The Beginning of a Good Future
[PureInsight.org] The movie 2012, produced in 2009, was a popular Hollywood production not only because of its stunts and special effects, but also due to the ancient Mayan prophecy mentioned in the movie that the world would end in 2012. Then, a major earthquake took place in Japan in 2011 with a magnitude of 9.0, leading to a severe tsunami and deadly disasters. This calamity echoed people's worries regarding doomsday prophecies, making the future seem even more unpredictable.
When we carefully examine the Mayan prophecy again, however, it indicates that the year 2012 is not meant to be the world's end. Rather, it indicates the beginning of a good future. Now let us explore this from an archaeological perspective.
The story goes back more than 2,000 years when it is said Mayan ancestors left 13 crystal skulls. Although they were dispersed throughout the world, it was said they would come together when civilization reached a certain point. At that time, the crystal skulls would reveal mankind's past, present and future.
Two British filmmakers started to follow this story in the1990’s. After learning one crystal skull had been identified several decades earlier, they realized this was not a legend, but rather something real. They then began to search worldwide for more information about the skulls and found many unusual phenomena. In an attempt to uncover the facts, they started from the locations where the crystal skulls were found and began to interview numerous sorcerers, fortune tellers, UFO experts, scientists, archaeologists, and so on. Eventually, the 13 crystal skulls were gathered together and the entire archaeological process was filmed as a BBC documentary titled The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls. This movie shocked Europe and the entire world. It was translated into more than 30 languages and the book carrying the same title also became a best seller for a number of years.
There were three messages Mayan tribes obtained from the crystal skulls: 1) An ancient culture would reappear in the human world; 2) A person with wisdom would emerge and tell people to restore moral values; 3) The time period between 1992 and 2012 would be the final purification period within the universe.
Let us start with the first message, an ancient culture reappearing in the human world. This is difficult to comprehend for Chinese people who are 40 years old or younger, since they had no opportunities to learn the traditional Chinese culture. This is because the Cultural Revolution carried out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) almost ruined the entire traditional culture that had existed for thousands of years. Now, we know that Three Character Classic (San Zi Jing) is a very good educational book for children. For example, “Of old, the mother of Mencius, chose a neighborhood” “Tou of the Swallow Hills had the right method. He taught five sons, each of whom raised the family reputation.” The words contained within this text are very insightful and good for children’s moral development, but almost none of us had the opportunity to learn this in the past.
The Confucian Theories talk about “Benevolence, Righteousness, Manners, Wisdom, Credibility,” and “Cultivating moral character, establishing a harmonious family, managing a nation, and pacifying the world.” But such ancient wisdom could not be found in our textbooks and was instead referred to as outdated, feudal doctrines.
This was not our choice. It happened because the CCP took power in China and wiped out traditional culture from society and people's hearts. We were deprived of opportunities to learn it and, as a result of the CCP's brainwashing, even established a negative attitude towards it.
In contrast, traditional Chinese culture is respected and cherished in the Western world. In 1988, Hannes Alfvén and other Nobel laureates proposed that, for people to continue living in the 21st century, we would have to learn from the Confucian Theories. Some people even said that the root of mankind's civilization stemmed from ancient Chinese culture. Therefore, we can see that by damaging traditional Chinese culture, the CCP is destroying mankind. Yet ironically, the CCP still exists to this day in China and continues to do bad deeds. This is a shame.
Fortunately, more and more Chinese people are beginning to reconsider our traditional culture. After learning what is right and what is wrong, they are deciding to separate themselves from the vicious organizations of the CCP. In addition, more than 100 million people have declared to quit the CCP in order to have a good future.
At the same time, the Three Character Classic and other books from traditional Chinese culture have become more readily available and popular among young readers. This, however, does not mean the CCP has become good. In fact, it still persecutes Falun Gong practitioners, a group of people who follow the traditional culture. It also interferes with Shen Yun performances, a cultural event that aims to revive traditional Chinese culture.
The second message stated that a person with wisdom would appear in the oriental world and tell people to restore moral values. What stands out here is that this person with wisdom would tell people to restore, not to improve, moral values. The reason being, that during a prehistoric period moral values existed at a certain level, but later dropped. In addition, beings at different levels have different requirements to follow. Similarly, a human being has to meet the requirement for a human being. Otherwise, he will descend further and further, until he is eliminated.
The third message says that the time between 1992 and 2012 is the final purification period in the universe. Please note that the time between 1992 and 2012 is the final purification period, not the final period, of the universe. That is to say, 2012 is not the end of the world, although there could be a calamity. In addition, the world will become a better one after the purification.
During this process, however, we have to meet the criteria so that we can be saved and transition into the new world. So, what kind of criteria is it? Since the new world will be wonderful, people will live in harmony with each other. This does not mean there will be no conflicts between people. The major difference is in how people handle the conflicts. First of all, they will share a mutual goal to resolve the problem; secondly, they will be sincere and compassionate with each other; thirdly, they will look inward when issues arise so that they can improve themselves instead of pointing fingers at each other.
Such a mindset coincides with the principles of Falun Dafa, that is, Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance. Falun Dafa practitioners are also able to look within when encountering conflicts. Therefore, Falun Dafa could be the criteria for people to enter the future.
Some may say that the CCP has also talked about “establishing a harmonious society.” In fact, given its nature and its previous deeds against traditional culture, it is clear that the CCP does not even know what a harmonious society is, let alone leading people towards this state. Thus, its claim of building a harmonious society is actually deceiving people, both inside China and overseas.
In regards to the crystal skulls, there are three time points we need to pay attention to. One is 1992, the beginning of the universe's purification. This coincides with the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public in May 1992. Since that time, Falun Dafa has spread to 114 countries and regions throughout the world with more than 100 million practitioners. Had there been no persecution by the CCP, there would be even more people practicing Falun Dafa.
Since the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance are the criteria to enter the future, then whoever supports this ideology and its practitioners will be retained. Those who oppose these principles or persecute Falun Dafa practitioners will be weeded out.
The second time point is related to the vicious forces in this world, which are selfish and want to destroy beings. This was highlighted by the persecution of Falun Dafa beginning in July 1999 by the CCP. While attempting to eradicate Falun Dafa, Jiang Zemin and the CCP regime concocted lies to defame Falun Dafa so that not only were practitioners mistreated, but also everyday people were poisoned.
Now, the movie 2012 points out the third time point. Could this be accidental? It is unlikely.
When one thinks this over, he or she will understand why Falun Dafa began to spread throughout the world in 1992, why it was persecuted in 1999, and how this related to whether people can enter the future. Then it will be easier to understand why over 100 million Chinese people have decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
We hope you are able to know the truth. By memorizing “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance is good,” you will have a good future.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2011/12/24/79440.html