PureInsight | December 8, 2010
[PureInsight.org] Teacher told us repeatedly that we must be diligent in studying the Fa. By studying Master's lectures, each time we get a deeper understanding of the Universe's principles. Our initial understanding is always at the surface level. I had this surface level understanding for a long time while studying the section in Zhuan Falun about “Consecration” (kaiguang). In the past, I believed that the main conclusion from this section was that one should not worship statues and icons that did not go through the procedure of consecration, lest we create pseudo-gods.
Then I began to reflect on what differentiates a pseudo-Buddha from a real one? Most likely, it is their thoughts. In Zhuan Falun, it is written: “But the mind of the phony Buddha or phony Bodhisattva is extremely bad and is after money. It is born in another dimension. With a mind, it knows a little truth and does not dare to commit major wrongdoing, but it does dare to do minor bad deeds” (Lecture Five). Why do those pseudo-Buddhas wish to commit wrongdoing? Because such was the thought of a man who created them. A righteous thought would have invited a Law Body of a true enlightened being that is able to save people.
Then what are those materials made by Dafa disciples for saving sentient beings: all those fliers, booklets, newspapers, websites, articles, lotus flowers, etc.? All those things were created with righteous thoughts for saving sentient beings. Those thoughts, as I understood from Teacher, land on those objects. If a being, who has gong is making this object, it will lead to the creation of a whole body. Does not it mean that at that time a new Buddha or a new saint was created to save people? Or maybe it is Master’s Law Body that will be on those things. Saving people is the true purpose of all those truth clarification materials made by Dafa disciples. Master told us: “A physical object’s form of existence appears like this, but the way it actually manifests is not.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun). It is possible that what in our dimension manifests as a simple flier, in another dimension may be a God.
The above are the understandings I got after studying the section about consecration. I am sure this is not an all-encompassing understanding of the Law, and in the future I will have deeper understandings.
Please point out with compassion anything that is not in accordance with the Fa.
Translated from Russian: http://www.pureinsight.ru/content/view/1200/1