These days, the new iphone is very popular, and there are a lot of jokes online. Besides iphones, people are posting their first mobile phone to their WeChat social circle. This reminds me of the "all-powerful" Li Hongzhi. In recent years, he and his mobile phones always hit the headlines, and I think it is necessary to explore.
Li Hongzhi should not need a mobile phone
According to the “master,” Li Hongzhi, and his disciples, they don't need high-tech things like mobile phones.
All human technology is not worth a thought in the eyes of the Falun Gong, led by Li Hongzhi. For example, from the book "Zhuan Falun", Li referred to modern science as "human science" and labled the whole human race as "ordinary people". It is to suggest that, in the eyes of Li and "Falun Gong", modern science is nothing: "human science" is far from the truth of the universe, while "Falun Gong" can see through all the mysteries of the universe with great insight. In September 1998, when he was speaking at a Dharma assembly in Switzerland, Li said, "almost all the knowledge of science is wrong in the understanding of matter, the universe and life".
The members of Falun Gong are all "gods", and may also be "great gods", and they "know the cosmic truth and have insights into life". They have all opened their “Godeyes,” could "control minds”, or “could be heard from a long distance” or have other “magic abilities”. If they have mobile phones, it shows that their abilities are fake, or shows that the masters wants a mobile phone simply as a decoration, which demonstrates that he has a “human heart”, pursuing vanity.
Li Hongzhi really wants a mobile phone
We can know about this from a "public reply"of Falun Gong to foreign media:
Several people have made a so-called "anti-eavesdropping" phone under the name of the master and "tried hard to promote it " as an important project... However, after a few "great gods" of the editorial departments of some networks asked Li, Li thought this practice would cause a lot of confusion and loss. Therefore, Li said, "the master didn't want such a phone."
Originally, the disciples "tried hard to promote” the “anti-eavesdropping" mobile phone for profit, and these people obviously got that order from the "main master". This indicates that the ideas of old Li Hongzhi are unclear, or that the disciples' understanding is not good enough, which leads to poor communication between the master and his disciples. And the biggest possibility is that Li clearly “asked” his disciples for some kind of mobile phone, but Li doesn’t dare to admit it and elaborately shifts the blame to others, which means that he could not say that he had nothing to do with this and he was also afraid to admit that he was the promoter behind the "mobile phone" event.
At this point, we can't help but ask: what kind of mobile phone do you want “other than this kind of mobile phone”? It is not necessary to explore the specific function and model of the phone Li Hongzhi wanted, but that Li Hongzhi had “asked for” the phone is unmistakable.
In fact, Li Hongzhi has already became a "mobile phone freak"
In fact, Li Hongzhi not only has a mobile phone, but can "keep pace with the times", and he often changes his phones. This is not news to the "ordinary people" or "master disciples".
On September 5, 2010, Li Hongzhi attended the New York dharma practice meeting
On May 14, 2015, Li Hongzhi attended the New York dharma practice meeting
In 2010, Li Hongzhi used a small waveguide mobile phone, and five years later, the phone was changed. Specifically, the "2014 iphone 6 plus" or more luxurious phone were used, which has attracted a lot of interest from netizens.
As the head of a cult, Li Hongzhi naturally is on the opposite side to science, and he said, "science is a tiny bit in the whole vast universe." The implication is that scientists such as Copernicus, Darwin, Newton and Einstein are very small and insignificant. But who are the real scientists? In fact, a few years ago, Li Hongzhi laid the groundwork: "human technology cannot reach the higher understanding of the universe... But the people who practice with us can see that the Buddha is the highest scientist." It is only now that we understand that this self-styled "Lord of the universe" Li Hongzhi is the "highest scientist". And this "highest scientist", who disparaged modern technology as worthless, is a guy who enjoys science. Asking for "mobile phones" for so many times is a good example.
(Editor in charge: Hu Yiting)