The "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition" held by the Falun Dafa League in all Taiwan universities and colleges was on display from April 25-29, 2005, in Room 104 at the No. 1 Student Event Centre, Taiwan University. Although it was midterm examination week, the grand and peaceful atmosphere of the exhibition attracted crowds of students and the general public.
As stated in the introduction, "A group of extraordinary artists from all over the world, realising the truth of the universe and human life through following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, reflect their comprehension and experience of life, and show the road leading to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." In addition to being skillfully painted, each picture depicts the spirit and connotation of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The paintings created a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere for the exhibition. The relics of culture captured in this artwork made an unusually deep impression on the viewers.
Some people, moved by the artwork, wanted to know more about the current situation of Falun Gong practitioners in China, while others asked for an introduction to Falun Dafa, hoping to understand the practise. Besides explaining the significance of the artwork and the spirit they express, the hosting practitioners also welcomed questions about Falun Dafa and raised awareness of the persecution. Moved by the uncompromising courage of the practitioners in the paintings, some members of the audience took the initiative to tell practitioners about other venues for such events.
Some were interested in qigong and wanted to know how it was related to Falun Dafa. Some Christians asked about Falun Dafa's view of the universe. Practitioners gave detailed explanations, and the mood was very agreeable.
Many people lingered for a long time in front of the artworks, shocked by both the boundless power of the paintings and by the tragedy of the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of people believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Today, in the 21st century, a time when respect for freedom of belief has become generally accepted worldwide, the CCP is still conducting such an inhuman and cruel persecution. The exhibition reflects these facts truthfully, combining art and reality, depicting both the beauty of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the cruelty of the persecution.
The exhibition room was not large and could only hold a limited number of paintings, yet the mourning face of a little girl in the painting featured on the door, entitled "Homeless," attracted many people to come in and see the exhibition. Sensitive to the needs of the audience, practitioners either offered explanations or let them view quietly, hoping they would attain a greater understanding of the beauty of Falun Dafa and knowledge of the cruel facts of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.
The exhibition closed on the afternoon of April 29th. Through this exhibition, more people learned the truth behind the persecution and gained a greater understanding of Falun Dafa.
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