Brazil: Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition Held at University of Brasilia
(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shen Ren International Exhibition completed its two-week exhibit at the University of Brasilia (Universidade de Brasília). Faculty, students and university administrators had high praise for the artworks and several expressed interest in learning Falun Dafa.
University of Brasilia (UnB) is a federal public university in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Established in 1962, it now has more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff.
Thiago, a UnB alumni, returned to the university to search for a book about meditation. He noticed the art exhibition and was excited to see so many stories about Falun Dafa practitioners.
He asked several questions and was told that Falun Dafa cultivation practice is very profound. He immediately said, “These subjects are so interesting. I never heard of them before. Where can I learn the exercises?”
Thiago couldn’t wait for the next workshop and asked to be shown the meditation exercise.
Sisters Bruna and Jessica are both students of the university. They visited the exhibition several times during the two weeks it was held. Deeply moved by the suffering that Chinese Falun Dafa practitioners have experienced during the persecution, the sisters said they wanted to join the candlelight vigil on July 20 to “uphold justice and refute evil.”
Keller is a schoolteacher working on his master's degree at UnB. He carefully studied each artwork and asked about the current situation of religion and belief in China.
Keller explained, “I had some knowledge of the Communist Party but I wasn't aware that such a cruel persecution was going on in China. It is outrageous. Those who are against god and Buddha and kill spiritual believers are the most ignorant.”
Professor Aristoteles showed deep interest in the cultivation practice and was very thoughtful after listening to the explanation about Falun Dafa and the universe. He said that he would read the main book of the teachings, Zhuan Falun, and would tell his students about the art exhibit and Falun Dafa.
Artur, a sophomore, felt inspired to repeatedly visit the art exhibition. He said that viewing the artworks explained what Falun Dafa is, what cultivation is, and why good people suffer. He said that the exhibition was profound and he learned something new each time he viewed the paintings.
“When I go home I will read Zhuan Falun,” Artur said.