Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti had undergone a 7.0 earthquake on the Richter scale on January 12th, 2010. According to news reports, the whole center city area suffers the most damage in that the infrastructures, including buildings were nearly leveled by the strong quake. The presidential palace, government buildings, schools, hospitals, residential buildings, United Nation building, foreign embassy buildings were destroyed; electric utility lines, water supply lines, communication lines and street traffic were all cut off. Roads were crumbled and blocked. Hospitals and medical supplies were all nearly destroyed. Dead human bodies were strewn everywhere in the streets giving off unbearable stenches. Epidemics are imminent.
So far there are tens of thousands of casualties, including fatalities. Numerous civilians were buried alive and trapped underneath heavy concrete rubbles awaiting rescue. Numerous survivors are in urgent, desperate need of water, food, medical treatments and temporary shelters.
True Buddha Foundation is appealing to all True Buddha temples, chapters and fellow disciples/devotees to call forth the Four Immeasurable Mindsets, namely, Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Impartiality as professed by our Grand Master to help save the earthquake disaster victims. Everybody ought to recite the Great Relief for Calamities Mantra as many times as possible: Ta chir za za la, ta chir lu low li, maha lu low li, a la mo la, dor la, soha and practice True Buddha Tantra Dharma, conduct Bardo Deliverance Ceremony or Dharma Assembly and transfer all the merits acquired from the above activities to the afflicted souls of the Haiti earthquake victims as such: ``Souls of the calamity victims be rid of fear and be delivered to the Pure Land of Buddha; may the disaster relief work and post-disaster recovery and rebuilding work proceed smoothly without a hitch.`` All are to be forthcoming in effectuating the disaster relief work; those with monetary means should donate to the disaster relief cause; those with manpower should volunteer themselves to the disaster relief cause. Help the disaster victims recuperate and rebuild their homes.
Disaster relief through monetary donation can be done in the following ways: (Be sure to indicate on the remittance paperwork that the donated money is intended for ``Haiti Disaster Relief Fund`` True Buddha Foundation will appropriate the fund to World Lotus Light Charity Foundation. The fund will henceforth be funneled to the International Disaster Relief Foundation.)
(1) Via internet: www.tbsn.org
(2) By remittance: make check payment payable to ``True Buddha Foundation``
Mailing address: 17110 NE 40TH COURT, REDMOND, WA 98052, U.S.A.
Telephone: (425)885-7573 Fax: (425)883-2173
Thanks to all temples, chapters and fellow devotees for evoking the compassion to save the victimized sentient beings!
World True Buddha Foundation Board of Committees