PureInsight | September 22, 2003
[PureInsight.org] As Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period, we must guide ourselves with the Fa at all times and in everything we do. By doing so, we can truly put Dafa into practice to validate the Fa in the universe, and truly safeguard Dafa in the future.
We have had many experience sharings about the lawsuit against Jiang, and continue to upgrade our understanding of the Fa about the lawsuit. When I studied Teacher's new article today, I developed some new understandings. I wrote them down to share with fellow practitioners to enhance our communication and for others to point out anything erroneous in my understandings.
I remember that, on July 22, 2003, several thousand Falun Dafa practitioners sat on the lawn in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC during a public tribunal against Jiang when, all of a sudden, it started to rain. With the practitioners' strong righteous thoughts, the rain immediately became too weak to persist. On the other hand, the rain showed that some lives still stubbornly insisted on interfering with Fa-rectification.
In my area, we held a similar people's tribunal against Jiang in front of the Chinese Consulate. The Consulate was, therefore, driven crazy by the tribunal. They tried one wicked deed after another in an attempt to keep us busy undoing their wicked deeds rather than focusing on putting Jiang on trial.
Teacher said, "…we've come through the most evil period of human history. That's because it wasn't just humans' doing but the result of beings from the entire cosmos focusing here." (From "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference") My understanding of this passage of the Fa is that we should try our best to think of matters that we encounter in cultivation from the highest level that we are capable of thinking based on the Fa. I feel that the aforementioned episodes we encountered in the people's tribunals aginst Jiang were hints that the worldwide lawsuit against Jiang is by no means just a symbolic activity in the human realm, an interlude or merely an opportunity for our truth clarification work.
That we can successfully bring the lawsuit against Jiang in the human realm is a manifestation that a large amount of interference in the universe has already been eradicated or rectified. Those time-spaces and dimensions where the beings are interfering with Fa-rectification will miss the opportunity for salvation. In recent lectures, Teacher repeatedly talked about the condition and mentality of those main bodies of the main bodies, and the kings of kings. Teacher said, "…so once Master talks about it, the talk will get very broad and high-level, because what I face now are all issues like these, and what I'm dealing with right now are all issues like these. And what's reflected in the world of ordinary people all comes from what beings at those high levels have done." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003")
My understanding is that these kings of the kings, and the main bodies of the main bodies are the real elements behind the lawsuit against Jiang that we must rectify. Since the acts of Jiang's regime in the human realm involve many beings of very high levels, the complete lawsuit against Jiang's regime today may be the trial against all the degenerated gods in other dimensions that participated in the wicked deeds. For those gods who are from very high levels, perhaps they have not done anything tangible, but they have one thought, a thought which was considered compassionate in the old universe to save the cosmos. But, Teacher said, "Righteous Gods of course wouldn't behave like the low-level, bad beings that recklessly do evil things. They of course all act in a good way. But that goodness is warped, and there are attachments behind the goodness. Also, precisely because of their good behavior, the obstacles they've created are the most effective at deceiving both themselves and others. If it weren't for Fa-rectification it really would be hard to break through those things." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference") As a result of such a thought, they have now come to their doom.
In today's Fa-rectification that has surpassed all the old forces, one king of kings in an old cosmos might still be attached to a law of the old universe, as noted by Teacher. Teacher said, "Back then the old forces, with their arrangements, believed that those that wouldn't play a positive role in their actions would make contributions to the Fa just the same, so the old forces thought that those beings should reach Consummation too." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington DC Fa Conference") When these Gods feel that, according to the laws of the old universe, they should not be put on trial, they have generated a thought that they should be able to be forgiven. The representation of this very thought in the human realm results in a multitude of obstacles to the lawsuit against Jiang, and a multitude of doubts people raise when we clarify the truth about Dafa to them.
What Teacher said is: "I say no! This persecution itself isn't acknowledged in Fa-rectification, and all of those who play a negative role are taking part in the old forces' persecution and will be weeded out. This is for sure, no matter who you were in the past." (From "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference") I think what Teacher is talking about is the Fa of the new cosmos, which safeguards the life of the sentient beings in the future.
Therefore, the problems we encounter in the lawsuit against Jiang are caused by all the lives' understandings of Fa-rectification. Teacher said, "The higher the level of a participant, the bigger the interference to Fa-rectification. One single thought or one single move by him will cause total upheaval down below. So this persecution was ultimately caused by the different understandings at the cosmos's uppermost levels." (From "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Washington DC Fa Conference") If we put ourselves in the shoes of those old forces at the high levels, would we truly be able to understand Fa-rectification, and understand why we must bring Jiang to justice? Would we also think the same thought that we absolutely must not have?
It is my understanding that every bit of Fa-rectification work we do in the human realm poses a test to the lives in the universe, and an opportunity for each life, including ourselves, to position itself during the Fa-rectification process. Only when a being can understand everything happening in the Fa-rectification period according to his understanding of the Fa, instead of understanding everything based on the law of paying back a life killed with a life, or immediate retribution for karma, that we will be able to send forth the most powerful thoughts from the source of our lives to bring all evil to justice. We are not only suing Jiang, but also all the beings, regardless of their levels, who have committed crimes against the critical work of saving the universe. I think that our efforts to bring Jiang to justice will become a model of safeguarding the Fa for the future Gods in the new universe to follow.
During the Fa-rectification period, Dafa disciples should stay clear-headed and mature in the Fa. This guarantees the future universe, and also is the key to offering salvation to sentient beings in the present. When we all can fulfill what Teacher requires and reach the required cultivation state in everything, Teacher will remove all obstacles, improve the current situation and push our work forward for us. Therefore, it is very important for us to seriously reflect on the problems we encounter when we clarify the truth, truly study the Fa well and understand the meaning of the lawsuit against Jiang from the Fa.
This concludes my personal understanding. Please kindly point out any errors.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/8/8/22876.html