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What do Falun Gong practitioners think about illness?


Mr. Li Hongzhi said: "Why do people have health problems? The root cause of their problem and all their misfortune is karma." — Zhuan Falun

"I've told you that when we cultivators feel uncomfortable somewhere in our bodies it isn't sickness." — Teaching the Fa in New York City (March 23, 1997)

"For us cultivators, other than the karma Master has eliminated, we still have to pay a portion ourselves. You will thus feel physically uncomfortable, as if you were suffering from sickness. Cultivation practice is to cleanse you from your life's origin." — Zhuan Falun (Volume II)

"Why do people suffer? While living in this world people create karma. Some people's karma is great, some people's is small. Some people will be in pain before they die. With suffering they can pay off much of the karma created in one lifetime, and in the next life they will lead a good life, for when some people pay off the karma that they owe at the moment of death they won't have [that] karma anymore." If "they don't want to be in pain, they don't want to pay it off. Thus when they are born into their next lives they may come with sick bodies, or even be handicapped or have a short life." — Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Houston (October, 1996)

"Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people. Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this. Changing it means that one would not have to repay the debt after being in debt, and this cannot be done at will. Doing otherwise is the same as committing a bad deed." — Zhuan Falun