Group Fa Study Instrumental to Looking Inward and Gaining Righteous Thoughts
(Minghui.org) After I moved to a new home, I suffered a leg injury and lost contact with my fellow practitioners for about two years. I felt lonely and experienced difficulties, but I still wanted to continue on my cultivation path. However, I realized that I was lagging behind in my cultivation.
Master hinted in his teachings about being as diligent as in the beginning of one's cultivation. Thus, I increased my Fa study time, printed Falun Gong truth-clarification materials and distributed them.
I met a practitioner at the end of March 2015 and joined a Fa study group. We studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts, which enabled me to progress quickly on my cultivation path. I completely recovered from my leg injury and could sit again in the double lotus position. I learned to look inward when facing a problem and gained righteous thoughts when facing harassment.
Stop Making Casual Comments and Listen More
After I complained about a bout of food poisoning, I learned how to look inward. At one Fa study meeting, I suggested that the fried dumplings that I'd bought the day before caused food poisoning.
“The problem wasn't the dumplings,” said one practitioner. “What was your mentality when you bought them? You still do not know how to cultivate!”
Depressed by her words, I recalled how I felt when I bought the dumplings. At the time, I had not eaten them for a long time and yearned for it. The food poisoning symptoms were not caused by bad food, but my attachment towards it.
From this food poisoning incident, I realized that I did not know how to look inward. In times of trouble, I looked for external reasons, instead of looking inward to cultivate myself. From then on, I started to look inward on a daily basis.
Then, my daughter returned home after she graduated from college. She had turned into a rude young lady. I complained to other practitioners at the Fa study group. Immediately, I realized that my complaining was wrong and that I had to look inward, instead.
When I saw a practitioner wearing heavy slippers, I told her not to wear this type of shoes, as they had caused my leg injury. But, immediately I stopped myself from saying anything else. I was wrong again. I was injured because of my attachments at that time.
Through these three incidents, I changed. I no longer make casual comments. Instead, I talk less and listen to other practitioners more. I became more mature, and learned to cooperate with others better.
Filing a Criminal Complaint Against Jiang Zemin
At the end of May 2015, practitioners began to sue Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese dictator, for starting the persecution of Falun Gong. I did not pay attention to it until my daughter reminded me. She quoted Master,
"When a wise person hears the Tao, this person will practice it diligently.” (Zhuan Falun)
She told me that we both should be wiser. I was close to tears because it was Master enlightening me through her words. I spent two days writing the criminal complaint and mailed it out on June 5, 2015. I received a receipt indicating it was accepted by the Supreme People's Procuratorate two days later.
Opportunity to Repent
My husband called me on August 13, 2015 and said, “The 610 Office will come today. Be prepared.”
“Do not worry,” I said. “It must be because of the complaint against Jiang. It means that they not only received the criminal complaint, but also read it. It's a good thing.”
Soon, one man and three women came to my home. I greeted them with a smile. They look diffident and dared not tell me where they were from. They started up a conversation and then moved on to the complaint.
I confirmed that I had mailed a complaint against Jiang. I said that I did not include all the persecution that I suffered, and that I would file another one. They claimed that it was illegal to sue Jiang.
“Suing Jiang Zemin is any citizen's right,” I said. “All the information I detailed in the complaint is true. The persecution I experienced was not some story. It is illegal for you to block me from suing him. I can sue Jiang Zemin, and I can also sue you for breaking the law.”
The man asked why I had sued Jiang, and I made four points to him.
“First, the Supreme People's Court issued a regulation in May 2015 that it would accept any criminal complaint.”
“Second, during the 16 years of persecution of Falun Gong, many people died and many families were broken apart.”
“Third, I want justice for my fellow practitioners and my Master.”
“Fourth, I was persecuted for being a good person, so I ask for compensation for my suffering.”
One of the women asked why I had to sue Jiang, specifically.
“He is the main person responsible for the persecution,” I said, “So of course I should sue him. I did not sue those who carried out his orders. These people have the opportunity to repent. If they don't repent, even if I do not sue them, they will receive karmic retribution from the heavens.”
They became quiet. The man took notes and told me that he only recorded my address.
As they were leaving, I said, “Now, even Jiang Zemin cannot protect himself. You are still young. Do not sacrifice yourself for him. Think about your futures.”