Re: LiHongzhi In My Eyes---JingZhanyi
Date: March 19, 2012 10:22AM
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In November 1999, the Wall Street Journal published a report by Craig S. Smith under the headline “Chinese hierarch realizes his American dream”. The article showed that it is impossible for Li Hongzhi to live such a luxurious life depending on “a small amount of author’s remuneration”.
The report said Li Hongzhi would have no reason to deny that he had a joint-building residence in Queens, New York, valued at USD290,000 (about 2.60 million Yuan) at that time.
In addition, the reporter also found a property record for a house in Princeton, New Jersey, valued at USD580,000 (about 5 million Yuan). The owner of the house was Li Rui, who, at it is said, accepted the house as a donation from a practitioner named Sun John without telling Li Hongzhi anything about it.
Investigating another report Smith said the mystery residence located in a high-end community covered an area of 4,600 square feet (about 600 square meters) and included luxury fittings and a swimming pool worth USD24,000.
As is well known, buying a house in the USis complicated and requires a contract with hundred or tens of hundreds of pages prepared by professional lawyers. Is it possible that Li Rui, who does not speak any English, could sign the contract without Li Hongzhi’s knowledge? It is ridiculous.
The fact above was published by the Falun Gong organization in an extremely serious way but was deemed to be a laughing-stock by US readers and people around the world.
It is not difficult to imagine how the former nonentity with a monthly income of USD70 realized his American dream in just a few years. Even an American may need a lifetime of hard work to achieve what Li Hongzhi achieves with his “brilliantly” deceitful trick.
In spring of 1998, I attended a Falun Gong meeting in New York. Talking with the major members of the California Falun Gong Association, I learnt that Guan Jianxiong, who was a Chinese national, lives in the US, deals in real estate and was a director for cultivating Falun gong. He had a three-floor building in New York. Then, following negotiations with Ye Hao, he finally decided to donate the first and the third floors of the building that was then used as a tutorship station. A large hall on the first floor was going to be used for meetings and activities as well as establishing a Falun Gong center; an audio-visual products company with two nameplates would be located on the building.
Li Hongzhi even named the company. He approved using the second floor as Guan’s family residence while three suites on the third floor were used for the people in charge of the tutorship station, Ye Hao and himself.
Many times, Li Hongzhi said in his speeches-especially in his Zhuan Falun- that the Falun Gong specialized in easygoing management instead of substance, which should be a common view. Then why was such a substantial company going to be established in New York? Finally, due to suspicions and objections, the establishment of the company was not suspended.
Thus, it proves that Li Hongzhi and the core members of the Falun Gong organization are cultivators in name only, but are actually hypocrites who use others to generate wealth for themselves. They have neither a Buddha mind nor good thoughts. They just use cultivation as cover to cheat kind-hearted, honest and infatuated people.
Back And Fill
Knowing that I had come back to Handan, many Falun Gong practitioners called me to consult and discuss problems raised when cultivating the Falun Gong.
Many people traveled a long way to ask me some weird questions. Someone asked: “As the inscription of the master (Li Hongzhi) shows, he wants you to do corrections in case of any deviated dissemination. Therefore, you must be from a higher level for helping the master to disseminate the cult and must have a holy eye as the eye of Buddha. Can you tell me which level of the universe I came from?”
I answered: “I even don’t know which level I came from. How can I tell you where you are from? Don’t torture yourself to learn so much. Just do the cultivation!”
However, a short while later, Li Hongzhi wrote a letter to the general Falun Gong station in Shijiazhuang. The letter, dated June 26, 1996, read as follows:
General Falun Gong station in Shijiazhuang:
Learnt that you have encountered some obstacles preparing for the experiences exchange meeting. You must learn a lesson from it. There are three reasons. I am sure you will be aware that the event has affected the activities in Beijing and around the country. It will surely impact future activities. I believe you will do a better job in the future.
I would like to talk more about Jing Zhanyi. We should allow Jing to play an important role in proving the scientific nature of the cult so that the scientific, technological and academic circles can learn more about the cult. Jing should not be invited to give reports to practitioners, for there is nothing good from doing so. It will only make the new and incompetent practitioners more obsessive; while good practitioners don’t need to listen to such reports.
What’s more important, during my dissemination that lasts for two years, I expect practitioners may really devote themselves to cultivation without being disturbed by irrelevant activities so that they can improve continuously. Is there any bigger disturbance that the one that results from letting practitioners listen to reports to prove the scientific nature of the cult to scientific, technological and academic circles?
In order to not disturb practitioners, even I don’t meet with them, for it will take several days for them to calm down after meeting with me. Therefore, the sequence I designed for their cultivation will be disrupted. I have discussed the matter with the research association. We might have failed to make it clear to Jing. Since it’s done, there is no need to find out who is to blame. I believe that you did not deliberate. However, we should be careful in the future, since everything we do today lays a foundation to disseminate the cult generation after generation. We should leave a complete, right and correct cultivation mode for later generations! I am not writing to criticize you but to make amendments.
Please forward this letter to the other tutorship stations.
June 26, 1996
Few things could cause more of an uproar than the letter did among practitioners. At one point, everyone was talking about it.
Someone said: “Jing came to disseminate the cult under the direction of the master and the organization of the research association, the major members of which even reviewed Jing’s speech rehearsals. Why did the master say that Jing’s reports had negative impact? Why did he say that Jing’s reports would disturb the dissemination of the cult? It’s really confusing.”
Someone else said: “Did the master say Jing’s reports should be expanded to a larger and larger extent to span the globe? The research association arranged reports according to the master’s requirement. Why did the master say that Jing should not give reports to practitioners? How can this biggest Buddha in the universe contradict himself in such a way? Is he doing things backwards?”
Someone even asked me bluntly: “I really cannot understand how to deal with your reports. What is true cultivation? You have been obeying the orders of the master not to take into account personal issues and to follow the arrangements of the cult. However, what you finally get is the infamy as an evil violating the cult. How can we understand it? In a word, everything the master does is right, while everything you do is wrong.”
Of course, some cultivation mates saw me as the enemy and not a member of the same clan. They tried to avoid contact with me so that I would not affect their cultivation.
As I have analyzed, Li Hongzhi must have written the letter for several purposes.
First, according to Li Hingzhi’s heretical ideas, to complete the cultivation, the practitioner should go through a number of barriers to reach higher levels. These barriers could be evil creatures or those designed by Li Hongzhi intentionally to improve the temperament of the practitioner. Back then I was still faithful to the Falun Gong and I deemed it as the latter.
Second, he was afraid my reports would stimulate the obsession of practitioners. Since my reports were about functions that appeared after cultivation. He was worried that practitioners might blindly pursue the “functions” so that they could not focus on reading the Zhuan Falun and do the cultivation. The obsession might prevent them from “substantial cultivation”.
With these ideas in mind, I did not bat an eye at the inner pressure. On the other hand, I continued to devoutly believe in the Falun Gong and attend key activities.
What happened later made me feel that it was not as easy as I had imagined. In 1998, when I went to the US to attend Falun Gong meetings, Ye Hao found me in the auditorium. Several times, he came to me and repeated loudly: “Welcome, Jing?!”
Thanks to him, many practitioners noticed me and started to whisper. Li Hongzhi soon found out that I had arrived and he blamed the people from the research association.
He asked: “Why did you allow Jing to speak at the meetings? You should no do that.
He also said: “Is Jing doing any scientific research with Ding Caiyin? I heard something about that.”
What he really wanted to know was why I went to the US rather than engage in substantial cultivation in China? Did I want to gain more influence?
Ding Caiyin is an engineer at NASA and a Falun Gong practitioners. I had heard about him but never got the chance to meet him.
In order to crack down on me and build cases against me, Ye Hao told many lies. These included telling Li Hongzhi that I was involved in scientific research with Ding.
Other people present when Li Hongzhi asked his questions simply said: “Jing has not met with Ding. How can they undertake joint scientific research?”
Li Hongzhi was shocked by the question and became aware of his mistake. Utterly discomfited, Li Hongzhi asked Ye Hao: “Ye, what is this all about it?” Ye felt very uneasy and managed to change the subject but it later spread among the practitioners, who whispered about it and discussed it.
Some people said: “Li Hongzhi said he was the biggest “Buddha” in the universe. Why did he fail to figure out such a trifling fact but needed the practitioners to put it right?”
However, some people said: “It’s not the master but Ye Hao who should be blamed. Ye Hao told the lie to make a fool of the master and damage the master’s image. It must be Greek gifts.”
Later, at the meetings held in Geneva, Li Hongzhi again gave me a strong blow.
The experience made me calm down. I finally realized that, Li Hongzhi intended to knock me down and then stomp on me so that I could never get up again.
After I spiritually rid myself of the imprisonment of the Falun Gong, it became clear. At that time, my growing prestige weakened the unlimited worship and respect of the practitioners toward Li Hongzhi. This made Li Hongzhi feel threatened in his position as hierarch of the Falun Gong, something he absolutely wanted to prevent.
It was Li Hongzhi who put me in my position at that time. He wanted to prove the Falun Gong scientifically and expand its influence in academic circles. He used me as a cannonball. However, his expectations were exceeded and there were some side effects expect. I became a new idol for most Falun Gong practitioners.
Li Hongzhi must have worried about that. If he could not beat me down and discredit me as soon as possible, I would become another master of the Falun Gong. That must be why he wanted to deliver vital blows to bring me down.
Li Hongzhi had managed to circulate a series of articles named Nine Comments on the Communist Party of China, in which he condemned how the CPC had a hard time during the Great Cultural Revolution. But, is there a difference in how he treated me and what happened during the Great Cultural Revolution? Li Hongzhi now keeps calling for a “breakup of the party culture” but desires the “party culture”. This is the same Li Hongzhi, who calls for virtue and morality but is full of fakeness, evil and fraud!
In winter of 1997, the research association initiated and held the international Falun Gong experience exchange meeting in Beijing.
Delegations from different countries arrived at Beijing before the meeting, including the US delegation. These people, who traveled a long way to Beijing at their own expense, were noticed as soon as they arrived at the hotel. They were told to tell the others that the meeting was an initiative of the US practitioners and that they should preside over the meeting or the delegation would lose its qualification to attend.
Why did Ye Hao want the Americans to be the organizers of the meeting?
Since the dissemination of the Falun Gong started, many people, including relatives of the practitioners, people from religious circles and many scientists have reported to related authorizes that the Falun Gong organization propagates feudalism, superstition and pseudoscience and gets money as a Qigong organization. These people claim that the Falun Gong is actually a heresy that should be banned by the government. At the same time, the news media have reported on it.
Following widespread appeals from all quarters of society and an investigation by related departments, on July 24, 1996, the General Administration of Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China issued the Notice on Immediately Confiscating and Sealing up “The Falun Gong of China” and Other Four Books. Since then, a nationwide ban on books and promotional materials related to the Falun Gong started.
On November 6, 1996, the China Qigong Scientific Research Association cancelled the registration of the Falun Gong organization, which had been proved to be an illegal and infamous organization.
In response, Li Hongzhi decided to hold an international Falun Gong meeting in Beijing, the capital of China, as a demonstration to the Chinese government and to spread the popularity of the Falun Gong. Ye Hao and his confederates were surely aware of the risk of holding such a meeting and were afraid of being tracked by the Chinese government. They wanted to shift the blame to Americans to absolve themselves from the legal responsibility.
It proves that, except for Li Hongzhi, several people in charge of the research association are the main power holders of the Falun Gong and they are just doing “cultivation” through political measures.
Most members of the US delegations disagreed with the opinions of the research association. They believed that the research association was not honest, for they were not really the initiators of the meeting. They could not understand why they should take responsibility for it?
Therefore, some Americans flied back to the US at their own expense before the meeting was held. Others, who failed to get admission tickets and couldn’t attend the meeting, said angrily: “This is intolerable. These people called for honesty but act otherwise. It is obvious that they were afraid of shouldering any responsibility for the meeting so they wanted to shift it to the Americans!”
In fact, that’s the true opinion of the people from the “research association”, but they could not tell the truth, because they didn’t want to show their selfishness and timid nature to the practitioners. That’s why they played double roles and placed an order as the superior. This was their way to adorn themselves as powerful and to frighten the others.
Due to insufficient preparation, part of the meeting was used to put on performances related to some other religions, such as singing the Christmas carol, singing the praises of the blessings of god and even showing some Beijing opera performances, all of which were above criticism for ordinary people but which Li Hongzhi definitely considered taboo.
In order to totally control the mind of the practitioners and prevent them from being influenced by the other cultures, Li Hongzhi has repeatedly emphasized that the Falun Gong is “only proper course to take” and that practitioners should be focused.
In his Zhuan Falun, he wrote: “The cultivation should be-focused and any penetration of the other cultivation methods should be avoided.” In order to prevent practitioners from violating the ban, Li Hongzhi also threatened in the book that “no one is allowed to do so; otherwise, he is destroying the cult.”
His threat worked to that point that we only read the Zhuan Falun and books related to the cult and only did the Falun Gong cultivation and did not attending other activities, watch TV or read newspapers or other books.
Singing Christmas carols at the “international experience exchange meeting” was seen as an offence that seriously violated the cult.
Upon learning that, I soon recalled what Li Hongzhi had written for me, the goals of “preach, rectify, practice and attain the Falun Gong”. He even authorized me to make corrections whenever the cult was disseminated in a wrong way. I felt the wrong dissemination at that point and believed I should meet Li Hongzhi’s requirement to make corrections. I told my opinions to Duan, the director of the general Falun Gong station in Shijiazhuang.
Shortly after that, Duan reported it to the research association. It proves that inside the Falun Gong organization there is a strict structure through which reports are made at various levels to controls to control the thoughts of practitioners. The defense is iron clad.
Ye Hao, Li Chang and Wang Zhiwen flew into a rage at the report. In March 1998, before I went to the US, I visited the research association and met them. With a ghastly pale face, Ye hao asked: “I heard that you have some opinions on the international experience exchange meeting. Do you know why we put you in such a high position? I heard that you want to correct the dissemination of the cult. Are you targeting us? You are nothing at all!” He followed his comments with some expletives.
He started to shout abuse to me, using many dirty words that reflected nothing but the his rudeness and lack of education. I was extremely calm, and did not say a word.
Before that, I had never had in any conflict with these people. It was really eye opening, as if a parent was blaming his child in a perverse and violent way, or like an officer rebuking a soldier. Even my own parents had never blamed me like that. A regular person could not have put on Ye Hao’s performance. That it was done by one of the people in charge of the Falun Gong, really stunned me. The only idea in my mind at that time was: “Are they really doing the true cultivation? What do truth, kindness and endurance mean to them? They may have totally forgotten them or failed believe in them from the very beginning. These people just use the Falun Gong to realize ambitions for politics and wealth that they must be unable to realize as ordinary people.
The shock would have woken me up had I had not been so poisoned by Li Hongzhi. However, I was then too obstinate to wake up.
Today, I cannot see the fact more clearly. Li Hongzhi set me up for another purpose in addition to that mentioned above. Li Hongzhi was not confident in Ye Hao, who threatened his position with his great contributions to the organization. Therefore, he wanted to use me as a tool to control Ye Hao. Otherwise, Li Hongzhi would not have written the words “correcting the Cult” for me and secretly given me the right to make corrections whenever the cult was disseminated in a wrong way. Nor would he have repeatedly told me not to tell anyone else about this authorization. It proves that, in order to gain money and power, the high management of the Falun Gong organization is full of deceit, falseness, plots and intrigue.
Li Hongzhi repeatedly declared that Falun Gong was not a religion but self-cultivation. What is self-cultivation on earth?
The religious circle believes that self-cultivation is a journey from this temporality to Faramita. The temporality refers to the common people while Faramita refers to the world that the self-cultivated people can grow into by becoming Buddha, culmination or immortality.
“The journey from the temporality to Faramita” must be realized through normal religious activities. At the moment we do not discuss whether there is Buddha or immortality. It is understandable as an indeology and a faith. The Chinese government has always offered support and protection to faith and religious activities on the basis of independent operation.
However, the religious faith and activities must comply with the teachings formed through thousands years of evolution. What are a religion and its essentials? A religion is a social activity that includes a sect with immortal or supernatural power and teachings. A religion must meet four conditions. It must have a spiritual leader, teachings, and institutional organization and religious venues, and practitioners. That the Falun Gong is unlike a religion is mainly reflected in a number of aspects:
First, in a religion, there is strict separation between people and the supernatural power. No matter if they are monks, bishops, priests, pastors, imams, or any authoritative and respected clergy, nobody can declare that they are immortal in any form.
Since Li Hongzhi started to spread the Falun Gong in 1992, he boasted that he was the largest immortality in the cosmos and the “key Buddha” of the cosmos. Though he sometimes said “do not treat me as Buddha”, he also said “you are those who conduct self-cultivation, I am not among you.”
“I have countless dharmakaya to protect you. I spread the cult to save you. If I just make a gesture in the air a world can be built.”
Yu Changxin had described Li Hongzhi as incredible mighty with the capabilities of remote viewing and disappearing in the postscript of Zhuan Falun.
The book was published after being reviewed by Li Hongzhi and the postscript was deleted in republication. Why was it not deleted in the first publication? If it were the truth, what was there to fear? One reason was said that they were afraid of the description causing persistence of those who engage in self-cultivation. Another was said that the description was true and that it was deleted out of fear of creating doubt. If the description was true, why did they fear doubt? Li Hongzhi and the one who edited the postscript were well aware of the fact. This point, Yu made very clear in his confession.
Second, the religious activities are to be held in public, no activities are to be held behind the closed doors.
As the Falun Gong spread, Li Hongzhi plotted numerous secret activities, several times attacking the news media, universities or governmental institutions. The typical ones included the attack on Zhongnanhai on April 25 that Li Hongzhi secretly directed. He also composed the Disclosure and Uprooting to criticize and threaten those practitioners who did not take part in the attack, increase the number of attackers and accelerate the event. Obviously Li Hongzhi and his Falun Gong are quite opposite to traditional religions.
Third, religions forbid clergy from cheating others out of their wealth. Sakyamuni gave up his throne and his wife and children to reach enlightenment and died penniless. Atoning for the world, Jesus was crucified. Li Er, the creator of Taoism, left material world after composing a file of five thousands words. They gave up everything in the earth, but left behind lasting beliefs.
In a dozen years, Li Hongzhi has collected numerous fortunes. He stipulated explicitly in the Tutorship Station Rules, which he drafted himself that those who conduct self-cultivation shall not appropriate money or materials. He emphasized repeatedly in his books or speeches that no head-quarters stations, tutorship stations, spots or individual shall take or use a penny made from selling books in relation to the Falun Gong, hoping to reserve all the money for himself. He declared that there are hundreds of millions Falun Gong practitioners. He could have become a billionaire by charging one Yuan per practitioner. As a matter of fact, there were more than 2million practitioners in total at the peak of Falun Gong.
Moreover, Li Hongzhi cheated in his public speeches virtuous Falun Gong practitioners who knew nothing of what happened behind the scenes. Those who contacted Li Hongzhi directly were unaware of Li Hongzhi’s double face. According to Yu, when the book Teaching in the US was priced at 5 Yuan in its first publication Li Hongzhi said the pricing was too low and requested to re-price the book at 8 Yuan in the second publication. This move was to make money from Falun Gong practitioners.
In these ways, Li Hongzhi made a large fortune. From May 1992 to the end of 1994, Li Hongzhi held 56 rounds of Falun Gong training, and collected more than 3 million Yuan. He also took 8% in author’s royalty and proofreading costs, totaling 7.2 million Yuan, from related Falun Gong books and audio and video products illegally published by Wuhan Shenshen Group. Li Hongzhi took at least 160 million Yuan and most of the money was transferred abroad.
After the Falun Gong was banned, the media publicized a lot of proof that Li Hongzhi collected money. Li Hongzhi could not deny any of it. Several years ago, the US media unveiled the scandal that Li Hongzhi had accepted a luxury villa from practitioners, reflecting Li Hongzhi’s filthy side of cheating and greed in building a fortune.
Fourth, a religion has its own teachings, religious awareness, an organization, rituals and ritual articles, passed through and followed b numerous practitioners over thousands of years.
The Falun Gong has been discarded after a dozen of years because its teachings are in conflict with each other and have led to countless bloody events harming lives and human rights and alarming practitioners.
Religions have strict teachings and rituals that have become religious customs and tradition and they do not refuse medicine or medical treatment or technical achievements and results.
On the contrary, Falun Gong insisted in the concept of “Yeli” or sin, believing illness is the result of one’s transgressions in the preexistence and a person must endure the torture of illness in this existence. If one takes medicine after being ill, that is to reduce one’s cultivation and Yeli will accumulate and one cannot purify oneself to reach the level of enlightenment.
Here Yeli, according to Li Hongzhi, is “black matter left in one’s baby after making transgressions in the preexistence. Scientifically “Yeli” does not exist.
It is common knowledge that one takes medicine after being ill. The immunity helps cure illness and only when one’s immunity cannot remove the illness do people have to take medicine.
Some practitioners believed in Li Hongzhi and did not take any medical treatment even in serious conditions and some died. To the death Li Hongzhi declared that was the result of persistence. Li Hongzhi also blamed the accidental deaths caused by Falun Gong on interference. All in all, Li Hongzhi is not liable for any problems created by Yeli, rather, they are the result of the practitioner’s non-proficiency or the interference of a demon. He would also try to directly block the news and anybody who discussed such news privately was seen as breaching the cult.
From the aspect of religion, cultivation must be conducted in line with normal teachings, and that is an extremely serious issue. Especially Buddha is Buddha, human is human, and they cannot be mixed or summarized in a nutshell. What Li Hongzhi spread is evil, not “the unique cultivation shortcut of the cosmos” to grow into a Buddha or immortality.
Li Hongzhi’s Falun Gong has not a complete or systematic Qigong or religious theory system, but a combination of words related to Qigong and religions, even some knowledge of modern popular science. Therefore that is no talk of normal cultivation.
More ridiculously, practitioners want to reach “culmination” with self cultivation. Li Hongzhi took advantage of the practitioners’ dream and lured them with culmination from the very beginning of the Falun Gong. The practitioners became his “dishes” one by one. From the ending time of culmination we can see his cheating ways clearly.
In his early days, Li Hongzhi focused on encouraging practitioners to “exercise the cult” and “promote the cult” in his “teachings”. There are many examples.
(1)On December 8, 1995, Acknowledging a Master: “The master must send dharmakaya to protect you quietly. You will reach the other shore someday in the future as long as you can preserve.”
(2)On May 27, 1996, Awaking: “Actual cultivation time is limited.”
(3)June 26, 1996, A Letter to Shijiazhuang Headquarters of Falun Gong: “I spread the cult for two years, leaving two years for practitioners to exercise cultivation.”
(4)On July 2, 1996, Correcting Personality: “With deepening cultivation, many practitioners gradually become perceptive and will see the real, splendid and superb views in other spaces.”
(5)On August 28, 1996, Disclosure: “Currently a large number of practitioners reach culmination or close to culmination. How grave it is to reach culmination. There is nothing more splendid or greater in the world.”
(6) On September 26, 1996, What’s Perception: “Perception means appreciation or opening your capability in Falun Gong, in other words, a person has cultivated and completed all the process and will reach the heavenly world…Because some practitioners started from a higher level, they will reach perception quickly. When I said leaving two years to the practitioners, I referred to these practitioners. All practitioners have actually made rapid advancement and many will become perceptive, which was unimaginable in the past. I hope you will settle down and keep practicing continuously. Whenever and whoever reaches culmination, I will receive you and transfer you.”
(7)On November 2, 1996, Beijing International Exchange: “I also want to bring a grand deed when you reach Culmination. I think we can do it this way: All practitioners fly to the sky with your body and those who do not want your bodies can burn them in the sky and fly away. In this way we can create glory unprecedented in history and leave an impressive lesson for human beings. Since they do not believe in god, let’s show the real god to them. I think this way, but it will be subject to the last stage. There is no problem reaching culmination, the only problem is how.”
(8)In April 1999, Li Hongzhi returned to Beijing from abroad to direct the “April 25 Event”, directing all members of the “institute” to encourage practitioners to attack on Zhongnanhai. He said, “tell every practitioners, this is the last chance to reach culmination.”
A decade has passed, but there is no sign of that incomparable great event.
Many practitioners waited for ten years! The complete success and infinite culmination that the practitioners had longed for and waited for became naught.
In July 1999, the central government put down Falun Gong as an evil organization and the domestic Falun Gong organization fell and died out. Many practitioners awakened and found they had been cheated. Since then they broke away from the evil organization ideologically and practically. Li Hongzhi’s “Culmination Theory” collapsed and became the flower in the mirror.
During that time Li Hongzhi did not make any speeches or publish any “teachings”. He thought about how to get out of the difficulty and how to patch the lie. At that time, the website “Minghui” became the portal of the Falun Gong and urged practitioners to “appeal to the higher authorities”. On June 16, 2000, Li Hongzhi published “Reaching Culmination” to encourage practitioners. He wrote: “Practitioners are waiting for culmination, I cannot wait any longer.” After the “teachings” were published, a batch of self-cultivators came to the evil net and became the quarries of Li Hongzhi’s lie.
Li Hongzhi changed the deadline of culmination often and every time he offered an excuse.
The only thing that has not changed is that the moment to reach Culmination will never come as it is a lie. If Li Hongzhi gives another deadline of culmination, everyone can predict the result: before the deadline, Li Hongzhi will find another excuse to deny the time and offer a new deadline.
In order to win over the people, Li Hongzhi blamed the inability to reach culmination on practitioners. In March 2002, he said during his Touring Speech in North America that “it is a piece of cake to realize personal culmination. It is a matter of course for practitioners to lay a foundation for greater deeds. If you only care about your personal culmination, I would say you do not fit to be Falun Gong practitioners in the period of correction.” In this way, Li Hongzhi transferred the liability from himself to the practitioners for not reaching culmination because they neglected the mission during the correction period.
In addition, Li Hongzhi transferred the liability of the lie to the interference of demons. Teaching in San Francisco in 2005 he said that “the old power aimed to enable the persecution to test the practitioners. They believed practitioners had not been fully tested and those who did not stand up would stand up and those who were not ready got ready. When they come to the cult promotion curse, these practitioners really hindered the course of progress.”
Li Hongzhi made practitioners transfer from cultivation for personal improvement to “practitioners of the Falun Gong correction period.” Then he developed the theory to the stage that only fighting against “persecution” could they prove and improve the cult and reach culmination. In this way, culmination became an elusive live-forever pill Li Hongzhi used to cheat those addicted to Falun Gong.
In fact, culmination is a non-existing live-forever pill and Li Hongzhi cheated many practitioners with it. It is no wonder somebody who broke away from the cult drew a cartoon of a large cobweb with the glittering culmination in the center and many edacious worms stuck in the net. Li Hongzhi was on the other side of the cobweb ready to eat the worms.