reply to post by qbik2008
You have made quite a few points here, quite profound. I'll try to make a few comments.
My understanding is that history has followed its arranged course. The major events that occurred, including the wars and other events of historical
significance, all followed arrangements that were designed by lives at much higher levels. Perhaps an average person would look upon a certain
character in history and proclaim him or her to be a villain. But is he or she truly a villain? Would beings at higher levels say so? The suffering
and tribulations that mankind encounters are not simple things. There are karmic relationships and profound reasons behind them. Suffering helps man
to eliminate karma and be cleansed of sins. Changes in the cosmic climate cannot be said to be the fault or credit of any individual. Lifetime after
lifetime, an individual follows his life's course and plays different roles along the way preparing him for the future. Some may be good, and some
may be not so good.
The early Christians were persecuted for hundreds of years. Through their suffering they became cleansed of much of their karma, gained great virtues
and advanced, while those who played the role of persecutor did at the same time increase their own sins, lower themselves and continue to suffer for
their sins throughout history.
The situation with practitioners of Falun Gong in China is similar to that of the early Christians, but there is at least one difference worth
mentioning--that is, the nature of Dafa Itself. Dafa or "Great Principle" is a very profound subject. It espouses the principle that all life and
matter are imbued with a certain characteristic that can roughly be described as "truth-kindness-forbearance." This universal characteristic
composes all matter and lives at a fundamental level throughout the heavens and in hell as well. Can beings still recognize it? Can beings still
associate themselves with it?
Lets take the following example: Suppose a being is composed of sand. Then whether this being behaves in a positive way or a negative way, isn't the
being still composed of sand? Then this being would not be opposed to sand itself, for that would be the same as going against its own basis for
existence. Even the lowest demon still has some fundamental respect for Life, for even it is a creation of Life. But if this being opposes the basis
of its own existence, that is really the same as saying that it no longer wants to live. Those whose thoughts have been twisted by the communist
movement and by deceptive propaganda may actually take this position--that truth-kindness-forbearance are "bad" and are to be opposed. Well, in that
case, where should such a being go in the future? There may not even be a place in hell for such a person. The person simply doesn't want to exist
The communist movement and the persecution of Falun Gong were old arrangements that aimed to eliminate lives, starting with a large number of people
in China. Falun Gong practitioners by their efforts are actually intervening with and amending those arrangements. As for their own suffering, yes,
this is an injustice, and it should be stopped, but the real reason for their stepping forward, they believe, is to try to save people who are
positioning themselves to be eliminated.
Pay attention to what happens in China. Political forces there and throughout the world are making things difficult. However, changes are bound to
take place in China, as it is an inevitable result of the current process of cosmic change. I say this not because I care about China's form of
society, or whether it reforms its government, etc., but because lives are positioning themselves and people are awakening at a fundamental level.