Buddhist monks protest to protect Mother Nature in my country, Cambodia

 

Move beyond concept of the "environment"
We need to move beyond talking about the environment, as this leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet in terms only of what it can do for them.

Change is possible only if there is a recognition that people and planet are ultimately one and the same.

"You carry Mother Earth within you," says Thay. "She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.

"In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.

"Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.

"Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the earth are two separate entities, the Earth is only the environment. You are in the centre and you want to do something for the Earth in order for you to survive. That is a dualistic way of seeing.

"So to breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it and realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the earth. Not to cut the tree not to pollute the water, that is not enough. ~By Thich Nhat Hanh

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Comments

  1. J. Verma

    September 13, 2014

    good attempt….

  2. John Said

    September 13, 2014

    love it Jen 🙂

  3. ABDULLAHI LIMAN

    September 13, 2014

    THE MONKS SHOULD RATHER PROTEST ON BEHALF OF THE HUMAN LAND VICTIMS. IF THEY ARE FAITHFUL.HAD IT BEEN THAT GHUTAMA BHUDDAH IS ALIVE,HE COULD HAVE WALKED BARE HANDED TO THE HEARTLESS GOVERNMENT TO DEMAND THE RIGHT OF THE LAND VICTIMS.BECAUSE,HE BELIEVED IN JUSTICE.

  4. william cox

    September 13, 2014

    Christians believe that God created Man from,"the dust of the earth." You are right in what you said, we are part of the earth, itself, we should respect it, not destroy it.

  5. Sanjay Singh

    September 13, 2014

    +Jendhamuni Sos very very sweet night dear beautiful post god bless you ❤❤❤❤❤❤sleep well 💛💛💛💛 tc

  6. Petru Vladic

    September 13, 2014

    ESTE.REAL………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  7. Petru Vladic

    September 13, 2014

    GLOSA……………………………………………………….

  8. Carlos Bation

    September 13, 2014

    Good morning jenh..thanks to UR Buddist monks should rather protest and protect ur Mother Nature…In my country ,we demands the right of the land ,who's the real LAND OWNER cause some government department SECRET Agreement to the Land Grabber like Housing Developer

  9. Robin Puddicombe

    September 13, 2014

    Why do we refuse to except the TRUTH!!!!! Have a lovely evening Jendhamuni!!!!

  10. Ratha Chorn

    September 14, 2014

    i really love my country

  11. Shibu Bhaskaran

    September 14, 2014

    Good attempt ,,,We can work together.


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