Experience the Strength of Spiritual World — Comments on Pagoda of Light
President of China Academy of China; Student Leader in 1989 democracy movement in China; Author of My Two Chinas
The biography “Pagoda of Light" chronicles two brothers’ tragic life journey as practitioners of Falun Gong under the persecution launched by the Chinese Communist Party. Some of the scenes in the book left a lasting impression on me after finishing reading. I also have been incarcerated and tortured in China because of my participation and leading roles in the democratic movement at Tiananmen square in 1989. As such I can relate much more intimately than most others.
Over the last few years I have heard too many stories of persecution and torturing of Falun Gong practitioners. Every time after I hear their stories, my opinion, that the violent regime of CCP needs to be abolished as soon as possible, is strongthened. Evidently, any government that can violate human rights like China does not belong in a civil society. We need to make a change. Even worse, the human right condition is not improving, but rapidly deteriorating, in the current Chinese society. This situation is urgent.
I have had deep conversations with one of the authors of the book, Yuan Meng. Her insights are quite impressive, and she is a master of rigorous logic. Her grit, tenacity and optimism are inspirational as well. China does not have shortage of technical talent, rather it needs intellectuals that has a sense of obligation and conscience. Yuan Meng does not only have exceptional professional talent, but also one that has strong character. I believe that her book Pagoda of Light will let you experience the strength of her spiritual world, and help you better understand the essence of her faith – truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
I strongly recommend this book.