DESCRIBE NATURE. There is a lot of discussion about protecting nature, the wildlife, birds, whales, and dolphins, as well as cleaning up polluted rivers, lakes, fields, and other areas. Religion and belief are products of intellect; nature is not. The tiger, an incredible animal with boundless energy and a strong sense of power, is nature. Nature is that lone tree in the grove, meadow, or field; it’s that bashful squirrel sheltering behind a branch. The ant, the bee, and every other living thing on earth are examples of nature. Nature is the river, not the Ganges, the Thames, or the Mississippi in particular. Nature is those snow-covered mountains with their deep blue valleys and hills that converge at the sea. Nature includes the universe. One must feel for all of this in order to preserve it and avoid killing for one’s amusement or table. We do kill the vegetables we consume, like cabbages, but there has to be a limit. How are you going to survive if you don’t eat vegetables? Therefore, one must make wise judgements.
See that tree, bush, or blade of grass for the first time.
Nature plays a role in our lives. We are a part of everything because we came from a seed and the ground, but we are quickly losing the perception that we are animals much like the rest. Is it possible to feel something when you gaze at, appreciate, and hear a tree? Can you pay attention to the tiny weed, the creeper climbing the wall, the light on the leaves, and the numerous shadows? All of this must be understood, and one must feel a sense of connectedness with the natural world around them. Despite living in a town, there are still a few trees here and there. Even though the flower in the next garden may be neglected and overrun with weeds, when you look at it, you will still feel connected to everything else and all living things. You harm yourself if you harm the environment.
Although we are aware that all of this has been expressed previously in various contexts, we don’t appear to pay much heed. Is it true that we never look around or notice the moon because we are so enmeshed in our own web of issues, wants, and impulses for pleasure and pain? Observe it. Watch using all of your senses, including your ears, sight, and nose. Watch. Act as if you are just beginning your search. If you succeed, you will be able to see that tree, bush, or blade of grass for the first time. Then, for the first time, you can meet your teacher, your mother or father, your sibling or sister. The wonder, the strangeness, and the miraculous of a brand-new dawn that has never been and never will be give off an incredible feeling.
To be in harmony with nature, one must not merely verbally describe it; rather, one must become a part of it, become aware of it, have a sense of belonging to it, and be able to love it, admiring a deer, a lizard on a wall, or a broken branch on the ground. Instead of merely complimenting the beauty of the evening star or the new moon and then moving away to focus on anything else, take a moment to observe them as if you are seeing them for the first time. If you can have such a communion with nature, you can also have such a communion with people, including the boy sitting next to you, your teacher, and your parents. We no longer have any sense of a connection where there is not only a vocal expression of love and care but also a nonverbal sense of togetherness. It is a feeling that we are all one and the same, that we are all human beings, not divided into groups or groups based on race or other utopian notions, but that we are all human beings living on this incredible, beautiful earth.
To live in harmony with nature brings about a different world.
Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning to gaze out the window or step outside onto the terrace to take in the trees and the springtime sunrise? Accept it as is. Pay attention to every sound, including the whisper and the gentle breeze rustling the leaves. View the light on one leaf and observe the sun crossing the meadow and hill. They are observed by the dry river, the grazing animal, or the sheep on the next hill. Look at them with love and care, as if you don’t want to do them any harm. Such oneness with nature makes relationships with others straightforward, lucid, and conflict-free.
Not just teaching math or how to use a computer, this is one of the duties of the educator. The communion of those who pass in a luxurious car as well as those who suffer, strive, and feel immense anguish and the grief of poverty is far more crucial. If the teacher is worried about this, he is assisting the student in developing empathy, which includes empathy for the tragedies, problems, concerns, and worries of others as well as for family conflicts. The duty of the teacher should be to prepare students for such contact with the world.
Even though the globe might be too big, he is in it, and that is his world. Thus, consideration, love for others, politeness, and behaviour that is not abrasive, cruel, or vulgar follow naturally.
The educator should discuss all of these topics, not merely orally, but also physically, by immersing himself in both the natural and human worlds. They are linked together. Man is helpless against that. He is destroying himself when he destroys nature. He kills himself when he kills someone else. The enemy is you, not the other. Living in such harmony with the environment and the world automatically results in a different world.
What Is the Meaning of Right Relationship With Nature?
I’m not sure if you’ve figured out how to relate to nature. There is no such thing as a “proper” relationship; there is just relationship understanding. As with proper cognition, right relationship entails accepting a formula. Right thinking and right thought are two distinct concepts. Right thinking is movement; it is the result of understanding, and understanding is continuously being modified and changed. Right thought is only conforming to what is respectable.
We no longer have a connection to nature. Though one might own a plot of land and construct a house there, it would not be “my” or “yours” in the exclusive sense; rather, it would be more of a means of providing shelter if we once grasped that relationship and its true value.
We are indifferent to the beauty of a waterfall and have lost the touch of life because we do not love the planet and the things of the earth but merely exploit them. We don’t recline with the trunk of a tree in our backs. We also lack the ability to love people because we do not love nature. We no longer have that tenderness, sensitivity, or reaction to items of beauty. The only way we can comprehend what a true relationship is is via the renewal of that sensitivity.