I have taken a position from the very beginning of this virus outbreak that hasn’t been very popular. From my early analysis of the situation I saw many red flags. I tried to stay out of it, but it was very hard to restrain myself. My position throughout this virus outbreak has been to look at our lifestyle. The theory is that bad habits might weaken us and make us more susceptible, and this position was forbidden from the beginning. Even though every other virus can be fought off more easily by healthy people, all of the sudden this was not science. This was a new virus, and apparently there was no way to support your health, to prevent a bad outcome.

We saw a bad outcome from the virus, many people died, and many people continue to die. If people like me who were trying to help from the start had not been silenced, would the outcome have been different? I think so.

I think what we are seeing is an attempt of the establishment of evil. Krishna explains in the Bhagavad Gita that this is part of a cycle. When people stop caring about other people and become selfish and lazy, Krishna returns to earth to correct this.

Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma.

Bhagavad Gita

Dharma is the eternal and inherent nature of reality, a cosmic law underlying right behavior and social order. Living through a hard time, as we have been since March of 2020, can help us to become aware of what dharma is, and what we are here to do.

If you egotistically say, “I will not fight this battle,” your resolve will be useless; your own nature will drive you into it. Your own karma, born of your own nature, will drive you to even that which you do not wish to do, because of your delusion.

Bhagavad Gita

In the quote above Krishna explains that you cannot “pick your battles,” it’s already decided. The delusion that he speaks of is the delusion that you do not want to fight “this battle.” As much as I might not want fight this battle, I will not be able to stop myself because it is my nature, it is why I am here. There is a correct way to fight this battle, and I confess I have not been doing this correctly all of the time. By reading the Bhagavad Gita, I am looking for guidance on how to fight this battle correctly. I know I will continue to make mistakes. But I will make more of an effort to remind myself, and correct myself.

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Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

2 thoughts on “Dharma

  1. Well Tubularsock agrees, Renée. Mankind has created all of this out our mad drive to “get” everything and stack it up to show how important we are and thereby destroy what has been naturally given by Being.

    Cosmic Law always shows up to kick butt!

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