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Characteristics of Nature

Beauty of Nature

By simply observing the different characteristics of Nature, we can get a feeling of Rita or Cosmic Order underlying the creation (Refer to the Core Concepts for description of Rita). So let us go through the different characteristics of Nature:

1. Nature is not man-made: Nature is not created by human beings. Nature has its own universe and is governed by its own laws.

2. Nature is not dependent on human beings: Nature can survive even without the existence of human beings.

3. Nature sustains human beings: Nature provides fruits, vegetables and other food grains. Nature provides raw materials for various commodities.

4. Nature has a well-ordered system: Nature self-sustains itself and all life-forms by its processes which are well-ordered.

5. Nature has beauty: This beauty captivates the poetic tendency hidden within human beings. There is beauty in the flowers, beauty in the clouds and beauty in the rivers.

6. Nature has vastness: In this vastness human soul often tend to lose itself. There is vastness in the mountain ranges, there is vastness in the horizon and the sky, there is vastness in the ocean.

7. Nature has peace: The vastness of Nature tend to permeate the core of human beings with peace. One can sense the presence of that peace by standing amidst a mountain range or a forested valley.

8. Nature has dynamism: Day moves on and becomes night. Seasons come and affect lives all around. Lightning and thunder sends a sense of thrill within. The dynamism of Nature sometimes manifests as the fury of Nature.

9. Nature has diversity: The dynamism of Nature presents itself in diverse forms. different colours and patterns appear in different seasons and adds colour to our lives.

10. Nature operates on a large scale: Same vegetation grow covering many miles, rain falls covering many cities and Sun shines covering many countries.

11. Nature operates for all: The Sun shines for all. The rain sheds water for all. This unselfishness of Nature makes us think that Nature is close to divinity.

12. Nature points to the source of life: This is what the Vedic seers discovered through their spiritual insight. Thus Nature has a very important place in Sanatana Dharma.

Vedic Vision of Nature:

  1. Introduction:
    • Summary
    • Relevance
    • The three outer Dimensions (Education, Environment and Economy)
    • The three inner Dimensions (Vedic Vision as Heart, Science as Head and Technology as Hand)
    • The Goal (Unifying the outer Dimensions with the help of the inner Dimensions)

  2. Core Concepts:
    1. Rishis (Seers of Vedic Mantras)
    2. Rita (Cosmic Order)
    3. Devas (Divine forces upholding Rita)
    4. Yagna (Our participation in Rita)

  3. Unification: Aligning Vedic Vision with the three outer Dimensions:
    • Education (Bringing inner illumination through the study of Vedic mantras)
    • Environment (Seeing Environment from the perspective of Rita)
    • Economy (Designing Economy from the perspective of Yagna)

  4. Yagna Cycle: Journey through the Vedic mantras through the Yagna Cycle

  5. Vedic mantras [Education]: Bringing inner illumination through the study of Vedic mantras
    1. Rig Veda - Mandala 1

  6. Rita [Environment]: Seeing Environment from the perspective of Rita

  7. Yagna [Economy]: Designing Economy from the perspective of Yagna

- Author: greenmesg

Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras
2. Scriptures
3. Pilgrimages
4. Festivals
5. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana
6. Sadhana
7. Sanskrit
8. Nature

Meditation on Earth and Life: >>

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And help Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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Last updated on Jun-2021

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