Email from Lori Kaplowitz to Glen



From: "Lori Kaplowitz"

Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 12:54:25 -0500

To: "Glen Meloy"

Subject: The original email


This is the email that started it all....I wrote this after deep contemplation and a need to get it out of my system and try to reach some people. Thankfully, due to this email there are six people currently investigating and asking me questions. Many others that were vicious and then many others that were quiet. This email was sent out to total of 230 people, mostly NE sb devotees.

Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 10:49 PM

Subject: How do you reach someone's heart?

Dear Friends,

I am writing this e-mail after much contemplation. As many of you know as of this writing I have resigned from the sai organization and no longer consider sai baba my teacher. I made this decision based on information I found out regarding improper behaviour that sai baba is engaged in. The reason I have chosen to write to you at this time is because I can no longer be silent and participate in the level of suppression that has been going on within the sai baba org.

You are good caring people, dig down into your hearts and souls and bypass your ego. It is especially important for those of you who are therapists and teachers. People that are responsible for recognizing and reporting problems when children cry out for help. Why have you turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to this situation? For those of you who do not know what is going on, I beseech you to find out by either reading the e-mail included below, contacting people that have left the org and investigating websites. [Attached to the bottom of this message is an unbiased letter from the editor of the Nexus magazine. Duncan's email address, phone number and mailing address are included as well. Please feel free to contact him if you have any questions.]

I would like to ask you to consider the following questions. Doesn't it mean anything that centers around the world have been closed? That major public sai baba officials have resigned? I also would like to ask how it is that so many people, from so many countries are saying the same thing? That so many men, not women, have committed suicide?? Did you know that the UNESCO conference, that was supposed to be sponsored in Parthi, was canceled due to these rumors as well and the sai baba org. is not reporting the facts? Doesn't it mean something that UNESCO has posted its concern and disassociation with the sai baba org.? Did you know that the new EHV school slated to open in September in Hartford, CT has shut down? Isn't it interesting that the FBI and other International orgs. are investigating sai baba? Most of all isn't it interesting that an organization that allegedly supports the principle of Help Ever, Hurt Never is basically being selfish?

The saddest thing of all is that the party line reads "think about your own experience, don't listen to this garbage because it will weaken your faith". After much contemplation I realized how hypocritical this is especially if you are to follow sb' s teachings of "love all, serve all". How can you love and serve somebody else, especially the children if you are not at least researching and asking the questions. How can you continue to bury your head in the sand, give over your personal power, because you are too afraid to rock your world. What about these children? What if any of this is true, even a little bit?? What about the children?

With love,

Lori K.