Strictly Take the Fa as Teacher, of Our Own Initiative Destroy VCD's Not Published by Master (With Master's Comments)
Comment from Master:
If you, as a student [of Dafa], do not follow Master's requirements, it is definitely no simple thing. The old forces have arranged for all Dafa disciples a set of their things, so if a Dafa disciple doesn't follow Master's requirements, he must be following the old forces' arrangements. The old forces are in essence gigantic trials and tribulations that accompany you at all times, focused on whether in Fa-rectification Dafa disciples are able to step forward.
If after going through this ordeal some students are still not clearheaded, then they will miss [the opportunities presented in] all of this. Only when you follow Master's requirements are you validating the Fa and cultivating yourself as a Dafa disciple, and only then are you a true Dafa disciple.
May 8, 2004
By a Jilin City Dafa disciple
A few days ago, two VCD's were passed along from Shanxi Province to our area. One VCD contained Master's lecture at the Lantern Festival, the other Master's exclusive interview with NTDTV. Some practitioners have already viewed the contents, some have planned to circulate them, and some have even supported making copies. After seeing this, we searched through Clearwisdom and all of the other Dafa websites, but did not find the content of these two VCD's anywhere. We hope that the fellow practitioners who are still viewing and passing around these two VCD's can let go of their attachments, strictly take the Fa as Teacher, put a stop to everything from Teacher that was spread to your area but not published on the Web, and immediately destroy it so as to safeguard the correct form of spreading Dafa. Next, let's review and study together Master's scripture "Bear in Mind Forever."
I suggest that every disciple immediately, on the spot, destroy everything that I have not publicly issued but that is in circulation without permission, such as: my speeches that came out of Chengde; the things about supernormal abilities that a practitioner from Beijing discussed; the speech of the assistance center coordinator in Dalian; the cave story from the coordinator of the Guizhou assistance center and other speeches; not to mention the speeches made by people in charge of different regions; what was said by students after seeing me; the speech given by people in charge of the Dafa Research Society, and so on, plus texts, recordings, videotapes, etc., that have been transcribed from my speeches without permission. All of these must be destroyed on the spot, and they cannot be kept regardless of the excuse. What is "safeguarding Dafa"? This is most thoroughly a safeguarding of Dafa, and a test of whether you can follow what I tell you and whether you are truly my disciples! Let me tell everyone once again that the Dharma taught by Buddha Sakyamuni was sabotaged this way. This is a lesson in history. From now on, nobody should tape record or videotape speeches given by any of the people in charge in different regions or by any disciples; even less can they be edited into texts or be spread around for people to read. This is not a problem of any particular person, nor is this to criticize any person in particular here; instead, this is rectifying Dafa. Bear in mind: Except for Dafa students' experience sharing conferences for studying the Fa and activities organized by major assistance centers with the endorsement of the Research Society, anything that does not belong to Dafa but is being circulated in Dafa undermines Dafa.
June 18, 1997