‘Zhen-Shan-Ren’ by Evan Mantyk The Society May 24, 2014 Culture, Falun Dafa, Poetry (Zhen-Shan-Ren: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” the three main principles of Falun Dafa) Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Hear the Truth that sounds like “Zhen,” Rhythm that can vanquish lies, Self-deceptions vaporize: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Hear Compassion for all men That can make our hearts ascend, Make the Good a splendid trend: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Hear Forbearance in the “Ren” That resounds in discipline, And resisting fleshly sin: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Hear from every peak and glen, Every sea and every shore, Greatest heights to deepest core: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Wisdom from the prophet’s pen Noble words from gentlemen Understood by nine in ten: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Hear again! Again! Again! Heaven’s gate will open up Drums and Singing then erupt: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… updated December 2018. Evan Mantyk is an English teacher and poet living in New York. Featured Image: “Waist Drum” by Xiaoping Chen. Painting description: In many major cities around the world, people who practice Falun Gong participate in parades to celebrate traditional Chinese culture. The artist has drawn celestial beings playing amidst the clouds, echoing the unified beat from below. (en.falunart.org) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.