Hindu religious belief talks of 10 forms in which Lord or the creative power manifests itself. Whereas the first three avatars- Fish (Matsya), Kurma (Tortoise) and Wild boar (Varaha) are linked with the creation of earth and life on it, later avatars beginning with Narsimha-the fourth to Gautam, the ninth are all about saving the humanity that has been victim of human folly from time to time.
Narsimha came to destroy the evil perpetuated by Harinakashyapu, Vaman to break the ego of all powerful king Bali, Parshuram to fight the growing evil, Rama to discipline the society, Krishana to re-establish Dharma and Gautam to lead the erring humanity on the spiritual path. Our scriptures also talk of the last- Kalki avatar manifesting itself in the Kaliyug, when the human folly will be at its peak threatening the very survival of the human specie.
In this context, we must remember what Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar says in Shri Madbhagavat Geeta;
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥
Lord Krishna therein clearly warns that whenever the “Dharma” or right conduct by humans on earth will be under threat, He- the divine power will manifest itself to re-establish Dharma
He however did not specify in what form He would manifest. He only said that the human folly has to reach a point of no return for him to do so.
Now look at today’s world. We are advancing technologically at a breakneck speed. The humanity places greatest emphasis on power. It is the deep rooted desire of some individuals to rule the world and assert their racial superiority. Hitler, intoxicated by this desire pushed the entire humanity in war. The horrifying consequences that followed still send shivers through the spine of the more sensitive of the humans.
Then we witnessed the long era of ‘Cold War’ between the West led by America and the communist world led by Russia (USSR). It mercifully did not escalate into a full scale real war on the scale of WW II in which millions perished for no fault of theirs.
With the rapid advancement of technology, especially in the last 30-40 years, the threat to humanity has increased manifold. Whereas, on the one hand the danger of conventional war seems to have greatly reduced due to both nuclear proliferation (and the fears of total destruction in case of a nuclear conflict) and, the global interdependence of countries on each other due to rapidly growing trade ties, the danger of economic imperialism looms large and the two strong contenders in the race are USA and China. We have already witnessed how globally economies have been impacted by the trade war between these two economic giants.
Why does this happen? To my mind it is all happening because the humans, especially, the atheists, forget loving, do not even fear God. Those who lead the atheists assume that they can conquer and rule the world, shape it as per their own (unfortunately very limited) vision and think that they can do better than God, if he ever existed and can be credited with the creation. It is this elephantine ego that makes the leadership of atheists make decisions and take actions that threaten the very existence of not only human race, but all life forms on earth.
Whereas almost the entire world that is inhabited by the followers of one religion or the other, recognises the existence of god and at least fears him, the communists, especially in China do not believe in his existence. It is evident as the small minority that does follow Islam or Buddhism or Christianity in China are oppressed and are sent for ‘detoxification’.
It is this non belief in God and the desire to rule the world through military, economic or other power that makes them to commit such blunders that threaten to decimate not only humanity but all forms of life from this earth and disturb the delicate balance that the nature has created. The covert bio-weapons program of China, of which wuhan is the centre is an example of this deep rooted, ego filled desire to rule the world.
Nature is tolerant, very tolerant up to a point. But when the human folly reaches its zenith, nature takes over and makes the humans commit a self destructive folly of unimaginable dimensions. The current pandemic of ‘Coronavirus’ is the result of this extreme folly.
Who knows, the God this time decided to manifest in his 10th Avatar in the minutest of life forms- the CORONAVIRUS and right from the non- believer’s den
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