United Kingdom: Truth, Compassion and Forbearance Art Exhibit Returns to Cambridge (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On Thursday the 8th of November, 2007 the much appreciated Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance Art Exhibit returned to Cambridge. St Paul's Church kindly provided the space free of charge for the five day long event.
The art works in this exhibition were created by Falun Gong practitioners and they follow the principle's taught in Falun Gong, 'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance'. Some of the art works reflected the magnificent visions the artists experienced during cultivation; some illustrated the peaceful protests the artists performed during the eight years of the persecution; some showed practitioners' unbroken spirit and their forbearing nature when they were brutally tortured; others revealed the helplessness and innocence of practitioners' children when they lost their parents.
A Cambridge resident commented: "People all over the world know about the horrifying persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, including the horrific crime of organ harvesting from living practitioners. These are enough to make anyone angry. But in these art works you cannot find hatred, only the compassionate pledge for justice and forbearance. My heart is completely shaken by these pieces. At the same time I can feel the warmness under the light of compassion and kindness. I believe this is why the Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance Art Exhibits are so popular and people never cease to lose interest in it."
A lady from Iran said that she has great sympathy for Falun Gong practitioners. At the same time she particularly agrees with traditional Chinese culture and the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. She has a profound affection for this art exhibition and feels that this affection is rooted in the origin of her life.
Mrs. Zhou is a Falun Gong practitioner from Mainland China. She was persecuted in China because of believing in 'Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance'. She was forced to leave her home and was thrown into prison. With help from friends and family she then came to England, but she is not able to return to China and re-unite with her family. What particularly upset Mrs. Zhou was the fact that when her father was dying last year, she was not able to return to China to see her father for the last time. When viewing these art works, Ms Zhou felt distressed as they reminded her of fellow practitioners in China who are still under the persecution. Mrs Zhou stated: "The Chinese Communist Party must fall; only then will the Chinese people have true freedom."