Moscow, Russia: The Art of Zhen Shan Ren Exhibition Brings Hope to People in a World in Chaos
By a Falun Gong practitioner in Moscow
(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) International Exhibition was held at the Mosaic Shopping Center in Moscow on December 24 and 25, 2022. Crowds of people filled the shopping center over the weekend, and many stopped in to see the artwork. Some said they were moved by the profound spiritual values conveyed in the pieces and that they were prompted to think about how to behave in today’s chaotic world.
The two-day exhibition drew an endless stream of visitors. Valentina, an accordion teacher, saw the paintings with her son.
“I love it,” she said. “There are very diverse themes that are touched on in the exhibition. We are in a negative world right now. It is slipping. Like they say, ‘How we can be kind, how we can help others, how we can be kinder to each other.’ All these good principles we can also bring into our art.”
Valentina also said, “These paintings teach us that cleaner souls are less prone to bad behavior. They help us understand what will happen after we are gone. We should behave honorably so that something good and spiritual still exists after our physical existence is over.”
“I am very moved,” Larissa said. “These paintings reflect the profound connotations of people’s souls. The works describe both light and pain. Still, the general impression I get is that the good people will win out.”
Anna is a musician. After seeing the exhibition, she said, “I am greatly touched by the exhibition. It makes me think about the modern world and the position of human beings in the world. Naturally, I am impressed by Chinese artists. Today, I plan to find and read about them and their works on the Internet.”
Maria said she was moved by the paintings about the persecution, which made people think about their actions and their consequences. She said that faith would save the world.
Catherine and her husband Aron visited the exhibition. Catherine is a singer and model. “I am touched by this exhibition,” she said. “This exhibition evokes a variety of emotions in me: from deeply reflective to sadness to admiration. It is very important not only to see these beautiful, professional paintings but also to feel something—sadness and a smile from time to time. The paintings are based on very profound universal values.”
Aron said, “I like the emotional components of the paintings. The themes of reincarnation, kindness, and how people should behave are very important to me. This exhibition has opened up things in me that I hadn’t thought of before. People need to hold kindness and understanding of the world as good things in their hearts, to cherish each other wherever you are.”
Ressa said the exhibition encouraged people to seek goodness.
Ressa, a scientist who studies cosmic radiation, said, “I like these paintings. They are beautiful and admirable. They are also full of special spiritual meaning, encouraging us to find goodness in ourselves. People need to be honest with themselves, find that light in themselves, and bring that light to others. Thank you for your exhibition!”
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why is the CCP persecuting it?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology, and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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