Mother Earth; Quotes from the Religious Establishment by banooado .....

A few cross cultural and cross religious quotes on the Earth and Man's interaction with the Mother

Date:   6/2/2007 5:34:00 PM ( 14 y ago)

These days the environment - the source of life for all beings in the world, including Tibet, is undergoing extensive degeneration. At this time it is extremely important that every human being, according to his/her ability, should consistently put effort to ensure the conservation and protection of this planet.

-- His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama


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People everywhere are coming to understand that we cannot continue to use the goods of the earth as we have in the past. A new ecological awareness is beginning to emerge which, rather than being downplayed, ought to be encouraged to develop into concrete programs and initiatives.

-- His Holiness Pope John Paul II


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We are at war with Nature, and if by chance we win the war, we shall be the losers.

-- E.F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful


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Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will we realize that money cannot be eaten.

-- Cree Indian Prophecy



(The above from From "Green Tibet Annual Newsletter" 1995-1996 Environment Desk, DIIR)


 

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