Magazine article International Wildlife

Thoughts from Gandhi

Magazine article International Wildlife

Thoughts from Gandhi

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On Consumption and Happiness

The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

A certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary, but above a certain level it becomes hindrance instead of help. Therefore the ideal of creating an unlimited number of wants and satisfying them seems to be a delu- sion and a snare.

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plain-living and high-thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.

On Other Species

It is an arrogant assumption to say that human beings are lords and masters of the lower creatures. On the contrary, being endowed with greater things in life, they are the trustees of the lower animal kingdom.

Wildlife is decreasing in the jungles, but it is increasing in the towns.

A society can be judged by the way it treats its animals.

On Nature

We may utilize the gifts of Nature just as we choose but in Her books, the debits are always equal to the credits. …

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