Were they destined?
January 15, 2011 8:48am CST
My friends in India must be aware of the sad incident in Sabrimala, more than 100 devote died in the rush, because other devotees walked over body of those who fell down on ground. I was discussing this with persons of my age in Grand Hotel in the party given by Professor Reddy. Many were of the opinion that, they were destined to die on the foot of the God. Well such incidents do happen not only in Hindu festival rush, but in other religion festivals. My catholic friends in Philippines must be aware of similar incident too. I had responded to some discussions here in mylot about the procession and mishap. [b]I say they were not destined; the administration could have prevented this mishap by taking preventive measures. Please share your opinion and comment on this story. Thank you so much in advance.[/b]HAPPY PONGAL Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 11
hi Professor this makes me feel sick,I mean these people are going to worshop, this is in the name of your diety and they rush ovve opthers , this is horried, thou shalt not kill, is not worshopping' supposed to be thoughtful of your fellow men,not walk on them and kill them, they are fellow Indcians and humans,this makes no sense. no they were not destined to die at the foot of God. those lives werer rpecious to God and should have been to their fellow Indians as well. I have seen things like this here in the states at a concert and atg a sales in a large dep;artment store.people in a rush and knocking down a child and breaking her leg and they were not at a religius event. it is ironic to kill people just to get to a temple. are not we our brother's keeper?
16 Jan 11
Hi Hatley, It was not the mistake of pilgrims, people are there to worship and not with the intention to kill each other. This is a govt failure and they were supposed to make all the arrangements with a focus and forecast of the crowd. When people are being pushed form behind or from any other side, they try to save their lives whether it is India or States or any other place in the world. Life is more important for any of us.The temple management and govt should be held responsible for this situation. It is purely the failure of them. Happy Living Calpro
23 Jan 11
Whatever we do or face in our life are pre decided by GOD that is Hindu belief and I do believe in that so I can say that all who got caught in this sad incident. I have some similar thoughts about administration, they could have done better job and it could have been prevented. Thank You for sharing.
15 Jan 11
It is true that we have a destiny. But we have the ability to change it becouse we have free will. Lama rinpoche says : it is of outmost importance to be awarre of the happenings around us becouse everything happens of a reason in order for us to learn from our experiances. If we dont listen the first time it will come back and hit harder and harder. In meditation i have come to understand that everything that happens us is put in front of us by the heart and the spirit , one can truly say life is a test ut the outcome is due to our understanding. And how we handle our situations determine the outcome. A certain level of common sence is needed so maybe people will take some time to think next time such events happens and realise that we all work togheter collectivly and should not strive based on our will alone without first taking in considiration the best for other people. Life is short but the spirit is forever. It is a sad happening that people die due to a rush , may they learn something from it and make more wise desicions next time.
15 Jan 11
I agree with you too Prof. that accidents can be prevented, have they not heard of the phrase " an accident waiting to happen" , when large groups of people gather such as in a religious festival, authorities should always be ready for any eventuality and expect the unexpected that might happen such as a stampede or a terrorist attack. Advanced planning, effective crowd control and security I believe should be prioritized, and yes they were not destined to die if only people of authority placed more preventive precautions in place.