Of Wildfires, Mudslides and Good Government
In the Vedic model, good government is never solely at the mercy of either natural or man-made crisis. Recognizing that we live in a less than perfect world, good government takes a proactive role in planning the protection of its citizens.
Seeking God’s Help for a Wounded Gulf
BON SECOUR, Alabama — In a small white building along the baptizing Bon Secour River, a building that once housed a shrimp-net business, the congregation of the Fishermen Baptist Church gathered for another Sunday service, with the preacher presiding from a pulpit designed to look like a ship captain’s wheel.
Responsibility and the Gulf Oil Spill
The Bhagavatam describes that there was a time in the universal creation when, as a result of a similar attempt to extract riches from the ocean, a great poison leaked from the ocean and rapidly spread, threatening the life of men, plants, and animals. A willingness to taking responsibility is the first thing to be learned from this first historical “poison spill” incident.
Natural Resources: The End is Nigh
Following the failure of the latest efforts to plug the gushing leak from BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, and amid warnings that oil could continue to flow for another two months or more, perhaps it’s a good time to step back a moment mentally and look at the bigger picture—the context of our human history of resource extraction.
Plugging the Integrity Leak: Lessons from the Mahabharata
Developing character and integrity requires time and investment. But without such a solid foundation, we can only expect more disasters like the BP oil spill.