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2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

Li Hongzhi claims himself to be the greatest God of the universe.


Li apotheosizes himself. He claims he has learned the essence of Buddhism at the age of 8 and attained the supernatural powers of telekinesis, the ability to mend things, control thinking and the ability to become invisible. "He understands the truth of the universe, has insights into life and can see both the past and future." (The Introduction to Li Hongzhi)


Li Hongzhi says: "I am the sovereign God of the universe," and "I am teaching the Dafa of universe."


"Right now I'm the only person in the world who is publicly spreading a true teaching. I have done something that's never been done by anyone before;" "If I can't save you nobody can." (Zhuan Falun)


"I have truly done something that no one ever did in the past by teaching a greater fundamental Dafa (great law) of the universe." "However, as for these theories, you may have either read all the books in the world or studied all the subjects on earth, you still cannot acquire them." (Lecture in Sydney)


Li Hongzhi claims to be the sovereign God whose Fa powers are thousands of times stronger than that of Sakyamuni and Jesus Christ; and Falun Gong is the only upright Fa that can "bring people to Heaven" from worldly torments. Li says he had providedman "a ladder to heaven Zhuan Falun."


Li Hongzhi also boasts that he can "remake" any species on the earth or even "create a new earth." He said: "What I do today is for the purpose of rectifying humankind and the substances of the entire earth I can do all of this." And "how can the earth be preserved? Just as with your practice of cultivation, as your bodies are being transformed, so is the new earth being made." (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)


In March 2002, while touring North America to teach the Fa, Li Hongzhi said: "No matter how large the cosmos is, it's still not as large as I am." "(Perhaps) when the cosmos is no more, only I am there." And he continued, "No one knows who I am. I do not know who I am, either." "Yet without me, the cosmos wouldn't exist."


Li said: "I have numerous Fashen who look the same as me. They are in another dimension, so of course they can become large or small. They can become very large or very small." (Lecture in Sydney)


Li even stated: "Each word in this book (Zhuan Falun) has my Fashen, every word is the image of my Fashen and every word is the image of a Buddha. I have numerous Fashen, which cannot be calculated by numbers...No matter how many people there are, I can take care of all of them, and I can take care of the entire mankind." (Lecture in Sydney)


The earth will go off and the world will be destroyed. The only way out is to practice Falun Gong.


Falun Gong spreads the "Doomsday" fallacy, claims the earth has been destroyed 81 times in the past and will soon be destroyed again. Only Li Hongzhi can postpone the date of earth explosion.


 Li Hongzhi says: "The first explosion was decided by my master's master, the second one by my master and this time by myself."


Falun Gong preaches that human beings originate from high level beings. Because human beings committed crimes, they fell down level by level to the "garbage dump" of the universe the earth which is just like a rotten apple. Human beings are facing extremely dangerous situations. To escape from the earth, one has to practice Falun Gong, reach Consummation and return to Heavens.


"Earth is but the garbage dump of the universe...The human beings in the universe who are bad fall downwards, falling to the very center of the universe Earth." (Zhuan Falun Vol.Ⅱ)


"To the eyes of beings in very high realms, humankind is like garbage." (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)


"To save you to heavens away from the suffering of mankind, that is truly and fundamentally solving the issue of human suffering...Right now the dimension where we human beings exist and a lot of other dimensions are in great danger. And the same goes for other dimensions at this level. The beings there, too, want to leave as quickly as possible, they want to climb up to higher levels. They think that by going up to higher levels they can escape." (Zhuan Falun)


"If man continues to decline, he will face elimination, a thorough elimination, which is called, 'extinction of body and soul.' It is very frightening! Therefore, Buddhas want to save man precisely from facing such a helpless situation and to save you to heavens away from the suffering of mankind. That is truly and fundamentally solving the issue of human suffering." (Lecture in Sydney)


To practice Falun Gong, one must reject other knowledge and information.


Falun Gong emphasizes that the practitioners must concentrate on Dafa cultivation, repeatedly reciting Falun Gong "scriptures" and utterly rejecting other information. Falun Gong practitioners spend a lot of time on their cultivations, giving up hobbies and recreations, and their minds are full of Falun Gong heretical teachings.


"We teach that in cultivation you need to commit to one discipline. It doesn't matter which cultivation you do, you shouldn't mix in other things and cultivate thoughtlessly." "Cultivation is a serious matter, and you have to commit to one discipline." (Zhuan Falun)


"I've discussed the matter of 'no second cultivation way.' If one can't focus on cultivating Dafa exclusively, one cannot reach Consummation in our Dafa." (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)


"Being attached to anything outside the Fa will make you fail halfway through."(Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe)


Once a Dafa disciple asked: "Can we absorb knowledge from Buddhism or Taoism books?" Li rejected flatly: "It's absolutely forbidden."


To practice Falun Gong one must give up human sentiment and desires, abandon normal life and become an eccentric person.


"Cultivation is something you do right in the thick of tribulations. They'll test whether you can sever your emotions and desires, and they'll see if you can take them lightly. If you're attached to those things you won't be able to finish your cultivation. Everything has its cause. Why can human beings be human? It's exactly because humans have emotion. People just live for emotion. The affection among family members, the love between a man and woman, love for parents, feelings, friendships, doing things for friendship's sake no matter where you go you can't get out of emotion...If this sentimentality is not relinquished, you will be unable to practice cultivation." (Zhuan Falun)


"Feelings for family, feelings for friends, feelings of love, feelings for parents...you should gradually come to take these things, things that ordinary people are attached to, more and more lightly." (Teaching the Fa in Beijing at the Zhuan Falun Publication Ceremony)


"Cultivate away fame, material interest, and emotion, Reach Consummation, ascending the firmament." (Hong Yin)


"Those who are attached to affection for family will definitely be burned, entangled, and tormented by it. Pulled by the threads of affection and plagued by them throughout their lives, they will find it too late to regret at the end of their lives." (Cultivators' Avoidances)


Those who against your cultivation are demons; people who do not believe in Falun Gong will come to no good end; the wretched demons deserve to be killed.


Li Hongzhi said: "The wretched demons just deserve to be killed." (Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa) "The demons will interfere with your cultivation." "Your family members are also manipulated by demons."


"Since humans have come to this stage, demons certainly won't allow it when people want to obtain the Fa they'll obstruct you...All kinds of factors are at work acting as a kind of obstruction." (Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)


"If the evil has already reached the point where it is unsavable and unkeepable, then various measures at different levels can be used to stop it and eradicate it...Completely eliminating the evil is for Fa-rectification, and not a matter of personal cultivation." (Beyond the Limits of Forbearance)


If you can let go of life and death, you're a God; if you can't let go of life and death, you're a human." (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)