THE HINDU-HAWAIIAN ENCOUNTER
In the first blog we realized how:
- Natural ecosystems shape human geo-cultures;
- New human geo-cultures can change old geo-cultures;
- Ecosystems have to be resilient; and geo-cultures have also got to be resilient
Here in this article, as our first ecosystem and geo-culture, we shall study the ‘island’ and the ‘islander’ respectively, with reference to Hawaii. We shall look at Hawaii from two lenses: the Hindu-Pagan lens and the lens of the AgroEcologist.
PART ONE: REASONS FOR DEEPENING THE HAWAIIAN-HINDU ENCOUNTER
India has her Andaman and Nicobar islands to her east and the Lakshadweep to her west, within the Indian Ocean... more
AgroEcology and Sanatan Dharma
Mother Nature, Mother Earth is at the heart of AgroEcology: all ocean, land and river life; our atmosphere; forests, plains, grasslands and mountains; wastelands and deserts; farming lands and human co-existence with animals and plants. For all of these to function in interdependence, we need harmony and equilibrium. Hindu AgroEcology in India follows Sanatan Dharma.
Towards the Sacred Feminine: Outgrowing Abrahamic-Biblical conditioning, also going beyond a merely scientific view
Indeed, the very concept of Feminine Divinity, with Nature, or the Earth, being a Mother Goddess, is Hindu. It is also pagan / polytheist, surviving violent rebellious rejection by Abrahamism -Abrahamism rejected both: ‘Divinity in the Feminine’ and ‘Divinity in Nature’... more