Swati Arora[1]

The Indian philosophical thought from Samkhya to yoga to Jainism and Buddhism have always advocated the positives of a liberated soul. They have outlined the paths and directions that one should follow to overcome the suffering which one experiences in her entire life. Our philosophies have always inculcated us to value the ‘self’ which we all possess. The COVID -19 crisis has forcefully made us think about the sense of isolation. We could have never imagined that such a situation could affect us. Many of us have succumbed to this pressure and are now facing mental stress and anxiety. This article focuses on how the spiritual journey laid by our traditional philosophers could be utilized to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. One of the key solution to deal with such stresses, and many stresses that are yet to come is to inculcate a sense of ‘spirituality’ in our education systems. 

[1] swatiarora.dli@gmail.com