Why Corona Why

Dear Corona,

Why have you come

Whence have you come

When would you go

Whither would you go

Are there other planets

And dimensions that you roam?

Corona, O mighty Corona

Do tell us all that you know!

O yee humans

I am a tiny little virus

What would I know

That you already don’t!

Yet however small and however little

I am part of the One Big Whole!

I shall do my bit and leave

As others before me have

I know it and accept it

I don’t have grand dreams!

But yee mighty humans

Who are blessed

With such INTELLECT and


Why do you kill?

Oh why, humans, why

do you suppress

And subjugate

Your very own

Is there no end

To your greed?

Like me you too shall leave

You too shall have to go back

Like others before you

But you still don’t learn

And you still don’t see

That you too are a nothing

Just like me!

O humans, wake up

Wake up before you

Are smothered and vanquished

Just like me and the likes of me!

Kill me if you would

But don’t hate me

For: Hate consumes the Hater

And not the one hated.

How many vaccines

Would you make

How many remedies

Would you use

Mightier viruses would come

And shall keep coming too

Till you learn …

Till you learn

To become more humane

Till you learn

To become more kind,

And till you learn

Oh yes, till you learn

To conquer your very own


For I am not your enemy

It is within you

And it is your EGO


And not the tiny me!!

Let go of your Ego

And let go of your Pride

Bow down with Humility

Then you shall learn

That there is no separation

We are all ONE – LOVE


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Copyright © Ashok Wahi

Fear to Faith – Part II: How to Live in these Times

Chapter XVI of Holy Geeta, describes 26 Qualities of the Soul. And the very first is:

Fearlessness: The foundation of spiritual life: having faith in God’s protection, justice, wisdom, mercy, love and omnipresence.

Bible – Job 3:25For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me (English Standard Version)

Some days back I had come across a beautiful story about Lord Krishna (when he was young lad and his elder brother Balram)

The story goes like this: Krishna and Balram were walking through the forests to reach somewhere, when the night fell. The silver moon filtered through the leaves and the wind blew with all its might. They decided it was best to rest till the crack of the dawn. While one would sleep, the other would watch over for wild beasts; and they would take turns. Balram insisted that Krishna rest and he would play guard. Balram was smiling to himself as he watched krishna sleep when he suddenly heard a sound!

Startled, he looked around and saw a demon about his height watching him with hungry eyes. Balram was scared and with a quiver in his voice, he asked,

“Who are you ?”

The demon laughed and said,

“I am the size of your Fear!”

As he was saying this, he started growing bigger. Indeed, Balram was petrified. The more afraid he was, the more the demon kept growing. The more the demon grew, the more panicked Balram became. The demon was now towering – almost three times Balram’s size and he couldn’t take it anymore. Screaming, “Krishna!” he fainted.

Krishna woke up and saw Balram next to him. Assuming he was asleep, and it was now his time to watch out, Krishna reached out for his flute and was about to start playing it, when he saw the demon. The demon watched him with hungry eyes. Krishna watched him without much interest. Unable to take such apathy, the demon said,

“Don’t you know who I am?”

Krishna said, nonchalantly, “Looks like you are going to tell me, in any case!” The demon said, “I am the size of your fear!” Krishna laughed. And the demon started to shrink! The more Krishna chuckled to himself, the tinier and tinier the demon became, until it was the size of a miniature doll. Krishna picked him up and put him in the bag to show Balram.

The next morning when Balram woke up, he told Krishna, “Krishna, Krishna, thank God we are safe! You have no clue what happened to me last night while you were sleeping. A humongous demon came and told me he was the size of my fear!”

Krishna with a smile upon his lotus lips, removed the doll from his bag and asked, “Is this the demon?”

Balram was confused and said, “Yes – it looks like him. But he was huge. How did he become so tiny!”

Krishna said, “He looked so huge because he was able to scare you. He was the size of your fear! I couldn’t help but laugh when he tried to scare me, and he kept shrinking. He would have disappeared, but I wanted to show him to you – hence I have kept him!”


Just the way the room can not be dark and lit at the same time, Faith and Fear cannot co-exist They are the diametrically opposite view of our perceived reality.

The problem with most of us is that we have faith but there are specks of doubt. And our faith is strong when the going is good! It starts to waiver at the first encounter with suffering, at the mere thought of suffering for our near and dear ones!

Considering the current situation, we are facing – What we can do is:

1) Stop reading and seeing round the clock information/news. Every time we read a word it creates a molecular/cellular shift in our body. Audio and Videos create even more havoc. Awareness is a must – and this awareness can be gained from a reliable institute/Website. TV and Newspapers thrive on negativity. They lower our immunity.

2) Strengthen your immune system: With positive thoughts; with a relaxed mind, enough sleep, by being in sunshine, eating healthy food – whether it is fruits and juices, salads, veges, sprouts and nuts – build your immune system. And continue to do so😊

Being with a loving and caring family and friends is the highest immune builder. Great time to get closer to them and to understand them and to help them.

3) Just the right time for your indoor hobbies and passions – Reading, Dancing, Music, Panting, Writing – all are wonderful ways to keep the mind in a state of peace and calm. Above all meditate. It keeps mind still and brings peace.

Introspect. It is a God sent opportunity to Pause and Reflect and to Pray; To make lifestyle changes.

4) Deepen your faith. Take common sense measures but have more faith. Meditation is the best way to deepen our faith.

5) Laugh : Above all don’t take life so seriously. It is just a Reality Show 😇

Laughter is injurious to Disease 😂

Affirm often : I and my family are Happy, Healthy and Whole. Our lives are filled with Love, Joy and Laughter. I wish the same for all.

The whole of our journey of life, my friend is: to move from Fear to Faith. The kind of faith a child has in his parents. When a child is walking, holding a parents hand, he has no care in the world. Whole of the world may be falling apart but the child walks on merrily. That is the kind of faith we need to have in our Heavenly Father and Divine Mother; whatever be your belief.

Fear to Faith Part I (Do read it if not done earlier. I think it will help you)

PS: I haven’t left home for more than a month now and our terrace faces east. I have been able to witness and experience some truly divine skies – mostly mornings but a few evenings too. Stillness speaks 💕

Fear to Faith – Part I; What do the Moon and the Stars say ♑️♒️♊️ in our Current World Lockdown Situation

(Pic of YSS Ranchi Ashram (taken on 10th April evening) which was established by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917 in Ranchi, India)

One good thing with current lockdown situation is that the sky is so clear and beautiful 😊💕

I have been getting up rather early, and a little south of east, I can see Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in a beautiful arch; in and around the constellation of Capricorn. I love the sky and the stars. I am not an astrologer, but I do believe in astrology (did study it for a while in my younger days 😊) Unfortunately my iPhone is not able to capture this divinely beautiful and still dawn.

A few days back a niece of mine from Guatemala (Blanca, this post is for you🤗) asked me, if I know anything about moon and its effect on the current world situation. I started to put my thoughts together for her but then decided to share it with you all😊

MOON does effect our lives TREMENDOUSLY. And so do all the stars and planets and their movement.

High tides and low tides are caused by the moon. The moon’s gravitational pull generates something called the tidal force. The tidal force causes Earth—and its water—to bulge out on the side closest to the moon and the side farthest from the moon. These bulges of water are high tides.

Pic from internet

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and 29% of Earth’s surface is land. And our bodies too are predominately water 😇

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

And if moon can cause tides in mighty oceans, just imagine what it can and do to our bodies, which are predominantly WATER

I understand that planet Mars would move to Aquarius ♒️ from Capricorn on the 5th of May; and God willing this would bring some relief.

Difficult times/ Challenges all over the world had started with Lunar Eclipse on the 10th of January in Capricorn ♑️ and this phase would end on the 4-5th of June : the next Lunar Eclipse in Gemini ♊️

This is not the last of the year though; there is one more lunar eclipse on 29-30th November; Followed by a Total Solar Eclipse on the 14th of December. That I feel should be the end of this current difficult period.

I Pray, and I Hope, and I Believe that : The current virus situation would end on the 23rd of September, when Rahu leaves Mercury.

We shall all breathe a huge sigh of relief and would be grateful that God has heard our prayers. But would that mean the end of our problems? Doesn’t look like. Rahu enters Taurus ♉️ on the 23rd of September and next 18 months would be very challenging for Indian subcontinent.

At times like these our innate soul qualities of goodness and compassion and kindness come out. They always do: in all natural disasters! And now we are all in it together and our interconnectedness is more perceptible at this time.

But when we go back to our earlier normal world: Once again our competitive spirit would take over and our goodness and compassion would get pushed down (not for all and not the same intensity – as all of us are uniquely different!) So those would be, I would say, even tougher times in a very subtle way. And they will last till about end of next year.

Pic of sunrise on 1st April from our terrace. No filters used.

These were and are: difficult times, astrologically, and not only Corona! For most countries for most people : Financial, Health, Relationships – anything and everything.

Do read my blog post of 15th January : Living in Today’s World beset with Turmoil.

Paramahansa Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi, has said that astrology is scientific but not easily understood. And that we have the power, we have the consciousness to transcend and mitigate the effect of the planetary movements.

We do not go through difficulties or good times because we were born at a particular time in a particular place; but we were born in that particular time and place because of our past karma ( had discussed it in a little more detail in my last year’s post : Life is a Cocktail) Whatever is happening in our lives: Good, bad or ugly; is our own creation – individual as well as mass karma, cause and effect.

Paramahansa Yogananda had also said that we are in a period of transition to a higher age; and he foresaw (decades back) that in the course of this transition, we would pass through some challenging times.

But he emphasized that those difficulties can be mitigated, and will ultimately be overcome, by the efforts of all who strive to think of God and to express His goodness in their lives.

Pic I took last year of Mother Center in LA of Self Realisation Fellowship establishes by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920

God is Love; His plan for creation can be rooted only in love….Every saint who has penetrated to the core of Reality has testified that a divine universal plan exists and that it is beautiful and full of joy.

So let us go forward with courage and cooperate with that divine plan by using constructively the power of our thoughts and the will to help ourselves and others, and to Pray for all, because that is the Highest we can do.

In doing so we will not only hasten our own soul’s evolution but contribute toward the positive change that is gradually taking place all over the world.

God is Love and Love is all there is 💕🙏💕

Meditation/Faith/Pray: Cure for all human suffering – Any day any time.

Fear and Faith can’t co-exist. Let us deepen and strengthen our faith 🙏🙏

Let us be cautiously courageous!

But whatever you do or whatever your beliefs : Don’t take life so seriously! It is just a Reality Show!

Seriously – we know so little 😇 Keep it simple – Just be happy and spread happiness 😊

Statutory Warning: Laughing in Injurious to all Disease 😂 and it is Contagious 😂

Copyright © Ashok Wahi

Virus O’ Virus

Virus O’ Virus

O Corona Virus

You are so tiny!

And you are a pigmy

Compared to the likes

Of Ebolas of the past!!

And yet you

Have become

The most talked about

And scariest virus of all!

Oh how powerful

You must be feeling

Hearing how invincible

You are!

I hope you are grateful

To the media

For glorifying and magnifying

The few microns that you are!!

Take my advice

Gracefully bow to the

Publicity wide and far!

And quickly withdraw;

Just like your arrival

So sudden and so fast!!

Copyright © Ashok Wahi

Pic of the isolated virus from a Whatsapp forward

Am a happy Fruitarian ..😊💕

When I published Eat Drink and be Merry 🥗😂🍷😂 Swapnal commented that she would love to know my views on being a vegetarian/vegan and my journey. This post is in response to that ..

Born : December 1948

Turned Vegetarian : January 1994

Turned Vegan (almost😊) : November 2006

Off medication ever since

I wasn’t happy with eating non vegetarian food for a long time but couldn’t leave it due to family and social circle. Thank God it happened finally in 1994 and am so glad it did. And decision was more from a moral point view. And I was the only vegetarian in the family for a long long time!

My foray into diet and self care began with my wife’s sickness. She started to have some health concerns in early this millennium and through a friend came to know of Dr. Venkat in Mumbai. In 2004 she started to follow more raw and vegan diet. Family supported her.

In 2006 she was diagnosed with IPF, a degenerative disease, for which there was no cure in allopathy.

At that time the only hope was the diet she was following. Knowing that there was no cure in conventional medicine, I decided to check out Dr. Venkat for myself.

So one fine day I and Anita, my wife, landed up in her consultation chambers. While waiting for our turn I spotted some good books in her collection; Osho (who I was very fond of) and the biggest surprise- Autobiography of a Yogi!! I said to myself – we are in good hands 👏Later Doctor Venkat told me that she had helped set up the kitchen and diet in YSS Dakshineshwar Ashram.

I understood her holistic approach to life and healing but to understand it more, both of us enrolled for the 9 weeks course THAC used to conduct.

At that time in 2006 I had already had lot of knee pain for 2-3 years and wasn’t able to walk up a flight of stairs. This was hereditary; my mother and sisters all had it. My sisters had gone through knee replacements. And I had thought in due course I too shall have to go for knee replacement. I also had an enlarged prostrate. Not too enlarged for an operation, though.

We used to have one class a week and we were taught many things and given one big life style change action in each class. One week it was start fruits early morning and no sugar. One week it was no salt and another no dairy and so on. By the end of the 8th week I was amazed that my knee pain had completely gone😇 I was so thrilled that if a hereditary disease could be cured in a few weeks Anita too will get well (But life and death are not in our hands. God alone🙏) Later my prostrate too came in control.

Since then I have recommended this life style change to many with very good results.

Can’t thank Dr. Venkat enough for this gift to me.

I am not 100% vegan. I do take a spoon or two of milk in my tea and occasional desserts 🍨 😂


For optimum health, other than regular exercise, good sleep and positive thoughts, food is of vital importance. We need to make life style changes and not just a short term diet plan. Diet plans never work in the long run.

Body is composed of about 70 trillion cells. And each cell has supreme intelligence, God’s intelligence. We need to give the body right environment and it self heals. Body needs to be alkaline, ph 7+ and not acidic. Acids corrode bones and joints breed germs and bacteria. Some acid is required but body needs to be more alkaline.

Sugar, salt, dairy products, fried things, white flour… Leave acidic residue. And around the age of three body stops producing the enzyme that digests milk.

Fresh fruits, Veges and dry fruits, sprouts and nuts are healthy, filled with nutrients and leave alkaline residue.

Therefore we need to create balance : Raw – live food and cooked food. Cooked should also be mostly steamed and slow fire for best results. Pressure cooked, micro waved food is dead food. It will fill the stomach but there are no nutrients.

Basic diet, life style change is :

Fruits in the morning, lots of fruits – seasonal and regional. Fruits are to be taken on empty stomach – in the morning or three hours after a meal.

No tea, no coffee first thing in the morning. Start the morning with a glass of water – to be sipped and never gulped. You could take one fresh lemon juice with this glass of water, preferable warm water; or a lime shot after lunch and dinner. Lime shot is equal amount of water and lime juice.

An hour after water one can start with fruits. If tea or coffee is a must then take it after having some fruits.

Whole of life is cyclic. So are body cycles. The three processes : digestion, absorption and elimination are happening all the time but one cycle is predominant at one time. Morning 4-12 is the elimination cycle. Noon till 8pm is digestion and 8-Mid night it absorption.

And the first and most important function of every cell in the body is digestion.

That is why we eat fruits in the morning on empty stomach. They are predigested and don’t impede the elimination process.

And that is why we shouldn’t eat heavy meals at night and should eat early.

Eat small portions regularly; every 2-3 hours. And if you are the two meals a day type – so be it. Learn to listen to your body.

Big salad with lunch and dinner. Fruits or nuts in the evening. Nothing like a veg juice at noon.

Dinner as early and as light as possible

If non veg food has to be taken then take it with greens and salads. Not with carbs. Proteins and Carbs together make digestion more difficult.

There are 21 meals in a week. Make 15-16 meals perfect (in the beginning do attempt more😊)

Others maybe for taste or going out or party etc. If you eat junk, please don’t make it worse with a feeling of guilt.

Balance is the 🔑

With this life style change : Other than optimum health you will come to optimum weight too.

And you shall never have to go to docs and take any medication 😊

The combination of this kind of healthy diet, coupled with enough sleep, exercise, walks and sunshine would strengthen your immunity and no viruses, germs and bacteria would ever bother you😊

Body is a self healing mechanism…..

Rest and diet cures …

And Care is better than Cure 😊

Reference reading: Fit for Life and Fit for Life not Fat for Life by Harvey Diamond


Sri Yukteswar Giri has described this beautifully in his book The Holy Science. This small booklet has wisdom of the ages 🙏🙏

Natural or Unnatural Living depends upon the selection of :




To live naturally, lower animals can select these for themselves by the help of their instincts and their natural sentinels placed at the sensory entrances — the organs of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. With Humans in general, however, these organs are so much perverted by unnatural living from very infancy that little reliance can be placed on their judgements. Yukteswarji says that to understand, therefore, what our natural needs are, we ought to depend upon observation, experiment, and reason.


Observation of teeth tells us that humans have teeth similar to those of ‘frugivorous’ and not carnivorous, herbivorous, or omnivorous animals. In the frugivorous all the teeth are of nearly the same height; the canines are a little projected, conical and blunt. The molars are broad topped and furnished at the top with enamel folds to to prevent waste caused by their side motion, but not pointed for chewing flesh.

By Observations of digestive canal we find that the bowls of the frugivorous animals are 10 to 12 times the length of their body; their stomach is somewhat broader than that of the carnivorous and has a continuation in the duodenum serving the purpose of a second stomach.

By Observation of the natural tendency of Organs of Sense – the guidepost for determining what is nutritious- by which all animals are directed to their food, we find that when the carnivorous animal finds prey, he boldly seizes the prey and greedily laps the jetting blood. On the contrary, the herbivorous animal refuses even his natural food, leaving it untouched, if it is sprinkled with a little blood. Similarly with frugivorous animals we find that their senses always direct them to the fruits of the trees and field.

In people of all races we find that their senses of smell, sound and sight never lead them to slaughter animals; on the contrary they cannot bear even the sight of such killings. Can flesh then be considered the natural food of man, when both his eyes and nose are so much against it, unless deceived by flavours of spices? On the other hand, how delightful do we find the fragrance of fruits and other natural foods. I love the sight of fruit and vegetable markets. It uplifts my soul.

The reasonable inference, therefore, is that man is a frugivorous or fruit eating animal. Fruit comprises any part of the plant life useful to man – including vegetables, grains and nuts.


Many years back I had read an article from WHO (World Health Organisation) and I had shared it with my family and friends via email ; it had referred to some research and concluded that cattle farting caused more global warming than all the vehicles on the road.

I had read another article that it takes 90 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk.

And I also learned from Dr. Venkat that the body stops to produce the enzyme which digests milk, by the time baby turns three. And that the body takes calcium from our bones to digest milk.

By continuing to drink milk and consuming dairy we :

1. Become sick, osteoporosis

2. Add to global warming

3. Waste our most precious resource – water

4. Deprive the calf of its birth right

Lose Lose Lose situation 😯

My recommendation: Be open. Learn. Think. Don’t be led by past habits and environment. Listen to your body. Purify your thoughts.

Nothing is right or wrong … it is just a choice. But you can never ever run away from Cause and Consequence; Karma.

Body: Food, walk, jog, exercise….weightage : less than 10%

Mind : Mind or breath is the link between the body and the soul and hence the most important. Learn to watch your thoughts, what you read, whom you mix with …weightage more than 40%

Soul : Learn to spend time to think of higher realities. Prayers. Mindfulness. Meditation…weightage 50%

A person with pure thoughts won’t desire impure food; and a person who has pure food won’t have impure thoughts — James Allen

Eat right. Eat less. Fast occasionally — Paramahansa Yogananda

And finally to quote Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet:

When you kill a beast say to him in your heart,

“By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I too shall be consumed.

For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand.

Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven.”

Farmers market – Chandigarh

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