[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 02/07/31; July 31, 2002.]
Times of India
Every human should have the idea of taking care of the environment, of
nature, of water. So using too much or wasting water should have some kind
of responsibility and with that, a sense of discipline.
There is nothing softer and weaker than water, and yet there is nothing
better for attacking hard and strong things. For this reason there is no
substitute for it.
Let the most absent-minded of men be plunged in his deepest reveries, set
his feet a-going, and he will infallibly lead you to water, if water there
be in all that region. Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are
Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions. Since the
very birth of human civilisation, people have moved to settle close to it.
People move when there is too little of it, when there is too much of it.
People journey down it. People write, sing and dance about it. People fight
over it. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it.
Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that
water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict.
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