Monday, February 27, 2006

A prayer...

Cancer: The word sends a shiver down my spine.

Wikipedia states that "In the USA and other developed countries, cancer is presently responsible for about 25% of all deaths. On a yearly basis, 0.5% of the population is diagnosed with cancer."

I lost my grandmother to this disease a decade ago. My middle-namesake. Valli. A fiery spirit. Multilingual. Intellecutal. Brilliant. Her wisdom was beyond boundaries. She had something new and wise to share with us kids everyday. I miss her...though I can barely remember her voice now.

And now the same disease is afflicting so many people around me. My best friend's dad (who's the sweetest person ever), a friend, another friend's grandad, some more friends....

So I send out a prayer....
And positivity....
And I hope for a miracle for some....
ॐ भूर्भुवस्वः ।
तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि ।
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Love, life, faith and hope....
-Amrita

6 comments:

ito okashi said...

thats lovely amri. it's very sad harsh reality....cancer is everywhere.

Amrita said...

Ito... :(

The shloka means: "O God, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow, the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme, sin destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction."

A/T said...

*hugs*

rads said...

Hmm isnt it the right time to say you have been tagged.
True...cancer is everywhere and you wonder whether you feel empathy or fear when u see the brave fighting it around you. Fear of being one more victim or helplessness cos you dont know what to do.

guess u can use this tag message and convey how you will be the "change"
(Refer to http://radhikamurthy.blogspot.com )

Rajesh Warrier said...

True. And even though science & research has advanced a lot over the last 2 centuries, a total cure exists only if detected in the initial stages ...

rohan said...

dude.. havent heard that sholka in the longest time !!

instantly reminded me of diwali.. the havan.. the burfi and laddoos.. the entire works...