Does having belief in God sufficient to get away from a pandemic?




That’s like asking - is belief in mathematics sufficient to pass the examination?


Obviously, having belief in God is not enough to prevent the punishment of nature. A majority of the world’s population believe in God, still the Corona virus is over us.


What’s required to appease nature is knowledge of how she works. We live in a civilization where the second largest industry, the meat industry, only topped by the weapon’s industry, prospers by killing millions of living entities daily in automated death-factories.


When the two largest enterprises in the world profit on death and destruction, the present global consumer civilization is not living in harmony with nature, in fact, we destroy nature and her inhabitants at an unprecedented rate, so naturally nature is not going to take this lying down. She will defend herself.


And this is what is happening in the world right now - we are being punished by nature for our crimes against her.


Rather than just believing in God, we should figure out how He has arranged for nature to work with humanity. This information is available in Bhagavad Gita. Basically, Bhagavad Gita is a user-manual, issued by God to humanity, on how to operate nature. In the below quote we can substitute ‘demigods’ with ‘nature’, because the demigods are representatives of nature.


Krishna says:


In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Vishnu, and blessed them by saying, “Be thou happy by this yajña [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you everything desirable for living happily and achieving liberation. —Bg 3.10


The demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you, and thus, by cooperation between men and demigods, prosperity will reign for all. —Bg 3.11


In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajña [sacrifice], will supply all necessities to you. But he who enjoys such gifts without offering them to the demigods in return is certainly a thief. —Bg 3.12


The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin. — Bg 3.13


All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rains. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed duties. — Bg 3.14


Regulated activities are prescribed in the Vedas, and the Vedas are directly manifested from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Consequently the all-pervading Transcendence is eternally situated in acts of sacrifice. —Bg 3.15


My dear Arjuna, one who does not follow in human life the cycle of sacrifice thus established by the Vedas certainly leads a life full of sin. Living only for the satisfaction of the senses, such a person lives in vain. —Bg 3.16


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