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Education in times of Covid 19

People are not ready to send their kids to schools, colleges if they are opened in July 2020. I think it should wait a bit and see if any vaccine is developed and comes to the market. But how to believe the vaccine is really a vaccine? There are many organizations currently racing against each other to "announce" their vaccine. (me first, only our vaccines work and things like that) I am a pessimist probably but I seriously think students should not be put to risk by the corporates who might be selling water instead of a really working vaccine. As for online classes, they can start training teachers to use PowerPoint and similar things for expressing themselves. I saw a video clip where someone was filming from the classroom back and since the teacher was writing on the board, the writing was not visible. The best method for online training, based on my own experience is video conferencing using software made for multi-way communication such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or some

Who is God's best devotee?

The scriptures specify four methods to seek God. These four methods are: 1) Bhakti Yoga: Attainment of God through love and attention 2) Gyana Yoga: Attainment of God through knowledge 3) Raja Yoga: Attainment of God by improving spirituality 4) Karma Yoga: Attainment of God by fulfilling one's duties The life of family people falls into the last method, namely Karma Yoga. He stressed the need to utter the name of God even as people performed their duties. But these duties were to be performed without any motives of lust and greed - or "woman and gold" as he used to say. People, though engaged in daily lives, should take some time to reflect on God. Once the sage Narada asked God who is His good devotee. Upon this, God named someone. Curious, sage Narada went to the devotees' place and studied his daily actions. The devotee would wake up, say the name of Lord once and then go to his work. Returning from work, he would once again take the name of God