Saturday, November 22, 2014

Falun Gong Practitioners in Taiwan Send Message With Formation

By  | November 9, 2014
 About 6000 practitioners from Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, America and Europe formed the Chinese characters “The light of Buddhas illuminates and heals the world” and a heavenly beauty to welcome the Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference, which was to be held the following day in Taipei, On Nov. 8, 2014. (Po-chou Chen/The Epoch Times)
TAIPEI—As one of the activities associated with a Falun Gong conference in Taipei, practitioners of the spiritual discipline made a formation meant to symbolize the spiritual discipline’s spread around the world. While this formation was done for a worldwide audience, it was performed with the Chinese people on the mainland in mind.
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2014, about 6,000 Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners from Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, the United States and Europe got together at the Liberty Square in front of the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan to form the Chinese characters “Fo Guang Pu Zhao; Li Yi Yuan Ming” and the image of a heavenly beauty.
The characters are a traditional saying in Buddhism that is also mentioned in the foundational text of Falun Dafa, “Zhuan Falun.” It may be translated as, “the light of Buddhas illuminates and heals the world.” A heavenly beauty is a female divine being mentioned in Buddhism, which is similar to an angel in the West.
As with the formations done in the West by marching bands, the whole of this graphic image can only be seen from an elevated vantage point.
On top of the graphic are 12 golden rays above the first four characters, and the image of a heavenly beauty is in between the two rows of eight characters. The divine being is holding a copy of “Zhuan Falun” in her right hand, while her left hand scatters flowers to the human world. 
Producing this flawless formation required painstaking preparations. One of organizers said that it took them three days to get the ground layout done. 
She felt all of the work is worthwhile as the entire graphic looks so magnificent, inspiring feelings of compassion and peacefulness. 
Falun Dafa practitioners in Taiwan have held character and image formation activities since 2000, she said. 
The organizer hopes that similar activities demonstrating the magnificence of Falun Dafa will be held on Tiananmen Square in China one day. Since July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party has sought to eradicate Falun Gong in China, but according to the Falun Gong website tens of millions of Chinese still practice the discipline.
Taiwanese practitioner Wu Qingxiang has designed the character formations for the past 16 years. He explained these eight Chinese characters symbolize that Falun Dafa has spread all over the world, reaching 114 countries or regions on five continents and has been welcomed by all ethnicities and nations. 
Wu said as Falun Gong practitioners seek to improve themselves according to the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance—the practice’s fundamental principles, all abnormalities in their daily lives can be corrected naturally. 
The character formation in Taipei was done partly with a mainland Chinese audience in mind. 
“There are a tremendous number of Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan, and through character and image formation activities, we demonstrate to the world that Falun Dafa is popular in every corner of the world,” Wu said.
“If practitioners in China could see the photos of this activity, it would bring them great inspiration,” Wu said. “We hope that they are able to practice (Falun Gong) openly and legally.” 
Mr. Pan, a tourist from China, took photos of the formation. 
“I am amazed,” said Pan. He said that more and more people in China are coming to know about how the Chinese regime has persecuted Falun Dafa and lied to the Chinese people about the practice. 
Each day bus after bus of Chinese tourists visits Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. One of the tourists asked Taiwanese practitioner Ms. Huang Chun-mei how Falun Dafa could hold such an open activity, and wondered whether it was approved by the government. 
Ms. Huang confirmed that the government had approved, and told the tourist how the Chinese regime has lied to its people about Falun Gong. 
In addition to making the formation together, the gathered Falun Dafa practitioners practiced the discipline’s exercises together on Liberty Square. They also displayed poster boards around the Square that told tourists about what the practice of Falun Dafa is and how it is persecuted in China. On Nov. 9 in Taipei, the practitioners gathered to share with one another their experiences with Falun Dafa.
Translated by Billy Shiyu and Hsin-Yi Lin. Written in English by Stephen Gregory.
Original Chinese article.


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Remarkable speech by Charlie Chaplin in Movie ‘The Great Dictator’

Remarkable speech by Charlie Chaplin in Movie ‘The Great Dictator’…

Chaplin’s speech nearly 75 years ago is still relevant today


The Great Dictator’s Speech
I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..
Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!




来源: 艾珉的日志

士兵们!不要为奴役而战斗!要为自由而战斗!《路加福音》第十七章里写着,神的国就在人的心里 ——不是在一个人或者一群人的心里,而是在所有人的心里!在你们的心里!你们人民有力量——有创造机器的力量。有创造幸福的力量!你们人民有力量建立起自己美好的生活——使生活富有意义。那么——为了民主——就让我们进行战斗,建设一个新的世界——一个美好的世界,它将使每一个人都有工作的机会——它将使青年人都有光明的前途,老年人都过安定的生活。

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Organ Transplantation Experience in China Is Ultimate Horror Story

By Lu Chen, Epoch Times | October 31, 2014

“We planned to have a liver transplant originally. [But] the surgeon suggested we transplant both liver and kidney at once instead of transplanting a kidney in the future,” the family member said.

Such a marketing-like suggestion for more transplants is “ridiculous,” and having a matching liver and kidney at the same time is impossible in Taiwan.

Two doctors perform surgery in southwest China’s Chongqing, on Aug. 9, 2013. A patient received a matching liver and kidney for transplant surgeries within only a month in Tianjin City, according to New Tang Dynasty Television. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
A Taiwanese patient received a matched liver and a matched kidney within only a month in a hospital in a city in northern China, according to an exclusive interview on Oct. 30 by the New York-based, Chinese-language television network New Tang Dynasty.
The extremely short waiting time for organ transplants has made China the most popular country for transplantation tourism, in which patients from other countries travel to China for organ transplant surgeries. The average waiting time for a patient in the United States to receive a matched kidney is four to five years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in March.
The Taiwanese patient with cirrhosis went to China on a tourist visa and arrived at the Tianjin First Center Hospital in Tianjin City in September 2012.
The decision to have two organ transplants was in fact recommended by the surgeon, according to the patient’s family member, who doesn’t want to reveal his name.
“We planned to have a liver transplant originally. [But] the surgeon suggested we transplant both liver and kidney at once instead of transplanting a kidney in the future,” the family member said.
Such a marketing-like suggestion for more transplants is “ridiculous,” and having a matching liver and kidney at the same time is impossible in Taiwan, the NTD report says.
However, finding matching organ sources wasn’t a problem at all in this case, as within one month the patient was informed by the hospital that both matching organs had been found.
The patient and family were given little information about the sources of the organs, the family member indicated. “I didn’t even know what the matching condition was,” he said.
The family member indicated that a special patient area specifically set up for international patients for organ transplant surgery was on the 10th floor of the hospital, and the security for the area was especially strict.
The total organ transplant trip lasted for three months in mainland China and cost the patient and his family about $500,000 in total. However, the patient has suffered infection and stroke, and has remained hospitalized, the family said.
Their one-month waiting time is not considered fast at the hospital, and another patient received an organ transplant within one week, the family member said.
Similar short waiting periods for organ transplants have also been reported by Chinese state-run media. Uremia patient Xue Yanlin received two kidney transplants in 48 hours at Beijing’s Haidian Hospital in December 2004, according to the state-run Beijing Times.
Xue was hospitalized on Dec. 19, 2004, and only nine days later, she was informed by the hospital that a matched kidney was found. She received transplantation surgery conducted by Dr. Han Xiuwu on the evening of Dec. 28.
On the day of the surgery, Xue repeatedly said, “How come it’s so fast. I’m not prepared yet,” Xue’s husband told South magazine, which is sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party Guangdong Province Committee.
The first transplant failed due to the patient’s rejecting the organ. Xue was told to have another kidney transplant on Dec. 30 because a new source was found, but that transplant also failed. Xue passed away on Jan. 30, 2005.
After the persecution of the spiritual practice of Falun Gong began in 1999, the number of transplantations in China rapidly increased. China now performs the second largest number of organ transplants after the United States.
The president of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Chen Guihua, also an expert on liver transplantation, conducted 246 liver transplants in the year 2005, which was one-third of the number performed in China during the previous 12 years, according to South magazine.
China has never fully disclosed the sources of the organs that make possible the boom in transplantation. In November 2012, China’s Vice-Minister of Health Huang Jiefu told the Chinese press that China’s organ transplantation has long relied on executed prisoners.
China’s organ sources are chaotic, and illegal organ trading and organ transplant tourism are rampant, Huang said.
Several international investigations and reports in recent years have pointed out that there are not enough death penalty prisoners in China to provide the organs needed. The large shortfall is made up by forced harvesting of organs from live prisoners of conscience in China, the reports say.
David Matas, international human rights lawyer and co-author with David Kilgour of
Groundbreaking research was done by former Canadian Secretary of State David Kilgour and Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas in the report, later book, “Bloody Harvest.” Kilgour and Matas concluded that in the years 2000–2005, the most likely source for the organs for 41,500 transplantation operations was detained Falun Gong practitioners.
After seven years of research, veteran investigative reporter and China expert Ethan Gutmann published the book “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem.” The book uses interviews with Falun Gong practitioners who survived the Chinese regime’s labor camps and other evidence to give a fuller picture of forced organ harvesting in China.