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Over 5,000 species of higher plants grow in Tibet, many of these are rare and endemic. These plants include about 2,000 varieties of medicinal herbs used in the traditional medical systems of Tibet, China and India. Rhododendron, saffron, bottle-brush tree, high mountain rhubarb, Himalayan alpine serratula, falconer tree and hellebonne are among the many plants found in Tibet.
During a field visit in the Malwa region, in western Madhya Pradesh, we stopped in a small paradise in the middle of cotton fields where BioRe India Ltd and its association are working to promote organic farming among the tribal communities. Some of these communities are led by activists of Ekta Parishad.
A fundamental building block of biology has been discovered in wisps of stardust from the tail of a comet, offering fresh evidence that life on Earth could have begun from matter that arrived on our planet from space.
Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the Earth’s living things. This lack of respect extends even to the Earth’s human descendants, the future generations who will inherit a vastly degraded planet if world peace does not become a reality and destruction of the natural environment continues at the present rate.
Dhamma is the ecology of the mind. This is how nature has arranged things, and it has always been like this, in a most natural way. The mind with Dhamma has a natural spiritual ecology because it is fresh, beautiful, quiet, and joyful.
Following are brief excerpts from three essays examining the teachings of Buddism, Islam, and Hinduism for relevance to the environment and the human future
"From times immemorial to present day, Hindus generally hold a profound sense of reverence for Mother Nature and all her denizens."
Today, 40 years after the first Earth Day, the Bay Area by most measures is a much less polluted, environmentally healthier place than it was in 1970.
For centuries, Tibetans lived in their vast, sparsely populated country in perfect harmony with their environment. It was not simply due to a small population and plentiful resources, but the result of an attitude of respect for all living creatures, fostered by the Tibetan Buddhist outlook.
Chris Tobias visited the Po Ern Shih Temple, a buddhist temple in Singapore that produces energy by its own facilities to protect environment.