Save Sentient Beings by Making Use of the Laws in China
(Clearwisdom.net) As we have learned from the Fa principles, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and everything associated with it have been carefully arranged by the old forces to conduct this so-called test of Falun Dafa. Communist laws are no exception. Jiang's regime and the Communist Party have colluded in their persecution against Falun Dafa and practitioners. They have used the law as an excuse for the persecution, but they have never followed any law.
In the five years of persecution, the CCP has jailed, detained, cruelly tortured and mentally abused Falun Dafa practitioners. Practitioners have been deprived of the right to present any legal defense. Practitioners who have filed lawsuits against the authorities have been sentenced to prison. Unwittingly, the Chinese public has developed the notion that the CCP is not going to abide by the law, so there's no point in going through the legal process provided by law. In fact, however, the laws in China, just like laws overseas, can also be used by practitioners to clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Based on a November 2004 Clearwisdom.net report, 241 Falun Gong practitioners' family members in China sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice branch of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, and the Judicial Bureau of Hunan Province, which presides over all the prefectural levels of the Procuratorate and Judicial Bureau of Hunan Province. The letter was sent in order to expose the cruel torture that their relatives have suffered at the hands of lawless guards headed by Zi Wei, who is the deputy director of Chishan Prison in the city of Yuanjiang, Hunan Province. The signatories strongly requested that the authorities bring to justice the guards who are responsible for the torture, based on China's Criminal Law, Labor Law and Prison Law (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/11/26/54955.html). Several days later it was reported that seven more practitioners' family members bravely signed their names to the letter. In December, Clearwisdom.net reported that 76 more family members signed their names. The total number of signatures has reached 324.
"He has never considered that the law also applies to himself in return"
In fact, Teacher said on March 22, 1997, in Falun Buddha Law (Lectures in the U.S. - Teaching the Fa at a New York Meeting) a long time ago,
"Eventually the laws can offer no way out. Lawmakers all want to regulate others; they haven't thought about how the laws in turn regulate them as well. Humans are suffering because of what they've created for themselves--isn't that the way it is? That's why you shouldn't follow the current of the distortion of society's values, drift with the tide, or push the waves--'Since everyday people want to do it this way, we'll follow their lead.' [This is] why I say we can't be like everyday people. Everyday people can't see these things."
Using the law as pretense, the CCP has falsified charges against Falun Dafa and practitioners in order to carry out the persecution. This has been caused by evil factors. If the evil factors are eliminated, China's law will "in return" punish the evildoers. Everyday people cannot see this. They think the CCP is still in power, and it takes advantage of the law to persecute Falun Dafa. As Fa-rectification practitioners, we cannot look at it this way. We have to negate this entire arrangement to validate the Fa. We can turn the law made by the evil forces into something to suffocate the evil and clarify the truth.
Talk to sentient beings about the law and let the evil be punished by it
For over five years since the persecution started, the police, Procuratorate, and court system have been used in the persecution against Falun Dafa. Many people in this system have not yet learned the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Their minds are still filled with the evil lies perpetrated by the Jiang faction. As the Fa-rectification progresses, the behind-the-scenes factors are being eliminated in droves. It is thus necessary that we offer these people the opportunity to learn the truth about Falun Dafa.
The countless Dafa practitioners who are under persecution in China are all law-abiding citizens. The law should protect them. However, in the past few years, they and their families have suffered severe persecution. Some have even lost their lives. If Falun Dafa practitioners or their family members make use of the facts and follow the legal process, bring up the issue of compensation, demand a review of the orchestrated show trials, and file civil and criminal lawsuits, it will not only expose and suffocate the evil, but it will also help those people who are involved in these legal processes to understand and spread the truth.
An approach that leads to the entire population stepping forward to oppose the persecution
Teacher said in the article, "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference,"
"... the people of the world are becoming more and more aware. People will come to you on their own to hear about the true situation, and people will come to you on their own to learn our practice. That's about to happen, and in Mainland China the entire population is going to step forward to oppose the persecution."
When complaints and lawsuits are brought up, it will involve many participants in numerous organizations, including work units, neighborhood administration offices, police stations, police departments, detention centers, labor camps, prisons, psychiatric facilities, etc. When facing the judgment of law, everybody will come to realize that only by definitely exposing the evil and opposing the persecution can they redeem the crimes of the past in exchange for the hope of the future. Even if no justice is served at the moment, the evildoers will realize that the victims are tracking the crimes, which serves the purpose of suffocating the evil.
If more and more Falun Dafa practitioners and their families take action similar to that of suing perpetrators at Chishan Prison in Ruanjiang, Hunan Province, and file lawsuits against more and more criminals, this will turn into an important approach leading to the opposition of the persecution among the entire population.
Stick to the basis of clarifying the truth and offering salvation to sentient beings
Teacher said in the new article, "In Fa-Rectification Your Thoughts Have to be Righteous, Not Human,"
"What are you really cultivating for, then? ...To achieve something for the side of Dafa disciples that's in the human world? Or to merely have the world bring justice to Dafa disciples in the human world? Did I impart the Fa to you to accomplish something for human society? What I am doing is leading you toward godhood in cultivation, leading your understanding, little by little, out of humanness and beyond that of man, and the goal is to lead you to Consummation and the ascension of your being."
As Fa-rectification practitioners, throughout the entire effort of opposing the persecution, we are not simply doing it for alleviating our own suffering. When we file complaints and lawsuits by using the laws in China, we are doing it not only to punish the evil and to regain fair treatment, but because we need to treat sentient beings with compassion.
Because it is cultivation, we are not attached to the results of filing complaints or lawsuits. When executing this task, each practitioner's path will also be different. At the same time, the basis of clarifying the truth and offering salvation to sentient beings remains the same for all of us.
December 5, 2004