Monday, March 20, 2017

987. Conserve.......for future!!!

Everything in nature is for us to relish but at the same time it is our duty to see that the resources got from nature will remain intact to serve the next generation too. Though nature can provide in abundance for our needs, if we wish to satisfy the greed in us then we will have to face the wrath of nature. It is proved time and again, only problem is that we forget it every time.      

It is said that we do not inherit the natural resources from our elders; we borrow them from our progeny. It is our responsibility to hand over the loan we have taken from them. We need to conserve the natural resources to ensure there is plenty for the next generation. This is especially necessary for non-renewable resources which include fossil fuels. These naturally available resources are limited in supply. Conserving it can ensures that it is not wasted and used more economically.

As the human population is escalating the renewable resources have diminished drastically. Forests are felled to accommodate human settlements, constraining the living space of animals, birds and reptiles. Little plants and shrubs can grow back quickly, but it takes large trees and forests a lot more years to be replaced. Making sure that our future generations too have plentiful as it is today relies on proper usage of natural resources by us.
In ancient days we humans were termed “Asheeras” the one who consume what the nature provides. In Sanskrit “Sheera” is a python it is said that the job of a python is to consume once in three months and hibernate. It was called “Ajgar Vruthi.” (Ajgar too is Python). 
We humans follow three types of Vruthis (jobs) in consuming the natural resources;
Anga Hara Vruthi: Anga is body and Hara is take away. The example given to this is, we humans make coal by burning the forest. Here the source is completely destroyed. The coal is got from burning the tree trunk and so the entire tree is lost.
Maalika Vruthi: Maalika is  garland” In this we pluck flowers from the plants and shrubs to make a garland. In this example the plant or the shrub is not entirely harmed or destroyed but a part of it is taken. We can expect the flower to grow again from it. So if not as Anga Hara here there is a slight modification in the plant or tree.
Madhukara Vruthi: Madhukara is honey bee. We might notice that the honey bee collects nectar from various flower in such a way that neither the plant nor the flowers undergo any change. Honey bee just extracts the nectar leaving behind the flower untouched. In other way the honey bee also helps the flower to pollinate too. There is a quid pro quo arrangement between those two.     

Our elders advised us to be like those Honey Bees when consuming the natural resources..... Are we following their advice???

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