The concept of sustainable planet in Vedic civilization
Dr. Shweta Bishnoi
This paper deals with the problem of causing harm to Nature in the process of what we call civilization. Vedic approach of consumption along with denouncement seems to have been forgotten. We, the humans, I would say, self-acclaimed civilized people seem to be strangulating our planet to death which is in dire contrast from the Vedic approach of mother and progeny relationship between the earth and the people. If humankind is to choose its path deliberately, I believe our deliberations must include a critique of civilization itself. The question implicit is: what have we done poorly or thoughtlessly in the past that we can reverse or at least improve now?