The Earth Is Constantly Giving

“Sometimes people speak of our planet as a thing. This attitude will not lead to the feelings of closeness and affection that would move us to take care of the earth. The earth is not a dead rock floating in space. It is a living system, in itself as a whole and in each and every part. I do not see the earth as an inanimate object – a lump of stone. I think of it as being alive. Sitting on the earth, I can feel that the earth is a goddess – a living, breathing, and constantly giving goddess.”

~ 17th Karmapa