Opposing Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong Is Saving People
December 19, 2000
(Clearwisdom.net) Fellow practitioners have already raised many inspiring points from their deliberation about the enactment of Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong. Our local Fa-study group has also summarized a few points to share with fellow practitioners at this critical time.
- Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong is directly targeted to persecute Dafa by the evil forces. Should it be enacted, Falun Dafa in Hong Kong would face immediate danger of being "banned." As Dafa disciples, we must firmly oppose it. No matter what methods we deploy, be it sending faxes, writing letters, sending emails or clarifying the true motive of Jiang's evil group to the Hong Kong government and the people through joint efforts of various social sectors, we are all contesting the evil. However, we should not become attached to what is happening in society on the surface, and we should quickly become even more mature in this test.
- The evil forces are already very weak; then how could they still exert
their despotic power on Hong Kong, to enact this evil article while in their
death throes? The evil hates Dafa just as poison would harm people, and this
time, their motive is thinly veiled. Among everyday people, the consultation
procedure of the Hong Kong government conveys such a message: Regardless of
the public opinions, Article 23 "Anti-Subversion Law" will be enacted. The
explanation of Article 23 by Hong Kong Union of Lawyers made it even clearer
to people that this evil article is aimed at everyone. This is because the
closer the evil approaches their end, the more aggressive and rampant they
become and they will harm people regardless of the consequences.
Master talked about two issues in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A." One is that many practitioners still have a human mentality and place their hope on everyday people and on the representatives of the evil forces in the human society, expecting some "natural phenomena" to appear. The other one is that practitioners do not cooperate very well and they are lacking the immense tolerance and understanding that enlightened beings demonstrate in their conduct. Not long after Master's Fa-lecture given in Philadelphia, the enactment of Article 23 of the Basic Law in Hong Kong became a prominent issue. This is in fact another opportunity for Dafa disciples to truly rectify the above-mentioned two shortcomings in the process of us opposing evil Article 23. This incident is the touchstone to see if we Dafa disciples will become more mature according to the Fa that Master has taught us, and if we can truly become noble and dignified Fa-rectification Dafa disciples.
- In the process of opposing Article 23 Legislation, many people have
stood up. This "Anti-Subversion Law" is in fact a denial of the policy of
"one country, two systems." In the eyes of Dafa disciples, Article 23 is the
direct persecution of Dafa, while in the eyes of Gods, a being's attitude
towards Article 23 is positioning him or herself. We are very pleased to see
so many people stepping forward to oppose the enactment of Article 23 by
Hong Kong government (manipulated by Jiang's political gang in Mainland
China). These people come from all walks of life, from journalists,
financers to people in religious service, from people in education
profession, librarians to other ordinary citizens; they are all opposed to
Due to the slanders and lies against Dafa by the evil forces in the past three years, many people have acquired a wrong understanding about Dafa, and many of them may not be able to distinguish between "right and wrong" when directly facing Falun Dafa. However, on the issue of opposing Article 23, many people are able to see the nature of the evil clearly and have chosen to stand on the side of Dafa. These lives may truly be saved. This is Master's immense benevolence towards sentient beings, and for sentient beings this is also one of the few last chances to be saved.
- By regulations, the consultation period stipulated by the Hong Kong government will end on December 24, 2002, the article will then be submitted to the Legislative Council for further discussion, and the enactment of the article will be put into effect by mid 2003. These are arrangements of the evil forces. Will they affect the progress of Fa-rectification? Not at all. This incident is in itself being used the other way around for Dafa disciples to become even more mature in their last stage of Fa-rectification cultivation and for saving sentient beings. As Fa-rectification Dafa disciples, we really should make the best use of this opportunity to clarify the truth to people and help more people to make the right choice.
The above few points are our limited understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.