Indonesia: "Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit Causes a Sensation at the Book Fair (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) From September 29-October 3, 2004, the Indonesia Book Fair 2004 sponsored by Indonesian Book Publishers Association was held at the Jakarta Hilton Convention Center. The Chairman of the Indonesian Book Publishers Association hosted the opening ceremony. The theme of the book fair was "Books and Children." There were 120 participating organizations distributed at A and B exhibition halls.
"Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit
Indonesian Falun Dafa Association participated in the book fair. Besides holding Falun Dafa books exhibit, Falun Gong practitioners also held an "Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit, and received warm response from the audience.
Falun Dafa books exhibit was at A hall, "Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit was at B hall. The two halls were adjacent. Arriving at the Falun Dafa books exhibit booth, after watching the video of Master Li teaching the exercises and practitioners demonstrate the exercises, many people wanted to learn the exercises, and asked practitioners to teach them on the spot.
Falun Dafa Books Exhibit
The "Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit attracted many people's attention. They were deeply touched by the paintings that depict the contrast between good and evil in the brutal persecution of Falun Gong initiated by Jiang's group. The paintings tell people that when the persecution against the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" occurs, in order to uphold truth and justice, Falun Dafa practitioners have been facing the persecution with an uncompromising courage, and replying to hatred, torture and even murder with their great compassion and tolerance.
A visitor said he liked the painting entitled "Homeless." The child's pure and innocent face makes her so adorable. A key is hanging in front of her chest, but she can't enter her home, because "610 Office" sealed it up. Her parents who practice Falun Gong were arrested, and she can only stand outside with tears running down her face. Another painting depicts a young mother who is reading a book and her daughter who is asleep in her lap. Both mother and daughter look so peaceful. It warms your heart at seeing it. He wanted so much to buy these paintings. The paintings are so touching that he wanted to learn more about Falun Gong and read the book Zhuan Falun.
"Uncompromising Courage" Art Exhibit achieved an unexpected effect during the five days' book fair, and has played an important role in explaining the facts about Falun Gong and exposing the persecution. According to the sponsor of the book fair, visitors to the book fair were approximately 150,000, and there were much more visitors on weekends.
Visitors who came to view the art exhibit said that as soon as they entered the gate, they saw the art exhibit, a sole exhibit among stacks of books. Very unique. Some said that after viewing the first painting, they wanted to learn more details. It seemed that the paintings were almost magnetic. Some one said that it was quite easy to understand the paintings. But after viewing them, he was shocked, and was reluctant to go on viewing. Are such inhumane things still happening? We are living at a civilized century, how can such brutality still exist?
Upon seeing a Falun Gong practitioner in the painting being hung up at a "610 Office," sustaining injuries and having blood stained all over her body and on the floor from the wolf dog's bites, and seeing Ms. Chen Zixiu in thin and torn clothes walking in freezing snow field, her frostbitten and swollen feet being shackled, and several officers from "610 Office" behind her. Ms. Chen suffered from all kinds of torture, but she is still so peaceful with her head holding up high and a shining ring above her head, several female visitors wanted to cry, and some could not help shouting out, saying that they could not bear continuing watching.
A Chinese person viewed the paintings and learned what Falun Gong is and why Falun Gong is being suppressed in China. His initial unfriendly attitude was changed as he came to understand that Falun Gong has been persecuted by Jiang out of his own political interests. He sincerely said that he did not understand Falun Gong, and what he had learned until then had all been negative. After viewing these paintings, he believed that the suppression of Falun Gong is unreasonable. He decided to practice the exercises, and wanted to read the book Zhuan Falun, the book that can improve the moral standards of more than 100 million people. He wouldn't give up such a hard-won opportunity.
A famous martial arts star, after viewing the paintings, asked what Falun Gong is and why people practicing Falun Gong are subjected to brutal torture? Practitioners explained to him that Falun Gong is a cultivation practice of both mind and body, and can rapidly upgrade unceasingly declining moral standards. Falun Gong follows the supreme principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." The martial arts star said he was attracted by the teachings of Falun Gong, and he would definitely find the book (Zhuan Falun) to read.