With all the talk and fear psychosis prevailing regarding the Corona Virus, let me share this beautiful fable from
“Living Fearlessly” by Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda.
While meditating late one night, a certain Saint saw the ghost of the dread smallpox disease entering the village where he lived. “Stop Mr Ghost” he cried. “Go away you must not molest a town in which I worship God.”
“I will take only three people”, the ghost replied “in accordance with my cosmic karmic duty”.
At this the saint unhappily nodded assent.
The following day three persons died of smallpox.
But the next day several more died and each day thereafter more villagers were overcome by the fearful disease.
Thinking that a great deception has been played on him, the Saint meditated deeply and summoned the ghost. When it came the saint rebuked it.
“Mr Ghost, you deceived me and did not speak the truth when you said you will take only three people with your smallpox.”
But the ghost replied, “By the great Spirit, I did speak truth to you.”
The saint persisted, “You promise to take only three persons, and scores have succumbed to the disease.”
“I took only three” said the ghost.
“The rest killed themselves with fear.”
*You must resurrect your mind from the consciousness of disease – from the thought of disease. You are the invulnerable Spirit; but the body now rules the mind. The mind must rule the body.*
What are you afraid of? Don’t let only fear overtake all your actions. Think rationally.
This too shall pass,
We must take the desired precautions, but equally important is to stay calm and Stay blessed forever.