Question: This question is about the COVID situation in India, which in turn will probably affect the world. The second wave has been very deadly with no end in sight. Now there seems to be a new variant which is more powerful and new diseases, like black fungus and white fungus, which are just relentlessly killing people in very large numbers. When can one expect this to end? Things seem to be getting worse this year, and what can a country like India do to ease the situation? What would be the best case scenario, and how would you envision that to be achieved?
Answer from the Ascended Master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar – Ending the Era of Ideology
Well, the short term practical solution is of course, to vaccinate more people in India. But an even more short term practical solution would be to use the same precautions that have been used in other nations: wearing masks, keeping distance, avoiding large groups of people and so on. I know some will say that it is not realistic with another lockdown of India because the economy cannot handle it, but there are still certain practical measures that can be taken.
Now in terms of vaccinations, it is clear that this will require that the richer nations change their approach and are willing to donate vaccinations to India because they know that if the current spread is not stopped in India, it will affect other countries as well.
These are some of the short term solutions. But you have to recognize as we have said before that part of the reason why this pandemic has developed and spread is that it is part of the school of hard knocks. It can potentially show nations something that they have not been willing to look at so far.
And the same of course applies to India. You will see that the pandemic is worse in India, worse in Brazil and worse in the United States than in many other countries. And when you look at these three countries, you see that they all have had the same type of leader which is often called a populist leader. Modi in India, Bolsonaro in Brazil and Trump in America have had what we now call the ideological approach. They believe that they have a certain worldview, that it is infallible and they are projecting that society should work according to this, refusing to look at evidence to the contrary.
You will see that all three leaders from the beginning, downplayed the importance of the pandemic, downplayed the risks, and refused to listen to their own scientists who told them how to prevent the more widespread pandemic. And the results are undeniable, unless you are in the ideological state of consciousness where you deny any evidence that contradicts your sense of infallibility.
This is of course one thing that needs to be considered, but the more long term lesson that needs to be learned by Indian society is that Indian society needs to step up to an entirely higher approach to dealing with poverty. It is not sustainable to have a country with 1.3 billion people where the vast majority of them are living in poverty. And it is not necessary, because there is enough wealth in Indian society to raise the standard of living of the general population if it was distributed more evenly.
But when you look at the history of India, you see that India has been elitist and has allowed the concentration of wealth in the hands of an upper class and power elite. And this has been going on for thousands of years, partly because the Hindu religion has been based on an ideology that accepts this division of society into classes with a clear upper class and lower classes that must accept their station in life.
It is time to truly do away with the caste system, and the caste system mentality, the elitist mentality behind it. People were not created by God to be in different castes, different classes. All men and women are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights, the same rights for all. India needs to step up and base its national mindset on these principles, which will require India to go through a process of seriously looking at the national mindset, the national ideology, in terms of people being considered to be in different castes, different classes, and they cannot rise from one to the other. Nor can they descend from one to the other, which is of course possible with reincarnation, even though the version of reincarnation that most Indians believe in does not allow for this. If you are born a Brahman, you are always a Brahman and so on. But it is not of course correct.
If India is to learn the lesson from this pandemic, it needs to go through this process of looking at its own history, looking at its own ideology, worldview mindset, and stepping up to a higher level that is based on a more realistic view, even a more spiritual view which would require India to do away with the rigidity of the Hindu religion, which could be done by transcending and transforming the Hindu religion or by espousing a more universal form of spirituality, or even by more people turning to Buddhism, which is not as rigid as the Hindu religion.
There are certain short term measures that can be taken, but this pandemic, not only in India but throughout the world, has pointed towards the need for long term changes. The question is, to what degree will nations be willing to learn those long term lessons and implement the necessary changes?
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