Unless for Nirvana, one cannot totally take away the sufferings they face in various situations of life. Every one of us goes through that. Birth, Getting older, Getting sick & death are truths that every one of us have to face. Certain truths of life cannot be realized unless we face that situation our self. For an example until we get older and cannot move freely we won’t feel how hard it is to live elderly. We are lucky if we do not fall sick that limits us to our own beds for years before we die.
Sometimes we see young people get various deceases that take their lives away. Likewise, any human at various stages face these circumstances that we feel terrible to go through. Natural disasters reminds us this truth. The truth that we are living in a world that nothing is permanent. The houses we build, the farming we do, the families we love, the lives we live or the earth, our home.
What happened is Philippine and the region was very devastating. It took many a lives away and left many injured, homeless and helpless. We must realize that this truth is common to all of us as well. We wouldn’t know when our lives come to an end.
Therefore, make it a point to live your life to the fullest with mindfulness. Help others and do good deeds. The only thing we should remember just before we die is the good deeds we did for people. That doesn’t come easy, unless we do so much that our hearts are only filled with “good” that we did.
The following pictures depict the damage Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever caused in central Philippines on Nov. 9. As many as 10,000 are feared dead, according to reports.
An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.
A survivor walks amid the debris of houses destroyed in Tacloban.
Debris hang on a basketball post near thousands of houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.
Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged in Tacloban.
Thousands of homes were destroyed in Tacloban.
A mother takes refuge with her children in Cebu city on Nov. 8.
A collapsed building is seen after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the city of Tacloban.
A father looks at his daughter’s body inside a chapel.
Overturned vehicles are seen outside a damaged airport.
Survivors wait for medical assistance.
An aerial view shows damaged houses in the central Philippines.
A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after the typhoon.
A woman stands amid the devastation in Tacloban.
Residents fetch water from an artesian well.
A mother and her son walk under damaged electric cables. The massive storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.
Residents look at bodies wrapped in blankets inside a damaged chapel.
Survivors assess the damage from the Category 5 typhoon.
A view inside a damaged airport.
Debris litters a damaged airport in Tacloban.
Survivors carry a person killed in the storm.
The damaged control tower of Tacloban airport is seen after the typhoon.
Residents look at the damaged village hall in Janiuay, in Iloilo province.
Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter.
Residents wait near Tacloban’s damaged airport for relief goods on Nov. 9.
Many houses near an airport were demolished.
Residents pull relief goods by dead bodies in the street.
A survivor carries relief goods among the devastation in Tacloban.
Residents recover the body of a victim.
Survivors sift through the rubble of their damaged house.
In this image from ABS-CBN video, residents wade through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Mindoro, Philippines.
Residents sit on a curb outside their damaged house.