Life is Precious Each cell in a body is part of the whole body. In the same way, every living being on earth lives by giving and receiving within the living planetary body. Every and all lives and all of their diverse possibilities, fates and destinies are interwoven in the living fabric of life on this planet. Therefore the following corollaries:
- Limitations on Life Destructive Activities - The physical cycles of life and death in nature self-regulate elegantly. We as human beings must be as responsible for keeping the creative and destructive effects of our activities in harmony with the whole of life.
- Species Modesty- The human species must work to re-establish its populations at a sustainable level, without the careless or excessive suppression or extinction of other life forms.
- Species Diversity - The human population must be supportive of the naturally occurring, harmonious genetic diversity.
Cause and Effect The Law of Return, Karma: what you put out comes back. What goes round comes round. For every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction. Each individual, cluster, population, corporation, species, must achieve a balanced creative and sustainable symbiosis within a recognized ecological horizon. Within this defined perimeter, output and inputs, over time, must reliably balance and result in no net loss of biomass of life supportive environment.
The Principle of Interconnectedness Everything on the earth is interconnected. Anything that effects one being effects the whole, and anything that effects the whole effects every being.
The Golden Rule Ethic Do to others as you would wish to have done to oneself.
The Principle of Impermanence Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
The Ethic of Lifecycle Responsibility To responsibly create something one must also take responsibility for its effects during the entire course of it's existence and eventual recycling into something else.