Explaining the Last Three Stanzas of the Plum Blossom Poem
Worldly affairs are like a chess game, whose final phase arrives early
Working together with common goals, yet great disaster descends on them
The leopard has died, but its skin is still left
The best autumn scenery is in Chang'an
The fire dragon rises from hibernation and the sorrow of Yan Gate sets in
The original precious stone suffers the tribulation, and Zhao withdraws
With a courtyard of exotic flowers, the spring has her master
The windstorm continues through the night, but there is no need to worry
Dots of plum blossoms herald the arrival of spring in heaven and on earth
If you want to know what will happen with Bo and Fu, ask for the causes
Peaceful days will naturally come to this world
Making his home wherever he is, who is the host and who is the guest
'Worldly affairs are like a chess game, whose final phase arrives early'
Explanation: Things in the world have always been like a chess game, with the international alliance of communist nations as one side and free societies as the other side. Ten years ago, the game had already come to the final stage for the communist-countries side.
'Working together with common goals, yet great disaster descends on them'
Explanation: The international alliance of communist nations has completely disintegrated. Ninety percent of its countries abandoned communism. And that truly spelled imminent disaster for the Communist party.
'The leopard has died, but its skin is still left'
Explanation: The Soviet Union was like a leopard. The communist system has disintegrated, but on the surface its skin remains, and the Chinese government has inherited it. [You can say this] because today's Chinese people no longer believe in communism, either, and it's merely that those in power in China want to use the form of communism to maintain their regime.
'The best autumn scenery is in Chang'an'
Explanation: China's current leaders themselves don't believe in the Communist party, either. Their specific purpose is to use the superficial form of the Communist party to keep hold of power. That's why they do everything possible to disguise the false, so-called 'great' situation. No matter how beautiful the 'best autumn scenery' is (which is also the party's final moment), autumn scenery naturally doesn't last long. Chang'an also refers to
China's capitol, that is, China more generally.
'The fire dragon rises from hibernation and the sorrow of Yan Gate sets in'
Explanation: In the lowest dimension of the heavens, China's Communist party manifests as an evil red dragon. This line alludes to the 'June 4th' incident in which students and many others were massacred in Tiananmen Square after appealing to the government.
'The original precious stone suffers the tribulation, and Zhao withdraws'
Explanation: 'The original precious stone' is a general reference to China, which has a five-thousand-year history. It suffered this tribulation. Zhao Ziyang was ousted as a result.
'With a courtyard of exotic flowers, the spring has her master'
Explanation: Before July 20, 1999, Falun Dafa disciples were everywhere in Mainland China, spread all over the country and wearing Falun Gong pins, and posters of Dafa's Falun could be seen everywhere--they looked like exotic flowers. 'The spring has her master' means that in the spring of a certain year, the persecuted Dafa disciples will meet their Master in an open and dignified manner.
'The windstorm continues through the night, but there is no need to worry'
Explanation: In light of history, the persecution of Dafa disciples is, no matter how rampant the evil gets, nothing to worry about, just like a full night's windstorm--day will break as soon as the windstorm is over.
'Dots of plum blossoms herald the arrival of spring in heaven and on earth'
Explanation: The Dafa disciples who have come through the tests of the harsh winter are all over the world and all over Mainland China, like the plum blossoms that brave frost and snow, telling of spring's arrival. This is the moment when the Fa rectifies the human world.
'If you want to know what will happen with Bo and Fu, ask for the causes'
Explanation: 'Bo' and 'Fu' are two divinatory terms. When 'Bo' reaches the extreme, 'Fu' will definitely happen; it also means that things reverse when they reach the extreme. History is like a revolving (zhuan) wheel (lun), and there's sure to be consequences for what transpired before. All of human history has been arranged for this Fa-rectification.
'Peaceful days will naturally come to this world'
Explanation: Going through all kinds of tests from the evil, Dafa disciples move towards a beautiful future as the evil dies out.
'Making his home wherever he is, who is the host and who is the guest'
Explanation: Since Master came to the public in 1992 to impart the Fa, he has spent much of his time travelling far and wide to impart the Fa, and he has made his home wherever he is. The second half of this line, 'who is the host and who is the guest,' alludes to the question of who is [really] the host and who is [really] the guest--on the stage of history, who plays the supporting role and who plays the main role? This human civilization is made for Dafa, it is created for Dafa.
-- Orally relayed by Master impromptu on July 3, 2001, recorded by students, and published with Master's approval.