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We Should Be Extra Careful When Quoting Master's Poems

February 17, 2015 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Japan

(Minghui.org) In Teaching the Fa at the Discussion on Writing Music and Creating Fine Art, Master responded to a question about putting Pudu as a movement in a practitioner's own composition:

“...if you want to use Pudu in the music you are creating, it's not that you can't do it--what's key is that you have not grasped the inner meaning of Pudu. In it is the entire process Master went through from prehistory up through the Fa-rectification—could any concerto possibly encompass that?”

I studied this lecture again and thought of the recent “Notice from Falun Dafa Association.” The following sharing is limited by my current cultivation level. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.

Master's poems are not just poems; they are part of the Fa that guides our cultivation. Quoting Master's poems in our cultivation experience sharing is all right. I also think formally quoting the poems in our truth-clarification materials may be fine under some circumstances.

But aside from these scenarios, I don't think we should casually use Master's poems. We should certainly not use one of Master's poems as the title or content of our own work without citing the source.

For example, Master's poem “Predestiny Leads Back to Sacred Fruit” in Hong Yin says, “Reaching Consummation, returning with Master.” I have seen this sentence in some practitioners' poems.

Such practitioners' poems seem to flow “naturally” with the sentence, but our poems don't carry the profound meanings that Master's do. Therefore, it's not appropriate. In my view, when we create our own work such as sharing articles, poems, presentation speeches, truth-clarification materials, messages, or emails, we should really pay attention to this.