Thoughts on Suing Former Chinese Leader Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) The number of Falun Gong practitioners in China filing lawsuits against Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin is increasing. As far as I'm aware, many practitioners have already mailed in their criminal complaints, and many others are in the process of writing theirs.
There are many practitioners, however, who are simply observing. Some don't plan to file a complaint. I would like to share my personal understanding on this.
Suing Jiang Zemin
As early as June 1999, just before the persecution began two months later, a practitioner asked Master,
“Master, please tell us, when Jesus was about to be crucified, what were all of his disciples doing? Master, please relay this to people around the world and in the heavens: We Dafa disciples will absolutely not allow such a thing to happen.” ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.")
So many practitioners let go of the attachment to life and death after July 1999 and went to Beijing to protest the persecution. Over 10 years have passed. We have never been able to speak up for ourselves in public in China.
The end of the Fa-rectification is nearing, and Master has paved the road for us. Suing Jiang Zemin, the main culprit in the persecution, is now needed for the Fa-rectification. Isn't it the same as going to Beijing to protest at the beginning of the persecution? We don't even need to travel. We just need our hearts and a pen.
What does it mean to sue Jiang? In my view, it is another opportunity Master is giving us Dafa practitioners to end the persecution and establish mighty virtue.
Why are some practitioners simply observing or not planning to file a criminal complaint against Jiang? In my view, the reason is just one word: fear. However, fear is not just a word. What are the factors behind the fear? What attachments is the fear covering up?
These practitioners may be harboring the fear of being persecuted, the attachment to comfort, the status quo, or the fear of losing family members' support and understanding. They may be concerned about having their lives disrupted, about grandchildren being without care, about the the fields on the farms being short of hands, etc. All of these fears actually stem from the attachment to self.
Every practitioner cultivates in a different environment. That means we face different attachments we need to relinquish.
Some practitioners don't mention the attachments listed above because such attachments should not be an issue anymore, especially at the current stage of the Fa-rectification. However, such attachments do exist among practitioners. Some don't even know that these are attachments.
Master taught us in “True Cultivation” in Essentials for Further Advancement: “Can you bring to heaven the things deep down inside that you cannot let go of?”
Master also said in “Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” in Essentials for Further Advancement II, “If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist.”
Master said in Zhuan Falun: “In fact, let me tell everyone that matter and mind are one thing.”
Have we assimilated the teachings above? Whichever layer of beings our mind aligns with, that level of beings can influence us. Once we let go of fear and do what we should do with dignity, no problems will occur. However, if we do things with fear or concerns or doubts, then problems will appear.
What is fear? Isn't fear the dividing line between a human and a god?
Some of my attachments have become stronger during the persecution. For example, my fear increased after being illegally detained several times. Such fear has been holding me back from advancing diligently.
We have to use our real names to file a criminal complaint. Isn't this a great opportunity to remove our fear? This opportunity is precious and may not last long. Once the trial of Jiang Zemin starts, the cultivation environment in China will be even more relaxed. Maybe the Fa will start to rectify the human world. Then our opportunity to remove fear may cease to exist.
Let's review Master's Fa in “Digging Out the Roots” in Essentials for Further Advancement:
“You cannot always rely on me to bring you up to a higher level while you, yourself do not move. Only after the Fa is explicitly stated do you make a move. If it is not taught clearly, you do not move, or move backward. I cannot recognize such behavior as cultivation practice. At the crucial moment when I ask you to break away from humanness, you do not follow me. Each opportunity will not occur again. Cultivation practice is a serious matter. The distance has become greater and greater. It is extremely dangerous to add anything human to cultivation practice. In fact, it is also fine to just be a good person. But you must be clear that you choose your own path.”
What is a criminal complaint? In my understanding, it is a report we submit to Master. It contains the details of the persecution we experienced.
Complaints Being Archived by Minghui
We all know that the Minghui website is our home in the human world. In this big family, Master has prepared a seat for each Dafa practitioner. Are we taking our seat when our complaints are archived by Minghui? For those who haven't filed theirs, are their seats vacant?
In “Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference:”
“Disciple: I’d like to ask Master to please talk to us about the deeper meanings of “The Great Way has no form,” and about Minghui.org, and the Dafa Association, suing the head demon…
Master: Indeed, it should be sued (enthusiastic applause from the disciples); all of humanity should sue it. It has harmed all Chinese people, as well as many people in other regions all over the world. So many people are going to be dragged into Hell because of its lies.”
Master has told us clearly. I hope that all Dafa practitioners will work together to end the persecution with our divine power.
Above is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.