Krishna Consciousness & Ecological Awareness

Excerpts from Vedic Ecology by Ranchor Prime
March 1, 2008, 12:50 am
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“At the heart of the Mahabarata is the dialogue called the Bhagavad Gita, or “Song of God,” in which Krishna teaches his warrior friend Arjuna. The soldier faces an awful dilemma; whether or not to fight against his own family and friends  in a battle to reclaim his kingdom. He turns to Krishna and says: “I’m confused and frightened. Please advise me.”

Arjuna’s position has parallels with today’s environmental crisis. We have developed a civilization based on the pursuit of material pleasure. Nature’s way is pleasure that is hard to come by, while suffering is plentiful: we are born to experience birth, disease, old age and death. Yet the modern hope is that the further we can roll back these obstacles, the closer we will come to the peace and happiness we yearn for. We are doing our best to overcome nature, which means to consume more and pay less.”

Vedic Ecology by Ranchor Prime

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