Return to the Wisdom of Nature
to the Wisdom of Nature is what is meant by the Earth Charter and the
Ark of the Gaia Covenant.
not do unto the environment of others what you do not want done to
your environment… My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten
Commandments, a “Sermon on the Mount”, that provides a guide for
human behaviour toward the environment towards the next century”.
said Gorbachev. The Earth Charter should become like the Ten
Commandments and the 16 principles are more or less the 16
Commandments of Gaia !
us return to Nature and her Wisdom. According to Satish Kumar,
contemporary thinkers of the Green Movement are collectively
developing an ecological world-view. Or in other words, Deep Ecology
has become the priority in the minds of the thinking class.
earlier “pagan” festivals worshipped the Sun’s entries into the
constellations. The Sun’s entry into Capricornus was celebrated in
India as Pongal.
This is the beginning of Uttarayana, the
northern transit of the Sun. At this point on Dec 21, the Sun’s
gross RA (Right Ascension) will be 270 degrees and his declination -23
degrees and 27 minutes. That was the end of Daskhinayana,
or the Southern Transit of the Sun. The Sun’s entry into the Vernal
Equinox was celebrated as Vishu, the
beginning of the Indian Year. At that point Sun’s gross RA will be
zero and his declination zero ! Also the Sun’e entry into the Summer
celebrated as the Ramayana month.
His declination will be +23 degrees 27 minutes and his gross RA will
be 90 degrees ! His entry into the Autumnal Equinox, Thuladi, was
also celebrated. It marks the beginning of the Thula
Varsha,the North East Monsoon. His gross RA will be 180 degrees
and his declination 0 degrees ! The word Equinox is derived from Latin Equi
night and day are of equal duration ( at Equinoxes ) and Sun’s
declination will be Zero degrees !
Cross of the Zodiac refers to the Four Major Cardinal Points of the
Sun - his gross Right Ascension at 0 degrees ( Meshadi ),
at 90 degrees ( Karkyadi ),
at 180 degrees ( Thuladi )
and at 270 degrees ( Makaradi )
musician Paul Winter peformed concerts at the Cathedral of St John the
Divine in New York City, on the days of Equinoxes and Solstices. One
of these concerts was for an annual Earth Mass, on Oct 7th. Oct 7th
happens to be the Hindu
holy day of Dussera, when
the Universal Life Energy, the Universal Mother, is worshipped in
Gregorian Calender may be more popular than the Astro Calender, but
knowers of Astronomy and Astrology know which one is better !
us move from an anthropocentric theological world-view to a biocentric
cosmic humanistic world-view !
was defined by Dr Cannon as a negative feedback mechanism, that which
maintains the constancy of the internal milieu. Ecological Homeostasis
means that Nature has certain self regulating mechanisms which control
instance, scientific experiments were conducted in mice. When the
population exploded, there were sudden illnesses which resulted in the
reduction of population. Arent floods, typhoons, hurricanes and heavy
rains, earthquakes, AIDs and tsunamis, the self controlling mechanisms
of Mother Nature to control the heavily exploding population ?
thought overpopulation was an Indian or a Chinese problem. It is a
global problem! The population of the earth stand at a staggering 6.5
billion and will explode to 9 billion within some years. The earth
does not have the resources to support 7 billion, let alone 9 billion