Insights into Suing Jiang Zemin, After Reading Articles with Master's Comments
(Minghui.org) The first article I want to mention is “The Only Thing Falun Dafa Disciples Have a Role in Is Saving People ** With Teacher's Commentary”.
The author wrote: “However, every step of the way during Fa-rectification, there are some fellow practitioners who look at the Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings with human mentalities. They always wonder if we are competing with people and if we are getting involved with politics.”
The article mentioned several different periods, such as practitioners validating the Fa on Tiananmen Square in 1999, when Master instructed us to send forth righteous thoughts in 2001, and when the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published. Whenever Fa-rectification entered a new stage, some practitioners always looked at the change with human attachments.
It is 2015 now. Are there some practitioners who still do not understand what we are doing? If this is the case, I suggest that these people read this article.
“The fact is, those who can't step forward, regardless of the excuse, are concealing fear.”
The second article “Golden Buddha (With Master's Comments)” cites a story that was originally contained in another article on the Minghui website (“Treat Fa-Rectification Period Cultivation with the Cleanest and Purest Mind”). The story cited in the article highlights the issue of one's purity in their desire to cultivate. The story is as follows:
“A butcher ran into two people who were cultivating Buddhahood. The two people said that they were on their way to the West to see the Buddha, and they tried to convince the butcher to go with them.
“The butcher said, 'I'm just too filthy and not worthy. But please, take my sincere heart with you.' (This showed that even though this person's profession was not good, he still had the sincere heart to respect and long for the Buddha.) So the butcher took out his own heart and gave it to the two people. (This showed that the butcher had no reservations or doubts about his respect and longing for the Buddha.)
“The two people who were cultivating Buddhahood agreed and took his heart to the West. After they came into the Buddha's presence, the Buddha pointed to a giant pot filled with boiling water and asked them if they dared to jump in.
“The two people both felt a lot of hesitation, so they thought: Maybe it would be best to throw that heart into the pot and see what happens? (This showed that these two cultivators did not have complete faith in the Buddha's words and were still evaluating them with a human heart.) So they threw the butcher's heart into the pot, and it became a golden Buddha. (A reflection of the state of that person's inner being's realm.)
“Seeing this, the two people immediately jumped in, too. (This showed that these two people had very poor enlightenment quality and were stuck in the mentality of 'seeing is believing.' They only did what the Buddha said to do when they saw the gains they were after.) The outcome was that they became two pieces of fried dough, the reflection of their inner being's realm.” [“Golden Buddha(With Master's Comments)”]
In regards to suing Jiang Zemin, some practitioners are hesitating to file a criminal complaint against Jiang, due to the risk involved. Are they acting like the two monks who became two pieces of fried dough?
Master already affirmed suing Jiang Zemin. The complaint does require one's real name, address, phone number, and fingerprint. Isn't this like one jumping into a giant pot filled with boiling water, as in the story? When the persecution of Falun Gong started, what the evil wanted was this information. However, many practitioners have filed their lawsuits anyway. Their actions are like jumping into the giant pot filled with boiling water. If considered in the context of the story, such practitioners' inner realms have reached the level of the golden Buddha.
In contrast, many practitioners around me who filed lawsuits experienced improvements in their physical health and xinxing. Some had a breakthrough in the area of personal finances, and others saw different improvements. What was the cause? It may seem to be the same action on the surface, but the result could be very different depending on one's heart and motives.
Master's comment on the article about the Golden Buddha: “I suggest that all Dafa disciples read this article.”
A third article with a comment by Master is “Do Not Differentiate Between Fa-Rectification Projects; "A Great Way Has No Form" But Exists As a Whole (With Master's Comments”. In the article it reads:
“Recently fellow practitioners have gone through more sharing and reflection regarding lawsuits against the wicked perpetrators of the persecution. Through sharing, we found that whether Dafa practitioners participate or not, each individual practitioner's every thought is playing an important, decisive role.
“As a matter of fact, although we assign ourselves to different projects, the evil does not deal with us according to different projects. Every project tests us as a whole, and every project being successful or not manifests the attitude of our whole body towards that project.”
From the perspective of personal cultivation, suing Jiang Zemin is a test for every Dafa practitioner. What every practitioner encounters is related to their cultivation state and karma. (For example, some practitioners have not done well from the beginning; some practitioners lagged behind for a long time; some participated in the persecution by following the evil's orders during the persecution; some are a part of a third group of practitioners who need to get rid of their attachments and make a breakthrough to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa, and so on).
From another perspective, all those hindrances are hindrances for the Fa-rectification. Some practitioners have encountered interference when filing their lawsuits against Jiang. From this perspective, if we treat this interference as a personal issue, and let them fail in filing their lawsuit, we are weakening the strength of our effort against Jiang as one body.
Every lawsuit is one element of the one body and its strength, and we should not allow any interference to stop practitioners' complaints. This is a part of Fa-rectification, which includes rectifying the Fa in this human world.
Thus, it is not only related to personal cultivation. Each individual practitioner's every thought plays a decisive role in the results of suing Jiang as whole.