Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Jinan
Whatís happening when curse words appear while practicing?
Teacher: This is due to your having
a master soul thatís not good or your thought karma at work. Some people may
also be possessed by spirits. This will happen if other practices are mixed
in. Those of us who donít mix in other practices and only practice Falun Dafa
wonít have possessing spirits. In most cases it is due to thought karma.
Question: Is cultivating diligently an attachment itself?
Teacher: Cultivation isnít an
attachment; cultivation is returning to the original, true self, so that oneís
true nature emerges. Thatís your true nature, so itís not an attachment. But if
you are always saying, ďAll I want to do is become a Buddha through
cultivation,Ē ďIíve improved by such-and-such amount today,Ē and ďIíll become a
Buddha at a such-and-such time,Ē then thatís an attachment. Just cultivate with
the intention to practice but with no intention of obtaining gong, and
it will be fine if you just have that wish.
For those who havenít attended the lecture series but are learning to practice
Falun Dafa, will Teacherís Law Bodies also purify their bodies into the Milk-White State and implant qi mechanisms for
Teacher: If they didnít attend the
lecture series and arenít our students, why would I take care of them? If I
were to take care of everyday people so casually and implant this thing for
everyone in China,
would that do? If someone learns the practice on his own, learns it from the
book or tapes, will he get it? Let me tell you, in the future the form of
learning the practice will be just like that. Since you have my Law Bodies to
take care of you, my books have Law Bodies, and my videotapes and audiotapes
all have themóthose who truly follow a practitionerís standards will also be
given this. But they have to truly cultivate according to a practitionerís
standards, and only then will they be given this. If you say that you just want
to do it for physical exercise and donít want to cultivate towards higher
levels, then you wonít be given this.
Iím a new student and have practiced for about a month. I find it hard to touch
the upper palate with my tongue when I have no saliva. Will Teacher kindly give
me some pointers?
Teacher: Itís not that once you have
started doing the practice, everything will change immediately for you. What
about your xinxing? You want to reach a practitionerís state, so you
have to change yourself, starting from your xinxing. There are people
who ask, ďIíve started practicing Falun Dafa. How come my illness hasnít been
cured?Ē You are still an everyday person among everyday people, and you do the
exercises and then expect your illnesses to just go awayóhow could it be like
that? If the goal isnít right, the result will be different [than expected].
If mind-intent is added when we practice, will it cause the Falun to become
Teacher: If mind-intent from other
practices is added, the Falun will be deformed. As for your various, messy
thoughts, those are from your attachments and wonít cause the Falun to be
deformed. As soon as messages from other practices are addedónot just your hand
movements, if you add into your mind things like using mind-intent to guide
your movements, some way of breathing or some ideas from other practices, all
of this will cause the Falun to become deformed. Since cultivation is indeed a
serious issue, itís essential to focus exclusively on one cultivation way.
The body of an old monk who passed away a thousand years ago hasnít decomposed.
Is that because it was transformed by high-energy matter?
Teacher: In fact, it was transformed
by high-energy matter. Since Buddhism practices Nirvana and doesnít teach
bringing along the body, he doesnít need that body anymore. If he wants it,
that body can be transformed by high-energy substance. For instance, there are
three monks in the Jiuhua
Mountains. Their bodies
are flesh bodies that havenít decomposed after hundreds of years or a thousand
years, and thatís because they have been completely replaced with high-energy
matter. Those bodies are no longer everyday peopleís bodies, so they wonít
Are those practices that can develop Cultivated Infants all upright ones?
Teacher: Not necessarily. Some of
them are not wicked practices in the beginning and are pretty good in the
beginning, relatively speaking. They become wicked later if they donít
cultivate xinxing. Perhaps later, their Cultivated Infants may melt
away; or even if they donít melt away, they will become very wicked and
vicious. Things canít be judged by the form of their manifest abilities, and what
manifests canít be judged based on that. Whatever practice you do, you have to
Can the Falun in the lower abdomen be carried over to the next life?
Teacher: We donít worry about ďthe
next lifeĒ or anything of that sort. We require that one achieve the goal of
Unlocking Gong and enlightenment in everyday peopleís society. Let me tell you,
one can still cultivate at very high levels, but usually when an everyday
person reaches a certain level through cultivation, he will stopóhe wonít
progress even if he keeps practicing, as he can only go that high. However,
under extremely special circumstances, gong can grow through practice in
that dimension. The Falun you will develop for yourself in the future will
always be functional and with you forever.
Teacher often mentions the two words ďgenuine cultivation,Ē and also ďdisciples
who genuinely cultivateĒ in his lectures. Will Teacher please explain?
Teacher: ďGenuine cultivationĒ means
you genuinely cultivate. Thatís what it means.
What does it mean when there are only two flowers above the head in the state
of Three Flowers Gathering on Top?
Teacher: Itís not Three Flowers
Gathering on Top, then. Gongóthere are just so, so many forms of
manifestations. Over the path I have traveled, in the beginning or at very
shallow levels, the gongís variations numbered in the tens of thousands.
They were too many to remember and I didnít try to memorize them. The bodyís
changes in form at each level are also different.
The image produced in the lower abdomen is the Cultivated Infant. Whose image
is produced in the chest?
Teacher: Youíve practiced something
else. When a practitioner truly cultivates and lets go of everything, my Law
Bodies will help him take care of it. Of course, sometimes when you produce gong,
some Buddha images will appear on the surface of your skin. There will be many
of them, and they can move too, as they exist materially. They can talk and
move. Of course, these are all normal.
If someone wants to steal valuables carried by the students or hurt them, can
Falun Dafa prevent it from happening?
Teacher: Iím telling you that
everything has its causal relationships. If you lose money, the Falun wonít
interveneóthere was probably a reason for it. Isnít it your intention to use
the Falun to punish the one who steals your valuables? How could it be like
that? It may be that in some cases it was owed to others. You feel upset and
want to use Falun to strike at others. How could it be like that? Wouldnít I be
teaching a wicked practice? Donít rack your brains over these things.
Cultivators have my Law Bodies to protect them and they will protect you
whenever they should.
How should we view Buddhist scriptures?
Teacher: I do acknowledge the real
Buddhist teachings, the teachings by Shakyamuni. But Buddha Shakyamuni said
that the things that are truly his account for less than ten percent of all the
I went underground to see a tomb in a scenic spot from ancient times. Iíd like
to ask if visiting a tomb would affect Falun Dafa?
Teacher: It wonít affect anything.
But go to those places as little as possible. Thereís too much yin in
those places. Besidesóhow should I put itówe donít want to go to unclean
places, as those messed up things are very bad. Theyíre graves, after all!
In a dream, a snake crawled into my clothing and I strangled it. Was this an
arrangement by Teacher to test my xinxing?
Teacher: When those things crawl in,
killing them is the right thing to do. Those bad things just want to possess a
human body, and they are demons. Human society has developed to where it is
today, where their disturbance is just too rampant. Because these things have
been wreaking havoc, the qigong community is on the verge of collapse.
The same goes for the temples, where things like these are wreaking havoc.
Did the Falun Paradise exist originally or is it newly created?
Teacher: It existed originally. You
are stretching your imagination too far.
I donít treat patients with qigong, but with massage and acupuncture. Is that
okay? Besides books on qigong, can I still read books like ďScriptures of
Mountains and SeasĒ and ďThe Yellow Emperorís Classic of Internal Medicine?Ē
Teacher: You still canít let go of
these attachments. Whatís your goal in reading them? Those books arenít about
Dafa cultivationówhat are you reading them for? Do you want to get something
out of them? If not, what are you reading them for? If you truly think a
particular statement is good, then you have accepted it and your gong
will be messed up. Why did Buddhism and Taoism not allow contact with any books
outside of scriptures in the past? Itís because they feared their things would
be messed up. To ensure your genuine cultivation, itís important to treat this
issue seriously and solve this fundamental issue of yours. How could you not be
serious and not let go of this attachment? Iím just making this point. If you
donít want to cultivate and just want to study these things, go right ahead.
Itís not that I wonít allow everyday people to read them. As for whether you
can use massage and acupuncture, if you are a doctor of Chinese medicine, you
can go ahead and thereís no problem. If you are not a doctor and practice Dafa,
and you just want to treat patients, I would say that you need to let go of
Do Falun Dafa students have high level masters other than Teacher?
Teacher: Among Falun Dafa students,
no one can claim to be a teacher, theyíre all students and disciples. Everyone
is learning and cultivating. After achieving Unlocking Gong and Enlightenment,
only the titles at different levels in the Buddha school can be used. There are
no other high level masters in Falun Dafa.
Who is our real mother? Is she our common mother?
Teacher: Your imagination is running
wild. How can you and I be discussed on the same level like that?! There are
two ways for life to be created. One is to be produced through the motion of
various substances at various levels in the cosmos. These lives are thus
relatively primitive, but this form has continued to the present day. The
motion of the cosmos can still produce lives and is still producing livesóthat
is why some peopleís lives are not that long and some peopleís histories are
very short. Another form is to be born from those high level beings that
appeared very early at various levels. I think these beings are quite
fortunate, as they have mothers. Those beings born of nature are envious of
those who have mothers, as they donít have mothers.
In seeking the righteous way and great law, is it all right to try every means
to follow Teacher everywhere and listen to the lectures?
Teacher: Some people follow the
lecture series everywhere and attend the lectures as they are held. I canít
oppose this intention to attain the Fa. But there is one point you shouldnít
forget: you need to truly cultivate! Itís not going to work if youíre always
following me around and only attending lectures. Your xinxing needs to
be tempered through actual cultivation and you need to cultivate solidly. Some
people think that by following me around they wonít have any tribulations. How
would you cultivate then? Some people believe that I will go into the mountains
and they want to follow me into the mountains to cultivate, but wouldnít you be
cultivating your subordinate consciousness, then? There are two forms of
cultivation. If you want to improve yourself and complete your cultivation
process, you must cultivate yourself in a solid, down-to-earth manner amidst
everyday people and study the Fa well.
Would you talk about the origin of humanity?
Teacher: Every word shows your
thirst for knowledge. Youíd better let go of this attachment. I have talked
about the origin of humanity: Isnít life produced from the motion of the
earliest substances in the cosmic dimensions?
For one whose body and soul has been destroyed, does his master soul still
Teacher: How could it exist if both
body and soul have been destroyed? Itís as if he never existed in this cosmos.
But the process of total elimination is one of suffering and extreme, bitter
regret. In our dimension, it seems like he died instantly, but in the time
field where heís being eliminated, it feels infinitely long.
Does the recurrence of menstruation in older women lead to the issue of giving
Teacher: As we do the practice, the
purpose of our bodies becoming more youthful is for you to cultivate longevity,
rather than to live as everyday people do. It may involve what you described
since the whole body is becoming more youthful. So you should be careful about
When introducing Falun Dafa to others, should we take Teacherís words during
the Fa lectures as our guiding principles or take the overall concept of
Zhen-Shan-Ren as taught by Teacher as guiding principles?
Teacher: My Fa is taught by me, and
it is integrated. The things I talk about are the things of Dafa. What Iím
teaching here are not my personal views, so when youíre referring to it, you
can only say ďThis is what the book says,Ē or ďThis is what Teacher said,Ē
which is also fine. The best way is to read from the book. Donít use my words
as your own, as they wonít work then, and it is an act of plagiarizing the Fa.
But you may talk about your own understandingsóthatís different from the Fa.
What are the mirages that people see?
Teacher: I would say those are just
scenes from other dimensions suddenly reflected here by some freak occurrence.
The structures from the other side arenít always those of ancient times. There
are also some modern style buildings and structures. In addition, some of the
dimensions on the other side may be able to shift.
How should we look at lies that are told with good intentions? For example,
those told to someone who is terminally ill.
Teacher: Letís say someone has
cancer and you donít want to tell him the truth. For things like this, it is
barely acceptable. You are still doing it for others, doing it for someone
elseís benefit. Of course, I think that when you arrive at a high level and
encounter these things, you will be able to handle it well on your own. I donít
think you should lie to the patient. Isnít being afraid that the patient will
suffer something thatís adopted by everyday people? When you cultivate to a
high level, you will find that itís not like that. Suffering will eliminate
karma, and the person will benefit in the next life.
Out of respect and gratitude, we burn incense and offer provisions to the
Buddha, Bodhisattva, and Masterís Law Bodies. Is that an attachment?
Teacher: First, it is a form of
respect. Second, people all believe thatís only a formality, but in fact, the
smoke that appears when the incense is burning, what you see is the smoke in
our dimension, but in other dimensions there is smoke too. When the substance
in our dimension disappears, it will appear on the other side. They need this
to develop their Law, so the provisions are offered to them. There is this
facet involved in addition to the matter of respect. Itís called provisions,
after all; otherwise it wouldnít be called offering provisions.
Why does the image of a Buddha appear on a practitionerís body?
Teacher: Thatís normal. Gong is
just like that. In the beginning they are even smaller than a tiny grain of
rice, and later they get bigger and bigger. Thatís because every layer of
particles of the body has to change, and in the end it becomes a Buddha body.
Can Teacher tell us something about the Falun Paradise?
Teacher: Some of our students have
seen it. There are mountains and rivers, towers and pavilions. If you want to
know the details, then just cultivate.
Question: Why is it that
nobody has ever heard of some of the great enlightened beings that taught the
Great Law to save all beings?
Teacher: Buddha Shakyamuni said that
the number of Tathagatas is as many as the grains of sand in the Ganges River.
Could they be discussed one by one? If youíre not supposed to know about
something, then you wonít be allowed to know about it. If an everyday person
were to know everything, then wouldnít that be the opposite of how itís
supposed to be? Youíd be a Buddha and they would be everyday people. How could
an everyday person know such deep, profound things? In the past, things above
the level of Tathagata were off limits to humans. And the Falun Paradise is not
in this universe. Actually, Buddha Shakyamuni mentioned things about us and
about things from my past. Some were recorded, while some no longer exist on
What if someone possessed by spirits causes our gong to be dispersed?
Teacher: What do you mean by ďgong
to be dispersedĒ? It doesnít have that ability. If you canít handle
yourself well and attract those thingsóif you want themóthatís a different
matter altogether. If you are unmoved, it wonít be able to harm you. Having
fear in your mind is an attachment and shows a lack of steadfastness in Dafa.
My Law Bodies can only take care of those who are steadfast in cultivating Dafa.
Ordinarily Iím able to see Faluns of different sizes turning with my eyes open
and unable to see them when my eyes are closed. Why is that and how should I
Teacher: Itís the same whether your
eyes are open or closed, and it is a matter of how you are used to looking.
Once you get used to it, you will be able to see both ways.
Can I study the Qimen practice and sorcery?
Teacher: Sorcery is about low-level
spirits and ghosts. As someone cultivating Dafa, what do you want to study that
for? As for the Book of Changes and the Qimen practice, if you want to
study those things, you can, but I would say itís not appropriate for a Falun
Dafa disciple. Among those things, there are some elements involving technique,
and some are things at the lowest levels of the Taoist discipline. Use your
judgment to decide what to do.
Buddhism places importance on releasing captured animals, believing that it
will eliminate misfortune and prolong oneís lifeÖ
Teacher: These are all acts done
with intention, and arenít part of cultivation. Besides, there are too many for
you to release, and maybe some of them have lived out their lifespans. It is an
attachment to do these things deliberately. We believe in non-action. Why are
you so bent on doing these things with intent? Whether itís birds that were
shot down or fish that were caught, the fact is, that is what those people do.
After someone buys them from him, he will go catch more. Say you buy them all
from him and release them, well, tomorrow heíll go and catch more. Are you
going to buy and release them again? That would be the same as helping him do a
bad thing. I would say you should avoid doing this kind of thing as much as
possible. Nowadays, these things done with intent are being carried out even in
Buddhism. There were no such forms back when Shakyamuni was teaching his
I stopped doing a certain practice and wanted to burn its hanging chart.
Someone else wanted to practice it and took it. I knew it was not good and yet
I gave it to him. Was that unethical?
Teacher: If he insisted on taking it
and you had already given it to him, then donít worry about it. Of course, itís
not good to give it to othersóit will harm them.
Sometimes the portrait of the great Master manifests as a big Buddha shining
with golden light, but sometimes the facial expression is stern and full of
Teacher: Yes, itís like that. When
you have done something good, my Law Body will appear happy or shine with
light. When you have done something bad, he will look very stern.
A good friend believes in a wicked practice. May I talk to him and try to stop
him from doing it?
Teacher: Yes, you may. He believes
in a wicked practice and crooked way, so when you stop him from doing it, you
are saving him. If he insists, donít force him and just leave him alone.
After the subordinate consciousness leaves, what state will the master
consciousness be in?
Teacher: After the subordinate
consciousness leaves, you wonít know it. There wonít be any state.
Will the test of lust be repeated over and over?
Teacher: Yes, it will. If you didnít
pass it once, it will come again. You may be controlling it pretty well now,
but what about in the future? You will be tested again.
For Falun Dafa students, how long does it have to be after they finish the
lecture series before a man and a woman can live together?
Teacher: During our classes, we have
never said that a married couple has to live separately! Weíve said that you
should take these thoughts [of sexual desire] lightly and right now you may
still maintain a normal life, and that will be fine. For now, this is all that
can be required of you. Suppose that after you learned the practice you became
[celibate like] a monkóbehaving like a monk or nun even though youíre not
oneóand your spouse, who isnít a practitioner, wants a divorce from you, and
what if all Falun Dafa disciples became like this? Just donít make this into
too big of an issue, and in the future when you have gradually improved, you
will know how to handle the matter.
I underwent an operation to remove my uterus. Will that affect my practice?
Teacher: No, it wonít. It was
removed from your body in this physical dimension, but it was not removed in
Is it true that after oneís xinxing has been cultivated to a certain level, no
bad thought can be allowed to appear?
Teacher: The entire process of xinxing
cultivation is about eliminating your bad thoughts and various desires. If
you have eliminated all of them in the course of your cultivation and no more
bad thoughts exist, then havenít you reached the end of your cultivation? Have
you already succeeded in cultivation and reached Consummation? So, theyíll
continue to appear during the cultivation process. Sometimes bad thoughts will
appear and thatís normal, but you should pay attention to them and be sure to
Can Falun Dafa students pay their respects at a grave or visit critically ill
Teacher: If you have to visit them,
then you can go ahead. If thereís nobody in your family to pay respects at the
grave, then you can go ahead. But one point to keep in mind: when your level is
very high and your energy is great, if you go, the things there will be afraid
and get driven a great distance away.
The Third Eye of my little grandson opened when he was eight and closed some
time after he turned nine, what happened?
Teacher: When a child canít handle
himself well, or when adults in the family are not careful and always ask the
child to look at this or thatówhen attachments growóitís likely to ruin the
child. Let me tell you, I see that among the kids who practice, many have a
significant background. Donít ruin them. If you canít improve through
cultivation and in the meantime ruin them as well, the sin is tremendous.
If a student is being raped, should she fight back?
Teacher: Our true cultivators wonít
run into this kind of thing. Things that arenít useful for your cultivation
wonít be arranged for you.
Can we let family members who want to learn Falun Dafa but havenít started
listen to the audiotapes?
Teacher: Those who want to learn
Falun Dafa can listen. But I would say that indiscriminately letting people
listen who donít believe in it and undermine the Fa isnít allowed, nor should
you irresponsibly just let whoever listen to it indiscriminately. In that case
perhaps your recorder will malfunction or your tapes will be erased.
Why do the sets of exercises you teach have to be done nine times?
Teacher: The Buddha school teaches
returning to the true origin by the nine nines. This universe of ours has now
gone through nine destructions and reconstructions. With many things in this
universe, the number nine is considered the biggest number.
Will the body and head have fixed Faluns?
Teacher: Except for the one in the
lower abdomen, there is no so-called fixed Falun. The ones on your shoulders
and head are for adjusting your body and not for you to keep. After your body
is adjusted, they wonít be needed and will go back to where they came from. The
one that is really for you is the one in the lower abdomen. In your future
practice, you will develop your own.
After the Third Eyes of some people opened, they were able to see many of your
Law Bodies. Some people say there can be only one Law Body in each household.
Teacher: Thatís not necessarily
true. There are so many of my Law Bodies, they are practically countless.
During the meditation, I reflect on my mistakes and try to ponder various
ancient axioms. Is that okay?
Teacher: Those ancient axioms are
not Fa principles to guide cultivation. Donít cling to those so-called ancient
axioms. What the ancients taught may not be the ultimate truths. The nature of
the cosmos is the sole criterion for determining whether someone is good or
bad. What the ancients said about whatís good or bad is still the standard
among everyday people. Of course what some people said, for example what the sages
taughtóthe philosophical things at very high levelsóare acceptable. I think
that you shouldnít be attached to these things. When cultivating Dafa, you need
to be guided by my Fa.
Some students whose Third Eyes are open are able to talk to your Law Bodies,
and occasionally your Law Bodies would make a few jokes.
Teacher: This is all right. He may
make a joke or say something ironic to have you enlighten to something, but he
wonít teach you the Fa directly or do something for you.
If I didnít pass a xinxing test, will the Falun be deformed?
Teacher: If a xinxing test is
not passed, the Falun wonít be deformedóit has nothing to do with the Falun.
Whenever the Falun is deformed, itís always caused by mixing in other
When will Falun Dafaís base be built?
Teacher: There are no plans for it
yet. Even when the Falun Dafa base is built in the future, it will be run by
our full-time disciples or out-of-home practitioners. It still wonít involve
money or material wealth.
Whatís the essential difference between Teacherís Law Bodies and Gong Bodies?
Teacher: You donít have Gong Bodies.
My Gong Bodiesí image is the same as my image here and is made up of gong. Law
Bodies are produced from within the body, and are also formed with gong
and Law. The Law Bodiesí image is like the one with blue curly hair and yellow
clothing. The Gong Bodies look just like me.
If Iím not predestined to be married, is it true that I can never achieve True
Attainment without leading an everyday personís life?
Teacher: Thatís not true at all. We
have said that if you were not attached to something in the first place, itís
fine for you to forgo it in formóthatís what I am telling you. Itís just like
the issue of eating meat that I talked about the other day. Some people just
donít eat meatóthey just donít do it, whether that state comes or not. I would
say that too is fine, itís all right not to eat meatóthere is no need to create
My five-year-old little grandson doesnít do the practice, and yet he saw Falun
turning above his eyebrows.
Teacher: Like I said just now, in
fact many practitioners came in here because of predestined connections. Some
brought their children, and many youngsters have a significant backgroundóthey
are all to attain this Fa. Some children have remarkably good foundations, and
they will attain the Fa when the time comes. When one person obtains the Fa,
the whole family will benefit.
When Teacher was lecturing this afternoon, I saw two giant figures whose faces
couldnít be seen standing in the center of the arenaís grand hall.
Teacher: They are my Gong Bodies.
In my dream, I saw Teacher teaching me to do the two-handed gliding up-and-down
Teacher: Thatís my Law Body teaching
you to do the exercise.
At night I dreamed of practicing Falun Dafa. Was that the subordinate
Teacher: If you know clearly
yourself that you are the one doing the practice, then that would be your
master consciousness doing it.
Sometimes Iím able to hold back and control myself, but I often feel upset
Teacher: In other words, youíre able
to remain calm on the surface, but havenít let it go in your heart. Thatís
still not enough. You know, people who have reached the level of an Arhat wonít
take anything they encounter to heart. Nothing among everyday people will
bother themótheyíre always jovial, and theyíre all smiles no matter how big a
loss they suffer. If youíre able to do that, you have reached the initial
Attainment Status of an Arhat.
Can we do sports while practicing Falun Dafa?
Teacher: Yes, you may. If you want
to do them, go ahead. If right now you have let go of everythingóhavenít you
already succeeded in cultivation? As you constantly do the practice, you will
take some things lightly. You wonít want to do them even when you are asked to.
If weíre bitten by a mosquito while doing the meditation, is it okay to scratch
Teacher: If youíve scratched it,
youíve scratched it, but itís best if you donít. When you scratch while
practicing, your qi mechanism will be fouled up. As a matter of fact,
these are all forms of interference from demons, so donít worry about them.
Isnít it a good thing to pay off your karma?
When practicing Falun Dafa, may I do the Tai-chi forms?
Teacher: No! Tai-chi is a qigong.
In addition to the Tai-chi forms, Tai-chi sword forms, Bagua forms and Xingyi
forms and the like are all qigong practices. If you say, ďI just want to
do it,Ē then go ahead and do it. What Iím teaching here is truly being
responsible for the students and so I set forth the requirements that I do. In
order to cultivate to higher levels, you must commit to only one discipline. If
you say you just want to do that practice, Iíd say go right aheadóthat approach
too is good if you can really succeed in cultivation with it. Itís not that Iím
insisting on your cultivating Falun Dafa. Iím just telling you about the issue
of committing to one discipline, an issue of taking cultivation very seriously.
Tai-chi is pretty good, but the part regarding cultivation of the mind hasnít
been disseminated, so it can only be used for fitness, not cultivation.
Can one go to the Falun Paradise after enlightening at the lowest level?
Teacher: Unlocking the gong
at low levelsóthat is, unlocking the gong at very low levelsóthat person
canít go to the Falun Paradise, and he canít go to higher levels, either. The
reason is, thatís just how high he can reach through cultivation.
Working in a human resources department, I canít avoid things like temporarily
transferring and re-assigning people. What should I do?
Teacher: You can be a good person
and do the practice at any social strata. Whatever job you do is just your work
among everyday people. If you do something according to the regulations of your
workplace, maybe youíre not doing anything wrong. But in doing anything, you
need to treat others with kindness and try your best to be considerate of
others. Just follow this Dafa in doing anything. If you ask me specific
questions like these and want me to explain them all to you, then whatís there
for you to cultivate? Whatís there for you to enlighten to?
Neither my colleagues nor my family members have ever attended the lecture
series. Can they do the practice together with veteran students on a daily
Teacher: Regard yourself as a
cultivator, and you will get what you should when itís time. If you leave the
lecture today and donít regard yourself as a cultivator, you wonít get
While practicing Falun Dafa, which activities should stop? Which activities can
Teacher: First off, you should stop
doing bad thingsójust cultivate naturally among everyday people and donít
deliberately create conflicts. Activities that are good for promoting Dafa may
What are the Buddhist ceremonies all about in the temples?
Teacher: They are religious rituals
and have nothing to do with us.
To what extent does one have to practice before he can enter the Falun
Teacher: After succeeding in
May someone who practices Falun Dafa do that wild kind of dancing?
Teacher: As you improve yourself
continuously, you will find it to be less and less fun. In the end you will
find that this type of dancing is partly demonic in nature.
Some people feel they are very small while doing the exercises.
Teacher: Yes, some peopleís souls
are very small in the first place, and when it squats inside the Niwan Palace,
they will feel quite small. Yet this body can also become very big. Sometimes
you will feel like you span Heaven and Earth, and this is all normal. In
addition, the bodies in this dimension can change.
Some people lose their temper over trivial things. Will their gong grow?
Teacher: If you canít even get over
trivial things and lose your temper over them, how can you expect your gong
to grow? We should regard ourselves as cultivators. It wonít affect you if you
occasionally lose your temper over some small matter, but you canít always be
like thatóyou need to improve.
Is the fourth issue of Window on Literature and the Arts in line with the views
of your Dafa?
Teacher: It canít be mentioned in
the same breath as my Fa. My Fa is based on the things I have taught and
nothing else. Window on Literature and the Arts is written from the
perspectives of literature and art. Art lends itself to being based on real
life but then going beyond it, or seizing something and then really putting the
spotlight on it, or expressing something in its own way. Absolutely do not
cultivate according to that, as taking that as your guide wonít be allowed.
Since it is a product of the arts, it contains made-up things. If you want to
cultivate, then do so with this Fa as your guide.
Have you read the Tibetan Tantric Sutra?
Teacher: I donít read Tibetan
Tantrism at all. I donít read the Buddhist sutras from China, either.
During the sitting meditation, it feels like my face and arms canít relax with
my hands conjoined. Is it all right not to conjoin the hands?
Teacher: Itís normal for your arms
not to be able to relax, as in the course of circulating, the energy flow
produces a magnetic force that will immobilize them. How can you not conjoin
your hands, though? Do what youíre supposed to do. If you donít conjoin your
hands, the energy flow canít be formed. If the energy canít flow freely, how
could you and your gong be evolved and developed?
How should qigong books from the past be disposed of?
Teacher: Do what you think is the
best. I think itís best to totally eliminate that demon.
Are you doing things in place of a particular Buddha?
Teacher: I have my things and they
have theirs, so itís not a matter of somebody doing something in place of
somebody else. Teaching the Fa and saving beings is not something that can be
done in someone elseís place.
Why is it that I yawn repeatedly while practicing?
Teacher: The cause is something in
the process of your mind being adjusted, or such a state will appear when qi
is flowing in great quantity during your practiceóitís totally normal.
When doing the mudras in the exercise of strengthening divine powers, should we
apply force with the forearms or the whole arm?
Teacher: Doing the mudras has this characteristic of the
forearms leading the upper arms. On the other hand, the Taoist Schools usually
have some martial arts elements, so their movements often have the upper arms
leading the forearms. The mudras
should be done with the forearms leading the upper arms. As the forearms are
moving, theyíre leading the upper arms in their twists and turns. So in doing
the mudras, a little bit of force
should be applied to the forearms.
In my sleep, I was lucid and began to do some movements following along with
some mechanisms, including some mudras, and I think theyíre pretty good. What
is this about?
Teacher: This was the result of your
becoming overjoyed. If the movements you did were not those of our Falun Dafa,
youíd better stop doing them immediately! This is interference from demons,
wanting to add various messed up things to your gong and destroy you.
So, donít do any movements that I didnít teach you. When it comes to doing the
greater mudras, Iím telling you, make
sure you never do them! If you do them, thatís demons interfering with youóthey
are adjusting things of yours, harming you, and adding things. Donít get this
attachment of being overcome with joy; you couldnít handle yourself well even
on something this insignificant. In the future, if you see those who come and
go at high levels and who have great abilities, and you follow them, you will
be totally ruined.
Whatís the meaning of True Attainment Status?
Teacher: True Attainment Status
means successfully reaching Consummation through cultivation of an upright
Lawóthatís attaining True Attainment Status. True Attainment Status is
separated into different Attainment Statuses: Arhat Attainment Status,
Bodhisattva Attainment Status, as well as Buddha Attainment Status; they can
all be called [reaching] Attainment Status.
Question: How can I distinguish between a real
and a fake Bodhisattva or a real and a fake Law Body in my dreams or in the
state of ding
Teacher: It wonít look like my Law
Body, regardless of how it tries to morph itself. Look carefully and you will
see that it doesnít look like it, as it canít come up with anything that
strongly resembles it. If it is truly hard to tell, you may call out my name.
As for a Bodhisattva, thatís hard to say.
There is discord among some assistance centers and some assistants.
Teacher: It seems that this
phenomenon doesnít occur much in our Falun Dafa. As for the fact that
assistants have some disagreements among themselves, thatís also an opportunity
to improve xinxing. We donít worry about the concept of unity or
discordówe are concerned about cultivating xinxing and cultivating
oneself, and whoever doesnít do well, thatís his problem as an individual. Whoever
loses his temper with others, whoever gossips about others, whether it is good
or bad, it affects himself. He wouldnít be cultivating himself. Whoever does
this, his xinxing is not good, and at the very least he is not up to par
on this issue.
Iím a veteran student. During this lecture series, all of a sudden, there was a
force trying to make me give up Falun Dafa, and indeed it did cause me to have
Teacher: That shows that you have
overcome it. Whenever this situation appearsóbefore and after it happensómake
sure you are determined in cultivating Dafa, clearly distinguish yourself from
it, and understand that it was caused by thought karma and possessing spirits.
As long as you are clear that itís not you, my Law Body will help you clean it
Are the results of doing the exercises in a group and doing them alone the
Teacher: Yes, theyíre the same! The
main purpose of doing the exercises in a group is to enable you to discuss
things together and improve faster, and it also has the benefit of boosting
your enthusiasm for practicing. Doing the practice by yourself or in solitude
seems to be a little too isolated. Thatís how it is, and in reality they are
If others donít understand why I do the practice, may I ignore them and do as I
Teacher: At the very least you
should help others understand, and itís not acceptable for you to constantly
appear to be really supernormal. You need to pay attention to this. Among
everyday people, you should take care to be like an everyday person such that
there is no difference on the surface between you. Itís just that deep in your
heart you are cultivating and improving yourself.
Will the gong decrease if the hands touch each other when they are in the
overlapped position in front of the lower abdomen?
Teacher: Donít let your hands touch
each other. The gong wonít decrease, but it is easy to mess up the
mechanisms that way. You are trying to strengthen the qi mechanism
through doing the exercises.
After the meditation, my mind feels uneasy and my personality turns a little
Teacher: Whenever such a situation
arises, be determined in cultivating Dafa and you need to handle yourself well.
In the meantime, you should distinguish between yourself and thought karma.
After I started practicing Falun Dafa, there was a period when my legs felt
stiffer and stiffer. Why is that?
Teacher: There are two
possibilities. One is that our student did something wrong while he was doing
the practice. The other is, for a long time he has been doing only the
exercises without following the practitionerís standard, so his xinxing
hasnít improved; both will cause that to happen. Whenever you find that you
have regressed or there is something wrong, examine your xinxing and
there will be changes for sure.
When a person is going through an internal struggle, is that the master
consciousness or the subordinate consciousness?
Teacher: The subordinate
consciousness, various human concepts, thought karma, and possessing spirits
will all manifest themselves in the struggle, but for cultivators generally, in
most cases it is your own concepts. Your own concepts and thought karma will
fight when they are being eliminated, saying things like ďsuch and such is no
good.Ē It is a condition produced in your own mind.
Is oneís personality determined by the master soul or inherited from parents?
Teacher: The human personality is
directly related to your parents, and your master soul serves the function of
directing it. But the things your parents carry also play a certain role.
Did Master consent to the publication of the article Miraculous Great Law in
Window on Literature and the Arts?
Teacher: The manuscript wasnít
reviewed and I was not notified. These things are only literary works and you
donít need to worry about themóitís just telling a story. If itís necessary in
the future, I can write an autobiography for you, documenting my cultivation
process and the things I have done. Now is not the time and the occasion hasnít
come yet, because some things are at very high levels. If they are put into
words, the general public wonít be able to accept them.
How should we look at trading stocks based on needing to make a living?
Teacher: Isnít it better to do some
business? Trading stocks is gambling and taking other peopleís money. Some of
those who trade stocks lose everything they haveódo you know how that feels? A
cultivator should never do this. How could you cultivate yourself with an
attachment like that! The same holds true for mahjong. Some people ask,
ďCan we play mahjong?Ē You might as well ask me, ďTeacher, can I
gamble?Ē How does a practitioner measure his xinxing? Have you acted
according to this Dafa?
A practitioner told me that my original life was a fox, and I often think about
foxes while practicing.
Teacher: Donít listen to him. Itís
quite likely that he is possessed by a fox spirit. Do you think that you are
whatever he says you are? Let me tell you, it doesnít matter what your soul was
in previous lives. Your being able to cultivate in your present life is a
matter of here and now, and when you reach a certain level in your cultivation,
all of those bad things of yours will have been removed and those messages will
have all been removed. Donít worry about them. We have reached this point in
teaching the Fa today, and let me tell you: there arenít that many cases of
humans reincarnating as humansóthatís how it is in the six-fold path of reincarnation.
May I buy incantations printed on yellow cloth from a temple that are meant to
Teacher: Most of them are evil
themselves, so how could these things be enshrined at home? What do you mean,
ďrepel evilĒ? During the Dharma-ending period, the temples are very much in
disarray. Shakyamuni didnít teach his disciples to do these intentional acts
that damage the Fa. Some monks have possessing spirits on their bodies and sell
things to you to make money. What would you do if what he sold you had
Whatís the difference between the Falun that Teacher gives us and the Falun
developed by ourselves through doing the exercises?
Teacher: For the time being, you
wonít be able to develop it and you need to cultivate yourself well. You will
have your own only after you succeed in cultivation and achieve Consummation.
Will the method of watching the heart in Zen Buddhism help in entering the
state of ding?
Teacher: Youíd be practicing Zen
Buddhism, then. We tell you not to think about anything and cultivate according
to our cultivation way. Many cultivation methods are cultivating the
subordinate consciousness. After Huineng, Zen Buddhismís way of cultivation
went into disarray. It increasingly went to extremes and mixed in more and more
things, and those above donít recognize it anymore. Why are you still following
Zen Buddhism in your cultivation? In religions, the schools are not allowed to
interfere with each other or cultivate by mixing in components from each other.
They follow ďno second discipline.Ē After everything I have taught up through
today, how could you still have this question? How could doing that be allowed?
What should be done if someoneís Falun becomes deformed?
Teacher: In most cases, if someoneís
Falun becomes deformed, he can no longer practice. Thatís because, in a sense,
he has done bad things, very bad things. But for a portion of them, in the past
there were those whose Faluns had become deformed and were adjusted back, but
the ones adjusted like that and the ones I planted were not the same. What is
planted for you is something close to the Falun-forming mechanism, and itís for
you to cultivate gradually, but it just wouldnít be allowed for me to keep
giving it to you. It can also be formed as you do the practice, but you have to
give more yourself.
Sometimes I can feel the earth rotating during my practice.
Teacher: Thatís normal. It is normal
even if the mountains are shaking and the ground is shifting, but your physical
body hasnít moved.
Can the Third Eye see Falun if it is opened at the level of Divine Vision?
Teacher: No. It has to be at the
level of Wisdom Vision, and thatís why I open it for you at the level of Wisdom
Vision. Thatís because the Falun exists in other dimensions.
We used to do a certain practice. Will that affect practicing Falun Dafa?
Teacher: Whatever practice you used
to do doesnít matteróyou have been adjusted while in this field of mine. Those
of you who are truly cultivating Dafa, even if youíve never gone through a
lecture series and been adjusted by me in person, if you truly cultivate at a
Falun Dafa practice site you will be adjusted all the same.
Normally I like to treat othersí headaches by massaging their heads.
Teacher: Iíve told you about the
standards for our practitioners. You can do whatever you think you, as a
practitioner [of Dafa], should do. Those who do healings are not my disciples.
During the lecture series, I saw Teacherís Law Bodies and other images while
doing the meditation. When the lecture series was over, I couldnít see that
anymore. Was it because Teacherís Law Bodies left?
Teacher: Your state of mind was very
good in this field and reached a certain level. You slacked off after the
lectures, but you still need to boldly and vigorously forge ahead with
improving through cultivation. But you wonít be able to see using the Third Eye
when it is being mended. Itís also possible it was done to get rid of your
I want to write a book about you and Falun Dafa. May I seek the Great Masterís
Teacher: I donít like others writing
about me. I just want to disseminate this Fa and help everyone to learn it.
Iím a doctor and have learned acupuncture. May I use acupuncture to treat
Teacher: Itís normal for doctors of
Chinese medicine or western medicine to treat patients. What I have said is
that treating patients with gong is not allowed.
My eleven-year-old daughter has never attended the lecture series. She was ill
and didnít do well in school before. The child became well after I attended the
lectures, but her temper hasnít gotten any better.
Teacher: The child needs to be
taught. Explain to her the principles Iíve talked about. An eleven-year-old is
old enough to study the Fa.
There is no more to talk about
since I think I have covered everything that needed to be addressed. During
this lecture series, we have talked about some things that were not covered in
the few previous lecture series. Thatís primarily because I felt that the time
for me to disseminate this practice is basically coming to a close, so I wanted
to leave you with all the real things, and that way you will have this practice
and the Fa as guidance in your future cultivation. During the entire course of
teaching the practice, we have tried to be responsible to you as well as to
society, and by doing so we have had good results. We have indeed done things
according to such a principle. As for whether they have been done well or not,
I donít want to talk about that. Thatís because when it comes to whether it has
been done well or not, how I have done, and if Iíve been responsible towards
everyone, everyone present can make their own judgments, so I wonít talk about
these things. Of course, my desire was to bring this thing to the public, have
more people benefit from it, and enable those who truly want to cultivate to
have the Fa for their improvement through cultivation. At the same time, during
the course of disseminating the Fa, I have also explained the principle of how
a person should behave as a human being. It is also hoped that when this
lecture series is over, those who canít cultivate based on Dafa can at least be
good people. Actually, you will be good peopleóI know that. Even if you donít
want to cultivate here, you will surely be good people after you leave, which
will be beneficial to our society.
the course of disseminating the practice and the Fa, there have of course been
obstacles, and interference from various places has been tremendous. But while
holding the lecture series in Jinan,
things have, due to strong support from the leadership of our sponsoring work
unit and our gymnasium along with the leadership at various levels of the
provincial and city qigong associations, concluded pretty successfully.
Everything I taught in the lectures is for guiding you in your practice and
cultivating towards higher levels. Nobody ever talked about these things in
their teachings in the past. We even have some people who might or might not
acknowledge it, but regardless, the things weíre teaching today are very clear
and they are being taught in combination with modern science and the present
dayís science of the human body. Itís not like some things in the past that
were explained vaguely and equivocally. Here we have explained things very
clearly and at very high levels. This is mainly for your sake, for you to
cultivate, and in the future, you will be able to truly improve your level and
cultivate towards higher planesóthat is my starting point.
the course of our teaching the practice, many people have felt that the Fa is
very good, but it was so hard to put into action. Actually, Iíd say that
whether it is hard or not depends on the person. An ordinary person doesnít
want to cultivate, so he would say or feel that cultivating Falun Dafa is just
too hard, inconceivable, and that he canít succeed. He is an everyday person
and doesnít want to cultivate, so itís very hard in his view. For a true
cultivator, in my opinion, it is easy and not out of reach. In fact, many
veteran students sitting among us, as well as veteran students who arenít, have
already cultivated to quite high levels. I didnít tell you these things for fear
you would develop attachments and grow complacent, which would severely hinder
the growth of your gong potency. Someone who is truly determined to
cultivate can endure, and when faced with various interests, he can put aside
his attachments and take them lightly. In fact, I would say that being able to
do just this one thing alone is very hard for a human being. Whoever says it is
hard canít lay down those things. Cultivating through the exercises is not
itself hard, and improving oneís level isnít either. It is because he canít lay
down his human attachments that he says itís hard. Thatís because they are very
hard to lay down when you stand to benefit in tangible ways. With those
benefits right there, you tell me, how could he let go of that attachment? Actually
thatís exactly why he finds it difficult. When interpersonal conflicts arise,
if you canít endure it and canít control your temper, and you canít even
conduct yourself as a practitioner, I would say thatís not right. Actually, as
practitioners, you might want to give it a shot. When I was cultivating in the
past, many men of great character told me this: even though you may find
something to be very difficult, when itís hard to endure, try to endure it.
When you encounter something impossible or hard to do, maybe it can be done.
That is indeed the case, and you might want to give it a try when you go back.
When going through real tribulations or tests, give it a try. When something is
hard to endure, endure it for a bit; when something looks impossible or hard to
do, give it a try and see if itís possible to do after all. If you can truly do
that, then you will find that there is ďlight at the end of the tunnel.Ē
I donít want say too much. Iíve already
said a lot. If I say too much it will be hard for you to remember. I hope that
you will regard yourselves as practitioners in your future cultivation, and
truly cultivate yourselves. I hope that the new and veteran students present
today will cultivate in Dafa, and all have complete success! This concludes
the lecture series. I hope all of you will go back and make good use of your
time to cultivate solidly! Thatís all Iíll say.
 A meditative state in which the mind
is completely serene, still, and free of thoughts, yet conscious.