This year is no doubt the most special as every single person in the world has been facing the same virus, everyone's life has been impacted by the virus no matter where you are - have you ever imagined you have to wear a mask in your daily life? I have never before 😷
How can we defeat the virus??? I have a different idea on this ... hehe! I still completely agree to wear mask, maintain social distance, wash hands and stay home as much as possible. But at the same time I am thinking of 因果 concept. There should be a reason for the virus out break. As you can see, many developed countries are seriously affected by COVID. Aren't they supposed to be able to prevent it better than the poor countries?
Of course there are many factors that contributed to the out break and loss of control ... not listening to the government, reluctant to wear mask, gathering with friends (or secret partner 小三?). But how did we treat our mother earth? Did we respect our land and ocean? 我們是怎樣對待我們的地球？有珍惜過嗎？The wealthier countries respect less (even no respect at all) to our mother nature 🌍
Believe it or not, here are the statistics:
This is just one of the photos I found (source: Can Worms Curb the Effects of Plastic Waste on Marine Life? – the incentive). There must be thousands of photos similar to this can be found on the web as all our oceans across from north to south, east to west are heavily polluted, no kidding.
Then we consume excess meat to increase our air and land pollution. Why??? To make it simple, I just give 3 reasons: animal farming releases almost 1/5 of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, animal farming increases acid rain, and animal farming requires deforestation (cut all the trees in a forest) for animal grazing and feeding. 吃肉也增加環境破壞和空氣污染 - 畜牲業增加溫室氣排放、酸雨和森林砍伐...
Here's another table to show the consumption of meat among the countries:
These are all the bad 因 we made in 因果 concept. Finally I remember the terms in English ...this is the concept of cause and effect which is equivalent to karma. Now humans plant lots of bad causes (or bad seeds, 壞因) into our mother nature. Once all these bad causes (or bad seeds, 壞因) become mature, the bad results or returns (惡果) will arrive.
Hopefully we can all work together to change the bad returns (such as global virus ) to the good returns by planting more good seeds now 🌱 減少破壞環境，種下善因，讓善果快來 💖
Have you ever thought of making a meatless Christmas dinner? I saw this offered by One Nature in Taiwan which is just as amazing as a regular Christmas dinner (賣相很吸引的素聖誕餐).Now we can plan a home-made meatless dinner for New Year Eve or Valentine's Day or next Christmas 😋