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What is 'consummation' promised by Li Hongzhi
 
Adjust font size:   Close 银川晚报 China Association for Cultic Studies 2008-10-13
 

Contents

 

Chapter 1 Major Dissertations of Li Hongzhi Regarding "Consummation"
1.1 "Consummation" may make people get away from the Earth, get rid of sufferings, go back to the "heavenly paradises" and stay in happiness forever 
1.2 "Consummation" will make "human body be substituted by high-energy matter," therefore one may live forever and never grow old, and his body "will be indestructible"
1.3 "consummation" means one may "have anything he wants," and become an omnipotent "buddha, dao, god"

Chapter 2 Methods to Achieve "Consummation"
2.1 "Consummation by eliminating karma and purifying"
2.2 "Consummation by dropping out fame, interest and emotion"
2.3 "Consummation by abstinence"
2.4 "Consummation by bearching inside and eliminating attachments"
2.5 "Consummation by dropping life and death"
2.6 "Consummation by saving sentient beings from sufferings"
2.7 "Consummation by eliminating demons and evil souls"

Chapter 3 Results of "Consummation" 
3.1 "Soul ascension" after "Consummation"
3.2 "Ascension in broad daylight" after "Consummation"
3.3 "Consummation" enables one to see the beautiful scene of "another space" 

Chapter 4 Time of "Consummation"
4.1 During his first "show," Li Hongzhi had not ascertained time for "Consummation" 
4.2 "Consummation by two-year cultivation"
4.3 "The chance to reach the final Consummation"
4.4 "Consummation by ten years cultivation"
4.5 Li Hongzhi shifts from "Personal Consummation" to "Common Consummation by rescuing beings"
4.6 Allegation of Li Hongzhi about the time of "Consummation" 

Conclusion

Appendix Individual Cases

[case1] Li Hongwu Jumps off the Cliff for 'Consummation'

[case2] Falun Gong Ruins He Qun's Family

[case3] Price for Consummation

[case4] Paradise IS in the World

[case5] An Old Father's Sad Memories at Tomb-sweeping Day

[case6] Falun Gong Swallows Zhang Yidong's Happiness and Life

[case7] Trying 'Fa' Personally, Falun Gong Makes HimPermanently Disabled

[case8] Li Hongzhi's 'Dropping out Fame, Interest and Emotion' Ruins Him

[case9] Male-Female Dual Cultivation Spoils Her Happiness

[case10] 'Li Hongzhi, You are a Big Swindler'

[case11] Guan Shuyun Strangles Her Own Daughter to 'Dispel Devil'

[case12] My Experience of 'Ascension'

[case13] Whole Story of Falun Gong Addicts Self-immolation at Tian'anmen Square

 

Chapter 1 Major Dissertations of Li Hongzhi Regarding "Consummation"

Some people have the opinion that the word "Consummation" is originally used by Daoism, but more people believe that it originates from Buddhist concept, "Perfect Merits," which means the Merits that common people may approach after cultivation, including doing good deeds for good returns, altruism with benefit to oneself, release all living creatures from sufferings, and so on.

 

In Chinese culture, the word "Consummation" means nice and is used frequently. People use the word to express the best result of their efforts, for example, in "the meeting is finished in consummation," or "the job is done in consummation."

 

The antonym of "Consummation" may be "deficiency" or "regret." Most people cherish to be disengaged from "deficiency" ("regret" or "unsatisfied") and approach "Consummation," which is their dream and longing. "Consummation" is the perfect result that everyone wishes to approach, therefore people are always dreaming of accomplish this result.

 

Base on these wishes of common people, Li Hongzhi makes use of the desire of people for perfect future and fabricates the specific "Consummation" theory of Falun Gong by adding an even more attracting aura to it.

 

The said "Consummation" is the core concept of Falun Gong and the main method that Li Hongzhi lures the Dafa disciples. As the most powerful motivation of the Dafa disciples, Li Hongzhi's theory of "Consummation" is the significant excuse that he uses to drive the followers committing in different activities.

 

There are all kinds of motivations that Dafa disciples believe Falun Gong or start cultivation, such as to be physically stronger, for mental perfection, being cynical, etc. But when they become disciples, they all turned to cherish the final "Consummation."

 

"Yet I also want to bring humankind a magnificent scene at the time of your Consummation. My thought is this: Have all Dafa disciples, regardless of whether they need bodies or not, elevate their bodies into the sky and then fly away; those who don't need bodies will have their bodies go through Light-Transformation in the air. This will create a glory that's never existed before in history, leaving human beings a profound lesson...As for Consummation, there shouldn't be a problem. It's only a matter of what form to adopt."[1]

 

"If you succeed in cultivating into a great god or a great Buddha...You will be able to hold the earth in your palm with no effort at all."[2]

 

"Think about it, everyone: in the past, a person had to go through a lifetime of cultivation or even several lifetimes, yet today we're having people reach Consummation in as little as a few years. The process of enduring is but a brief moment, and besides, time has been accelerated."[3]

 

...

 

Although Li Hongzhi has never directly defined the "Consummation," we may figure out his basic meaning from his discourses. Vulgarly speaking, when Li Hongzhi says "Consummation" to his disciples, he means: The Dafa Disciples have the firm promise of Li Hongzhi that so long as they cultivate themselves as directed by him, they are definitely able to become gods or Buddhas rapidly in batch quantity and brevity time.

 

Lured by such a perfect prospect, many cultivators abandoned their beloved ones, gave up their families and jobs, even commit crimes, harm or kill others, so as to achieve "Consummation."

 

Then, how Li Hongzhi exactly explain the said "Consummation" that he promised to the Dafa disciples?

 

Actually the "Consummation" theory of Li Hongzhi has been explained differently in different times and occasions, differing from the reason when he used the word: to apotheosize himself, to promise benefit to his disciples, or just running off at the mouth, or trying to make up the omissions in what he had said before but proved not able to be realized...mainly in connection with the evolution stages of Falun Gong. In his Zhuan Falun and the other "scriptures" and "Fa-teachings," Li Hongzhi explained his said "Consummation" as:-

 

1.1   "Consummation" may make people get away from the Earth, get rid of sufferings, go back to the "heavenly paradises" and stay in happiness forever

 

Li Hongzhi makes use of the thoughts of some Falun Gong cultivators that are unsatisfied to the status of their surroundings and perusing happy life, alleged that the human society is "frightening."

 

"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."[4]

 

"In particular, the moral values of the human society are now declining very badly...society as a whole is declining...If you ... return to this original realm of human society, you will find even from not too high a level that today's people and the human society rather frightening! It is truly terrifying!"[5]

 

"In this enormous universe, Earth looks just like an apple – an apple which has become rotten inside and out. Just like every individual human being, every particle inside of this apple is rotten."[6]

 

"If man continues to decline, he will face elimination, a thorough elimination, which is called, 'extinction of body and soul.' It is very frightening!"[7]

 

According to Li Hongzhi, the earth is but the garbage dump of the universe, the human society is terrifying, and the human race is to be eliminated, like an apple which has become rotten inside and out, therefore, the Falun Gong cultivators shall try their best to go beyond from the human society,

 

Li Hongzhi also allegs that:

 

"For human beings to be human is not the goal. The goal is to return to your original true self."[8]

 

"The ultimate goal of cultivating is to attain the Dao and reach spiritual Perfection."[9]

 

"Why does one cultivate Buddhahood? ...One will be eternally free of suffering and forever be in a wonderful state."[10]

 

"You are brought out of the ordinary human state, which is the most miserable, and taken to high levels so that you'll never suffer again and be liberated."[11]

 

"Have you heard of the Paradise of Ultimate Bliss? The Falun Paradise is even more beautiful."[12]

 

"In the Paradise of Ultimate Bliss, the trees are made of gold, and so are the ground, birds, flowers, and houses. Even the Buddha-body is golden and shiny."[13]

 

Hence, the Falun Gong practitioners in darkness think they have caught a sight of the morning twilight, and then do whatever they can to look for the opportunity to "get rid of the human world" and "enter the heavenly paradises."

 

The allegation of Li Hongzhi that cultivators who practice "Falun Dafa" will achieve "Consummation" satisfies the desires of the cultivators. He says:

 

"We are not coming here (on earth, the garbage dump of the universe) to be a human being, but to suffer and eliminate bad. Only by way of 'cultivation,' suffering and eliminating the bad, can we human beings return to our congenital nature so as to back to our origin and true nature, back to our heavenly paradise."?

 

"Throughout the ages, only the Buddha Fa has been able to perfectly provide a clear exposition of humanity, every dimension of material existence, life, and the entire universe."[14]

 

"Inborn quality is a condition from birth, Right enlightenment is the reason for a high-level person's wisdom. With truthfulness, compassion and tolerance in the heart, there is Dao, Cultivating Falun Dafa can lead to Consummation."[15]

 

Therefore, there comes a chance to achieve "Consummation," get away from the earth and get rid of pain by following Li Hongzhi and practicing Falun Dafa. It seems to be the best chance that not likely to happen in a century to the Dafa disciples. Falun Gong cultivator Li Hongwu, scared by the frightening lies such as "the earth is the garbage dump of the universe," "the earth is going to explore," and "the doomsday is around," tried to commit suicide by cutting in the wrist but failed, and then jumped from the cliff and killed himself, thereby bringing ending to his 28-year-old life, wishing to achieve "Consummation." (Please refer to Case 1) Another Falun Gong member He Qun thought that the magnificent meaning of human life is to achieve "Consummation," return to "the heavenly paradise," and get away from the sea of pain. He then chose to commit crimes, hurt his family members, and even divorced his wife. (Please refer to Case 2)

 

1.2 "Consummation" will make "human body be substituted by high-energy matter," therefore one may live forever and never grow old, and his body "will be indestructible"

 

From of old, millions of people have been trying hardly but failed in seeking for the secret to "live forever and never grow old," to break away from the rule of born, age, sick and death. Li Hongzhi declares that he can solve the problem of human beings. He says:

 

"There are altogether two major levels (excluding practicing qi). One is In-Triple-World-Fa (Shi-Jian-Fa) cultivation practice, while the other is Beyond-Triple-World-Fa (Chu-Shi-Jian-Fa) cultivation practice...In the course of In-Triple-World-Fa cultivation practice one's body will be constantly purified, it will be completely replaced by the high-energy matter when one reaches the highest form of In-Triple-World-Fa."[16]

 

"Human cells are being gradually replaced by high-energy matter, the aging process slows down... transforming gradually. When it's finally completely replaced by high-energy matter, your body will have been entirely transformed into another kind of physical body... And your body will never degenerate."[17]

 

"Why does one cultivate Buddhahood? Doing so can allow one to keep the human body forever."[18]

 

Most of Falun Gong members start cultivation to "cure illness and improve the health." When they hear Li Hongzhi's allegation about "human body be replaced by the high-energy matter," and that one may therefore live forever and never grow old, and his body "will never degenerate," they seem to be promised much better than they have ever expected: not merely a healthy body, but a body in Buddhahood. That is extremely attractive. Crazy about Falun Gong, they turn their steering wheel from love of their family and happy life with a good family, to abandoning everything in their human life so as to get a body of Buddhahood. Yao Wei, a Falun Gong cultivator, tried so hard to reach the "Consummation" promised by Li Hongzhi that he abandoned everything he had in this world, only to commit crime by printing and distributing illegal Falun Gong materials. (Please refer to Case 3) Li Bingxiu, another member who had been crazy about Falun Gong, sincerely express herself after she was aware and back to reasonable sense, by saying: "The 'Consummation' promised by Li Hongzhi is nothing but cheating pretense. The true paradise is certainly in this human world." (Please refer to Case 4)

 

1.3 "consummation" means one may "have anything he wants," and become an omnipotent "buddha, dao, god"

 

Li Hongzhi says:

 

"Gong is formed, Consummation is reached – Buddha, Dao, God."[19]

 

"One who has reached Consummation is a Buddha, Dao, or God with boundless radiance, and he will have the magnificent image of a God, having all of the Buddha Fa's divine powers."[20]

 

"If you succeed in cultivating into a great god or a great Buddha,...You will be able to hold the earth in your palm with no effort at all."[21]

 

"When he succeeds in cultivation later on he'll get whatever he wants just by extending his hand, he'll have anything he wants, and he'll be able to do whatever he wants to – he'll have everything in his world."[22]

 

"His Consummation will be the Consummation of an enormous group of beings, and the Consummation of a Lord, or a King."[23]

 

In traditional Chinese culture, God and Buddha are fabled creatures. Li Hongzhi makes use of these creatures to form his symbol result of "Consummation." According to Li Hongzhi, reaching "Consummation" means one can become almighty God, Buddha, or the "Prince of Dharma," who is completely free and able to do whatever he wants to. Therefore, the cultivators all take "Consummation" for their anchor and make "becoming God and Buddha" their lifetime goal to pursue. In order to pursue "Consummation," many cultivators run amok or even have mental collapse, and some became the victims of Falun Gong and lost their lives. On January 24, 2006, Falun Gong cultivator Zhu Zhengfeng poured gas all over his body and burned himself, wishing to reach the "Consummation" vaunted by Li Hongzhi, only to die in his young age, losing any chance of enjoying love and family life at all. (Please refer to Case 5)



[1] Li Hongzhi, Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe (May 30, 1998)

[2] Li Hongzhi, Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe (May 30, 1998)

[3] Li Hongzhi, Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America (December 9, 2000)

[4] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun (Volume II)

[5] Li Hongzhi, Lecture in Sydney (1996)

[6] Li Hongzhi, Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference (March 27, 1999)

[7] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[8] Li Hongzhi, Lecture in Sydney (May 1, 1999)

[9] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[10] Li Hongzhi, Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa

[11] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[12] Li Hongzhi, Explaining the Content of Zhuan Falun

[13] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[14] Li Hongzhi, Lunyu (June 2, 1992)

[15] Li Hongzhi, Studying Dafa (February 18, 1993)

[16] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[17] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[18] Li Hongzhi, Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa

[19] Li Hongzhi, Seeing True Nature (May 8, 1999)

[20] Li Hongzhi, Eliminate Your Last Attachment (August 12, 2000)

[21] Li Hongzhi, Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe (May 31, 1998)

[22] Li Hongzhi, Zhuan Falun

[23] Li Hongzhi, Touring North America to Teach the Fa (March, 2002)

 





















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