(Clearwisdom.net) A few months ago, I asked a five or six year old child whether he knew about Falun Gong. After thinking for a moment, he replied, "Illegal." I felt very sad even after I told him the true story about Falun Gong, because such a little child had been poisoned by the lies. But the child's words awakened me. Speaking for myself, though I have some knowledge about laws and have clarified the truth to many people, in facing ordinary people's questions, I always felt lacking when discussing from the legal perspective. I was not too clear on which laws the evil was violating, so the legal issues on which I could base my clarifying the truth were not clear either. I didn't have a clear understanding of the above issues until I read some articles on Clearwisdom about utilizing legal means to resist and expose the persecution. I realized that I had been unwilling to analyze and look into things from the legal perspective. I also thought that study of the law would be useless because the persecution would never follow the law. Also, I thought that in China these things concerned only Dafa practitioners. These notions had all encouraged a rampant arrogance in the evil. The evil therefore dared to "create the law" to persecute Dafa practitioners (Actually, the Ministry of Public Security's "six prohibitions" violates the constitution, and it is invalid). Many ordinary people who do not know the truth frequently state, "What you are doing is illegal." They regard our truth clarification as an "underground movement," our flyers as "anti-revolutionary flyers," our behavior as anti-government, and so on.
For these reasons, clarifying the truth from the legal perspective becomes especially important. We should help people understand that persecuting Falun Gong violates our nation's Constitution and the law. Jiang Zemin and his followers, who controlled all of the state's resources to persecute Falun Gong, are the ones breaking the law, and the line of attack during the persecution is illegal and criminal. Dafa practitioners' clarifying the truth is reasonable and legitimate. In order to achieve this, we need to get to know some basic legal knowledge. This will be advantageous to us in both utilizing legal means to protect our legitimate rights and interests, and in utilizing legal arguments to speak against the persecution and clarify the truth.
From the law of the universe, all the destructive behavior used against Dafa are the real crimes, and all must receive just consequences for their evil conduct. From the present Chinese law, we can also fully clarify the fact that the persecution of Dafa practitioners is illegal, and the practitioners' efforts to clarify the truth are legitimate. After enduring so much political upheaval and movements in the past few generations, Chinese people dare not even think about taking up legal means to punish the corrupt authorities who bring disaster to the nation and the people, because they are used to thinking that in China, "political power is above the law." However, in today's world, the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang and his followers is by no means a fight among the people, but an arrogant persecution that totally disregards the law.
"Some people say: 'While a Tao is one foot tall, a demon would be one yard high.' That is a false statement made by everyday people. A demon will never be higher than a Tao" (Zhuan Falun).
As Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples, we are involved in the creation of history, the creation of the future. We must get rid of all the old notions that the old forces imposed upon us. Since that the evil dares to employ legal forms to persecute Dafa, and moreover dares to blatantly violate Chinese law and the international agreements signed by China in its persecution of Dafa disciples, we must make full use of legal means to resist them.
Teacher also said,
"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."("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe").
If all Dafa disciples can understand the illegality of the Jiang group's persecution of Dafa, and proactively utilize the legal framework to clarify the truth and oppose the persecution, then the human world's law will definitely punish them. In addition, the main body of Dafa disciples is in Mainland China, and all overseas Dafa disciples' actions revolve around the main body. Once the Chinese realize from the legal aspects that the evil's persecution is in fact illegal, combined with the protest of the overseas disciples, a formidable field will be formed and thus push forward the process of bringing the evil to justice.
"...all that you are doing is for the sentient beings, and all that you are doing is creating the future." ("Congratulatory Statement to the New York Fa Conference")
I realize that utilizing the law to clarify the truth and bringing the guilty parties to trial is just one form of opposing the persecution and working toward the salvation of all sentient beings. We should not be attached to any particular form of everyday people. We just need to make good use of it, that's all.
I am not a legal professional. I hope that fellow practitioners can point out with compassion if I have made any errors in my understanding.