PureInsight | January 17, 2005
[PureInsight.org] On January 8, 2005, a friend and I attended a public rally named "Say Bye for Good to CCP (Chinese Communist Party)" held in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC. It was sponsored by more than 40 overseas Chinese organizations, pro-democracy and pro-human rights organizations, as well as western NGO's based in Washington D.C. On our way there, she looked outside the car window and said, "Ying Chun flowers are blossoming." [Note: In Chinese, Ying Chun means "greeting the spring" and signals the arrival of spring. The flower is called "winter jasmine" in English].
I was astonished when I heard that the flower that greets the spring is already in blossom. Is spring arriving earlier this year?
For several months during the second half of 2004, I frequently traveled between New York and Washington, DC. I felt the weather in the U.S. East Coast this winter, at least the area from New York and Washington, DC, was not as cold as usual. Sometimes I even felt as if there were a spring breeze gentle sweeping across my face. I believe that gods must be on Falun Gong practitioners' side as they have blessed us with such a warm winter and made it easier for those Falun Gong practitioners to do the truth-clarification work every day on the streets of Manhattan during the second half of 2004. The warmer weather also entices more people to come out to the streets of Manhattan and, thus giving them more opportunities to meet Falun Gong practitioners and learn about Falun Gong and China's persecution against Falun Gong. My friend had mentioned that the tulips in her front yard are already budding, except she did not think of it as a sign of spring until she saw Ying Chun flower blossoming today.
It appears the weather might also be warmer on the other side of the earth. A recent news report said that the December weather in Liaoning Province (one of the three northern provinces in China) was unusually warm and Liaoning was not covered with thick layers of snow and ice as usual. The report said that Ying Chun flowers were blossoming in the streets of Dalian, Liaoning Province as well.
The ancient Chinese people believed that each great cosmic change has its corresponding changes in the human realm. Last year, astronomers discovered through the telescopes that our galaxy is moving away from the rest of the cosmos at an accelerating rate, and that several dozens of new star systems have emerged in galaxies neighboring ours that had been thought as old and barren. All the celestial changes seem to suggest that the universe is restructuring and rejuvenating.
Looking back at the yellow blossom of Ying Chun in a distance, I feel as if those beautiful messengers of the spring were signaling to us that spring has quietly arrived at the human realm and the cold, bitter winter is gone. I suddenly remembered a poem titled "The Foretelling" that the founder of Falun Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi, published on Minghui.org on February 15, 2002:
"Autumn is not over
yet spring has arrived
What humans don't believe in
all now comes forth
The sky cracks open
and the earth burns
The evil tries to hide
the wicked ones to flee
As gong surges forth
evil spirits wail and scream
The Dafa disciples
ascend to the heights of the heavens
In control of Heaven and Earth, rectifying the human realm"
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/1/10/30668.html