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Plantain is a common garden herb with healing properties. Although many people refer to plantain as a weed, it’s actually an edible medicinal herb with a number of health benefits. You can use plantain leaf as a poultice for insect bites, a plantain tea to improve digestion or soothe bronchitis, or a healing plantain salve for […]
A new Filipino law requires all graduating high school and college students to plant at least 10 trees each before they can graduate. The law formalises a tradition of planting trees upon graduation, which is also hoped to simultaneously combat global climate change. The proponents of the law say the legislation could result in as many as 525 […]
An article I published last year in The Conversation and republished in Smithsonian Magazineabout Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and western science touched a nerve among some readers. My article discussed examples of Indigenous peoples having detailed knowledge of animal behaviour, coastal ecology and historical events that have only recently been “discovered” or verified by western scientists. Although the article was […]
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