most of us must be fed up with the gyaan coming via social media on the
coronavirus pandemic. So what do we end up doing? Most of us just delete the
so-called gyaan, and forward the jokes related to corona. The fertile Indian
minds have plenty of them, and good ones too.
the old proverb says that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’. The bigger the
cloud, the brighter the silver lining.
coronavirus crisis has given us lessons for life – something that all the
religious scriptures and the gurus of the world put together could perhaps not
effectively teach us.
So, who is
the biggest teacher of all? Mother Nature.
the Silent Message of Mother Nature?
‘I can take
care of myself. I gave you freedom to co-exist with me along with the creatures
around me, but you crossed your limits, and like a spoilt child, misbehaved.
The world, for decades, in the comfort of five-star hotel conferences, only
talked about global warming, deforestation, climate change, cleaning the Ganga,
etc, and did just the opposite. So, I decided to heal myself and locked you up
at home. Look, in such a short time (a few days), you can feel my play. Rivers,
including Ma Ganga, are much cleaner, the atmosphere is much better. The sky
looks blue, and above all, you can even see the stars.’
first time, you are realising that I am the Almighty. You tried to capture me
in the closed doors of edifices that you called temples, churches, gurdwaras,
mosques, etc, and visited me just for a bargain – for your personal need and
the power-hungry people (politicians included) in the world tried to limit me
by giving me different religious names and used me as their brand ambassador,
claiming that only they can protect me, forgetting that I protect you all, and
you have no capacity to protect me. But you wanted to rule in my name, so you
made human beings fight with each other, again misguiding them in my name.’
Didn’t We Pay Heed to the Silent Messages of Our Scriptures?
the result. The political powers have issued orders shutting down the very
place where they have captured me, namely, temples, churches, mosques, etc. The
order reads “all religious places will remain closed. No religious gathering or
congregation of any kind will be allowed. There will be no exceptions.” Look at
my (Nature's) play.’
not at all interested in the silent messages of the religious scriptures of the
world – be it the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Holi Bible, the Holi Quran, or the
Guru Granth Sahib – or for that matter, the teachings of the saints and rishis
of all faiths. The message was one of love, care, compassion, and of
considering the world as one family ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.’
times, during the Vedic period, when religion was not organised, people only
worshipped the five elements of nature – Fire, Earth, Wind, Water and Space –
which sustain life.
So let us
take this message, given to us by Nature via corona, and revisit the wisdom of
our rishis who must have been Phd scholars in their time. Thousands of them did
research over thousands of years, and the gist of it all came to us in the form
of the Vedas (the Vedas have no author).
Is Our True Protector
Let us go
back to Mother Nature. For years, governments have spent a lot of money on
projects to clean the Ganga, but in few days itself, we can see how Ma Ganga
cleanses herself, as if telling us, “I know how to keep myself clean. I have
the force and power as long as you don't pollute me. It is so simple!'
coronavirus pandemic is a reminder from Nature, that we are insignificant.
Let us be
grateful to Mother Nature, who had to teach us a lesson in the form of this
crisis, which all the scriptures of the world had previously indicated – that,
the ultimate religious place is within you, and it never gets locked out until
you get knocked out. And do not think you can forever abuse the bounty of Nature
and get away scot-free. Nature is our true protector, so respect it, or else...
Trivedi is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha
from West Bengal.
Headline: Coronavirus Lockdown: Dear World, Mother Nature Has a Message
Source: The Quint