Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

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Dhamma talk given byAjahn Martin
TitleCovid-19 a Panic-demic?
Date5 Apr 2020
LocationWat Phu Khong Tong
Content / Description

Sooner or later we'll all have to die. Fear is really a bad advisor. Panic is even worse. We know we all have to die. And if we are Buddhists we know that we are not dying because of this or that illness but because of our kamma. Knowing this we should keep a clear head, free of fear, to do things that are wholesome. To whip up the fear of this crisis, so that people rush to the hospital worsening the situation, as done mostly by MSM but also alternative Media is creating this panic, where people cannot think straight anymore. So sit down reflect about death get calm and a clear head and do the things that need to be done, not driven by fear. May everybody be healthy and happy. Don’t be fooled by the number of deaths. Look at the number of deaths of the regular influenza, the swine flue, SARS or other virus infections to see things in a perspective and up to this moment more people die yearly in accidents, are killed in the many ongoing wars, in humanitarian crises caused by sanctions or wars. But do we stop driving? Do we stop the wars? Do we stop sanctions?