Let Us Do Well in Playing the Main Roles of Assisting Teacher During Fa-rectification
(Clearwisdom.net) I would like to share with everyone what I've come to understand recently through doing Fa-rectification work. Please kindly point out anything incorrect.
Suing Li Lanqing
We invited several famous human rights lawyers for the Li Lanqing case. After we told them about Falun Gong, one of them became very proactive. He was well known to the Brussels media, and he was good at doing public relations and media work. He called the newspapers one by one personally. Additionally he emphasized that his clients were NOT "sect" members and required that the media use the proper wording in their reports.
We were very delighted by this development, since the Jiang regime used illegal means to defame us in France. There must have been a lot of evil beings gathered to manipulate the French language media in Paris and Brussels. Since the beginning of the persecution, the reports in the French language media have been negative. We hoped that this situation could be rectified with the influence of this lawyer. However, very soon, we were proven to be wrong. This is because we forgot that the Fa-rectification Dafa disciples should play the main role of assisting Master to rectify the Fa. We did not see the issue from the standpoint of Fa-rectification.
The next day, several newspapers in Brussels reported our case. Some were very good, but the
French language ones were still using the bad name, and even quoted the Jiang's regime's wording in
1999. After seeing this, we took a step back and calmed down, and I saw my attachment clearly.
I had been relying on an everyday person to rectify the Fa for us! If we Dafa disciples could not rectify the situation of French media, but a non-practitioner lawyer did it, then how high a position would he have to be placed? Could that be possible?
I remembered reading about Master's warning against relying too much on people in society to do our work as Dafa disciples, but I did not look inside to see my problems in this when I read this part of the teaching, instead I thought it was pointing at other practitioners. However, this time I saw my problem clearly.
I found that when doing local truth clarification work with the media and government officials, I
was often passively holding out hope that everyday people would help
us. I had not regarded this as a problem of my Xinxing (heart nature) and had not given myself strict requirements. But isn't this vain hope the same as reliance? It is already an attachment and an excuse for the evil to persecute sentient beings, and it is part of the reason why our Fa rectification work is hindered from time to time.
This is a serious issue. We want to save sentient beings, but our attachment and impurity of
thought are preventing them from being saved! Additionally, I was astonished when I saw how widely
this problem existed in our Fa rectification work. Our project team is a big one. If just a few of
us have the impure thoughts, it is not a big problem, but if many of us have it, it will become a
This train of thought led me to a few other issues. Why didn't the UN pass a resolution condemning the persecution of Falun Gong in previous Human Rights Conventions? Did we have the thought of relying on them to rectify the situation for us? Now another UN Human Rights Convention is approaching, do we still have such thoughts? In addition, have we realized that we must abandon these thoughts and shoulder the responsibility of playing the main role in Fa-rectification?
Why was the United States kicked out of the UN Human Rights Committee? Did we put too much hope in the role that the United States could play?
Why haven't we clarified the truth to more people in China? Is this because some of us have the hope that society would rise up and rectify the whole situation?
Now in Hong Kong, many non-practitioners have stepped forward and done a lot against the proposed
anti-subversion law. Do we harbor the hope that other people's efforts would prevent the law from
Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.":
"Absolutely don't think about any favors the old forces might do for us, or about how the ordinary society might help us. You are the ones saving the ordinary people's society, and you are the ones saving sentient beings!"
"Since you're Dafa disciples, you shouldn't put your hopes in so-called "natural" changes, external changes, changes in the ordinary society, or in some favors that someone might do for us. You are Gods, and you are the future rulers of different cosmoses, so who would you count on? All the beings are counting on you!"
"As I've said, everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the
result of Dafa disciples' thoughts. Even though the old forces do exist, if
you don't have those thoughts they can't do anything."
So I believe that we must be always clear in our minds that every person, whoever he or she is, high ranking Chinese officials of the 16th Party Congress, the UN Human Rights Convention delegates, the people of Hong Kong, the people in mainland China, our local MPs, members of the media, etc. -- we should play the main roles in assisting Master in rectifying the Fa and clarify the truth to all of them, so that they may position themselves correctly.
I feel that when we regard the result of a specific case, for example the UN Human Rights Convention, as being overly important, many impure thoughts would be mixed in it. Then the evil would simply use our impure thoughts to interfere with us and at the same time, create obstacles for what we are doing. In order to completely deny the old forces' arrangement, we must guard every thought of ours based on Fa-rectification. At the same time, we should turn around all of the old forces' arrangements and use them as opportunities to clarify the truth, offer salvation to sentient beings, and improve our cultivation. At the same time, we must emphasize calmly studying the Fa and persistently send forth righteous thoughts everyday.
After recognizing the solemn nature of our every thought's purity in doing Fa-rectification work, I think that our project team needs to first determine how we can, as a whole, look at things based on Fa-rectification, instead of hurriedly dividing up the work and coordinating specific activities. There is a fundamental difference between Dafa disciples' doing Dafa work and everyday people's doing Dafa work. In doing the Dafa work, it will be clear whether we have enough righteous belief and righteous thoughts toward Dafa. It becomes an even more pressing requirement for us to continuously strengthen and purify our righteous belief and righteous thoughts toward Dafa, and an even more pressing requirement for our determined righteous thoughts and righteous actions.