HARMONY IN NATURE
The Role of Right Understanding
Environmental problems are due to myopic human engagement with the course of nature. Our ill-treatment of the biomes has resulted in ecological hazards of deteriorating human health, extinction of various species, global warming, and natural calamities. These problems have put a question mark on human understanding of the interconnectedness of ecological factors. The present article, in the first section, clarifies the confusions between wealth and prosperity and suggests that they are not identical. Whereas the former is understood as a substantial accumulation of physical facilities/properties, the latter relates to the feeling of having more than the required physical facilities/properties. The second section focuses on different levels of existence and their interconnectedness, following the Madhyastha Darśana propounded by Agrahar Nagraj (1920-2016). The third section surveys the relevant literature to explore and compare his perspectives with Western thinkers. The concluding section reflects on the solution offered by Nagraj to emphasise the relevancy of his viewpoints on the ecological matters discussed in the contemporary scenario.
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