Spiritual Resources to Navigate Climate Change


-- Vyasa Prasad --

Mystic Messages Beyond Time and Clime

One is beyond what can be counted,
the other is ordinary; other than these two there is not any other form
existing in waking, or in dream,
or in some city of the gods; this is certain.
Atmopadesa Satakam V. 67 (Narayana Guru)

The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnameable is the eternally real
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Tao Te Ching, V.1 (Lao Tzu)

There was a door to which I found no key,
There was a veil past which I could not see,
Some little talk awhile of me and thee,
There seem'd -- and then no more of thee and me.  
Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam V. 32

When Self-knowledge (atma-vidya) shrinks,
then ignorance is fearful;
substantiation by name and form,
in the most terrible fashion, looms here, ghostlike.
Darshana Mala, Ch.1 V.7 (Narayana Guru)

We take long trips.
We puzzle   over the meaning of a painting or a book,
when what we're wanting to see and understand
in this world, we are that.
    Jelaluddin Rumi, Quatrain 549

Earth is the Mother; and we are her children.  
Atharva Veda

Backward Glances - Causal Speculation

Emerging out of the Dark Ages the thinkers of the 18th century European Enlightenment laid the foundation for the scientific revolution that would transform the entire world.   The shackles of dogma had already been weakened by Copernicus and Giordano Bruno. But as reason gained ascendency over faith, a schism developed between   spirit and matter.   The philosophies of Descartes, Locke and Newton encouraged materialists to dominate nature with their culture and dominate feelings with reason.   Matter came under the purview of the scientists, while spirit was relegated to the realm of religious experiences.   The physical world investigated with empirical instruments became the domain of science, while...