Eco-spirituality

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Eco-spirituality

  1. 1. ECO - SPIRITUALITY Surinder K. Bali IFS ( Rtd) National Level Monitor, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India Former PCCF, Maharashtra State Ex-MD, FDCM Ltd
  2. 2. Historical Perspecitive <ul><li>Forest abode of our ancient “Rishis & Munis” </li></ul><ul><li>The ancient Rishis believed in Immortal soul considered, MOKSHA(liberation from cycle of births & deaths) as supreme goal of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Forest were considered seat of God </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Beauty evoke divine joy – A super Mundane experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. EcoSpirituality: A spiritual View on and context for our relationship with earth and the universe <ul><li>Spirituality has two components: </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental & </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental refers to numinous experience of earth & universe </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis refers to live this experience, to let it flow into simple actions in everyday life. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Study of Living Forest: Learn well, think well, believe wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Practice what you Believe & realize it. </li></ul><ul><li>Last but not the least emphasis to be on example and not on mere percepts </li></ul><ul><li>And continue life journey of Happiness of Permanent order- our true Nature or Essence </li></ul><ul><li>SAT CHIT ANAND </li></ul><ul><li>The earth provides enough to satisfy everyone's needs, but not everyone's greed. Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul>
  5. 5. ‘ Parachute and mind are similar in that they function well only when they are open.’ THANK YOU

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