Look at the situation today, nature has brought us down on our knees. We always thought that we are the controller and all other living entities are under our command. But today there is a reversal of roles. Everyone is in a state of panic. Everyone is in fear of being harmed by a minuscule organism just a few nanometers in size, which cannot be seen even with an ordinary microscope. Did we ever imagine that we could face such a calamity? The virus initially appeared in one country, and then spread nation by nation to more than 80 countries. We are seeing the world’s greatest pandemic.
Today the world has come to a complete halt. With the cessation of travel and transport, all types of business, trade, and markets are in turmoil and panic.
On the other hand, air pollution is at an all-time low, dolphin fishes have been spotted in the oceans, numerous birds can now be seen and heard. What do all these mean?
Why has this happened?
What do our scriptures say?
A person in full consciousness of me, knowing me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries.
The senses, the mind and the intelligence are the sitting places of this lust. Through them lust covers the real knowledge of the living entity and bewilders him.
The senses, mind and intelligence are the seats of lust, and we should try to control/check our senses and mind. Sense gratification gives only transient pleasures and ultimately we face miseries.
What must we do now?
We are witnessing the reaction to our sins. This is nature’s revenge on mankind.
It’s time we introspect and rethink. It’s time we mend our ways.
We must learn to use money, power, knowledge with compassion.
Consuming sattvic food is one way we could save mother earth.
It is when we face troubles that we turn to God. We should try to change, take care of His creation and His creatures. We must take care of planet earth so that all species live in harmony.
In essence, we must live and let live.