Thoughts on Master's Poem, "Don't Be Sad"
"Your body lies in prison - don't be sorrowful, don't be sad
With righteous thoughts and righteous actions, Fa is here
Calmly reflect on how many attachments you have
As you get rid of human mentality, evil naturally disappears."
(Provisional translation subject to further improvement, Hong Yin II )
After this poem was published, when I first read it, I thought it was written just for the practitioners who are illegally detained. One day I suddenly realized that I had not grasped Dafa solidly enough, and I now have new thoughts about it.
From the perspective of Fa-rectification, the elements, notions and old forces of the universe want to control Fa-rectification. The old forces arranged the so-called "tribulation" to set up a big "prison" for the whole body of Dafa disciples. From my understanding, Master is telling disciples in this poem how to leave "prison" and assist Master in Fa-rectification.
From the perspective of this human world, the old forces, old elements and the evil have set up a "prison" for all Dafa disciples: lies which slander Dafa were spread all over the world. Some countries, hoping for benefits from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or confused by illusions created by the CCP, show indifference, and even assist the Chinese Communist Regime's persecution of Falun Gong. Dafa disciples should do well in all of the three things. We should follow the guidance of Master to spread Dafa and offer salvation to sentient beings in the way described by Master in this poem.
Under the CCP dictatorship, China is the center of evil in this world. The evil set up a big "prison" for practitioners in China. The rogue political regime and its head use the army, the police, the courts, the media, and foreign diplomacy to persecute Falun Dafa. They use devious and brutal methods to persecute Falun Dafa disciples, and use lies to deceive the Chinese people, forcing all Chinese citizens to participate in this persecution. Governmental power has been used to commit crimes against Dafa. Master is telling Dafa disciples in this poem how to get out of this "prison" and how to assist Master in Fa-rectification and offer salvation to sentient beings.
The prisons, labor camps and brainwashing classes in China are "prison" for the practitioners in them. Corrupt officials use devious and brutal methods learned from their past actions to persecute Dafa disciples irrationally. Many Dafa disciples are injured or disabled by torture; some are even tortured to death. Master told disciples in this poem how to be free of this "prison."
For every practitioner, our human concepts, notions and attachments form a "prison." Master tells us in this poem how to walk solidly on the path of validating the Fa and offering salvation to sentient beings, in order to succeed in our mission.
The poem has very profound inner meaning that I cannot fully express. Although I have not expressed myself well, I just wanted to share my understanding with fellow practitioners. Please kindly point out anything improper in my understanding.