Some Thoughts on “Getting Political”
(Minghui.org) We view the 2020 U.S. election from the perspective of cultivators and saving people—in doing so we are not getting involved in politics.
In the novel Journey to the West, Tang monk and his disciples traveled to the West to obtain the Buddhist scriptures. They needed to exchange official documents in every country they traveled through. While passing through a certain kingdom, they discovered that the king had been replaced by a demon; when the demon was eliminated, the true king was reinstated. This was not participating in politics—a cultivator slayed a demonic creature that was causing chaos.
When we help Chinese people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, Falun Dafa practitioners are likewise not doing it to get involved in politics. Because the CCP is a cult and it persecutes cultivators who follow a righteous way, the heavens want to eliminate it. Practitioners are saving people by persuading them to distance themselves from this cult, thus saving them.
There are two kinds of people: one supports traditional culture, while the other supports the socialist ideology promoted by the CCP that is persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners.
Representatives of both groups want to be the next president of the United States. So, which one should we support? Naturally, I would support the one who is helping to restore mankind's traditional values. This is not getting involved in politics. It is being responsible and upholding the positive elements in the universe, supporting kindness and strengthening the righteous thoughts of kindhearted people.
Everyday people don’t have a clear definition of politics. Of course we don’t take part in the kind of politics that fight for power or monetary gain. Master has clearly talked about how we should view politics. Therefore, we should have a clear understanding of current events and our role in them.