Verse from the Veda about Helping Others

In the United States., the right is wrong, the Christian Right is wrong, the right wing of the Republican Party is wrong, the far-right neo-Nazi Party, white supremacists and other right-wing hate groups are wrong, wrong, and wrong. There seems to be a plethora of unholy people doing what they think is right but is wrong. They are wrong is right all right, and the wrong today want the world to know they are wrong, so they are loud and threatening. They are wrong because they do not listen to real news, and they believe any wrong or hateful words right-wing ministers, internet tricksters, or politicians tell them. Most who claim membership in the Republican un-American Party are dumb and dangerous, and still believe President Biden did not win the 2020 election when he had the largest winning majority of any Presidential election. Most claiming membership in that party think violence might be necessary to overthrow the government, and alarmingly but not surprising, they now claim its deadly attempt to overthrow the government of the United States on January 6, 2021 is normal political discourse. Not every Republican member of the House or Senate was involved in the deadly insurrection, only certain ones. Those who were not involved and not speaking up about those who were are not untarnished. By not speaking, they bear much the same guilt. Hateful words caused dumb and dangerous people to do dangerous deeds, yes, but hateful words are the cause. I suggest trying something different, how about trying loving caring words?

The same dumb and dangerous crowd is now in Canada, truckers clogging the city streets of Ottawa and blocking bridges to and from the United States. In the downtown Ottawa where many people live, the disrespectful truckers are blowing loud horns day and night. People working downtown cannot work and people trying to sleep at night cannot sleep, but the truckers do not think of others. They are protesting the Covid vaccine, mask mandates, when many places are beginning to wave the restrictions. It is only because of the unvaccinated, and people who do not want to wear masks that the pandemic has lasted so long and killed so many people. For a while now, it is mostly the unvaccinated and those who do not wear masks that are finding themselves in hospitals and dying of Covid. They are a dumb and dangerous crowd and best not hanging around with them.

There is no religious exemption to the vaccine, or wearing a mask, because both protect the person and others, and such is the religious position. Do no harm to any creature that grasps for the breath and cries. Care for others with the compassion of a loving mother. The righteous do not lie, cheat, steal, or disrupt the welfare of others, and there is more, so here is a mantra about that.

Do not abandon the promise to help others no matter what, and adherents do not kill, harm, or become angry to regret.

Rgvedaschool Winter Ground

Woman offering water to a traveler

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