At this moment in time, we stand at an environmental precipice. There are signs everywhere of an angry planet -- devastating ﬁres, raging storms, and powerful avalanches leaving in their wake distressing loss of life. Mother Earth might go along with being harnessed for a bit but clearly won’t tolerate disrespect.
Can we, as the reigning species of the earth, adapt this time around, too?
All the vagaries of our life, whether caused by the body, nature, or other living beings - adhyatmika, adhidaivika or adhibhautika - the fount of it all is actually the mind. It labors vigorously under misconceptions of what is needed for material existence, causing poor judgement calls that lead to even worse consequences.
In this issue titled From Egocentric to Ecocentric: From Conﬂict to Coexistence, spiritual leaders delve into the root of the problem and show how enemies of the mind can be overcome with expansion of the right knowledge. Environmentalists, farmers and gardeners demonstrate how without negativities in the mind, action on the field can have positive and heroic impact.
All practical, all doable.
The authors include: Swami Abhedananda, Nsikan Akpan, Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Chinmayananda, Reema D’Souza, Rudite Emir, Swami Ishwarananda, Jayaraman. J, Stephanie Kaza, Viva Kermani, Radhika Krishnakumar, Rishi Kumar, Swami Mahayogananda, Renuka Raman, Dr. Shailesh Rao, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Tejomayananda, Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Swamini Vimalananda, Pravrajika Vrajaprana.