A glimmer of light for disaster-hit Uttarakhand
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I’ve created a fund raiser for all those wishing to offer help to the people of Uttaranchal during this very tough time. The funds are intended to help the locals while they recover from devastation caused by floods in the region. More ...
“Thousands of people, young and old, are feared dead, or have suffered, in the deluge that hit Uttarakhand with such ferocity. The cosmic dance brought under its destructive spell men , animals, buildings and vehicles. Devotees had gone to pay their obeisance to Lord Shiva and Waheguru. Nobody had undertaken the journey with the slightest suspicion that death would engulf them en masse in a matter of minutes.

Man is always haunted by the fear of death, although he knows that there is no escape from it. By borrowing a proverb, one might in bravado say : ‘I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ When people visit places of pilgrimage, they are there either to thank god for his bounty bestowed on them, or to ask Him for more in terms of worldly things and personal well-being. But what happened at Uttarakhand, reminds man once again of his puny presence in the face of the mighty divine will. Roads, vehicles, bridges -nothing could withstand the might of the deluge. All the symbols of human activity of getting and spending in the form of hotels, shops and restaurants were wiped away by the water in a few minutes. A week on, several thousand people are reportedly still stranded, and all efforts by the state machinery to evacuate people to safer places are proving to be a trickle because of the heavy odds - the washed away stretches of roads, the missing bridges, the landslides, the fury of the rivers, and the inclement weather for air-lifting the people.

The number and identity of the victims of the calamity is only a matter of guess. The members of the family at home are waiting for news of their loved ones. They are hoping that somehow their relations have survived the great flood. Each family is praying for them. Human effort is proving insignificant because of the hostile conditions on the ground. This only proves, once again, how illusionary all human boast of progress is in the face of the power of nature. Traumatized by the event, one is likely to question the saying, ‘God is Love’. Yet where is the escape? God and His Cosmic Dance cannot be wished away. Howsoever wayward and defiant man’s intellect might be, there could come a point in life when he might be forced to say, ‘Good, I am still an atheist.’ But in the end, it will be better to accept the god’s will”

...By Desh Bir Sharma of Daily Post in India
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