Saturday, October 13, 2018

Argentina: Troubled School Kids Improve Through Falun Gong Meditation

October 10, 2018 | By a practitioner from Argentina
(Minghui.org) “The children become so peaceful when they do the Falun Gong exercises,” said a teacher at an elementary school in Buenos Aires.
Since June, hundreds of children at two schools in the capital of Argentina have noticeably benefited from Falun Gong, a mind and body cultivation practice from China.
Elementary school students learn the exercises. Photos taken on July 13, 2018.
“Most of the children seemed to get calmer and more relaxed,” said a Falun Gong practitioner who volunteered to teach the exercises at the school.
“One time a girl shouted that her hands were hot, and then other students excitedly said that they had the same feeling,” she added.
“The kids are happy to see us every time,” she said.
The program started in June, when a practitioner showed a documentary to a friend who was the principal of this school.
The documentary told a story in which Falun Gong exercises helped school kids in Uruguay to improve their behavior and grades, and reduced incidents of bullying.
Having just returned from a workshop with the heads of 2000 local schools in the area, which aimed to improve students’ behaviors and grades, the principal was interested in providing a meditation class to her students.
She invited a group of local practitioners to teach the exercises every week to students who had trouble focusing or other behavioral problems.
A principal from another school in the same network was told about the Falun Gong program in the first school. This principal had recently picked up a Falun Gong flyer at a community event and realized it would benefit her students, too, so she also set up a weekly workshop.
The positive effects were obvious and instantaneous. Not only did the kids enjoy the exercises, but many faculty members also started to learn.
“The kids we are facing have serious behavioral problems. It was not easy to deal with hundreds of them, but we are seeing gradual changes in them,” said a practitioner.
“It was difficult to get their attention at first and get them to calm down,” she explained. “They were curious about us, but they simply could not focus.”
Another practitioner said, “The second time we went there, we noticed that some of them started to relax. They became more calm. We were really touched.”
The practitioners also taught the students about the guiding principles of Falun Gong: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Since discussing these principles with the students, teachers and practitioners saw that students who had become timid due to bullying were starting to gain more confidence.
“Some of the kids started acting up after the winter break, so we decided to discuss ‘respect and forbearance’ with them,” a practitioner said.
“A student came forward and said that his brother was bullied constantly, and he was worried that the other children may even bully their mother. His eyes were full of tears. The other kids quietly listened.”
“Later that day, a teacher told me that she was surprised that the other kids listened to his story, because that student had been bullied for a long time, and no one paid any attention to him,” said the practitioner.
Another part of the program involved teaching the students how to fold paper lotus flowers. Practitioners told the children that the lotus flower is a symbol of purity in Chinese culture. It grows up from muddy waters, but remains clean and beautiful.
“So don’t get dragged down by the harsh environment,” a practitioner told the students.
The programs at these two schools have drawn attention from a federal level Congresswoman, who learned about Falun Gong from a practitioner in January. After the school programs were underway, the congresswoman sent her assistant to the schools to check it out, and the assistant seemed impressed with the program.
Now, more schools in this network are signing up to bring this program to students.

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曲善铭大陆失踪15年 妹妹:哥哥你在哪里

【大纪元2018年09月25日讯】编者按:中国运载火箭技术研究院(中国航天科技集团公司第一研究院)工程师曲善铭(Qu Shanming)2003年在北京失踪至今,一直杳无音信。曲善铭侨居美国的亲妹妹曲小杰看到留美博士黄万青到悉尼“真实人体展”(Real Bodies:The Exhibition)寻找失踪15年的弟弟的事件报导后,想要赶到澳洲与黄万青会面,了解当年的情况,因为他们的亲人是同一年失踪的。
曲善铭因为修炼法轮功于1999年12月被单位开除,2003年11月在北京被跟踪后失踪至今。曲善铭的妻子15年来仍一个人与女儿生活在曲善铭离开时住的那间一室一厅的小屋,等待着他。此前,因为恐惧遭到中共的进一步迫害,即使身在美国的曲小杰和父母都不敢说出心中的痛苦,更不敢公开四处寻找曲善铭的下落。如今看到黄万青不远万里寻亲,曲小杰鼓起勇气,决定冲破恐惧,站出来公开寻人。
现在又到了中国传统的中秋节,原本应是合家团圆的节日,曲小杰和家人们却心中更是苦涩,倍感思念。他们一直牵挂着15年前失踪的曲善铭,却至今不知他的生死、去向。以下是侨居美国的曲小杰写的回忆哥哥的文章,内容有删减。

想念我的哥哥曲善铭

每次提到我的哥哥,我的心就上下翻腾!期盼,痛苦,困惑,不甘心,说不清理还乱的愁绪,牵肠挂肚的滋味让人真真尝到了什么叫煎熬!难道我和我的父母,他的妻子女儿,还有所有爱他的亲戚朋友和同事,真的要牵挂他一辈子吗?他现在到底在哪里?他受了多少苦?他还在不在人世?我这辈子还能再见到他吗?我那年近90高龄的父母还能在离世之前再见一眼他们日夜牵挂的儿子吗?十五年了,难以想像在如今这所谓盛世和平的年月里我们家竟然发生了这样令人不可思议的家人失踪事件!
我的哥哥与我们失去联系转眼已经快整整十五年了!每每讲起他,事情就像发生在昨天。
我的哥哥曲善铭是一名法轮功学员,曾任在北京的航空航天部第一设计院的工程师。1999年底为了把自己的单位宿舍借给其他同修聚会使用,自己去北京城里嫂子家过年,在路上遭到抓捕关进了派出所。没有判罪书,没有解释,不许家人通话,不给家人探望,前后在派出所被关了两个来月。最后因为妻子在家待产,单位教研室主任亲自担保才将他放了出来。
然而不久后,新上任的领导来了,没见面就把人开除了。家人去单位讲理根本闭门不见。哥哥的户口被扣在单位,拿不到户口就不能找正规工作,他从此开始在街头流浪。曾经做过上门推销员,卖过清洁卫生用具、卫生纸等等。但期间哥哥仍然相信并修炼法轮功,每天在家里看书,听录音带,连刚出生的女儿床头都放着录音机,每天伴着女儿聆听法轮功的讲课和炼功音乐等。
听说在那段时间,不断有居委会,或什么地方来的人三番五次地来家里找他去什么地方汇报思想,承认错误,保证不再炼法轮功。不知这样的日子过了多久,想必是哥哥不愿意再过那样的日子了,后来听说他跑出了北京,到我父母在长沙的家里躲住了一段日子。
因为我为父母申办来美移民, 2003年11月初,哥哥陪父母回到了北京。他把父母送到北京机场,待父母登上赴美国航班十几个小时后,他给我打了一个问候电话,得知父母已平安到达就挂了电话。那一挂就是十五年!没曾想,这一回京之旅,竟让他至今杳无音讯!
听嫂子说,哥哥离开机场后,不敢回自己在北京的家住,因为怕有人跟踪他而搅扰牵连妻子女儿的生活。嫂子说,我哥不在家的日子的确是常有人上门询问我哥的去向,并要求家人及时汇报人员进出信息。因而哥哥执意要自己另找住处过夜,结果他在一家小旅店求宿时被要求必须出示身份证件。然后他即察觉到有人盯上了他,就给妻子打了一个电话,隐喻他被人跟踪,要嫂子做好一切不祥结果的准备。不巧因为嫂子的电话当时没电,话没说几句就断了,从此我的嫂子就再也没有收到他的任何音讯了。
他的同事好友和同修多年来都曾四处寻找他的去向,都毫无其踪迹。后来每每谈到此事,我的嫂子都是深深地悔和痛!当时不到四岁的女儿从此就再也没有见过深爱她的爸爸。嫂子多少年来一直以爸爸是在外地做保密工作回复女儿不解的疑问。不知后来多少个日日夜夜,嫂子是怎样带着他们的可心女儿真真一天天地度过的?
听说嫂子娘家曾因怕牵连多次劝嫂子与我哥离婚,嫂子从未答应!他们俩的感情太好了!嫂子了解我哥的为人,我听她多次说过,我哥炼法轮功,是为家人好,是为所有人好!至今我嫂子仍然一个人与女儿生活。转眼女儿高中就要毕业了,我劝过嫂子早点找个好人嫁了吧,嫂子不甘心,她还在等,她希望有一天我那善良的哥,她的丈夫,女儿的爸能站在她的面前。她很难相信这么活生生的一个好男人就这样一去不复返,连个信也不找人带一个回家?她宁愿相信他是遇到了难处,等法轮功学员什么时候被解除了禁令,他就可以安心回家了。嫂子为了他到时候能找到家,从未离开过我哥当年住过和离开时的那一室一厅的小屋。
哥哥1962年7月24日出生于中国第一所军事院校哈尔滨军事工程学院,在我出生后他被送到哈尔滨的姥姥姥爷家抚养,与姥姥和其他姨舅等亲戚们有着非常亲密的感情。
哥哥因当时社会重理轻文,上了工大读工程专业,但他很有文才,人长得帅,字写得漂亮,歌也唱得非常好,但不会在人前表现。由于他为人忠诚可靠,做事认真,学习好,他一转到新的学校就被老师同学选为班长。我常因他而感到自豪,也情不自禁地喜欢在自己的同学面前夸赞他。在家里,内向的哥哥会变得滔滔不绝,给我讲述各样他在姥姥家还有学校里发生的事情,他对我讲述姥姥的善良,宽厚和忍耐。他评价姥姥是一位最典型的东方善良宽厚的女人。这时的哥哥口才显得极好,还有极强的模仿力,听他讲各样事情是我每天最大的享受。
哥哥还自学吹笛子,打乒乓球,每天在家照著书不停地练吹和挥拍动作,到后来他吹的,打的都很有水平,没人能轻易赢他。他在学校深得老师和同学的赞赏。遗憾的是,我母亲与哥哥有一段时间关系不好,以致哥哥自离开家上大学,到毕业,到去北京工作,近十年没回过家。这事后来让我哥多年都感到深深的内疚,这成了他渴望洗涤心灵,追求“真善忍”的深层原因。
哥哥曾在多年后与我的深谈中,多次深刻反省这是他内心狭隘不肯原谅人而造的业。他讲述他大学期间曾因精神忧郁而苦苦寻求各种气功,期望早日摆脱心中之苦。他甚至一度想退学出家。
哥哥毕业后分配到北京航天部工作,期间大约在1998年到1999年间开始接触法轮功。他从此找到了自己的人生信仰和目标,开始孜孜不倦地潜心学习和改变自己的人生态度。他开始变得爱说话了,几乎见人就讲法轮大法好,讲真善忍,还到处给亲戚朋友邮寄各种印刷出版的有关法轮大法的书和传法课,包括在美国的我,他一样不頋昂贵邮寄费用寄到我美国的家。
每次通电话他都鼓励我多读读法轮大法的书,争取去听李洪志老师在美国的亲自授课。他的执著毫不掩饰,他的信仰真的成了他的生命。他因为修炼法轮功而对我母亲特别敞开心怀善待她,包容她。我的母亲也因此一想到他就忍不住夸他。他的失联让我的母亲曾多少日子睡卧不安,每当新认识的朋友一问到她的儿女,她就心里作痛,时常哽咽难语。
最让人感到社会扭曲和抑郁难平的是,丢了心爱的儿子,巴不得哪一天亲人相逢的奇迹发生在自己的身上,我的父母却不敢声张自己的痛苦,更不敢公开四处寻找他的踪影,或者哪怕是尸骨,也想知道个去处,这颗一直悬著的心也算可以明白地放下!哪怕是一声长叹,也总算有了一个句号!人间还有比不敢公开寻找自己牵肠挂肚的儿女更可悲的父母吗?而他又犯了什么不可饶恕的滔天大罪吗?他这样一位善良、苦求真善忍的好男人,正如爷爷为他取的名字一样把善良铭刻在心底,他若不是因为巨大的压力和在派出所、学习班(洗脑班)里经历过的恐惧,怎用得着、又怎舍得离开幼小的女儿和相惜相爱的妻子东躲西藏地活着?
如若有一天真的面对上帝的审判,这些穷追压迫虐待过他的人们会知道他们自己是做了一件怎样不可饶恕的事!他们强盗般剥夺了一个活生生的人对生命美好追求的权利!可悲啊,我为我的哥哥悲哀!如果他还活着,他怎会不想早日见到牵挂他的老父老母和亲人?为我的嫂子悲哀!等孩子离家走了,她还要等多久才最后甘心放弃,再找个人家度过她的后半生?为我的侄女儿悲哀!她就要上大学了,离开家的那一刻,她对母亲的留恋,她对父亲的不解,可以向谁倾述?为我的父母悲哀!有生之年还能不能再见到自己的骨肉儿子?离世前真的能安然瞑目么?我,还有望再听到哥哥那有声有色的人生感悟和分享吗?
想念你,我的哥哥!愿尽早有一天,每一个像你一样纯心追求美善的人,都能尽心尽意尽性地自由追求!倘若你在人间,我渴望有一天与你团聚!倘若你在天上,我相信将来一定会在美好的仙境与你和家人重逢!
思念爱戴你的妹妹
曲小杰
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oil Painting: Compassionate Heart 油画:慈悲的心灵

By Barbara Schafer, a Falun Gong practitioner in Australia 
作者:澳大利亚大法弟子 Barbara Schafer
The Falun Gong practitioner in the painting is doing the sitting meditation (the fifth Falun Gong exercise). She practices Falun Dafa by following the universal principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her heart is full of compassion.
画中一名法轮功学员正在打坐(法轮功的第五套功法),她通过修炼以真、善、忍宇宙最高特性为指导的法轮大法心中充满慈悲。法轮功学员相信洪扬这美好的价值会给人类带来光明的未来。
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Painting: Blessed by Heaven 绘画:天赐洪福

By a Falun Dafa Practitioner in China (作者:大陆大法弟子生)
A young mother with a baby cradle reads a Falun Dafa truth clarification journal in front of a country house. A huge word “Blessing” is found on the wall inside the doors. Couplets besides the doors state, “Those who listen to good advice will learn heavenly secrets; Those who find out the truth will receive blessings.” The center line of the couplets says, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Great.”
一座农舍前,年轻的媳妇推着摇篮,正在阅读一本讲述法轮功真相的期刊。庭院内墙上是一个大大的“福”字,院门两旁有一副对联:听善言尽得天机,明真相皆有福报,横批:真善忍好。
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