(Clearwisdom.net) I recently read on the Internet that Dafa practitioners in different areas had been hiring lawyers to defend fellow practitioners in court. I would like to share my understanding regarding this issue.

Hiring a lawyer provides the opportunity to demonstrate that practicing Falun Dafa is not against the law, and that when the Chinese Communist regime arrests a Dafa practitioner, this action has no legal basis and is itself illegal. Demonstrating this can help people understand the unscrupulous and malicious nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This is a good thing because it helps us to validate the Fa, clarify the truth, and save sentient beings.

As cultivators, however, we should look at everything from the perspective of the Fa. Civil law is meant to regulate the conduct of ordinary people, who are bound to obey it. Falun Dafa practitioners, on the other hand, are cultivators. We are bound, not only by the civil law, but also by the even higher standard of Falun Dafa. Each of our actions conforms to the fundamental standard of Dafa.

When a lawyer defends a practitioner in court, he or she explains that the practitioner has not violated the law. Nevertheless, a judge who works for the CCP can still convict and sentence the practitioner. What is the reason? On the surface, the CCP is an unscrupulous party that does not obey the law. If you ask a scoundrel to uphold justice for you, he will most likely do something deceitful. But illegally sentencing a practitioner is actually the result of the evil in another dimension interfering with and persecuting the practitioner. It is not the decision of a judge, who is an ordinary person; it is the evil taking advantage of the loopholes in our xinxing, and the result is the persecution.

Hiring a lawyer is a good thing, but we should not depend too heavily on ordinary lawyers, nor on ordinary people's laws. It is Teacher and Dafa that truly protect us. When we do what is righteous, we are under Teacher's protection, and no one can dare to persecute us. The only way to defeat the old force arrangements is to have faith in Teacher and the Fa. Let us walk steadfastly on the cultivation path arranged by Teacher. Do the three things well in a comprehensive way. Let us elevate our xinxing in the Fa and eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts. Clarify the truth about Falun Dafa in order to save sentient beings. If we do all these things well, we will be able to end this persecution.