Since time immemorial nature has been the subject of adoration and praised by poets and authors. That is why when we behold the breathtaking sights presented by Kashmir, the Himalayas, mighty rivers like the Ganga or the vastness of oceans that stretch, seemingly endless, to the horizon, we are struck by the realization of how small and powerless man is before the forces of mighty nature.
We all are very well aware of the fact that mother nature has served man from the beginning of human life on this planet, hence one cannot imagine human existence without the support of nature. Like a caring mother nature gives us the food that nourishes and sustains our bodies as also water that cleanses and gives us life. It also provides fresh air to supply us with oxygen, which is vital to keep bodily functions going. It also provides materials—from hay, firewood and timber to rubber, gum, minerals and countless other things—that have made our lives easier. When one thinks about how much humanity is still served by nature in spite of man’s depredations that have brought about the phenomenon of climate change, one begins to wonder how marvellous nature must have been in its original, unpolluted state.
Descriptions made in scriptures about the Golden Age speak of a time when the land yielded food without the peasants having to toil as today. Trees yielded abundant fruits, and crop disease and famine were unheard of. Agriculture at that time did not require heavy investment in terms of labour or inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides etc. Nor was it dependent on irrigation systems, since the soil was fertile and produced bountiful harvests, and all the water required was provided by rains, which never failed. Even human bodies, which are made of the five elements, were perfect in that age & hence disease, deformity and debility were unknown to humans of that time.
Years of research made by environmental scientists have proven that human consciousness plays a very vital role in shaping the environment. Hence, if the people in a particular place have peaceful thoughts, the atmosphere of that place gets filled with peace, and outsiders who come there are able to feel it. This can be most commonly experienced in sacred places of worship. One needs to understand that subtle energy spread by human thoughts influence the elements of nature.
That is why in Golden Age where humans led a pure life according to the highest values known to man and obeyed all divine laws, the elements of nature served them without causing the slightest disturbance or distress. But when human minds became impure and man started violating the divine laws and moral principles, nature too got polluted and natural calamities, as well as climate changes, began to occur. The latest example of these could be very well seen through various calamities that have caused massive fury across the world. Humans mistake such occurrences to be acts of God or accidental events, but in reality, they are the result of human thoughts and actions as per the law of karma.
Today we can see that the increasing viciousness of human minds have made man so callous that even the prospect of disastrous climatic changes is not enough to persuade them to change their wasteful and unsustainable way of living. As a result of this continuous abuse, nature has started revolting against humanity which is quite evident by the number of natural calamities happening across the globe. If humans continue with their present ways, nature will take it upon itself to set things right and restore the planet’s ecological balance and bring the earth back to its original, pure and bountiful state, once again ushering in the Golden Age where man and nature will exist in complete harmony. But, do we really need Mother Nature to turn so furious? Can’t we show some affection towards our mother who has given us so much? Think over this?