I Handed President Bush a Postcard with "Americans Say No To Persecution" on it
(Clearwisdom.net) Just a year ago I attended a dinner hosting President Bush. At that time, I couldn't get very close to the President, so at the last second before he left the ballroom, I called out "Mr. President, please help stop the persecution of Falun Gong in China!"
On Wednesday September 15, 2002, I flipped on the TV and several minutes later the reporter announced that President Bush would be in town that Friday. Immediately, I called a fellow practitioner to tell him about President Bush coming to Colorado. We discussed whether we should attend the luncheon or not this time. The next afternoon, I told the same practitioner that I dreamt of giving the postcard to the President. Later on that afternoon, another practitioner reserved two seats for us at the luncheon.
On Friday, September 27, 2002, the same practitioner that I went to the dinner last year with and I attended a luncheon at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado. While in front of the hotel, 7 practitioners were supporting us in their hearts and minds the whole time we were inside.
Prior to entering the ballroom, I stood at the corner reading Master's latest poems, The Net is Tightening and Be Clearheaded. I repeatedly read Be Clearheaded.
A fellow practitioner outside reminded me over cell phone of the poem Tathagata. At that moment I could sense his true compassion in encouraging me. Master states in Tathagata:
He comes with the Truth, which gives him full control
And travels the four seas with a free and easy spirit
Spreading the Fa's principles throughout the secular world
Loaded full with sentient beings, his Fa Boat sets sail
With these poems, I felt great determination to go in there with the TRUTH and "Clarify the facts, send righteous thoughts" (from "Be Clearheaded").
Inside, while everyone was saying their prayers, I called out for our Master. I asked Master to help me do well with what I'm supposed to do and that I had the wish to fulfill my vows. The whole time, both of us kept our righteous thoughts.
After the President's speech, we followed everyone up close to the stage where the President was going to walk across to shake hands with people. It was so crowded, but I managed to get in front which was half way down his path. People were happy to let me through. As I was holding the postcard in my hand, I thought about what to say to the President in the brief moment that he approaches me. So as soon as he approached me, I shook his hand and spoke from my heart, "Mr. President, please protect freedom. Help Falun Gong!" Then I handed the postcard to him and he glance at it and continued down the pathway. Soon, the other practitioner was able to squeeze through to shake hands with the President and said a few words to him. Feeling that I need to not let this opportunity pass, I went to the end of the path where the President was going to exit. Again, in the mist of the crowds, I was able to get through to the front and not surprisingly people were welcoming me through. Several minutes later, the President came over, I called out from the bottom of my heart, "Please help Falun Gong. Stop the Chinese President!" I was at the far end of the railings and a bit far from where he was going to exit, but after I said that to my surprise he approached me and shook my hand again and gently nodded in acknowledgement. I was the last one he shook hands with in the ballroom.
Afterwards, we walked around and clarify the facts to the other U.S. government officials. I handed a small information package containing the VCD, postcard, and flyer to Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell informing him of H. Con. Resolution 188 and invited him to attend the Public Rally in DC on October 9. Then I clarified the facts to Congressman McInnis and Bob Schaffer and informed them to co-sponsor H. Con. Resolution 447 and invite them to the Public Rally. I ask them to protect freedom and not allow the Chinese regime put pressure on the U.S. officials just because they support Falun Gong. I also stated that now more than ever, the world needs "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance."
I also clarified the truth to two candidates for Congress. The female candidate was quite shocked and outraged after hearing that under Jiang's leadership, many female practitioners were thrown into male prison cells to be raped, that the Chinese police inserted electric batons into female private areas as a form of torture, that an 8-month old baby was hung to death before his mother's eyes and later the mother was tortured to death just because she was a Falun Gong practitioner, and how the doctors performed forced abortion on an 8-month pregnant woman. She then asked me to keep her informed of the situation. Overall, I encouraged all of them to watch the VCD and see for themselves the brutally of a most brutal persecution headed by the leader of the Chinese Communist Party. The evil crimes by Jiang and his regime will soon be revealed to everyone. By the time Jiang visits the U.S., Americans will see the true evil behind his dictatorship.
I believe that when we, Dafa disciples, work together as one body, all the Buddhas, Taos, and Gods will help us under all circumstances, for what they look at is just that one thought. With the practitioners outside continuously kept their righteous thoughts so that things would go well and smoothly inside, and with us having the heart to do what we should do, that to me, is acting as "one body." I sincerely thank our Master for providing us the opportunity and environment to fulfill our vows during the end of the Fa-rectification period. After all, it is all done by our Master, and we Dafa disciples just need to put our heart into the task.
Now, I can still recall so vividly from my dream as I handed the red, white, and blue flag postcard to the President of the United States of America. The card was written with "The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Americans Say No To Persecution!"