All of Existence Should Be Revered: Hinduism & The Environment

Click here to read Treehuggers first article in a series about the links between major religous faiths and environmentalism, relating to Hinduism. Here is a snippet:

When it comes to traditional Hindu views on the environment, one statement for the Ishavasya Upanishad sums up the reverential attitude Hindus are urged to take. In English it reads, "The entire universe is to be looked upon as the Lord." That means that there is everything in existence is essentially, practically and metaphorically, connected together. Everything is seen as aspects of Divinity--humans, animals, plants, rivers, mountains, the Earth, the Universe and everything in it. Scripturally, these are seen as parts of God's body.

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