Coronoavirus and global shutdown

At this point almost around the globe we are seeing shutdown and unable to continue our normal life. Situation varies from country to country – regardless this is the time that we all need to stay committed to local government guidelines and not try to violate curfew etc. For a country of the size of India, it is very hard to monitor the curfew yet our government is doing a phenomenal job from what I heard.

For all our readers here, we are truly blessed to be devotees of Kanchi Acharyas and Kamakshi who will take care of the entire humanity. In sanatana dharma, we don’t pray for us alone ever – we always pray for the Loka kshemam. As there are lots of postings on various slokas to be recited to fight this virus, let us have full faith on them and recite them sincerely.

Also this is a great opportunity to do our nithyakarmas without fail. While we understand that we still need to work remotely etc, we still save lot of time we used to drive to work. Let us put those time to best use.

I also pray Mahaperiyava to take care of so many vaideekas, sivacharyas and various other people who do not get paid during this global pandemic situation.

As Vasantha Navarathri is under way, let us also pray Kamakshi to show Her karuna Kataksham to all the human beings and help us come out of this crisis soon.

Wish you and your family a very safe “stay home” period and a Happy Navarathri.

Aum Sri Mathrey Namaha!

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  1. This Corona epidemic has come as a reminder to humanity about its own folly in pursuing endless greed in the name of economic development and social progress. Nation after nation has jumped into this bandwagon of development, regardless of the long term consequences to both the external environment and man’s own internal landscape viz his psyche. In pursuit of paper wealth based on fancy numbers and fashionable indexes, man has gone about polluting all the natural elements which are indispensable to life. At the same time, man is also deeply troubled both in body and mind. Mankind is beset with so many modern diseases : obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stress, depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s and unnamed many others , all of which are termed “Lifestyle” illnesses- entirely due to modern life style. In the name of development, half of the educated world is promoting these, while the other half is frantically searching for solutions. Ironically, so called modern science is driving both, and both are embodiments of unrestrained greed. While greed is open in promoting ‘business’, it is no less grave in the so called pursuit of solutions- there is no disinterested science or simple charity.
    The present lockdown and the consequent slow down in life has temporarily knocked off the hurly-burly of modern life. Those of us old enough to recall our younger days 70 or so years ago realise that this is how peaceful those days were- there was no frantic activity, not much of mechanised transportation-private or public, people went about their work leisurely, life was slow, most time was spent indoors, in the absence of TV and the Computer, this meant more interaction within the family and the community. People had time for each other! Now, this enforced idleness keeps people confined to homes, but with little interaction. Every home has turned into an isolation ward.
    Naturally, this makes us reflect and question ourselves, our motives and methods. We may easily take this Corona epidemic as a sort of punishment for the wrongs we have done to Nature and Humanity. At the same time it is like a teacher calling attention to correct our ways. But where are the leaders to tell us what to do?
    Great poets saw even 200 years ago that the so called economic development was a deadly trap. Oliver Goldsmith wrote [ in 1770] :

    Yes! let the rich deride, the proud disdain,
    These simple blessings of the lowly train;
    To me more dear, congenial to my heart,
    One native charm, than all the gloss of art.
    Spontaneous joys, where Nature has its play,
    The soul adopts, and owns their firstborn sway;
    Lightly they frolic o’er the vacant mind,
    Unenvied, unmolested, unconfined.
    But the long pomp, the midnight masquerade,
    With all the freaks of wanton wealth arrayed —
    In these, ere triflers half their wish obtain,
    The toiling pleasure sickens into pain;
    And, even while fashion’s brightest arts decoy,
    The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.

    And William Wordsworth in 1807:

    The world is too much with us; late and soon,
    Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
    Little we see in Nature that is ours;
    We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
    This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
    The winds that will be howling at all hours,
    And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
    For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
    It moves us not. Great God!

    These were not mere poets, but Kavis in the Indian sense- that is, Jnanis endowed with the vision of wisdom. They could see where the world was moving, ahead of their times. But people did not listen.
    The enforced inactivity consequent on the Corona epidemic has made the world pause, and change gear temporarily. But will it make people think and change direction as well?
    Well, Except the Lord Keep the city, the Watchman waketh but in vain.
    May Bhagavan endow us with Wisdom, not merely cleverness.

  2. Here would like to share that the Basic cause of any death & diseases is the ILLITERACY about the discipline, one has to observe while/ when exercising one’s conjugal rights….in good ancient golden days…. elders used to guide us about the Shubha ghadi & Visha ghadi… for these conception T/issues…
    Today we can pray to Mahaperiava & DIVINE MOTHER Kamakshi to deliver us from any of such addictions…& Liberate all those souls to peacefully quit their dis-eased bodies’…the MOKSHAPURI compassion
    Om Shree Gurubhyo Namaha

  3. கிரக கோளாறுகள்* அனைத்தும்பல்லமை கொண்டது கோளறு பதிகம்.பெயரிலேயே அதன் சிறப்பு உள்ளது !

  4. அம்பாள் பாதத்தில் சரணடைந்தால் லோகத்துக்கே தாயான அவல் நம்மைக் கை விடுவாளா?
    கிரேக்கக் கோளாறுகளை வெல்ல நம் பரமாச்சாரியார் 1962 வ் அஷ்ட gruhankaL ஒன்று சேர்ந்து லோகத்துக்கு ஆபத்து சூழ இருக்கும் வேளையில் கோளாறு பதிகத்தை அனைவரும் பாராயணம் செய்யுமாறு வலியுறுத்தி நாங்கள் அனைவரும் அவ்வாறே செய்தோம். அவர் வாக்கு மெய்யானது!
    அதுபோல் இம்முறையும் ஜெபிக்கலாம் .பெரியவா பாதம் சரணம்.

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