(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is an evil specter that opposes heaven, earth, and the universe. The Party culture, which fully displays the CCP's evil nature, has brainwashed the Chinese people without letup for more than 50 years and has distorted the Chinese people's moral standards.
The Party culture is based on atheism. The philosophy of struggle is its core principle. Mao Zedong said, "With 800 million people, how can it work without struggle?" Mao also said, "Struggling with humanity is endless joy" and "I will not attack unless I am attacked and I will certainly attack if I am attacked." Actually, with the mentality of "struggling with humanity is endless joy," how can a person "not attack?" Such a person "will certainly attack" whenever the opportunity arises.
Traditional culture believes in the unity of heaven and humanity. Everything on earth harmonizes and co-exists with heaven and earth. Reflected in society, this philosophy teaches that people should live harmoniously with each other and that "harmony is precious." Reflected in family, this philosophy teaches such things as "Fathers should be kind and children should be filial," "Everything will be smooth when the family is harmonious," "People should be tolerant towards each other," "The heart of a prime minister is broad enough for a boat to pass," "Peace and calm can be gained by tolerance for a short duration," "A person should look inward when in a conflict," and "Every day I examine myself three times."
However, the Party culture has totally distorted the Chinese people's thoughts. As cultivators living in Mainland China, we inevitably also carry the mentality of struggle. This mentality of struggle could be reflected in our work and daily lives.
In Zhuan Falun, Teacher says,
"Nowadays, whether in a state-run company or in other enterprises in this country, interpersonal conflicts have become very unique. In other countries and throughout history, this phenomenon has never occurred. Consequently, conflicts over self-interest are shown to be particularly intense. People play mind games and compete for a tiny bit of personal gain; the thoughts they have and the tricks they use are very vicious. Even being a good person is difficult."
If a cultivator has these kinds of bad thoughts, he or she may also behave like that, though it may not always be obvious.
This mentality of struggle also affects our cultivation. Teacher says,
"During the process of transforming karma, to keep yourself under control--unlike an everyday person who would mess things up--you should always maintain a heart of benevolence and a mind of kindness. If you suddenly bump into a problem, you will be able to take care of it properly. When you always maintain a heart of benevolence and compassion, you will have time or room to buffer the confrontation and think, should a problem arise suddenly. If you always think about competing with others and fighting back and forth, I would say that you will start a fight with others whenever there is a problem--this is guaranteed." (Zhuan Falun) When facing conflicts, we should examine ourselves. But if we hold any mentality of struggle, it will be very difficult to examine ourselves and very easy to blame other people.
This mentality of struggle is also related to jealousy. Teacher says, "mutual disrespect and not eliminating the attachment to competition can both easily lead to jealousy." (Zhuan Falun)The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party describes the Chinese Communist Party as "extremely selfish" and "very brutal." My understanding is that the mentality of struggle also reflects a person's selfishness, ego, and lack of thoughtfulness. According to traditional culture, you should not "do unto others what you don't want others to do unto you."
Recently, The Epoch Times published a series called, "Disintegrate Party Culture," which is very inspiring. I realized that people may carry some imperceptible notions which are actually the Party culture's, including the mentality of struggle. The Party culture is an anti-universe force. We must disintegrate the Party culture in our thoughts, too.