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Topic: Control (01/30/06)
TITLE: Dare not control the nature, for it attacks Humanity
By sharmila sanka
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Nature is not lifeless; it is full of life and so is the earth that shakes with its quake, trees that grow and wither away, fire that expands when raged, water that drowns any species when its noble aspirations are drowned in sorrow and omnipresent sky in which the Sun, Moon and the stars sojourn witnessing the greed and selfishness of humanity. All these prove nature is not a toy to be controlled but it is full of reaction and opposition. It ought to be nurtured and this is the reason why it is referred to as ‘mother nature.’
Nature reflects the human mind and living. Humanity is beautiful when noble. But the same humanity terrorizes the entire globe with its immeasurable ego and selfishness which control the entire world. Similarly nature can be as beautiful and scaring as it can be. Can we imagine how ferocious the nature can be if its might and patience are tested? Are we ready to face the Earth’s grumble, Sky’s fearful dark shadow, Clouds’ shrieking transparent down pour, magnificent Mountain’s tilt, Fire’s silent expansion and Ocean’s growl? If not, it is time for us to contemplate on our faults.
Until we make a step to point out our mistakes and try to rectify our age old selfish behavior, nature continues its sojourn towards its goal of hacking the roots of selfishness or even ending the lives in this world. Present day human being takes pride in the modern Science and invention but the same being tends to forget that there is a divine energy that created this very intelligent being.
Nature’s fury is only to remind humanity to live as human beings and not to exceed limits; to live a life of human values and not a materialistic and sophisticated life. Money comes and goes where as human values come and grow. In ignorance, humanity assumes wealth to be the ultimate goal. But did the same wealth which they loved help their kith and kin? Did the nature discriminate between rich and poor while causing disasters? No, wealth is only for a living; it is not life itself. Life is worthy and has its own sacred purpose.
Until humanity rectifies its mistakes; starts to crave to quench its thirst and hunger for God, reveres nature, slashes the roots of ego, selfishness, hatred and jealousy, nature doesn’t stop intensifying its poisonous pangs of devastation. The nature expects the humanity in the world to change to better. If humanity doesn’t change, nature doesn’t care even to change the form of the Earth plane itself in order to change the attitude and living of humanity.
As long as humanity is flooded with incalculable selfishness, thousands of lives are sure to be flooded. As long as the hearts of humanity are swathed with rage, the volcanoes keep erupting with ferocity; as long as humanity with its sins disregards the very base it stands upon, the Earth keeps grumbling and quivering moving the entire roots of humanity; as long as the water of warmth and love are polluted, the ocean exceeds its limits and rumbles thus occupying the lives of humanity with grief. Not until we learn the life lessons of love, humility, selflessness and forbearance will the nature forgive humanity nor forget our sins.
Let us not try to control the ways of nature by any means; instead revere it. This is the time to act upon nature’s reaction. Before the whole world is consumed by nature’s fury, wake up, arise and march forward only to lead a valuable life. Be humble towards the mighty nature. Let us pray every day for the entire globe to be enveloped in welcoming Peace and selfless Love.
“Nature warns humanity to change for the good; if not it will change the very living of humanity in such a way that they further do not have lives even to change.”
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