Coronavirus and Transcendental Questions and Answers

Malay Nath

In the current pandemic situation, it, indeed, is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, most important to, on a priority basis, ask these five questions which all truly sane living entities get doubtlessly quite highly expected to: Who we, in factuality, are, Why we are in this ephemeral material universe abounding in myriads of miseries, Why the threefold miseries ceaselessly torment us, What our real duty is, and How we can accrue benefits. The insuperable and nonpareil answers to them become unanimously-cum-firmly proffered by the eternal and transcendental revealed Vedic scriptures in one go:

We, an infinitesimal part and parcel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, exclusively belonging to His marginal potency and now in material contamination, ought to pledge to sincerely remind ourselves of the consequences gushed forth from our being oblivious of our real self owing to our getting engrossed in materialistic activities consequent upon our misusing of the free will rendered to us by who is, in accordance with the impersonalists, the anvil whom all the evanescent weals and woes are superimposed on and is, according to the personalists, the basis of the substratum of all existence and is causelessly merciful as per them both, thus becoming subjected to the excruciating pangs foisted by the noxious fangs of the unfathomable threefold miseries begotten by the mind and body, other living entities and natural catastrophes and having none but the demiurge to lord over them and permanently engaged in the arena of tormenting those to all intents and purposes forgetful of the Ultimate Reality, thereby enabling them to, after their having factually been in the knowledge of who they really are and who really is theirs, successfully propelling them to unconditionally surrender instantaneously to the cause of all causes, leading to accepting the numinous watercraft of who is the shelter of the cosmic manifestation and does impregnate the total material energy by glancing at it through expanding, leading to regarding the ocean of the material world full of miseries and dangers, that do often appear to be happiness, enmeshing one in myriad egregious ways in nescience having the five levels, viz. rebellious rejection of the real service, considering death to be the ultimate conclusion, ignorance of one's real position, the illusory bodily conception of life and attachment for material enjoyment more and more to metaphorically metamorphose one into a camel fond of foolishly relishing its own blood while chewing thorny twigs, at every step as the water contained in a calf's hoof-print, go back to the perdurable abode not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire or electricity but all-time unsurpassed lush with fecundity provided in abundance by an ebullient nature for good, in order for them to be emancipated from the false conception of self, to be careful in the extreme of the de trop phenomenon to put the kibosh on its being the mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years in order to transcend the languishing in the otherwise interminable and infallible labyrinth of birth and death, to accomplish which we are what we today are.