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Your harmony is when your Buddha-nature
makes peace with nature.
World harmony is when our Buddha-nature
makes peace with nature.

– Stonepeace

One day during meditation, I was contemplating global warming… With some anguish, I asked Nature this question: “Nature, do you think we can rely on you?” I asked the question because I know Nature is “intelligent”, she knows how to react, sometimes violently, to re-establish balance. And I heard the answer in the form of another question: “Can I rely on you?” The question was being put back to me: can Nature rely on humans? And after long, deep [mindful] breathing, I said “Yes, you can mostly rely on me.” And then I heard Nature’s answer, “Yes, you can also mostly rely on me.” That was a very deep conversation I had with Nature…

If we continue abusing the Earth this way, there is no doubt that our civilization will be destroyed. This turnaround takes enlightenment, awakening. The Buddha attained individual awakening. Now we need a collective enlightenment to stop this course of destruction. Civilization is going to end if we continue to drown in the competition for power, fame, sex and profit. – Thich Nhat Hanh

About this book: Never before have so many teachers from all Buddhist traditions – Zen, Vajrayana, Theravada, Vipassana; from the West and the East – come together to offer a collective response to a matter of utmost urgency. This watershed volume is both a clarion call to action and a bright beacon of hope.

A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
Edited by John Stanley, David R. Loy & Gyurme Dorje
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