Buddhist Faith Statement on the Environment


Buddhist Faith Statement on the Environment
Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development posted a Buddhist faith statement on the environment on their website. According to the Vietnamese monk Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Buddhists believe that the reality of the interconnectedness of human beings, society and Nature will reveal itself more and more to us as we gradually recover—as we gradually cease to be possessed by anxiety, fear, and the dispersion of the mind. Among the three—human beings, society, and Nature—it is us who begin to effect change. But in order to effect change we must recover ourselves, one must be whole. Since this requires the kind of environment favorable to one’s healing, one must seek the kind of lifestyle that is free from the destruction of one’s humanness. Efforts to change the environment and to change oneself are both necessary. But we know how difficult it is to change the environment if individuals themselves are not in a state of equilibrium.”
Buddhist Faith Statement on the Environment
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The original html version of this resource was accessed at https://www.interfaithsustain.com/buddhist-ecology/ on February 28, 2020.
Resources For Study
Official Religious/Denominational (Environmental Statements)
english Ecological Restoration
english Simplicity and Mindfulness

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