Monday, April 13, 2020

ex oriente lux



Wuhan is the oldest city in China.

This poem was written in Wuhan 6000 years ago - when our own ancestors still lived in caves:

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Before the eyes can see
in the precense of the light
they must have lost their ability to shed tears.

Before the ears can hear
in the precense of the light
they must have lost their sensitivity.

Before the mouth can speak
in the precense of the light
it must have lost its ability to hurt other peoples feelings.

Before the soul can stand
in the precense of the light
its feet must be washed in the blood from its own heart.

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The light was their God - a gigantic dragon that created China.

And the poem - often known as the "ex oriente lux" poem - was the basic rule for their dragon-religion.

In fact one of the most beautiful things I have ever read!


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