19 Jul '11, 9pm
Continuing our #GreenSpirit series, @matmcdermott looks at Buddhism & The Environment:
Taking care of our planet, environment, is something like taking care of our own home. This blue planet is our only home. He's even expressed the view that the environmental problems of Tibet are so severe that they are more pressing than a political solution to the Chinese occupation of his native land. Thich Nhat Hahn expands on the imperative for environmental protection and how best to bring that about, in the Buddhist ecological faith statement for the Alliance of Religions and Conservation :
Buddhists believe that the reality of the interconnectedness of human beings, society and nature will reveal itself more and more to as we gradually recover--as we gradually cease to be possessed by anxiety, fear, and the dispersion of the mind. Among the three--human beings, society, and Nature--it is us who begin to effect change. But in order to effect change we must recover ...