The Meaning of Life

Tai Ping

PureInsight | March 22, 2004

[] During Fa study yesterday, I came across this sentence in the first lecture of Zhuan Falun:

Speaking of qigong, some people might say, "Without an illness, who would practice qigong?" This implies that qigong is meant for healing illness. That is a very, very shallow understanding.

(From "Qigong is Cultivation Practice" in Lecture One of Zhuan Falun) I felt my understanding suddenly improved a lot.

As I understand it, all beings in different levels of the old universe have different old understandings of cultivation practice in Falun Dafa. An average person may think the purpose of practicing cultivation in Falun Dafa is to heal illnesses. A person at a higher level of understanding may think the purpose for Falun Dafa cultivation is to be eternally free of the cycle of samsara and to obtain the proper achievement status. Life forms at even higher levels of comprehension may think that the purpose of Falun Dafa practice is to escape this universal Fa-rectification.

I came to the following realization: All of these are but different levels of a superficial understanding of Falun Dafa. Dafa is the foundation of all creation in the universe and the source of all lives. Just as Teacher's entire transmission of Falun Dafa is for all living beings in the universe, the purpose of our cultivation practice in Falun Dafa is not just for the sake of ourselves. I personally think that the true purpose of our cultivation is so that all beings will be saved as Master rectifies the Fa. I feel that instead of being attached to ourselves, if we are able to assimilate into Dafa and are able to always do things according to Dafa, we have find the meaning of our lives.

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