P rophecies, spanning all major traditions, speak of this period as one of significant importance in history. These prophecies, though intentionally written in allegories and symbols, remain clear enough for those who might be willing to pay enough attention to understand.

Exploring these prophecies, is interesting in many ways – one being the question of: If we could see into the words of the prophets, would it endow us with the power to change history – take an alternate, better course?

Year 1999, Seventh Month

In the year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror,
In order to bring back to life the great king of Angolmois,
Before and after Mars reigns in the name of bringing people happiness.

- Century X, Quatrain 72. Centuries, Nostradamus.

Nostradamus
The French Prophet Nostradamus

Whereas Falun Gong is a peaceful and nonviolent form of personal belief and practice with millions of adherents in the People's Republic of China and elsewhere;..the Government of the People's Republic of China has forbidden Falun Gong practitioners to practice their beliefs, and has systematically attempted to eradicate the practice and those who follow it;

- United States Concurrent Resolution 188 (Passed 420-0)

“...the great compassion and tolerance demonstrated by Falun Dafa practitioners in upholding the principles of their practice under the most severe environment had touched the hearts of people throughout the city, state, nation and world ”

- Resolution Passed by The Massachusetts House of Representatives

...a form of evil we have yet to see on this planet[speaking on reports of live organ harvestation from Falun Gong practitioners]...a new form of evil

David Matas, Human Right Lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Vital organs including hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas were systematically harvested from Falun Gong practitioners at Sujiatan Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, beginning in 2001. The practitioners were given injections to induce heart failure, and therefore were killed in the course of the organ harvesting operations or immediately thereafter.

Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur

Reports describe harrowing scenes in which detainees, many of whom are followers of the Falun Gong movement, die as a result of severe ill treatment, neglect or medical attention. The cruelty and brutality of these alleged acts of torture defy description.

Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur

Almost every woman's genitals and breasts or every man's genitals have been sexually assaulted during the persecution in a most vulgar fashion.

Gao Zhisheng, Internationally Renowned Human Rights Lawyer

Reports continue of deaths of detained [Falun Gong] practitioners following torture and extreme ill-treatment...

Amnesty International

"...the campaign of persecution has been generated by the Government of the People's Republic of China , is carried out by government officials and police at all levels, and has permeated every segment of society and every level of government in the People's Republic of China"

United States Concurrent Resolution 188 (Passed 420-0)

"...the persecution of Falun Gong amounts to genocide as defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Edward McMillan-Scott, European Parliament Vice President

Human Rights Watch urges the international community to continue to speak out against China's deplorable human rights record, including its treatment of Falungong practitioners

Human Rights Watch

The only event of significance that transpired on earth in the seventh month of 1999 was the onset of a brutal persecution by the Chinese regime, against practitioners of Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa is an ancient spiritual discipline, whose adherents seek to improve themselves by their principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Before the onset of the persecution, over a hundred million freely practiced Falun Dafa in China.

The persecution has been unprecedented in scale and brutality – forms of violence not known to history has been unleashed against practitioners – many have been tortured to the brink of death, and estimates say tens of thousands have had their organs harvested, whilst they are still alive. Children, women, elderly – none have been spared.

The persecution extends to all aspects of society – including the educational system, the workplace, the media. Even media outside of China has been targeted in various ways – including through China’s army of paid internet commentators – referred to as the 50 cent party – a force, estimated to be 300,000 strong, who scour sites such as Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, etc., attempting to cover up information on the regime’s human rights violations, and skew public opinion through posts and comments

“King of Terror” is how Nostradamus chose to describe a calamity that descended on mankind as a whole. The persecution, the baseless slander, and the ruckus the communist regime engineered in China, where no form of free media exists, would result in tens of millions of Chinese being deceived – as they already had been by the state controlled Chinese media in matters such as the regime’s persecution of the Tibetan Buddhists. The persecution was viewed by Nostradamus as a disaster for mankind as a whole – for the persecution would bring an immense amount of karma to humankind itself – many would, for years, fail to see the truth, deceived by the regime’s propaganda machine.

“Mars reigns in the name of bringing people happiness” explains why the world governments, despite strongly criticizing in words the actions of the Chinese regime, would fail to take concrete steps towards forcing China to stop the persecution. “Mars” refers to [Karl] Marx, whose theory of Marxism, would come to control the ideals of societies and humans around the world. Societies, their frameworks of thinking bound by such notions of “bringing people *material happiness,” would continue to engage in trade with China, even buckle to the likes of the regime in their policies. This rule of “mars,” and a fear of financial backlash from the regime, would keep many of the world’s media from giving due coverage to the crimes of the persecution, and bringing the facts to public attention.

At multiple instances, in his work 'Centuries,' Nostradamus refers to Marx as 'mars' - For instance, in Century 3, Quartain 56, in what seems an apparent reference to the French Revolutions, Nostradamus writes: “Montauban, Nîmes, Avignon and Béziers, Plague, thunder and hail in the wake of Mars: Of Paris bridge, Lyons wall, Montpellier.”

Under influence of Marxian theories, they would fail to realize that it is Goodness that is eventually returned with Goodness – and supporting the evil would only bring misfortune, no matter how well things might have been humanly calculated and planned – for that is an objective law emerging from how the very Cosmos is physically constituted. Actions which align in nature to the nature of the Cosmos – which is True-Good-Enduring –bring Goodness and lasting Happiness. Goodness is returned with Goodness and Evil with Evil – in all ancient, upright traditions is taught this principle.

What nations must do in this historical juncture is stay rooted in absolute Goodness – refuse, if necessary, to trade with the criminal regime – take a powerfully bold, and strong stance – and take concrete action toward an immediate end to the evil persecution. Once nations take the right stance, and do that which is the right thing to be done, natural phenomenon, which is always driven by higher Cosmic Reason, would automatically transpire bringing prosperity to those nations. Just as one would not do business with a criminal for immediate profit, it is important not to trade with a regime such as China, while it is holding up such a policy of persecution of innocents – be it  Falun Dafa practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, or others. Very least, the worlds’ nations together taking a strong stance, urging for China to allow fundamental freedoms and right to free thought to its people, would force the regime into changing its policies.

The influence and ‘rule of Mars’ is even more apparent in China – where a veil of material good fortune is used by the Chinese regime to deceive people – to keep them blinded to a fundamental destruction of all values that is happening in China.

The above explanation is based on the author’s understanding of the article “ In Reference to a Prophecy."

Today, Falun Dafa is practiced freely, by tens of millions in more than 70 countries, around the world, and also in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the persecution continues in communist China.

Note 1: Propaganda against groups or people which the regime wishes to suppress has been part of the regime’s modus operandi throughout its history. In a recent case, when the jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, the regime labeled the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo, an “evil cult.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/10/china-still-furious-over-nobel

Note 2: As another example of characteristic PRC propaganda: A People’s Daily article, dated June 01, 2000, claims: “The commentary also unveiled the evil deeds of Dalai Lama and his followers during their armed insurgence in 1959 which aimed to protect feudal serfdom. Their evil deeds include splitting the motherland, butchering Tibetan people, looting temples, and raping women.. They killed a nine-year-old boy Samni, for example, cutting open his belly and eating his heart. Then, they cut the boy into small pieces and had him hung from a tree.” -Source: Thursday, June 01, 2000, Chinese state owned news: People’s Daily http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/english/200006/01/eng20000601_42058.html [ archived: http://www.webcitation.org/5yczXuKeR ] . It is interesting to note that “butchering Tibetan people, looting temples, and raping women,” are things the Chinese Communist Party itself is doing. Such propaganda manages to function in an environment where all forms of media are quarantined, and even twitter, bbc, and facebook are illegal.

Note 3: The Chinese regime has, as part of its propaganda appartus, an estimated 300,000 strong group of paid online commentators, known as the 50-cent party, who work to skew public opinion in favor of the regime. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/sep/22/chinathemedia.marketingandpr. See also, the BBC article: "China's internet spin doctors" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7783640.stm

Note 4: To understand more about the persecution, the reader is urged to explore through the websites http://www.faluninfo.net and http://www.clearwisdom.net. More on the organ harvestation reports can be seen in these videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia04u0u8J8s, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkf2u1Umzi4. Also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LPksYo2WUQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eXzLlXf2IE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuZXvazdX3s

In West, From East

“The Easterner will leave his seat,
To pass the Apennine mountains to see Gaul:
He will transpire the sky, the waters and the snow,
And everyone will be struck with his rod.”

- Century 2, Quatrain 29. Centuries, Nostradamus.

“Long awaited he will never return,
He will appear in Asia, and be in Europe:
One of the league issued from the great Hermes,
And he will grow over all the Kings of the East."

- Century X, Quartain 75, Centuries, Nostradamus.

The Founder of Falun Dafa, Mr. Li Hongzhi, was born in China, and, first taught Falun Dafa outside of China in France, upon invitation of the Chinese Embassy in France, in 1995. The region of France was called “Gaul” by the ancient Romans. This series of Lectures was followed by a second in Sweden.

The prophecies seem to suggest that the Teacher would “appear in Asia, and be in Europe.”

"I can choose to go anywhere, and it's right that I chose to stay in the United States. In the beginning the old forces arranged for me to go to France, and it was even mentioned in prophecies. For various reasons, though, I came to the U.S. But it's not that I have some special preference for the U.S. " - Mr. Li Hongzhi, Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference.

To be ‘struck by a rod,’ is veiled usage in ancient traditions for ‘to be spiritually awakened.’ Century X, Quartan 75, seems to refer to that Dafa practitioners in China await their Teacher’s return.

The word Nostradamus uses to convey the sense "Easterner" is "L'oriental," and in today's use, the word would strongly suggest a person from China.

The Bible as well speaks of the coming of an Easterner:

Lo, I did tell you beforehand. 'If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe; for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;

Matthew 24:25-27, The Bible, Young’s Literal Translation

Pre-Persecution practice of Falun Dafa in China
Pre-persecution practice of Falun Dafa in China.

The Bible, in above verses, seems to speak of the coming of an Easterner – whose presence on the world stage would be openly manifest – that the prophesied of individual would not be someone in deep forests, or in the inner chambers of mystery societies – “for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man.”

In China, Falun Dafa was the most popular system of mind-body cultivation, ever. Several awards were given to Mr. Li Hongzhi by government bodies in China – including “Qi Gong Grandmaster” by the Jilin Province Qi Gong Research Society, “Most Acclaimed Qi Gong Master” at the Beijing Health Expo, award for “Advancing Frontier Science” – before the onset of the persecution. Since the declaration of Mr. Li Hongzhi as  a goodwill ambassador and honorary citizen by the city of Houston, Texas, "as a token of high esteem," and commending an “unselfish public service for the benefit and welfare of mankind,” in 1995, Mr. Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa have received over a thousand awards from government bodies world over for the benefits Falun Dafa has brought to their citizens. Mr. Li Hongzhi is a four time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and was a nominee for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

In July, 1999, unsettled by the large number of dedicated practitioners throughout China, the atheist-Marxist Chinese regime launched a brutal persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners. The persecution has been strongly criticized by all major human rights organizations and major governments around the world.

 

Other Prophecies

In the Buddhist Scriptures, in the Book of Revelations, are all prophecies referring to this period, the spread of a Great Teaching and the persecution of its practitioners. A Buddhist Sutra, prophesizes:

Buddha Statue in Lantau Island, Hong Kong

“Alas! In the evil time
Of the Dharma-Ending Age,
Living beings' blessings are slight,
It is difficult to train them.
Far indeed from the sages of the past!
Their deviant views are deep.
Demons are strong, the Dharma is weak;
Many are the wrongs and injuries.
Hearing the door of the Thus Come One's sudden teaching,
They hate not destroying it as they would smash a tile.
The doing is in the mind;
The body suffers the calamities.
There's no need for unjust accusations that shift the blame to others.
If you don't wish to invite the karma of the unintermittent [hell],
Do not slander the Thus Come One's Proper Wheel of Dharma.”

- SE(62-63).

“Dharma Ending period,” was a term used by the historical Gautama Buddha to refer to the period starting approximately 2000 years after his passing away.

The Buddhist traditions believe that with the coming of the Maitreya’s Teachings would appear many divine symbols around the world – one among them being the appearance of the mystical Udumbara flowers.

In ancient Buddhist traditions, it is believed that if one lets another know of a true cultivation way, and that person cultivates to consummation, the virtue engendered by his good act would result in the first person obtaining boundless blessings and virtue, perhaps him attaining godhood as well.

When a person does the opposite – harms practitioners, spreads slander that would obstruct others from obtaining the way – the traditions say the consequences and the karma would be so immense, the being would have to suffer destruction of both his soul and body – or the “unintermittent hell.”

The term "Wheel of Dharma" translates to "Falun" in Chinese.



Hopi Rock Engraving

Depiction of Falun
Figure 1. A rough depiction of the symbol of Falun Dafa, done by a practitioner, as part of a painting. The Swastika is considered a divine symbol in Eastern traditions, including in Buddhism. The Swastika was appropriated by Hitler during the Second World War.

In Oraibi, Arizona, there is an ancient petroglyph known as the “Prophecy Rock” symbolizing old Hopi prophecies. The radiating wheel on the left, with a Swastika in the centre [a symbol associated with the Buddha School], resembles the Falun of Falun Dafa. The different paths sentient beings take seem symbolized in the diagram. A group would improve themselves spiritually and ascend to higher realms, a group enters a bright future world as humans – the persecutors, and those who allow their conscience to be ruled by the Marxian theories tread a path to destruction. According to interpretations – those taking the lower path are “one-Heart” with the Teacher, while those taking the other are filled with an empty pride and empty materialistic notions – the jagged lines are interpreted as symbolizing their destruction. An online source cites a Hopi Prophecy such, “Afterwards life changes...The dark-hearted ones will be eliminated and the good hearted ones walking with the One will continue this world.”

An ancient artifact now  in the Archeological Museum at Skyros Greece
An ancient artifact now in the archeological museum at Skyros. Artifacts in the museum date from 2,800 B.C. to 1st century A.D. See the video here for more info.

The Prophesied of Teacher and a symbolic representation of the Falun, as a radiating wheel, with a swastika in the centre, appears on the left.

The circles seem meant to mark the start of major events and changes that were arranged to happen in Fa-rectification – two periods of ten years each – and then the beginning of a new era.

The imagery of the bow laid down near the figure, is interpreted by the Hopis to symbolize that the Way will be one of Peace and non-violence.

“Originally, the old forces’ arrangement was that there would be a total of twenty years, divided into a Fa-rectification period and a period in which the Fa rectifies the human world. During the first ten years, Master would do Fa-rectification and Dafa disciples would cultivate during the Fa-rectification period; during the latter ten years the future people would obtain the Fa. Then it would enter the new era, and at that time the new future would begin. But I’ve revealed this because things have changed, although not too much.”

- Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference

The ancient Mayans referred to the last 20 year periods of the 13th and the last Baktun of their calendar – the period between 1992 and 2012 – as the “Earth Regeneration” period. Falun Dafa was first taught to the general public in 1992.

“Just as with your practice of cultivation, as your bodies are being transformed, so the new earth is being made...These substances at the surface-level dimension will let the good people, who are kept to go on to the new earth, one day unwittingly find that the world has suddenly changed; or they may wake up one morning and discover that everything on earth has been renewed.”

- Lecture at the First Conference in North America

Many lesser known prophecies, such as in the Notes by Ge An, The Ten Thousand Years Poem , The Plum Blossom Poem, The Bai Zi Ming, The Prophecies of Paracelsus, all refer to this period of time.

Both Paracelsus and Nostradamus prophesize that the Great Way would transcend other teachings left to mankind before, and dispel out the wicked and false ways:

A child that goes to school and learns, when it arrives at years of discretion is ashamed of its childish work and destroys it. Thus shall it also happen to thee. As thou writest in such a manner thine own work shall be nought. For which reason there will be much labour for nought and in vain. For the time teacheth and giveth knowledge that not every pearl is a true pearl that is alleged so to be. Therefore a hand shall fall upon thee that will tear thee to shreds.

- The 16th Figure, The Prophecies of Paracelsus

“A man will be charged with destroying the temple and religions altered by fantasy. He will harm the rocks rather than the living. Ears filled with ornate speeches.”

- Quartain 96, Century 1, Centuries, Nostradamus

In Direct Words

I wish the perpetrators of this inhumane persecution would look into prophecies as the ones below; that they would find sense enough to calmly reflect on them, take an objective look at what they have been doing, what role they have been playing in this Cosmic drama, and what consequences may await, in time.

Depiction of Falun
 The twenty-fourth figure from Paracelsus's Prophecies – the corresponding passage is on left.

'What is it, or what does it help you that ye combine together and do not consider that ye are contrary in soul and heart? Behold only how ye are externally marked by your garments, even so are ye also internally. Ye should not be as beasts but as men, but as ye are not so, he will rule you that is above you, of whom stands written: give unto him what to him belongs. For no bestial reason is permanent, only that reason remaineth which is destined and ordained by God. This falleth in due time, thus is your council destroyed.'

- The Prophecies of Paracelsus, The 24th Woodcut.

Depiction of A Russian Bear
The "Russian Bear," once a symbol of the communist USSR, as depicted in a 1911 satirical English magazine .

In Paracelsus’s work, corresponding to each passage is a woodcut.

The bear was a symbol used by the USSR to represent itself – the fowl is symbolic of empty, foolish pride. Here a fowl struts itself in front of a Saint or a Prophet – not realizing the Heavens can choose to eliminate it, at will. The bear being placed behind the fowl symbolizes from where it draws its identity – communist Russia.

The same destruction of those who are “contrary in soul and heart” is symbolized in the Hopi petroglyph, according to its interpretations. A “mark of the beast,” is referred to in The Bible, Book of Revelations.

“Prendra Diane” – “Out of Wood”

The “Ten Thousand Years Poem,” an ancient Chinese prophetic poem, traditionally attributed to Jiang Ziya, says:

“Rabbit,” “out of Wood,” leading people of the future, his hands are free but the outcome is Good.

- Jiang Ziya, The Ten Thousand Years Poem

Ancient forms of the Character LiMr. Li Hongzhi was born in the year of the Rabbit. The character for the name Li(李) is composed of the character for wood (木) and the character for child (子). An interpreted meaning the symbol allows for is – “out of wood.”

Ancient forms for the character 李 are shown on the right.

The ancient Chinese dictionary Shuo Wen Jie Zi gives the meaning of the character as “果也。从木子聲。” ,

, is, in turn, described such by the Shuo Wen: “木實也。从木,象果形在木之上。” – This explanation translates as “The produce of a tree, from the character , and the pictorial representation of a fruit on a tree.” The character carries the meanings ‘wood’ and ‘tree.’

 

“That which neither weapon nor flame could accomplish will be achieved by a sweet speaking tongue in council.”

- Quartain 28, Century 2, Nostradamus

The phrase ”his hands are free” carry multiple layers of meaning – one being that it would be through His Teachings, that The Teacher would be leading people of the Future. The same seems symbolized in the Hopi petroglyph through the imagery of a bow laid down on the ground.

Nostradamus tells us about the Name of the Prophet, in his work Centuries:

“Le penultieme du ƒurnom du Prophete,
Prendra Diane pour ƒon iour & repos.
Loing vaguera par frenetique teƒte,
Et deliurant vn grand peuple d'impos ”

- Quartain 97, Century 1, Nostradamus

The first line translates to “The penultimate of the Surname of the Prophet.” “Penultimate of the Surname,” seems meant to be a reference to the family name.

The second line deserves closer analysis to bring out its meaning, which Nostradamus  veils in symbolism. A surface translation would make it seem the two sentences together carry no cogent meaning, and the sentence is usually translated as “Takes Diana for his day and rest.”

The word Prendra here conveys the meaning "Takes."Pour” is a French word, here conveying the meaning for. “Fon” is a determiner conveying the meaning his, its, etc., depending on context.

Cystallized amalgam of silver - referred to as "Dianae" or "Diana's Tree" by ancient alchemists – resembles the branches of a tree and even may have fruit-like forms occurring on its branches.
 

“Dianae” is Latin for the alchemists' “Philosopher’s Tree,” also known as “Diana’s Tree” or Arbor Philosophorum. In alchemy, symbols where used to refer to concepts – “sulphur,” for instance, symbolized “elemental fire.” The word “Dianae” was used to refer to the alchemist’s concept of the “Philoshopher’s Tree” as well as to a chemical tree-like amalgam of crystallized silver. The 17th century chemist Nocolas Lemery describes the crystal’s form as “a kind of tree, which throwing out branches will represent natural vegetation.” The form of the crystal being remarkably arborescent, with even fruit-like structures occurring on its branches, it lead pre-modern chemists to speculate of the existence of life in the mineral kingdom.

“Iour & repos” could be translated as “day and rest” – the two halves of a whole – one the active[day], and the other the passive[rest] – two fundamental energies which the alchemists held gives rise to all forms existing in nature – as the ancient Daoists theorized that Yin[The Passive Principe] and Yang[The Active Principle] created the five elements[five movement, literally], which, in turn, created the myriad forms that exist in nature. “Iour &repos” – here seems an alchemically veiled reference to “form.” “Iour &repos” thus could imply, “in two parts [halves] – which go together, like the day and night, giving rise to a cogent form.”

Nostradamus seems to suggest that "The Penultimate to The Surname of the Prophet" resembles 'Dianae' in it's form.The Chinese character for the name Li(李) is composed of the character for wood (木) and the character for child (子) - together the form suggests 'a tree and offshoots.'

The Chinese believe their characters’ forms are divine, that they have their origin in the Dao, and, thus, that their forms reflect the movement of fundamental energies of Yin and Yang.

Prendra Diane ƒon iour & repos” thus translates to “Resembling the Philosopher’s Tree[Diana] in its form[iour & repos],“ That which seems symbolized in 李, and in Jiang Ziya's characterization of the form as that which emerges from wood.

 

The 28th Quatrain of Century II, thus, says:

The penultimate to the Surname of the Prophet,
Takes the Philosopher’s Tree, for its form.
His Heart not at ease, he would travel the world,
Delivering a great many from subjugation .”

- Quartain 97, Century 1, Nostradamus

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Li Hongzhi conducted over 54 lecture series in China, upon invitation of government Qi Gong organizations in several cities in China – each set of Lectures typically spanning 8-10 days. From 1995, He lectured on Falun Dafa in cities of Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Dr. M. Doreal, a 20th century researcher of spiritual traditions, speaks of a Tibetan Prophecy of Maitreya’s coming after the wars. Some interpret the Buddhist scriptures as prophesising the arrival of the “Holy King Who Turns the Wheel,” as after five periods of 500 years after Gautama Buddha’s departure from the world – which would overlap with the period Doreal refers to.

The Huilin Phonetics and Interpretations, a Buddhist work, says, "Udumbara is the product of ominous and supernatural phenomena; it is a celestial flower and does not exist in the mundane world. If a Tathagata or King of the Golden Wheel appears in the human world, these flowers will manifest due to their great virtue and blessings."

Notes by Ge An, a five centuries old Korean Prophetic work, speaks of the "Lord of All Heavenly Kings,” coming to the world - which is how the Maiteya is described in the Buddhist traditions.

Chinese prophetic works such as “The Back Pushing Diagrams,” “Yuan Tiangang Inscription Prophecy,” the “Pancake Song prophecy,” the "Stone Tablet Inscription in Taibai Mountain of Shaanxi Province" all seem to point to the same period of time, and all speak of a similar set of incidents.

 

So much silver of Diana and Mercury,
The images will be found in the lake:
The sculptor looking for new clay,
He and his followers will be steeped in gold..”

- Quartain 12, Century 9, Centuries, Nostradamus.

Alchemical traditions spoke of converting lead to gold – the lead being the grosser human mind and body, and gold being the spiritually transformed self. “Steeped in gold” suggests profound spiritual growth and evolution.

“Silver of Diana and Mercury,” seem a reference to Wisdom, perhaps allegorical references to that which are products of spiritual self-cultivation, as the alchemists understood it, “the lake” is alchemical symbolism for the mind. Only on calm waters images form – thus, symbolic of an enlightened mind, capable of reflecting higher truths. Sculptor looking for new clay is a reference to that more people come to obtain the Way. Clay symbolizes “raw material” – that which will come to be transformed through cultivation practice.

Many practitioners find in Falun Dafa a way of keeping themselves healthy, and energetic – both in the mind and the body. A pilot study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, notes: “ ... changes in gene expression of FLG[Falun Dafa] practitioners... were characterized by enhanced immunity, downregulation of cellular metabolism, and alteration of apoptotic genes in favour of a rapid resolution of inflammation.”

Two Falun Dafa Practitioners in Meditation Falun Dafa teaches practitioners to continually improve their heart-nature/mind-nature or xinxing, or moral levels, in the midst of the complicated environment of everyday society, continually assimilating to Truthfulness-Compassion-Endurance. Falun Dafa has five meditative exercises, which improve both the mind and the body, and which can be self taught using videos available for free download on the Falun Dafa website.

The Teachings of Falun Dafa are encompassed in the introductory text Falun Gong, and in the central comprehensive text Zhuan Falun. The Nine Lecture Videos cover the same content as Zhuan Falun. A systematic, cover-to-cover study of Zhuan Falun and/or listening fully to the Nine Day Lectures, is considered important. Falun Dafa has no form of worship, does not have any rituals, and there is no concept of membership. The Exercises are simple to learn and can be self-taught using the Exercise instruction videos, and the detailed written instructions which are in the book Falun Gong.

Falun Dafa exercises have always been taught by volunteers, at practice sites around the world - and all Falun Dafa activities are free of charge; all books, lectures, and exercise instructions are made available for free download  on Falun Dafa websites. The Teachings have been translated to over 40 languages.

Revelations – Prophecies

The persecution of Falun Dafa in China extends to all aspects of people’s lives – unless one aligns with the evil party’s policy of persecution, one cannot avail the educational system, trade, be part of society, or even function in that society. Work places, media, the educational system, all, under control of the evil regime, actively take part in persecuting practitioners. Students, for instance, are forced to write statements slandering Falun Dafa, and unless they do so – they are not officially allowed to partake in education.

The Chapter 13 of The Book of Revelations, The Bible, as if directly speaking of this, says:

And it maketh all, the small, and the great, and the rich, and the poor, and the freemen, and the servants, that it may give to them a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one may be able to buy, or to sell, except he who is having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

- Revelation 13:16-17, The Bible, Young’s Literal Translation

On the number of the mentioned beast, The Bible says: “Here is the wisdom! He who is having the understanding, let him count the number of the beast, for the number of a man it is." -Young’s Literal Translation” – and many speculatory interpretations exist.



In the most ancient manuscripts available of The Bible, the number is not 666 but 616. For instance, the National Geographic article titled “Papyrus Reveals New Clues to Ancient World” published on October, 2010, notes: “..[In] fragments showing third- and fourth-century versions of the Book of Revelations. Intriguingly, the number assigned to "the Beast" of Revelations isn't the usual 666, but 616.”

P115
P115, the earliest known record of the Book of Revelations gives 616 as the number of the beast

The earliest known record of the Book of Revelations, “P115,” gives the number 616, so does the early record “Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus,” which has it written in text – “hexakosiai deka hex.”

If we take the name Karl Hirschel Marx – and are willing to assume the characterization of Marx as Mars could have been a key Nostradamus left us, perhaps to adapt things to today’s alphabetical system – simple numerology, and our current alphabetical system – maps the name to 616. The sum of the letter numbers [ a-1, b-2, c-3, etc.], summed down to a single digit, gives us the number 6 for Karl, 1 for Hirschel, and 6 for Mars.

Karl Heinrich Marx is the name Karl Marx later gave himself – his original name was Karl Hirschel Marx. Nostradamus, speaks of the advent of Marxism in Quartain 35, Century 3, Centuries: “From the very depths of the West of Europe, A young child will be born of poor people, He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop: His fame will increase in the Orient.”  Nostradamus uses the word “d’Orient “. – a term now used to refer to the Far East, and particularly China. Marx was born in Germany, and did influence a great many through his words.

If the above interpretation is correct, it would seem that Nostradamus and the Book of Revelations are pointing to the state of society during the time of the persecution. “Upon right hand” would signify physical work and “forehead” would signify mental work – everyone has to be working in a Marxian system, under the “rule of mars,” either doing physical labour or intellectually – if he does not he may not be able to “buy or sell” in that framework of society. Mars[materialistic marxian notions] rules mankind, in the name of happiness.

The Bible speaks of two beasts and a red dragon – the second is the one described above.

This, the second beast, the Marxian system, is described as having: “two horns, like a lamb, speaking as a dragon.(Young’s Literal Translation).” “Like a lamb,” implies it would seem harmless and innocent. “Speaking as dragon,” seems allegorical of its ability to convince people of its power, of presenting itself as the most able in bringing forth material change. The two horns may be interpreted as the theories of Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels – the two proponents of theories at the very core of Marxist-materialist thought. Thus, it would seem, the second beast described in The Bible, Revelations, is the Marxist-materialist ideology which has come to define human notions, and society’s views on achieving progress.

A prophecy earlier mentioned, the Plum Blossom Poem, refers to the Chinese regime as the “skin of a leopard,” and the old Soviet Union is likened to a leopard - in the line “The leopard has died, but its skin is still left.” In literary circles, the old communist bloc is often referred to as a “leopard.” The 9, May 1955, Life Magazine article “The Leopard and its Spots,” for instance.

On the first beast, the Bible says: “The beast that I saw was like to a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion.”.

Like a leopard would mean – resembling the old communist bloc, feet as of a bear would mean – treading a similar path as of Soviet Russia[or, having its momentum imparted by Soviet Russia], “mouth of a lion” is allegoric of how it boasts, trying to build itself up in the eyes of world through lofty claims. Thus, the first beast, it seems, is symbolic of the bloc of communist countries and the power they exercise. The beast has seven heads with blasphemous names written on them and ten horns, each having a crown. This beast’s multiple heads and horns seem a reference to the strong holds of communist power in the world.

The Bible says, in Revelations 13:3, shortly after describing the first beast : “And I saw one of its heads as slain to death, and its deadly stroke was healed, and all the earth did wonder after the beast,” This must be a reference to the fall of communist Russia, a deadly stroke for the first beast, which later healed, and, all the world, it does seem, did wonder after the progress the Chinese regime achieved.

The two beasts align with a red dragon, to oppose God, according to the Bible.

“And they did bow before the dragon who did give authority to the beast, and they did bow before the beast, saying, 'Who is like to the beast? who is able to war with it?'” Is this not precisely the stance nations around the world are taking, in their relations with communist China? They have their faith captured by the “great signs” shown by the second beast – believe, knowingly or unknowingly, in the Marxian ideologies – in its power to bring them happiness – which makes them subservient in their policies to the beast and, in turn, the “red dragon” exercising control over it.

Red is the color associated with communism. The dragon was a symbol of Chinese emperors, and, in literature, the communist party of China is often referred to as the “red dragon.”

If we take an objective look at the state of our societies now – it is such notions of achieving greater prosperity, notions that run contrary to the human heart and soul, that continue to make nations strive for better relations with the Chinese regime – ignoring that the regime is, in the most objective terms, the worst violator of human rights history has witnessed; ignoring that the regime is currently holding up and driving the worst persecution humankind has witnessed, oblivious and ignorant that in the long run an unconscionable siding with those who engage in evil – with a regime of evil-doers – could only bring irreparable damages to any nation.

The Chinese Communist Party has caused the death of more innocent Chinese people than all deaths in World Wars I and II combined, and continues in its violence against the Chinese people, and against the whole of mankind itself.

A depiction from the 1790s Bowyer's Bible. The Marxian ideology[the second beast] to whom people remain subservients[and who rules in the name of happiness], empowers the communist bloc[the first beast, which is like a leapard]. The two beasts together align with the Red Dragon to oppose God, according to The Bible.

On the second beast, the Bible says: “and all the authority of the first beast doth it do before it, and it maketh the land and those dwelling in it that they shall bow before the first beast, whose deadly stroke was healed, and it doth great signs, that fire also it may make to come down from the heaven to the earth before men, and it leadeth astray those dwelling on the land, because of the signs that were given it to do before the beast.”

“It doth great signs.. and leadeth astray those dwelling on the land” – seem to refer to the apparent material progress it would showcase before people in the mainland, thus deceiving them, and thus making them subservient to the first beast.

The red dragon is described in The Bible as having seven heads – and the chief perpetrators of the persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners were the then seven heads of the[politburo of] Chinese Communist Party.

Christian Depiction of a Red Dragon With Seven Heads Attacking a Group of Saints
Ancient Christian Painting depicting a red dragon with seven heads attacking a group of saints.

“And there was given to it a mouth speaking great things, and evil-speakings, and there was given to it authority to make war forty-two months, and it did open its mouth for evil-speaking toward God, to speak evil of His name, and of His tabernacle, and of those who in the heaven tabernacle.” The communist party while continuing to speak “great things,” deceiving people in the name of material good fortune, would speak evil of “His name, and of His tabernacle, and of those who in the heaven tabernacle.”

The number 42 is symbolic here, and 42 months from the onset of the persecution would be near end 2002 – the end of the first 10 year period spoken of in the ancient prophecies. The main perpetrator of the persecution, Jiang Zemin, made 'war with' Falun Dafa practitioners for a period of 42 months, at the end of which (in November 2002), he was forced to step down from his position as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the post of the highest ranking official within the Communist Party of China.

Nostradamus seems to put it in these words: “Mars & le sceptre se trouuera conioint.” “Mars and the sceptre found conjoint.” – Quartain 24, Century 6, Centuries.

A Thursday's Feast

De l'aquatique triplicité naistra,
D'vn qui fera le Ieudy pour sa feste.
Son bruit, los, regne, sa puissance croistra,
Par terre & mer,aux Oriens tempeste.

-Quartain 50, Century I

“Born of three water signs,
The one who will the Thursday pick for his feast.
His renown, praise, rule and power will grow,
On land and sea, bringing trouble to the East.”

-Quartain 50, Century I

 

The person referred to in the passage is often identified in popular culture as the “anti-christ.”The name of the Chinese dictator and the person who engineered the persecution for political benefits is Jiang Zemin. In Chinese it is written with three characters –Jiang( 江) which means “a large river.” Ze(泽) which means “marsh” or “swamp“ and Min(民 )which, etymologically, is a pictographic representation of a proliferous aquatic plant (民 is explained as a proliferous plant “眾萌也。从古文之象。凡民之屬皆从民。”, by the ShuoWen. See  Chinese Ideographs, Volume 2, for an explanation of the ideograph. www.chineseideographs.com ). Zemin has the literal meaning “that which survives in water.”

The three character term, ideographically interpreted, would mean “a torrent of proliferous marsh entities” – quite interestingly, in line with online articles saying the person is a frog-spirit reincarnate – and that this inner-nature manifests in the person’s outward appearance. Revelations 16: 13 says: “I saw come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.” , {Young’s Literal Translation}

On a Thursday, July 22, 1999, the persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners officially took off under the direction of Jiang Zemin. The series of articles “The Real Story of Jiang Zemin,” published by the Epoch Times, analyzes Jiang’s story. To borrow words from the article, which seem to accurately describe the dictator– “a clown who has brought disaster to the nation of China.”

Jiang Zemin attacked Falun Dafa practitioners for a period of 42 months, at the end of which (in November 2002), he was forced to step down from his position as the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the post of the highest ranking official within the Communist Party of China. The Bible says, "There was given to it authority to make war forty-two months, and it did open its mouth for evil-speaking toward God, to speak evil of His name, and of His tabernacle, and of those who in the heaven tabernacle.”

Du grand Prophete les lettres seront prinses,
Entre les mains du tyran deuiendront,
Frauder son Roy seront les entreprinses,
Mais ses rapines bien tost le troubleront.

-Quartain 36, Century II

The above quatrain allows for an interpretation in the context of this persecution. Lettres derives from latin litera – written works. Thus, the first line says: “The works of the grand Prophet are seized.“ At the onset of the Persecution of Falun Dafa, the Chinese regime attempted the same. The second line says: “They’ll fall into the hands of the tyrant.” The word “Roy,” Ruler or King, derives from the Scottish-Gaelic “raudh,” – sharing the same word root as “rudira” of Sanskrit and carrying the meaning “bright red.” The third line, thus could be saying: “Enterprising to deceive the red [red party or the ruling party] under him” – According to analysts, Jiang Zemin was  single-handedly responsible for the onset of the persecution – and his purpose was to gain control over the masses and the party by engineering a new class-struggle. Many within the party itself were initially opposed to the persecution and sources say that at the onset Jiang Zemin single handedly pushed forward his agenda of persecution. The fourth line translates as “But his plunders would soon be disrupted.” Jiang Zemin’s ploys would not fully achieve his intended personal goals, and he would be forced to step down.

Leopard's Struggle

Paracelsus Prophecy
"Thou hast divided duty into left and right..." - Prophecies of Paracelsus, The Fourth Figure

Two revolutions will be caused by the evil scythe bearer
Making a change of reign and eras
The mobile sign thus moves into its house:
Equal in favor to both sides.

- Century I, Quartain 54

The evil-scythe is a symbol of communism, and communism has always come to power[a change of reign and eras] through so called revolutions. The two major such violent revolutions were in China and Russia. The “mobile-sign” is interpreted by some to be Libra, the Balance. A new balance generated where both the forces of right and left are equally powerful.

The struggles of communism not leading to propserity is mentioned in:

“At the third month, in rising sun,
Boar, Leopard in the field of Mars battles, (Sanglier, Liepard au champ Mars pour combattre)
Fatigued Leopard looks up to the sky
Sees the Eagle soaring around the sun.”

-Century 1, Quartain 23

Third month and rising sun may be a reference to building heat, or a summer setting in – to symbolize the toil that would follow. “Boar” is symbolic of poverty, lack of development, and crude circumstances. Leopard fights in the field of Mars – with Marxian ideologies the leopard[ the bloc of communist nations] attempts to fight the boar. Tired, looking up, they see the Eagle soar around the sun, Eagle is a symbol of the United States – and here symbolizes Democracy, and soaring Freedom. The different outcomes brought forth by the two ideologies was perhaps the most apparent in how history played out in East Germany and in West Germany.

Bai Zi Ming

Many ancient Chinese prophecies describe events in this period of time, The Tui Bei Tu, a prophecy book from the 7th Century Tang Dynasty; The Plum Blossom Poem; The Bai Zi Ming, all refer to the set of events transpiring now. The ancient prophetic Poem Bai Zi Ming is explained here.

If literally translated to English, the poem says:

Bai Zi MingThe Great Way is actually boundless, so good and so miraculous to show people,
(From it) we know that the golden elixir turns nine times, particularly for the instinctive mystical mechanism,
On a couple contract meetings, no single character or a dot was altered.
So many citations and evidence, everywhere there are people demonstrating it,
To predict and calculate on the time, in twenty years - the Buddha stays then goes west,
To put everywhere into account, to spread and save all directions,
Everybody says to force (to change) but no change, it is time even the literati carry swords,
Finally the whole jade returns to who originally owned it, walking on the river bank with willows around,
Earth, wood, gold, water with fire (five elements), eight by eight and nine by nine all return,
In the end the magnificent vow and great will are completed, people of the past become happy.

The Golden Elixir that turns Nine Times, here is a reference to the Falun of Falun Dafa(Click the link to see an introductory video on Falun Dafa)- a higher dimensional, rotating energy mechanism.

The Whole Jade is a reference to China.

As the Hopi Prophecy does, the Bai Zi Ming also speaks of a 20 year period in which the Teacher will teach in China and then in the West.

Patterns From History

During the time when Christianity was spread, Nero created a propagandistic slander against the Christians - claiming they had set fire to Rome. Similarly, the Chinese regime runs propagandistic slander against practitioners in China.

Among the center-pillars of the regime's propaganda is a staged incident covered in this website: http://tiananmenburns.com . Western sources brought out evidence which established the event was staged by the regime. The incident is also covered in detail in the documentary "False Fire" ( http://www.falsefire.com/ )

The propaganda used by the Romans against the then Christians, is very similar to the vile propaganda coming out of China now. 

During the reign of Tiberius, Christus, who gave his name to this group, had suffered crucifixion under the procurator Pontius Pilate; and a dangerous cult, which had been kept in check for the moment, burst forth again, not only through Judaea, the origin of evil, but even in Rome, where all the hideous and shameful things from all over the world flow together and swarm. Therefore, first of all, people who admitted their belief were arrested, and then later, through their information, a huge crowd was convicted not so much of the crime of setting the fire, as of hating humankind.

- Tacitus

They were accustomed to meet on a fixed day before dawn and to sing a hymn to Christ as if to a god, and to bind themselves by an oath—an oath not to commit some crime or adultery, not to break their word, and not to refuse to return a deposit when called upon. When these things had been done, it had been their custom, they said, to depart, and then to meet again later to dine together, on food that was ordinary and innocent…I found nothing other than depraved, excessive superstition.

- Pliny the Younger

Also, during the time of Christ - a set of prophecies were playing out. But mankind at large remained unaware of it. Many in old religions, despite knowing the prophecies, were locked away from exploring the truth of it by their own personal notions of how things were going to be.

Bear-Like, No Further Reason

In the Eleventh Figure of Paracelsus’s work is shown a bear sucking its paws – in the background is a honeycomb of buildings. Accompanying it is the following passage:

Paracelsus Eleventh FigureAlthough the sun did once shine upon thee, and thou hast glutted thyself with food and plunder, and wast sitting among the honeycombs, yet thou hast not wisely considered the end, and hast forgotten the winter; therefore he taketh away thy pleasure, and will compel thee to suck thine own paws. For as thou art bear-like, and has no further reason, Magic hath driven thee into the toils that thou shouldst be known. But if the wit of man had been thine, the winter would not have overaken thee.

- Prophecies of Paracelsus, Eleventh Figure

Bears were traditionally thought to suck-paws for nutrition when having no food to eat in winter – and here seems symbolic of abject poverty. The passage, in one aspect of its meaning, seems to say that communism drives societies into abject poverty, after a period of glutting and plunder – that those would be lessons left by history for mankind – “toils that thou shouldst be known.”

In this period of history, which entity is “bear-like [communist], and has no further reason;” is "glutting [itself].. with food and plunder,” and is now “sitting amongst the honeycombs”?

Which entity is it that’s continuing in its refusal to “wisely consider the end” – for the “reason of man[wit of man]” is not its?

In his work, Nostradamus, as if speaking of the persecution, says:

Wrongly will they come to put the just to death,
In public and in the middle extinguished:
So great a pestilence will come to arise,
That the judges departure will be enforced.

- Quartain 11, Century 9, Centuries, Nostradamus

Up to Us Humans

Falun Dafa Practitioner

Humankind must not take a passive stance in this drama –we must strive, with all in our ability, to put to a complete stop to this inhumane persecution. We have the choice of helping humanity in transcending the fate the prophets foresaw for mankind. The moment mankind boldly roots itself in what is Objectively Good – Mankind is Greater than its destiny.

“Why are those so-called “catastrophes” non-existent, then? I said that there are now 100 million people in China studying our Dafa. We also have many disciples everywhere throughout the world studying this Dafa. The number has become quite sizable. If all of them are trying to be kindhearted, are cultivating, and are behaving as good people, what would happen to all these good people if the universe or Earth were destroyed? Isn’t this the principle?”

- Lecture at the First Conference in North America

Every individual, every nation, has the power to bring forth positive change in this drama. Not only should we force China to put a complete, immediate stop to this persecution of innocents – but we must as well do everything in our power to help the many Chinese who’ve been deceived by propaganda from the regime, to learn the truth – to help them take the right stance in this historical drama.

Written by D Rajeev, a researcher into Chinese Characters and symbolism in ancient traditions. The author requests the reader's assistance to help spread this info and bring an end to the on-going persecution. A strong impact could be achieved by mailing or faxing in this information to China, particularly targeting government offices in China. Other governments ignorantly aligning with China, news agencies, online forums, etc., could also be targetted. If each person reading this website spends just a few hours to spread this precious information, the transformative impact of the effort on the world would be Profound. Spreading the website among our friends and family to help create awareness about the ongoing persecution can also have a significant positive impact.

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