Painting: Journey Home
(Minghui.org) This painting, “Hundreds of Millions of Boats on Their Journey Home,” conveys a Falun Gong practitioner's feelings about and observations on his practice – a journey home, returning to one's true-self.
The boats sail on a long winding river in the mountains. No clear routes are visible and some areas are foggy, implying an arduous journey.
The inspiration of this painting comes from a poem by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong:
"The Knowing Heart
With Teacher guiding the voyage, the Fa saves all beings,
One sail is hoisted, one hundred million sails follow.
With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,
With a preoccupied human heart, crossing the ocean proves arduous.
The wind and clouds suddenly change, and the heavens seem to crumble,
The mountains shake, the seas churn, and the ferocious waves billow.
Follow Teacher closely, steadfastly cultivating Dafa,
With attachments too strong, bearings are lost.
Some flee for their lives, deserting capsized boats and torn sails,
As the mud and sand are completely sifted, gold shines forth.
Grand talk counts for naught when it comes to life and death,
Actions reveal what is true.
When the day of Consummation arrives,
The great disclosure of the truth will leave the world in amazement."
The Chinese characters written on the mountains from left to right are “Falun Gong is good,” “Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and “The Disintegration of the Chinese Communist Party is Heaven's mandate.”
The painting is 120 cm wide and 60 cm in height. The title of the painting is on the upper right corner. Chinese paintings follow the format of traditional Chinese. Any texts should be read from right to left. The artist's seal is on top. The seal at the bottom left corner translates as “Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”