Hence one has to be absolutely honest in answering the questions for the SQ Test as it if for the Self and not for others. One account, familiar to Jews and Christians, is Genesis 1, where God gives humanity “dominion” over the earth. The earth is large, and they will not damage it very much. Earth burns akin to a frying pan. Remember, number one thing when you’re going shopping is reading those labels. They believe that God is going to destroy the world when Jesus Christ returns. Religion seems detached from the world. Many of these are people of science, for whom environmentalism has ironically become a religion, even though they reject all forms of religion. Its advent in the 6th century BC was expected as many people were beginning to oppose the hierarchical organisation and formalised rituals of Hinduism, the dominant religion in India. This particular path to salvation among the several offered by Hinduism, links Tantrism to those practices of Indian religions, such as yoga, meditation, and social renunciation, which are based on temporary or permanent withdrawal from social relationships and modes.
During tantric practices and studies, the student is instructed further in meditation technique, particularly chakra meditation. It is considered to be a kind of Kundalini Yoga for the purpose of moving the Goddess into the chakra located in the “heart,” for meditation and worship. Meditation on the Ori (depicted at the crown of one’s head) helps us to come into alignment with our highest potential. This is often in a limited form in comparison with the way this kind of meditation is known and used by Tantric practitioners and yogis elsewhere, but is more elaborate than the initiate’s previous meditation. The companies that produce energy and are thus more directly responsible for global warming are protected in this way. There is thus nothing that human beings can do to avert this destruction, nor should they. As we shall see later, that is a distortion of this passage and, as a result, of the human task.
Religious people, in turn, are afraid of scientists and see them as the enemy. Political and religious conservatism bolster each other. Typically, political and religious conservatism often overlap. Such governments turn a blind eye global warming, often appealing to conservative religious people for support. Not all scientists and not all religious people vilify each other, but enough are so antagonistic as to make cooperation difficult at times. We have seen entire wars waged, masses slaughtered in the name of religious belief. I’ve always felt pretty God-like and now I can earn a few quid telling the masses that I am their lord and their god. God has given the world and everything in it to human beings, and thus they can do anything they see fit. This is why I want to look at the views of various religions on the environment in the next few posts and see where cooperation is possible or is already happening.
Many religious people do feel responsible for protecting the environment, thus why are these charges being made against these religions? In this introductory post, I suggest several reasons why such charges are made, although there are many more no doubt that could be cited. These charges are blatantly false, as I will try to show in a new series on global warming. It is a spiritual discipline to do what needs done throughout the day–to show up. I am being incongruent if I say that I will meet you for lunch at 12:00 but show up at 1:00 or if I promise to call you but I never do. I hope you will visit Charlotte, Linda and Marydon and thank these ladies for their wonderful encouraging hearts and blogs. Both of which offer some of the most interesting islands and cities to visit in countries such is Italy, France, and Spain. However, do remember that not all of them are equally credentialed to offer you satisfactory services. I am sure that by now, some of you are thinking that I am trivializing the issue. It freshens up your mind and recharges you with a positive thinking.
Lao Tzu or better known more as Taishang Laojun, is only one of them. Global warming is one sign of this. Scientists tend to claim that religion ignores environmental issues, while religious people counter that scientists are exaggerating global warming. Scientists, with their rejection of a holistic view of life, are often unwilling to accept religious people as allies. Not surprisingly, many people immediately connected these events with global warming. There are natural warming and cooling cycles. Moreover, these people argue, climate change is natural and is not caused by humans. Thus religious people once again receive the blame for global warming. Spiritual can be used to talk about anything that goes beyond mere physical existence, from ghost spirits to religious feelings. We are in charge, some people claim, thus we can do whatever we want. When these governments are blamed for their stand on the environment, they try to shift some of the blame onto these people.