Sunday, December 15, 2013

Save Trees

"We don't know if the end for humans nears. We know it may come, so the mind must be ready. Overuse of this world by people brings disaster -- floods, global warming. But it's not the end of the Earth, even if it is our own. Nature will move forward, beyond us. But for now," he says, "it is a good idea for us to save trees. It helps."
 --Ajaan Boonku, Theravāda Buddhist monk, Wat Asokaram Monastery, Thailand. In Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, by Alan Weisman (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013), p.  359.

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