“We have destroyed our Mother Earth in the same way bacteria or a virus can destroy a human body. Mother Earth is also a body. Of course, there are bacteria that are beneficial to the human body, that protect the body and help generate enzymes that we need. Similarly, if the human species wakes up and knows how to live with responsibility, compassion, and loving kindness, the human species can be a living organism with the capacity to protect the body of Mother Earth. We have to see that we inter-are with our Mother Earth, that we live with her and die with her.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, for the current issue of the web newsletter Upaya.http://www.upaya.org/newsletter/view/2012/01/09#story11
original source – http://www.ecobuddhism.org/wisdom/interviews/thich_nhat_hanh/; accessed January 8, 2012
Reprinted from The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology (2008) by Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, Berkeley, California, http://www.parallax.org.

“All this new stuff goes on top / turn it over, turn it over / wait and water
down / from the dark bottom / turn it inside out / let it spread through /
Sift down even. / Watch it sprout. / A mind like compost.”

— Gary Snyder

This is also from the current Upaya, see above

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