PureInsight | April 23, 2001
Some of my friends often ask me why I wanted to bring trouble to myself by going back to China, while the government is persecuting Falun Gong. I reply that it is because the Chinese government led by Jiang Zemin is breaking the law. These friends of mine always seem shocked to hear me say that. Could a government actually break the law? The answer is a resounding Yes. There are many different kinds of laws in the human world. There are rules within every family and every workplace. There are local regulations for each province or state, laws for each country, and also international laws. Higher laws override lower laws. Humans set forth all of these laws mentioned above. In addition, there are other laws governing natural phenomena that are not made by humans. These laws are not readily seen, but human beings can discover some of them through observation and experience. The examples of such laws include the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Laws of Newton. At the same time, there are also many natural laws that are unknown to humans. The higher the natural laws, the closer they are to the truth and the more difficult it is to discover them. These laws are much higher than the laws made by men, yet they govern every layer of spatial dimension from top to bottom, all the way down to the human world. In the past several thousand years, human civilization has only been able to advance by studying and summarizing natural laws. Human existence depends on following and obeying them. Anyone who violates these laws is punished. These facts are generally accepted by all human beings.
The laws made by a wicked government often violate the basic natural laws. Obeying a wicked government's laws usually means going against the basic morality of mankind and the laws of the universe. Following a government's laws while violating the universe's laws will cause far more severe consequences than the other way around. This is because the laws of the universe are closest to the truth. In the 20th century, the best example of the negative effects caused by following a government's laws rather than the natural laws occurred at Zhumadian in the Chinese province in Henan in 1973. The resulting damage from this occurrence was even more severe than the Chernobyl Incident. The local government at that time ignored the natural laws and ordered for the construction of a large-scale dam in a place where no dam should have been built. Their idea of holding the water back violated the long-standing policy of leading the water which had been set forth in the Dayu era (translator's note: Dayu was a legendary Chinese ruler who is credited with controlling the effects of the Great Flood). A break in the dam caused the death of 60,000 people in just two short hours. The final fatality count reached over 200,000. The sad reality is that in China, disasters caused by the government's orders overriding natural and scientific laws are numerous. The most typical example is the "Great Leap Forward" in the 1950s. In an attempt to surpass England and the US in industrial productivity in three years, massive numbers of farmers were ordered to give up farming and turn to steel manufacturing. As a result, many farmlands were abandoned and produced no harvest. In place of the harvest, the fruits of their labor were batches of scrap iron. In the year of 1958, the official county records of Tianshui in the Chinese province of Gansu, one of the areas hit hardest by the resultant famine, reflect instances where people were eating the dead.
Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, many East Berlin residents attempted to cross the Wall to escape the brutal rule of the Communist Party, which was in violation with the laws of the government. The soldiers assigned to guard the wall obeyed the orders of their superiors and shot and killed a few people who were attempting to make the illegal cross. Nevertheless, These soldiers did not go unpunished. After the fall of the Wall, two soldiers were officially charged with murder. They tried to defend themselves, saying they were simply following the orders of their superiors. The prosecutors responded by saying, 'There is no justification for murder in any situation!' The Nazis followed the orders of the third Reich and Hitler to the best of their abilities when they killed millions of Jews in World War II. But because of this, they violated higher laws. While World War II ended long ago, the search for Nazi war criminals continues to this day. No matter where they try to hide themselves, the Israeli people will track them down one by one, and try them in courts of law because they violated the basic morality of humankind.
Master Li said, 'beings in the past couldn't know - and weren't allowed to know - about the Fa of the cosmos.' There are many different principles in this world and in this universe. It is possible for a person to follow so-called laws of a country on the surface but violate the higher laws, the natural laws that one could not readily see, including 'Zhen-Shan-Ren,' the highest of laws in the cosmos. The Dafa (the Great Law) will not change or waver based on the wishes of a human being.
Master Li said, 'No one is worthy of testing the Fa of the cosmos. This is because no matter how high a being's realm and level in this cosmos, he is still a being within this cosmos, and was created by the Fa. In other words, even his existence was created by this Fa.' One day while I was trying to figure out the connection between the 64 trigrams of the I-Ching (Book of Changes) and the 64 codons coding for different amino acids, I was suddenly enlightened to the fact that the most basic component of our bodies contains the characteristics of 'Zhen-Shan-Ren.' Each codon coding for one amino acid (which makes up protein) contains three nucleotides. In every case, the first nucleotide is usually fixed and unchanging and very accurate, representing 'truthfulness.' That is, once this first nucleotide of the codon changes, it represents another amino acid. The second nucleotide connects the first and third, and can be slightly variable, representing 'compassion.' The final nucleotide can be highly variable, representing 'forbearance.' Going against 'Zhen-Shan-Ren' is in essence going against your own foundation for life.
Furthermore, Jiang Zemin is the sole mastermind behind the persecution against Falun Gong. He is using the dark side of the Chinese people to direct this dark comedy that goes against the best interests of human beings, nature and science. The persecution has nothing to do with the Chinese laws. While persecuting Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin has pushed ignorant masses closer and closer to the edge of an abyss. Since July 22nd of 1999, his dark motives can be clearly seen from the lies that he has fabricated against Falun Gong, including the latest 'Tiananmen Self-Immolation Event.'
Using our wisdom to awaken those people who are being deceived by Jiang Zemin is the undeniable responsibility of all the cultivators.
Cultivation within Fa Rectification
Our goal is not reaching consummation and flying up into the heavens. We are the basic particles within the Fa-rectification process. Master Li said, 'What's most extraordinary about you is that you're able to keep up with the Fa-rectification.' I have been enlightened to a brand new meaning of Fa-rectification. The purpose of cultivation is not to reach consummation and fly up into the heavens. Consummation is the result of cultivation within Fa-rectification. Our cultivation becomes meaningful only after the rectification of Fa in the human world and in heavens is complete. Only when a person cultivates herself in the process of Fa-rectification, can she truly achieve the state where she will 'gain things naturally without pursuing them.' That is the only way for a practitioner to eliminate the attachment to reaching consummation completely, and become a truly selfless defender of the universe.
Some of my friends make fun of me by saying, 'You cannot see or hear anything out of the ordinary, so why are you so devoted and dedicated to Falun Gong?' I tell them that I have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for 'Zhen-Shan-Ren', the laws of the cosmos, precisely because I could not see or hear anything out of the ordinary. I gained that appreciation and understanding because of the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang Zemin's government, because of the ignorant and passive reactions of the Chinese people, and because of the gradual awakening of people from all over the world. The courage and selflessness displayed by the Chinese practitioners when they come forward one by one to protect the Fa helped to bring that appreciation and understanding to an even higher level.
Once, when I was talking to my family members in China, they told me while weeping, 'We already know that your teacher is good and Falun Dafa is good. Just forget about your arrest and detention in Shenzhen City. We beg you to please stop causing problems for us.' I replied, 'That is something that I definitely can not do. If I listen to you, I would please some members of our family and obey the rules of our family. But I would have broken higher laws because there are so many other people who have the right to hear the truth about Falun Gong. It is a crime for any person who has heard the laws of the cosmos but does nothing to clarify the truth. If you are punished by the Chinese government because of me, then in the future you will be compensated accordingly.'
The vocabulary of a genuine cultivator contains no such words as 'suicide' or 'self-immolation'.
Right now, many Chinese practitioners are being brutally beaten for refusing to give up their beliefs. Some practitioners have literally been beaten to death. When the 58-year-old Chen Zixiu was beaten so badly that she was on the verge of death, she did not think of committing suicide. When Zhao Jinhua was enduring tremendous amounts of pain with wounds covering her entire body from being beaten, she did not think of committing suicide. A genuine practitioner will use her last drop of blood to promote 'Zhen-Shan-Ren.' She will use her last breath to say that Falun Dafa is good. Her final deed is filled with benevolent thoughts of bringing salvation to the people in the future. In comparison, the act of suicide and self-immolation is so laughable and shameless.
Whenever I think of how the painful suffering and sacrifices made by the Falun Gong practitioners are bringing the most wonderful new era to the humankind, I feel overwhelmed with joy.
At the dawn of the new era for the mankind, let us take our final step well on the course of our cultivation within Fa-rectification!