Category: Care of the Earth

Wisdom from the Dalai Lama

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Where Do We Find Heaven?

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week 5

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week 4

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. – Rachel Carson

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week Two”

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson Most of us are aware of Earth Day, April 22nd. (Just think Earth supplies feeds… Continue Reading “A Month of Rachel Carson – Week One”

Wonder in a Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Dogen Zenji excerpt from Genjokoan, trans.… Continue Reading “Wonder in a Drop of Water”

Turning to Earth

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.  – Rachel Carson

To Bear in Mind the Universe

Just as parents care for their children, you should bear in mind the whole universe. – Zen Master Dogen

Let Us Live the Questions

We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full. – Thomas Merton