Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference

Li Hongzhi
February 15, 2003

(Long applause) Let's be seated.

It's been a long time again since we last met up. Seems like a lot of people knew I would come to this Fa conference. You're all pretty in the know! You're getting more and more amazing as you cultivate. (Applause) Today I'll first tell you about the state of Fa-rectification, as well as my situation, and then I'll talk a little about some issues that have come up among our students as the Fa-rectification progresses and in your cultivation.

On different occasions, and from different angles, I've talked about the immense force of the Fa-rectification of the entire cosmos. Today I'll explain the form of Fa-rectification to you from yet another angle. As you know, this cosmos is extremely huge, so huge it can't be measured--and I don't mean the ways human beings measure things, but even the ways Gods do. I've said before that there are countless sentient beings. None of them can figure out exactly how many molecules make up the earth, and, every particle is a being. And then there are so many planets in the cosmos, too many to count. And how big is a cosmic body? Even if you let your imagination go, it's still only within the scope of a particle of a small cosmic body. In the enormous cosmos, it's not just beings that are countless, but levels too. Even to Gods they're countless, and that's even how Kings and Lords at extremely high levels see it. That's why in the latter stages of teaching the Fa I stopped talking about how big the cosmos is--it was totally impossible to describe it with human language anymore. But the higher the level, the more huge those beings and dimensions get, and they get so huge that they're beyond description. The volume of one being up there surpasses all of the cosmoses below him. That's how big. With the Fa-rectification, twenty percent of the beings of the old cosmos got involved and arranged all the things they wanted in the Fa-rectification; at all the different levels a group of beings got directly involved in this Fa-rectification. They never could have imagined that their involvement would be precisely the real demonic obstacle to this Fa-rectification. But their involvement has created a gigantic obstacle to the entire Fa-rectification, and has resulted in countless sentient beings getting destroyed. "Isn't Master merciful? Just forgive them and it'll be okay." The old forces have exactly been taking advantage of my great mercy and playing games. The Fa is merciful to all beings, but at the same time it's solemn and dignified. And the Fa has standards, before sentient beings it's unchanging and unbreakable, and it's not something that can be influenced casually. I can be merciful to sentient beings, but, when a being has really violated something to that extent, the Fa is there to judge him, and any further mercy would be excessive, it would be the same as destroying itself, so beings like that are marked for elimination.

During the Fa-rectification, the number of sentient beings in the cosmos that have been weeded out due to the old forces' involvement is countless. So, the specifics of their involvement, the way they've done it--which is the way they think can best enable them to reach their aims, and their most typical way--is to have all the huge, gigantic cosmic bodies extend a foot into the cosmos's lowest level, the Three Realms. This is just a figurative description. In other words, they all have a part of them pressed into the Three Realms. Think about it, when such enormous cosmic bodies and gigantic beings enter the Three Realms, what state does that bring about in the Three Realms? Today's humankind has degenerated to such a degree that it can't be likened to any of those in the past. Even the earthly gods have felt the gigantic pressure. I asked them about this change, and they said, "We thought it was caused by our cultivation state." So even the powers of the earth's deities don't work anymore, since those gigantic beings have a restraining effect on everything at this lowest level of the cosmos. And after coming down here, they have been causing unimaginable harm in terms of the warped changes of beings and matter in the Three Realms. If it weren't for the Fa's rectification of the human world, which will ultimately readjust things completely, this place would have been beyond redemption, nobody could have done anything about it, and it would've crossed the point of no return.

The method they usually use is to have enormous cosmic bodies and countless firmaments compress together and squeeze into the Three Realms. The higher the level of those huge beings, the larger their volumes, but the particles, the elements that they're made up of, become more fine and more dense, that is, more microcosmic. So when beings that enormous are all squeezed and compressed together, think about it, what's that like at this lowest level of the cosmos? It formed a big and strong screen. Actually, the cosmos's Fa-rectification is done in the wave of a hand. It's just that in the process of the wave the differences in what's felt by the beings in the cosmos's many space-times are huge. The boundless, measureless dimensions all have their own times, and the differences among the times, and the number of times, are also boundless and measureless, and that's what has caused the huge differences among the times in different dimensions. While the wave of the hand takes place, in some places it's almost in sync, while in some places decades, centuries, millennia, or tens of thousands of years have passed, and in other places some hundreds of millions of years, or even millions of millions of years, or some boundless and measureless amount of time has passed. Here where human beings are it's not that bad, it's only been over a decade. What this means is that it is time that caused the differences.

Let's think about it, there's this difference among different dimensions and times, so even though those enormous cosmic bodies that have pressed into the Three Realms have entered this human place, they're compressed. If you understand it with the concepts of human thought, [you'll figure that] the overall volume of their bodies has shrunk, but that doesn't mean that the structures within them have changed. And if their internal structures haven't changed, then think about it, if you entered inside them you would discover that they are still dimensions just as huge as before. When I started to do Fa-rectification, I did things outside the Three Realms--I went around the Three Realms. And why did I go around it? If I had done it inside the Three Realms, then the Three Realms would have, to put it in human terms, become the focal point of the cosmos's Fa-rectification--this would be the place where nuclear fusion and the fission of more microcosmic particles happen, it'd be the main battlefield of Fa-rectification, and all of the massive changes in the gigantic beings and cosmic bodies would have taken place right here. Think about it, then, the Three Realms would have been destroyed to the point where nothing remained, where nothing was left. That's why I went around the Three Realms.

I started to do Fa-rectification from outside the Three Realms, going up all the way, not just along one course, but in all directions, expanding and spreading out toward the microcosm and macrocosm simultaneously, going both upward and downward, because what's more microcosmic and what's more macrocosmic are the same concept. Wherever I've gone, I've done it in a manner that transcends all times. Looking at it from above, the enormous speed of expansion and the gigantic impact, even to Gods who see it, it's astounding like nothing ever before. Wherever I've reached, all the cosmic bodies are bursting and re-forming, most of them are meeting with a benevolent solution, and some are eliminated. Recently you've seen the discoveries in astronomy in the United States that have to do with the phenomena of different galaxies and planets re-forming. Those are scenes of re-formation that are in the scope human beings can observe. At present humankind still doesn't know that although the differences in the times among dimensions that are at different distances are very big, they're still in fact within the same, one big time, and it's just that the divisions of dimensions have formed different spheres of time. In reality, though, things are happening at the same time. Everything is happening in this astounding way. The explosion of that enormous amount of energy, the re-formation... the process of that kind of re-formation is extremely macrocosmic and extremely microcosmic, and the wonder of its fine detail, the intricacy of its microcosmic extent, the hugeness of its complexity, and the enormity of the firmament, even the gigantic Gods marvel at all of it. Despite all of that, the current of Fa-rectification takes place and finishes very quickly, it's done in an instant, and everything is done--done as perfectly as could be. But the part that has pressed into the Three Realms is associated with what's above as one entity, they're connected together, and the space inside their gigantic bodies is extremely vast. I've said before, that to go from what constitutes an enormous being's surface to its most microcosmic part, or, the distance within its own body, that's something a gigantic God couldn't traverse even in its whole lifetime. And think about how long a God's life is!--that's how gigantic those beings are. But in the Fa-rectification it's done in an instant. It's extremely fast. In the Three Realms, though, understanding it from a human perspective, they've been compressed and now are so narrow and small that it's indescribable, but their times, dimensions, and structures are the same as those up above. When a gigantic layer up above has been passed through, what's down below corresponds, and in the same amount of time a very thin layer has been passed through. So many firmaments and cosmic bodies have been pressed into the Three Realms, and the number of beings that have entered the Three Realms along with them is countless. So, the Fa-rectification is seen progressing furiously along up above in the cosmos and at its microcosm. Using an analogy from the understandings at that level, the speed is even faster than that of the laser explosion at that level. I'm just describing it using the words people can understand as the fastest. So when an incomparably huge cosmic body has been rectified by the Fa up above, in the human world it's as if a very thin layer of skin has been scratched off. Do you understand what I mean?

So why is it that during the Fa-rectification the breakthrough toward the surface is so slow in the Three Realms? That's the reason. When the Fa-rectification returns to the human world, all the cosmic elements and beings in the cosmoses up above will have all been fully taken care of. They happen in parallel, and they're finished at the same time. When the Fa-rectification is completed up there, our Three Realms are broken through here. I'm now talking about it from yet another angle, which is, I'm explaining to you why I didn't do it inside the Three Realms when Fa-rectification began. Some students are thinking, "Master doesn't acknowledge the old forces' arrangements. So why doesn't Master instantly destroy the old forces?" Master is able to do that, and no matter how large they are, Master could still do it. But have you thought about this: if I were to redirect the enormous, gigantic energy in the Fa-rectification back here into the Three Realms to do things, it would be like hitting a mosquito with an atomic bomb, it'd be a clumsy use of force. If I were to redirect my huge energy back here, it'd be like creating a battlefield right here in the Three Realms. Even though they've entered the Three Realms, their gigantic bodies are still up there. What was pressed in here is only a portion. So when I would disintegrate and re-form them [here], the associated, larger masses up there would continually replenish them here, as I'd continually disintegrate them they would continually press into here, and the other cosmic bodies would do the same--the cosmic bodies that had pressed in would keep coming here like a relay. Then think about it, if gigantic, countless cosmic bodies and beings continually came here, this place would become like a site for the fission of all particles, and it would become the focal point of the cosmos. My force is also a gigantic mass, so if that much force were used on this one spot, it'd be an ineffective use of it, and besides, it would drag on for a long time. Even if in the end I could really break through all of them and complete everything, think about it, here where humans are, here in the Three Realms, there would be nothing left. After that gigantic impact nothing would exist. That's one of the reasons why I didn't directly do it here. And why don't I directly and immediately deal with, in an exceptional way, the situations that come up in the Three Realms? Because when I got rid of them they would keep coming to block me nonstop, and the scenario I mentioned above would occur. So unless major problems come up inside the Three Realms I can't do things in this place. The Fa-rectification as a whole is being done comprehensively, and you can't emphasize only this human place. If because of that the salvation of all the final elements of the colossal firmament bodies were delayed, that would be even more awful.

But, you've heard this before, and Master has told you this: for the overall Fa-rectification, I've also left a large mass of gong here among everyday people. It has no problem guarding the students' cultivation and validating the Fa, it can definitely handle that. But there's another thing: why are the old forces able to affect things? The reason is, all the beings that have pressed into the Three Realms are old forces, and they've formed a screen, and anytime I want to do things in a special way they gather together to obstruct it. And if I insist on doing it, then they concentrate all of their power to block it.

Before, when I was at the Asian Health Expo in China, to allow more people to learn about Dafa, I used to personally do healings for people. Some people really had a lot of karma, and when I was treating them, the old forces wouldn't let me heal them. The method the old forces used to obstruct me was to arrange countless, innumerable Gods to instantly block where the root of the person's ailment was. They became very small. Sometimes a Dafa disciple often sees a bright, golden speck flash before his eyes, and that's them. They became tiny, but their density was quite high, they'd pack together densely, and block where the root of the ailment was. But in fact, they couldn't block me. I could grab them and throw them away, and I could strike them down. In the Fa-rectification, there's a principle: however I handle something, it's righteous. Remember these words from Master: however I handle something is righteous, and those who are dealt with are always wrong. (Applause) The reason is, that's the choice of the cosmos, the choice of the future. However, in order to heal an everyday person, I had to strike down those Gods, and after they were struck down by me they would immediately be stripped of their Attainment Statuses, and they'd be cast down. But, in order to safeguard the old laws of the cosmos--they couldn't see the laws of the new cosmos--they stubbornly blocked there, and after I removed a batch of them, another batch would come, continually replenishing. Master didn't have the heart to do it, I couldn't destroy so many Gods just to be compassionate to an everyday person, even though they didn't understand the Fa-rectification.

I talked about this to tell you that the reason many things in Fa-rectification haven't turned out as well as we'd like is that both the low levels and high levels of the old forces have been doing that together, and they've been using their massive density to obstruct things. As I just said, I have the ability to break through it, but if I wanted to break through it, I'd have to redirect my enormous energy back here to thoroughly eliminate them, but, then they would gather the gigantic matter, all the matter, in the cosmos right here, and that would cause problems that would be difficult to solve immediately. Of course, in this Fa-rectification when our students act righteously, then those problems won't exist. When the gong and energy that I left at this place in the cosmos, in the Three Realms, do things, if our students don't act righteously, then the old forces resist, and a state of obstruction appears. That's why I've told our students to walk a righteous path and not to let them find an excuse. Once they find a big one they'll ruin you. And that's especially so when it's at the end and they're making a last-ditch effort. When they can't find an excuse they don't dare to persecute you, because then they too would be violating the laws, and they understand that, so there'd be no need for me to eliminate them--the old cosmos's laws would eliminate them. That's because they are old beings who take strictly safeguarding the old laws to be what's most essential.

So having said that much, I'll talk about another thing: Master's situation. Earlier I told you that as I was going around the Three Realms, those final elements of the cosmos's cosmic bodies took advantage of it and entered. So those gigantic and numerous beings who haven't been rectified by the Fa created a partition, even between my surface flesh body here and my divine body and enormous gong on the other side. This partition is different from the idea of putting an object in between things to separate them, it's not like that. Rather, it comes from the microcosm of everything, and even though it looks like it's assimilated into all the spaces between, they have their own levels and realms and are distinct from particles lower than their levels. But, the distances among particles depend on the existence of dimensions and time, and when those highest-level, numerous, gigantic cosmic bodies entered the spaces among all the particles in the Three Realms they also changed the original expanse in dimensions and lengths of time and the times and dimensions were increased by countless multiples, so they formed a screen of huge distances made up of faraway dimensions and protracted time, and this allowed the old forces to do the things they wanted to do under the protection of this screen of distances.

I can tell you, they interfere with people and interfere with people's thinking, not only from the outside, they can also pass through the human body. When high-level factors restrain the surface of a human body, those Gods of the old forces can pass through the bodies of everyday people under protection. From another perspective, when you look at the surface of our human bodies with human eyes, the human form and the skin and flesh tissues are very fine and tight, but when you look at the human body with a large, high-magnification microscope, you find that a person's particles and his body that is made up of those particles are as coarse as sand, and there are lots of gaps. And if people had the technology to magnify things more, the gaps would be shockingly large. In the concept from a more microcosmic level, the gaps among particles are so large that they're just like the spatial distance between molecules and planets. With such a large distance, isn't it easy for beings and matter that are made up of even more microcosmic particles to pass through freely? So sometimes they burrow into a person's surface, and on the surface it looks like that person, and in the microcosm it's still that person, but another being has stuck itself in the middle.

Having said all this, I want to tell you that you don't have that problem, and I've completely sealed up for you the part of you that's been fully cultivated. If a Dafa disciple acts righteously, then nothing dares to enter the surface part that hasn't been fully cultivated yet. For one thing, old beings don't dare to disrupt the old cosmos's Fa, and another thing is that you have Master and you have Law-guardian Gods. If the attachments at your human-surface side aren't removed, then Master and the Law-guardian Gods are put in a tough position. But if your righteous thoughts are strong, then Master and the Law-guardian Gods can do anything for you.

My situation isn't something that ordinary beings can imagine. During the Fa-rectification Master has taken into his body the lives of all beings in the cosmos and the lives of all the various elements. First off, it's for safety reasons in the Fa-rectification--the lives of all beings are here with me, so no one can do things that would jeopardize the cosmos. Secondly, it's to have no being or any of the various elements in the cosmos evade Fa-rectification. And thirdly, it's to protect their lives during the Fa-rectification. That's why all over Master's body are images of the different-size and different-type beings at various levels of the cosmos, as well as the images of Daos, Gods, and Buddhas, and those of humans are included, too; some of them are large, some are small. But they can't interfere with Master, and they can't exert any influence, as what's happened is that I have taken in all beings' lives. Some of them can be seen by human eyes, and students' Third Eyes can all see them. I haven't talked about that before. When some students who had xinxing problems saw them their imaginations ran wild.

I've said that your different cultivation states create different levels and different states of cultivation situations. People with closed Third Eyes are to enlighten from the Fa's truths, while those with open Third Eyes encounter interference from false visions. In order to test the students who can see, those highest-level, final old forces who haven't been rectified by the Fa would in the past direct low-level old forces to do bad things in the increased distances in space and time. Their doing this during the Fa-rectification is sinful--it has severely shaken Dafa disciples' righteous faith and righteous thoughts.

But you should always remember one thing: no matter who is interfering, it's all temporary, all illusions, not the main body, and it's all just like air flowing through. There are all kinds of material elements and beings everywhere in the dimensions, there are so many of them they're immeasurable. They are there with or without an image, and they are beings in microcosmic dimensions and in different dimensions. Before the Fa-rectification is done, the microcosmic Gods in the cosmos are all in their own dimensions, which exist at the same time and same place. Whether they stay here or don't stay here is just a concept. Those elements, form or no form, exist there naturally, and they have no influence on you at all. Nobody can manipulate Dafa disciples who have righteous thoughts and righteous actions.

I'll also tell you that although the old forces' enormous high-level beings and elements seem to be separating my surface, they can never separate [me from] my more microcosmic part, because no being can surpass me. (Applause) That's something they can never see, and that's something the sentient beings in the cosmos can never see--only I myself can control it. In other words, the phenomenon I discussed above has created a false impression for people and caused some wrong understandings. Now I've told you what that's all about.

I can tell you: the me that you are seeing with your human, flesh eyes now--the most surface me--is the real me, Li Hongzhi. What you see over on the other side is my Buddha-body. The me at the outermost surface right now which you see is the Main Body of me, Li Hongzhi. (Applause) Why? Because in order to do this, in order to save all beings, I've come down to the lowest level. (Applause) So don't worry about anything you've seen. Even if you saw my Law Body, saw my Gong Body, or saw some part of my body at higher levels, don't develop any attachment. All of those exist with this surface me being the Main Body. My human skin at the outermost surface is the Main Body. (Applause) But since Master is among ordinary people, in order to live here I have to conform to the rules for human beings in this world. If I didn't people would think I was kind of strange. The old forces want to do some sly things to me, and they've kept on doing some bad things. In order not to affect Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts, I don't use any foreign elements other than those lives of all beings in the cosmos that I've taken in here with me. All the fake me's in the cosmos were purposefully created by the old forces. Doing that is sinful, regardless of whether it was meant to have a positive effect or negative effect. I think I've thoroughly explained this issue to you now.

Even though I've come here, no one can see how microcosmic I ultimately am. They can only see the part of my human body's most surface particles. Every single object and every single thing in the cosmos is composed of layers upon layers of different microcosmic particles, going all the way to the surface. Gods can see all those, trace them to their root, and trace down to their origins. Just like a path, they extend down little by little, to where they come from. I came from the inside, and came from the outside; I came from nothing, formed into something, appeared at the pinnacle of the colossal firmament, and then from there I descended step by step to the most surface, the Three Realms. No being knows who I am.

There used to be another situation. With my Fa-rectification, the old forces have played a lot of tricks and done a lot of things. Not only did they arrange those things, but they also wanted to show to those enormous beings in the cosmos who aren't involved what they do, and so they tried their best to do things in a more slick way. They used some of my substances, or some of my gong, added in their influence, and created images of Master, Buddha images. I didn't tell you this before so as not to confuse you. There was another reason, which is, their intention wasn't to cause damage, in their own words, they wanted to help me by playing a positive role. These are the two parts arranged by the old forces: one part is to play a negative role, and the other is to play a positive role. Some of them entered students' bodies to do certain things--there have been a few isolated cases like that. So some people who could see it would say, "Wow, you are Master!" And then they'd take him to be Master. But that wasn't arranged by me, and strictly speaking, that's not me, and I don't acknowledge them, since they were arranged by the old forces. This in and of itself shows the cosmos's degeneration. Once people saw that, it caused false impressions for the students' righteous thoughts, and severely damaged the students' righteous faith and righteous thoughts, so those had to be destroyed. Now they have all been cast into hell. In bringing up this issue today I'm also telling you all: those very few students of ours, be absolutely sure you don't fall because of this. It's no joking matter. Some people are already half way out into thin air, and they're already a bit irrational. There have been a few cases like this. You've got to watch this.

Just now I talked a little bit about my situation. There's another issue, which is, a few students recently have had some incorrect states. This problem is very serious, too. It's the result of many different things. One primary reason is, since your levels have risen and Master has told you the Attainment Status you'll achieve, you are more confident and bold now, and you feel pretty self-assured--I can only describe it with these lower words of human beings, since there aren't any fitting words for it. So some people have said, "We don't need to respect Master anymore. We just need to follow the Fa, and take the Fa as teacher."

Of course, I told you to take the Fa as teacher--that's not wrong. But that wasn't why I told you to take the Fa as teacher. Why was it, then? As you know, I have 100 million Dafa disciples. If my Main Body were to tell every disciple in person how to cultivate, and look after you in person, if when you each had questions you all came to ask me directly, and if the transformation of each person's gong, the Consummation of your paradises, the elimination of your karma, and each and every thing were done by this Main Body of mine, then think about it, that'd be impossible to handle. It couldn't be done before the Fa rectifies the human world and clears away the final obstacles. So when that many students can't see me, how are they to cultivate? The Fa is there for them, and that's why I told you to take the Fa as teacher. That was the essential purpose. I've also told you that this Fa is so powerful, and that I have melded my immense abilities into this Fa, so this Fa can do anything for you. (Pause. Applause) There are also students who... with my situation that I talked about earlier, a very small number of students aren't able to recognize that situation, and as a result they've become disrespectful of Master, and they've begun to dare comment on how high the level of this Fa is and on different things about me, their Master. This Fa forges the countless Kings and Lords of all the massive colossal firmaments, and it's what ensures the existence of all beings and different elements in the cosmos, which includes the tiny you. Of course, it's not that I don't let you, the students, talk about those things. But from your words I see your attachments and the terrifying direction you're heading in. Besides, what you've seen is just so low, some of the things aren't at all what you think they are, and a lot of them are false appearances that result from your thoughts being unrighteous.

One thing I said earlier is that the cosmos has countless and boundless levels. But under the influence of the highest level, all the countless and boundless levels below it, all the way down to this human place, have manifestations at different levels. Think about how complex and how vast the manifestations can be. The manifestations at any level are the truths of that level, and are expressions of truth at that level. But none of the scenes you see at any one level are ultimate.

I let a lot of students see some phenomena in Fa-rectification at different levels manifest so as to increase your confidence in Fa-rectification, to help you study the Fa well, to increase your confidence in cultivating diligently, and to increase your confidence in clarifying the facts and your confidence in sending righteous thoughts. Be absolutely sure you don't take the phenomena you see at very low levels, at the lowest several levels of countless and boundless levels, as the ultimate situation of the cosmos's Fa-rectification, because everything of Fa-rectification has its different, concrete manifestations at every level.

You know what? Just on the one issue of cultivation alone it's so complex at the cosmos's lower levels. But it becomes simple at higher levels, where there's no longer any concept of cultivation but only the concept of karma elimination. At levels higher up, all troubles are to pave the way for ascending to Heaven. And at even higher levels, concepts like eliminating karma, enduring hardships, and cultivation no longer exist, and it's just a choice! This is the principle at high levels of the cosmos: you think someone is good enough, so you choose him--that's the principle. "Cultivation? We didn't arrange cultivation for him. What's cultivation? We just want to cleanse it, cleanse it step by step, all the way up. Cleanse it--it's as simple as that!" Yet when manifest at different levels, it becomes paving the way, having troubles, enduring hardships, eliminating karma, cultivating, and so on, cultivating one way, practicing another way...

As I was talking about this I revealed a major truth. In this cosmos it's actually not important whether the sentient beings know who I am. But one thing has to be clear, which is, I am doing Fa-rectification--no matter who I am, I am doing Fa-rectification. I told the old forces before, "It's fine that you don't know who I am, and it's fine that you don't believe who I am, you're not sinning by virtue of that. But, where I'm going--in your concept I'm also cultivating--or what I'll achieve, that you do know. So turn around and look at what you've been doing--haven't you been sinning?" Also, at even higher levels the concept of wanting to achieve something doesn't exist, either. It's just a matter of the cosmos's choice. Everything I've been doing during the Fa-rectification and everything I want, to spell it out, are the choice of the future cosmos and the needs of the future cosmos. (Applause) So for the beings of the old cosmos, and this includes all the elements of beings, when it comes to the Fa-rectification and what I choose, all beings' harmonizing and completing things according to my choices and contributing their best ideas and approaches--not to change what I want, but to harmonize and complete things according to what I've said--is the best thought a being in the cosmos could have. (Applause) But the old forces haven't been doing it that way. They've considered their choices the most essential, and have thought that everything I do should harmonize everything they want--they've completely reversed it. I don't want to state their crimes too harshly, right now I don't want to name their crimes. But it's absolutely wrong, they absolutely can't do it that way.

All the Fa I just talked about was to tell you one thing: whether you respect me or not, as your Master, I really, truly don't mind. Back then, as I was saving you, a lot of you were cursing at me. There were people who were cursing at me even while at my classes. I don't mind. I just want to save you. (Applause) What I'm trying to say is, personally I don't mind at all how you treat Master. I'm not affected by any factors at any level of the cosmos. But there's one problem, which is, if you don't respect Master, it's wrong according to the principles of the cosmos, and the old forces will take advantage of the gap and destroy you because of this. They'll have seized the biggest excuse to destroy you, since they've seen the entire process of my saving you.

In fact, today's human race would have been destroyed a long time ago if it weren't for the Fa-rectification. The standard of the human race's thinking is already at a level lower than hell. It's because of the Fa-rectification that I atoned for the sins of all sentient beings in the Three Realms. (Applause) So think about it, as far as our students are concerned, it was as if I scooped you out of hell back then. (Applause) I have truly borne for you the sins you committed over hundreds and thousands of years. And it doesn't stop at just that. Because of this, I will also save you and turn you into Gods. I have spared no effort for you in this process. Along with this, since you'll become Gods at levels that high, I have to give you the honors of Gods at levels that high and all the blessings that you need to have at levels that high. (Applause) Never, from the beginning of time, has any God dared to do this. Something like this has never happened before.

Even though the old forces are influencing this affair and want to do things their way, do you know something? All of the old-force beings respect me absolutely! (Applause) Even though they created some obstacles to my Fa-rectification, they've never done anything bad that directly targets me, because they respect me. (Applause. Repeated applause) So, for those students of ours who are momentarily in a fog and whose states of mind aren't right, think about it, once you become disrespectful of me, the old forces will do ruthless things to you, and they'll think that this person is just awful. Of course, they absolutely won't annihilate you right away. They'll guide you, have you see more and more false visions, make your mind less and less righteous, make your heart toward Master change in a demonic way, lead you down an evil path, and by doing so make you commit huge sins.

Do you know what principle I go by in Fa-rectification? I disregard all the sins beings have committed in the past! (Applause) During this Fa-rectification I only look at beings' attitudes toward the Fa-rectification! (Applause) I've left all the gates wide open. As I've told you, if I didn't even look at the attitude toward Fa-rectification, then the new Fa and the new cosmos wouldn't exist. That's why the attitude toward the Fa-rectification is critical. When you've really made a mistake with this, I can't even say anything when the old forces destroy you.

When you're disrespectful of your Master, do you know what I think? I don't mind in the least. Right now, do you know who I am? You only know the human image I manifest. What manifests before you over on the other side are also images within the cosmos. In the future you won't know who I ultimately am. No being in the cosmos will know who I ultimately am. Whether you treat me well or not, I don't mind in the least, but the old forces will destroy you in the tribulation. Watch out!

Now that I've said this much, I'll talk a little about what I ask you to do in the Fa-rectification. As you've seen, you are clarifying the facts, sending righteous thoughts, and cultivating yourselves. Right now these three things are the three most important things for Dafa disciples to do. Clarifying the facts, when you view it from the surface in light of the truths at this human level, is exposing the evil persecution. And sending righteous thoughts, that's eliminating those hopeless, filthiest beings' persecution of Dafa disciples. Viewed in light of the truths of slightly higher levels, then, the true point of clarifying the facts is to save sentient beings and to prevent the human race from being eliminated. The old forces have used evil beings to do evil things to Dafa disciples in order to, for one thing, create tests, and secondly, to have me clean out that garbage from the cosmos. Dafa disciples' sending righteous thoughts is fundamentally rejecting the old forces' arrangements and eliminating the evil's persecution. I can tell you, all those things that you do are actually done for yourselves--not a single thing is done for me. At the same time, I can tell you that since the day you started cultivation, and all the way up to today, none of what I've told you or what I've asked you to do was for others. Your cultivation can benefit humankind and society, in cultivation Dafa disciples can become more mature toward one another, and while being persecuted Dafa disciples can reduce the pressure and the losses from the evil persecution. But all of these are by-products. The real purpose of all those things you do is for you to succeed. In the future, you can take a look back at this. Right now none of you need to say how magnificent I am, or this and that about me, your master. In the future, take a look back and you'll see that everything I did was to establish things for you. (Applause)

Do well what you should do. This predestined opportunity is hard to come by. Cherish all of this, there won't be a next time. Developing any attachment will ruin you halfway along! Don't entertain or get attached to any human thoughts, and just do what a Dafa disciple should do. Everything that's wonderful, that's the most magnificent, and that's the most glorious awaits you! (Applause)

That's all I'm going to say this morning. If I don't leave, I think I'll answer some questions for you in the afternoon. (Long applause)

That's all I'll say. Thank you. (Applause)

(Translators' Note: The translation is subject to further improvement so as to be closer to the original text. Last updated: March 9, 2003. Practitioners' feedback regarding translation can be sent to trteam@fldf.net.)

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