Switzerland: “May Goodness Win!” – Second Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance Art Exhibition Shown in Basel

An exhibition by a group of artists who practice Falun Gong was held at Kannenfeldpark, a recreational park outside the city of Basel. Thirty-three seperate artworks were on display between May 20th and the 28th 2006.

Many practitioners from German-speaking Switzerland and Southern Germany were of great help and the exhibition was a resounding success.

The invitation, which featured the painting “Lotus candles” was easy to distribute. Many of the people who came to the exhibition talked positively about the pictures. The show was an opportunity to learn about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and at the same time experience some of the beauty of the cultivation system and the magnificence of Falun Dafa.

Much that was strange to the visitors the prior year was accepted readily this time. For example, the halo (wreath of light) above the head of practitioners was accepted without any second thought, even the skull above the police and prison guards who tortured practitioners. The police may have the power over the body, but not the mind of practitioners who hold righteous belief in Falun Dafa.

Many visitors happily accepted a guided tour of the exhibition. Thus, many opportunities arose to talk about the practise of cultivation, expose the persecution, and reveal the truth about the communist regime and the organ harvesting. This helped the visitors gain a deep understanding of the situation in China. One visitor came even from a distance of 200 kilometres (he traveled through Switzerland), to see the unusual pictures. He remained for a long time in the exhibition hall.

The head of “Inforel,” an impartial entity that provides information about religions and religious movements in Basel, Mr. Christof Peter Baumann, wrote the following in the guest book, “The character of Falun Gong is shown clearly by depicting the persecution in China through pictures. May goodness win!”

At the time when the Chinese Communist Party {CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong and spread lies throughout the world, his association checked out Falun Gong. One of his co-workers learned the exercises, read the book Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Gong) and joined discussions with practitioners. This is how the association learned the truth about Falun Gong.

Many visitors were deeply shocked about the brutality of the persecution by the CCP, which was clearly depicted in the pictures and could be understood by the viewer. Many people supported and thanked us for our dedication to the cause.

Shortly after the exhibition opened, two catholic nuns stood before the door. They explained that they had received a letter, which made them decide to come and view the art exhibition “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance.” They could barely conceal their excitement to see the pictures and listen to the guided tour.
A young Turkish man visited relatives in Basel. He was resting on a bench in the park when I gave him the invitation. He also came later to see the art exhibition.

An elderly woman, who began to cultivate in Falun Gong just a little while ago, visited our exhibition. She had a little difficulty looking at the pictures. Some time later, I met her in town and noticed that she had changed. The pictures showed their impact on this lady.

We found that more than 400 visitors had signed the petition. Parents encouraged their children and children encouraged their parents to sign the petition.

Young people from a nearby clinic came with their teacher. They stormed into the exhibition hall and their guardian had to contain their excitement. All of them signed the petition.

A lady sent us a letter thanking us for the practitioners’ detailed and moving explanations. She was deeply concerned about he situation in China and gave a donation to the Friends of Falun Gong.

Many passersby also looked at the pictures through the large glass window in the front of the building when passing by. Every visitor was given information material and a paper lotus flower which practitioners had folded themselves.

Shortly before closing the art exhibition a man, who had taken the day before “The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party” came to talk to us. He told us, “I already knew that this regime was evil, but I never thought they were as cruel and as dishonest as what I read in “The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party.” The truth unsettled and shocked him deeply.

Originally published in German at: http://www.clearharmony.de/articles/200607/32353.html

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