Ancient scriptures mention the human beings as having five sheaths--the environment, the physical body, the mind, the intuitive sheath and the fifth sheath is purushartha, ie., the blissful state.
The environment is our first body. Historically, nature has always been adored in India; mountains, rivers, the sun, the moon, the trees have always been honoured. It's only when we start moving away from nature that we start polluting it. We need to revive the ancient practice of honouring and conserving nature.
Today, man has become greedy, he wants to make profits and achieve results. This not only pollutes the physical environment but also stimulates negative emotions at some level.
These negative emotions do not stay limited to one person but rubs off on all those who he comes in contact with. These negative vibrations once compounded are the root cause of all disasters and misery in the world. Read more