‘Zhen-Shan-Ren’ by Evan Mantyk The Society May 24, 2014 Culture, 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) NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.