Here’s a brief synopsis of one speaker’s talk for the Spring of Sustainability. You can sign up for this free series at www.springofsustainability.com
Satish Kumar’s focus is on the “trinity” of Soil, Soul and Society. When asked why he settled on those terms, Kumar offered a reflection on each part of his trinity.
“Soil represents the natural world and how we take care of it.” Similarly, Soul represents the well-being and life of the individual while Society represents the human world so that all members of the human community are looked after equally.
Continuing their discussion, Mr. Kumar reflected on the nature of the modern mindset with regard to land, labor and capital. In the past the highest value was placed on land because of its ability to sustain. Kumar reflected that, “land and labor have now just become instruments of making money and profit.”
With a motivating sense of conviction, Kumar claimed, “Realists have failed the world… So now some more credit needs to be given to the idealist so that both together can create a successful economy and world.”