- Published on 30 December 2014
After the few recent posts on saikingdom.com, devotees have been emailing me with concerns that such messages about probable disasters are generating much fear and anxiety, taking the focus away from the positive nature of this website. Since some have sought my opinion on this, I would like to express my humble views here.
Firstly, we should all take comfort in Swami's words while He was in His body, that there would be no major deluge or pralaya.
"There will be no pralaya (total destruction). But disasters will be there....I will repair that part of the world, which is damaged." (Sri Sathya Sai Anandadayi)
"No disaster is imminent for the world. Over the vast globe, there may be some mishaps here and there, from time to time". (Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 24 Chapter 4)
At the same time, a Divine forewarning is usually a call for prayers. It is our duty to pray for this world and as stated in my previous article, let us indulge in intense prayers. That is the very least we can (and must) do.
"Remember that there is nothing in this world as powerful as the Lord's name to protect it. It is not arms and bombs that will save the world. Only God's Grace should protect the world. It is man's foremost duty to pray for God's Grace. Prayer is of supreme importance." (Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 24 Chapter 4)
"Through genuine prayer, mountains of evil can be pulverised and destroyed". (Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 13 Chapter 26)
While I do believe that some "event" might happen in the near future that would serve as an eye-opener to the humanity, I also feel that it could be more frightening in nature than destructive. Some shake-up might happen in order to persuade people to turn to God. Before the miraculous times can be experienced, there might be a short period when humanity is forced to call upon the Lord in one voice for its protection. So the Lord's Reappearance could happen at the most opportune moment effectuating the protection of mankind from that particular "event".
That being said, whether something major happens or not, it is always wise to be prepared for any eventuality. Many of us might be knowing that, with the Divine Grace of our Bhagawan, the Sai-EP (Emergency Preparedness) project was setup a while ago in order to help facilitate emergency preparedness in each Sai Center. The objective is to bring awareness to individual, family and community preparedness. More information can be found in the links below:
From my Sai Center website:
Sai Emergency Preparedness official website:
Some important excerpts from the Sai-EP program:
- Please remember! This program is not intended to cause fear / apprehension that some calamity will strike us in the near future
- It is our responsibility to be prepared and take action now so we can be survivors and helpers
- Sai-EP focuses both on internal / spiritual and external means to be Swami's instruments of Love - whether in-person or in-spirit
Let us live with the firm faith that Swami is in control and that He alone knows what is best for this world. Why fear when He is here?
"The whole world is today in the throes of anxiety and fear. But, I assure you that very soon the dark clouds shall be scattered and you will witness a happy era all over the world". (Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 11 Chapter 28)