Concept Map: "Vedic Heritage for Environmental Stewardship" -…
Concept Map: "Vedic Heritage for Environmental Stewardship"
No change = same results. People need to adapt and create new values to see that change in the environment.
Vedic Heritage members need to do what it takes to respect the environment they are living in like how God respected His in Genesis 1-2, comes through the spirituality that one endures and wants to learn how to better themselves and what is around.
Nature and resources related to the creation story in Genesis 1-2 of the trees of knowledge of good and evil and all the resources it involves
Temptations and desires lead us into doing crazy things that relates well with the desires that Adam and Eve had for each other.
The resources of air, water, oceans, and outer space weren't looked upon on Vedic Heritage from an economic standpoint unlike what we saw in the first and second creation narratives in Genesis.
In Vedic Heritage, individuals need to start looking at their basic human needs with the environment and take a stance on how they can best solve the problems with their own environment.
God made sure to go above and beyond in Genesis 1-2 to take care of the environment so His people could live their best lives with happiness.
Vedic seers weren't afraid to go above and beyond to see success with what was around them.
Asked questions about life, death, and where the soul goes once it disappears
Acknowledged Five Great Elements: Prithivi (earth), Apah (waters), Tejah/Agni (light/fire), Akash (space), and Vayu (air)
Changes in attitude = necessary for growth. This is similar to what God had in the creation narrative with environment.
Source: the article itself and Bible
Five Great Elements: Prithivi (earth), Apah (waters), Tejah/Agni (light/fire), Akash (space), and Vayu (air)
Brahman displayed universe just like God in Genesis without a sense of form and darkness.
Apah in this article relates to the creation narrative in that God created water on the second day.
Agni = spring of life. Just like Genesis 1-2, God creates life for us all to experience. The fire in Genesis was a product of the light that was brought upon us by God.
Akash = space. God creates heavens and earth in the creation narratives which take up space.
Through Vayu, one cannot withstand without breathing (Pranu) just like the creations God makes with our lives from the sky created.
Rig Veda = Prithivi and mahabhuta. Relates to Genesis 1-2 in that Mary is the mother of God. Prithivi = mother and protector in Vedic. Protects the environment immensely.
Atharva Veda = scripture that is somewhat respectable to Earth.
Prithivi Sukta: bonds between earth and humans. All about finding that survival and protection to see growth in environment.
Agni = creator of life. He is the soul that makes a mark on the environment in Vedic.