H.P.B. ON FORESTS
Jun 02, 2006 06:56 AM
Writing on the effects of deforestation in India, H.P. Blavatsky said in 1879:
?We need only glance at the pages of History to see that the ruin and ultimate extinction of national power follow the extirpation of forests as surely as night follows day. Nature has provided the means for human development; and her laws can never be violated without disaster.? (1)
Forests are being destroyed worldwide along with many other intense forms of environmental destruction.
Theosophists and ecologists both know that everything is interconnected. But we also see that having access to information is not the same as having knowledge.
The difference between actual knowledge and mere hearsay information is that real knowledge results in action.
In order to act and to help so that the preservation of human evolution takes place in the best possible way, we must in the first place feel some form of co-responsibility, for the present human moment.
True knowledge is inseparable from Ethics and Responsibility. Responsibility is but the "ability to respond" or "response-ability".
Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
(1) The Theosophist, Adyar, India, Volume I, November 1879, p. 42.
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