“How do I avoid a pandemic?” Osho was asked this question about 40 years ago during the first height of the AIDS pandemic!
"You’re asking the wrong question" Osho replied, "the right question should be:
How to avoid the fear of death caused by the epidemic (pandemic)?"
Because it is very easy to avoid the virus, it is very difficult to avoid the fear in you and in the world. People will die more from this fear than from the epidemic (pandemic).
There is NO virus in this world more dangerous than FEAR.
Understand this fear, otherwise, you will become a dead body before your body dies. It has nothing to do with the virus. The scary atmosphere you feel in these moments is collective madness…
It has happened a thousand times and will continue to happen. And it will continue if you don’t understand the psychology of crowds and fear.
You usually keep your fear at bay, but in the moment of collective madness, your consciousness can be completely lost.
You won’t even know when you lost control of your fear. Then fear can make you do anything. In such a situation you can also take your own life or the lives of others.
So much will happen in the coming times: Many people will kill themselves and many people will kill more.
Attention, be mindful.
Don’t watch news that triggers fear.
Stop talking about the epidemic, repeating the same thing over and over again is like self-hypnosis. Fear is a kind of self-hypnosis. This idea will cause chemical changes in the body. If you repeat the same idea over and over again, a chemical change is triggered that can sometimes be so toxic that it can kill you.
During an epidemic, the energy around the world becomes irrational.
This way you can fall into a black hole anytime.
Meditation then becomes a protective aura into which no negative energy can penetrate.”