Elevating My Mindset While Filing a Criminal Complaint against Jiang Zemin
(Minghui.org) “Take legal action against Jiang Zemin? Filing complaints using our real names and a copy of our IDs?” I asked in surprise after I heard two fellow practitioners talking about filing criminal complaints against Jiang. I practice Falun Gong, but I did not participate in group study. I was in a state of not being diligent, but not giving up.
“Yes, didn't you know? Practitioners are filing criminal complaints against Jiang!” said a fellow practitioner.
I was stunned. I suddenly understood that this was the next stage and it is meant to save sentient beings. However, because I did not diligently study the Fa, my thought karma said, “Is this true? Personal information may leak out. It will be hard to explain this to my family. The lawsuit will not work as the persecution is still going on.”
I strongly denied the thoughts and reminded myself that they were not from my true self. I thought about the lawsuit with righteous thoughts and suddenly understood the importance of taking legal action.
I thought it over after the fellow practitioners left. No one knew my mother and I were Falun Gong practitioners unless we told them. For years, my mother and I avoided the persecution and quietly practiced Falun Gong at home. We got used to practicing in peace, and our attachments to comfort and selfishness grew, as well as the mentality of fear that is hard to detect if not challenged.
Taking legal action against Jiang means that we are openly stating that we are Falun Gong practitioners. Thus if we are harboring the mentality of fear it’s exposed. Participation in the lawsuit is important. It is an opportunity for us to validate that we are dignified Falun Gong practitioners.
Righteous Thoughts Based on the Correct Starting Point
Master Li taught us in Zhaun Falun, “Great tides wash away the sand, that’s how cultivation is, and what’s left is true gold.” Initially, when reading this I only thought about how I wanted to be gold instead of sand. Now I see the selfish pursuit that was hidden behind this thought.
My conversation with fellow practitioners let me see the root cause of not having a correct starting point: selfishness. I thought we could reach consummation by passing tests. With this in mind, I had decided to file a complaint against Jiang.
It seemed like I was doing the right thing, but my starting point was selfishness. Master taught us to get rid of selfishness and to think of others first. I came here to save sentient beings. I practice well to assist Master during Fa-rectification. I endure hardship and correct myself to save more sentient beings.
Trusting Master and the Fa Brings the Miraculous
To eliminate my attachment to comfort and be effective during the lawsuit against Jiang, I asked Master, “Master, give me three days!” I focused on eliminating my mentality of fear and strengthened my righteous thoughts every day.
I was very sleepy and lay down. I fell asleep and had a vivid dream: a movie was about to start. I was walking back and forth outside holding my ticket. Suddenly I noticed that my watch was ten minutes slow! I quickly entered the theater with my husband. The movie had already started, and it was very touching.
I suddenly woke up. I excitedly realized that it was Master's hint and encouragement. The final elimination of evil forces has begun. Time does not wait, but I was lagging behind the Fa-rectification. I became determined to participate in the lawsuit.
I organized my thoughts and finished writing the complaint. My mother and I went to the post office and mailed it to the Supreme People's Procuratorate. We received the confirmation delivery receipt the next day. That night, when I sent righteous thoughts, my whole body seemed to be filled with new energy. The energy coming from my hands was strong too.
Since then, it seemed like my cultivation advanced to a new level. I began participating in group Fa-study and clarifying the truth to people on the street. I also started making phone calls to inform people of the persecution. For the first time, I was able to sit in meditation for a whole hour. I could sense that great Master helped me to catch up with the progress of Fa-rectification. My gratitude is beyond words.
Only Righteous Thoughts Can Eliminate Evil
The lawsuit against Jiang is to raise awareness among everyday people and save more sentient beings while eliminating the evil forces. It is an arrangement that Dafa practitioners must carry out. Whatever barrier there is when participating in the lawsuit, one needs to look inward and overcome it. When you can differentiate your true self from any interfering thoughts, the evil cannot interfere with you and will be eliminated.
In addition, I truly experienced that it is important to have a correct starting point to eliminate interference. We need to eliminate the attachment and the evil forces, not to just remove the interference they brought us. For example, having a mentality of fear can lead us to be afraid of leaking personal information, interference from family members or harassment by perpetrators when filing the complaint against Jiang. So we need to eliminate the fear mentality, not just to get rid of the interference. All interference would be gone once the root of the fear mentality has been eliminated. Master taught us in Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s) (Essentials for Further Advancement II), “All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it.”