Biodiversity Nepal
For the Future Generation

How to live in this world without becoming part of its cruelty?

When one is trying to become—ambition, competition, trying to achieve status politically or religiously—then you have no relationship with another, nor with nature.

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What we have created between human beings is also a reality but a reality in which there are conflicts and struggles. Everyone is trying to become something, both physically and inwardly. Spiritually, if I may use the word, we are all struggling to become something.

When one is trying to become—ambition, competition, trying to achieve status politically or religiously—then you have no relationship with another, nor with nature. I doubt many of you who live in cities with all the crowds, noise and dirt, have come across nature often. You have this marvelous sea, but you have no relationship to it.

You look at it; perhaps you swim there; but the feeling of the sea with its enormous vitality and energy, the beauty of a wave, it’s crashing upon the shore, there is no communication between that marvelous movement and yourself.

If you have no relationship with that, how can you have a relationship with another human being? If you don’t perceive the sea, the quality of the water, the waves, the enormous vitality of the tide going out and coming in if you are not aware of that, how can one be aware or be sensitive to the human relationship?

Please, it is very important to understand this, because beauty, if one may talk about it, is not merely in the physical form, but beauty, in essence, is that quality of sensitivity, the quality of observation of nature.

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