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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:28 pm on September 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Covid-19: 1 Million Dead 

    The world crossed a million deaths two days ago caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how temporary our lives are on this planet, for lack of a better adjective.

    What is the purpose of human life? Do people know? What is the aim of human life?
    Why were we born on this planet? Why do we suffer? Why do we feel pain and misery?

    Nobody knows when they’re going to die.
    Nobody knows how much longer they have to live.

    People like to assume that they’ll live for 100 years.
    But as we grow older, we all realize that’s not true.
    We know our bodies so well. Each one of us can feel the effects of old age.
    Yet we are so attached to our bodies, we think we’re immortal.

    Have you ever been to a funeral?
    Have you noticed how sad, quiet and solemn everyone is?
    Have you noticed how quickly their moods change when they go back home?

    Human beings are forgetful.
    Even though people visit a funeral or two each year, they never stop to think how how short and fragile life really is.
    Everyone’s so busy with their lives – their work and family and relationships and plans. Nobody has the time to stop and reflect why they’re doing all that.

    Those who do think about the fragility of life, don’t have a solution for it.
    And so they accept defeat and resign to the small comforts of the material world. But only for so long.

    Once you start thinking about death, the thought will always remain in the back of your mind.
    I’ve never stopped thinking about death. Ever since the first funeral I went to. I saw this young man who was much younger than me, lay there, still and lifeless. I saw his parents weep and mourn the death of their first-born.
    I saw his classmates bring flowers to the funeral.
    Everybody was sad and quiet.
    And then they all went back home.
    That was a decade ago.
    I wonder if anyone still remembers him. Time flies. Life changes for everyone. The dead are forgotten sooner or later.

    All the 1M people who died of Covid-19 had dreams. They all had plans for future. They all had loved ones, families and friends. They had jobs and houses, farms and cars. They had hobbies and different talents.
    And they all died.
    How was it? Was it a quick and painless? Was it slow and agonizing? What were they thinking, in those final moments of their lives?
    They were stuck alone, locked up in isolation, far away from the reach of their loved ones, surrounded by doctors and nurses wearing body suits, prying and prodding from a distance, helplessly watching them die.

    And then, they were rolled up in sheets of plastic and thrown in freezer trucks, stacked in piles for several days on end.
    Those in China were incinerated.
    Those in Equador were dumped in the middle of the streets by their families, because everyone was afraid of the Coronavirus.

    How many of them received proper burials?
    And how many were tossed into mass graves and buried far away from civilization?

    When the epidemic spread through China, I was watching clips of people dropping on the sidewalks and having seizures. Nobody went near them to help them. Everyone watched them from a distance, horrified, phones in hand, filming them.
    What went through the minds of the infected ones?
    There they lay, on the sidewalks, spasming and gasping for air, until they lost consciousness and died.
    It must be painful to be gasping for air when your lungs are already filled with liquid. It’s the same kind of feeling a drowning person goes through. There is no help. You just have to wait for your body to give up and let go.

    What were the dying people thinking?
    Were they thinking about their husbands? Their wives? Their children? Their careers? Their wealth? Did they wish they’d written their wills? Did they want to live longer? Did they want to spend one last moment with their loved ones? Did they regret anything they’d done earlier? Did they wish they could’ve done something different?

    Who are the one million people? Does anybody know? Do you know?
    Do you care? Would you like to know who they were, what their names were, what they did, how many kids they left behind, and what their dreams and goals were?

    What can we learn from the death of these 1M people?
    What have you learned?

    Does anybody care about the 1M dead people?
    Or is everyone so engrossed in their own lives that they’re too busy to care about their own families, let alone random strangers on some other part of the world.

    Are the 1M dead in a better place right now? Can anyone vouch for that?
    A lot of atheists don’t believe in afterlives and reincarnation. So for them, that is the end of the road. Everything’s finished.

    There’s a lot going on in the world right now. There’s so many things happening all at once. And I think people need to decide what’s important and what their priorities in life are.

    The first instinct of an intelligent man, should be survival.
    There’s a lot of people taking life for granted, walking around without masks and living their lives to the fullest, as they like to say.
    I think people – the entire human civilization needs to take a step back and figure out what they value the most.
    You can go and work in the office, you could go and protest something, you could go out for dinner in a public restaurant, you could hang out with friends and go to the club and party all night. Each of these activities carry a risk.
    What you really need to figure out is, is that risk worth your life?

    What does the latest research on Covid-19 say? I don’t know. I stopped reading because it was too much information to digest. But from the last time I read a scientific journal, they were talking about Covid-19 effects on the internal organs such as the liver, stomach, kidneys, the heart, and even the brain. Immunity doesn’t last long enough. People who were once infected can be infected again. Many have had reoccurring infections and died.

    These are dangerous times. One mistake could cost you your life. Have you prepared for death? Have you thought it through? Have you accomplished all your goals in life? Is this the end of the road for you?

    I think I wrote an article about death about a few weeks ago. I suggest checking that out for my thoughts on death.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:23 pm on September 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Covid-19: India’s Fifth Milestone 

    Yesterday – Tuesday, 15th September 2020, India crossed it’s 5th milestone.

    That’s just 10 days from the previous milestone.

    I believe the highest record so far has been 97K cases in India.
    I’ve been waiting for the 100K daily grand record.

    Where are all the news articles screaming about the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 in India?
    Everyone was making a big deal out of China, Iran, Italy, Spain and New York.
    Now the world has moved on.
    There are no more lockdowns. Nobody cares about social distancing and stupid white circles chalked out outside stores and in the malls.

    I remember many so-called “experts” proclaiming the peak of the pandemic in May, June and July.
    It is now mid-September. While the US, Brazil and Russia may have seen their peak number of cases in June and July, India was just getting started.

    I’m trying to understand what mother nature is doing to the course of the pandemic.
    It seems like nature is playing a trap game with the human species.
    The pandemic keeps at bay long enough for people to go about their daily lives and then bam! One person gets infected as the others scurry away.
    Everyone goes into hiding for a while and then people start creeping out again, disobeying social distancing rules, not wearing masks etc.
    Bam! Another one gets infected with Covid-19.
    Mother nature could play this game all year long. And the ignorant who would think it was all over may end up sustaining life-long health issues or quite possibly, just die and free up some space on the planet.

    I see so many countries with less than a 1000 new cases daily.
    I think this is a dangerous bait laid out by nature to lure out the fools.
    Some 300 new cases in a day doesn’t seem like much when compared to 90K in India.
    But how does that pan out in the long run if there’s just a few hundred cases everyday?
    It means the pandemic may never come to a complete stop.
    In India, this is laid out as ~90K cases daily. Because in a population of 1.3B people, 90K seems like a handful.
    Some countries don’t have enough people to survive the pandemic.
    Israel has just over 9M people. Imagine how long it would take to turn the country into a mass graveyard. If Israel was running India’s numbers of 90K cases daily, the country would be empty in 100 days. Can you imagine that?
    Look at the population of various countries.
    Many small countries and tiny islands would be wiped out within a single day.

    This really helps put things into perspective.
    Humans think they’re so tough and strong and mighty, but they’re all completely dependent on mother nature’s mercy.
    A single blow could wipe out the entire planet’s population.

    Why is it just the humans who have to suffer from untreatable diseases? Other species don’t have to fear pandemics.
    Then again, every species has it’s own dangers. And each of them is comparative to the pandemic in magnitude.

    So what lessons have humans learned from the pandemic?
    I don’t think people have learned any valuable lessons from the pandemic. That’s why it’s been going on for so long. People have become so ignorant to the force of nature, that most of them have refused to change their sinful behavior.
    And some geniuses think they can find a vaccine or cure for Covid-19. From where? Where will you find the cure from? Where will you obtain the vaccine from? Everything we humans have is provided by mother nature. Nobody here has created anything.
    Human beings are not creators. They’re users. They’re utilizing what’s been provided to them by the earth.

    I’ve zoomed out to the bigger picture.
    Some of this may seem like nonsensical mumbo jumbo from a religious nutjob. But it’s not. It takes a big brain to think about the grand scheme of all life. In contrast, it only takes a small-minded self-absorbed dimwit to focus on temporary useless material things.

    As of this writing, India has 97,859 new cases today.
    Nobody’s stopped to ask why. Why is this happening?
    Everybody’s asking when it will stop. But that’s the wrong question to ask. The correct question in everyone’s minds should be, why did the pandemic even start?

    This universe runs on cause and effect. Everything in the material world runs on the basis of cause and effect. Nothing has ever happened just randomly, without any reason.
    So why the pandemic? Why did it happen?
    I have a feeling that this is one of those diseases that will never have a cure. There will never be a vaccine for the Covid-19.

    For the idiots who think Russia’s found the vaccine, well, perhaps they’d like to wait for another year before they start realizing it was all a media op. Just like the race to the moon, the race to the Arctic and Antarctica, and now, the race for the Covid-19 vaccine. The Russians don’t care about the vaccine. They only care about being labelled the first ones to have found it.
    If they’d really found one, now would’ve been a good time to send some to India so they could save some lives. Unless, of course, Russia’s waiting for the pandemic to wipe out 400M Indians before sending them some help.

    Anyway, I think I’m going to start exploring some spiritual explanations and solutions to real world problems. The scientists have been doing research on the Covid-19 since January but they still don’t know crap about the virus and what it really does.
    Since modern scientific research has failed to provide concrete answers and solutions, I might as well start detailing the answers and solutions from the scriptures.

     
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