February 14, 2019, is a day that is remembered throughout the nation for ghastly Pulwama attack. The cause of the attack is not merely a bomb blast, but the persons behind it. Similarly, the root cause of the COVID-19 pandemic is not merely a virus but the cause which introduced the virus into human society. This cause is a hidden secret that is unexposed to billions of people.
Whenever there are disturbances or miseries, one searches for the root cause and tries to fix it. In history, humanity faced a variety of problems- pandemics, terrorist attacks, pollution, global warming, war, natural disturbances like a tsunami, and the list is unending. Apart from that, on an individual level, there is a predominant rise of anxiety, depression, confusion, frustration, and uncertainty. The predicaments that humanity faced from an individual to the global level were uncountable, and we expect the same in the future. Hence, an intelligent person asks about the root of all these problems and finds a solution.
Exposing the secret- the root of all problems
Srila Prabhupada explains, "The sufferings of humanity are due to forgetfulness of Krishna as the supreme enjoyer, the supreme proprietor, and the supreme friend." In other words, Srila Prabhupada was saying, Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead when one forgets this fact; material nature imposes uncountable problems from an individual level to the global level.
The word 'forgetfulness' means Godlessness or a lack of God-consciousness. One of the fundamental laws of material nature is, 'More the people become Godless, more the punishment awaits.' Material nature is not a dull matter. It works with precise laws governed by a superior arrangement.
Due to a lack of basic Vedic knowledge, billions of people are unaware of this essential fact. Therefore, this fact remains a hidden secret.
Exposing the secret- one solution to all problems
Srila Prabhupada said in a lecture on SB 7.9.10, Montreal, July 9, 1968 ---
"So our only appeal to you, all people of the world, that we are embarrassed with so many problems. So we say this is the only solution. There is no price; there is no tax; there is no, I mean to say, imposition of previous qualifications. Simply chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. This is our propaganda. And see the result. Sixteen words: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma. So we request everyone to chant this transcendental vibration and see the result. There is no question that you have to change your religion; you have to change your dress, change your occupation. No. Simply go on chanting."
Therefore, becoming God-conscious is the one-stop solution to uncountable problems. Chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra is the easiest way of becoming God-conscious as well as Yug-dharma, the occupational duty of humanity in this age.
In all Vedic literature, this process of chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra is especially stressed for the current age called Kali-yuga for getting out of unlimited problems and go back to Godhead at the end of this life. For want of sufficient Vedic knowledge, this fundamental fact remains a secret to the entire humanity.
Every intelligent human being must take advantage of these secrets seriously and practice them without delay to bring auspiciousness to humanity. Srila Prabhupada says that even 1% of the whole population practices seriously and become Krishna conscious, it changes the face of the world.