Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Human Future

Whenever a system shuts down, it affects every level. First of all, economically and simultaneously, psychologically; it’s not a physical ailment alone. Physical is on one side. But what happens with the psychological side, when things are denied? Sometimes when people have to face poverty, they tremble, they shiver. They can’t handle it; even potential poverty; it may not be even poverty. If people say, “Hey, look here, food will not be available after 10 days”, people will go crazy. Even if that thing is not true, people will go crazy.


So we have a strong instinct for survival just like any other species. Plus, we would like to survive by keeping all our habits, all our likes and dislikes, all our usual patterns. This is human life, but for an animal, as long as they get the food, it’s fine. If the food is not coming, they’ll starve, they’ll keep quiet. But for us, we cannot tolerate that. We are an advanced species. We are much more evolved apparently. So we would like to have all those things in control. But that’s not the case always, especially now with this Corona virus situation. Most of the factories are shut down; banks are working on a skeletal basis. The whole economy has shifted. I believe the economy will never be the same again. This is what I feel.


People have to reinvent this time. People have to think again and revise, reinvent their whole life. And this is the time for that. This time we have to understand and also accept reality and adjust accordingly. Now, will there be somebody dominating this? It is possible because in every situation you can see a predator or a predatorial aspect; even in competition, in corporate business, there are predatorial activities, definitely. And will there be a victim? There will be victims. We still have victimhood. Many of us do not have choices. We think we have choices, but it’s always the same wine in different bottles. We are bound by fast food, fast food system. We are bound by various aspects of life.


So will there be a kind of slavery? Possible as we are already experiencing it. Will there be predators? Yes, possible as we already have predators. I think many of the governments are still controlled by war machine makers, drug manufacturers, medicine manufacturers, food industry etc. Food industry decides the taste of a generation. Food industry binds people with the salt and sugar; dairy industry, meat industry, big violence, big-time control. All of these are there. So how do we know that it will be different? It may not be different. And a difference can happen provided purchasing power is affected. People will go for more durables because they don’t want to change it all the time. If purchasing power is not affected, they will continue to buy things as per the use and throw items (disposables). But if there is a restriction in the income flow, then people will go for more durables, which means less exploitation of Earth. More use and throw, more disposables means more exploitation of Earth. I hope to see less exploitation of the Earth’s resources.

So all these factors are possible, but I strongly believe the economy will never be the same again. People will have to think twice and so many people may lose their jobs. Many people may find or may have to adjust to continue to work. Many of the production units will have to reboot. Many countries will have to reboot themselves, reinvent, innovate or re-start their whole process. And sometimes countries like China and the huge producers may have to readjust to the world’s economy or they will make the world economy to readjust to their system or their plan and pattern. All this is possible. We have to wait and watch.


I’m not interested in predictions, but logically, whatever is possible, I have just said. It is definitely going to be a new world; take it for granted. It will be a new world. It has to be. People may try to go in their old ways, but it may not be easy because we have a shut down for almost a month now and to reboot, it will take time, at least this year. Next year onwards, probably if we go back to our old ways etc., we will see.

But then if we really go back to our old ways and start living an unconscious existence, nature is going to hit very hard, harder than now. At that time, we would not care whether it was human intervention or nature’s intervention. It is basically a small, invisible virus creating panic in the most intelligent community, species on earth. A small, invisible being is literally bringing one species to its knees; nations to its knees. Total shutdown.

So this is very important to understand. We’ve got to renovate, we’ve got to reinvent ourselves, our life. We’ve got to re-organize this whole thing. This is important. Also, our communication system has to change now. We have to use the internet, phones and other communication channels more than physical contact. So the next generation could be mostly non-physical contacts because people are used to it now. People know that you don’t have to really meet, probably we will get used to it and we will say, “Oh, can I come and meet you?” or “You really want to come? Let’s talk on the phone.” Possible, that life is possible; or “Can I show you a presentation?” “OK, send it on email.” which was happening before. Now it will be more accented. Why do you have to travel? Because then in that way, if we look in that case, then again the pollution levels will be less. Emissions will be less, etc. But it’s a tall order. I’m just hoping, it’ll happen that way.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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