My Understanding of “Bringing Jiang to Justice”
(Minghui.org) I mailed my criminal complaint letter against Jiang, the former head of Chinese Communist Party (CCP), by express mail two days ago. Yesterday, I received a delivery confirmation from the Supreme Procuratorate through a text message.
Here, I would like to share with fellow practitioners the breakthrough I made in this regard.
I have been practicing Falun Dafa for more than 18 years. I live in Southern China, an area that developed quickly economically. We also have fewer practitioners, so we do not typically have a lot of communication and sharing.
Recently, practitioners have focused on bringing Jiang to justice. When I first saw on the Minghui website how practitioners from China submitted their legal complaints using their real names, I was shocked. I thought this was amazing, because they are not afraid of being persecuted.
Seeing more and more practitioners step forward, I finally had a clearer sense of urgency in my mind. However, I did not know how to take the first step. When I was sharing with another veteran practitioner, he said that we could get everything ready, then mail it out when it was needed. At that time, I was not sure what to do, but I also did not want to let go of this opportunity.
Looking back, since 1999, numerous practitioners have gone to Tiananmen Square to stand up for the truth against the persecution. They let go of life and death, and many were subjected to countless tribulations beyond imagination. All they thought about was to validate the Fa and save sentient beings.
As to the emergence of the wave of “Suing Jiang,” it did not occur without reason. This was something affirmed by Teacher.
As Teacher said:
“Indeed, it should be sued (enthusiastic applause from the disciples); all of humanity should sue it. It has harmed all Chinese people, as well as many people in other regions all over the world. So many people are going to be dragged into Hell because of its lies.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
Initially, my heart was plopping up and down. I thought to myself: Isn't this very dangerous? It is very different from what has been our day-to-day truth-clarification; this requires one to use one's true name and one's personal experience to sue the chief perpetrator.
Now thinking back, the reason why I had fear was because I did not negate the persecution fundamentally, as I still considered practitioners in the position of being persecuted, thinking that was the natural state. And I still feared being persecuted. I did not use my righteous thoughts, let go of fear, or negate the persecution itself. I also did not put myself in the position of a practitioner playing a lead role in ending the persecution.
The Turning Tide
Actually, the night before the springing up of “Suing Jiang,” I had a very clear dream: I saw a person who had a lot of power, but who then lost it. I was fearless and walked toward him. After I woke up, I was quite perplexed. For one, I hardly had any dreams. Secondly, I could not figure out the meaning of the dream.
I am clear that the situation of Fa-rectification has changed significantly since last year. I can feel how quickly the change had occurred and a heightened sense of urgency. Even the situation in ordinary human society is quickly tilting towards the righteous side. So how can I still hold on to my old understandings from the past and even use Teacher's Fa as an excuse to cover up my attachments?
A sense of urgency to validate the Fa did not even surface in me until right before I went to Tiananmen Square in 2000. It was as if a clear direction in my life suddenly arose. Subconsciously, I knew I needed to go to Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa. Regarding the present situation, all along I thought that suing the chief perpetrator was a matter for overseas practitioners, as their environment is fairly safe.
I also knew that for the practitioners in mainland China who sued the chief perpetrator before, the subsequent persecution they were subjected to was truly cruel. I never expected that practitioners in mainland China would step forward in an upright manner and on such a large scale. They are suing it in broad daylight and trying to bring it to justice.
When I quietly asked Teacher in my heart, Teacher's words appeared in my mind:
“Without human action happening under cosmic changes, such conditions would not have been brought to ordinary human society, and neither would they be called cosmic changes.” (“Lecture Seven” in Zhuan Falun)
On the same night, when I was reciting the Fa, I read this paragraph:
“You cannot always rely on me to bring you up to a higher level while you, yourself do not move. Only after the Fa is explicitly stated do you make a move. If it is not taught clearly, you do not move, or move backward. I cannot recognize such behavior as cultivation practice. At the crucial moment when I ask you to break away from humanness, you do not follow me. Each opportunity will not occur again. Cultivation practice is a serious matter. The distance has become greater and greater. It is extremely dangerous to add anything human to cultivation practice. In fact, it is also fine to just be a good person. But you must be clear that you choose your own path.” (“Digging Out the Roots” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Right away, I was completely enlightened.
“Suing Jiang” is the path that Teacher has set for us. It is key for one to completely let go of life and death, validate the Fa, and save sentient beings. My understanding is that the matter of “Suing Jiang” is the equivalent of Teacher handing over the power of ending the persecution to practitioners. It is our benevolent Teacher once again giving all practitioners an opportunity to validate the Fa.
“If human beings were to end the persecution, what a disgrace that would be to Dafa disciples! We wouldn't have validated the Fa, we wouldn't have established mighty virtue in the persecution, and our Dafa disciples wouldn't have blazed their own path.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference” in Teaching the Fa at the Conference III)
As for all practitioners in China and abroad, especially regarding the wave of “Suing Jiang” brought about by mainland practitioners, is it not Teacher establishing the best and most opportune way for us to end the persecution in the human world in an upright manner? I think it is.
How long do we have to wait? Do we want to wait until the truth is fully revealed? Do we want to wait until ordinary people end the persecution? Do we want to wait until we lose the last chance and feel regret? Or, until Teacher comes out himself and tells us that we are safe and that we can rest assured? Would that leave us with any opportunity to cultivate then? By then, will we still be needed?
Promise of Success
While writing the prosecution letter, I remembered something from back in 2002. In 2000, as soon as I went to Tiananmen Square, I was illegally arrested. I did not feel that what I did served the purpose of validating the Fa, so I figured that I had to go again.
At that time, I prepared a small banner that read, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” and I wanted to place it in a spot where everyone could see it. Thinking back, the conversation I had with the cab driver was quite interesting.
On my way to the airport to go to Tiananmen Square for the second time, as soon as I got in the cab and told the driver to take me to the airport, he asked me, “Will you come back?”
I was a bit shocked by what he said and understood that it was Teacher using his mouth to ask me if I was truly on the Fa to negate the persecution completely. I said to him, “I will be back. I promise you.”
Sure enough, I got rid of my attachment to fear and placed the banner in a striking spot.
Now that this scene flashed into my mind, was it not Teacher telling me to remain righteous and negate the evil persecution? Is not everything—our lives, the future, and everything within the cosmos—all created by Teacher? As a Dafa practitioner, Teacher has given us this unprecedented opportunity to validate the Fa and save sentient beings. In one's cultivation, it would be dangerous if one used human notions, attachments, or human thinking to do things. That would indeed be very dangerous.
After I enlightened to Teacher's Fa, I used two days to prepare the prosecution letter. Then, I sent it out successfully.
When I was writing the prosecution letter, my previous dream and its inner meaning appeared in my mind: I, an upright and ordinary practitioner, am bringing the chief perpetrator to justice. Could this be what the dream was about?
The Time Is Now
Fellow practitioners, we have together walked the path through the most difficult time. Now, the overall Fa-rectification situation appearing in the human world is moving toward quickly eliminating the chief perpetrator.
As true practitioners, what kind of human attachments do we still harbor? What can we not break through? What fear do we still want to harbor until the end? With more and more practitioners stepping forward and using our true names to prosecute the chief perpetrator, is this not a historical opportunity that Teacher has given us to end this persecution?
As to the law (the new policy guaranteeing the constitutional right to sue) in the human world, it also gives us upright support and guidance. Let us treasure this historical opportunity even more, bring the chief perpetrator to justice, and fulfill the grand historical mission that Teacher bestowed upon us to end this brutal persecution.
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