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Today, we're faced through the gravest problem that humanity has ever confronted: the ecological results of our collective activities. What position can Buddhism play in our reaction to this international concern? Can Buddhist traditions support us meet this problem effectively? may still we concentrate on prayer and meditation or social motion? This ebook indicates that it’s attainable to do either. It offers the difficult technological know-how of world warming and suggestions to the challenge from a Buddhist point of view, including the perspectives of best modern lecturers. The Dalai Lama, Chatral Rinpoche, Sakya Trizin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, Joseph Goldstein, Lin Jensen, and different eminent voices tackle subject matters resembling top oil, deforestation, renewable strength, and breaking the dependancy to fossil fuels in essays which are either significant and conscious. Prayers for the planet, besides steps we will take separately and as a society, provide desire and inspiration.

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A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency

At the present time, we're faced through the gravest problem that humanity has ever confronted: the ecological outcomes of our collective activities. What function can Buddhism play in our reaction to this international problem? Can Buddhist traditions aid us meet this problem effectively? should still we specialize in prayer and meditation or social motion?

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We needlessly pollute The fair bosom of our M other Earth, Rip out her trees to feed our short-sighted greed, Turning fertile land into sterile desert. The interdependent nature O f the external environment And people s inward nature, Described in the. tantras, Works on medicine and astronomy, Has certainly been vindicated By our present experience. The Earth is home to living beings; Equal and impartial to the moving and unmoving. Thus spoke the Buddha in truthful voice W ith the great Earth for witness.

22 ♦ A. Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency Ignorance of interdependence has harmed not only the natu­ ral environment, but human society as well. We have misplaced much of our energy in self-centered material consumption, neglecting to foster the most basic human needs of love, kindness, and cooperation. This is very sad. We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not machine-made objects. ” This blue planet of ours is a delightful habitat. The Earth, indeed, acts like a mother to us all.

2 Despite its pivotal role in the Earth’s climate and water supply, far less is known about it than the Arctic or Antarctic. The HKH ice sheet is now melting through climate warming, at a rate of about 7 percent a year.

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