I have been aware of global warming ever since my past life as a penguin. After a hard day of work on the iceberg, I was sleep walking on my way to the Buddha Auditorium for Kundalini Meditation when I passed Master Peng Nansen who gave me a zen hit as he exhorted, “When walking, walk with awareness.”
Needless to say, the cold water woke me up. I remember saying to myself, “A few years ago, I would have broken my nose on the ice.”
Global warming is real... the ice is melting and the oceans are warming... and this summer in Europe, especially in England, it is raining floods.
Now, in this carnation as a human being, I have the same feeling I had as a hapless penguin... now, more then ever before, we all need to treat Planet Earth with respect.
Planet Earth is young and alive... and deserves to be treated like a new born.
Just yesterday, after a particularly strong Dynamic Meditation, I looked to the heavens and asked Mother Nature, “Are we human beings doing our part to protect our little planet to insure our home is safe for future generations?”
Here is Her answer:
Nature can be so unforgiving. I immediately put in a call to India and asked my friends at the Environment Agency there to dispatch two trucks of Monsoon Professionals to aid England in her moment of moisture... I am happy to say that help is on its way.
No Water, No Moon.
“Go with emptiness in your hand, because that's all... that's all I can offer to you, and nothing is greater than that. This is my gift: go with emptiness in your hand. If you can carry emptiness in your hand, then everything becomes possible. Don't carry possessions, don't carry knowledge, don't carry anything that fills the pot and becomes the water, because then you will be seeing only the reflection. In wealth, in possessions, in houses, in cars, in prestige, you will see only the reflection of the full moon. And the full moon is there waiting for you.
Let the bottom drop! Don't try this way and that way to protect the old pail. It is not worth it. Don't protect yourself, it is not worth it. Let the pail break down, let the water flow, let the moon in the water disappear, because only then will you be able to raise your eyes towards the real moon. It is always there in the sky -- but emptiness in the hand is needed. Remain more and more empty, think yourself more and more empty, behave more and more as if you are empty. By and by, by and by, you will have the taste of it. And once the taste comes, it is so beautiful.
Once you know the taste of emptiness, you have known the very meaning of life. Carry emptiness, drop the pail of water which is your ego, your mind and your thoughts, and remember: no water, no moon -- emptiness in the hand.”
I am happy to announce that our musician friend, Chinmaya has just completed a film of his concert for the environment of India... and it is available to watch... and listen for free on the "innernet". Simply go to: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=chinmayadunster and enjoy!
“The new humanity will have an ecology in which nature is not to be conquered but lived and loved. We are part of it - how can we conquer it?"
In addition, two best friends, Amlas and Atmo, have moved from India to the Caribbean to swim with the dolphins... and you are invited to join them in the wild... check out http://www.wildquest.com.
Love is, Krishna Prem
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