The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition was held on Te Wero Island, a famous tourist destination in Auckland, New Zealand, on October 21 and 23, 2017. Many tourists stopped in to see the paintings.
The paintings portray Falun Gong practitioners’ bravery and profound compassion in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of their belief, which has been going on since 1999.
Gary and his wife from Waiheke Island were deeply touched by the artwork. He said, “Harvesting organs for profit from living people is the most evil thing I have ever heard of!” The couple spoke in-depth with a practitioner.
They were impressed with the principles of Falun Gong, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and said, “We need a peaceful and beautiful world, and we have to work hard for it. Once we have faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, we can spread it by word of mouth.” They took a copy of a documentary introducing Falun Gong and planned to learn more about this traditional cultivation practice.
A music composer said he wouldn’t have known such an appalling thing was happening in China if he hadn’t visited the exhibition. “Although the paintings tell dark stories, we can see a sacred light in the Falun Gong practitioners in the paintings. I will incorporate what I see today into my musical compositions.”
Many people planned to find out about Falun Gong online and learn the exercises. A visitor wrote in the guest book, “So touching. I felt great strength and spirit through these paintings. Very inspiring.”