The world needs to pay attention to global warming: Gyalwang Drukpa


New Delhi, July 18 Expressing concern over flash floods in West Germany and Belgium, an active Buddhist spiritual leader and globetrotting environmentalist, Gyalwang Drukpa said on Sunday that the world must pay attention to global warming.

“We must pay attention to global warming and make stronger individual contributions to the world, so that our next generation does not have to suffer,” His Holiness said in a message.

“Please don’t think, ‘It’s going to be okay.’ It’s so selfish and irresponsible. The truth is, we are all on the list of those who will suffer from the next climate crisis. And there is no other solution than to work together hand in hand to solve this problem!

“Please be a good boy and a good girl, and try to save the world by paying more attention to your surroundings. Be kind to nature!”

At the head of the 17th century Hemis Monastery, the largest in the Himalayas and some 45 km from Leh, Gyalwang Drukpa said: “In the high altitude Himalayas, home to many of the world’s glaciers, the The devastating effects of the climate crisis are everywhere. We frequently have showers and flash floods like this, with deaths and countless lost.

“It’s very scary that a developed country like Germany, which is a fairly well organized country in terms of the environment, could also suffer like this from global warming.

“It is because so many people in this world create the causes of these disasters, that the results are so large and unpredictable that no one can really avoid them. A lot of people think that they just can’t afford to do it. worth doing day-to-day acts of change, that they can’t be bothered to be a little more careful with our surroundings. “

The Buddhist leader, also known as the “Guardian of the Himalayas,” said: “It really is a time for all of us in the world, no matter where we live, to wake up and be more careful. in everyday life. “

“We have to be aware of the way we live, the way we eat, the way we deal with problems. Even a small increase in attention and care will make a huge difference in the world. Why not do it now? We have nothing to lose by making a greater effort, and so much to lose if we don’t, “concluded the winner of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Prize.

The brown-robed monk, now recognized as a prominent voice for modern issues facing the Himalayas, also founded the Druk Amitabha Mountain Convent in Kathmandu, which is a unique example of gender reversal: nuns rule administration. More than 300 nuns receive modern education, in addition to training in ancient Chinese martial arts.

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