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The 17th Karmapa of the Tibetan Kagyu school appears to be very concerned about environmental issues and has written some guidelines for his monasteries and for lay practitioners:
"108 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP ENVIRONMENT"
“I am happy to release the 108 Things You Can Do today on Earth Day and hope that this auspicious act has far-reaching benefits for the Earth.
Our world is facing an environmental crisis which is complex, overwhelming and affects us all, but it is difficult to know where to begin and what we can do.
It is very important for all of us to change our behavior and we need to start taking practical steps. These 108 Things You Can Do are a path that everyone can follow in order to make a difference.”
http://karmapa-paris.org/site_wp/wp-con ... armapa.pdf
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That is excellent, Aloka. Thank you.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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Wonderful. Very informative. Thanks for posting, Aloka.
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This is a good example for people who talk a lot about environment but do nothing about it.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
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