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Module 3: RESPECT LIFE

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FROM THE SCRIPTURES

HINDU

Even as the unwise work selfishly in the bondage of selfish works, let the wise man work unselfishly for the good of all the world. (Bhagwad Gita)

God ended his work and he rested and he made a bond of love between his soul and the soul of all things. (Upanishads)

BUDDHIST

Greed is the real dirt, not dust;
Greed is the term for real dirt.
(Buddhist scriptures)

MOSLEM

Those that preserve themselves from their own greed will surely prosper (Koran)

TAOIST

He who loves the world as he does his own body can be trusted with the world
(Pocket World Bible)

JUDAEO-CHRISTIAN

The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord;
the earth and all who live in it are his.
He built it on the deep waters beneath the earth
and laid its foundation in the ocean depths.
(Psalm 24 v1&2)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
(Genesis 1 v1)

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to
you. (Bible: Matt 7 v12)

AMERICAN TRIBAL LEADER writing 140 years ago:
This we know: the earth does not belong to man:
man belongs to the earth.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life;
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

 

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