Getting Rid of Unrighteous Thoughts In Suing Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) Over 134,000 people have submitted law suits against Jiang Zemin for his role in the persecution of Falun Gong. However, the number is much lower than the number of practitioners in Mainland China. From my own experiences and my discussions with other practitioners, I have observed unrighteous thoughts regarding suing Jiang.
As practitioners, we should get rid of our attachments and bad thoughts and also reject the old forces' participation in the Fa-rectification. That way, we don't give them any chance to take advantage of our unrighteous thoughts to interfere with Fa-rectification.
I started writing my lawsuit in May. Because I didn't know the correct format for filing a legal complaint, I didn't mail it out until other practitioners provided a standard format in June. This showed my attachment of waiting for and relying on others.
I also was afraid and worried about my family, which caused me to hesitate on mailing out the lawsuit. When those thoughts emerged, I knew that they would weaken my determination and negatively impact me.
So I told myself, “What is there to be afraid of? Write the filing and mail it out! Eliminate the evil!”
When I asked some practitioners why they haven't written their lawsuits yet, some answered, “It does not apply to me. I haven't been persecuted.”
Actually, they simply didn't see the true nature of the persecution. They filed the lawsuit once they understood the nature of the persecution and how it affected every one of us.
“Oh,” said some other practitioners, “I was scared, so I didn't write it.” This showed an attachment to fear.
Some practitioners filed lawsuits, but told their family members (who are also practitioners) not to file.
“If I get arrested due to the lawsuit, that's fine. I am already old. But my son and daughter-in-law are still young. They should not file lawsuits,” said one of these practitioners.
In this case, the practitioner acknowledged that whoever files the lawsuit will be persecuted. He also tried to arrange the future for his son and daughter-in-law. He acted out of his attachments, but not his righteous thoughts.
There was also some rumors floating around that the Supreme People's Procuratorate would return all of the complaints filed against Jiang, and turn in the names and addresses of those who had filed them to local police departments.
According to insiders, the authorities in Heilongjiang were plotting a new wave of arrest of practitioners who filed lawsuits against Jiang.
Upon hearing this, some practitioners decided to leave Heilongjiang Province to avoid the intensified campaign against Falun Gong, and they planned to stay away from home until the new campaign dies down.
Some practitioners even said, “Let's transfer all materials from truth-clarification material sites out. I heard that the authorities will only detain practitioners for 15 days if they don't find any Falun Gong materials, but they'll sentence us to five to ten years in prison if they do find such materials.”
These thoughts are not based on Master's plans and Master wouldn't acknowledge such things. We should negate and eliminate those thoughts. How could we follow the old force arrangements so readily? Also, the evil is in another dimension. Are we truly safe if we fly to Shanghai or Beijing?
Master said in “All for This Day,” Hong Yin Vol III:
“Beyond time and space I vigorously rectify the FaDespite the huge ordeals my will never bendsAmidst crazed evil, I never lose my wayI regard eliminating the evil as whisking dust awayWhen disciples walk righteously the path of DafaTheir light illumines the world, purging evil completelyDiligent disciples—plum blossoms in winter’s chillThe eons of hardship were all for this day”
Should we be scared of dust when cleaning a room? Will the dust eat us? Then why should we be scared of the current situation? We have gone through so many huge tribulations. Especially now, near the end of things, we should be braver than ever – do not disappoint all the sentient beings who came for this Fa.
We should let go all kinds of “me” in our thoughts. That “me” is the selfishness of the old universe. Master wants unselfish enlightened beings. The path to get there is narrow, but it will lead us to wonderful things.
Once we are clear in our mind, we may also see other me's in our thoughts: showing off, laziness, competition... I know we should eliminate all of them. An enlightened being in the Fa-rectification period should not have any “me” in his mind.
Please point out any shortcomings you may see!