Clarifying the Truth Is Imperative When Rescuing Persecuted Practitioners
(Minghui.org) The persecution of Falun Gong is still going on in China and it is extremely severe in some areas. Many practitioners have been arrested and prosecuted. That means that rescuing them has become an important Falun Gong project.
Defending practitioners in court offers a platform to clarify the facts about Falun Gong. Every presentation we make to the judiciary is an opportunity to understand the truth about this cultivation practice.
When we validate the Fa, the old forces will not interfere and exploit our shortcomings. This is how practitioners negate the persecution despite their shortcomings.
The Nature of the Persecution
To effectively rescue practitioners, we have to understand the nature of the persecution.
“You have seen how much the persecution has managed to do to Falun Gong, right? Nothing--it is powerless. This persecution can only serve to enhance the mighty virtue of cultivators, and other than that it is nothing, and has no effect aside from ensuring [the evil's] demise as the persecution plays out.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
The consummation of practitioners and the demise of their persecutors are an inevitable part of the Fa-rectification process.
Non-practitioners are the biggest losers in the persecution. For this reason, Master wants us to make us of every opportunity to let them know the truth about Falun Gong and the facts about the persecution.
Master said: ”Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one's master.” (Zhuan Falun)
When we are within the Fa, Master will resolve all evil factors behind us.
Legal Doctrine Based on the Fa
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yang Jianping from Zhangjiakou was illegally arrested on October 21, 2015. He was tried two times by the Procuratorate. For the second trial, we presented complaint documents that were prepared based on the Fa.
We not only defended Mr. Yang using legal doctrine, but also repeatedly told the facts about Falun Gong. We presented the facts about Falun Gong in a legal format acceptable to ordinary people.
Master helped us disintegrate the persecution after our xinxing improved to corresponding levels. As a result, Mr. Yang was released for lack of evidence. The verdict came as a surprise to the prosecutors.
Successful Defense Tactics
A dozen practitioners from Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province, were arrested and are facing trial. We were denied access to their files unless we had permission from the 610 Office and Political and Legal Affairs Committee.
“... and make sure to examine yourselves often as you cultivate. No matter what kind of problem arises, first reflect upon yourself and the group you are working with, and quite likely you will find the root of the problem.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference IX)
I looked inward and realized that we cannot just passively follow legal doctrines and ignore the task of practitioners, which is validating the Fa and saving sentient beings.
On the surface, we defended practitioners. In reality, our aim was to validate the Fa. We used this act of persecution as an opportunity to spread the truth about Falun Gong. We presented the facts based on the Fa and visited every relevant department, discussing the court’s unfair practices.
We left a set of informational materials in every office we visited, giving us yet another opportunity to validate the Fa.