Mindful Consumption Helps Mother Earth

This quote from the Dalai Lama ties into what Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh had to say about human life on earth.

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Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.

— Dalai Lama XIV

You may now begin to see how important it is to practice mindful consumption. This will not only protect mother earth, it will greatly increase our own happiness as we begin to adopt meditation practices to save our planet.

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  1. Mother Earth will be with us in every moment in the future, we must care of her. A child has only one Mother and one Father. Nobody can change its parents.

    Thank you for “Words of Truth”
    His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

    Honoring and Invoking the Great Compassion
    of the Three Jewels; the Buddha, the Teachings,
    and the Spiritual Community

    O Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and disciples
    of the past, present, and future:
    Having remarkable qualities
    Immeasurably vast as the ocean,
    Who regard all helpless sentient beings
    as your only child;
    Please consider the truth of my anguished pleas.

    Buddha’s full teachings dispel the pain of worldly
    existence and self-oriented peace;
    May they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness through-
    out this spacious world.
    O holders of the Dharma: scholars
    and realized practitioners;
    May your ten fold virtuous practice prevail.

    Humble sentient beings, tormented
    by sufferings without cease,
    Completely suppressed by seemingly endless
    and terribly intense, negative deeds,
    May all their fears from unbearable war, famine,
    and disease be pacified,
    To freely breathe an ocean of happiness and well-being.
    And particularly the pious people
    of the Land of Snows who, through various means,
    Are mercilessly destroyed by barbaric hordes
    on the side of darkness,
    Kindly let the power of your compassion arise,
    To quickly stem the flow of blood and tears.

    Those unrelentingly cruel ones, objects of compassion,
    Maddened by delusion’s evils,
    wantonly destroy themselves and others;
    May they achieve the eye of wisdom,
    knowing what must be done and undone,
    And abide in the glory of friendship and love.

    May this heartfelt wish of total freedom for all Tibet,
    Which has been awaited for a long time,
    be spontaneously fulfilled;
    Please grant soon the good fortune to enjoy
    The happy celebration of spiritual with temporal rule.

    O protector Chenrezig, compassionately care for
    Those who have undergone myriad hardships,
    Completely sacrificing their most cherished lives,
    bodies, and wealth,
    For the sake of the teachings, practitioners,
    people, and nation.

    Thus, the protector Chenrezig made vast prayers
    Before the Buddhas and Bodhisativas
    To fully embrace the Land of Snows;
    May the good results of these prayers now quickly appear.
    By the profound interdependence of emptiness
    and relative forms,
    Together with the force of great compassion
    in the Three Jewels and their Words of Truth,
    And through the power
    of the infallible law of actions and their fruits,
    May this truthful prayer be unhindered
    and quickly fulfilled.

    AND THANK YOU Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, the best of my Buddhist writers:

    My mother, my father, they are in me,
    Children Singing
    And when I look I see myself in them,
    The Buddha, the patriarchs, they are in me,
    And when I look I see myself in them,
    I am a continuation of my mother and my father,
    I am a continuation of all my brother and sisters,
    It is my aspiration
    To preserve and continue to nourish
    Seeds of witness, seeds of skill, seeds of happiness,
    Which I have inherited,
    It is also my desire to recognize
    The seeds of fear and suffering
    I have inherited,
    And bit by bit to transform them,
    I am a continuation
    Of the Buddha and the patriarchs,
    I am a continuation of all my spiritual teachers,
    It is my deep aspiration
    To preserve, develop and nourish
    Seeds of understanding, seeds of love, seeds of freedom,
    Which they have transmitted to me,
    In my daily life I also want to sow
    Seeds of love and compassion
    In my own consciousness
    And in the hearts of other people,
    I am determined
    Not to water the seeds of craving, aversion and violence in me,
    I am determined
    Not to water the seeds of craving, aversion and violence in others,
    With resolve and with compassion
    I give rise to this aspiration,
    May my practice be an offering of the heart,
    May my practice be an offering of the heart.