My Thoughts on Prehistoric Geography

Tai Ping

PureInsight | February 9, 2004

[] Many times our thinking is clouded by modern interpretations of ancient facts. If we reconsider our thinking and open our minds, the ancient legends and fables may suddenly fall into a whole new light where unbelievable stories suddenly become reasonable and logical. This is evidenced by the following discussion that was triggered by Teacher's enlightening discussions of things that could be.

In Teacher's lecture, "Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference," He said, "…it's the previous continental plates, which changed nine thousand years ago." In "Falun Buddha Fa – Lectures in the United States," Teacher said, "At that time, alongside the continent of Europe there was another continent that also sank."

Teacher's statements caused me to think further about the shapes of prehistoric continental plates. Now on this earth there exist the European-Asia plate, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania and Antarctica. With the addition of the continent that used to exist alongside Europe, the layout of the continental plates was like a tortoise. Antarctica was the head of the tortoise, while the land that used to exist near Europe was the shell of the tortoise. The other plates are the four legs, and Australia was like the belly. The Easter Island in the Pacific is also called Ahu Te Pito Kura, or "the sacred belly button," by the natives. The name "Easter Island" came from the fact that Dutch explorers reached the island on Easter of 1722.

In Chinese and many other cultures, there are legends about the human race living on the back of a tortoise. Contemporary people consider them fables made up by ancient people. Actually, the legends may have come from an interpretation of the layout of the continental plates by the ancients. It may be just that people of modern times cannot understand it.

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