligated to do anything, and we don’t earn a salary. Everyone is doing these things voluntarily. We are doing this out of our enthusiasm and our caring for the Fa. Then why not do this well? Of course, I think that in the future we can organize those people who, as I just mentioned, haven’t attended the seminars and we can specifically give the new students or Assistants periodic, special training. This has to be done, or else they won’t be able to catch up. In some places there aren’t any veteran students and we still need to establish an assistance center there, so we need to give them some necessary training. Of course, training is something we’ll do in the future. Regardless of whether you’ve attended the seminars or not, from now on we require all Assistants to understand this Fa well. Those of us who have the ability, who are in their prime, excepting people who are older or who have poor memory, should try to memorize the book. Perhaps what I’m suggesting is high—my requirement might be really high. But in many regions a lot of students have memorized it very well. When they study the Fa they don’t even need the book—they recite it from memory. Then by comparison... Although my hometown is in the Northeast, I’m in Beijing all the time. Beijing is where our Research Society is, and I’ve held a lot of seminars here. Now our base is here, after all. So I think that we in Beijing should take the lead. Beijing is supposed to take the lead, but now others around the country are already studying the Fa like this.

What’s good about studying the Fa? With Fa-study, our students can solve any question or problem on their own. Another thing is that if anyone wants to act recklessly, the students will be able to recognize it, and this means that those who do crooked things won’t be able to stir up trouble or have a place to do that. From now on we can make this a rule: as long as you cultivate Falun Dafa, as long as you want to cultivate in our Dafa, you have to study the Fa; we don’t recognize people who only do the exercises. This isn’t too high a requirement for you, because this problem has seriously damaged our Fa’s reputation. If someone only does the exercises and doesn’t cultivate his xinxing, if he does things however he pleases once he’s in the real world, if he does whatever he wants to, and while among everyday people he does things that are even worse than what everyday people do, I’d say that’s just unacceptable. That’s why I’ve put forward this requirement.

A lot of situations like this have come about as a result of our students failing to get rid of their attachment to showing off. For example, some people always want to show off. Here I’ll just talk about our Assistants since this is an Assistants’ meeting; if I talk about our students they can’t hear it anyway, so I’ll just talk about our Assistants. One main reason the attachment to showing off hasn’t been eliminated is that many of our Assistants have a very poor understanding of the Fa—it’s even much worse than the average student’s. Then there’s a problem. When students ran into questions, it used to be that they consistently didn’t read the book and didn’t study, or even if they did read the book they didn’t read it often, so the following would happen: they had a lot of questions that couldn’t be answered, so they wanted to ask the Assistants about them. When they asked the Assistants, because of our Assistants’ xinxing problems... the Assistants hadn’t studied the Fa, either, they hadn’t been reading the book, and they, too, only understood bits and pieces of the Fa. Some Assistants then thought: “If I can’t explain it, it will lower my authority and it probably won’t be easy for me to organize people to practice.” Of course, their intention might have been to safeguard this Fa—it wouldn’t have been easy for them to organize people to practice. So, on questions they can’t yet understand some Assistants dare to define things and talk casually, they say things based on their assumptions, or they say things based on what they’ve felt and experienced. That is in fact damaging the Fa—seriously damaging the Fa. I’ve talked about this problem before—you can’t explain this Fa with what you feel or with what you’ve enlightened to at your level. Hasn’t this issue been spelled out? This is precisely the issue! So we all need to make sure we pay attention to this.

Your intention is good—to safeguard this Fa. You might think, “I’m not doing this to boost my own prestige; if I can’t organize people to practice I won’t be able to do my work well”; this might be your intention. But I’d advise you that the only way, the only method, to solve this problem is to understand this Fa—to thoroughly understand this Fa. Then when people ask you questions you can speak according to this Fa, and what you say will be about this Fa. As for the various manifestations of supernormal abilities and states, you don’t need to discuss them with him. Tell him, “There are all kinds of supernormal abilities, and they manifest in over ten thousand different forms—how am I supposed to explain it to you?” You have various states, this state, that state… When you regard yourself as a cultivator you don’t need to worry about it. Some states you can sense; some states will pass before you can even sense them. There are more than ten thousand types of supernormal abilities, and you might feel it whenever they move even a little in your body. Supernormal abilities carry strong electricity and are highly magnetic, and there are other things; you might feel them when they move just slightly; you can be very sensitive. You have various states and all kinds of beings that you evolve. Then how do you explain these things to him? You don’t need to explain these things to him. Tell him that these are all normal reactions, and what’s more, they’re all good things. If we understand the Fa thoroughly we can talk about things according to the Fa. We used to only want to safeguard this Fa and explain more for people, and we were afraid that people wouldn’t be able to understand it well. The main reason was that our understanding of the Fa wasn’t deep. That is why you couldn’t explain things to other people, and when you couldn’t explain it you were afraid of losing face, so you said things based on your own assumptions. Wasn’t that seriously damaging this Fa?

If this attachment to showing off develops further it can fuel a person’s pursuit of a certain reputation and selfish gains, because it comes from that—it comes from the pursuit of prestige and selfish gains. If it develops further, people will start to form factions. Someone like this will become the ringleader and tell people: “You have to listen to me! Even Li Hongzhi has to listen to me in everything he does.” And the students wouldn’t be able to discern, anyway. That’s what he’d say. He might even go so far as to say that Li Hongzhi is a demon, and that only he’s in charge! Don’t we have someone like this now? These problems that have manifested are terribly serious. In our Fa, among the Assistants present here today and in Beijing here, this type of thing should never happen again. All the same, it did, which shows that we have a rather poor understanding of the Fa. That’s why now there are several people who’ve really gone overboard and who are just outrageous. Yet some people still blindly admire them. With regard to these things, we target the problem, not the person. I’m just talking about these things. Make sure you pay attention to these problems.

Another thing that’s appeared among our Assistants is an attachment to doing things. This has never occurred in history. It only occurs in this special situation we have today; it only occurs in this special period in history. Why would this situation occur? In history, and the same goes for us Chinese as well as for other areas around the world, the family was the center of everything. But modern people—especially us Chinese—all have their own jobs and spend their whole lives working, and they fall apart if they don’t have something to do. This situation has occurred. As a result, people regard our Falun Dafa as an undertaking for them to do. Many Assistants have that mentality. They too feel that the Fa is good, or else they wouldn’t do this—this is a given, they know that it’s good. But instead of focusing on how to study the Fa well, how to understand the Fa well, and how to improve themselves in the Fa, they have an attachment to doing things. “I’m old now and I’ve retired,” or, “I’m retiring,” “I don’t have anything to do. With this I’ve found something to do—it’s great! And besides, this practice is good”—they have this mentality. Think about it, everyone, that kind of thinking is poles apart from our Fa’s requirement. We have to be responsible to this Fa, not to what you feel. You think that you don’t have anything to do and have nothing to rely on, and you want to find some things to do. That’s not how it works. This is a major problem. How you regard the Fa is a serious matter!

When a person does cultivation practice, truly does cultivation practice towards high levels, it’s a matter of him saving himself and saving others. If you can’t meet our requirement for your thinking, you can’t do this work well. Isn’t it true? I’ve emphasized this point time and time again, and I’ve talked about it in different regions across the country. We can’t run this like a workplace, a business, or some enterprise or institution. I often give the following illustration. Back when Shakyamuni taught his Fa, in order to prevent people from getting wrapped up in this kind of form (these problems weren’t present yet back then, there was only the problem of pursuing a reputation and selfish gains) he asked people to completely sever any ties with it; he led people off to remote mountains, ancient forests, and caves to cultivate, he didn’t let you have anything, and he would completely separate you from material things so as to eliminate all your human attachments and your attachments to reputation and self-interest. But we’re in the society of everyday people. Everyone cultivates in the society of everyday people, we take responsibility for our own cultivation. Actually, I don’t at all mean to criticize you here. I’m just being responsible to your cultivation by pointing out these obstacles that seriously affect your cultivating to high levels. But for us, being Assistants, there’s a question of being responsible; meaning, if you don’t do well you might lead your group of people awry. If the whole group of people is led awry, then, besides what you’ve done to yourself, you might have ruined a whole group of people! I often talk about this problem—this attachment to doing things. Of course, it does have its good side, so we need to balance these things. If nobody intended to do things and nobody wanted to be an Assistant, I’d say we wouldn’t be able to carry out our work well, either. You should feel enthusiastic about doing this work, but your motive has to be the Fa, for the purpose of people studying the Fa and obtaining the Fa, for promoting the Fa on a large scale, and for saving people. Your starting point can’t be “for me to do something.” I think we haven’t done well enough with this. Let’s think more about these things.

From now on our Assistants must try to understand this Fa thoroughly. I think these problems can be solved then. Those students who haven’t attended the seminars must also gain a thorough understanding of the Fa. So, our standards for Assistants are high. There are also people who make someone an Assistant based on their personal relationships—“The two of us have a good relationship; we’ve always been on good terms.” You can’t handle it that way. It has to be that whoever studies and practices well does this job. Maybe my requirements for you are high. I know about what’s going on down below, but I think we’re in Beijing, after all, and our Falun Dafa Research Society is here—the center is here. I’d say that if we don’t do things well here it will affect other regions.

I don’t want to say too much, because those are, after all, shortcomings. Although I’m not criticizing you, I did point out where you fall short. We didn’t ask other people to attend this meeting because we don’t want your future work to be affected. That’s why we didn’t ask others to attend, and only let our Assistants attend. I think our Assistants can lead by example and do those things well. And then I don’t think we’ll have any problem building our practice and having it develop normally.

There’s also a rumor being passed around: Li Hongzhi is going abroad and may not come back. The people who say this are regarding me as an average, everyday person, as if when I go abroad I’ll make some money and then come back, or settle down over there. I’m not that type of person. You know, I have relatives overseas so I can go abroad anytime. Sure, the quality of life over there is better than here, but I don’t pursue those things—fame, profit, pleasure, etc. I don’t pursue those things, they’re useless to me. But in case some people don’t know and to prevent some people from having certain thoughts (a problem might occur in some regions when I’m not around), and in order to guide people’s cultivation, in the event that I’m not around everything is to be centrally decided by our Falun Gong Research Society and it will centrally lead everyone in cultivation practice. Each and every decision made by the Research Society in the past was approved by me; no matter where I am, any decision they make is made only after contacting me by phone or fax. Another thing is, as I’ve also told them, this is also a test of the Research Society itself to see how well they lead others when I’m not around—this is also a test for them. But I don’t think there will be a problem, because people who’ve stayed by my side for a long time know fairly well how I do things, what I want to do, and the overall things that we want to do to popularize the Fa. So I’m hereby making this clear: in the event that I’m not around, our assistance centers throughout the country should abide by and carry out the decisions made by the Research Society. It’s even more the case for an Assistant that he should fulfill this responsibility.

I’ll discuss an issue on the flipside of all this. Many of us take the term “Assistant” to be a title. The reason we haven’t let you use the titles of everyday people’s positions and posts is to avoid these types of things. “Assistant” isn’t supposed to be some kind of rank. Besides, if you start bossing people around at the practice site, and the person turns away and ignores you, there’s really nothing you can do. If you make things even worse, then he might say, “How about I don’t come to practice?” So we don’t have authorities, and people do this work voluntarily out of their own enthusiasm; this is also doing a good thing for others. So we should be more careful with how we do our work. Since it’s not some kind of power or some position, I think we can replace an Assistant at any time and in any place. Don’t be attached to these things—“If you ask me to do the Assistant job, I’ll do it; if you ask me not to do the Assistant job, okay, I’ll just be an average practitioner and practice together with others.” Actually, to be an Assistant is to do one’s duty—it’s not like if you’re given the Assistant job it means that you will succeed in cultivation! That’s not how it is. An Assistant merely gives more for others, undergoes more tribulations, and shoulders more work. So in many regions this situation has occurred: after an Assistant is replaced, he becomes passive and uncooperative. Some people even form their own factions. I think none of these things should happen in Falun Dafa. How could a cultivator do those things? I’m just addressing our Assistants. We’re just talking about these things at this level. Don’t attach too much importance to those things—make sure you don’t attach too much importance to them.

But with regard to those people who’ve really damaged our Fa, no matter who the person is, we have to replace every one of them as soon as they emerge. This is because we don’t have many requirements for our students—if you want to learn, you can learn; if you don’t want to learn, we can’t do anything about it; but once you learn it we’ll be responsible to you and explain things to you. But this isn’t the case for an Assistant, because if you don’t conduct yourself well you will affect an entire group of people and disrupt others. So as soon as we see someone doing crooked things, we replace him. I’m seriously pointing this out to you: someone with the last name of Sun at the Evergreen Park practice site really went too far for a period of time, and he hasn’t admitted his mistakes even now; but it’s not like we need him to admit his mistakes. He should correct these things himself; however, he hasn’t done anything, and what’s more, I’m told that he’s had an awful influence. No matter how he is towards me—no matter how he treats me on the surface or how he treats me behind my back—he has negatively affected this Fa, so he can no longer be an Assistant. Let’s say there’s someone who says, “I’m a Buddha,” “I was so-and-so before. My Falun is as big as a house,” or, “I’m better than even Li Hongzhi.” He can say whatever he wants, and it won’t matter to me. But it’s not acceptable if he doesn’t meet the standard for a Falun Dafa Assistant; we have to remove him in that case. If he becomes good later on, we might ask him to be the head of the center again. Let’s not form a fixed opinion about someone. So that’s the issue. I don’t mean to criticize anyone or blame anyone. We target the problem, not the person. I’m just giving an example. Are there people we haven’t named but who’ve done this type of thing? Yes, there are, only their cases aren’t as prominent.

Again, as I already said last time, we have to start an upsurge of Fa-study—we must start a Fa-study upsurge. Understand the Fa well. Only if you understand the Fa well will you be able to recognize it when someone acts recklessly and not give him an audience; when he thinks about it or says one sentence, you’ll know right away whether what he said was right or wrong. Then tell me, could he manage to do those things? People wouldn’t be able to do crooked things—it’s sure to be this way.

You all know that this Fa is good. I actually taught from different angles at each seminar. Some people have said: “What I heard today in Teacher’s lecture was this. What I heard from Teacher in another seminar was different.” In fact, I was talking about the same issues in both seminars, only I talked about them from different angles. But in your future cultivation, or when you improve yourself in the future, or when you read the book in different periods, you will find that everything that’s needed to guide you is all included in the Fa that I’ve taught—it’s all in the book. This Fa encompasses many, many things taught from different angles, with different elements, and taught in different states. With this book, I am teaching it all in one state. That’s why whenever you try to understand, you will gain something. As long as you study it well, I’d say you will do all right. My third book, Zhuan Falun, will soon be published. It contains the entire content of my seminars and it is quite comprehensive. It will be published very soon. And it will be you students in Beijing who get to see the book first and benefit from it first. We should study the Fa a lot and understand the Fa well.

All these things that I’ve said were to enable you all to truly improve—that’s why I’ve told you what I have. The reason I gathered all of you here in an urgent manner is that I’m afraid you might not be able to handle things well in the course of your cultivation later on, either because you don’t understand [the Fa] well or because I haven’t led you down a righteous path, and you might fail halfway along, in which case I would feel that I hadn’t done everything I could for you. That’s why I gathered you here to talk to you more about this matter. Cultivation is your own affair. If in the future someone lags behind or can’t make the grade, I won’t be able to open the back door for him. Let’s say that I see he’s pretty good, or, that he tells me about his situation, and I say, “Alright, let me open the back door and just let you go up.” That can’t happen. You know, what I’m imparting today is the Fa. This Fa is the Law of the cosmos. If I were to not comply with the Fa, wouldn’t I be taking the lead in damaging the Fa? Cultivation all depends on you, yourself. [The Fa] is good—it can save people, and it can rescue people as well. It depends on how you try to understand the Fa, on how you try to comprehend the Fa. These are the things I wanted to say to you, so I asked you to come. Make sure you don’t think that this meeting is about my seeing your shortcomings and wanting to criticize you—that’s not the case. I think that it’s better to point out certain problems in time than to point them out at a later time. When we promptly replace certain assistance center heads in various places, or certain Assistants, who we identify as not being good enough, if afterwards they hit the brakes and gradually come to recognize their problems and begin cultivating anew, then it makes no difference that they are not the heads of centers or Assistants; they can do cultivation just the same, and they will stop what they were doing. Besides, this is really good for them, because they too will recognize it and they will still be doing cultivation. With some people, we’ve given them chances time and time again, but over and over they keep failing to awaken, and in the end it’s too late—they’ve already completely fallen and sunk into a demonic state. This is a lesson!

I like to put things directly, I don’t like to speak in a roundabout way. During the recent period, we—whether it be the assistance centers, the branch centers, or our Assistants at different sites—have indeed done a lot of work, and this has enabled this Fa of ours to be so influential today. Of course, the Fa is good, that’s one aspect of this. You’ve contributed a lot, you safeguard this Fa, and you promote this Fa. Actually, this Fa, I’ve said that it is the Law of the cosmos in the first place. It includes all of you—all of you are within this Fa. So this Fa is also yours. Whether or not you safeguard this Fa, whether or not you promote this Fa, whether or not you spread this Fa, and whether or not you assimilate into this Fa in the future, all of these are in your own hands. I can only teach it to you and guide you down this righteous path—that’s my role. But as for your truly reaching Consummation later on, I’d say that is the product of your own cultivation.

I don’t want to take too much of your time. A lot of people came here to listen to what Teacher had to say in teaching toward high levels at the Assistants’ meeting; they came with the mentality of pursuing something, with attachments, or to seek knowledge. I’d say that’s not good. I don’t want to say more, this is as much as I want to say. If you have any questions, if you have special questions, we’ll give you a little time and you can ask them. The Beijing General Center is arranging some photo-taking; in a little while the assistance centers and the branch centers can group themselves to take some photos. That’s fine—you can take pictures with me. Next, you may ask me any special questions you might have. I’ll just say this much for now.

I’ve also heard that some students like to visit different practice sites. Visiting different sites is a good thing, since it can increase the contact among you and help you learn from each other—that’s pretty good. But when some people go to some sites, they seem to have the intention of showing off, and they say, “I know something…” spreading rumors, or they’ll say, “You don’t know about these things, but I do.” They always want to... they have that tiny little seed of an attachment. They have a little bit of underlying intention to use this Fa to boost themselves. That too is an attachment to showing off. It’s not that they consciously want to boost themselves, it’s not like that. They just have that little bit of intention of showing off. This intention to show off can be quite destructive for a cultivator.

Student: Some people ask why some people who haven’t reached Enlightenment would have Law Bodies.

Master: You people who haven’t reached Enlightenment, pay attention! People who haven’t reached Enlightenment can also have Law Bodies if they’ve reached a Buddha’s realm. But at this point none of our students have reached this state. None of the qigong masters in other qigong practices nowadays have reached this state, either. As far as I know, I am the only person who has Law Bodies. Why have some people seen in their dreams our Assistants, our centers’ heads, or other things? That is the product of your own thoughts plus your dimensional field—it’s a projection of the reflexive nature of your dimensional field, it’s a type of state of using this thing to reflect it into the range of your dimensional field. In addition, when someone cultivates to a certain point, he can separate from his body if he’s not locked, meaning, his Main Primordial Spirit can separate from his body. But those are all trivial things done at very low levels.

Student: Someone claimed that he was Bodhisattva Skanda and that he could take out the Falun that Teacher has planted for the students.

Master: That came from his breeding demons in his own mind and his altering the images in his own mind—he imagined it himself. Did he really take it out? The taking out he did was in his imagination—it was just an image in the range of his dimensional field, imagined by himself. He can’t do anything. What’s with his proclaiming himself to be Bodhisattva Skanda? I can say that I told you about this a long time ago: in the Latter Day of the Dharma, even the beings at high levels are facing catastrophe; those who should be protected have all been protected; those who haven’t been protected have been destroyed by explosions; now there isn’t anyone. Many people have seen Bodhisattva Guanyin, and some students used her picture to do consecration. Let me tell you that the thought a person has during that very moment when he worships a Buddha is most merciful, and it is the most good and kind, the best. In order to preserve those thoughts that the person has, he is shown the image of Bodhisattva Guanyin. Those are all in fact manifestations of my Law Bodies. I have talked about this before in my seminars.

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