22 Apr 2012 - QA 2

Hello Sri Sri, I have friends who feel that this earth is past the tipping point with all of the overpopulation and destruction of some of the natural resources, like the oceans, rainforest. A lot of people feel hopeless and hopeless. I tell them that there is a perfect divine order amidst all the chaos.

So, my question is, do you think that I am just blowing smoke above the wind pipe or the planet and the population will be just fine?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

It is good to be concerned, but not to be paranoid. There is a difference.

If you are paranoid you can’t do anything about it also and you just lose your peace of mind.

But at the same time you can’t say, ‘Well, God will take care of everything and let us just carry on with what we are doing.’ You can’t say that either.

God will provide us even if we exploit this planet a little more, somehow nature will provide more of that.’ You can’t say that.
We need to definitely care for the planet.

And see, when the tipping point had come, this concern has come also. Nature or that big mind has put the concern in the minds of millions of people.

Today more and more of the population is concerned about the environment like never before. Do you see what am I saying? Today people are concerned even in small villages. In remote corners of the world they are talking about preserving the earth and organic agriculture, and not using chemical fertilizers. This concern has infiltrated into remote areas today.

At the same time, people are so paranoid, angry and agitated about it. ‘Oh, we are destroying the planet.’

I would say just relax. Don’t get paranoid but be concerned.