The phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” summarizes the Indians’ general attitude towards humanity, nature and the Divine – in both Vedic and non-Vedic cultures. Prudent use of the resources and proactive participation in the environmental conservation is, not a mere strategy of survival, rather a result of a profound realization that “the relationship of humans with the world is a constitutive part of the human identity” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, #452). However, the scenario is fast-changing. While India continues to produce persons and mechanisms committed to environmental holism, the poor environmental practices introduced for the economic and political gains of a few privileged, are causing ignominious environmental and social disasters; and it is time to wake up – now.Login to read more
The author is a scholastic of Kohima Region, studying theology in Centre Sèvres, Paris.