Introspecting and repenting to treat all living creatures with respect. Heart is the root of all energy.

Conscience Awakens to Sustainable Development


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Tai Ji Men's cultural performances inspired many people at the 2012 United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development

"If mankind doesn't follow the Rules of Nature, Nature won’t run accordingly”. The Taiwanese saying is a vivid portrayal of the current global situation. The COVID-19 pandemic is like pressing a pause button for the world. While the virus is like a warning signal that forces mankind to seriously consider the issue of sustainable development. With the drastic change of global climate, depleting natural resources and prevalent diseases, it is imperative to change. In 1992, the United Nations formally discussed the concept of “sustainability” for the first time at the Earth Summit in Rio, and signed Agenda 21. Unfortunately, the results were not as good as expected. In 2002, the United Nations held the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, and in 2012, the United Nations held Rio+20 in Rio again with the hope of seeking key solutions to global sustainable development. Tai Ji Men grandmaster and disciples attended the conference at that time and started to promote the culture of peace with love and conscience.

The Tai Ji Men Phoenix appeared on the front page of the Star Newspap. The overseas Chinese were greatly inspired.

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"The Star", the most widely circulated newspaper in South Africa, featured a close-up of a female dizi of Tai Ji Men performing a phoenix wingspan on its front page.

In 2002, the United Nations convened the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, which brought together more than 100 heads of state, ministers and 40,000 representatives from all over the world. Dr. Hong Tao-Tze, invited by the CEO of the United Nations NGO “Sustainable Futures International”, Dr. Mei Ya, attended the meeting with his disciples. Dr. Hong offered many valuable suggestions. For example, regarding to "The future of the world after 2002", he put forward the view that "The way to sustainable development of the earth is to start from the fundamental heart and soul reconstruction", which was presented to the chairman of the conference. In addition, Dr. Hong was Invited to attend the welcome party hosted by the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, and suggested all nations to base from the “heart level” on sustainable development. Dr. Hong Tao-Tze mentioned in his speech, “Following our heart is following the nature which is a desire to a harmonious world free of war, suffering, sorrow, and fear.” FOWPAL also held four “Workshops of Love and Peace on Sustainable Future” and two “World Summits of Love and Peace on Sustainable Future," and the ceremony of ringing the “Bell of World Love and Peace.” A number of national representatives rang the bell, including Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Minister for Health and the Environment of Grenada; Adil Maati, Vice President of the House of Councilors, Morocco; Girma Wolde-Giorgis, the President of Ethiopia; Mamdouh Riad, The Minister of State for Environmental Affairs of Egypt; Shahida Jamil, Minister for Environment, Local Government and Rural Development of Pakistan; Denis Kalume Numbi, Minister of Planning and National Reconstruction of the DRC.

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Tai Ji Men shifu and dizi went to South Africa to attend the 2002 United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).

Tai Ji Men Grandmaster and disciples went to South Africa for cultural exchange, bringing great inspiration to the local Chinese. More than 30 organizations participated in the "Cultural Assets Carnival Parade" in Johannesburg on August 31. The parade stretched for three kilometers and was witnessed by about 300,000 people along the route. The Tai Ji Men Goodwill Group was the only one from Asia in the parade, presenting a performance to show the spirit of martial arts and a harmonious world , as well as exchanging with South Africa's largest Zulu culture. The atmosphere was joyful and happy, with occasional cheers of "Love & Peace"! On the following day, "The Star", the most widely circulated newspaper in South Africa, featured a close-up of a female disciple of Tai Ji Men performing a phoenix wingspan on its front page. “This is a great inspiration for diplomats, which cannot be purchased with large sums of money,” said the Representative of The Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa. The following year, the daughter of Mr. Chuang, the chairman of South African Chinese Association visited Tai Ji Men on her trip to Taiwan and mentioned that many Chinese in South Africa had framed the photo to symbolize the spirit of the Chinese to strive for advancement in spite of hardships.