How to Start Cultivating in Falun Dafa?
At the core of Falun Dafa are the three principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真, Shan 善, Ren 忍). Falun Dafa teaches that these are the most fundamental qualities of the universe, and takes them to be a guide for daily life and practice. By practicing Falun Dafa, not only will you benefit yourself but also others.
Falun Dafa can be translated as "The Great Way of the Law Wheel." There are no religious formalities, each person can have his or her own understanding of how to cultivate morality based on the 3 principles.
To guarantee that you can establish a solid foundation on your path of self-cultivation, please read Zhuan Falun after you’ve finished Falun Gong. It's the main book of Falun Dafa, and can guide your cultivation to higher levels. Diligent practitioners make an effort to read a bit of this book every day.
In addition to Falun Gong and Zhuan Falun, there are several other books that compile the lectures, writings, and poems by Master Li Hongzhi—the founder of Falun Dafa. You can read these in any order.
• Essentials for Further Advancement
• Hong Yin (The Grand Verses)
• Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa
• The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection
• Guiding the Voyage
• More Falun Dafa Auxiliary Books
NOTE: All Falun Dafa books and exercise instructions (video and audio) can be downloaded free of charge at www.FalunDafa.org. That being said, reading books in print is highly recommended due to its comprehensive effect. Reading physical books, especially Falun Dafa texts, can calm the mind and keep you focused.
You are welcome to join any practice site to do the exercises. They are spread out across over 100 countries and regions, and you can look for one near you. Falun Dafa students at every site, including at Tianti Bookstore, always teach the exercises for free.