Gada Meilin – Mogolian Epic Poem

Inner Mongolia used to be covered by a grease and green belt of grasslands. But starting from the 30ths of last century during the period of warlords, the military forces then conspired with the local Duke started the plan of cultivation of crops by converting the grasslands into farms. To protect the home of Mongolian shepherds, GadaMeilin, a general of the local Duke organizing peaceful protests against it and being put into prison, after being saved from a prison raid led by his wife, he turned the movement into riot with 700 fellows, but failed and executed in April 5,1931.

This Epic Poem is the narration of the Hero’s deeds. The melody is Mongolian fold music, and the verses are originally over 500, now most popular sung are the following 4:
Here are lyrics
嘎达梅林 GaDa Meilin   安波整理编配
nánfāng fēilái de xiǎo hōngyàn a
bú luò Chángjiāng bú yà bù qǐfēi
Yàoshuō zàofàn de Gada Meilin
Shì wèile Měnggǔ rénmén de tǔdì
Beǐfāng fēilái de dà hóngyàn a
bú luò Chángjiāng bú yà bù qǐfēi
Yàoshuō zàofàn de Gada Meilin
Shì wèile Měnggǔ rénmén de tǔdì
tiānshang de Góngyàn cóng nán wǎng běi fēi
shì wèile zhuīzhuí tàiyáng de wnēnuǎn
fǎnkàng wángyé de Gada Meilin
shì wèilè Ménggǔ rénmín de lìyì
Tiānshang de hóngyàn cóng běi wǎng nán fēi
shì wèile duǒbì běihǎi de hánlěng
zàofǎn qǐyì de Gādá Méilín
shì wèilè Ménggǔ rénmín de lìyì
Little Swan geese coming from the South,
Won’t take off before setting on the Yangzi River;
Naming the rioting Gada Meilin
He is for the land of Mongolian people

Large sawn geese coming from the north,
Won’t take off before setting on the Yangzi River;
Naming the rioting Gada Meilin
For the land of Mongolian people

Swan geese in the sky fly from the South to North,
To chase the warm of the Sun;
The anti-Duke Gada Meilin,
Is for the welfare of the Mongolian people

Swan geese in the sky fly from the North to South,
To escape from the chilly weather of the North Sea;
The rioting Gada Meilin,
Is for the welfare of the Mongolian people
I like this music a lot because of its magnificent tune effect together with the sound of the local Horse-head instrument that has the ability to convey the feeling of sadness. You can find a instrument -only music by typing ‘Gada Meilin’ on youtube. It’s worth listening!
How do you think of this song? let me know by commenting below!

Love and Peace
Posted by Helen Zhu

Not Confused Anymore – the Relationships of Body, Mind and Soul

We all know we have brain, mind and thoughts;  we also know we have heart, we have 7 emotions 6 desires, and we believe we have souls. However a lot of questions have been confused us human beings during our life time such as:
Do we still exist after our body dies ?  Is there heaven or hell ? where is our soul located? why do we have endless thoughts and why some people tend to have positive thoughts, and some negative?  etc. etc…

I was also not absolutely clear about the relationships between body, mind and soul. But I’m so blessed. A few hours after I finished writing the post: True Communication – the union of the souls, my mind was still pondering on some of the words written about the Spirit and souls, I was not aware  how those words came out on the screen through my hands, then suddenly so clear I seemed understand those intrigue relationships, now I put them in the illustration and explain below:


We all know Heart and Brain are the two important organs for a living being to sustain its life. If one of them is dead we consider the body dies (legally).  Our body is the material form of the Spirit Being, pure energy that vibrates in the form of thoughts from the mind (brain) and emotions from the soul (heart). In other words, our body is the hardware and our mind and soul are the softwares that created from the Source Energy, God.

The illustration above tries to convey this message:

We are spiritual beings living in the material world. Our mind is part of the Universal Mind dwelling in our brain; and our soul is part of the  Super Soul, God living in our heart.  In several verses of Bhagavad Gita states:

 “I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place and the eternal seed”  – 9.17

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me” 10.18

 “I am the Super Soul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings” – 10.20

Only the flesh body has its beginning, its middle and its end; the soul, and the spirit will reincarnate in another body, this is the life circle.  And all living beings have souls or spirits, including animals, plants. Human beings and all other living beings are just different forms of life, there is no superior or inferior status. Even the lowest life form in worldly eyes – unicellular organisms. Just think about: Can we human beings survive a few meters under the water without any aids, let alone at 3000 meters deep bottom of the ocean without oxygen?


In Spirit (world) there is no good or bad, beautiful or ugly, hot or cold, black or white, basically no judgement, it’s a nondual world; when we experience emotions and desires, we’re focusing our attention/awareness in the physical world, and because the physical world is a dual world, governed by the Law of Relativity under the Law of Evolution (refer post: The Two Fundamental Laws of Nature), human beings are always obsessed with opinions, always try to distinguish between two things such as: positive vs negative, good vs bad, high vs low etc…  We can’t escape from this tendency, however we can practice to master our mind through all kinds of paths, but meditation and prayers are the 2 most powerful tools for us to connect to The source.


Knowing these we can learn to start to be aware of our own behaviors and try not to judge, and treat other people, other living beings on earth equally.   Want to know more? follow me for future posts. Support me here


Note: In Buddhism, the seven emotions – happiness, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, and desire. Together with the six sensory pleasures, derived from the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind. These are called 七情六慾


Love and Peace


Posted by Helen Zhu

Self-Expression – the Status of the Inner Journey

Every one can be a poet as long as we truly connect to the Source, because the beautiful lines flow out from nowhere but the spring of our heart pools.

This poem was written by the British writer, Metaphyscian Stuard Wilde. I like it a lot, even more if he had had used God instead of gods in it:

I am what I am.
In having faith in the beauty within me, I develop trust.
In softness I have strength.
In silence I walk with the gods.           
In peace I understand myself and the world.
In conflict I walk away.
In detachment I am free.
In respecting all living things, I respect myself.
In dedication I honour the courage within me.
In eternity I have compassion for the nature of all things.
In love I unconditionally accept the evolution of others.
In freedom I have power.
In my individuality, I express the God-Force within me.
In service I give of what I have become.
I am what I am:
Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite.
And so be it.

             ~ Stuart Wilde


However I would like my own self-expression poem, here is mine:


I am not my name,

I am not my culture,

I am not my training,

I am simply I am.


Through meditation I stay within God

With prayers I converse with Spirit

Within God I have nothing to fear and

My courage is growing day by day

In Source I shuttle between the two worlds,

In Love I see the beauty of all God’s creations

In Peace I understand all living beings and the universe

In detachment I experience freedom

In gentleness I show strength 

In Gratitude I offer my service to God’s will

In Service I fulfill the mission for reunion with my twin in Heaven

I am simply I am

Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite.

             ~ Helen Xinhui Zhu


How do you like it? please let me know by commenting below.

Posted by Helen Zhu

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