Dear esteemed leaders,
With overwhelming emotions and a heavy heart, I pen this letter to you. We live on this beautiful yet increasingly fragile Earth, but now… this once radiant blue planet is facing unprecedented pressures. Wars ignited by a few selfish individuals have brought immense suffering and deeper animosity, while the calamities of global warming show no mercy, affecting us all.
In times of war, we treat lives as mere pawns, forgetting that it is an unwinnable game. The scars of war, with its pain and tears, linger in the hearts of people. Let us harbor deep remorse and regret, collectively deciding to end wars and seek peaceful resolutions to our differences. May we employ “compassion” and “selflessness” as our wisdom to resolve conflicts, allowing the light of peace to forever illuminate our world.
However, war is only one of the challenges we face. Global warming increasingly threatens our home, causing countless innocent lives to perish and disrupting the delicate balance of nature. This is not merely a matter of science but a test of our morality and ethics. “All things arise from the mind; mind is their chief and precedes them all.” We are part of this world, and our actions impact all living beings.
Let us join forces to transform differences into cooperation and competition into mutual success. Let us genuinely reflect on our lifestyles and consumption patterns, evaluating if they harm the Earth. With a heart of love and protection for nature, let us choose the path of sustainable development, starting from the individual level and influencing our nations and the world.
We may encounter challenges and suffering, but let us deeply comprehend: “With insight into liberation, there is the living of the holy life, fulfilled and purified.” This means that even in the face of immense difficulties, when we hold the perspective of liberation and wisdom, we can still find enduring joy and inner purification.
Our actions concern not only ourselves but also our descendants and future generations. Let us collaborate hand in hand, with hearts filled with love and compassion, to strive for our shared home. Let peace and sustainability become our faith and mission.
Together, let us confront these challenges and protect our planet.
With heartfelt gratitude for having the compassion of Avalokiteśvara,
A concerned soul caring for the Earth from across the globe.