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Sarvadharm Sammelan on India TV: What is dharma in the time of coronavirus? Know from 20 dharm gurus

In an effort to strengthen faith during difficult times, India TV Sarvdharm Sammelan took place on June 9, where 20 maha gurus shared various ways to deal with coronavirus pandemic.

India TV Lifestyle Desk India TV Lifestyle Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 10, 2020 17:12 IST

Fight against coronavirus is going to be a long one. Dharma and religion have often been a guiding light for many in times of crisis. India TV brought 20 Dharma Gurus on its platform to explain what is dharma and 'aadhyatma' in the times of coronavirus. India TV Sarvadharm Sammelan had different spiritual leaders from different faith and religion. Spiritual gurus like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Ramdev, Giani Ranjit Singh, Morari Bapu, Swami Vasudevanand others shared their thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and dharma. The following is the real-time coverage of the sammelan on India TV.

 

 

 

Sarvadharm Sammelan On India TV

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  • 6:33 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Watch Morari Bapu speak LIVE

    Sant Morari Bapu explains the miracle of Ram Charit Manas in the Corona era on India TV's Sarvadharma Sammelan. He says that this is a testing time and everyone should hope that we survive this pandemic. He explains that lockdown, where people are restricted to their home, is not like a vacation but needs to be dealt with utmost care. He explains that till the time doctors, scientists and others are finding a cure for COVID-19, people should take necessary precautions to avoid the spread of it. He also shares that he has been maintaining social distancing and hasn't left his place for two months.

  • 6:02 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Watch Swami Avdeshanand Giri, speak LIVE

    Swami Avdheshanand Giri, Acharya of the Juna Akhara, talks about how with the help of dharma, one can find solutions to all the problems. Further, he said that through yoga and pranayama, people can keep themselves fit during the time of COVID-19. If you live a natural life then nature will definitely support you. This is the lesson that nature wants to give to everyone to adopt a simple and spiritual lifestyle.

  • 5:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Giani Gurbachan Singh speaks about selfless service and courage

    The former Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh explains how dharma can make our life easy in the time of the COVID-19 crisis. Talking about how the Sikh community has always come forward to help the needy, he says that these are the teachings of their gurus like Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Arjun Dev, etc. They said it is important to provide service to everyone without any differences in terms of caste, creed, or colour. He says that people came forward to provide flour, rice, lentils, and other necessary things during the lockdown.

  • 5:05 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Swami Ramdev shows the way to stay healthy and happy amid COVID-19

    Swami Ramdev who has been teaching yoga on IndiaTV graced the conference on Tuesday. Talking about dharma he says that one should behave with others in the same way he wants to be treated. The real meaning of dharma is service. There is only God and the knowledge about the dharma people get from the Vedas. If a person near you is hungry and you have two chappatis, then you should provide him one. In the time of crisis, this belief holds a special significance. Swami Ramdev suggests that you should spend your day with the elders of your family and learn about their life experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic will pass, all we need is to have some patience. People should read Ramayana and Geeta during the lockdown and should teach their children Gayatri Mantra. Learn about your history and read Upanishads. 

    Swami Ramdev asked everyone to keep faith and increase confidence. He said that the immune system can be strengthened through yoga, meditation, proper diet, and pure thoughts. In the times when the world is suffering, it is crucial to stay connected with your roots and culture. It is important to keep patience and not do something wrong, no matter how hard the situation gets.  

     

     

     

  • 4:33 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sri Sri Ravishankar shares new way of living in the time of COVID-19 crisis

    Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living made his appearance on India TV's all-religion conference. Talking about the new way in which people should start living their life, he said that people are slowly and steadily following the rules of social distancing. It will take time to adopt these changes. He said that if we consider the population of India and America, then we will realize that we are in a better position. Now that the lockdown has been removed, people have to take great care of themselves otherwise the infection will spread at a great rate. Sri Sri Ravishankar said that it is a war and we have to fight it. 

    Laying down the importance of yoga and Ayurveda, he said that these activities increase our immune system up to five times. Do it for half an hour every day and meditate to relax your mind, body, and soul. This is the time when you can practice and learn religion. Further, he said that everyone should avoid taking white sugar as it reduces the immunity of the body by half. The reason why COVID-19 did not spread at a fast pace because of our intake of spices like turmeric (Haldi) and black pepper (Kaali Mirch). People should also start taking Ashwagandha and Tulsi. 

     

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Swami Chidanand Saraswati's spiritual advice amid COVID-19 crisis

    Spiritual guru Swami Chidanand Saraswati is the founder of Parmarth Niketan at Rishikesh. He joined the grand event and shared his views and opinions on the pandemic. Giving out his spiritual advice to everyone on the show, he said that the advisories laid down by the government are necessary. Everyone needs to practice yoga, pranayama, and meditate in order to keep yourself fit. Eat healthy food and keep your thinking positive. It is important to repair and prepare in the time of the COVID-19 crisis. People should get locked but should not get down. He says that people should not get scared from the pandemic instead fight it. It is not the end of the world and people should not get worried. Take everything positively and keep yourself healthy by following all the precautions. The virus should not fill your heart and mind. 

  • 3:36 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sister BK Shivani says everyone needs to mind their actions to live life amid COVID-19

    Brahma Kumari Shivani or Sister Shivani who has enchanted her thoughts all over the world is here on IndiaTV to speak her heart out on COVID-19 pandemic. She says that every religion preaches the same thing in different languages. It is important that we live our religion in the time of COVID-19. The situation outside is not in our favour and therefore it is our responsibility to face it. We have to become independent and take decisions that are favorable for us. It is everyone's responsibility to take care of ourselves and of others. We are responsible for whatever happens on Earth. Now that everything has happened, it depends on us how we manage our present actions. Charge your soul and listen to things that fill you with positivity. Do spirituality study for half an hour and meditate for another half an hour in order to relax your mind and soul. 

  • 3:24 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bishop Sebastian Kallupura asks everyone to believe in the power of God

    Most Rev. Sebastian Kallupura, Chairman of Caritas India, Patna Archbishop House talks about COVID-19 during the conference. He says the government is showing everyone the way to fight the battle of COVID-19. Serve all your brothers and sisters in the time of crisis. Everyone should keep the negativity aside and worship the almighty. People need to make changes in their lifestyle and believe in the power of God. Talking about the practice of social distancing in churches, he said that everyone is following the rules strictly but there are many who are observing prayers at their home.

  • 2:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Maulana Saiyad Wasif Hasan says every religion teaches humanity

    Maulana Saiyad Wasif Hasan shared his opinions on the pandemic on IndiaTV. He says every religion gives the lesson of humanity. During the COVID-19 crisis, many people have come out to help the ones who are needy. He says the people should follow the COVID-19 instructions in the same way how you follow the instructions of a doctor. Each and everyone needs to take 100 percent precautions to keep COVID-19 away. He says that every religion preaches the same rules. In the time when the country is now facing unlock 1.0, people should understand that whatever is happening is for our own benefits. The need for wearing masks and following social distancing is compulsory for everyone because 'precaution is better than cure.' If you want to worship, do it at home with your family.

  • 2:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Giani Ranjit Singh on need of selfless service during COVID-19 crisis

    Giani Ranjit Singh, Jathedar at Patna Sahib speaks about the service of the Sikh community in the time of crisis. Giani Ranjit Singh is the head priest at the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. He says it is because of the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev that people all over the world are helping the needy. He says that the people of the community will keep on helping everyone until the situation gets normal. Further, he says that the rules of sanitization and social distancing is being followed strictly at the Patna Sahib. By following these instructions, the situation of COVID-19 can be controlled. Talking about COVID-19, he says that it is as dangerous as World War but the only difference is that we cannot see our enemy. The only way to win it is by following the rules either by washing hands or wearing masks.

     

  • 2:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Vivek Muni on importance of yoga, spirituality amid COVID-19 crisis

    Acharya Vivek Muni expressed his views on the COVID-19 crisis on India TV's Sarvadharm Sammelan. One of the biggest spiritual leaders in the country says the religion of Jainism believes in non-violence and vegetarianism. He said that the importance of sanitization, social distancing, etc have been laid down in the past. The religion teaches the ideology of 'live and let live.' Talking about the importance of yoga and spirituality in the times of COVID-19 he says that the virus attacks the lungs and directly impacts the blood circulation and heart. It is therefore important to practice yoga and pranayama daily which can help to increase your immunity. Yoga and spirituality teach humans the way of life. We have to make our bodies strong in order to fight coronavirus. 

  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Pulak Sagar shares lesson of patience, discipline during COVID-19 crisis

    Digambara Jain Monk Acharya Pulak Sagar shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis and Dharma on IndiaTV's Dharma Sammelan. During the interaction, he says that the religion of Jainism gives an important message 'live and let others live' and this motto can help everyone to face the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not just the negative aspects, this crisis has taught us many lessons. People have now learned how to keep a check on their wishes, how to survive in limited resources etc. In order to fight the virus, we need to adopt a new way of life and make slight changes in our lifestyle. If humans will disturb the balance of nature, then everyone will have to face the repercussions. He says the people can worship God which is present in their hearts and avoid stepping out to temples, mosques, churches, and other religious places. 

  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sheikh Abu Bakar Ahmad on importance of COVID-19 instructions

    Sheikh Abu Bakar Ahmad is the new guest at India TV's Dharm Sammelan. He says it is important for everyone to follow the rules and regulations laid down by the government. He said that the people who visit the mosque during these times should practice social distancing, wear masks, wash hands with soap at regular intervals. Further, he said that people should avoid using the toilets at the mosque, they should not use the caps and the towels present at the religious places. He says that be it the mosque or any other public place, people should always keep the instructions in mind to keep themselves protected from the virus.  

  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shankracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on how to win the battle against COVID-19

    Shankracharya Nischalanand Saraswati of Puri Govardhan Peeth graced the conference on India TV next. He talks about how the path of religion is important in the battle against COVID-19. It is the deed of humans that the world is now suffering from a pandemic, says Shankracharya Nischalanand Saraswati. 

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rameshbhai Oza Bhaishree preaches lesson of positivity amid COVID-19

    Rameshbhai Oza Bhaishree says that Dharma says a person should fill himself with so much positivity that the problems do not affect you. Always keep a light of hope in your heart. In the times of COVID-19, people should look at the positive side of life. People have got the time to finally understand each other and know about their likes and dislikes. Because of this, the family problems will come to an end, and relationships will become strong. He preached the lesson of Bhagavad Gita and said that people should keep calm in both good and bad situations. How a person can keep his calm and fight the difficult situations has been taught in the holy book. We always prepare ourselves for the good times and not for the bad, this is the reality of life. One should look at the positive side of life. Further, he said that he is elated to watch the behaviour of people towards the needy amid the crisis. To conclude, he said that everyone should fight the difficulties with a smile on their face.

  • 12:25 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Shri Chandana on how to fight the battle of COVID-19 as per Dharma

    Jain Sadhvi Acharya Shri Chandana is the head of Veerayatan Parivar. On India TV's Dharma Sammelan, Acharya Shri Chandana talks about how one can fight the battle COVID-19 as per Dharma. She says that one should not misuse nature. Listen to her views about the importance of Dharma in the times of COVID-19 here:

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Lokesh Muni says people are realizing importance of their roots

    Jain saint Acharya Lokesh Muni is the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti. He graced the conference on IndiaTV and opened up on the beliefs of the Jain religion on the pandemic and said that there is no need to get scared of it. Nature is healing itself from the destruction that has been caused by humans for their own benefit. The air is now pure, animals and birds are safe because of the virus. People are now realizing the importance of our roots and using boiled water and various spices for their benefit. It is important to make your immune system strong rather than getting scared. He says drinking warm water and performing Pranayam should become a practice. Prepare yourself to fight the battle of COVID-19. Now that unlock 1.0 has come under force, Acharya says that people should prepare themselves. 

     

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Maulana Mahmood Madani on how to overcome difficulties caused by COVID-19

    Maulana Mahmood Madani, the general secretary of the Muslim organization Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind made his appearance on IndiaTV Dharma Sammelan. He has been preaching about social distancing and the rules on how one can stay protected from COVID-19. He says we still haven't reached the peak and the real problem has now started since the lockdown has been lifted. It is important to follow the instructions laid down by the government and medical experts to save oneself and the ones we love. The bravery lies in staying inside in the time of the COVID-19 crisis. Visit mosque but follow the rules of social distancing, keep washing your hands, and keep yourself protected. 

  • 11:09 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf says the one who stays at home is bravest

    Prominent Sufi leader, Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhouchhwi who is the chairman of All India Ulema and Mashaiq Board joins the conference. He says that everyone should unite to fight against the pandemic. He says it is important for people to remain where they are and follow all the rules strictly. He says that people should try to stay at their homes otherwise the situation will get worse. He says the month of Ramzan is a type of lockdown for Muslims and this time everyone understood the importance of the same in a proper way. Forgetting ourselves and fulfilling the wishes of the one who are in need is the real essence of Eid and Ramadan.

    Thinking that COVID-19 will not affect me is not correct. The one who locks himself inside to curb the spread is the bravest in the current time. Talking about those who did not follow the lockdown and rules, he said that these people did not understand the real meaning of Dharma. The louder you speak about your Dharma, the less you know about it. Your actions should speak louder than your words. 

  • 10:50 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Jagatguru Rambhadracharya Maharaj says it is important to protect Dharma

    Founder of Tulsi Peeth, Jagatguru Rambhadracharya Maharaj during IndiaTV's Dharmaguru Sammelan talks about Dharma in the time of COVID-19. He says everyone should stay at home and follow all the rules to win the battle against coronavirus. If we will protect Dharm, it will protect us. Other countries of the world are suffering in extreme as compared to India. Therefore it is important to keep calm in the time of crisis. He also said that everyone should take care about 'do gaj duri' and follow not just social but also physical distancing. We should stop shaking hands, hugging, and meeting each other. Instead, greet each other from distance to protect yourself. Your actions should be for others during this time. Avoid going to the temples as much as you can and worship the almighty inside you.

     

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sadhvi Ritambhara on fight against coronavirus

    Next in the event comes Sadhvi Ritambhara, who is a member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Talking about how her life has been amid the COVID-19 she says that just like everyone, she has also been helping each other in the time of crisis. It is important for everyone to come to the rescue for everyone. Helping each other is the real 'Dharm' in the time of COVID-19. She says God has not punished us but it is the message of nature to watch our actions. We get punished for our deeds. The human has destroyed nature for his own benefits and which is why COVID-19 is a slap on our faces. Dharm gives you a reality check about your actions. Sadhvi says, 'you reap what you sow' and this is what this crisis is all about. Nature and God says you must eventually face the consequences of your actions. Dharm says let others live and then live and not the other way round. 

    It is your need which makes you do the things you perform. Human finds happiness in things which can cause destruction. Keep your desires in control. She says why are you going outside to worship God when he is inside you and in every element around you. When you understand this reality, all the problems in your life will come to an end and you will have a solution for everything. Dharm is there to make people understand this reality. Further, Sadhvi Ritambhara says wherever we are in whatever condition, we should be thankful to God and nature. It is important for you to respect and love others rather than expecting others to do the same. Now that unlock 1.0 comes to force, it becomes important for everyone to follow all the rules and your self-conscience.

  • 10:04 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati on Dharma in the time of coronavirus

    Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati of Jyotish Peeth, Badrinath, who has been serving the needy in the times of COVID-19 says there is no work possible without Dharma. It is human nature to follow Dharma. The more we will follow our ideals, the more we will get the power to fight the novel coronavirus. It is important to have mental and physical purity to protect oneself from coronavirus. It is important to worship God at home but going to temples is also necessary. However, people should follow the rules of social distancing, directed by the government. Serving people in the time of crisis is crucial. When people get affected by seeing the suffering of others, they come forward to help. It is our 'parampara' to help other and the one who feeds the needy is a great man. A person who follows his 'Dharma' will always remain happy in his life. 

    Talking about social distancing, he says that if you follow the lifestyle of 'Maryadapurushottam' Ram, the problem of coronavirus will seem small. Whatever is being said in Ram Charit Manas should be adopted by everyone. The whole world should work as one to fight the novel coronavirus which spread its wings from China. Everyone should try to suppress the pandemic through spirituality. He says that the problem might last till a year therefore it is important to keep patience and follow all the rules and regulations.

  • 8:30 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rameshbhai Oza Bhaishree will share how you can avoid mental anguish spreading from COVID-19

  • 8:25 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Maulana Mahmood Madani will tell how to overcome difficulties caused by Coronavirus

  • 8:24 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bishop Sebastian Kallupura will spread the message of selfless service amid COVID-19 crisis

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will show the path of human service and happiness

  • 8:19 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Lokesh Muni will spread the message of world peace and cooperation today

  • 8:18 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Giani Gurbachan Singh will explain how you can maintain courage during the time of crisis

  • 8:17 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Acharya Pulak Sagar will show the path of non-violence and love in the times of COVID-19

  • 8:11 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhouchhwi will reveal how you can fight the war against coronavirus

  • 8:06 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Giani Ranjit Singh will show the path of service amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • 7:53 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Swami Avdeshanand will also share his views on religion during IndiaTV Sarvadharam Sammelan

  • 7:52 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sprititual guru Swami Chidanand explain the way to stay healthy and happy in the time of crisis

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shankracharya Nischalanand Saraswati talk about the path of religion amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • 7:49 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sister BK Shivani will show the way to peace and patience amid COVID-19 crisis

  • 7:32 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Swami Ramdev during IndiaTV Sarvadharm Sammelan will show the way to stay healthy and happy

  • 7:20 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sant Morari Bapu will explain the miracle of Ram Charit Manas at Sarvadharm Sammelan on India TV

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Jagatguru Rambhadracharya Maharaj will show the way on how to lead your life amid COVID-19 crisis