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  • Poem: Dew Drop

    Within one drop ofdew lies such infinitedepths, shallow tothe veiled eye...
  • Graphic Design: Thank You Card

  • Stories from Ancient China: Princess Taihua

    Princess Taihua was the daughter of Emperor Gaozong in the Tang Dynasty. It is said that she was the Queen of Emperor Gaozong in a previous life. The queen was murdered by one of Emperor Gaozong’s concubines, Madam Wu. After the queen died, Madam Wu gave birth to Princess Taihua. Princess Taihua never smiled. Even though Madam Wu was her mother, every time Princess Taihua saw Madam Wu she would become very angry.
  • Painting: Law Wheel in a Lotus Flower

  • Graphic Design: Magnificent Law Wheel

  • Story from Ancient China: The Destiny of Qiao Lin

    Liu Yanzhuang asked him, “I’ve never seen you speaking to any of my friends and guests, whether they are virtuous or not. Qiao Lin, on the other hand, is a nobody. Why are you exceptionally courteous towards him?” Shen Tusheng replied, “This man isn’t an ordinary person! He’ll one day become your superior. You should treat him kindly, and in later years he’ll reward you for your courtesy today. I’m being friendly towards him on your account. Unfortunately, judging from his facial features, there are signs that he’ll rebel one day. If he were to be a high-level government official, he wouldn’t be able to keep the position for more than a hundred days. Furthermore, he would certainly be killed after seventy years of age. Please remember what I’ve said today.”
  • Stories from Ancient China: The Rumour of the Tiger

    There certainly cannot be any tiger downtown. A rumour that a tiger was spotted downtown is an obvious falsehood, but a rumour, if repeated often enough, can be accepted as truth. This spawned the Chinese idiom “three people can turn a rumour of a tiger downtown into an accepted truth,” which is used to express this meaning. For example, one might say, “To tell between truth and falsehood, one must carefully examine all facts and think thoroughly, and should not easily believe in rumours, or one is allowing ‘three people to turn a rumour of a tiger downtown into an accepted truth.’”
  • Graphic Design: Falun Dafa Spreads Worldwide

  • Stories from Ancient China: The Red Thread Brings Lovers Together

    Very early the next morning Wei Gu eagerly rushed to the temple. The moon was still in the sky when he arrived. There was an old man sitting on the steps, leaning on a bag and reading a book under the moonlight. Wei Gu glanced at the book, but could not read its words. So he asked the old man, “What kind of book are you reading? Ever since youth I’ve studied many different languages, even Indian Sanskrit. Yet, I must admit I’ve never come across the language written in this book. What can you tell me about it?”
  • Artwork: Law Boat Sets Sail

  • Stories from Ancient China: King Mu of the Qin State Wins Respect with Virtue

    Some years back, King Mu of the Qin State lost a few prized horses. The three hundred residents at the foot of Mount Qi found and captured those fine horses, and consumed the meat. The law enforcement officers of the Qin State discovered their crime, arrested all of them, and were ready to administer the most severe punishments for eating the King’s horses. But King Mu announced, “A true gentleman would never punish people on the account of a few animals. By the way, I heard that eating the meat of good horses without wine is harmful to one’s body.”
  • Zhuan Falun Sits in a Lotus Flower

  • A Brief Discussion of the Relationship Between Illness, the Four Seasons and the Four Parts of a Day

    According to The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Script, an ancient Chinese medical reference book, all illnesses arise from dryness, humidity, cold, heat, wind, rain, imbalances between Yin and Yang, happiness, anger, dietary imbalances and an inauspicious residence location. The ill person frequently feels better at dawn and during the daytime, but may feel worse at dusk and at night. In other words, the symptoms of an illness may intensify at dusk and get even worse at night.
  • Poems from Prison

    I was sent to the detention centre because of my belief and my conscience. A prisoner who had been sentenced to death asked me, "If you are right and kind, why were you sent here? Don't you talk about retribution?" I then wrote the following poem.
  • Tang Dynasty Calligraphy by Yan Qin Li Bei

    The stone rubbing calligraphy of Yan Qin Li Bei was written by Yan Zhenqing in 779 AD and excavated in October 1922 in Chang’an City known today as Xi’an. Yan Zhenqing (709-785 AD) was an expert calligrapher during the Tang Dynasty and built the stone for his great-grandfather. The stone remains in good condition after being buried underground for many years.