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Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 06:46:20 AM

What is the Covid-19 virus really teaching us?


I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.

As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us:

It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally and perhaps we should too. If you don’t believe me, just ask Tom Hanks.

It is reminding us that we are all connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another. It is reminding us that the false borders that we have put up have little value as this virus does not need a passport. It is reminding us, by oppressing us for a short time, of those in this world whose whole life is spent in oppression.

It is reminding us of how precious our health is and how we have moved to neglect it through eating nutrient poor manufactured food and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals. If we don’t look after our health, we will, of course, get sick.

It is reminding us of the shortness of life and of what is most important for us to do, which is to help each other, especially those who are old or sick. Our purpose is not to buy toilet roll.

It is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need (food, water, medicine) as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.

It is reminding us of how important our family and home life is and how much we have neglected this. It is forcing us back into our houses so we can rebuild them into our home and to strengthen our family unit.

It is reminding us that our true work is not our job, that is what we do, not what we were created to do. Our true work is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of benefit to one another.

It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.

It is reminding us that the power of freewill is in our hands. We can choose to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give, to help and to support each other or we can choose to be selfish, to hoard, to look after only ourselves. Indeed, it is difficulties that bring out our true colors.

It is reminding us that we can be patient, or we can panic. We can either understand that this type of situation has happened many times before in history and will pass, or we can panic and see it as the end of the world and, consequently, cause ourselves more harm than good.

It is reminding us that this can either be an end or a new beginning. This can be a time of reflection and understanding, where we learn from our mistakes, or it can be the start of a cycle, which will continue until we finally learn the lesson we are meant to.

It is reminding us that this Earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off of shelves. We are sick because our home is sick.

Bill is co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Source: Guardian Nigeria

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 06:49:29 AM
First of all, I never knew that Bill Gates has these views, particularly on the spiritual dimensions of earthly events.

The man sounded exactly like ME!  8)

So, I shall re-quote all his statements that I totally believe in starting with the most important one.

Next ...

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 06:52:02 AM
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I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.

For those of you agnostics who still believe that your brains are superior to those of ours who believe in extraphysical (or metaphysical) realities of this world, pray tell me, are you more intelligent than Bill Gates?
Answer honestly. lol

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 06:59:28 AM
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I want to share with you what I feel the Corona/ Covid-19 virus is really doing to us:

It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally and perhaps we should too. If you don’t believe me, just ask Tom Hanks.


This virus levels everybody. Period.

Now, picture that billionaire whom you've read about in the newspapers or seen only on television, and think about this for a second: He (or she) is in the same shut down as you. IF he or she ventures out and behaves carelessly, the virus will strike.

At this point, money (or any other power of coercion for that matter) means NOTHING.

Perhaps, even a guy that has taken his time to study contagion over many years may even be better prepared than the billionaire. Yep.

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 07:03:33 AM
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It is reminding us that the false borders that we have put up have little value as this virus does not need a passport.

I often laugh at people obsessing over shutting down their countries borders, etc...
Against a GLOBAL contagion? lol

You cannot command the virus to stop at the border.

Fact remains that it would be waiting whenever you reopen that border.
And reopen the border, you will. FACT.

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 07:05:07 AM
The next quote is perhaps my most favourite of them all:

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It is reminding us, by oppressing us for a short time, of those in this world whose whole life is spent in oppression.

Absolutely nothing to add!

Re: Bill Gate’s views on Coronavirus

By: dayan (M) |Time : March 24, 2020, 07:17:51 AM
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It is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need (food, water, medicine) as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.

I was driving into a medical facility somewhere, and I saw a sign by the road that said to close vehicle windows.

And, in this facility, parking used to be valet parking. However, now, you are not even allowed to park at all talkless of valet parking your car for you. And it didn't matter whether you were driving the latest Tesla model car, or any of the exotic cars.

You must drop whoever you had to drop, turn around and leave!

The same rule applies to $1,200 cars as applies to $120,000 cars!

And while meditating on these facts a certain Biblical quote struck me:

"Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain"
Isaiah 40: 4

And for the deeply spiritual among us, consider the next line in that Isaiah 40 quote, verse 5:

"And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."


Could this be it?

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