The Big Stage

Five thousand years of human civilization,

has China Proper1 as the stage.

Foolishly absorbed in what unfolds in the play,

the grotesque scenes seem beautiful.

Awakening, people look at one another,

and realize the stage was being set for the Fa.

Li Hongzhi
February 1, 2002

1An ancient literary term (Zhong Yuan) often referring to China. In a strict sense it refers to the eastern river basins of China.

(Translator's Note: The translation is subject to improvement to be closer to the original text. Latest update: March 18, 2002)

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