My Understanding of Using the Lawsuit against Jiang to Clarify the Truth
(Clearwisdom.net) I haven't done very well in cooperating to use the lawsuit against Jiang as a tool in clarifying the truth. I have discovered that the reason deep in my heart is that my understanding of the Fa is not in harmony with the current status of the Fa-rectification, and accordingly, I haven't paid enough attention to this issue.
At first, I really paid attention to the matter and I wanted to use the opportunity to clarify the truth together with fellow practitioners to save more sentient beings, to expose and eliminate the evil and to cooperate with other practitioners to improve together.
Therefore, months ago, I began to talk about the lawsuit while clarifying the truth. But I didn't meet with very much success. When I brought up the lawsuit against Jiang, some people would say, "With the various political movements over the years, such as fighting against the Rightists and the persecution of the student movement on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, we are so disheartened that we have become apathetic. Who cares about righteousness and evil?" Some laid-off workers said, "We struggle to barely feed ourselves. It's far beyond us to care about those things." Some even said, "America is too far away from us. It has nothing to do with us." Apathy is so terrible, and so widespread, it seemed. I could understand their suppressed mindsets, but I felt very frustrated by their indifference.
As a practitioner, I often tell myself, "Do not be moved by another's mind when clarifying the truth. Do not be concerned much about their attitude." However, I felt hesitant when facing people's attitudes of indifference and apathy.
After studying "Lecturing on and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference," I realized that we should not stress the result so much, but rather, the process while clarifying the truth, offering salvation to people and exposing the evil.
I used to tell others about various cultivation stories while clarifying the truth and the result was quite good. I thought that I could use this way to achieve the same result of saving people, and then not need to mention the lawsuit against Jiang. So I stopped bringing up the issue while clarifying the truth. In this way, I didn't understand the Fa in a perfect and harmonious way and, in fact, went to another extreme.
A fellow practitioner reminded me that although we should not focus on the result, the lawsuit presents a good opportunity to clarify the truth, and it should be made good use of. Missing such an opportunity, we may fall behind the Fa-rectification. It's not easy to create a good opportunity, especially this kind. Time is crucial. We should not miss any opportunity. Master said,
"For Dafa disciples as one entity, in the process of validating the Fa, when you work together in concert, the Fa power is great. ... Together there's a form, and separated there are particles."(From "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference")
To achieve the same objective, we may separate ourselves to accomplish various tasks as particles. When something requires the power of the whole body, we should act together as a whole and create a form. When we should have formed an entity but failed, or only loosely formed, the effectiveness would be decreased.
The fellow practitioner's words inspired me. I felt I wasn't quite clear on this issue and hadn't paid enough attention to it. At the time, I also noticed that there had been fewer articles about bringing Jiang to justice on the Clearwisdom website. As Dafa practitioners, if we are not concerned with this issue ourselves, how can we expect the world's people to care about it? Although people ultimately choose their own course and position themselves, the evils' lies, the maze of the human world and many other factors will interfere with them and may misdirect their decision. We should hold compassion in our hearts and help them clear away the evil interference. Through clarifying the truth, we can help them find their clear-minded side that knows the truth so they can make their choice after learning the facts. We cannot be too attached to any particular result. What they choose eventually is their own business. However, we have our responsibility during the process.
People value the principles of humanity. America is a country that values human rights. It is arranged to act in the role of international police in history and is a decisive and significant country. If America cannot make a right choice, it will affect many other countries.
The head of evils and its accomplices in the Chinese government know the importance of this lawsuit. The evil decayed ghosts in other dimensions know it as well. They all try very hard to protect the head of evils. How can we not pay attention to this lawsuit?
I think we should do our best to participate to whatever extent is possible, such as sending righteous thoughts and talking about the lawsuit and bringing Jiang to justice while clarifying the truth. We may or may not have opportunities to participate directly, but the most important aspect is how much our hearts focus on it. We should care about the lawsuit and be of one mind, do our best to participate, remind and help each other, cooperate well with each other, form an indestructible entity, and act as one body. The closer we are as an entity, the fewer loopholes we have, and the more powerful we are.
"In order for anything to have a foothold in this world, to be able to hold up, and establish itself, there has to be a key factor: It has to form a field in this dimension, a field that's of material existence."
(From Falun Buddha Fa Lecture at the Conference in Europe)
We can start ourselves by writing and publishing articles on Clearwisdom and in other public media to clarify the truth and to expose the crimes committed by Jiang (for example, the persecution and genocide of Falun Gong, using public funds and all kinds of bait to induce people to go against their conscience and righteousness.). Through our effort, we can bring more public attention to the issue and bring more people to talk about the case so as to form a righteous field. Eventually, the evils will lose the field that their lives depend on.
I haven't done very well in cooperating to use the lawsuit against the head of evils as a tool in clarifying the truth. I hope other fellow practitioners will share their experiences on this issue to inspire us together. Thank you.
Above is just the understanding from my own shallow level. Bring it up to share with others. Please point out anything improper.
May 26, 2003