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Paramartha/The Manchu Begin to Lose their Grip on the Mandate of Heaven

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The Buddha is in the sky

and he is blue like the sky

but I can see him smile

 

the Qianlong Emperor

of the illustrious and powerful

middle kingdom

has taken our family

Buddhas

curse him

let the mandate

be alien to him

 

The Lamas sing

in the mountains

so high

up that their lungs

rattle

from lack

of air

find refuge under the tree

away from the sun

away from the stinging wind

and from pain

Buddha will smile

and laugh

at your revelation

 

the foreign devils

have returned

and they have more

flower oil

to beguile my peasants

so that they leave the fields

fallow

they mean to starve the

Great Qin

by sowing madness

in my peasants

So we will send the

Mongols

after them

 

you sought

paramartha

but there were only

more questions

and confusions

Mara is dancing in the flower

gardan

 

Lin Zexu served the

Daoguang Emperor

wisely

but

not

well

“the barbarians have no

shame, and poison

a better nation and people

into defeat

the barbarians’ is a purloined victory

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