Last Sunday, a spectacular could lingered in the sky over
the Five Daises Hill (五台山 Wutaishan) in Shanxi (山西),
the ancestral province of China's contemporary national
hero & political prisoner Bo Xilai. The celestial
show lasted for about four hours. (Photo
A scene of Buddhist
monasteries in Wutaishan was painted on the wall of Dunhuang
Grotto during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907).
Wutaishan is the most sacred Buddhist mountain in China
(other three are Putoshan Island in Zhejiang, Emeishan in
Sichuan and Jiuhuashan in Anhui), and is said to be the main education
campus of Wenshu Bodhisattva (文殊菩萨, also known as Manjushri),
the leading disciple of Shakyamuni
Buddha - the perfectly enlightened one.
According to Buddhism, Wenshu Bodhisattva represents wisdom
and courage. Since the Liberation in 1959, Tibetan people
Mao as the earthly embodiment of Wenshu bodhisattva,
who rescued them from a thousand year old serfdom system
with his extraordinary wisdom and courage, the two personal
qualities that Chinese people fail to find in the top leaders
in the recent decades.
Although not a top leader, Bo Xilai, the political
enemy of Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-Premier
Li Keqiang, have been praised by his people for possessing
great courage and practical wisdom that helped lead China's
social and economic development progress.
A stunning street scene of Chongqing with
gingko trees that were planted to absorb air pollution
A view of Chongqing inverted by river, in which we find
everything is upside down, just like China's political situation
toda, A leader with wisdom and courage is illegally imprisoned
politicians and local
collaborators of foreign powers are not investigated
Here are what some Chinese Netizens
- Without following the path advocated by Bo Xilai, China
will have no future.
- Bo Xilai is a Bodhisattva ..... In his success and in
his failure, he pushes for China's change and pioneers for
China's transformation, with a clear goal in his mind that
is to get rid of interest groups and to build a just and
fair China for the majority of Chinese people.
- Firstly, Mr Bo must be freed; secondly, we want Mr Bo,
not anyone else, to tell us if he is physically well; thirdly,
if Mr Bo is not well, then nobody shall expect an easy time
- Without Mr Bo, reform will sure to fail.
- Those evil forces, please do not push people into the
corner, or you will certainly regret.
- We'll judge those in power by their attitudes toward Mr
- If Mr Bo does not return to his job, I have no faith in
China's next ten years.
- Let's borrow the phrase from that retired official:
If Mr Bo cannot be freed and return to work, "no one
shall expect to escape a doomed fate!" [an
old government official with massive private enterprises
managed by his family members once threatened Xi Jinping
during his Shenzhen visit that if he dared not to keep
(free market and privatisation) reform, "no one shall
expect to escape a doomed fate" - Multipletext]