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Warm Greetings from Vivekananda Kendra - nardep.

This month newsletter brings out how Swami Vivekananda was one of the earliest modern thinker-seer to challenge the man-centric vision of nature that was responsible for the vast destruction of the environment. No other idea has played a central role in ecological devastation than the idea that the entire planet is designed for human greed to plunder.Today this is very much recognized as the basis of ecological thoughts : the recognition that the world is not made for the enjoyment of man but that humanity owes its existence to the planet and the varied life-forms in it. We find this foresight in Swami Vivekananda which makes him a pioneer in modern ecological thinking and provides a Vedantic basis to Indic ecological movement.  In his characteristic forceful and penetrating way Swami Vivekananda states: