SALUTATION TO THE DAWN
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendour of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well, therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
Kalidassa, Indian Poet
Please watch the following visual ode to life on Earth @http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ&vq=medium
Thomas Berry understands global warming:
- Thomas Berry and the Earth Community (6:49 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0XBltUQ8qU
- Thomas Berry: The Great Story (Bullfrog Films clip) (2:30 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cCCKo5rxE0
- Thomas Berry: The New Story (40:34 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS5byHRScVY
A Green Augustine: On Learning to Love Nature Well. “Augustine of Hippo has expressed a vision of beauty in nature that could, if better known, encourage traditional Christians and secular ecologists to affirm the ground they have in common. For Augustine the ideal would be to see nature as God sees it, feeling deeply both its beauty and its impermanence, loving nature without clinging to it. With such clear seeing would come love and the motivation for sustained and skillful action. This paper discusses Augustine’s paradigm and what blocks us from seeing it, and then frames principles for an authentically Augustinian response.” Loving-nature-well: Augustinian Perspective
Getting Right With Nature :Anthropocentrism, Ecocentrism, and Theocentrism . “This article offers an alternative, theocentric view of our relationship to nature, founded upon Catholic Christianity, that reconciles in God our value for resources and nature and establishes a divine order of man and nature apart from human egoism and intentions.This article concludes with a discussion of the implications of this theocentric view for environmental policy and practice.” right-nature