Reader comment on Carl Sagan's passage ...
On Jan 27, 2010 Ramanand Kowta wrote:|
NAMASTE ! - is the essence of Indian Horpitality. It means NA -not + MAMAHA - me + TE- you. i.e the Host is saying ' not me, but you ' to the Guest ! Only by elevating the guest and by humbling himself,can the Host truly extend a warm hand of hospitality and thus truly ' serve ' the guest. Service alone is the way ! When Man decides to be a ' humble servant ' of Nature, there is ' abundance - plenty for all !
BUT, MAN, the most intelligent ( ? ? ) creation, decided to ' conquer, exploit, Master Nature, it led to greed, competition and scarcity - poverty amidst plenty !
We blatantly violated the ( inviolable) Laws of Nature of
- Give and Recieve. Instead he TOOK first and then did not GIVE with 'awareness' !
- Cause and Effect -as you Sow ,so you Reap !
So, he 'linearised ' the Cyclic processes of( water, food/biomass etc...) and created the problems of pollution - garbage and sewage.
RE- CYCLING , by Returning the WASTES to the Source will alone ensure ' Sustainable Living' for all on this Earth !
Why do we want to ' screw up ' another planet ?