(Minghui.org) The Minghui website published an editorial notice called “Notice Regarding Suing Jiang” on September 7, 2015. I would like to share my thoughts.
Master commented on the editorial,
“I hope that everyone will do as above.Master.”
I think by signing “Master,” Master is indicating that this is his requirement for his disciples. The editorial reads, “For practitioners who have been directly persecuted in mainland China, you can file a lawsuit using your real name.” The editorial and Master's comments suggest that Falun Dafa practitioners should sue Jiang on a large scale. Even those who haven't been directly persecuted in mainland China should be involved in this wave of lawsuits too.
According to statistics from the Minghui website, 175,936 Falun Gong practitioners or their family members have filed 148,010 lawsuits against Jiang from late May to Sept. 9 this year. A preliminary count indicates that 475 people filed 446 lawsuits on Sept. 9 alone.
The number of lawsuits seems large but in fact doesn't compare to the true number of practitioners that have been directly persecuted in China. Based on my understanding from the editorial, every Chinese practitioner who has been directly persecuted should file a lawsuit, and shouldn't fall behind the progress of Fa-rectification. In the famous story of a Taoist master who told his disciple to jump into a wine pot the master did not force his disciple to follow his instructions. It was a test of the disciple's faith.
Over the past few months we have seen increasing lawsuits against Jiang while the rampant persecution has decreased in many areas. Policemen and local authorities have begun to think twice before persecuting practitioners. When some were ordered to investigate the plaintiffs of the lawsuits many policemen ignored the order. Most of the practitioners who were arrested for filing lawsuits were released within days. It's a drastic change from previous persecution patterns. Those involved in carrying out the orders to persecute practitioners seem to have lost their backing and don't dare to detain practitioners for too long. On top of that ordinary people have expressed their support upon hearing that Jiang is being sued. People have taken this opportunity to learn the facts about Falun Gong.
I believe that the Fa-rectification has progressed to this stage because many Falun Gong practitioners have let go their attachment to life and death. Practitioners who spread the information about the lawsuits through phone calls, posters, and in person, are also fulfilling their historic missions. It's akin to a battle field. Without the support of a strong army in the back, it would be hard for soldiers to fight on the front lines. Every one of us should reflect upon how much we have done, and if we have let go our attachment to life and death.
The largest obstacle to this wave of lawsuits is the attachment of fear. We all know that we can't reach consummation without eliminating this attachment. But we should realize that Jiang's group has lost its ability to escalate the persecution.
“If one were to try to create again a climate of terror in which to temper Dafa disciples, it would no longer be possible, for there is not that much evil left.” (“20th Anniversary Fa Teaching”)
If we fail to step forward at this time when the evil forces have been weakened, in my understanding we won't qualify as Dafa disciples during the Fa-rectification period. More fellow practitioners who have been directly persecuted should step out to sue Jiang. It's our mission to expose the facts of the persecution and offer salvation to sentient beings.
The above is my limited understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.