Here in Radhe Kunj Prabhuji has told us to continue all our programs without concern. There is a verse in Srimad Bhagavatam, that says, “Fear personified runs in fear from that person who is chanting the holy names of the Lord.”
Srila Gurudeva would say, that fear arises from the misidentification with the self. Fear comes from secondary consciousness, meaning not applying your consciousness in its primary direction of the true nature of the self. Instead, you’re thinking, that ‘I am this body’ and what is in relation to this body, ‘that is mine’. Therefore if that comes in any sense of harm, then we would be very afraid. There are four tendencies of living entities: eating, mating, sleeping and fearing. But when we get out of maya – illusion, then we no longer fear. Krsna says how to get out of maya, how to get out of this secondary consciousness of identification with the material body: by the development of pure bhakti-yoga, pure devotional sentiment and activities. When you do that completely in alignment with the heart or the moods and desires of the liberated soul, someone who is transcendental, who saw the Lord himself – a real genuine Guru, then, by becoming Gurudevatatma, one at heart with that genuine Sri Guru, then you cross all kinds of fear, you cross over material existence itself.
So this is our method to escape the dangers of the coronavirus.