"I pervade the Universe. All objects in the Universe rest on me as pearls on the thread of a garland."
(Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita)
The Hindu view of Earth and environment emerges from the Vedic voice (ancient Hindu teachings). The cosmos is the divine body of the Divine spirit. The galaxies, solar systems, planets, all life including humanity-all these are sub-systems of the cosmos. The human being is just a cell in the divine body. And the whole is greater than the aggregate of its parts...
The Earth and the environment are not given to us as our property for possession, use and exploitation. We and our environment are one. We are interdependent and sustain each other. We must give back to nature whatever we take from the environment. Let us not in our greed and pride try to conquer, rule and exploit nature. Exploitation is sin, and the wages of sin is death. Let us all live together and grow: this is the voice of hope."
(Dr. Tulsi Ram Sharma, Hindu teacher)