May 22, 2010

Lily de Silva

Buddhism advocates a gentle non-aggressive attitude towards nature. According to the Sigalovada Sutta a householder should accumulate wealth as a bee collects pollen from a flower. The bee harms neither the fragrance nor the beauty of the flower, but gathers pollen to turn it into sweet honey. Similarly, man is expecte...d to make legitimate use of nature so that he can rise above nature and realize his innate spiritual potential.