the old ways, we had respect for Mother Earth; we
listened to her. We did prayers and ceremonies and
asked her if we could take something from her. When
we needed water from her stream we asked first and
then prayed our thanks. We treated her with great
love and respect because she is our mother and from
her all comes to us. "
By Grandpa Agapito Conche - spiritual leader
of the Tao Pueblo people and father of Thomas One
at the World Vision Conference
planet is a very beautiful, 'spaceship'. We can say
'spaceship'. It carries many sentient beings in mid
air and circles around. Our planet gives us a lot
of comfort and joy. It gives us a lot of treasures,
and sustains our lives through many ways and means.
But then we also have a little duty towards our Mother
Earth, to help her to remain in such a powerful position
so that she may be able to help us."
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai, Columbia University,
Nov. 3, 1989 (Originally In English)