Monday, October 31, 2005

Victory of Humanity at Disaster

Massive earthquake in Pakistan has again shown people’s helplessness and vulnerability to natural disaster. We see immense loss, grief, immeasurable suffering and anguish. We see how the humanity comes together to reach and help. We see human sacrifice and assistance redefine altruism. Humanity wins one more time. Political disputes, conflicts, anxiety and tension disappear to help people in distress. Over 55, 000 people died in Kashmir and 17,000 were children. Images from the disaster areas were very painful. A girl has been rescued after eight days from the rubble gives new hope, illuminates the victory of human sacrifice and love.

When people come from all over the world to help the victims of earthquake, it shows people are for people across the world. It reunites and reconnects the humanity across the border to show what we are supposed to be for!!! Then, we forget again until another disaster hits us. We hardly strive to see, sustain, and uphold this brighter side of humanity. Unconditional human love and care for each other cross all religious, national, racial boundaries at the crucial time of disaster. This Addabaj from the disaster prone Bangladesh proudly proclaims the victory of humanity. Lalon, Bengali mystic singer, sings the victory of love that we often forget and neglect:

“There is so much happiness
in the kingdom of love
that it is impossible to tell it all.
One who has come there
has lost himself in (love);
He has no wish
to go to another kingdom...”

Songs of
Lalon (Translated by Br. James)

Greetings, I was reading some blogs and came across your blog. I'm quite impressed , with how it has a good feel. This is one to watch.


pictures of the Hurricane Katrina
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