Reflections on Life: “The Mountains Unable to Block, Water Flowing Eastward in the River”

Guan Ming

PureInsight | January 19, 2009

[] Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power nearly 60 years ago, there have been constant disasters and calamities. In 2008, as the CCP is approaching its end, the madness has further accelerated, marked by the continued persecution of Falun Gong, brutality against lawyer Gao Zhisheng, the arrest of Hu Jia and Professor Guo Quan, the execution of Yang Jia, and the massive blockage of related news and discussions over the Internet. However, none of these will change the CCP’s fate of being disintegrated. When visiting the Epoch Times website today, I saw that the number of Chinese people who have quit the CCP and its associated organizations has reached 46 million people. I felt relieved over this and pondered on how much longer this insane dictatorial regime could continue. When looking at the grand history of China, the famous poem by Xin Qiji, “The Mountains Unable to Block, Water Flowing Eastward in the River,” appeared in my mind.

In the clear river under the Lonely Terrace,
Are the tears from many passersby.
Looking northwest towards the old capital,
My sight was stopped by mountain after mountain.
The mountains unable to block,
Water flowing eastward in the river.
Sad as I am by the river at night,
I can hear francolin chirping deep in the mountains.

Throughout his life, Xin Qiji fought hard against the Jin Dynasty, trying to restore the Song Dynasty. However, he could not succeed, and therefore he poured out his sadness in poetry. In the Imperial Collection of Four, this poem was described as being “of great, unparalleled aspiration.” The sentence, “The mountains unable to block, water flowing eastward in the river,” implied that nothing could stop people from thinking about the Song Dynasty. It also meant that nothing can stop the momentum of history.

While traveling about overseas, I often worry about China. It is an unprecedented disgrace to be ruled by such an insane dictatorial regime as the CCP. Between 1959 and 1961, about 37 million people starved to death. During the Cultural Revolution, there were more than 25 million unnatural deaths. During the Tiananmen Square Massacre in June 1989, numerous students’ blood was shed. Since 1999, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have died as a result of the persecution. Organs have been harvested from innocent people and sold for profit. During the time of the earthquake in Sichuan Province, because the CCP did not broadcast the early warning and because of shoddy construction, many schools collapsed and tens of thousands of children perished. How can the heavenly law allow the CCP to exist much longer? In history, both Qinshihuang and Hitler provide examples of what happens to ruthless dictators. Because of the sins they committed, they were doomed to a miserable end. Similarly, although the CCP appears powerful today, it truly cannot last much longer. It is a heavenly law that good is rewarded with good, and evil meets with retribution. The day will soon come for the CCP to be completely eliminated. Those who follow the CCP will be doomed along with it. Only by courageously quitting the CCP and its puppet organizations can one hope to have a good future.

November 28, 2008

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