Communication from Chairman, Prashanthi Council, Dr Michael Goldstein
Sai Ram to all of you!
May the Love for which Swami has taken human form fill our hearts and may
our actions reflect the compassion inspired by this Love.
By now, all of you must be aware of the tragic earthquake and the
subsequent massive tidal waves that are having devastating effects in some
Southeast Asian countries. Let us pray for the victims.
We must mobilize the resources of the International Sai Family and help
the victims of this monumental disaster. Please advise all of our brothers
and sisters in your countries that the International Sai Organization will
be taking action to assist the victims. You may also request that all of
our brothers and sisters in your countries offer their prayers. Please do
not solicit donations.
I request your complete cooperation in this matter. I am placing our
prayer before Swami that He permit the International Sri Sathya Sai
Organization to work with the All India Sri Sathya Sai Organization to
provide relief. Clearly, the immediate, fundamental needs for survival
are food, medicine, clothing, and shelter. These essentials should be
acquired and distributed by the Sai Organizations in the stricken areas.
The Sai Organizations outside the stricken areas can best serve by
providing the means to make possible the acquisition of the necessities
All Zone Chairmen and Central Coordinators should make an immediate
assessment of the resources for the acquisition of the needed items that
are available in your respective Zones/Regions. Please inform me of the
results of your assessment. Clearly the more affluent countries will have
the most available resources. Nevertheless, we are one family and this
world disaster should be addressed by a worldwide effort. Therefore, if
there are no resources in your countries, at least advise me that you are
communicating with our brothers and sisters in your areas and that they
will be offering their prayers for the victims. The above measures should
be taken without delay.
This is a tragedy, an emergency, and prompt responses save lives.
Therefore, a concerted, timely effort by the Sai Organization is
required. I request that you respond to this email without delay to me (firstname.lastname@example.org),
with copies to Dr. Narendra Reddy (email@example.com). If the Sai
Organizations in your countries have no available resources, then advise
me that this is so, and let me know that you have advised all of our
brothers and sisters to offer their heartfelt prayers for the victims of
Lovingly, in the Service of Sai
posted by Arun on 28-12-2004