Why should we not cut down trees? Because trees give us oxygen, and we need oxygen to survive.
This is a practical view, and a correct one. But it is not the only one. Followers of Sanatana Dharma worship trees as Gods. This will lead them to question a thousand times before cutting a tree down.
Why? Because this is not just a tree anymore, but a manifestation of the Lord.
And if the tree indeed needs to be cut down? Then we could try to contribute more than we consume.
Imagine if we could do this in every walk of life. The fundamental attitude towards the world itself changes. To one of divinizing everything in the world. Every interaction with it is a God given gift, and an opportunity.
Wouldn’t that be awesome? For sure. But there is something even more awesome. Concluded tomorrow…