Descending to the Earthly World
With the turning of Falun there is sure to be madness,
A whole nation's resources drained, working on me.
I quietly observe the buffoon's devilish play dying out,
Only the last vestiges of dirt now blow to and fro.
Five thousand years of reincarnation through shifts and change,
I brush off the enshrouding dust, and all their realities are seen.
Who is really the gallant lead in this gigantic play?
I made this trip just for the sake of sentient beings.
The 29th day of the 12th month, the Year of Ren Wu in the lunar calendar
January 31, 2003
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