My Understandings About Rescuing Imprisoned Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Master does not look at how many sins we have committed in history. He looks only at our hearts. This is also the case for our clarifying the facts to the world's people; that is, what is critical is not how many wicked beings have been eliminated, but how we have corrected our minds so we can exhibit even more compassion in saving people, including those who are deemed to be extremely wicked. Falun Gong practitioners have been using their compassion to help enlighten people, including those who have committed monstrous crimes. Think about it, even for the evildoers within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its diehard followers who have been persecuting innocent practitioners, Master has also given them numerous opportunities, until they eventually went on the path of taking the Law of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance as their enemy. Therefore, in the course of our rescuing imprisoned practitioners, the first thing that we should understand from the Fa is how to treat everyone we meet, including those wicked individuals who are deemed by us to be extremely vicious.
These vicious individuals are, in fact, also people; it is only that they are under an evil influence; they have accepted too many wrong thoughts, which, together with interference from their post-natal notions about fame, self-interest, and sentimentality, have caused them to generate vicious thoughts of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. The evil existing in other dimensions has taken advantage of this weakness of theirs and they have taken the path of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Master told us a long time ago that if people truly understood the facts, they would have not dared to persecute Falun Gong practitioners even if this meant they would otherwise be beaten to death. Therefore, as long as people are still living, they have opportunities for repenting and becoming good. During our resisting the persecution, we need to let people know that they have been manipulated by the evil, and as long as they can repent and change themselves, they still have hope. Therefore, in helping to rescue those detained fellow practitioners, this has, in fact, given us the opportunity to meet these perpetrators face-to-face and clarify the facts about Falun Gong. We need to utilize this opportunity to save those who have participated in the persecution, while rescuing the imprisoned practitioners. We need to try our best to awaken their conscience, help them have righteous thoughts, enable them to break free from the control of the CCP and its evil influence and once again take a moral, humane path.
No matter how much maltreatment and humiliation Dafa practitioners have endured and no matter how difficult the path, these tribulations are neither what we want nor what we are proud of. Our goal is to save as many people as we can. Our genuine mighty virtue is only reflected in the salvation of all people, which is the oath we have made before Master. If none of the people were eliminated and all of them were saved, wouldn't this be our greatest virtue? Isn't this what Master wants? Therefore, during the process of rescuing imprisoned practitioners, what we need to do is to help minimize the persecution of the practitioners, and in the meantime, remember that we come to rescue all beings, not just rescue one imprisoned fellow practitioner.
In order to rescue fellow practitioners, we must go through a process. This process includes cooperation among the practitioners inside and outside the prisons. It includes the imprisoned practitioners keeping righteous thoughts in front of the evil perpetrators in prisons and negating any forms of persecution directed toward them. It includes practitioners continuously sending forth righteous thoughts in order to eliminate the evil existing in other dimensions. It also includes giving out, on a large scale, the fact-clarification materials in evil environments. This, in turn, will help more and more people realize the nature of the evil and continuously become awakened to the truth about Falun Gong. Thinking about it further, if those working for the prisons and labor camps got to know the facts about Falun Gong during the process of our rescuing the practitioners, perhaps they would start to resist the evil's orders and turn to help Falun Gong practitioners. If under the effort of the practitioners and those working in prisons, the world's people start to wake up and the whole society starts to actively oppose the persecution, doesn't it better validate the Fa and eliminate the evil? I believe that the resistance is not because of how evil the people are, it is because we have not yet done enough.
We are Master's disciples and we have adequate wisdom. I hope that those practitioners, who are being persecuted by the evil, do not think that they are supposed to suffer or passively accept the evil persecution. They should send forth righteous thoughts, validate the Fa with their supernormal capabilities, and move the world's people with their compassion. I also hope that the practitioners outside the prisons and labor camps do not assume that this has nothing to do with them. We are all linked together and live for the same mission, although our specific situations might be different. To enable the world's people to understand the facts, we should do well what we need to do. Only through cooperation among all Falun Gong practitioners can we disintegrate the evil in other dimensions and save more people.
June 20, 2007