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Zhuan Falun: The Complete Teachings of Falun Gong

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Zhuan Falun is the core comprehensive book about Falun Gong -- and a best-selling book in China before it was banned.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 31st 2001 by Fair Winds Press (MA) (first published 1994)
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Aug 24, 2012 Henry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The greatest book ever written. One cannot possibly understand its inner meaning in one read. Unusually written, I found it confronting the first time, completely different the second and by the third time I couldn't stop reading it. I still read it all these years later. Guaranteed, this book will fundamentally change the way you think about life, the universe and everything.

May 03, 2012 Xdyj rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Firstly, as a supporter of freedom of expression & conscience I am against the banning of this book in China & the prosecution of Falun Gong. I read the Chinese version out of curiosity, and it's an awful mix of pseudoscience & Buddhist/Christian/Marxist terminology. Not very well written as the author conceded in the beginning, and is also a bit homophobic, but as a religious text probably not much worse than many others.
Oct 27, 2008 David rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is most likely the most enlightening book ever written.

I've learned more from it than any other spiritual or metaphysical book ever.

This book gives insights that continue to expand every time you read it. This book gives and gives.

All you have to do is be aware of it and you'll be hooked for life.

Fariborz Tavanaei
Oct 29, 2008 maya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
^^ I read the electronic copy i downloaded from

i don't know if i'd come to consider this book as most important thing in the world... for me, that is.. *wink* but it really is something...

following the teachings in the book, it would not be wise to explain the dafa for i'm not a master.
what i'll explain may not be the true dafa.

the gist though is as follows: ( base on my feeble understanding)

- falun dafa is a cultivation practice.

- upgrade the xinxing ( mind nature, character, or
Dec 30, 2011 bad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buddhist-qigong
banned in russia by chinese communists (um what's up with that?)
has to be good!
Chrisy Trudeau
Jun 18, 2014 Chrisy Trudeau rated it it was amazing
If you are so fortunate, it will be the most important book you ever read. You should definitely have a read and find out if it is so :).
Mar 12, 2008 Nicholas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone (just about)
Recommended to Nicholas by: Brian Marple
By far the best book I have ever picked up. This book looks seriously at the important question of how to live your life and why. An excellent guide. I read it everyday.
Aug 09, 2012 Janine added it
Gives you hope for the future, and a whole sense of understanding the universe.
Feb 28, 2012 Sandeep rated it it was amazing
Excellent Book.
May 15, 2015 Ivy rated it did not like it
Shelves: dropped
I tried very hard to read this with a beginner's mind (i.e. with no judgment), but halfway through it, I really can't do it anymore.

There are so many logically fallacies in there, so many anecdotes based on poor understanding of world religions and physics in there that makes it very hard for me to TRUST this as a serious body of philosophical knowledge. He mentions things like Ica Stones and other artefacts that prove there was human intelligence in the pre-historic era. A simple Google search
Oct 27, 2008 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to David by: A Falun Dafa practitioner
This is another version of the book Zhuan Falun that I previously reviewed. Either version of Zhuan Falun is more than worth its weight in gold.

You can't find a treasure like this anywhere else.

Start reading now and begin to enrich your life in ways that you never dreamed possible.

Derek Padula
Aug 24, 2012 Derek Padula rated it it was amazing
The greatest non-fiction book I've ever read. It helps me discover my true self. What more is there to want?

The greatest fiction book would be The Divine Comedy, in case you're curious.
i read it everyday,the result of reading improves everytime!
this book is more important than everything in the world for me!
Nov 03, 2013 Shawn rated it it was amazing
Great Great Great
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after read this book, I dont want to read other books
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