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  • Writer's pictureMeru Badyal

Is Corona Pandemic our Karmic Debt to Mother Nature?

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

A pregnant elephant accidentally ate a fruit filled with firecrackers & died in Kerela, India. The incident triggered a nationwide outrage (only on social media).

So, what is about this incident that touched an unsympathetic Indian? The fact that it was a mamma elephant? Or the fact that humans are suffering through dismal times brought by Corona pandemic?

What about our constant abortive measures to kill our first mother, “mother Earth”?

Why are Corona and other climatic abnormalities a shocking surprise for us?

Did we think that our incessant plunder of Earth’s resources won’t create a Karmic debt?

We’ve single-handedly led so many of our Earth mates (animals and plants) towards extinction.

Industrialization might have sown the sad seeds of present calamity. But the institution of religion is to be blamed for positing a “holier than thou” image of a human being.

The human species, provoked by religious hypocrites, declared man a “superior species”, & above all other inferior animals. A human continues to live with an irrational belief that he is God-like, superior, & wiser than our Earth mates.

In reality, we’ve only become greedier & more artificial. We’ve lost our “natural instincts” that helped us to survive the jungles.

Are we in fact superior to animals?

If we were, why didn’t that mamma Elephant harm even a single human while she roamed around in pain through that village? Even, the king of the jungle, the formidable Lion, never kills its prey if it has already eaten.

Do you want more proof?

Watch a pair of birds working incessantly to make a nest out of thousands of straws. One’s eyes may get exhausted if one begins to count the number of flights the bird takes to build a nest for its chicks. But the parent birds work laboriously till they finish building the nest.

However, the bird’s ‘labor of love is based on pure & unconditional love. Love that is not calculative or greedy. Love that doesn’t expect anything in return - like a secure old age or a child who’ll re-live their parents’ destiny & life path.

No other animal turns child-rearing into a greedy exercise as humans do!

A human incessantly plunders this planet to satisfy even its progeny’s needs. Our arrogance wants to immortalize our family’s name for hundreds of years. An intelligent mind may ask, “What is a few hundred years worth in front of eons of time?” Probably nothing!!!

So, yes, we’ve walked into the corona pandemic's death trap ourselves as a species. We’ve miserably failed our Gods & our first brave mother - planet Earth!

Planet Earth is not here for our pleasure & we as a species have just begun to repay the karmic debt we owe to this planet.

“How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can’t destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don’t they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” – Paulo Coelho

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