My Understanding on Faith in Master and the Fa with Regard to Exposing Local Persecution to the Local People
(Clearwisdom.net) After reading Master's new article “What Does it Mean to 'Help Master Rectify the Fa'?” when I read it the first time, I felt that it is referring to overseas practitioners who do not do well following Master's Fa one hundred percent. However, reading it the second time, I found that not only overseas practitioners, but practitioners in Mainland China, practitioners in our region and around us, also do not follow Master's Fa one hundred percent.
Just one example, Master's comments on the article “Expose the Evil Happening Locally to the Local People” (2003):
“Exposing the wicked policemen and bad persons and publicizing their evil deeds is extremely effective at shocking and restraining those irrational, wicked people. At the same time, by clarifying the facts to the people on a local level it most directly exposes, and generates public awareness of, the wicked persecution. It is also a great way to save the people who have been poisoned and deceived by the lies. I hope all Dafa disciples and new students in Mainland China will do this well.”
Eight years have passed, many practitioners in our region felt that we have not done enough in this respect.
Since July 20, 1999, according to incomplete statistics, there have been dozens of practitioners in Acheng Area persecuted to death. Practitioners were illegally sentenced 55 times, among them more than 10 people were sentenced to heavy terms of 12, 10, 9, 8 and 7 years. Practitioners were sent to forced labor camps 124 times and they were illegally detained 365 times and then sent to brainwashing classes 87 times. It can be said that the persecution is very severe in our region, but many people including some practitioners are not aware how severe the persecution is. Perhaps this is due to the fact that most of the materials we distributed were about persecution cases from other regions. There were very few materials about local practitioners being persecuted.
People are always concerned about people and things around them. Therefore, we should pay attention to “expose the evil happening locally to the local people”. The biggest obstacle may be the fear of retaliation from the evil. Maybe some people did not want to let more people know about them being persecuted. In fact, those who were sent to forced labor camps or illegally sentenced, your cases are already known by your friends, relatives and colleagues. But very few people know the details, thus few people are sympathetic towards us. If we write and share our experiences of being persecuted like we tell our relatives with compassion and the wish for saving sentient beings, people will realize that Falun Gong is innocent and being framed. They will know that practitioners are law-abiding citizens and suffer all kinds of inhuman torture simply for believing in Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance. After reading your experience of being persecuted, those who have participated in persecuting you will think about why they persecuted you to such a severe extent for no reason. They will regret it from their hearts and will feel ashamed to face you. If we write truth clarifying materials like this, who can still retaliate against you?
Some practitioners were persecuted repeatedly, but still worry that it's unsafe to expose the evil. They don't even have the righteousness of everyday people. The evil has persecuted you and if you don't take the initiative to expose it, it will exist in your dimensional field. Because you have not eliminated it for a long time, you are in fact protecting it and at the very least you are afraid of it. Because exposing the evil is eliminating it and if each of us cleans up our own dimensional field, then the dimensional field in our region is also cleansed. This will be beneficial to saving more sentient beings. This persecution is not just one person persecuting another; it is due to the manipulation of evil factors that people dare to torture Dafa practitioners. However, the evil factors fear of being exposed. From the perspective of an everyday person: if your wallet was stolen and everyone around you condemns the thief while you dare not say a word as a victim, how would people look at you? Isn't your silence offsetting the righteous voice for justice?
Many years ago a fellow practitioner in our region wrote an article using her real name about the evil's persecution against her and the article was widely distributed. The effect was very good. The evil was very rampant at that time, but she was nevertheless safe. This is because the best outcome results if we do things according to the Fa.
Upon completing this article, I suddenly remembered the article “Golden Buddha” http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2003/11/2/41918.html . After reading it again this time, I have a deeper understanding. I suggest those practitioners who fear retaliation from exposing the evil read this article carefully as they may enlighten to something.
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