Eco-spirituality for Safeguarding Nature

WIDIANARKO, BUDI Eco-spirituality for Safeguarding Nature. Eco-spirituality for Safeguarding Nature.

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In dealing with nature, humans seem to suffer from a split-personality syndrome. In most civilizations, metaphorically humans consider nature as parent, usually as mother, e.g. Ibu Pertiwi and Mother Earth. Although according to many religions, nature is spiritually regarded as sacred, anthropogenic environmental destruction and degradation, however, are still escalating in most parts of the world. This syndrome is easily observable at the population level down to the individual level. It is not astonishing to find an individual who spiritually pays respect to nature and, at the same time, he or she can deliberately engage in activities which degrade or destruct nature. Ironically, these activities are often referred as ecological suicides. In this case, humans commit an assault to the ecosystem and yet knowing that it will ultimately exterminate their own existence. This paper explores the opportunity for eco-spirituality to take a lead in solving multitude environmental problems. The objective of this paper is to identify and describe factors contributing to the “missing link” between eco-spirituality and day to day interaction between humans and nature. This paper will evolve further by seeking a more fundamental explanation for that disconnection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Technology (Applied sciences) > 660 Chemical engineering > 664 Food technology
Divisions: Faculty of Agricultural Technology > Department of Food Technology
Depositing User: ms F. Dewi Retnowati
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 07:17
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:17

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