"The new humanity will have an ecology in which nature is not to be conquered but lived and loved. We are part of it - how can we conquer it?"

- Osho, from 'Path of the Mystic' #34  


Background: Why We Care


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Nature under threat:

A fifth of the world's population live in this country of enormous natural diversity, alongside the tiger, the wild elephant, the rare Gangetic dolphin, over a thousand species of birds and uncounted botanical treasures. India is recognized as one of the world's hotspots of biological diversity. We are all impoverished if this is lost to uncontrolled development.


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Lifestyles under threat:

India also contains unique human cultural diversity and traditional knowledge of living in harmony with nature. Hunter-gatherer tribes, nomads and traditional sustainable agriculturalists co-exist with the urban elite. In many cases it is they, the poorest of the poor, who have paid the price for industrial development and wildlife conservation strategies pursued up until now.


The spiritual dimension:

"The destiny of India is the destiny of the whole of humanity - because of the way we have refined human consciousness, because of the lamps we have lit within man, because of the flowers we have cultivated in man, the fragrance we have created in man. India is the only land in the whole world, strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort to see the truth and be the truth ... in the same manner as a chakor, or red-legged partridge, goes on gazing at the moon, without even blinking ..."

Osho, from 'India My Love.'  





View:  WHY WE CARE - 2 (part eight of the film)