Show Compassion for China the Gandhigiri Way!
The year before last year, Bollywood released a movie on Gandhigiri ethics called “LAGO RAHO MUNNABHAI” (Carry on Munnabhai) which was a huge hit. Since the release of the film, there have been a number of Gandhigiri-style protests. A few months later after the movie released, (this is a true story) there was this unpopular Indian government official who had come up with an unpopular law, and the public/media decided to go the Gandhian way and flooded his office with flowers appealing him to reconsider and wishing him well, rather than petition outside shouting rude slogans!
In the United States during July 2007, hundreds of flower bouquets were sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office by individuals who were legally in the U.S. but caught in a green card backlog, an act attributed by some to Lage Raho Munna Bhai. In response, the USCIS shipped the flowers to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval hospitals.With the recent terrible Earthquake that occurred in China, resulting in many thousands of people losing their lives, homes and livelihood, we have added a new campaign to the Stand Up For Tibet project.
We would like to encourage as many people as possible to take on the Gandhian ethics and leave a bouquet of flowers outside the Chinese Embassy’s in your home city with a warm and sincere sympathetic and compassionate note for their people, from your Tibetan Buddhist centre or on behalf of the Tibetan community (in your country) if you are not Buddhist but a Tibet supporter.
On May 20, 2008 a woman named Tara just sent a wreath to His Excellency, PRC (here in Singapore) with this attached message:
“Your Excellency, the People’s Republic of China and the citizens of PRC.
On behalf of the Tibetan Buddhist community in Singapore, we would like to express our deep sympathy and heartfelt condolence to the victims and all those who lost their loved ones in the Chengdu earthquake tragedy.We offer prayers to all those affected by the earthquake, for peace and harmony to reign in China and for genuine autonomy in Tibet.”
We would love to hear from all those that did this so that we can rejoice! Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and please pass on this message on to other Tibet supporters that you might know.
In peace, Tara
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
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