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Air pollution is man-made and does not affect the soul
Dr KK Aggarwal,  30 October 2019
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The Bhagavad Gita, in shlokas 2.23 and 2.24, has defined the characteristics of soul as omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. Fire cannot burn it, air cannot dry it, water cannot wet it and weapons cannot cut it. The same also implies to the air pollution levels. Pollution cannot affect the soul status. It can only affect the physical and subtle body and not the causal body.  

Bhagavad Gita 3.14 shloka further says “All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rain. Rains are produced by performance of yajna [sacrifice], and yajna is born of prescribed duties.”

This means that we are dependent on food, which is dependent on rain and rain can be affected by man-made obstructions.

Pollution is man-made; hence, it should be corrected by man himself.

References

Bhagavad Gita 2.23

“नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावक: |न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुत: ||”

naina chhindanti śhastrāi naina dahati pāvakana chaina kledayantyāpo na śhohayati māruta

na—not; enam—this soul; chhindanti—shred; śhastrāi—weapons; na—nor; enam—this soul; dahati—burns; pāvaka—fire; na—not; cha—and; enam—this soul; kledayanti—moisten; āpaḥ—water; na—nor; śhohayati—dry; māruta—wind

Weapons cannot shred the soul, nor can fire burn it. Water cannot wet it, nor can the wind dry it.

Bhagavad Gita 3.14

अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भव: |यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञ: कर्मसमुद्भव: ||

annad bhavanti bhutaniparjanyad anna-sambhavahyajnad bhavati parjanyoyajnah karma-samudbhavah

annat—from grains; bhavanti—grow; bhutani—the material bodies; parjanyat—from rains; anna—food grains; sambhavah—are made possible; yajnat—from the performance of sacrifice; bhavati—becomes possible; parjanyah—rains; yajnah—performance of yajnakarma—prescribed duties; samudbhavah—born of.

All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rain. Rains are produced by performance of yajna [sacrifice], and yajna is born of prescribed duties.

 

Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri Awardee

President Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO)

Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications

President Heart Care Foundation of India

Past National President IMA

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