【明慧网2000年2月25日】I am a practitioner in the UK and am somewhat puzzled by the actions of some practitioners. Many practitioners in China seem to go on hunger strike as soon as they are arrested as if they wish to manipulate the police to release them. Surely threatening suicide in order to change the situation in which one is in is a political act and goes against accepting what Master Li has said about the path of cultivation for a practitioner being arranged by him. As I understand it, the situation in China is a result of the cosmic changes and so surely the only thing a practitioner should do is protect the law.
If one dies due to not eating, isn"t that suicide? I don"t refer to those practitioners who died as a result of force feeding but only to those who die from lack of food. You might say that you are dying for the law, but surely an act of suicide is against Dafa and so can"t be used to protect it.
These are only my understandings, so if anyone can explain their view to me then please do.