In Bharat, स्वधर्म (duties towards non-self i.e. Family, Society, Nation, Universe) was never outsourced. What is my duty towards self, family, society, village, Nation, Nature, Universe, cannot be outsourced. At the most, it can be exchanged with someone in lieu of other duty. But you cannot escape from your duty. Escaping from duty means you are on the path of अधर्म. Adding lot of bad karma due to error of judgment and intellect.
We started forgetting our स्वधर्म and the consequence is?
Flood of NGOs. Now we have 1 NGO for 400 Indians.
Out of all NGOs, the most ridiculous and unfortunate are Environment NGOs. Why do we want to appoint someone to take care of our mother? What civilization where one cannot even take care mother? That is dying society!
In India every citizen was required to plant five trees and see them to maturity; take care of them, nurture them, look after them, and worship them. That was the pancavati of India. Those five trees were seen as a contribution every citizen was making as an act of replenishment, an act of yajna. They were for the children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for posterity. The earth provides enough essence for the humans, animals and birds to eat, but also enough to return to the earth; the peels, the straw, the pips, the skin, the fruits and vegetables have plenty of good for us to eat and plenty to put back into the compost which goes back into the earth. Thus the earth is replenished. A tree stands out naked, there all winter without leaves; the tree is now replenishing the earth with its leaves; all the leaves have gone back into the earth; they are rotting, making the soil fertile, so that the roots are nourished which in turn gives life to the leaves and to the fruits, a beautiful cycle of replenishment. Nature is our great teacher, and we can learn to replenish and not waste. There is no greater teacher than nature.
The world cannot be saved just by the technocrats, or by the shallow ecologists. In fact, they will never ever save the world. They say, “We can manage the environment, we are clever people”. But everyone knows that environment cannot be managed. We can only revere environment; we can only respect environment; and we can only see environment as part of us and us part of environment. This total unity can come only when you have a spiritual base and not just a utilitarian base.
If you are NGO and working in the field of saving environment, don’t ever take outsourced job or escapist’s fund (Donations without involvement). Demand participation. Inject eternal thoughts related to Mother Nature reverence. Make citizenry self-inspired. Dream for a future where your existence is not at all needed! Having NGO to take care of स्वधर्म is not a sign of healthy society. Dream and act so that your very existence as an NGO do not needed in future.