Live in harmony with nature: VP

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has urged people to introspect on their lives during the last few months under Coronavirus induced confinement and assess if they have learned the right lessons and equipped themselves to deal with such uncertainties.

Naidu stressed the pandemic needs to be looked at not only as a disaster but also as a ‘corrector’ for making necessary changes in the perspectives and practices of living so as to live in harmony with the nature.

Seeking to engage with people on the causes and consequences of Covid-19 pandemic, Naidu took to social media where he posted the “Musings of Life in Corona Times”. The thrust was to properly define the purpose of life besides revisiting the course, nature and pace of modern life with suitable alterations for a harmonious and measured living.

The suggestions include; thinking and acting right like looking at food as a medicine that sustains healthy life; acquiring a spiritual dimension to life going beyond material pursuits; adhering to the principles and practices of right and wrong; sharing with and caring for others; nurturing social bonds and  repurposing the life for a meaningful living.

Dwelling on the causes of frequent disasters, he said; “The planet does not needs us while we need the planet. Claiming sole propriety over the planet as if it is meant only for humans has upset the natural balance triggering adversities of different kind”.

The 10-point matrix suggested by him for self-assessment include, if one ; is aware of the causes of the pandemic; willing to make amendments to the ways of living before the corona outbreak; has redefined the meaning of life; has identified the gaps in playing out different roles like taking care of parents and other elders; has equipped to face the next adversity; understood the dharma of life; understood the need for spiritual awakening; identified what has been missed out the most during confinement; is aware of the causes and consequences of differential vulnerabilities to the impact of the pandemic and if one sees the pandemic only as a disaster or as a corrector as well.

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