Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

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Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by mnemosyne » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:20 am

Hi all,

I've come across a fascinating book that talks about high level spiritual things from a scientific perspective. This book is intriguing as it talks about many similar things to what people in mystical states mention such as seeing into parallel dimensions and interacting with beings from other worlds etc.

This book is called Zhuan Falun and it is from the Buddha Law School of Cultivation however it is not Buddhism the religion or Daoism the religion, it's something more profound. It seems to me to be more of a spiritual science as many of the terms and concepts in the book are talked about in a scientific down to earth manner instead of flowery mystical prose which I found very refreshing.

Now here is where it gets interesting, this book talks about the following things:


Other Dimensions - Levels Of Dimensions spanning into the microcosm and also outwards into the macrocosm

The Soul - It talks about people having a Master soul and a subordinate soul which is hidden from you but is at a more advanced level then you, it states some people have more then one Subordinate soul and some are of not of the same sex as you i.e males having a female subordinate soul etc.

Microcosmic Worlds - This concept was very far out but it talks about there being worlds within you, countless worlds. Similiar to our world with life , water, animals etc. An analogy is zooming an an atom within one of your cells and realizing at that level of magnification it is just like our solar system. Then zooming into a single particle in that world and finding out it too is a vast world, apparently the level it can go onwards like this is beyond imagination.

Supernatural Abilities - In the book they mention that everyone has them it is just that they have atrophied. It goes into depth about this topic. Some abilites that are mentioned are precognition, retrocognition and remote vision.

The 3rd Eye - Talks about how at the front part of our pineal gland there is a complete structure of an eye there. Modern science calls it a vestigial eye but in the cultivation world they say this eye just naturally exists like that and it can be activated allowing one to pierce through this dimension and see other dimensions. It talks about how there are many levels to this 3rd eye and it goes into great depth about it.

Thoughts - This part was amazing. It talks about how a human brain is just a processing plant. How the real you is actually your soul, it's like your whole body and brain is just a vehicle and that the true commands are issued by your master soul, but this master soul is very tiny and it can switch positions while inside you and it can also expand and shrink. It can move from your brain to your heart and to other parts of your body and it is 'he' who calls the shots. Your brain is just the factory which your master soul sends his cosmic commands to which then create the forms of expression and communication we use such as speech, gestures, etc.



These are just a few things that are covered but there are many many other things which blew my mind when I read it because of how it resonated with some of the mystical experiences people sometimes have, especially the multidimensional nature of reality and how all of them are hidden in our day to day perceptions of the world.

If this sounds interesting to anyone you can grab a copy of the book here:

http://en.falundafa.org/eng/pdf/zfl_new.pdf

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by Dalek Prime » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:47 pm

Sounds like bullshit, but still belongs in book club.

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by Dubious » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:56 am

It's amazing but also weirdly pathetic in all the ways we attempt to bloat our unrestrained parasitical natures - which in this frog pond has abundantly manifested itself - into some kind of cosmic significance. Talk about value-added and false advertising! As one 'really' examines the order of Homo Sapiens much more closely based on fact and not some spiritual high wire act, a better deduction would be that if the Universe had an ass to wipe we'd be among the first to get flushed!

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by Dalek Prime » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:01 pm

Dubious wrote:It's amazing but also weirdly pathetic in all the ways we attempt to bloat our unrestrained parasitical natures - which in this frog pond has abundantly manifested itself - into some kind of cosmic significance. Talk about value-added and false advertising! As one 'really' examines the order of Homo Sapiens much more closely based on fact and not some spiritual high wire act, a better deduction would be that if the Universe had an ass to wipe we'd be among the first to get flushed!
Couldn't have said it better, myself. I'm jealous. :)

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by PeteJ » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:42 pm

I feel that some profound and well-tested ideas are being dismissed without a thought. The summary of the book suggests that it is superficial and idiosyncratic, perhaps too dumbed-down, but basically on message.

"It talks about how a human brain is just a processing plant. How the real you is actually your soul, it's like your whole body and brain is just a vehicle and that the true commands are issued by your master soul, but this master soul is very tiny and it can switch positions while inside you and it can also expand and shrink. It can move from your brain to your heart and to other parts of your body and it is 'he' who calls the shots. Your brain is just the factory which your master soul sends his cosmic commands to which then create the forms of expression and communication we use such as speech, gestures, etc."

This is a poor and I would say slightly fairy-story way way of explaining the idea, but it's not completely off. We see the reason for mysticism's use of 'self' and Self' as distinct terms. The mystic, by which I mean folks who meditate and pray as a means of exploring consciousness and existence, goes beyond mind and so sees the origin and status of thoughts and mental processes. The ego is discovered to be an illusion and so, in a sense, is the whole of existence.

But the language of the book is a muddle and seems misleading. Better to read Osho or Alan Watts.

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by mnemosyne » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:41 am

Falun Dafa has been tested under scientific conditions, here are some of the findings:

http://www.pureinsight.org/node/189

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Re: Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel)

Post by mnemosyne » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:06 am

Here are some other scientific experiments that have been performed in a similar manner, spiritual cultivation is Truly a science:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/461442- ... s-science/

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