The Falun Dafa Books

"As a matter of fact, no matter how many more articles we publish, they are merely complementary materials to Zhuan Falun. Only Zhuan Falun can truly guide a person's cultivation. It contains inner meanings that go from the level of ordinary people to incomparable heights. As long as you continue to cultivate, Zhuan Falun will always guide your elevation in cultivation." - Li Hongzhi

Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel)
By Li Hongzhi

As recently as 1996 Zhuan Falun was the best-selling book in the world's largest nation, China, and not without reason. Zhuan Falun, the core text of Falun Dafa practice, is no ordinary book. Its contents and teachings have done nothing short of redefining qigong and cultivation practice. Moreover, the book nurtured Falun Dafa from a practice done by 200 thousand people in China to one taken up by over 100 million around the world. It has transformed millions of lives, giving people back their superior health and allowing them to practice genuine cultivation according to higher principles. The profundity of this book cannot be described in words – it is something one has to experience. Since its publication in 1995, Zhuan Falun has since been translated into more than a dozen languages, with several other translations forthcoming.

Zhuan Falun is a comprehensive explanation of Falun Dafa that ranges across an enormous array of topics, shedding light where no other authors have. Zhuan Falun delivers the boundless inner meanings of Falun Dafa – it is the guide to Falun Dafa practice. Its language nevertheless remains highly accessible and unadorned, as the text is drawn from Mr. Li's public lectures in China from 1992-1994. From scholars and government officials to country farmers and the retired, people from all walks of life have been moved by Zhuan Falun to begin practicing Falun Dafa. The book guides the practice of Falun Dafa for both new and veteran students alike. Only history will be able to fully reveal this book's importance.

Key contents of Zhuan Falun include discussion of:

  • the origins of qigong and the long-forgotten meaning of "cultivation"
  • the roots of illness, and their fundamental removal
  • karma: its origin, effects, and transformation into virtue
  • Falun Gong's relation to qigong, Buddhism, Taoism, and other cultivation methods
  • the meaning and function of supernormal abilities
  • the question of eating meat and the issue of attachments
  • genuine, integrated cultivation of mind and body
  • what is Enlightenment, and what is Consummation?

To read or download a free copy of Zhuan Falun, select one of the following formats:
Zhuan Falun in HTML (for viewing online)
Zhuan Falun in HTML (Zipped - 270K)
Zhuan Falun in PDF (940K)
 (for viewing online or downloading with the Adobe Acrobat Viewer. Get Acrobat here.)
Zhuan Falun as a Word Document (840K)

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Falun Gong (Law Wheel Qigong)
By Li Hongzhi

With the publication of Falun Gong in 1993, Mr. Li Hongzhi forever changed the face of qigong practice in China and, by extension, the world over. For the first time, the original, profound principles of qigong were made available to the general public. What's more, the powerful practice of Falun Dafa and its benefits were now available to all. In but a few years hundreds of thousands of persons in China came to learn Falun Gong through "the Book." One is hard pressed to find a book of comparable impact in recent years.

Falun Gong has since been translated into nearly a dozen languages, enabling Falun Dafa's transmission to a variety of cultures and continents; it has proven itself to transcend cultural barriers. Falun Gong is an introductory book, systematically spelling out the practice of Falun Gong in plain, accessible language. It thus serves as an ideal entry point to beginning the practice. It's profundity nevertheless far surpasses other qigong books.

Key contents of Falun Gong include discussion of:

  • what is qigong, including its origins, goals, and effects
  • Falun Gong's relation to qigong and Buddhism
  • the origins, meaning, and genuine elimination of illness
  • the true meaning of integrated cultivation of mind and body
  • how to perform Falun Gong's exercises (with instructions and photo illustrations)
  • detailed explanation of how the exercises function and are unique

To read or download a free copy of Falun Gong, select one of the following formats:
Falun Gong in HTML (for viewing online)
Falun Gong in HTML (Zipped - 940K)
Falun Gong in PDF (990K)
  (for viewing online or downloading with the Adobe Acrobat Viewer. Get Acrobat here.)
Falun Gong as a Word Document (1.2M)

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Essentials for Further Advancement
By Li Hongzhi

Known among the community of Falun Dafa practitioners as "Essentials," this work is a collection of supplementary writings by Mr. Li Hongzhi. These writings can be seen as a further exposition of Mr. Li's Zhuan Falun. The forms they take are quite diverse, ranging from articles and letters to poems. The contents span four years and date back to 1995 – the year Mr. Li discontinued teaching publicly in China. They can be understood as a commentary on happenings in the world of Falun Dafa since the publication of Mr. Li's two other books. These short pieces communicate Mr. Li's observations of noteworthy developments among practitioners and offer corrective suggestions for conduct. Mr. Li addresses a number of specific incidents and events, including the famous "Zhongnanhai incident" of April 25, 1999, the day that over 10,000 practitioners went to Communist China's leadership compound in Beijing to appeal for their rights. This work is an integral component in Falun Dafa's practice for many students – one that provides specific insights into recent developments. One will want to have learned Zhuan Falun before reading this work.

To read or download Essentials for Further Advancement, select one of the following formats:
Essentials in HTML (for viewing online)
Essentials in HTML (Zipped - 130K)
Essentials in PDF (350K)(for viewing online or downloading with the Adobe Acrobat Viewer. Get Acrobat here.)
Essentials as a Word Document (340K)

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Other Writings of Mr. Li Hongzhi

HTML On-Line Viewing PDF(Reader) DOC HTML
Zhuan Falun (Translated by Practitioners in China)
Great Perfection Way of Falun Buddha Law  
Falun Dafa Explication  
Falun Dafa (Lecture in Sydney)
Falun Dafa (Lectures in the United States)
Falun Dafa (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)
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