"Life is beautiful", this is a story in the Fascist Concentration Camp, in that young boy's eyes. He did not see the cruel, inhuman suffering, but only love and hope.In the darkness, God gives us an eye to see the most beautiful things.
In my darkest days, fascists groups used their mind control weapons to torture and harass me in a cruel way. My body was pain and aching; I had trouble breathing; I suffered from many kinds of terrible disease because of their torture. I was not allowed to sleep; they even prevented me from thinking freely; they used insulting words to attack me and had an insulting behavior to harm my personality; they cruelly trampled my human dignity; I tried to look for help, but no one came to stop their long-lasting torture and harassment. They are still here to torture me and harass me 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, they are trying to destroy all my hopes.
But in the darkness, God gives me an eye to see the most beautiful things. When I felt that I could not go on, God gave me an eye to see that He was there.
When I used up my last funds and I was still suffering from torture and harassment, I sat in front of the window, and asked God: "Why could human beings be so bad and cruel." The cloudless sky suddenly filled with cloud and rain. God was with me. When I was crying, God was also crying.
When I did not have a single cent with me nor any food to eat, I was still suffering from torture and harassment. I sat on the seashore, I saw a half dried rose, I prayed to God:”I want that Rose!" That evening, it rained the whole night. The second morning, I saw the dried rose blooming, with two crystal-clear raindrops on it. It was so beautiful.
During my first three years' suffering, I always heard God's voice:”You must be patient and forgiving! You only need to be good!" So I always told those fascists I would forgive them if they could keep their weapons away from me. But they never stopped their cruel torture.
Every time I tried to do a few good things, God gave me the highest reward.
When I was suffering, I spent more time to be very close to the nature. I took a lot of pictures of flowers, of insects and of nature.I found at least six kinds of spiders in a garden; I found the mosquito's legs have three white dots; I found small fish eating the moss that grows in the wood under the water; I found that grass also has very small pink flowers. I found the peach flowers blooming like pink cloud over the hills and the dales; I planted all kinds of vegetables and saw the seeds coming out of the soul and I watched them grow and cover the entire garden; I saw the cherries grow and I picked cherries from the tree; I saw apricots slowly turn to orange color...........
When I was suffering, I also met some people who had a kind heart; who let me stay in their house and only charged me a small amount per month; who gave me a jacket to wear in cold rainy days; who drove me around to look for new accommodation but did not charge me much; who lent me a telephone card to let me make a phone call; who worked so hard to expose those torturers and jeopardized their life.
During the darkest days of this tormented life, I met a lot of people who have been working hard to fight against this cruel and inhuman torture. They are volunteers working hard for human rights and freedom. They help each other out of generosity; when I need help, I can find so many helping hands all over the world, in any country, in any part of the world. When in the middle of the night, perpetrators torture me a lot, and I feel that I cannot go on, they chat with me on the computer, tell me what they have done, bring me some good news, look on the bright side and encourage me to go on with my work. I am so grateful to all the people from China, Russia, USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Finland, Holland, Denmark, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, South Africa and many other countries.
When I was suffering, mom brought the food to my bed three times a day for three months until I decided to go to the office to try to do some business work; mom brought me a cup of milk to my bed and massaged my legs and head every night before sleeping; one night the office security guide was not around, so I had to stay in the office, mom and dad drove their tricycles to come to my office. If bandits and thieves were to come, they said they would protect me. Dad was already 73 at that time;
During the past few years:
Mom is my physician, she has studied Chinese herbal medicine and tries to cure all my diseases.
Mom is my nurse; she carefully looks after me everyday.
Mom is my butler; she takes care of everything in my life.
Mom is a nutritionist, she designs our daily nutritional balanced diet;
Mom is a chef, she cooks three meals a day for us.
Mom is my psychological doctor, she channels my negative feelings. When I am down, she will cheer me up.
Mom is my welfare agency; she is responsible for all my expenses. Since the first year I came back to China, she has started to deposit money for my old age expenses and my pension costs.
Mom did not know my story, she did not know I was suffering from mind control weapons torture, she only knew I was badly sick.
Mom got cancer because of me. When she saw I was suffering, she suffered more than I did. Even if mom was sick, the only one she cared for was her child, not herself. She hurried to help me to look for a boyfriend (unfortunately, I could not find one), she wanted me to get married earlier to have a baby earlier. Mom said: "Now I can look after you, after we die, who will look after you? You must find a boyfriend who can look after you after we die." "You must have a baby as soon as possible, now I am still able to work hard and help you to bring up the child. If I am ill and cannot work any longer, who will help you to bring up your child?"
In order not to stay at home all day doing nothing and making mom worry more, I tried to do business. However, given the torture and sufferings inflicted by my tormentors, I was not fit to do any business. I cannot work properly to support myself. This makes mom worry a lot. But mom always has a story in store for me:" You have a land, you can plant corn but if it does not yield a good harvest, you can plant peanuts instead; if peanuts do not yield a good harvest, you can plant beans, if beans do not yield a good harvest, and you can plant cotton. Now, you are doing business. If no one can do business with you, you can still find someone else. Just don't give up, you will always find something good for you."
When I finally decided to fight against those torturers, I asked mom: "If a girl was sent to jail by some terrorists, how could she get some help?" Mom said:" She can write many notes and throw them out of the window-slit every day." "Never give up, one note -paper at least, will be found by some kind people and they will come and help you." Since 2005 I have sent more than 300,000 emails all over the world. I called all these letters "notepapers from the window-slits" or "matches from the little match girl."
I called myself a little match girl, selling matches in the cold days. When I sent out one letter, I told myself, I lit up one match, and wished there would be someone who could see the Faint flames and come to help me. I wished I could light up a torchlight in everyone's heart.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
"Life is beautiful", this is a story in the Fascist Concentration Camp, in that young boy's eyes. He did not see the cruel, inhuman suffering, but only love and hope.In the darkness, God gives us an eye to see the most beautiful things.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Qingming Festival, We went to ancestral graves for a memorial ceremony. While standing beside a river, seeing some ducks swimming in a polluted river, we heaved a deep sigh at seeing the pollution of the last 20 years. Someone said: These ducks have been swimming in this river since they were born. And the river was polluted when they came to the river for the first time. They must have thought this river was originally like this. These ducks had never seen a clear and clean river, so they did not know what a clear and clean river looked like.
Some chickens lived in the chicken farm, each year the young chickens were carefully looked after by human beings and after they had grown up, they would be sent to the slaughterhouse.
These chickens had never known another kind of life, so they must have thought that being brought into the world, eating, sleeping, growing up and then going to the slaughterhouse was their life. They did not know there was another kind of life in the world.
Those people who did not believe in God had never seen Heaven nor Paradise on Earth, so they said there was neither Heaven nor Paradise on Earth.
Our knowledge largely comes from our practice and our ancestors' practice. Our ancestors have brought us a lot of good knowledge, cultures, civilizations, customs and religions. The history of human beings' development was recorded by cultures, civilizations, customs and religions. They are our most precious material and spiritual wealth. We should remember all these valuable traditions.
But we all know that almost all knowledge comes from historical , practical experience of human development process. Like human development and scientific and technological progress, a lot of catalytic knowledge in the historical development process of human development may now become a stumbling block hindering human development; a lot of perceived truth in the past may now become a fallacy.
Sometimes, we are like those ducks that never see a clear and clean river, we do not know what a clear and clean river looks like; We are also like those chickens in a chicken farm which never see any other life style, so we do not know our life can be changed.
We must strongly encourage scientific research and innovation. But we must be doubly cautious when we make an extensive, practical use of the scientific results. Because, after all, the scope of our knowledge has limitations, science is endless, there are still so many unknown human areas on our planet. Some new sciences and technologies may bring negative side effects. Before we put new scientific research results into large-scale use, it is necessary to have long-term practice tests, and further long-term research and practice.
Remembering and protecting the valuable traditions is very important for us, because the history of human beings' development was recorded by cultures, civilizations, customs and religions.
Blazing new trails is more important for us to keep developing our life and our future.
Environmental Protection is one of the sternest topics in 21st century.
Government, social organizations and environmental protection volunteers have been working hard in many areas, such as: Legislation; developing Recycling Economy; protecting natural resources; developing and using the natural resources reasonably; governing pollution; protecting wild animals etc.
Mom never said she was an environmental protection volunteer, but in her whole life she has been fostering environmental protection hobbies in the family's daily life.
(1) Consciousness of waste recycling
Here was an example. One day I bought a skirt; I did not like the skirt-width lace and wanted to cut off. My mom said:"Don't just cut the lace off, cut it with half inch skirt. The skirt length is enough and the lace can be used in other things."
In Mom's whole life, she always has such consciousness: firstly thinking how waste will be recycled before producing trash. Mom never bought any vase, some special designed wine bottles were very nice vases. Medicine bottles could be used to put pepper powder, what you should do was just drilling some holes on the covers.
(2) Initiate using natural farm manure, biology agricultural chemicals and biological control plant diseases and insect pests.
During her whole life, Mom always initiated using natural farm manure, natural farm manure, biology agricultural chemicals and biological control plant diseases and insect pests. I had also learned a lot from her: Such as: peach leaf could kill fly and maggot; Yun been leaf can kill maggot; willow tree leaves boiled and sprayed the water to vegetables could kill aphids.
Mom was a farmer at her young age. Even she became a skilled worker; she still managed a small piece vegetable courtyard. Since 2001, mom and dad signed a contract to manage barren hill to plan trees and vegetables. She never earned one cents from her trees and vegetables. But almost all her friends, relatives and her neighbors had eaten a lot of her fruits and vegetables.
Mom likes natural food. Beside normal vegetables which we can find in supermarket, mom cooks a lot of edible herbs as common dishes in my family. China is abounding in natural Chinese herbal medicine resources. It takes very important role in the prevention and cure of diseases. nowadays£¬Chinese herbal medicines are not only medicines in the prevention and cure of diseases£¬it has furthermore become some common dishes in our dining-tables. It takes the most important part in having health food to improve health conditions. In her spare time, mom goes to hills and picks wild herbs; she can use edible herbs to make a lot of very delicious food. Such as: fry herbs; cook soups; steam herb with wheat flour; make dumpling; make Steamed stuffed bun; eat fresh herbs with the sauce( using hot water boil herbs for a while and eat with garlic sauce)¡.
Mom's saving hobbies maybe make a lot of people think she is parsimonious.
In our three meals a day, if we could not finish a dish at lunch time, we would keep it for dinner. Mom never threw away any food. Normally mom would not cook a dish with too much measure. Only if one dish could not be finished within 3 meals, mom would finally throw it away.
In our family we still wear some patched underwear; some quilts have been used for more than 20 years. One of my leisure pants was burnt down one hole. Mom patched it and made it looks like a pocket on the pants; other people even thought that it was a special designed pocket.
When mom made clothes, she saved strips. She could use cloth strips to make many beautiful and useful things in the family. (Above picture is a Flush toilet cover which made by cloth strips and inside is natural cotton)
Mom never bought any Cosmetic which was above RMB2 Yuan in her whole life.
But she has her own natural cosmetics: milk, egg, fruits and vegetables. I also use Mom's production "cherry toner" (soaks the cherry with grape wine in a pottery jar, and buries in the earth for half year). It can prevent and control frostbite.
Mom and dad bought a house 20 years ago and had a contract that the water was free charge for 20 years. But Mom still tried hard to save water and electricity. Raining days, Mom always saved rain water and washed clothes and cleaned house. In warmer weather, we would eat dinners at the garden, so everyday we can save one hour electricity.
Mom always reused waste packing sacks for many times and finally used them as trash bags.
Mom and dad fixed a solar energy water heater in the house. Every year, we could use warm water from late March until November.
Mom reserved whole families' old fashion clothes for many years. Mom always wished that one day old design clothes would again become popular, so that we could wear them again.
(4) Cherish Mother Nature and Respect Mother Nature.
Comparing with opening up all wastelands, planting unitary species which are taken into only consideration of economic benefits, Mom prefers some wastelands; Biochain makes all biological maintain dynamic equilibrium; Things live with peace, diversity, Coexistence and Prosperity.
What mom has done were just very small matters. But mom has already done a lot to protect our earth. Protect Mother Nature! Cherish Mother Nature!
Environmental protection should manifest from small hobbies in family's daily life.
When I started to learn Gu Zeng, my teacher seriously corrected my postures, hands and fingers locations, perspectives, etc..... The teacher said, more accurate postures, hands and fingers locations, perspectives would play more beautiful music.
With the development of sciences and technologies, robot technologies are increasingly developed. People will develop robots which can play Gu Zeng, their postures, hands and fingers locations, perspectives must be most accurate. If more accurate postures, hands and fingers locations, perspectives can play more beautiful music, robots must play most beautiful music. Similarly, painting, sport, and many areas, robots will complete more tasks more precise.
But while we creating more accurate music, painting and other thing, we also will lose unique personal styles, we will lose diversity. If teachers had been asking, Picasso, Blind A Bing to only use standard methods, today we would not see such rich and colorful cultural heritage¡£
In the modern society we have been using more and more machinery products instead of traditional hand made products. While enhancing our productivity, machinery production let us also lose too many unique beautiful.
Everyday, we are using the same machine-made exquisite furniture, we have lost unique creative furniture which have contained carpenter¡¯s joy, sadness or a sudden inspiration; We are wearing the same clothes, we have lost special designs made by tailors; We are wearing the best brand name clothes, we have lost the clothes made by mom, normally there was a special hand embroidered rose in the chest of the clothes, you designed the rose and your mom embroidered it on each of your clothes. That was your own Badges.
We have seen:-
More and more traditional clothes were replaced by Western dresses and leather shoes.
We opened up large tracts of wastelands, planted unitary species which took into consideration of economic benefits;
We reclaimed land from the sea to take into consideration of economic benefits, or make greenbelts;
We dug everywhere which possibly had some kinds of mineral resources;
We cut down wildwoods and planted economic forests for needs of our rapid economics growing.
We reclaimed wastelands to make farmlands to meet our needs of food and others.
We developed advanced new technologies which are only taking into consideration of economic benefits and immediately put into use.
Our earth has been changed by us to benefit human beings. While we changing the earth, we can see ecological environment deteriorates. Many species have disappeared£¬the main reason was because of the excessive exploitation of nature£»Oceans, rivers, lakes, land and even air have been seriously polluted; Climate warming has become a particularly impressed consequence to everyone.
The Origin of Species£¬On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in
the Struggle for Life. If you believe in C.R.Darwin, You will also believe that all current species are best species which selected by our nature. Our Earth is a result of several billion years of development before it formed this beautiful Earth.
If you believe in God, God originally created mankind was to create the most perfect person. Because of Satan, Adam and Eve did not follow the God¡¯s guidance. But God love us! He sent Jesus Christ to us; in his blood washed our sins; and gave us a guide to paradise Road. From the Bible, we know that God is forever; away unquenchable. This explains material unquenchable scientific reasoning. ¡°Genesis The beginning¡± ¡°In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.¡± ¡°The Fall of Man 3-19¡± ¡°For dust you are and to dust you will return.¡±
God created the existence of a state of transformation from an existing state to another, and follow a genetic pattern in the reproductive growth on Earth.
God created all things, not only created things themselves, but also created the laws in the development of things. God lets everything has function to learn and self-improvement according to the law of the developments of things.
Biochain makes all biological maintain dynamic equilibrium. All things are mutual promotion and also mutual restraint. Everything has its own natural enemies. This makes all species can not breed excessively. And also everything can benefit from other species to live well.
There are not exact same thing in our earth. Everything has its unique beautiful. We can see:
Human beings don't have exact same ones; Natural plants don't have exact same ones; Animals don't have exact same ones; we view shells attentively, it is very hard to find two shells with same patterns.
We have various civilizations, cultures, customs and religions handed down to us from our ancestors; we have various painters, artists, musicians in various characteristic styles and manners. Every one of us also has different fancy.
All sorts of species and differences in one species enrich our nature. All kind of civilizations, cultures, customs and religions enrich our human society. We must maintain diversity, coexistence and prosperity; love, care and respect each other.
Protect Mother Nature! Cherish Mother Nature!
Protect different civilizations, cultures, customs and religions. Work together we can build a further better earth.
Some Chinese farmers went to the United States to visit a modern chicken farm. They saw the most advanced coops; the nutritious chicken feedstuff which was processed according to the most advanced formula; they saw the most advanced sciences and technologies which could shorten the period of production of chicken. After returning to China, they immediately swung into action. They established standardized chicken farms, based on advanced technologies they learned of in USA. Their incomes from chickens increased twice.
However, in the mangroves of hillside which were outside the modern chicken farms, they used traditional method to feed a group of free-range farming chickens. They fed chickens with traditional wild vegetables, corns and other grains; Chickens searched insects to eat in the woods and grasslands, drank mountain spring water. After full, they slept on thick growth of grass in the bushes. Farmers called these kinds of chickens ¡°Strolling mountain chickens¡±.
These farmers did not eat chickens which were raised in the Modern chicken farms. They believed that these chickens which were raised in the modern chicken farms were not healthy diet, because chickens were artificially shorten their growth period; artificially changed their freedom lifestyle; artificially damaged the original nutritional content by adding nutritional additives. They sold these chickens to foreigners and city people who liked these chickens. And they only ate "Strolling mountain chickens".
Meanwhile, the modern chicken farms owners in USA and city people were fond of chickens which were raised in modern chicken farms. Because they believed that in modern chicken farms, chickens ate food with absolutely safe sanitation; chickens enjoyed the most suitable temperature and humidity conditions in the coops; artificial nutrition made an ordinary chicken become a nutritional additive chicken. Modern technologies could short a chicken¡¯s growth period; increase output. Why did not go ahead with modern chicken farms?
Similarly, in the field of grains, vegetables, fruits growing and other food area, we have seen the results of modern sciences and technologies; output increased; the harvest period has been shorten; transgenic Technology has been used to gain much achievement in animal breeding and plants which people believed they had higher nutrition or with a particular disease prevention capacity. Extensive using of pesticide and chemical fertilizer and high technologies, such as transgenic Technology has increased the quality and the output of grains, vegetables, and fruits.
Meanwhile, we also found such a phenomenon. While farmers planting large number of high-yield and disease-resistance of new high-tech varieties of grains, vegetables and fruits, to achieve good harvest to meet the demand of the increasing population growth; in rural areas, many people have currently planted quietly a little bit of the original low yield crops, vegetables and fruits as their own consumption. Such as a kind of peanut which is almost extinct; a kind of original high stalks wheat which is not lodging resistant. People also have started to eat more and more edible herbs instead of only having normal vegetables.
A lot of edible herbs are also China herbal medicines. China is abounding in natural Chinese herbal medicine resources. It takes very important role in the prevention and cure of diseases. Nowadays£¬Chinese herbal medicines are not only medicines in the prevention and cure of diseases£¬it has furthermore become some common dishes in our dining-tables. It takes the most important part in having health food to improve health conditions.
Although we have been hearing all kinds of negative reports, such as: the failure of various food additives; animal and plant growth hormone harmed our health. However, the population continues to expand. To extort enough food from the limited land resources to meet the needs of human life, modern sciences and technologies have ensured the supply of enough food.
While people enjoying rich harvest which brought by high technologies, we have also seen a new way of eating food---Only ate natural food---which was agreed by many people become popular quietly.
Please Note: The fast expanding world population
A high developed society, not should only be a highly developed technology society; a legal perfect society; but should also be a progressive society with high and good moral; a caring society with love and kind-hearted nature. Charity is indispensable in such a society.
In addition to the government and charitable social groups organized acts, charity is everyone's participatory, with the side from the small scale of spontaneous acts of kindness.
I know one pair of Chinese old Couple. They were born in poor families which had a lot of children in 30s of the 20th century. They had experienced the War of Resistance against Japan in China, China Liberation War; China Great Leap Forward; China Three years of natural Disasters; China Cultural Revolution; China Reform and Opening Up. The male joined revolution which leaded by Chinese Communist Party when he was 12-year-old as the Head of Children, the Female became a women leader. They worked very hard, the male retired as a National cadre; the female retired as an eight level skill worker. They lived a stable life in China now.
Their parents and most of their brothers and sisters lived in rural areas. They were very filial piety to parents and maintenance to living a good life until they passed away; they tried their best to help all friends and relatives, regarded them as their own family members.
During the time of Three years of natural disasters, most of china people did not have enough food. As a National cadre and a skill worker, each of them only received 14kg food per person per month which supplies by the government, but their parents, brothers and sisters who lived in rural areas did not have enough food to eat. So they tried to only eat a little bit food with most potherbs and saved their food to their parents and their brothers and sisters. Because of them, none of their family members died from hungry during the Three years of Natural Disasters.
During their whole life, they lived a very thrifty life, tried to save every cent. But when their brothers and sisters wanted to build houses, they would give them some money; when their brothers and sisters'children wanted to go to school or started to do business, they would give them some money; when their brothers and sisters who passed away, they would help them for funeral; when their brothers and sisters'children got marriage, they would help for wedding. One of their sisters became a widow; they took the responsibility to maintenance her life.
They also tried to help other people. One day in 1970s, the man visited a farmer¡¯s home, when he saw that children did not have food and clothes, he gave them 30 Yuan. And at that time, 30 Yuan was his one month salary. One day in 2006, one villager's houses fired, they donated money to them for re-building houses. Government gave 2000 Yuan, they gave 4000 Yuan, other villagers also donated some money.They also had helped many people who had experienced disasters.
Now China Economics grow fast, people in rural area do not suffer from hungry, they are still keeping showing their kind- heart to others. Caring about the poor; feeding stray cats.....
Even in their whole life, they did not join any charitable organization, but they have been doing charity from the side with, from small start.