In chapter 17 of the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells the warrior Arjuna that from the very beginning of our lives we exist in three dimensions: natural, spiritual and social.

Firstly, you use soil for your food, you drink water and breathe air, use fire for cooking and warmth, and use space to live in. These five elements are a gift from the universe to you and to all living beings. The economy of the universe is a gift economy based on reciprocity and not a theft economy based on selfish consumption, waste and pollution. Therefore it is your responsibility to ensure ...


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