All local Falun Dafa Assistance Centers are civic
organizations for true cultivation, are only for organizing and assisting
cultivation activities, and are neither to be run as economic enterprises nor
managed using the methods of administrative organizations. No money or
possessions are to be kept. No activities are to be held for doing healings.
Assistance Centers are to be managed in a loose manner.
- All assistants and staff of Falun Dafa Principal
Assistance Centers must be genuine cultivators who practice only Falun
- The spreading of Falun Dafa has to be guided by the essence and inner meanings of Dafa. Neither personal viewpoints nor methods of other practice ways should be promoted as the content of Dafa, lest cultivators be led into incorrect thinking.
- All Principal Assistance Centers must take the lead to
observe the laws and rules of their countries of residence, and they must not
get involved in politics. Improving cultivators’ character is the essence of
- All local Assistance Centers should, when possible, stay
in contact with one another and exchange experiences in order to facilitate
the overall improvement of all Dafa cultivators. No locality should be
discriminated against. Offering salvation to humankind means making no
distinctions with respect to region or race. The character of true disciples
should be evident everywhere. Those who practice Dafa are all disciples of the
need to firmly resist any conduct that undermines the inner meaning of Dafa. No
disciple is allowed to promote what he sees, hears, or awakens to at his own low
level as the content of Falun Dafa, and then do what’s called “teaching the
Law.” That’s not allowed even if he wants to teach people to do good, because
that’s not the Law, but merely kind words of advice for everyday people. They
don’t carry the power that the Law has to save people. Anyone using his or her
own experience to teach the Law is considered to be severely disrupting the Law.
When quoting my words, you need to add, “Shifu Li
Hongzhi said …” etc.
- Dafa disciples are forbidden to mix their practice with
the practices of any other cultivation way (those who go awry are always these
kinds of people). Whoever ignores this warning is himself responsible for any
problems that occur. Pass this message on to all disciples: It is unacceptable
to have in mind the ideas and directing thoughts of other practices while
doing our exercises. Just one, instantaneous thought is as good as pursuing
things in that other way of practice. Once the practice is mixed with others,
the Law Wheel will become deformed and lose its effectiveness.
- Falun Dafa cultivators must cultivate their character,
along with performing the movements. Those who focus solely on the exercises
but neglect character cultivation will not be acknowledged as Falun Dafa
disciples. Dafa students thus need to make studying the Law and reading the
books the essential part of their daily cultivation.
spreading Dafa to the public, all Falun Dafa disciples can only use the
statement, “Shifu Li Hongzhi has
taught that…” or “Shifu Li Hongzhi
says…” You are strictly forbidden to use what you experience, see, or know, or
to use things from other practices, as if they were Li Hongzhi’s Dafa.
Otherwise, what would be promoted would not be Falun Dafa and it would amount
to harming Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa disciples can disseminate Dafa through book-reading sessions, group
discussions, or reciting at practice sites the Law Shifu Li
Hongzhi has taught. No one is allowed to use the form of giving speeches in an
auditorium, as I have done, to teach the Law. No one else is able to teach
Dafa; they can neither comprehend my realm of thinking nor the true inner
meaning of the Law I teach.
our cultivators talk about their own ideas and understanding of Dafa in
book-reading sessions, group discussions, or at the practice sites, each must
make it clear that it is only “my own understanding.” Mixing Dafa with one’s
“own understanding” is not allowed, much less using your “own understanding” as
the words of Shifu Li
- When spreading Dafa and teaching the exercises, no Falun
Dafa disciple is allowed to collect a fee or accept any gifts. Anyone who
violates this rule is no longer a Falun Dafa disciple.
- For no reason may a Dafa disciple use the opportunity of
teaching the exercises to treat people or heal health problems. Otherwise that
would be the same as undermining Dafa.
- The assistants should cherish Falun Dafa, be enthusiastic
to work for it, and be willing to serve others voluntarily. They should take
initiative to organize exercise sessions for our students.
- The assistants need to cultivate in only Falun Dafa.
Should they study other practice’s exercises, it automatically means that they
have forfeited their qualifications for being students and assistants of Falun
- At the practice sites, assistants must be strict with
themselves but generous with others. They have to maintain their character and
be helpful and friendly.
- The assistants should spread Dafa and should teach the
exercises sincerely. They should actively cooperate with and support all
Principal Assistance Centers’ work.
- The assistants should teach the exercises to others
voluntarily. Collecting a fee or accepting gifts is forbidden. Practitioners
should not seek fame or profit, but merit and virtue.
- Falun Dafa is a cultivation way of the Buddhist system.
No one is allowed to propagate any religions under the guise of practicing
- All Falun Dafa cultivators must strictly observe the laws
of their countries of residence. Any conduct that violates a country’s
policies or regulations would directly oppose the merits and virtues of Falun
Dafa. The individual concerned is responsible for the violation and all of its
- All Falun Dafa cultivators should actively uphold the
unity of the cultivation community, doing their share for the development of
humankind’s traditional culture.
as well as assistants and disciples, of Falun Dafa are forbidden to treat
people’s health problems without approval from the founder and shifu of Falun Dafa, or without obtaining permission
from appropriate authorities. Furthermore, no one can just decide to accept
money or gifts for treating people.
- Students of Falun Dafa should take cultivation of
character as the essence of our practice. They are absolutely not allowed to
intervene in a country’s political affairs, and moreover, they are prohibited
from getting involved in any kind of political disputes or activities. Those
who violate this rule are no longer Falun Dafa disciples. The individual
concerned should be responsible for all consequences. A cultivator’s
fundamental aspiration is to progress with diligence in real cultivation and
to reach Perfection as soon as possible.
 (“shrr-foo”) A common Chinese term for a
meditation or martial arts teacher, similar to “sensei” in Japanese. The word is
composed of two parts, one meaning “teacher” and the other “father.”