(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) International Exhibition concluded on March 10, 2019, in Pyatigorsk, a resort town in southern Russia. The exhibition was held at the Pansionat Iskra Hotel, several hundred feet from the mineral springs at the foot of Mashuk Mountain.
Elena from Volgograd was deeply impressed by the artworks in the exhibition.
“The paintings I saw today described the principles and meaning of life. They highlight spiritual elevation,” she said. “The artworks show that one can perfect oneself through spiritual cultivation and find the true meaning of life in the pursuit of harmony.”
Elena felt that the artworks showcase how people persevere in their faith and remain kind, despite difficult tests. “The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in the paintings is what we are missing in modern society,” she said. “We are all pursuing during our hectic days, but we have forgotten the very essence of our spirituality.”
The paintings inspired her to think more about her own life. “I have found what I have been looking for – the principles. I would like to adhere to them and would like to see them in others and in my family members.”
Artyom is an actor. The emotions conveyed in the artworks really struck him.
“Every painting has inner meanings,” he said. “The topics center around kindness, evil, the divine, reincarnation, and our behaviors. If a person is jealous, he will reincarnate into a low realm of life. If a person does kind deeds and cultivates himself or herself, he will then go to a higher realm in his next life.”
Alexandra was in town on vacation. “I very much like the uniqueness of this exhibition. My mother and I are from Kazakhstan. I feel an inner peace when I look at these artworks. My favorite is the painting 'Who am I?' I'm looking for answers, so I see myself in the painting.”
Natasha, a student, said, “This exhibition inspires the kindness and joy in my heart.”
“After seeing this exhibition, I realized that we should live our lives with more kindness, more nobility, and more purity,” said local resident Elena. “We should use bright eyes to look at everything. We should love others and choose a bright path in life.”
Angelina was so inspired by the artworks that she composed a short poem: “The encouragement of truth bestows wings for the soul. It guides the mind into a sacred order.”
“I thank the event organizers for providing us access to a magical world of Chinese paintings,” she said.
Local artist Lev appreciated the paintings that focused on people becoming more pure and kind. He said that everyone would be able to live together in harmony if they could reach that level of being.