ADOPTION OF SANITY IN THE CRITICAL JUNCTURE OF LOCKDOWN
Evidently, it has been observed that the Covid-19 is proving very destructive for the humanity as a whole. It has been infecting people who are not observing lockdown conditions or are not adopting safety norms devised by W.H.O. and medical community of respective countries. This lockdown could be successful only with the active participation of general masses. If a single person breaks the norms, that person could become a spreader for becoming reason for infecting thousands people. But it is unfortunate that some people with unethical and irreligious thoughts (Dooshak soch) are putting at naught all the efforts put in by the Government, medical and paramedical staff besides the law enforcement agencies/police staff. Such negative oriented people should realize that Corona does not differentiate between communities or religion. It could infect anybody anywhere.
Indian Prime Minister appealed to more than 130 crore countrymen to raise the Collective Consciousness of the people. According to him, this could be done by putting on a light (torch light, earthen wick or a candle or light from a mobile) after putting off the electric light at 9 PM on 5th April 2020 (Sunday) and that too for 9 minutes only. By so doing, the PM of India wants that all of us should exhibit that we shall fight this dangerous virus collectively. This collective consciousness will generate positive thoughts and will certainly do a heaven of difference for our wellness.This positively oriented thought percept will help in generating self-belief and will bestow positive expectations at this atmosphere of highly surcharged environment created by Novel Coronavirus Pandemic – deadly virus.
The following wisdom suffusing holy thoughts from Sri Granth Sahib are apt and most relevant:
“When one’s light merges into the Light, and one’s intuitive consciousness is joined with the Intuitive Consciousness, then one’s cruel and violent instincts and egotism depart, and skepticism and sorrow are taken away. The Lord abides within the mind of the Gurmukh, who merges in the Lord’s Union…”
I have not been able to write any other topic since the COVID-19 infection has been raising havoc round the world and I am hugely saddened by the deaths due to this virulent infection, therefore, this poem. I am also dismayed by some people’s irrational thoughts.
I have quoted some of the scriptures of Holy Quran, Bible, Bhagwad Gita, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, all these are against hurting others. The current scenario of helplessness has evidently criticized one thing and that is that the humanity is living on the edge; the rich and the not so rich are same when it comes to adverse-effects of infection caused by Novel Coronovirus Pandemic.
HOLY QURAN says: And those who hurt Muslim men and women, without them doing anything (wrong), have burdened themselves with false accusation and open sin.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Bhagwad Gita: Forgiveness is a divine quality. Cultivate the attitude of forgiveness through spiritual transformation according to the Bhagavad Gita.
Therefore, all of us should live in harmony in an atmosphere of forget and forgive and do not show bias on the basis of religion, caste, colour, region etc. This vicious virus is not attacking any single community or society, it is attacking everybody who comes in its sphere of influence.
SANITY IN THE HOUR OF LOCKDOWN
The spirit to fight Novel Coronavirus so deadly
Remains assiduously all times high
Credit goes to the medical community
Who are performing Yeoman’s job so very diligently
By providing medi-care at the nook and corner of the cities and towns
They are the real time covid-19 warriors
Providing medical care to those who require the most
In confines of hospital rooms
In the lanes and narrow bye-lanes
Informing people about the importance of lockdown
Along with significance of social-distancing
Besides hand-washing for personal hygiene
Time and again
We have word of thanks
For their stellar job marvelously well done.
At some places they receive huge compliments/accolades
While at some other places
So difficult to comprehend
Some amongst us resort to venting out their anger
By hurling insults or brickbats
Or even spiting at the health workers!
Or stoning even, for performing their jobs
And strangely enough, hurling of choicest abuses too!
Which the medical staff
May not have heard during their entire lifetime itself
Then even some quarantined ones misbehaved
Even resort to the audacity of spitting at their saviour
While advising them to keep observing lockdown condition
Stay home, stay healthy and stay out of harm’s way.
To keep sanity
At the hour of adversity
I pray to God for bestowing us sagacity
And tolerance to all and sundry
For ridding us of this manmade of nature’s fury
Where care and caution is only a remedy.