Membership Rivalry (Orange papers, 让信徒免费长时间工作, 橙色文件)

While Ciro Santilli (三西猴, anti-CCP fanatic, 反中共狂热, stupid cunt, 傻屄, CIA agent, CIA特工, 肏你妈的) hasn’t personally witnessed any malicious internal competition in Falun Gong, this does make the more interesting point that:

Members vie with one another for the guru's attention, and for status within the group. Everyone is trying to become part of the favored inner circle. The leader plays the members off against each other in order to maintain his hold over the cult.

and this is very true. Because since you, everything is a lie you don’t get the promised goods, and the only thing that is left for you to actually get is the guru’s attention and the social status associated with it.

The inner circle status mechanic is also closed related to Careful control of your image (Orange Papers, 小心控制你的形象, 橙色文件), see the Vissarion video.

Some inner circle mechanics are also well shown in Wild Wild Country (2017, 大师_(电影)) through Sheela.