I request my readers to bear with me a while before I come to the main subject matter. Firstly, this post on Faith has to be read followed by another one on Ganesha.
The main thrust on both the posts was that for a Hindu, there is ONLY GOD and s/he makes a God out of anything so that his approach to life reflects the respect s/he extends to any activity where divine influence is called for.
With that background, I take my readers to another piece of information about a part of India where a Goddess has been created for Garbage with some spectacular results.
I also give some great quotes from native American Chiefs.
1. “The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the earth is our mother. She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us.”
– Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin
2. “We live, we die, and like the grass and trees, renew ourselves from the soft clods of the grave. Stones crumble and decay, faiths grow old and they are forgotten but new beliefs are born. The faith of the villages is dust now…but it will grow again….like the trees. May serenity circle on silent wings and catch the whisper of the winds.”
– Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Now how about that for the Greens and the Recyclers?
P.S. After this post went live this morning, I read an interesting article in the Washington Post which too perhaps needs some attention.