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Sahabat Alam Papua punya slogan, “mengikuti hukum alam” (bihainim lo blong neija – following the laws of the nature). Contoh konkrit kalau kita jalan-jalan di hutan, antara orang yang tahu jalan dan yang belum tahu jalan, maka biasanya kita bilang, “kamu ikut di belakang, nanti saya yang bawa jalan’, artinya yang tahu jalan memimpin, yang lain […]
We Believe “We are the Nature!”
We have been fooling ourselves, we thought we are lengthened being so we know that we can manage, control, utilize "the nature" for our benefits. We thought that cutting down the trees, changing mountains into valleys, transforming valleys into concrete mountains are all good for us, no matter "the nature" is destroyed.
Human beings thought "he/she" became enlightened and therefore the centre of the universe, he can do anything, he has the potential of bring the "heavens" down to the earth
He thought he is doing is good for him and therefore, anything that hurts and kills other beings is necessary for human development and progress
Wisest human beings will not consider himself/ herself as the centre of the universe.
Wisest humankind will never consider himself/ herself as the master on Earth
Human beings with body, spirit and mind should be the most humble, the most enlightened, the wisest among other beings, knowing clearly that humans are the nature ourselves, not more, not less, therefore, all things we do against what human calls "nature" is actually degrading the human dignity and dehumanizing our own