Don't go against nature - it still forgives man

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 23rd Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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In the early history of mankind the natural environment was the source for food and shelter. Now there is an added impetus to the hope that an understanding and love of nature will bring about a public opinion to safeguard our nature, the greatest asset we are endowed with.

Don't go against nature

Mother nature involves our natural surroundings. Nature includes not only trees,birds,clouds, wind, rocks, stars,bacteria but also sounds we can hear, heat that we can feel, gravity that pulls us to the earth. In fact, this includes everything and anything that is 'natural', that is, not made by anybody. In the early history of mankind the natural environment was the source for food and shelter. Natural materials were used by the people to fashion tools and natural fires were tamed to provide heat and light. The calls of animals and birds could indicate danger or mere contentment and man learned to know the difference because life depended on a large part upon such knowledge. With the passage of time, man was so curious about his surroundings and tried to find out just how ordinary rocks or minerals might be changed to precious metals such as gold and silver. Much of what was in part observed, and in part-imagined, became folklore, and various sayings about the weather were passed from generation to generation. However, later in the process, when a written language was developed much of what had been passed by word of mouth became a written record and many aspects of nature were included in such writings. The great religious leaders also found that the use of common place knowledge about nature could be made the basis of their moral and ethical lessons.

Buddhist teachings associated with nature

Among other great religious leaders who have stressed the importance of protecting the mother nature, Buddhism lays strong emphasis on the importance of preserving nature and always been associated with it. The Buddha was born under a tree and gained enlightenment under a tree and spent many hours in the seclusion of jungles. He even passed away under the shade of two trees. Buddhist teachings always exalted the great benefit to be derived from association with nature and discourage the destruction of plants and animals for the pleasure. Do not go against nature. Those who lead their lives by violating natural ways of life and environment must face the consequences either physically or mentally. The world is not made for humans beings alone nor is the world always made out in their favor. Worldly conditions have no favoritism; Most importantly, they are neither kind nor cruel but neutral. Mankind exist because nature allows them to do so. It is the duty of every single person to understand the real worldly condition. You are the world!

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Environment, Environmental Destruction, Environmental Friendly Living, Environmnental, Existence, Human, Human Beings, Human Nature, Humanity, Natural, Natural Way, Naturally, Nature

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

I hear ya. We as a whole, sure do take our world for granted. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks so much and appreciate your comments with much interest. Good luck Denise

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Excellent reminder to all to protect mother nature. Thank you P. D.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you very much for all your moral support every day. This is the high time for us to get together and save the world for the next generation. Otherwise, Mother Earth will for sure become dumping yard in the solar system.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Well said P.D....

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
24th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you very much for encouraging comments and good luck

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author avatar Sheila Newton
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Buddhist teachings about Mother Nature and our Earth are important lessons for all of us to learn. Thank you for this. My philosophy exactly

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
24th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you for Delicia and Sheila for reading and letting other people think the pressing needs of saving our world today and tomorrow. Thanks and good luck

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author avatar MAnature
24th Aug 2011 (#)

You are speaking my language, From the HEARTHEARTHEART... :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Nature always forgives but man always abuses the nature.

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