Practice compassion during coronavirus time

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24th March 2020

Hello friends, this is Mohanji.

The nature has pressed a reset button. Nature is resetting the whole world, probably to its original state. We do not know as yet. And we don’t have to know because life is as it happens each moment. We do not know the future, nor do we usually know why certain things happened in the past. We think we know but we don’t know, really. We make conclusions based on what we understand or what we assume; based on assumptions. But we may not know clearly the reason. So, we don’t need to know the reasons as well for what’s happening now.

At this point in time, since nature has pressed a reset button, we must also press a reset button in our lives. Most of us are confined to our homes or places where we stay; movements are restricted, sources are affected, resources are affected. So, this is actually a time when we can go back to the essentials. We can look at what is essential and what is non-essential. Usually, in an unconscious existence, we do not have time for that. We just go as per our habits, as per our inclinations and tendencies. But at this point in time, when we do have time for ourselves, we can look at essentials and non-essentials and discard the non-essentials. That makes our life cleaner, more tidy. So this is a good time to press the reset button in our lives.

There is a word; a Sanskrit word ‘Karuna’. Karuna in Sanskrit means compassion. So, this is the time when we should express Karuna; compassion in the time of Corona. So, Karuna during the time of Corona that should be our attitude. We should be compassionate to the whole world, to our species, to everyone. And we should do whatever we can to enhance, to rejuvenate, to help reinvent the lives of people around us in a very pleasant way; with a lot of love, a lot of compassion – Karuna; and a lot of determination. There will be a lot of frustrations because people can’t move. They are at home. There will be a lot of anger and frustrations visible, anxieties. So this is the time to think again about what is causing all this. So, we have a lot of time for contemplation. We have a lot of time for introspection and we have time for reinvention.

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I always used to say that at least every five years, we must reinvent ourselves; so that we remain fresh. But now nature has given us that choice, the time. We have to reinvent or we can complain and we can say that things are not right. Most of the things which are happening now are well beyond our control, so we also get to know how much we have in our control. With all our powers and all our efficiencies, we do not have much control. Nature has more control than us; nature has all the controls. So, this is a real time or a time which is actually real, which gives us reality.

So, I would like you to convey this message to all your people; all the people around. Tell them that this is a reset button pressed by nature, to realign the nature. We must also press our reset button to realign ourselves and during the time of Corona, Karuna is the right method – compassion and let compassion overflow through you to all the social media and reach everybody. Reach lots of people and make them feel good because we have almost accepted corruption, greed as natural; greed, corruption, and various emotions of human beings, unconscious emotions as normal. Now, we have time to understand it’s not normal to be angry, it’s not normal to be upset, to be insecure. We have to live with what we have, we can take away all the unwanted at this point in time and just go back to basics and what is really needed; that will make our lives cleaner. And we also understand what it means to be bonded; human bonding, family bonding, all these are happening now. Families together, you can’t go anywhere; you have to look at each other, talk to each other, have eye contact; this is a good time for that.

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So, there are a lot of positives in a time of Corona; during this time where Corona is a big scare, a fear. So, if you discount the fear; if you take the fear away or the fear factor away and look at life, there is something to do here; something for us to understand, something for us to assimilate.

Lastly, there are a lot of theories floating around why this happened. That’s not important. I always look at it this way, what is the effect? Why is not the usual thing? It is intellectualization; so many opinions, so many theories, so many things which confuse us. Instead, don’t look outside. Look inside. What is the effect? That’s the only way you can grow beyond. Because if you keep on justifying looking at theories, looking at reasons why this happened, you’ll not reach anywhere. You probably will get few answers maybe or maybe a few opinions, or maybe a few suggestions. But that’s not what we want.

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What we need is reinvention; make ourselves better. We equip ourselves to handle life better, to have more control over our own emotions, and understand that whatever emotions we have if the nature presses the reset button, we become helpless. Nature is more powerful than us. We don’t have to call it God or religion or any other aspects. It’s not anything. It’s about man and nature, human beings and nature, the direct contact of a mother and son, mother and child; that kind of contact. So here, the mother is pressing the reset button and all the children have to do accordingly; to live accordingly, to change accordingly. So, it’s time to press the reset button in our lives. And this is the time to do that. If you don’t do that in this time, again we nurture our anxieties, emotions, anger, hatred, jealousy, all our usual habitual emotions; then we will not have much future. Now, we can stabilize; we can understand ourselves. We can assimilate ourselves. We can align ourselves. This is a good time.

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Wish you success. I’m walking with you. I’m always with you, and I love you.

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Corona Virus – God given chance for transformation

March 21, 2020

 

Hello friends,

It’s been a few days since we have been experiencing a kind of forced confinement. We are all indoors and most of the other beings are outdoors. They are having a natural life; while we one species, human species is confined to stay indoors.

There is a big lesson to learn here. I can see that we are all busy praying that the situation ends. But we should be busy taking oaths and vows to change the way we live on this earth.  That’s the most important thing today. We have been living unconsciously, insensitively: using, abusing, misusing the natural resources without any remorse, without any guilt and the nature is paying back. Nature is giving us a choice, a chance to think, to understand, to change. So, this situation is not an ordinary situation.

World War III

They said that the world has never experienced such a standstill since the World War II. So, this could be considered as a World War III. But the World War III is not between human beings. It’s between human beings and nature. This is nature’s practical joke. It’s a practical joke. Nature put all of us inside, bound by fear and asked us to think, asked us to realize what we have been doing. What is the result of that? It is our insensitive lifestyle, our unconscious activities and our lack of understanding plus disconnection from the whole existence outside. So, nature is giving us a chance and a choice to understand and correct. So, this is not exactly the only the time for prayers; this should be the time for reinvention.

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First of all, we need to introspect, contemplate and understand, we need to analyze and understand, we need to understand that all these years, we have used and abused this Earth, our space, the very space that we have to live and we have to hand over to the next generation. If you take the last hundred years, we have grown technologically but we have not grown in awareness. If you take the last 200 years, we have grown in industries and we polluted the Earth indiscriminately.

Land has become toxic, air has become toxic, and water has become toxic. Everything that is around us – all the basic facilities and faculties that we need to survive on Earth, in a very peaceful way, has become toxic because of man-made disasters or man’s unconscious existence, lack of understanding, or over emphasis on profits. These are the ways that we must change. We have to really think as so many things that we have done are irreversible. You can’t change that. It’s already happened. It’s done. Not possible to reverse, at least in the next couple of generations. And whenever in the past a species started becoming overwhelming, there were natural disasters, cleaning up, wiping away and creating new species.

So, this situation is very much possible for us if we live unconsciously: global warming, factory farms, pollution of various levels, toxins in the air, water and earth, living in square walls in square spaces; while human beings are multi-dimensional, we are confined to spaces which are square and rectangle which is again confinement; the walls that we created for ourselves: emotional walls, intellectual walls, physical walls, every type of walls that we have created around ourselves, isolating ourselves from the whole world. All these things are our own creation. So, this is a situation which the nature has given us to take time, stay at home and think, understand and correct.

Awakening

This is not exactly the time for prayers. You can pray, if you like for redemption, for better awareness, for better understanding. But this is not only the time for prayers; this is also the time for awakening. It’s extremely important. We must be aware. It is indeed a practical joke that the nature is now playing. The dolphins have come back to the lakes of Venice, swans and various birds, migratory birds are roaming free without any kind of fear of human intervention. So many birds, animals, various species are roaming around without fear. Whales are swimming in the oceans without expecting or without having to worry about somebody attacking and killing them. Every species on Earth has been harmed by human species. Every species on Earth is in danger, is in fear of one species, human species who kill indiscriminately, without reason.

We breed for the sake of our palates and we kill them for the sake of our palates. We don’t care. We have no remorse. We have no guilt. We even kill our own people, we wage wars for nothing. Knowing fully well or fully being aware that we can’t take even a pebble from earth when we die, we still try to make a lot of spaces for ourselves; just to satisfy our ego and when we die, we take nothing from here.

So, this is a race of unconscious living. Our race has been living unconsciously; this space and time is given, this situation is given, so that we are aware that we need to do something about it. When we decide to make drastic, lasting changes, or when we take good decisions to change, there will be lasting effect. We must live consciously. The answer is conscious living. The answer is being aware. The answer is being righteous, being compassionate, kind and selfless.

This is our future. This is exactly what we are. Think about it. It’s worth thinking. We’ll talk again later.

Thank you.

Mohanji

Awareness

Transcribed and proofread by

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