The Magnificence of Tranquility

Dan Yang

PureInsight | December 2, 2002

I have never experienced the tranquility of "still water," because I don't think that type of tranquility is something that a Dafa cultivator should possess. Still water has no life, so why should we be like that? In Lecture 3 of Zhuan Falun, Master Li said, "On one occasion I had my mind connected with four or five great enlightened people and great Taos from extremely high levels…Their minds were tranquil to the point of being scary. It is possible for one person to reach this tranquility. But with four or five people sitting over there with tranquility like that, it resembles a pond of still water with nothing in it." The high-level beings in the past were all like still water. But will future beings be the same way? I think that's not going to be the case. If that were the case, why would Teacher feel uncomfortable when connected with the minds of high-level beings? Why would Teacher say it was scary? Teacher is here, spreading the Dafa to save people, but these beings are in the state of "no pursuit" and "emptiness." The colossal firmament is going through Fa-rectification, yet these beings to be saved are just sitting there, like a pond of still water and not doing anything. Isn't it sad? Wouldn't you, too be pained by this?

But I have experienced the magnificence of tranquility, a state that is different from emptiness or being without pursuit. It is a kind of power, and is also a manifestation of one's own willpower, which cannot be destroyed or conquered. What can be compared to it? Only Vajra (jin gang)! [the indestructible Buddha body.] I have also come to understand the inner meaning of Vajra: it can destroy the evil. I understand that is the power of the Fa, eliminating the evil, stabilizing chaos, encompassing all, and being invincible that Teacher spoke of.

When I move, the entire heaven and earth moves; when I stop, the heaven and earth all stand still. As Fa-rectification disciples, we are more powerful than the mountains and rivers.

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