(Clearwisdom.net) In October 2007, the "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" art exhibition was held at the Whitmore Library in Utah. It was the first time the exhibition was held in Utah, and it will continue to be displayed in various libraries and exhibition centers around the state for one month.

The artworks of this exhibition were compiled by a group of artists who practice Falun Gong. Through cultivation, they have experienced holistic improvement of their mind, body and spirit. Thus through the techniques of traditional art, they expressed their personal experiences and enlightenments to the deeper meanings of life, and displayed the illumination, pure righteousness and compassion which should be presented in art. The artists used their skills to portray the persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have suffered for eight years in China, and embody the uncompromising courage of these cultivators who solidly believe in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Many people were deeply touched by the pure and righteous works of art. Among them was professor Reynolds-Benns, who wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper, which read:

After suggestions from some new friends, I ventured to the County's Whitmore Library to view a small exhibit on Falun Dafa that touched, inspired and horrified me. When we went downstairs, I was greeted by a woman who was making paper lotus blossoms with a young child.

My husband and I began viewing the pictures on the walls, which showed the practice of this powerful meditation/exercise and its phenomenal growth in Oriental countries, as well as the US. But we then moved to photos and paintings that documented the torture and execution of practitioners in China. I wondered how China (the Chinese Communist Party), with its history of human rights violations and tainted manufacturing processes, could at the same time welcome the world to the Olympics.

I know that our country is now inextricably linked with China, but does that mean we condone their behavior without speaking out?