Monday, January 21, 2019

Falun Gōng: Truth, Compassion and Forbearance

To accept the Truth that God is within each of us is to “submit” to the Love, Wisdom and Purpose of Life (God’s manifestation). Quiet rectitude allows one to feel God’s Presence within us in our “heart-of-hearts”. This allows us to walk the path of Peace, Strength and Courage.

TRUTH- the quality or state of being true.
"he had to accept the truth of her accusation"
synonyms: veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candor, honesty, genuineness; that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
noun: the truth
"tell me the truth"
synonyms: the fact of the matter, what actually/really happened, the case, so; gospel, gospel truth, God's truth, the honest truth
"it's the truth, I swear it"
fact(s), reality, real life, actuality
"truth is stranger than fiction"
a fact or belief that is accepted as true.
plural noun: truths
"the emergence of scientific truths"
synonyms:    fact, verity, certainty, certitude; law, principle
"scientific truths"

COMPASSION- sympathetic concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
"the victims should be treated with compassion"
synonyms: pity, sympathy, feeling, fellow feeling, empathy, understanding, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, sensitivity, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, warm-heartedness, warmth, love, brotherly love, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, mercifulness, leniency, lenience, tolerance, consideration, kindness, humanity, humaneness, kind-heartedness, charity, benevolence
"she gazed with compassion at the two dejected figures"

FORBEARANCE - 1. patient self-control; restraint and tolerance."forbearance from taking action"
2. synonyms:    tolerance, toleration, patience, resignation, endurance, fortitude, stoicism, long-sufferingness, leniency, lenity, clemency, indulgence; restraint, self-restraint, self-control, moderation, temperance, mildness "her unfailing courtesy and forbearance under provocation

My Comment: Knowing what they did about the Chinese Communist Party and its history of atrocities, the adherents to Falun Gong still chose to quietly stand up for truth, justice and mercy. This was rather like what Gandhi’s followers did — only the Chinese peaceful protesters weren’t dealing with a civilized government. The brutal suppression of Tibet had already demonstrated Communist China’s ill will towards their fellow mankind, rather like Russia’s bellicosity. And, now, America has elected a would be tyrant who nakedly admires brutal strongmen and ogres.